Saturday, 21 August 2010

Report & Pics: John Green Talk & Signing!

Last Saturday the 14th August, me and Carla from The Crooked Shelf went to London to meet John Green. JOHN GREEN. Yep, we were excited. When we got to Waterstone's Piccadilly, we met up with Liz from My Favourite Books, Ana from The Book Smugglers, and 2011 debut authors Kaz Mahoney (The Iron Witch) and Cat Clarke (Entangled).

John Green then read from Paper Towns, and talked for a while about lots of highly intellectual stuff I can't remember. I do remember he talked about how we can never ever know what it's like to be someone else, and also about when he realised his parents were just normal people. He mentioned his vlogbrothers YouTube channel and all the Nerdfighters - he was very cool, and very funny!

After the talk it was time for a loooong book signing. When it was my turn to meet him, he said "Are you Jenny the famous blogger?", to which I said nothing and instead just stood there with my mouth open. I think it's safe to say my life is now complete! He also thanked me for everything us bloggers do, then congratulated me on my Snow Patrol t-shirt. Clearly John not only writes great books, but also has excellent taste in music! :)

After the event, Sophie from So Many Books, So Little Time, Becky from The Bookette and Caroline from Portrait of a Woman joined us, and we all went for food and book shopping. Fun times indeed. Thanks to John and Bloomsbury for a great day, and you can see John's video about his trip to England here. Now, here are some pictures...









9 comments:

Kay (Dead Book Darling) said...

Wow, it sounds like you had a brilliant time!! I lol-ed over the "famous blogger" comment, what a treat!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Ahh, fun times!

Michelle said...

I've never read anything by John Green and am told that I'm missing out. How cool that you got to meet him! And that blogger comment was so cute and funny haha.

sarahem said...

I'm SO envious! I just recently read Paper Towns and LOVED it! I'm also envious that you have people to go book shopping with! *sigh*

Carla said...

Even looking at the photos I get a little misty eyed because that was such an awesometastic day. I feel all spazzy all over again and I didn't barf. YAY to not being sick on authors!!!

Cat @ Beyond Books said...

To be recognized by John Green! Oh, how amazing!

I am amused that the exclamation point after "BEST WISHES" really sort of looks like a question mark. Heheheheh...

I missed the boat when he came to Montreal a while back because I didn't know the awesome that was John Green. You bet your bippy I'll be paying attention next time!

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

You met John Green!! So cool, I totally hope I can meet him one day.

And he knew who you were! That's even cooler, =)

Steph Su said...

I am very envious of you! He seems like such a great guy.

I Want To Read That said...

I so love that he asked if you were Jenny the famous blogger! Completely ace! Sounds like such a great day - wish I could have gone.