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Themed by Monique Tendencia.

An Evening with Audrey Niffenegger and Erin Morgernstern at Prince Charles Cinema!

Event: Waterstone’s Halloween Special: An Evening with Audrey Niffenegger and Erin Morgenstern

Venue: Prince Charles Cinema

This is my second author event! Ah, it was BRILLIANT! Sadly, I was half an hour late because I had to RUSH from work to get to Leicester Square, Prince Charles Cinema which took an hour. Sigh. But it was wonderful although Farhana and Yasmina couldn’t make the event :(

What happened was the legend that is Audrey Niffenegger read a short story to us and then the sososo cute Erin Morgenstern was on the big screen Skyping us. She was meant to be here in person but stuff happens and sadly she couldn’t make it in person. Regardless, it was a great evening! Erin read an extract from her book The Night Circus which I am buying because well I saw her on skype, how can I not?

After the readings, the lovely ladies took some questions. It’s always encouraging to hear that even the best of authors struggle with writing at times. It’s not a clean cut process where you write a book in a few months and bang! It’s ready to print. There are some authors who do seem to just spew out books one after the other- Nicholas Sparks and Jodi Picoult are at times book producing machines in my eyes- but Audrey and Erin both said that their novels took years to finish. They really inspired me to just keep following my dreams, no matter how long it takes.

I got to speak to Audrey and get a picture with her. She was really lovely! I wanted to talk to her more but my shyness combined with the huge queue behind me kept my words pretty short and sweet. It was really inspiring to meet such a legend and the author of one of my favourite books (The Time Traveller’s Wife). I did manage to tell her she made me cry and that it wasn’t fair LOL. My lameness aside, it was a great experience!

I strongly encourage everyone to try and meet their heroes; their favourite authors/actors/dancers/inspiration because it is one of the best things you’ll do. To meet someone who has influenced your life in some way, be it just through entertainment or provoking your thoughts is a wonderful thing. I cannot explain my fan girl emotions right now. Love life!

Here are my books Audrey signed- she has such awesome hand writing!

Aaaaaand here’s me with Audrey Niffenegger!!!!!! ksfjhsfhjslkdjfskd


In My Mailbox (1) - Yasmina

First off I want to say I have noticed huge amount of book blogs posting In My Mailbox posts which I believe was started off by The Story Siren. In My Mailbox is where you post pictures and maybe a small synopsis of the books you have received, bought or borrowed lately.

Okay so I’m just going to go ahead and post pictures of all the books I have bought in the last 2 months which have only recently been taken out of their amazon boxes or Waterstones/Foyles bags lol.

Harry Potter Page to Screen by Bob McCabe & Harry Potter Film Wizardry. I know everybody already knows about Harry Potter Page to Screen but Film Wizardry is awesome too. It had the Hogwarts Letter and Marauder’s Map inside as extras!!

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J K Rowling. I know I should have bought this a long time ago but I would always forget :S

The Complete Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen & Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales. These are extremely hard to come by in the UK so after a lot of searching I managed to find them for around £15 each.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern & Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (signed) & The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Ben Selznick. I’m going to read The Invention of Hugo Cabret after I watch the movie because I’ve heard wonderful things.

White Cat & Red Glove by Holly Black

The Playbook by Barney Stinson & Palo Alto by James Franco. I still need to buy The Bro Code.

Maze Runner & The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

Heroes of Olympus - The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan & Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes & Before I Go To Sleep by S J Watson & A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French

The Special Foyles Editions of 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. 

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell & The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett & Emma by Jane Austen. I had to get these books when I saw them on Tumblr, they’re beautiful.

Before I fall and Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick & Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

Hopefully this will become a regular monthly post on the last Sunday of the month and I’ll most likely have only one book to post about.