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Thursday, March 29, 2012

AUTHOR EVENT: Evening with Gurjinder Basran, author of Everything Was Goodbye (RECAP)

Last night I had the pleasure of attending an invite-only author event at Penguin Canada HQ.

The event was organized to celebrate the release of Everything Was Good-Bye by Gurjinder Basran, and it was organized by Penguin Canada and Chatelaine (Book Club).

After meeting up with Michele from Just A Lil' Lost, Wendy from A Cupcake and a Latte, Angel from Mermaid Visions, Christa from Hooked on Books and Andrea from Cozy Up With a Good Read at Chapters Indigo and chatting a bit (while standing in a very suspicious section *glares at Angel*), we header over to Penguin Canada HQ where we joined Nicole from Nicole About Town and Jenn from Lost In a Great Book.

A variety of delicious snacks, fruits and cheese was served, which the guests could enjoy over a glass of wine. We made ourselves comfortable and waited for the event to begin.

The piles of gorgeous-looking copies of Everything Was Good-Bye were very tempting and distracting! Thankfully, Gurjinder Basran didn't keep us waiting and, after a short welcoming speech from her publisher, the event kicked-off!

Gurjinder was absolutely amazing! After saying "hi" to us and thanking everyone for coming, she read a passage from her book (which was entirely compelling and made me want to start reading Everything Was Good-Bye ASAP). After the reading, we enjoyed the book chat (book club-style). Gurjinder was happy to answer all our questions, and she did it in the most graceful and humorous way! We all loved it! 

Best part? Each of the attendees received a copy of  Everything Was Good-Bye, and Gurjinder was awesome enough to sign them for us! 

Above: Gurjinder and I, after getting my copy signed.

My beautiful signed copy of Everything Was Good-Bye!

See these bags? :D
These goodie bags were for us, attendees, as well! Sponsored by Chatelaine and Penguin Books! Take a look at what was inside:

Overall, this was a FABULOUS evening and we all had a BLAST! Gurjinder Basran is one extraordinary lady who flew all the way from BC just to meet with us (thank you!). I felt extremely honored to be one of the lucky people invited to attend this event.

Everything Was Good-Bye sounds like a truly wonderful book. Poignant, meaningful, and heart breaking, it's a book that should definitely make it to your reading pile! Be sure to pick up a copy next time you're in a bookstore! :)

Huge thank you to Penguin Books and Chatelaine for organizing this great event and inviting me to attend!

From left: Brenna, Christa, Michele, Nicole, Andrea, me, Jenn, Angel and Wendy.


Wendy Darling said...

Wow, sounds like it was an amazing event, Evie! It's so fun you got to go to Penguin headquarters, and to meet so many other bloggers, too. :)

The book sounds really intriguing--I hadn't heard of it, but will definitely have to look it up.

Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

BookStacksOnDeck said...

That's so awesome you got to go! That's a pretty sweet goodie bag too! Yay! :D
-Heather M.

Bonnie said...

It looks like you had an unbelievable evening laides!!! :D Everything Was Good-Bye looks like a beautiful story and I will definitely be adding it to my list of must reads!

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