May book haul: Black Science Volume 1 by Rick Remender Copperhead Volume 1 by Jay Faerber Rat Queens Volume 2 by Kurtis J Wiebe We3 by Grant Morrison The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan The Novice by Taran Matharu Uprooted by Naomi Novik A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (re-buy) Illusionarium by Heather Dixon The Water And The Wild by KE Ormsbee Waterloo: The Aftermath by Paul O’Keefe Waterloo: Four Days That Changed Europe’s Destiny by Tim Clayton Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier Where The Staircase Ends by Stacy Stokes A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J Maas The Mad Apprentice by Django Wexler The Tropic Of Serpents by Marie Brennan Vicious by VE Schwab The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (re-buy)
This was actually a fluke. I was at the book store when I found this for three dollars. Three dollars. For a hardback, that is great, but for a signed hardback, that is awesome. (Or, at least it was to me.)
I love meeting authors. I love getting books signed. Look at all these lovely names! I had to limit myself to one book per author (because with some of these authors I have all of their books signed) but I still think they look beautiful.
It was on the release day of ‘The Casual Vacancy’ and after the talk/reading there was such a huge queue for the signing we only had a couple of seconds each in front of her as she signed our books.
Of course, all that I managed to say was, ‘Thank you so much.’ Something she’s heard hundreds of thousands of times. But she still took the time to look up into my eyes, smile, and say, “You’re welcome.” As if she understood exactly what my thank you meant. That I was saying thank you for creating this amazing world, for shaping my entire childhood, for being the reason I met my best friend seven years ago. That I meant thank you for making me the person I am today.