Jun 19, 2011

A Writer's Idea of Souvenirs

Supanova was a new experience for me. I loved seeing so many people in costumes, ranging between store-bought, elaborately designed and homemade with sticky-tape and cardboard. Loved them all. Lots of pop-culture like manga, anime and dvd's, but also lots of books. Oh yeah, books *rubs hands together*.

My day started off with Jennifer Fallon's writers workshop on how to write a series. I'll share more about that soon. Today, I just want to share some of the souvenirs I bought home. The girls got loads of cool manga stuff, including this must have fox hat for Emily:

And for Matilda? Something less subtle - mittens to match your ears:
But my favourite purchases were the books! 
We got this series, signed by both the authors:

Matilda found these cuties:

I couldn't wait to try something by Jennifer Fallon, and she generously signed them:

And I am absolutely in love with these books by Kate Forsyth:

Emily was so excited to meet Kate Forsyth and get her books signed, she can't wait to read them and blog about them in the book review site she shares with her sister, Paper Dolls.

And to top the day off, the lady hosting the Penguin Books stand was so impressed with Emily's choice of costume (Katniss from The Hunger Games, complete with silver arrows and bow and golden mocking-jay badge), she gave Emily a free copy of Marie Lu's Legend. This novel won't be released until November, so Emily's quite excited about reviewing it early.

Now we need to look for more shelves for Emily's room as it fills with yet more books.


  1. Wow, sounds like you had fun!!!

    *slowly turns a jealous sort of green*

  2. Simply put-- I am jealous. :)

  3. Lol - thanks guys, it was a fun day - but I wss exhausted by the time we left!

  4. What a blast! Love the costume pieces you bought. The books look delightful. Can't wait to read about them.

  5. How cool is getting a free book because someone likes your costume?! Your daughter is lucky. Love the kitty gear/fox hat. :)

  6. oooo sme of those books look really interesting. I'll have to check them out. Blessings, Joanne

  7. Hi Charmaine,

    I wanted to give you the Stylish Blogger Award! Stop by my blog when you have a chance :)

  8. Sounds like a great event. And what a great dilemma to have: needing to put up more bookshelves in a child's room! I hope mine has that problem, too, when he's old enough to read.

    Thanks for visiting my site :-)


  9. THis is really cool. Looks like everyone had a lot of fun.