Books And The City Spring Blogger Event
It was a bright and breezy St Patrick’s Day when I returned to London for the Books And The City Spring Blogger event kindly arranged by Sara-Jade Virtue and her team.
The event promised to be a treat packed with some of our favourite authors, cupcakes and of course books! I took my cousin along for the event and we were warmly greeted by Sara-Jade, our hostess of the evening.
Eagerly we took our seats which were already occupied with exciting goodie bags but before we had the chance to explore their contents, the event began.
With a welcome from Sara-Jade, we were introduced to the authors who would be hosting the evening. There was Jane Costello, Iona Grey, Milly Johnson, Andy Jones and Heidi Swain. All authors gave us a taster of their books and I was particularly amused by Andy Jones’ extract from ‘The Two Of Us’ a book that has already been readily moved up in the TBR pile. As well as the authors present, Books And The City, Claire Hey was on hand to field questions to the authors as well as answer questions from the floor about writing.
The tables were packed with books from the Books and the City authors but as I was travelling light, I only took a copy of ‘Still Alice’ by Lisa Genova as it was a book that caught my eye over the recent months.
We were then invited to chat to the authors for book signings and whilst that was going on, in another room there was an array of treats for us to get stuck into, I sampled a carrot cake cupcake made by Dawn Burnett it was simply divine and I enjoyed it immensely leaving a crumbly mess behind me.
With food consumed, I approached the authors and asked them all to sign the sample chapters book that was in the goodie bag. I met the charming Andy Jones, who’s book I have promised to read next, Iona Grey and Jane Costello posed for a photo and finally I met the lovely Milly Johnson, a bubbly character with a great sense of humour, it was great to finally meet the leader of #TeamMilly.
With our literary thirst quenched and our taste buds delighted with cupcake goodness, my cousin and I left but not before discovering what was hidden in our goodie bags.
The Books And the City team were certainly generous with their treats. In the bags, we found
Bookish and Proud of It notebook, it that will go perfectly with the same mug
Great British Summer Pudding chocolate bar
Packet of tissues
Kose Cell Radiance,
All the treats are the perfect accompaniment to the books that we all enjoy and will no doubt leave us in blubbering messes.
A huge thank you to the Books And The City team for organising a fabulous evening, which was most certainly worth the flight over.