Monday, October 14, 2013

Event Recap: Rainbow Rowell Signing

Just over a week ago I read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Long review short: I adored it (you can read my full review here). I immediately texted my friend Natalie, of Browsing Bookshelves, to tell her I had finished it as she had read it the week before. Once we shared our mutual love for the book, she let me know she was planning on heading to the signing in Toronto the following Monday and asked if would I like to go with her. I immediately said yes! We had both read the book from the library but loved it so much that we each bought a copy of it to bring to the signing.

I was already excited for the signing, who wouldn't be? I knew we were lucky because this was the only Canadian stop Rainbow was making. To make things even more exciting, fellow blogger Nicole, of Nicole About Town, invited us to meet up with her and the Raincoast publicist who was in Toronto to escort Rainbow. Fun! Crystal was fabulous and told us all about some new and upcoming YA books. I marked quite a few of them to look into later!

Because of our need to eat some supper and stop at David's Tea (Natalie and I don't have one where we live so we had to go hehe), we ended up being too late to get chairs. Drat! We were still pretty early though so we snuck in between the chairs and the shelves and sat ourselves down to wait.

Rainbow reading from Fangirl
After Rainbow was introduced, she told us a little bit about her book (which I think everyone there had read, judging from the applause and cheers) and then proceeded to do a reading. I loved that she explained things along the way. For example, her husband says that Fangirl is eyebrow erotica as Levi's eyebrows are often mentioned! After the reading she answered several questions and it was so interesting to learn about her books and her process. I wish I could expand more but I'm writing this almost a week later (I intended to get it done right away...sigh) and I can't recall specifics. Sorry! Basically, Rainbow is a fabulous author and person. She writes real characters and relateable scenarios that you can't help but love.

Ahhh, I can't believe I got to meet her. I smile every time I see this picture! I bought a copy of Attachments at the store because I've been meaning to read it for ages (it's her adult novel...why haven't I read it yet? Silliness!). I can't wait to dive into it! Rainbow was pretty impressed when she found out Natalie and I had travelled so far to see her (hence the inscription in Fangirl, below). I say it was totally worth it!

Have you read any of Rainbow Rowell's books? What did you think of them?

1 comment:

  1. Yay for an awesome event! So glad you could come with me!


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