And when I say let’s talk, I mean I can’t shut up about it!
I attended the fair on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in between work and sleep and seeing my friends, so that was a really busy weekend for me, but I had SUCH a GREAT weekend!
On Friday, I arrived just in time for Marissa Meyer’s interview where she talked about her books and answered some questions from the interviewer and the audience.
After that, I got to see Sarah Dessen, who is one of my all time favourite authors. Along For The Ride is in the top 3 of my favourite books, and The Truth About Forever is one of the first books I read in English, so it will always remain dear to me. Unfortunately, I don’t own any of her books, but I bought her last release, Once and for all, and got it signed. I chatted with her a little bit, she told me it was her first time coming to France, and she even gave me candy with the title of her book written on it! (And I have already eaten all of it…)
After that, the line for Diana Gabaldon had gotten more manageable, and I managed to get my copy of Outlander signed! I still haven’t finished reading it, but I’ll get there some day…
And finally, I arrived in time for my number to be called at Marissa Meyer’s signing event! I got my copy of Cinder and my copy of Renegades signed – I have still yet to read the latter – and I asked her if she could sign my thesis from last year, since Cinder was one of the books I studied, and she accepted! We even got a picture together, I am so happy.
On Saturday, I got to meet some French authors. The first one was Marie-Aude Murail, whose books I used to read and love when I was in middle school and high school. She was extremely kind and signed a book for me. Then I ran to Tatiana de Rosnay’s signing event! The line almost got cut right in front of me, but I was lucky enough and that did not happen. I feel so blessed with the bookfair this year, because Tatiana also wrote one of my top 3 favourite books of all times, which is called The House that I Loved (or simply Rose in French). She signed my copy of her latest release, and we took a picture together! When I posted it on Twitter, she even replied to it, my fangirl heart almost exploded to be honest…
After that, I went to see Nathalie Azoulai, who I studied along with Marissa Meyer last year. She signed two of my books, and also agreed to sign my thesis, which made me really happy. We talked a little bit because no one else was waiting, but I was too impressed and didn’t know what to say…
Throughout the weekend I also managed to meet some other bookworms I follow on Twitter (hi girls if you are reading this!) and it was such a great experience, 100% would recommend! ♥
And finally, I came back on Sunday for the sole purpose of seeing my queen Victoria Schwab. She was giving a talk about fantasy with another French author, and then doing a signing event. She signed my copies of This Savage Song which I am finally reading and my copy of Vicious. We talked a little bit and she commented on my Hufflepuffness which made me blush! She is such an amazing person and role model ♥
And that’s it for today guys, thanks for reading! If you want to see some more pictures, I have them saved in my Highlights on my instagram account!