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This Week’s Question
Have you ever attended a book signing? If so, who was the author?
Submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer.
Yes, I have! Two, actually, both in 2019. I had never been to a book signing before that, mostly because I had never lived in a place where they were both close and convenient. My family and I had recently moved to the greater Boston area, however, and suddenly I was spoiled for choice! But this was in late 2019… and we all know how 2020 went down.
But I digress! At least I was lucky enough to experience the two that I did!
Anyways, the first signing I went to was for Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo! I was pretty proud of myself for attending the signing by myself. I am not a fan of doing social things alone because I am ✨awkward✨ But I really wanted to read Ninth House and I really wanted to meet the author, so I sucked it up and signed up. I had a great time, too! Leigh Bardugo is quite funny and it was interesting listening to her talk about the book and her inspirations. And she complimented me on my Hamilton shirt when I got my book signed! I don’t remember at all what I said in response… probably some bumbling thanks followed by nervous laughter… but it was a lovely experience all around. It also took place in this beautiful library, so win-win!
Not to downplay Ms. Bardugo and the fun I had at her signing, but the next one I went to was, by far my favorite. And that’s because it was for The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern! Though I had been nervous about attending the Ninth House signing, I held no such reservations when it came to Morgenstern’s sophomore novel. I didn’t care that I was going by myself to an unfamiliar part of town in the middle of the night. There was no way I was going to miss it! And I’m so glad I went because I had such a great time! First of all, fans of The Night Circus are a passionate bunch and I saw so many incredible outfits that reflected the passion that night. There was one woman in full Victorian garb and she looked fantastic! Second of all, they were allowing people to have other books signed beyond our fresh, new copies of The Starless Sea, so I got to have my original copy of The Night Circus signed, as well! Most importantly, though, is the fact that Erin Morgenstern is an absolute gem. She has a wit and charm about her that makes you feel like you’re having a casual chat with a friend. I remember us talking about Dragon Age: Inquisition as I got my book signed! And I was actually able to talk like a normal person and not be 100% awkward! More like… 90% 😂 It was such a fun night and a memory I will cherish forever.
Here’s hoping I’ll be able to make more memories like that in the future.