Where do I begin? Been writing recaps for the past couple of years and this is the point where I kind of get tired recapping shit. I mean, its just the same old thing. Only difference is the author. This is just probably the pressured me -- too tired to transcribe shit so pardon things you would read here. We've been bashed over and over online these past several weeks and I know it is gonna be crazy next week but hell I am dead tired of that shit as well. Just so damn tired being judged and criticized. Blah blah blah let me get coffee
*Two hours later*
What makes this recap different from all other recaps I've written? The intro for one. And I seriously don't know. OH OH! The turn out of this event! That is what makes this different. Okay, am getting the groove now. Let's start for real.
Early morning around 9, I arrived at the forum event and waited for my lovely blogger friends to arrive. Powerbooks let us wait outside the store for about thirty minutes and we've exchanged stories while we waited to be allowed to go in. We've registered, picked seats (I usually stand or sit on the carpet), took pictures and chit-chatted about our endless love/hate relationship with books. That's always gonna be one of the highlights of every event: I get to share my bookish thoughts and feels with my bookish people. And then VA arrived with Molly of HarperCollins (whom I didn't have a photo with).
|Hardest Selfie #13 with Jesselle, Lyra and Louisse!|
And here comes the signing part. When I was in front of her (remember when I said I didn't bring my glasses I couldn't see her clearly?), I was SOOOO starstuck right there. I wasn't able to take photos, I just stood there staring at her and then Kate be like: DID YOU LIKE OUR MANGOES?! I was like, WTF is wrong with me man, like that's so ridiculous I wanted to punch myself in the face! I mean, of all things I could ask Victoria Aveyard it was the poor mango thing I thought of. Siiiigh. Anyway, guys, she is stunning. Like, If Madeleine Roux is badass sexy, Victoria Aveyard has the Latina sexy vibe.
|VA with the Bloggers!|
Victoria's message to Filipino fans!
|My signed goodies!|
|LOOK AT HER FACE, PEOPLE! SHE IS SOLID PRETTY|
THANK YOU NATIONAL BOOKSTORE FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO FOR READERS IN THE PHILIPPINES DESPITE THE PRESSURE. KEEP IMPROVING AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE SUCCESS OF THIS EVENT!