Like Christmas in January

I was super excited this week when, after a pre-order that felt way too long, my copy of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green finally arrived home!

It’s not often that I pre-order books, but of course the excitement over the author’s promise to sign all pre-order copies got to me. As a John Green fan, I just had to have one too!

You see, I’ve had very bad luck in getting my books signed by some of my favorite authors. I got sick on the day Louise Penny signed books at Montreal’s Chapters bookstore. When Brandon Sanderson was here for a signing, I only saw him from afar, leaving, and not matter how fast I ran, he was too far ahead and I missed him.

Tragedy, really.

But this time, though I didn’t get to meet the author, I at least got to have my book signed.

It’s even certified with a fancy sticker :

My copy is signed in green, which is really suiting I believe. Of course, it looks a little like someone was trying to draw a straight line and sneezed at the wrong time, but with so many copies to sign, I didn’t expect anything fancy. Just think of the author’s poor hand!

It’s perfect as it is, isn’t it?

I’ve put Glow aside for now, because it is imperative that I read this one NOW. I’m a very happy reader right now! 🙂

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9 responses to “Like Christmas in January”

  1. BermudaOnion says :

    I bet that did feel like Christmas for you.

  2. alitareads says :

    Mine just arrived today (also with a green J scribble) and it totally feels like Christmas in January. We even have the snow to match!

    The two other books I have going right now have officially been put on hold so I can spend my weekend curled up with and weeping over The Fault in Our Stars.

  3. zibilee says :

    Very cool to have received a signed book! I have a signed book by one of my very favorite authors, and it’s like a treasure to me. Very cool post today!

  4. Lucy says :

    So exciting! I love signed books too, and that is very fitting to have a green J scribble. Can’t believe he signed all those books! Mine has a brown J scribble.
    That book is really special.

  5. Aarti says :

    How cool to have a signed copy! I look forward to seeing your thoughts on this one, so I can figure out if I should give John Green another chance.

  6. Carin says :

    Oh how cool to get a signed copy. If he goes to Montreal on his book tour, you should take your copy down there and get it personalized. I hope you enjoy the book! I thought it was fantastic!

  7. Kailana says :

    I really want this. My copy hasn’t arrived yet. 😦

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