Happy 25th Birthday to Mysterious Galaxy!

May 12, 2018

I’m lucky enough to have the BEST indie bookstore so very close! Mysterious Galaxy has amazing events and such a strong book community. Their 25th anniversary was a day full of awesome authors, giveaways, and a BOOK DRAGON CAKE! Here are a bunch of pictures so you can pretend you lived through this magical day with everyone!



The Young Adult Author Portion

Jason Porath

(Author of Rejected Princesses)

He signed his new book Tough Mothers just in time for Mother’s Day!


Author of SHIP IT

Okay, so I stalked the Disney tent at Yallwest for this book, and just couldn’t get my hands on it. Luckily, Britta came to my local indie for their birthday and I got to buy the BEAUTIFUL hard cover. Plus, I got to meet Britta, and tell her how excited I was for her book!! I’m sure I sounded a bit like a stalker, but the FANGIRLING just couldn’t be contained! There will be a review coming for this book with pictures of the awesome hardcover that is hidden under the dust jacket.

D.J. MacHale

(The Library Series)

And this wonderful human being was a writer on Are You Afraid of the Dark? I mean, I grew up on that show, so I had to buy his books!

Matt Harry

(author of Sorcery for Beginners)

Matt brought his sons, and I was lovin’ the Floss moves. Haha.

Unfortunately, I had to head to work and missed the amazing events that were later in the afternoon, but if you want to see them click here and it will take you to the event on Mysterious Galaxy’s Website. Also, you can explore the upcoming events here, because there are SO MANY EXCITING EVENTS!

Independent Bookstore Day 2018 Book Crawl!


The San Diego Independent Bookstore Crawl was an amazing event, and a great excuse to spend money! I loved visiting new indie bookstores in San Diego, and supporting them by buying books. When you reached four stamps, you got a limited edition San Diego Bookstore Day Crawl totes. Stamps 5 through 8 got your raffle tickets for the silver raffle prize of a gift package reflecting the individual stores and their curated collections. And if you got all 9 stamps you were entered into the raffle for the Gold prize–gift certificates totaling more than $200!

I visited the San Diego Public Library Shop, The Book Catapult, La Playa Books, Blue Stocking Books, Mysterious Galaxy, UCSD Bookstore, and ended at Warwick’s. All my book hauls are picture below, except Warwick’s where I pre-ordered All Your Forevers by Colleen Hoover, because she is coming to sign them on July 26th!

I was lucky enough to win the silver raffle prize from Warwick’s! Which included books and TONS of goodies. I mean look at that HUGE bag!


San Diego Library Ship Haul:

Composition Notebook business card case

“A book lover never goes to bed alone” mug

SD Public Library Mug

Furyborn by Claire Legrand ARC

The Book Catapult Haul:

Scorn by Matthew Parris

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory ARC

Blue Stocking Books Haul:

The Triangle Arithmetics

Alice in Wonderland (Dover Thrift Edition)

“Read a fucking book” sticker

La Playa Books Haul:

Memoirs Of Sherlock Holmes


The Cruel Prince by Holly Black ARC

Mysterious Galaxy Haul:

Love me Never by Sara Wolf

Zombie Abbey by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Brain XP by Christine Marie Frey

Feminism: A Very Short Introduction by Margaret Walters

UCSD Bookstore Haul:

Stack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani (signed)

Sloth reading pin from Boy Girl Party

Learning Good Consent by Cindy Gretchen Ovenrack Crabb

All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson

This event was so AMAZING!!

I can’t wait to participate next year!