Montreal Book Bloggers 3rd Meet Up

Today I got to meet up with some Montreal Book Bloggers for our 3rd meet up.

We went to the same restaurant we went to for the 2nd meet up and this time I ended up trying a California Salad with Chicken. Cat from Beyond Books and I were laughing because it seemed like my greens kept expanding and no matter how much I ate it just seemed like there was no end although I think Tina from Bookshipper was putting the greens onto my plate when I wasn’t looking. LOL

Here is one of the group photos.

I am going to go left front to back and then right front to back.

Amanda from Tales and Treats, Natalia from Dazzling Reads, Ilana @ From Smiler with Love, Avis from She Reads And Reads and Tina from Bookshipper.

Emilie from A Beautiful Madness (I wish I could have talked more to Emilie, next time), Cindy B. from Tynga’s Reviews, Lucy from Moonlight Gleam , me and Cat from Beyond Books.

As you can see some were missing and we missed you all and perhaps we will see you at the next meet up.

It was so nice hanging out with everyone and talk. We spoke about NY/BEA and who was going, food, (mainly about glutten etc and I am on a low carb diet due to my high cholesteral), magazines (Clean Eating that Cat had mentioned months ago, I love this magazine) the hockey game that was going on with the Canadiens (we won against the NJ Devils 2-0) and the weather. (It was snowing at one point).

The food was great and I am looking forward to going back again and perhaps trying something different the next time. Of course no meal can be complete without coffee/tea (in my case) and a yummy dessert. Although I think it was only Lucy and I who decided to go with a dessert. We were good and decided to share one and this is what we picked:

It was a chocolate brownie with ice cream. It was so good. Although I think  Tina took a really good picture of Lucy and I with it and is holding it for blackmailing purposes with me LOL How can something like that be bad for you?

Just before everyone left we of course exchanged books because no meet up could be complete without it right?

This is what came home with me:

-First Day on Earth by Cecil Castellucci (This is actually the copy I bought for the signing that some of the Montreal Book Bloggers were invited to a few weeks ago with Scholastic and Lucy was gracious enough to get it signed for me. Thank You Lucy) and if that wasn’t gracious enough of Lucy to do for me, she also gave me two stickers that Cecil signed so that I can put them in two more books I have of Cecil’s. Thank you Lucy.
-Poison Study by Maria V. Synder was given to me by Avis. I have been wanting to read this series and I am so happy that I got the first book. Thank You Avis
-31 Dates in 31 Days by Tamara Duricka Johnson was from Laura from Library of Clean Reads. Laura came at the end and it was so nice to see her again. Thanks Laura for the book and the ride home.
-Soulless by Gail Carriger was from Ilana. I have been seeing this series around and hearing good things that I actually want to try it out. Thank You Ilana
-To Walk The Night by E.S. Moore was a R.A.K (random act of kindess) from Cindy B. Thanks so much Cindy. I am actually dying to read this after reading the first chapter. Sounds so good. I know I can’t go wrong with Cindy’s recommendations. She hasn’t steered me wrong yet. 🙂

Then Cat took out a few books that we ended  up having to have an auction with because quite a few of the bloggers wanted them.  Thankfully no one really wanted these ones so I was able to nab them.

Everytime I go to Chapters I always been pick up the Demon’s  Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan but always put it back. So now I finally have it along with The Demon’s Lexicon and The Demon’s Surrender. This has been another series that I have been wanting to read for awhile now. Thank You Cat.

After leaving the restaurant I was walking with Tina to get the metro (subway) and then the bus home when we walked through Place Bonaventure. If you aren’t familiar with Montreal we have a huge under ground system with all kinds of store that link together. Its fantastic because you can get off the metro (subway) and walk undergound without walking the streets and getting cold. Anways when we walked into Place Bonaventure we saw these beautiful decorations.

The lights on the true were so pretty I loved it and the lights hanging looked like water fountains with water coming down it was so pretty. (This is actually the train station)

This wreath was above a store and it was so pretty too. I love it and it actually came out really nice in the photo. While I was in the store we got a call from Lucy saying Laura was there so I left Tina and met up with Laura who was gracious enough to offer me a ride home. Thanks again Laura.

So that was my day. It was so much fun and I am looking forward to the next one which will probably be in the new year.

Happy Holiday ladies.

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