Book a Date with Maggie from The Caramel Files

Welcome to the newest feature on Andi’s ABCs, Book a Date, a post about something you are excited for that is releasing in the future. It can be a TV show, a movie (in the theater or out on DVD), a clothing line, a video game, a graphic novel, and of course a book. Actually it can be anything you want.  If you would like more information or would like to sign-up you can click HERE.

Who booked a date this week? Maggie from The Caramel Files.

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Hey, y’all! I’m Maggie and I’m so thrilled to be a part of Andi’s Book a Date feature! Of course there are always books and definitely TV shows coming up that I’m dying to get my eyes on, but as I thought about what I’m MOST looking forward to, I kept returning to one particular event.

My husband and I are major Phish fans. Phish is a jam band with extremely talented musicians and super creative songs. The lead singer and guitarist, Trey Anastasio, is playing with the Nashville Symphony in September and we have tickets!

I cannot explain how excited I am about this concert! I have only seen Trey play with the full band in concert, but I’ve listened to a show he played solo with another symphony and it is just unbelievable – it’s SO good and I love hearing Phish’s jammy songs accompanied by violins and other classical instruments.

My husband is counting on Trey and the symphony playing his favorite Phish song ever, The Divided Sky; it would sound amazing in classical form. Not only am I excited about seeing Trey, I’m really looking forward to doing something different – going to the symphony!

I will leave y’all with a song played by Trey with Princeton’s Scorchio Quartet in 2010. P.S. I adore this song!

Hurry up, September!

Thank you so much for having me, Andi! 😀

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Thanks Maggie for Booking a Date!

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Book a Date with Me…for reasons

Welcome to the newest feature on Andi’s ABCs, Book a Date, a post about something you are excited for that is releasing in the future. It can be a TV show, a movie (in the theater or out on DVD), a clothing line, a video game, a graphic novel, and of course a book. Actually it can be anything you want.  If you would like more information or would like to sign-up you can click HERE.

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You may be wondering why you are getting me for the THIRD TIME for Book a Date. Well the answer is simple, my blog, my rules. 🙂 No but seriously, there is something major that I’m really excited about and I needed to share.

So some of you may know that I sort of like this little book called Anna and the French Kiss. I mean I have barely read it , own like NO copies , and own like no merchandise that reminds me of it. It is just a book that had no impact on my love of reading of anything of the sort. It is just there. I barely remember what happens in it…Okay, who am I kidding? I can’t keep this up. I’ve read Anna 14 times, own 23 physical, 1 eBook and 1 audio and I have a ton of merchandise, a wall print, a signed piggy bank, canvas paintings and a tank top to name a few things.

But the one thing that I haven’t had happen…I’ve never got to meet Stephanie Perkins. I have probably about 18 signed books from her, but I have never actually got to introduce myself and be totally awkward while I do. Well my friends that is about to change.

If you recall my first Book a Date I mentioned I was going to NYC June 2-4 and that I was thinking about going to Book Con. While I have decided that I am going to Book Con (HOPE TO SEE SOME OF YOU THERE!) on Saturday the 3rd. But the highlight of that day will be when I get to actually meet Stephanie FREAKING Perkins! Yup, you heard it right, Anna and the French Kiss’s biggest fan is going to finally get to meet the author of her FAVORITE book. Honestly I still can’t believe it is going to actually happen. I first read Anna in 2010 so this is like almost 7 years in the making. I can barely contain the awkward in me.

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I’ve Booked a Date. Now it’s your turn. Sign-up HERE.

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Book a Date with April from Between the Pages

Welcome to the newest feature on Andi’s ABCs, Book a Date, a post about something you are excited for that is releasing in the future. It can be a TV show, a movie (in the theater or out on DVD), a clothing line, a video game, a graphic novel, and of course a book. Actually it can be anything you want.  If you would like more information or would like to sign-up you can click HERE.

Who booked a date this week? April from Between the Pages.

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Hi Guys! Super excited to get to join everyone for Book a Date! I was trying to decide whether to gush about a book I’m excited for or my trip to New York in June to celebrate my birthday and see Hamilton. SO I decided to go with Hamilton!

My sister and I got a notification that there was a chance to get tickets for Hamilton over the summer. So I decided to see if there were any tickets around my birthday, June 19th. Unfortunately they don’t do performances on Monday’s, so we opted to look for the 18th instead, and we actually got tickets.

