Last Saturday, I was lucky enough to meet Gayle Forman - author of soon-to-be-released-movie If I Stay, its sequel Where She Went, and two books I recently read and loved, Just One Day and Just One Year. Us Pinoy bookworms have National Bookstore to thank for this event ♥
Gayle answering questions during the blogger forum
I have a really bad memory so I can only remember her answer to my question. I asked which of her books were the easiest and hardest to write, and she said (not exact quotes but this should be close enough) If I Stay was the easiest because it was as if Mia's story came to her completely and she just had to write it down. Meanwhile, writing Where She Went, Just One Day and Just One Year was pretty much like pulling out teeth lol. She also mentioned that her next book I Was Here was quite easy to write.
Gayle signing my books and me with her! *spazz*
While signing my books, she talked about how jet-lagged she was, but it wasn't obvious because she was so hyper! She randomly burst out singing Let It Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman? from the Frozen soundtrack. Yep. And now I'm LSS-ing all over again.
photo from Kate
One of my fave parts of going to bookish events is meeting up with my PH book-blogging buddies! So. Fun.
Just a small part of the huge crowd during the signing event! Yep, lots of bookworms in this part of the world ;D I can just imagine how things will go down on April 26...
Lastly, my signed books! I freaked out when Gayle stamped that double happiness sign lol.
And that's it! National Bookstore promised us a book-event-filled 2014, so till next time! :D