April 26, 2012

An Evening with Christopher Moore

Yesterday evening, I spent 3 hours waiting in line at the Indigo in South Edmonton Common, just to meet and have my books signed by Christopher Moore, aka @TheAuthorGuy.  And it was totally worth it! Even if I did learn that my back cannot handle standing for such a long period of time. Or that the 3 year old kid with his mom, who was waiting in line behind me, complained less than I did. But once I got up to the front of the line and had Mr. Moore joke that he wasn't "going to go there" when he saw my name is Brie - (like the cheese in case you haven't caught on), and I delightedly exclaimed like a silly girl, "oh but I was hoping you would!", just like that - my back pain - um, what back pain?

Yay! I finally made it!

Mr. Moore making me laugh.

In case you don't know, Christopher Moore's latest book is called Sacrè Bleu, "a story about the colour blue", obviously. It is one of the most beautiful books, visually, that I have seen in a long time. I can't think of a more gorgeous cover then this one.

I haven't read Sacrè Bleu yet, but it's on the never-ending TBR pile. The font, I just noticed, is actually a purplish-blue colour which is quite pleasing on the eyes, and also very beautiful.

But the most beautiful part is the personalized autographed. While all my friends had theirs signed with {insert name} followed by "For Art", naturally, I can't help but feel just a little special about mine.

If you EVER have the chance to attend a Christopher Moore book signing, then I highly recommend doing whatever it takes to go. He spoke to the large crowd for almost an hour and I haven't laughed out loud like that in public in a long time. I already knew he was hilarious, but you never know in person how an author will be. I promise, it will be a night you will remember!

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