The Compulsive Reader: Carrie Harris' Launch Party!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Carrie Harris' Launch Party!

Today Carrie Harris had a launch party at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor, MI to celebrate the release of her hilarious and kick-butt book, Bad Taste in Boys!

First, we went out to lunch at a nearby restaurant with Carrie, her ninja doctor husband, Aimee Carter (author of The Goddess Test), and some fun librarians, bloggers, and teachers. We talked about a variety of things, including zombies, nanotecnology (which is in Carrie's next book, Bad Hair Day), the most offensive picture book ever, high school required reading, and Amy Winehouse. Also, our waitress was delightful...she kept calling us all "baby", and we would have loved to bring her with us to the bookstore. She also told Carrie it was a good thing that she was married to a ninja doctor because she needed help. It was quite lovely.

Then, the bookstore! Nicola's is an adorable little independent store with a GREAT selection of books! If you're ever in the Ann Arbor area, I definitely recommend stopping by! It's not too far from downtown.

Yay for Carrie! This greeted you the minute you walked through the door!

The zombie unicorn dress!

Here Carrie is signing a book for Valerie!

The zombie-licious door prize. It included a zombie shooting range kit. For real.

Carrie and I!

Signed and bitten by Carrie Harris.

Here's a random picture...this is a poster signed by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of The Shadow of the Wind. My heart did a little flip when I saw it, for real.

Anyway, there you are! The event was fun, it was so fun meeting some new people, and I am so glad that Bad Taste in Boys is out in the world so you all can read it! Go read it now! It's very funny! Review will be up sometime tomorrow!

And also visit carrieharrisbooks.com for more last minute info on her huge release virtual event, Night of the Giving Dead! Also, Carrie has one of the coolest websites ever, so CHECK IT OUT!


Beth S. said...

Great post! I'm working on mine right now. It was great meeting you today. Yours is one of the first blogs I started following when I began my blog so it's awesome I was able to meet you.

Carrie Harris said...

I really think we should have kidnapped that waitress. :)

Thank you SO MUCH for coming! And for being generally awesomesauce.

Ynysawdre Elderly Residents Association said...

Wow so envious it looks so so so great. thanks for sharing :D

Anonymous said...

Loved the post! Looked like such a fun event ;)

The book girl said...

Awesome pics! Wish I had been there-- book signing events are so fun:)