You guys, I can’t tell you how pumped I am for tonight. I finally get to meet Ruta Sepetys, author of Between Shades of Gray! I read and reviewed this book over a year ago and I still think about it to this day. For a book to have that big of an impact on me is pretty freaking spectacular, so you can imagine how excited I am to meet this wonderful author.
Back when I reviewed Between Shades of Gray, I started poking around the Internet and started reading Ruta’s website. Imagine my surprise when I found out she went to the college in my hometown! And this college and hometown are both TINY – typically, no one has ever heard of Hillsdale or Hillsdale College (both great places by the way – lived near there the majority of my life). But there it was, and I just had to email her and tell her I knew where she attended school. She was completely gracious with my fangirling and we exchanged a few emails that made me sit in awe. Was I really just chatting it up with Ruta Sepetys like no big deal? Yep, I sure was, and it is still one of my book blogging highlights.
Stay tuned for more fangirling and pictures later this week!