Sunday, November 6, 2011

November 5th - First Annual Blogger Meet & Greet

On Saturday November 5th 2011, 38 Book Bloggers came together for an afternoon of food, drinks, book talk, networking and finally a chance to meet each other. It was wonderful to have so many book lovers in one place! Our hope is that this will be the beginning of a supportive network of friends, who all love the same thing- Reading!

We have so many people to thank-

Penguin Canada for giving us several ARCS, T-shirts and book marks for use as prizes.

Chapters Indigo for donating 40 reusable Indigo bags

Jennifer from Kobo for donating Kobo swag including awesome T-shirts and a Kobo E-Reader for Door Prizes

Nikole at Scholastic Canada who gave us a book for every attendee, including the coveted Scorpio Races.

Michelle from Simon & Schuster for the Fever by Lauren DeStefano ARCS for every attendee.We heard many squeals of delight with that one.

Hatchette Book Group Canada for giving a book for every attendee along with some cool swag.

Shannon at Harper Collins Canada, who not only gave us a book for every attendee, but also included a letter and a post it note in each and every book.

Lindsey from Random House Canada who we were fortunate enough to have join us for the event! Also gave us, a goodie bag for every attendee with a book, mug, pen, and bookmarks.

We also want to thank all of the wonderful bloggers who joined us on Saturday!!

Getting Ready

Indigo and Kobo

Harper Collins Canada

Simon and Schuster -"You give me Fever!!"

Jackie and Mel and Wendy's Arm
38 bags full
Hatchette and Harper Collins

At the event:

Sara (on left) Won the Kobo E-Reader as a  Prize but since she already has one -she gave it to Hayley!

The Ontario Book Blog Squad 

Liz, Wendy, Christa, Mel, ME (Jen), Jackie, Nicole and Angel

Link your event posts below!!!


  1. It was a wonderful time! Great post, Jen =)

  2. What a fantastic behind-the-scenes recap!! I had such a great time and once again, thank you to the whole blog squad for organizing & to all the publishers with the amazing goodies!


  3. Wish I could have been there- seemed like an amazing time!

  4. I miss it already! Loved planning it with you guys. It was a wonderful event!

    HUGE thanks to all the publishers, Indigo and Kobo! You rock!

  5. I had such an amazing time meeting everyone yesterday! And thank you Jen for writing up this awesome recap! *sends a hug your way* And yay! I almost forget you had taken a picture of me with some of the others b/c I was too busy chatting away to snag one... I'll be saving it for sure!

    And thanks so much to everyone who helped supported our event to make it a success!


  6. Wish I could have been there. Will you do another one in the new year do you think?

  7. Sounds like you guys had a totally fantastic time. Glad to hear it went so well. Hopefully next time I can make it. :)

  8. *sigh, it's over* It was so great seeing many bookish people yesterday! Thanks to everyone who attended, donated & organized for making this the fabulous event it was :D

  9. That is so cool - I think I might have to steal this idea to see if us Atlantic Canadians can do something similiar. If ever you would like author to join you let me know - I belong to a number of author groups and I'm always dying to go to Ontario - case in pt I'm there in May for some "me" time.

  10. You guys look like you had a great time! Lots of bookish fun. I hope I'll be able to go to the next one. :)

  11. Very awesome recap, love the pics! I think I've said it a zillion times by now, but it was an awesome afternoon!! =)

  12. Thanks so much for organizing it! I had a great time. I read all 3 of my ARCs last night!

  13. Such an awesome experience! Thanks to the whole Ontario Blog Squad for organizing it and all the publishers for contributing all the books! :)

  14. I'm so sorry I couldn't make it. I had a family emergency at the last minute. But it looks like you all had a blast! :)

  15. Looks like a great time had by all. :) Sorry I couldn't make it after all. Maybe next time.

  16. That looked like so much fun! When will you be having another one?