Jennifer Niven In Manila Event Recap

I still haven’t written my experience with Victoria Aveyard and Sarah J Maas last March but I’ll try to write soon but it was long overdue. 

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“We do not remember days, we remember moments.”

Jennifer Niven is the New York’s best selling author of All The Bright Places who visited Cebu (May 28,2016) and Manila (May 29,2016) Philippines that was hosted by National Bookstore. It was on May 29 in SM Megamall that I was able to meet the woman who created Finch and Violet’s love story.

I woke up at 3am but I actually slept for only 2 hours that day because I’m so excited!! The travel time is 2 hours and I arrived at the event around 6am and waited for hours until we get our books signed. The line was really long! I was too stunned that NBS is organized compared to the other book signing events I have attended. There were the bouncers who kept the people organized like in Sarah J Maas’ booksigning.

A lot of book bloggers, bookstagrammers and avid fans went there. If you’re really want to attend any book signing events in Manila, I recommend going early like 5 am. This is already my fifth signing event.

 All The Bright Places was the first Young Adult that Jennifer Niven wrote.

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Waiting for out books to be signed

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after the registration. I was number 133 in line.

Waiting in line was bearable because of my awesome friends! I didn’t feel bored while waiting for 8 hours. There’s Kian @jazpher.reads, Kaye @annbibliocastro, ate Rachelle @melanchelly,  Kristine @krxstinc, ate Rizza @rizzathedauntless, Me @bookishwanderlust and ate Michelle @michalvior. I metAte Rachelle during Colleen Hoover, Tarryn Fisher and Christine Brae our first signing event. Since then, we became friends and she introduced me to ate Michelle during Kiera Cass’ book signing and MIBF last year. Until then we met Kian and Kristine *insert Jeno* during Victoria Averyard’s signing and now meeting ate Rizza and Kaye. Look at how our group was formed. I’m so lucky to meet these awesome bibliophiles.

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I want to thank each and everyone of you who purchased my bookmarks during the event. If you want to check it out visit @biblioartist and @bookishwanderlust on Instagram. I sell GOT merch and random bookmarks of my fave authors. It was my first time to sell bookmarks in the event and I’m grateful that you supported me.

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You can order the bookmarks at @biblioartist on IG.

“You make me lovely, and it’s so lovely to be lovely to the one I love.”

Jennifer arrived at the event at 2pm. They interviewed her first. She talked about her upcoming book Holding Up The Universe and even gave an ARC! As we all know, All The Bright Places will soon be a movie starring Elle Fanning. They were still casting for Finch.

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Jennifer Niven’s interview. Credits to @melanchelly on IG

 

Meeting your favorite author is one of a lifetime experience. That’s why I made sure that I’ll give Jen my digital art. I only make a digital art for my favorite author including Colleen Hoover, Sarah J Maas and now Jennifer Niven.

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Finally! I get kind of nervous and excited whenever it’s my turn to get my books signed.

I want her to sign it but the NBS staffs didn’t allow it. I want to hug and chat with Jennifer but we were only given a few seconds but that seconds felt like a lifetime. I will never forget seeing her smile and cry when she saw a lot of us who waited in line just to meet her. Some even camped out at the mall. I admire them!

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Jennifer Niven while signing my book.

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This was the time when I gave her my fan art! Look at how happy she is! I was telling her to sign my fan art but it wasn’t allowed so she told me ” Thank you so much! I love it! I’ll treasure it forever” AWWWW THANKS JEN!

DSC_0933FINALLY! It was all worth it.  A picture with Jennifer Niven with my fan art!

I was not the one of the few lucky raffle winners of Holding Up The Universe but they gave each on of us a sneak peak of Holding Up The Universe. Mission accomplished!

 

Group pictures fter the signing!

 

 

I would like to thank National Bookstore for making these all possible and for bringing another one of my fave authors here in the Philippines. Thank you Jen for taking time being patient with all of us who attended. It’s a fun and memorable experience to talk with you for just a second. I hope you enjoyed your stay here. I would be glad to meet you again!

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