I had planned, this Thursday morning, to sit down and write a nice little review about Persepolis. A great graphic novel delving into a little of the Iranian revolution of the 80's but more importantly a snapshot of what it is to grow up in that environment. Then I scrolled through the 580 thanksgiving blog posts in my feed today and decided this was maybe a bit of a heavy topic for a day filled with even heavier food.
So Instead I thought I'd post about meeting Suzanne Collins.
Now I have to say, Suzanne's vision about District 12's "futuristic Appalachian accent doesn't agree with me. I suppose partly because she didn't write their voices in dialect, but also because it is wildly divergent from my imaginings of their voices. But aside from that blip the reading was great. Once done the line made it's slow crawl towards her as she took the time to both carefully stamp each book (the stamp was enormous!) and then to pose with the person and book for each person who'd brought their camera!
By the time I made it too her I have to say I was feeling a little star struck. I managed to babble that it was really exciting she made it to Canada, before we were asked to pose for the picture (notice I look slightly stunned) and that was the end.
Hahahahahah, and I'm usually so good about asking at least one question! Oh well!
Sadly the paper the books were printed on were too porous so you can see the stamp kind of blurred out. Too bad, it was super cool.
But because it wouldn't be the same if I didn't share it, I have to remind you all, don't forget to enter for your chance to win the SIGNED copy of Jamie Olivers- Jamie's America! He signed it love Jamie, you know you want it!