In this post, I’m gonna be talking about my whole experience with #JenniferNiveninPH. It’s been past a week since National Book Store has held one of the highlights of my bookish life; it’s been past a week since I’ve met the amazing creator behind one of the most amazing YA Contemporary books these days, Jennifer Niven‘s All the Bright Places!
I read only one book from Jennifer Niven which is her first Young Adult novel. I think almost everyone has heard of it, All the Bright Places it is. I read it just this January. It has been given to me by my brother after months of nagging him about it. Lol! Since then, I can say I’ve grown to have changed my perspective in things. It’s my personal favorite forever. And same goes through to Jennifer Niven. She’s been very lovely since the first time I connected to her through Twitter.
So when I heard last April she’s coming here in the Philippines, I knew I had to go and see her.
I usually don’t bother about book signing tours because they’re usually far from where I live. It’s a four hours worth of travel and as a minor, it wasn’t easy to have my parents’ permission.
But because it’s Jennifer Niven, I did what I have to do to just go. I saved money, I asked my parents to let me go, of course with the supervision of my older brother and sister, I had my brother to give his day off for the day and I had my sister convinced that we have to go there early. Thank god it’s summer.
As it was my first book signing event that I attended, I had no clue on things that I should be expecting. I definitely didn’t expect waiting 10 hours before my book is signed! It was worth it though.
For preparations, I’ve gone through people I follow on Instagram whether they’re going. Luckily, ate Shea (@ bookishwanderlust), who’s been one of my bookstagram friends for a time, messaged me asking if I will be attending. She’s been very friendly and I’m so glad for her. Without her, I wouldn’t have known my book should come with a tag or a receipt from National Book Store, yikes! As my book was just given to me as a gift, it didn’t come with a tag or receipt, duh. So ate Shea came with a solution. She introduced me to her friend, Kian (@ jazper.reads), who can give me the receipt of his book and who I’ve recently just met through Read With Sammy Facebook page where we are both members. What a luck of fate.