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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.

3 comments:

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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