Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors Sloth Cannot Believe He Met

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is...

Authors Sloth Cannot Believe He Met!

In case you a new visitor to WLABB, I would like to introduce you to Sloth. He is the unofficial mascot of WLABB and he goes places. Unfortunately, he has not gone anywhere recently *sad face*, so he would like to reminisce about some of the great authors he had the pleasure meeting.

Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Last year, Sloth went to BEA in Chicago, and had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. He is a superfan of the Illuminae Files series, and was simply ecstatic to get a copy of Gemina after waiting in line for over 2 hours. Bottomline: totally worth the wait.

Nicola Yoon

 Sloth also met Nicola Yoon at BEA 2016. He was absolutely smitten with her, and loved both Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star.

Jennifer Niven

BEA 2016 was a dream come true for Sloth, as he also got to meet Jennifer Niven. Sloth cried a river of tears after reading All the Bright Places, and found Niven's latest book, Holding Up the Universe, to be less sad, but equally as great.

Adam Silvera

Adam Silvera was at BEA 2016 with a line that wrapped around the showroom floor for his History Is All You Left Me signing, but he found the time to meet and greet Sloth. *yeah!*

C.J. Redwine

In 2015, Sloth traveled to Nashville for the Utopia con. He was very excited to hear Redwine talk about The Shadow Queen, and could not wait to read it!

Katie McGarry

Katie McGarry is a FAVORITE of mine and Sloth's. This was a fun meeting, because it was totally random. When Utopia con rolls into Nashville, it takes over the entire hotel. We were in the lobby, eating lunch, and who sits down next to us! Katie McGarry! Sloth tried not to fan-sloth too hard, but he still asked for the picture. McGarry's panel was one of Sloth's favorites, as she gave such an impassioned speech about how books have affected her life, which left him pumped for the Thunder Road books.

Marissa Meyer

Another fabulous author sloth meet back in 2015, was Marissa Meyer. Sloth adored The Lunar Chronicles, and could not stop averring his love for this series.

Karole Cuzzo & Sandy Hall

Sloth swooned over Karole Cuzzo and Sandy Hall at BookIt Con 2016. He was really excited to get his copy of How to Keep Rolling After a Fall autographed!

Mackenzi Lee

Another fabulous author Sloth met at BookIt Con 2016, was Mackenzi Lee. She was so much fun to take pictures with, and nice enough to sign his copy of This Monstrous Thing.

Jodi Meadows

One of Sloth's favorite tables at BookIt Con 2016, was Jodi Meadows' table. She brought so many "friends" and even had a unicorn garden! It was quite a memorable visit.

What authors have you met?
Let us know in the comments!


  1. This is too cute!! I was also in that 2 hour Gemina line at BEA :) It actually was the best line I ever waited in because it was very calm and everyone was nicely holding people's spots if they had to go to the bathroom or wanted to go grab a different book from a booth.

    1. Chicago was my first, and probably my last, BookExpo, but I agree, we were not savages in the Gemina line, and it was pretty awesome when Jay Kristoff came and visited.

  2. Oh, I'd totally love to meet Adam Silvera. I loved More Happy than Not.

    eli @ the (book) supplier
    My TTT

    1. Adam Silvera was so lovely and gracious. It was amazing to see the crowd lined up for him, and then he stayed past his signing time to sign every last book. I really respected that he did that.

  3. So cute! I love how excited everyone looks to take their picture with Sloth! :)

    1. I know! I am always amazed by the way people react to Sloth, and adore that they play along. True story: my daughter was posing him on our Alaskan cruise, and people stopped to watch. We actually had a crowd. =)

  4. Um this is the most adorable and clever thing in the history of book blogging. I LOVE SLOTH. Seriously, I am in awe of how fun this is, and kind of ridiculously jealous that I didn't come up with it myself bwhahha. Because it is the best thing I have seen on the internet today and that is saying a lot! I am glad that sloth (and you!) got to meet so many amazing authors, and I hope you get to again soon, too!

    1. I would love to take credit for Sloth, but he is actually the beloved doll of my co-blogger (and daughter), Kiersten. When you see a good picture on my Instagram, it was probably taken by the kid too. =)