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...