Hope everyone is having a great start to their 2016! For me, it's been busy, but very good! It started with a little time off, which was much needed! I experienced my first ever Spa day! Got my first ever professional massage! Which felt amazing! And then afterwards a facial! I felt so spoiled that day!
Then work started up again, and by the end of January I was back for my second semester at University. And let me just say, the work load is in full swing! The Introduction week of having our syllabuses passed out was more of a "here is three papers and a full-blown project" week! But it's all good, the beginning of a semester means one step closer to graduation! Spring 2017 can't get here soon enough!
My boyfriend and mom came along, which was nice, because let me just say...that drive was a pain in my you-know-what! We had to drive through some not-so-safe areas and transfer to about a dozen highways, before we finally made it, but in the end it was of course totally worth it!
I had packed up my car before the drive, with ALL of Meg's books, that I didn't already have signed, because...Why Not?
I knew I wasn't going to be able to get ALL of them signed, but I couldn't make up my mind, so I brought all so I could there!
The library was gorgeous!
We made it just in time, around 6:40 pm, (the event started at 7pm), and went up to the room.
There weren't a ton of people there, which are my favorite type of events, because it means there is plenty of seating to sit near the front! We got a spot in the second row, which was nice!
At 7pm, Meg came in!
She was dressed totally kick-ass! I've said this before, but when you meet Meg it is literally like having her characters come alive right in front of you! In this case, it was seriously as if Suze Simon (from Meg's Mediator series) was speaking in front of us! Meg was dressed in all-black, leather jacket, and kick-ass platform boots, just like I imagine Suze Simon to dress like!
Meg gave us a "boring" (which totally wasn't) powerpoint presentation, about how her writing career got started. She was funny as always, and even got Vincent to laugh, which is a hard feat, let me tell you! :)
My mom was super excited to finally meet her, because I have been handing her Meg Cabot books to read since high school, and so she has become a fan as well over the years.
After the powerpoint it was time for the signing!
We were allowed to get six books each signed, and if we had more could go back into line. So I handed my mom and Vincent six each, and I took six, and went through the line for the first time. Then after the second time I got all the pictures taken.
|Meg and me, Meg is holding her first published novel Where Roses Grow Wild under her original author name, Patricia Cabot.|
|From Top Left to Bottom: My mom, me, Vincent, and Meg|
Vincent asked Meg how many more books will she be writing, so he knows how many shelves he will need to build in our new house. She said at least FOUR more!
It was a lot of fun, but as all good things do, it came to an end.
But all-in-all it was an absolutely fun night (besides maybe the drive lol), and I came home with a TON of new books signed!
I just want to apologize to not only Meg for probably causing some carpal-tunnel, but also to everyone in line for being THAT person, at a signing, with a crap ton of books! I tried each time to always be at the end of the line, so I wasn't too much of a nuisance!
Here's my overall haul from the evening!
I ended up going with the rest of my Princess Diaries collection (I already had Princess in Love (#3) the hardcover, and Forever Princess signed at home), except I forgot to grab The Princess Present. So I got the rest, including Royal Wedding signed. I also got the complete Mediator Set signed, including the latest release, Remembrance. Then my German copies, and the rest of the Heather Wells signed (I already have Size 12 is Not Fat and Size 12 and Ready to Rock signed at home), as well as Ransom My Heart, and the first book in Meg's latest series, From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess. And two of Meg's original historical romances, under her pen name, Patricia Cabot.
|I even got Princess Mia to sign my copy of Ransom My Heart! ;)|
And last, but not least, I got Meg to be the last signature on my Kindle Cover! That thing is FULL now! I mean, it was already full before Meg, but now it is FULL! It's time to get a new one, I guess! :)