Can I just say I had one of the most amazing nights Friday night!!
Let's start from the beginning...
Once upon a time my fabulous mom and I went on a little road trip. We left at 1:00 p.m. the house, with directions in hand that told us it would take about 2 hrs. and 20 minutes to get there.
Well, thanks to the beautiful view of Los Angeles traffic, and the most crappy directions EVER, it took almost SIX hours to get there!!!!!!!!!! No freaking joke!!!
Mapquest SKIPPED a step on the directions so we ended up going on the wrong freeway, and getting over an hour off track!!
Thanks to wonderful lady at A Whale of a Tale Bookshoppe, who had the technology needed to actually travel, not just paper directions, we were able to find our way back on track!!
The event was supposed to start at 6 p.m., and we didn't arrive at the Mission Viejo Library until almost 7.
When my mom and I drove into the parking lot of the library, do you know what we saw???
I honestly couldn't believe this...
We, unfortunately, missed the beginning of Cassandra Clare's speech, but because Cassie was ALSO stuck in the wonderful LA traffic, we were able to still hear a little bit of the speech!!
With our first edition copies of Clockwork Princess in hand...
we waited for Cassie to sign for all 6 groups. My mom and I were in the last group, because of our late arrival, which honestly I was totally fine with, because being last meant possibly not being rushed as much...
So finally, after waiting about an hour...
And then... along the way, I got to meet another author, whose books I truly enjoyed a few years ago...
13 Little Blue Envelopes and The Last Little Blue Envelope!!!!
And THEN FINALLY to the moment of the hour...heck the week...NO THE MONTH!!!!!!!
|Me talking to Cassie|
|Cassie and Me!!|
Well, where to begin??
Okay, so at the beginning of the signing we found out that we were only allowed to have three books signed by Cassie, plus however many copies of Clockwork Princess we had bought. Well, me being me, brought my ENTIRE Cassandra Clare collection! No joke! So I, with my mom, showed up with a total of eleven copies!!! Why eleven, when there are only a total of 8 in both the Infernal Devices series and the Mortal Instruments series?? Well, I ended up buying at the signing a hardcover version of City of Ashes and City of Glass, because I could not find them anywhere online under the price of $60!!! Which is ridiculous!!
So I ended up showing up to the table with TWO copies each of City of Bones, City of Ashes, and City of Glass!!
And guess what? Because I was the last one, and because I ended up talking to Cassie's publisher, who I'd gotten into a conversation with about my awful trip down there, involving traffic, terrible directions, and the wrong freeway for over an hour, and told her that I'd come all that way...well, she told Cassie, and Cassie was really happy about it! And told me, to wait up, because she wanted to give me a gift out of her tour bus!!
Which is totally awesome of course!!!!!!!!
Cassie was so unbelievably nice! The whole trip, while at first difficult, and almost not possible because of the time lost, was just great! It ended so amazing! :)
Let me just say a HUGE thank you to my Mom!!!!!
|The picture that ended the night! :)|
So just to end this post, first off, here is my overall haul from the night:
So here goes!
This one is international folks! I am giving away two of those fabulous pins, one of those cards, and a cellphone charm inspired by the runes from the series! :)
This one is INTERNATIONAL TOO!! :) a Rafflecopter giveaway
The Romance Bookie :)