Today was just super amazing ❤
What a great way to start this post 😛
Today, 26 October 2016 (actually it’s past midnight so it’s technically the next day) I met the fantastic Leigh Bardugo and Rainbow Rowell.
Queue the fangirling…
I don’t think I have ever laughed so much at a panel before 😀 Beginning with a dramatic reading from Rainbow’s Carry On and following that, a scene from Leigh’s Crooked Kingdom. I was truly amazing. Not only did they act so well but they even included stage direction 😂 Overall it was a success! Well done ladies 👋🏼
The two had such great answers to the questions asked and really gave some great advice.
Little story time: Leigh mentioned her remedy for writer’s block. I am currently experiencing one myself but not with my own writing but in my essays… I know weird. I just can’t bring myself to concentrate or even form correct and comprehensible sentences. But something she said stayed with me through the night and I went home and actually finished something for college I was stressing over yesterday.
I just loved the atmosphere they brought and how they bounced off each other. Their personalities really blended together and they just weren’t afraid to speak their minds. I particularly love the story of how they first met 😂 . I feel like it’s relatable 😛
Anyway, the signing began and I did fangirl a little but was able to compose myself a little bit more… I am getting used to these signings 💁🏼
I literally love Rainbow’s bubbly personality. In the few minutes I talked to her she was just so kind and sweet ❤ I actually just want to say that I really love how my name is a conversation starter when I go to these signings. Authors take one look at my name and there is an instant connection 😂
If you haven’t read my tweet earlier then you probably won’t know this story. But I am going to tell it anyway… This is the beginning of our conversation:
Leigh: Have you read the book.
Me: Yes! (gets so excited and makes a fool out of myself)
Leigh: Ok well someone is excited.
Me: You gave me such a Kaz hangover.
Leigh: (Laughs uncontrollably)
Why do I say these things? It was the first thing on my mind!
I also freaked out when I got this! So as I’m about to leave Leigh’s desk she tells me to pick a card from like a whole messed up pile. They were all face down by the way. I picked it up and showed her and she just gave me “the nod” and laughed more. Yep that’s right. I got Kaz after telling her about my Kaz hangover 😂 OH MY GOD 😂 I really love it though ❤
That was my experience at the Worlds Collide Tour and I loved every minute of it ❤ I met some lovely people and had a really great time.
I just want to thank Department 51 for providing these opportunities for us YA readers. I never thought there was so many people who read YA in Ireland and this year has really opened my eyes. I am not only going to these events and having a great time but I am also receiving so much for my money which really is an added bonus! Until next time Dept51 👋🏼
Have any of you been to Rainbow or Leigh’s signings?
Thank you guys so much for reading,
Pierina Reads ❤