Meet & Greet with Sabaa Tahir!!

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Thanks to Joseph Beth Booksellers, here in Cinci, Sabaa Tahir was here! She was doing a book signing and I was lucky enough to be VIP! Basically, the first 20 people to purchase their ticket/book made it into the VIP meet and greet!

She is so awesome and funny! She’s so laid back. She has us sitting in a circle and she sat next to me! She handed out cute little cupcakes and then just opened up for questions and such. She answered a lot and talked about her writing process. She also recommended some books to us!

Here are some of them, in case you were wondering:

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi (10/16)

The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, #1)  Mirage (Mirage, #1)  The Hate U Give

Warcross (Warcross, #1)  Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, #1)


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After our VIP session, we went down and even had reserved seating! Anyways, she had a discussion with Jasmine Warga. It was so cool that they talked about their writing process. I also love that they talked about the horrible immigrant situation right now, in our own country.

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Jasmine Warga

Jasmine has published three YA books: My Heart and Other Black Holes and Here We Are Now. I have not read them but I’m adding them to my TBR!

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After the discussion, was the book signing! She was so nice, commented on my shirt and took a photo! The people running the show told us to just lean in for a photo, while she was signing. Nope, she took a minute to hold up her book and pose with us! She also signed all three of my books!

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This was my first meet and greet and I’m so glad it was with Sabaa! She’s so down to earth and I’m even a bigger fan of hers now. I’m not sure how that’s possible, haha. I’m sooo nervous to read, A Reaper at the Gates because so many people are crushed. She brought it up a lot.

One more thing, I want to talk about the change in book covers. I was also a bit nerved because my books were not going to match on my shelf. She talked about why she changed it and I’m 100% on board. I wish they would re-release the first two books in hardcover. I might just buy them all in paperback when the series is over. I understand how important it is to have people of different backgrounds and cultures featured on your books! I think it’s a more important stance than our books matching on our bookcase.

Oh, as part of the VIP, I got a swag bag! She said that they had told her we would get buttons and she was like nope. You guys make a lot of money, you can do better than that! haha.

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26 thoughts on “Meet & Greet with Sabaa Tahir!!

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  3. Dark Days Club is good! I read it awhile ago but remember it being good especially if you like historical fiction with a touch of the supernatural (think jackaby meets sherlock homes) Great post and I totally understand the struggle of managing your TBR (especially squeezing in ARC reads)

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    • That’s awesome!! I added it to my TBR. I’ll have to pick it up soon! Yes.. the TBR. I hope to at least get half of it done someday. haha. Squeezing in ARC’s definitely makes it a lot more challenging!

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