Monday, July 14, 2014

Stephanie Perkins in Cebu

I hope it's not too late to post about another one of my exciting book signing escapades. I got stuck with work and I've been saving my post in flash drive just waiting for the perfect time(means being free from the demands of my boss) to finally post it. This is the time.

Stephanie Perkins at National Bookstore SM Cebu
First, I have to say that I've never read yet any of Stephanie Perkins book but I already heard so much about it and I always get stranded in the shelf where her books are displayed at National Bookstore. I'm curious about her books and she looks really pretty in the picture. The books she wrote are not the usual genre I read. What I mean are young love and all the teenage scenario plots. Maybe because I'm already 23 and the thought of reading this kind of stories makes me think about the high school version of myself reading a pocketbook about romance.  The last book I read that contained teen love was Meg Cabot's Jinx and I only bought it because it has some witchy-twist and all. I was always into some kind of Dystopian setting (Hunger Games, Selection, etc), suspense and Harry Potter kind of plots. 

My hands were always itchy every time I would see Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door at National Bookstore. Reviews say that it's fantastic and hilarious  and it really makes me want it. Part of me want to buy them considering that I have read John Green's TFIOS and teenage love kind of convinced me that it's not that bad and it's a feel-good(I mean awesome) book but there was a part of me saying "You're being a bad girl in the bookstore again. You got a pile of books in your room and you are not even half done with it and now you're adding another bunch" and then that's when I would turn my back and say "Good-bye Anna and Lola".

But then there was a twist of fate, NBS announced that Stephanie Perkins is coming to Cebu on the 5th of July, 2 days before my freakin' birthday and then I saw some reviews from The BookShelf Intruder saying that her plots are really great. I told myself "I'm definitely buying this for my 23rd birthday's sake" . The next thing I know was that I was already lining up at NBS SM Cebu for her book signing event. It was kind of awkward considering that most of the fans were teenagers, high schoolers and college students. Well there were some my age I guess and some older but who cares, "I'm meeting Stephanie Perkins, face-to-face".

And so July 5 came so quick and there I was standing at the back. Just Wow! I was so speechless when she came out and the crowd started shouting because of excited. I couldn't even utter anything. She's so pretty. Not to mention that when I came face to face with her to finally have my books signed. Wow! The only words that came out of my mouth was "Hi!" and a stuttering "You're really pretty in person" (Lolx). She even complimented my shirt! It was one of my favorite Quote Shirt that says " Everything happens for a reason". Maybe if I was a super fangirl, I would give it to her. Ha-ha!
Photo from @nbsalert Instagram
One of the fans who was also celebrating her birthday that day got an advance copy of Isla and the Happily Ever After and everyone was drop dead jealous. Well, including me. Anyway, Isla can wait, I still have to finish Anna and Lola now.

See you again when you get back to the Philippines Ms. Steph Perkins. You Rock Big Time!.. :)


  1. Interesting. Your instructions look clear but I'm not very good at this so I hope this will work well for me. Thanks for the tips!

  2. I am glad you had a fun day during the signing. I wasn't in the Manila signing, but my books were signed because a good friend brought my books with her :)

    ~ Dre @ Sporadic Reads



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