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erinreads
A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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I see you, John Boyne! #daymade

JessNevertheless Omg love the quote 😂😂 1y
Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 #starstruck 1y
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mrozzz
Any Man | Amber Tamblyn
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Do I look excited enough? #Starstruck 🤩

Not only did I pretty much channel the character (Tibby) Amber Tamblyn plays in Sisterhood growing up, I totally love the woman she is now! Her discussion with reporter Jodi Kantor, focusing on #MeToo — was so good & necessary.

Flipping through a few pages now: a female rapist goes unchecked and the public response to the male victims is much similar to current responses given to females. Yikes.

Melissa_J You always go to such great book signings/readings! BTW - is that a dress you are wearing and, if so, is it from Torrid? Cause if it is you and I were dressed identically today 😊 1y
britt_brooke Great photo!! 1y
kate_reads This was such an interesting take—I hope you enjoy 1y
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tammysue This is awesome! You have the best of fun at these book reads/signings, really enjoy seeing your posts! 💗☺️ 1y
Lmstraubie Very 😎 1y
JenReadsAlot I remember her from General Hospital ☺ 1y
intothehallofbooks I love this!!! 1y
readordierachel Cool!!! 1y
mrozzz You‘ve got it!! Hoe funny 😄 Torrid is my favorite @Melissa_J 1y
mrozzz It looks so good I don‘t want to read it quite yet! Flipped through a few pages... her experience writing poetry shows through! @kate_reads 1y
mrozzz @whatshesreadingnow it is really what keeps me motivated to keep working and excited my week days! So good to hear you like to see where I end up 💜☺️ 1y
mrozzz @Lmstraubie 🤓🙃🤗 1y
mrozzz @JenReadsAlot Ha! I didn‘t realize she was on that show 1y
mrozzz Too cool @ReadOrDieRachel 😃 1y
batsy How fun! I loved Joan of Arcadia 😆 1y
MicheleinPhilly Happy Birthday!!! 🎂 1y
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚📚📚 1y
mrozzz So fun!!! @batsy 1y
mrozzz @MicheleinPhilly Thank youuuuu 💗☺️ 1y
mrozzz @LeahBergen Thanks so much!! 💜😃 1y
rather_be_reading awesome! 1y
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TheEscapist
Look at Me: A Novel | Jennifer Egan
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Met Jennifer Egan at a book signing. She is so cool and smart! While she was signing my copy of Manhattan Beach I told her how much I loved this one, and she said that this is her favourite also. And then I stood like a gap-mouthed fool. #starstruck

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scripturient
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Ok guys, I've got a question for you: What do you say to or ask authors when you meet them at readings and book signings? I'm always so star struck and all that comes out is a mumbled 'Nice to meet you'. 🙈 I'm going to be meeting quite a few of my literary heroes on the weekend, so I need a bit of 'inspiration' if you know what I mean. 😂😊 #bookwormproblems #starstruck #zadiejoeandcolson #yikes

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I met Greg Iles and couldn't think of a single thing!!! 🤣😳😩 2y
Heideschrampf Hahaha YES! I've made a fool of myself so many times, by now i almost (almost) don't care anymore. I guess there's no compliment they haven't gotten yet, so i often end up saying nothing, except: hi, nice go meet you, could you please make it out to nina? Thank you so much, have a nice day!' 2y
aizekj If it makes you feel any better, I went to multi author signing and got so nervous that I mixed up the plots of the two books I was getting signed in my head. I gushed about a book to an author for like 5 min and when I looked at her confused face I realized she had no idea what I was talking about. So then I said something horrible like "Oh no! Uh, your book is the one set in TX, right?That was really good too." Totally embarrassing. 2y
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CouronneDhiver I'd probably be a big awkward mess. 🤓 2y
Sarah83 Maybe you can ask them, how they like the festival and which was their favourite 'author-reader-meeting'? 🤔 2y
bio_chem06 I have used my standard, "this passage made me feel... How was it for you when writing?" Or I am about their stances on diverse books and how they are helping diversify. 2y
julesG Haven't met any authors yet, except the people I already knew long before they published. I'd go with @Sarah83's idea if anything came out of me. I'm much better at talking to authors via email. 2y
riversong153 Literally no advice. I met my favorite author and was a babbling idiot. 🤦🏾‍♀️ 2y
AmyG I am in the babbling fool dept. I usually turn red and thank them for writing. Then I feel mortified for the rest of the day. ;) (edited) 2y
LeeRHarry Myself and a couple of friends went to get our books signed by Roxane Gay and two of us - including myself here- were dumbstruck, my other friend asked how she was enjoying her time in Australia and we had a nice chat after that so maybe something like that's a good opener? (edited) 2y
xicanti If I've already read their book(s), I try to keep it to something like, "I loved this; thank you for writing it." If not, I try to veer towards, "I'm looking forward to this." TRY being the operative word here, because a) I'm sometimes bad at verbal stuff and b) I have an unusual name (Memory) and a LOT of authors comment on it at signings. Like, Ellen Datlow made a (nice) joke about it and I didn't get it because OMG ELLEN DATLOW. 2y
Bradleygirl I absolutely tripped over my tongue getting my books signed by A.S. Byatt. Sigh. She was super nice though! 2y
Bookishlie Made a totally noob out of myself when I met Mercedes Lackey complete with tears and sqees. 😐 2y
scripturient @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Heideschrampf @Sarah83 @bio_chem06 @julesG @riversong153 @AmyG @LeeRHarry @xicanti @Bradleygirl @CouronneDhiver @Rochelleus Thank you so much! I'm glad I'm not alone. Will try to come up with something nice and not too embarrassing. 😊 @aizekj OMG, that is hilarious. This could easily have been a scene in a Bridget Jones movie. 😂❤️ 2y
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Jess_Read_This
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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❤️A startling notification to see on my phone! ❤️

