Friday 11 November 2011

The Day I Met Laini Taylor

A few weeks ago, I was invited to the launch of Laini Taylor's book Daughter of Smoke and Bone at The Whistling Shop in London. Now this place was just like something out of a Charles Dickens book. It was dark and rich with Victorian atmosphere. There were quite a few bloggers there and we were all super excited to meet Laini.

Laini arrived with her husband, who was supporting her by wearing a pink tie to match her gorgeous pink hair.  She gave a beautiful speech about the book, before we all stampeded her for signed books!
We were served interesting cocktails and unusual appetisers. Have you ever seen smoking oysters before? Or tasted meringue that made you breath like a dragon? No! Well I now have. 
Here is the event in photos!
Bella from Cheezyfeet Books and Caitlin from The Cait Files
A rather blurred photo of Eleni, the publicity director from Hodder and Stoughton who feeds our book habit. 
Laini arriving with her husband at The Whistling Shop.
Sarah and Liz from My Favourite Books
The barman making the signature cocktail for the event and secretly getting us all drunk!
Smoking oysters. I kid you not.
Laini writing faster than the speed of light.
An old fashioned lamp inside the bar, with books on show around it. The books didn't stay there long. You can just make out Casey from Dark Readers behind. 
 Sammee from I Want To Read That and a rather ghostly looking me!
Me nattering away to Laini. I don't think she understood a word I said, but she smiled politely a lot. 

As you can see, we all had a fabulous time at the event. Laini was lovely and dealt with the mad English book bloggers extremely well. 


  1. Seems like an awesome event and oh how I love Laini's pink hair! Nice to get a little glimpse of Eleni as well, she is my bookish fairy-godmother LOL

  2. It was such a fab event wasn't it! Laini was lovely (& I want her hair lol) and the food they bought round looked amazing :o) You got some great pics (apart from the one of me ugghh I hate pics of me!)

  3. Wow it sounds like you had such a good time. Love the way Laini's husband's tie matched her awesome hair!

  4. Mari - Laini was lovely and Eleni is really lovely too. She is so nice to talk to.

    Sarah - I loved it.Hush now , you look lovely.

    Jenni - I thought that showed how supportive he was.

    Emma - It was a wow moment.

  5. That looks so cool! I wish I lived closer to London, or that more authors would come to Edinburgh!


  6. Color me green with envy! Laini and her husband are adorable!

  7. It looks like this was a fabulous event. It's great that you got to attend!

  8. You are attending so many fun events! I am so jealous :)

  9. Aw, looks like you had a great time! Laini sound so lovely, and it must have been really fun to meet lots of other bloggers! Glad you enjoyed yourself :).

  10. Looks and sounds like a FABulous event! Thanks for sharing this with us. I love her bright pink hair, it shows a lot of spunk!

  11. This looks so much fun...and her hair is so cool!

  12. Looks like you all had a great time! Lovely photo's. PINK HAIR!!! lol so cool :-)

  13. Wow! You get to attend some fantastic events!! Sounds like you had a fabulous time, it looks awesome!!

  14. Looks like a really fun event! I love Laini's pink hair, and I would love to try one of those cocktails!

  15. How fun!! I really need to make a better effort to attend events like this in Dallas. I don't think we have a lot but surely there are some!

    And wow--that is PINK hair! Love it!

  16. Looks like such a great event. I am just finished the book and loved it. Love her hair x

  17. What a fun event! Loving all the photos. The pink hair is super cool!


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