Hello!!!! I am so sorry for not posting sooner. I was at a serious loss at what to make my first real post about. I have so many authors I love and I could not decide who to choose first. Then one of my favorite was having a signing at an indie bookstore near me and the book gods decided for me. The Language of Thorns came out Tuesday September 26th, 2017. It was written by Leigh Bardugo. Leigh Bardugo is the author of the Shadow and Bone trilogy, the Six of Crows duology and Language of Thorns. If you don’t know who or what I’m talking then who has deprived you of this amazing author ?
Leigh Bardugo is in my top 5 all time favorite authors. I have met her three times now and each time I was shaking. I was so excited I was physically shaking and almost to the point of hyperventilating. I had no reason to she was so nice.
The first time I met her was at YALLWEST. The line was incredibly long but I was more than willing to wait to meet the author who made me sob and laugh at the same time. I made it to the front of the line after about an hour and I was extremely nervous. Leigh was so nice. She asked my who my favorite character was and told me I could take two pins (language of thorns). She was extremely polite despite being there in the heat for hours. She was late to an event because she wanted to make sure everyone could get their books signed.
The next time I met her was on August 29th of this year. It was the launch event for her Wonder Woman: Warbringer book. I Stars in LA the night before and walked over at around 8:50 which was ten minutes before Barnes and Noble opened. There was already a line at a store near Barnes and Noble for the signing but I managed to by pass that. No one told me that there was a line so I was the first to buy a book and get my wristband for the event. I walked over to the event at 4 pm and the event
This third time was this last weekend. There was a signing event at Mysterious Galaxy Books. I arrived two hours early because I knew it would be extremely busy. I got my book and my exclusive print 😍 as well as an enamel pin. I stood at a table and waited. After an hour or two a friend I Tales to on bookstagram arrived. We talked for a very long time and then Leigh arrived. They gave us the ground rules saying that we would be going up in groups like when you get on an airplane. My number was 91 and my friends was 93 so we had to wait for awhile 😂. We talked some more and people went around giving out more swag. I got so much Grishaverse swag it was amazing. After it was finally my turn I went up with my stack of books and said hi nervously. She said hi and that’s quite a stack of books you have. I said Yes I do sorry. She was nice as always and we talked for a very long time. She remembered me again! I’m telling you she is the absolute best.
So now after those extremely long summaries of my event experiences I will end my first blog post. Leigh is one of my favorite authors and I highly recommend her books. Her world is amazing and so are her characters. There will be a new book set a little after the Shadow and Bone series that will come out in 2019. It’s about my absolute favorite character Nikolai Lantsov. Absolutely read her books and if you ever get the chance to meet her I absolutely recommend going! I hope this was interesting not just rambling fangirling. Though that is what this blog is about. Have a wonderfully bookish day.