I fangirled for a bit then acknowledged to myself she probably just did a mass friend request acceptance on Goodreads. 😂

#Starstruck #FemaleAuthor #LeighBardugo #FriendshipGoals

Cinfhen Ha!!! 2y
398.2 Did you scream? I just screamed for you lol 2y
Jess_Read_This @398.2 😂I gasped loudly and all heads in the cubicles around me swiveled to see! Thanks for screaming for me! ❤️ 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon That's awesome! Wheeee!! 2y
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DGRachel
Truth Or Beard | Penny Reid
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Guys!!! Penny Reid replied to my tweet! Having a total fan girl moment here!

#starstruck

JoeStalksBeck It's awesome isn't it! When they acknowledge you?! I have a break down every time! 2y
PenguinInFlight So cool!! ❤️❤️❤️Deborah Harkness commented on my Instagram one time, and I totally freaked out. 😂 2y
DGRachel @JoeStalksBeck @PenguinInFlight I squealed and my mom asked why. 😂 I had to explain that it doesn't matter what she said, it's the fact that I'm a nobody and she's a professional writer who took the time to acknowledge little old me. SO COOL! 😎 2y
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britt_brooke Awesome! 2y
CoverToCoverGirl Awesome! ⭐️⭐️🎉🎉☺️ 2y
Julsmarshall I'm rereading the series in anticipation ☺️ 2y
CoffeeK8 Love her! I can't wait for the new book! 2y
Jas16 That is so fantastic! She is awesome 2y
rohit-sawant How awesome! 2y
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Jess_Read_This
The Chalk Pit | Elly Griffiths
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❤️Elly Griffiths is a pure delight to meet in person. Her Ruth Galloway series is even more meaningful as one of my favorites now that I know the significance and thoughts behind the characters.

📝She also teaches creative writing. I found her answer to my question on what advice she gives her students to be meaningful, humorous, and practical. Love her.

#StarStruck #Fangirl #Mystery #MysteryWriter #MeetTheAuthor #FemaleAuthor #StillStarstruck

kspenmoll Lucky lucky you!!!' 2y
batsy How nice! Only read the first in the series and loved it, can't wait to read the rest. 2y
Jess_Read_This @batsy Highly recommend!! Definitely read this series in order 😁 2y
Jess_Read_This @kspenmoll I'm still pinching myself! She was absolutely brilliant. 2y
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MrsMalaprop
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😍😍😍 Chose this for book club this month (2017 is our club's 20th Anniversary).

I Facebook messaged the author, who is a fairly well known Australian provocateur, inviting him to attend our meeting 🤣.

And got this response!!

(I'm choosing to ignore the spelling error 😊).

#Junebookbug #junemostanticipated #starstruck

Jeg Bet the error was his spell check thingy. Does that to me all the time. What a thrill to hear from him. Can't wait to read it. It's waiting at home for me. @MrsMalaprop 3y
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Jess_Read_This
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Ok. Sabaa Tahir "liked" my comment. No big deal, I'm sure she liked lots of people's comments... I still shrieked "OMG. Sabaa Tahir liked my comment" to my husband who responded with "Who?" #nonreaderspouse #hetries
•Which prompted a talk on who would you be more starstruck to meet- author or actor?
-I chose author. Obviously.

#authorstruck #fangirl #ya #starstruck #girlshriek #youngadult #sabaatahir #favauthor #shesbrilliant #booknerd

ScorpioBookDreams Probably author. Although the sheer beauty of some actors would probably render me dumbstruck. 😂😂 3y
thegirlwiththebookishcandle Still awesome 😀 3y
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freyaheart
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Claire Fuller told me to have a happy christmas!!! #starstruck