This past week I went to an awesome book event here in California! Not only was it my first event at my local indie chain Books Inc, but it was also the first time I got to meet the awesome fellow bloggers Anna from Literary Explorations and Momo from Books Over Boys! It was great meeting you guys! :D
I'm not particularly sure why this book tour was titled The Hotness but it was certainly exciting, if not hot. First a girl fainted in the middle of the author presentation and then the guy who models as Patch on the Hush, Hush book series covers popped out and all the girls in the store starting squealing and one of them even yelled for him to take his shirt off. It was all sorts of hilarious. XD
Anyway, I went to this event because I was DYING to meet Jenny Han. I missed her the last time she came through the bay area for the Summer Lovin' Tour (still SO bummed I missed that!) so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to meet her this time. For this event it was Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian promoting Burn for Burn, and Becca Fitzpatrick promoting Finale. So awesome right?
I was totally awkward beyond all belief when I finally met Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian. I got my copy of The Summer I Turned Pretty signed by Jenny and then her and Siobhan signed the copy I purchased of Burn for Burn and I got to talk to Jenny all about how I always thought of Bye Bye Birdie when thinking of Conrad and we laughed about it together and it was altogether EPICALLY AMAZING. Of course I had to take a picture with them:
Books Inc. was also handing out a ton of Finale posters and I got mine signed by Becca Fitzpatrick and Drew Dayon the actor/model for Patch. I didn't get a picture with Becca Fitzpatrick (totally kicking myself for that now) but I did take a pic with the Patch model guy! I figured he was there so why not take a picture with him right? :P
Overall the event was awesome and I loved getting to hear some hilarious stories from some amazing authors and getting to meet some great book bloggers too! Hopefully I'll be able to attend even more Books Inc. events in the future!