|Mr. JB Roperos fixing up the registration booth.|
|A display of Tahereh Mafi's books.|
|Chillin' with other book bloggers while waiting for Tahereh Mafi.|
There were around 20+ bloggers in attendance.
And the lovely lady wearing the green shirt and grey jacket is Kate from The Bookaholic Blurbs and the other lovely lady sitting down is Lyra from Defiantly Deviant. *waves*
|Mr. Chad Dee introducing Tahereh Mafi.|
|Tahereh Mafi answering some questions and being adorable.|
- Tahereh Mafi has the coolest mom ever. (Yes, Mrs. Mafi, we're Team Handsome too!)
- Kenji was based on her brother which makes it really weird whenever people ask her if Juliette's ever going to get it on with him.
- She's writing another novella coming out this December. There is no specific character it's going to be about yet but I did recommend Warner's dad.
- It was really easy for her to write the way she did in Shatter Me.
- Her future novels will be most likely in the Paranormal genre.
- SHE HAS THE AWESOMEST EYELASHES EVER. She even let Geraldine and I touch them!! Eeeeep!!
And that's it, we're going back to the pictures now:
|OMG. WHO'S THAT BEHIND YOU?!|
|It's Ransom Riggs!! Who has now decided to join in on the put-Tahereh-Mafi-on-the-hot-seat fun.|
BOOK SIGNING TIME!! *flails*
We, apparently, had a lot of extra time so we managed to get all our books signed!! Wheeee!
|Tahereh Mafi defacing our copies of Unravel Me. (She's totes using my Sharpie. LOL)|
|Tahereh Mafi talking to one of her fans. (That's Alyana from Read, Breathe Read.)|
|Tahereh Mafi showing her mini-cake to Ransom Riggs.|
|Tahereh and Ransom tasting their very first dried mango. Picture first though!|
|Tahereh: "Tastes like a Fruit Roll-Up!! :D"|
|*insert a dirty joke here*|
|Geraldine and I holding our winnings. We both won P500 worth of GC during a raffle draw. Funnily enough, numbers 1, 2 and 3 were called out. Haha!|
|Me, Ransom Riggs, Tahereh Mafi and Geraldine in a group photo!! Whoot!|
Unfortunately, Geraldine and I were not able to stay for the group picture with the other blogger. Boo. But it was great seeing them all again! :) I actually went to the book signing itself afterwards to check out to crowd and here's what I saw:
YUP. You see right! Over 200+ people went out of their houses to meet Tahereh Mafi! It was epic. But then her books are epic so it doesn't really come as a shock. And Ransom Riggs also signed some books for readers as well! I lent him my silver Sharpie. It probably ran out of ink. Haha! I actually went and got a picture with Tahereh again (after she defaced my book again):
Well, that's how the event went. Geraldine and I had SO much fun in the forum and we are so honored to have been invited. Thank you so much to Mr. JB Roperos and National Book Store for inviting us and for making the event happen. You all rock! Whoot!
Here are my signed books:
|My lovely copy of Shatter Me.|
|My defaced copy of Unravel Me.|
And something that Team Warner will appreciate *winks*:
|You know what's happenin'. ;)|
Aren't they just hilariously adorable? Hee! And last but not the least...
Win a signed copy of Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi!! :D *EPIC FLAIL* Thank you so much, Tahereh for signing the book!
This is an INTERNATIONAL giveaway and all you need to do is fill out the form and you're entered! Good luck, everyone!!
Thanks so much, guys! Watch out for another recap post about my adventure during the Ransom Riggs book signing and press forum. Whoot!! Oh and check out other bloggers' recap posts too: