There’s A First Time For Anything
Posted by Cristina
I know. I’ve been missing out yesterday, and here’s why.
Even though the weather wasn’t all that sunny like a few days ago and the sky threatened to let those gray clouds cry, that did not stop me from going to the fair. I really wanted to meet some of my new favorite authors and spend some – more – money on books, again. It is after all, Black Friday Weekend. So, why not ?!
( I am never to be trusted with money or credit cards when going out or surfing the web. 😀 )
Yesterday, I went to the annual Gaudeamus Book Fair. It was my very first time there and it was such an amazing and beautiful experience. One I will most certainly not forget any time soon. And a tradition, as well. So next year and the years to come, I will be there.
The place was gloating with people moving from book stand to book stand,from publisher to publisher and so on, looking for special offers, new releases that were going on , favorite authors, book signings or just dropping an eye out, out of curiosity. Just like I was. Only that I knew what I was looking for. If only finding it was simple…
After arriving there at 12:20 A.M – ten minutes before the book release I was aiming and waiting for, all week – I had run in circle inside the complex, trying to find her booth.
*Note To Organizers : Next year, please make a Legend with where we can find what we are looking for. Thank you !
After a little while, like I had some sort of guidance in front of me, I kept on going on the second floor and was happy to find that I was a minute away from actual happiness. Meeting Simona Stoica and getting my hands on her latest release. Okay, okay. I wanted to steal an autograph, a hug and a picture with her. There, I said it ! We okay, now ?
Yes, I am a fantasy girl. What can I do ?! I love getting myself lost in all sorts of mystical worlds and stay there for a while. Okay…I never want to get out of there. 🙂
Shame on me for not having finished the 2nd part in the first 2 book series until the release of the second ones – part 1 and part 2. Yeah, that’s how she writes. Fast. She is a fast writer, and I hope that she’ll forgive me for not having finished the first part sooner.
I had a great time – even it was only a minute we’d shared – meeting her and getting to see how simple she is and how a warm person she is. She is my little Romanian version of Marie Rutkoski – though they don’t stand comparison, I like to see her like that. And she knows that, I told her in my review of her first book. Yeah, I did that.
Here is a snap I took of her after I got my moment.
All those people were there for her.
Okay, now I’m off to finish that second part so that I can start the new ones. Hope you all had or still have an amazing weekend – like I did – !
See you on Monday, angels ! Keep your smiles on.