And let's face it darlings, I just had a birthday last week and I'm over a quarter century old now, and while that certainly doesn't make me OLD, it does mean I no longer have the amazing rebounding powers I once had as a 21 year old. I can no longer stay up all night, sleep for a few hours, and be fine and functional the next day.
But more on that some other time.
Earlier this month, we went to another book signing! It was for a little book you might've heard of around the blogosphere.
THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas.
It was very fun because Sarah is super sweet and personable, and her unique road to publication was especially interesting to us because we're internet junkies. For those of you who maybe didn't know, Throne of Glass was originally a fic posted online at Fictionpress.com (one of our old stomping grounds). Sarah Maas eventually took it down in order to pursue publication, but because of its many years online, she already had a loyal fanbase for the story.
While Fictionpress was sort of in the internet circles I frequented back then, I'm sad to say I never stumbled upon ToG, then called Queen of Glass. BUT Alz had! So it was really funny when I was telling her about the book way back when, saying things like, "It's crazy because I guess it used to be online and it came from the idea of 'what if Cinderella was an assassin?'!"
And Alz was like, "Um, is there a glass castle or something? This sounds like this fic I once read on FP..."
|Sarah signing my copy of Throne of Glass.|
We're reading Throne of Glass now, and Alz is trying to remember how it differs from Queen of Glass. You'll probably hear more about this at a later time, but I've already picked teams. (Dorian all the way!)
|Fellow Boba-4-Lifer Sophia was there too!|
So, that's that! We'll see you all Friday. Hope your NaNos and writing/revisings are going well! Barring that, I hope you're at least having a grand old time. That's what I've been doing! :)
Q4U: Any of you reading Throne of Glass or planning to read it?
P.S. For those of you following my twitter, I'm sorry if my tweets this weekend were kind of crazy. I went to Las Vegas with my besties for my birthday, and we are ridiculous sorts of people. The theme of the weekend was "Aww, JEAH" to borrow a (an absurd but hilarious) phrase from Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. I hope we were amusing and not annoying.