To say we were excited is an understatement. So our planning began. We decided to spend 2 full days in New York to celebrate my birthday, Sunday we see Hamilton, Monday we go to Madame Tussauds and take a Twilight Boat tour around Manhattan. Both things I’ve never done on the many other trips I’ve taken to NY.  As much as I am looking forward to seeing the Wax figures and the bright lights of the NY skyline at night….I’m way more excited to get to see Hamilton, but shhhhh don’t tell my sister.

So that is my Book a Date, my upcoming trip June 17-20th to New York to see Hamilton.   I’ll leave you with just one more GIF:

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Thanks April for Booking a Date!

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Book a Date with Kim from Book Munchies

Welcome to the newest feature on Andi’s ABCs, Book a Date, a post about something you are excited for that is releasing in the future. It can be a TV show, a movie (in the theater or out on DVD), a clothing line, a video game, a graphic novel, and of course a book. Actually it can be anything you want.  If you would like more information or would like to sign-up you can click HERE.

Who booked a date this week? Kim from Book Munchies.

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Hi guys!! I’m so excited to join you for Book a Date because I’m Capital “O” – Obsessed with Your Name aka Kimi no Na Wa. It’s a Japanese anime film directed by Makoto Shinkai, who also directed 5 Centimeters Per Second.

Your Name is about when the day the stars fell and two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint.

When a dazzling comet lights up the night’s sky, something shifts, and they seek each other out wanting something more—a chance to finally meet. But try as they might, something more daunting than distance prevents them. Is the string of fate between Mitsuha and Taki strong enough to bring them together, or will forces outside their control leave them forever separated?

Here’s the English dubbed trailer for your viewing pleasure:

This movie actually came out in Japan in 2016, but only just hit theaters in the USA in the last month (April 2017). It was the anime movie of last year, according to the numbers, and the fervor isn’t dying down. Which is completely understandable because the film was meticulously & beautifully drawn and the story is a well thought out delight. I’m even obsessing over the soundtrack, which luckily is on Google Play Music for me to put on repeat. (Go check it out! Look for “Your Name” and “Radwimps”. They have English and Japanese versions of the songs!)

I can’t wait for this to come out on DVD/Blu-Ray so I can own it and watch it over and over again. (And force friends to watch with me, because everyone needs to see this movie!) There’s been announcements that Amazon UK listed the release for October 2017, so I’m hoping Amazon US will do something similar. Fingers crossed, everyone will be able to get their own copy by the end of 2017!

As a bonus, here’s a video of the Japanese Mitsuha voice actress covering one of the songs from the soundtrack!

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Thanks Kim for Booking a Date!

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Book a Date with Me…AGAIN

Welcome to the newest feature on Andi’s ABCs, Book a Date, a post about something you are excited for that is releasing in the future. It can be a TV show, a movie (in the theater or out on DVD), a clothing line, a video game, a graphic novel, and of course a book. Actually it can be anything you want.  If you would like more information or would like to sign-up you can click HERE.

Who booked a date this week? Well this week you get me. There was a problem with the person scheduled to go so I had to do one on the fly.

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The last time I booked a date, a measly 2 weeks ago I think, I talked about my trip to NYC for BookCon weekend. What am I booking a date for this time?

Book a Date with Me…AGAINA Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3) by Sarah J. Maas
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
on May 2nd 2017
Amazon, Goodreads

Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.
As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

It is finally almost here! Tuesday, May 2nd, the day when I will be dodging Goodreads and my Twitter feed and all things that have the potential to spoil me on my loves Feyre and Rhysand! I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am for this book. I mean the A Court of Thorns and Roses series may be one of my all time favorite series ever! It is so much in fact a favorite that I am reading A Court of Mist and Fury for the 2nd time…THIS YEAR. Yup, reading a 629 page book two times in one year and all before May. I just can;t get enough. I have the Kindle copy preordered and a hardcover preordered. I’ll be getting the audio when it is available, and I will be getting another copy signed when I get to co-moderate Sarah Maas’ signing when she is in MA on May 10th.

Yup, you read that right, I’m co-moderating, with Sarah from What Sarah Read, Sarah’s signing when she comes to the Burlington, MA Barnes and Noble. This will be my second time moderating for Sarah Maas and let me tell you I am even more of a fan girl now so this shall be interesting.

All I know is I’m booking my date for May 2nd and A Court of Wings and Ruin and you should too!

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