Meet The Author: Sarah J. Maas
23 March 2016 with (3) loves
Okay so I should have type out this entry last week but I was so tired and lots of things went wrong that made me unable to post this entry last week. This is kind of an ""old"" story, so I'm going to type this in past tense – or rojak tense I don’t know grammar anymore.
I knew about this Asia tour was from a Booktuber on instagram. I saw a post of Throne of Glass book and saw her caption saying Sarah J Maas was going to come to Malaysia. I was so ecstatic! I bought her book last year. At the moment, I was contemplating whether to buy Maze Runner box set or The Fifth Wave box set. So I opened a new tab on my browser and went to goodreads.com to find a review. Then I stumbled upon someone’s profile (I forgot what was the username I’m very sorry) I saw one of her bookshelves with label “badass female protagonist” and it caught my interest.
To be completely honest, it has been a long time since I want to read such a good book with strong female protagonist. I think it’s really cool that a female defend herself and don’t act like damsel in distress and just waiting for knight in shining armour. I just scroll through the bookshelf and the cover of Throne of Glass really caught my attention. Down below is the cover of the novel ↓
Please take a note that I am someone who’s judging a book by its cover. Sorry not sorry :P
Actually, it was my first time bought books through online. It’s debookroom.com you can get lots of novels there with cheaper price. (Believe me; I’ve compared the price with Kinokuniya and Popular) (This is not paid review hahaha) And purchased Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight. (I used my last year saki baki duit raya lol)
Okay so, back to the title, I was freak the hell out and asked a friend of mine - whose mother is working at Bank Simpanan Nasional which is just literally next to KLCC - for her to get Sarah’s signature for me. But unfortunately, her mother wasn’t working on that day, so I literally lost my hope. Then my mom said “pergi naik train.” And I was like “really? You’re going to let me go by train?”
I had never go anywhere by train except with my mom.
So it truly baffled me that she would suggest that! So I ask other friends who could accompany me. But sadly they’re not available on the day. Again, it made me sad. So, I just open Twitter app and tweet this ↓
It feels really weird. It looks like I don't have any friends.
Fortunately, one of my ex-schoolmates said she can go with me! I was like, Alhamdulillah thank you Allah for create such amazing friends for me. So yeah, my dad sent us at the nearest train station and we bought train tickets – blab la bla – you know the procedure of waiting and getting into train until we reached KL Sentral then we took LRT to KLCC.
We arrived at 8.30 a.m kot. It was really early. Most of the stores haven’t open yet. There was a stage with Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge launching event sign and I remembered one of my friends tweeted something about a Korean celebrity came to Malaysia. At the moment I forget who it was so I search the tweet back and bam! It was Lee Kwang Soo.
The event for book signing was taken at 11 a.m, so because we are really early, we hang out around the stage while waiting for lee kwang Soo. I mean, who don’t want to see a real Korean celebrity with your own eyes kan? But until 10 a.m he hadn’t arrived, so we went up to Kinokuniya and the worker gave us numbers for our turn. Sarah also hadn’t arrived yet, so we went to get breakfast first.
After for a looong time, finally Sarah J. Maas in the flesh! She was with her husband too. They’re so beautiful and cute together! There were questions - like ask the author thingy - related to her books where one of the Kinokuniya workers asked something, and Sarah answered it. It’s really cool because she describes her own characters (OCs) like friends and I can see she admires some of the characters.
Okay so, after questions being thrown and answered, the time for the signing had finally arrived! I was number 35 and my friend was 36. So we wait and wait and wait. The shorter the queue become, the more nervous I am. The night before, I had set up in my mind what I was going to say to her. I got a long paragraph of compliments and admiration for her. But when I was in front of her all I could say was,
“You’re so beautiful.”
I had never been such a potato in my whole life. I am a potato but at that moment, I was the worst kind of potato. I don’t even know why I use potato. God! I feel really awkward and such a creeper. Like who even say that to the person you just met!? No one.
Thank god she just say "thank you." and not something like "you're creepy *nervous laughter*"
I didn’t get a chance to have a photo with her, because my friend was behind me and we couldn’t take selfie, so it really hard to get a photo together.
The after that, we went downstairs and there he is; Lee Kwang Soo in the flesh! He's even more taller in real life. No lie haha
So there it is. My journey to my first book signing ever! This is not very excitable but it’s such a great experience for me :) I hope there will more book signings from various authors in upcoming days!