Book Signing: Throne of Glass

HELLO EVERYONE! I know, I've been a stranger at this blog lately because as usual when I plan to do things like Camp NaNoWriMo, my month turns into a CRAZYFEST of social engagements. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE summer and all the fun times it brings, and I always immensely enjoy myself at these social engagements, but being an introvert, it takes a lot of energy out of me.

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.
So it was cool to hear Sarah talk about her Fictionpress experience and to hear about how she changed the original fic into the book it is now. And like I said, she was so very nice and funny, and her publication journey is so very cool and inspiring. Oh, and she did this super fun thing where she had everyone sign her copy of Throne of Glass, so that she'd have an awesome yearbook-like keepsake!

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!)

ANYWAY, pictures!
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.


Connie Keller said...

I hadn't heard of Throne of Glass. What an amazing story. (And a great idea to have people sign her book!)

Can't wait to hear more about how Camp NaNo is going.

Sophia Chang said...

Oh please, just wait til over 30.

Lydia Kang said...

That is a great publication story! Jeah, I said it.

linda said...

Ooh, how fun! Please tell me you and Alz will be reviewing Throne of Glass! :D

Golden Eagle said...

I'm adding this book to my TBR! Cinderella as an assassin is an interesting premise. I love the publication story behind it, too. :)

Anonymous said...

I really, really have to pick up a copy. I've heard so much good about this book.
Thanks a lot for sharing this with us and great pics by the way :)