Sunday Musings #39: One With More Authors And Dubai Literature Festival 2019

The last leg of the #DubaiLitFest got done yesterday and I have not still out of the stupor. I have a lot of pictures to be uploaded but I am gonna keep it for the Instagram. So if you are not following there, you might as well.

But that doesn’t mean I am not gonna tell you what did happen, because let’s face it, who else would enjoy reading about me getting excited over authors who might never remember me? My family sure doesn’t. They are still getting over the idea that would rather volunteer at the literature festival from 9 AM to 9 PM than sleep in during my weekend.

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Anyway, I got the sneak peak of the session with the Chinese best seller and literary award winner Cixin Liu, whom I had never heard of before. The LONG queue of people who stood for an hour or more to just greet him and get their book signed and the fact that 3 different people whom I met during the session insisted that I should read him make me wanna read him. 

I even asked the Twitter world to help me!

I also met Sandhya Menon of the “When Dimple Met Rishi” fame, who was so sweet and kind to everyone around. Unsurprisingly she is funny as well. Did you know she also hates the “love conquers all” trope just like many of us?

We also got to meet Pierce Brown of the Red Rising fame. And we kinda crashed his dinner and clicked weird pictures with him, and he didn’t tell us off, which was so nice of him.

Oh I am in love the passion, energy and words this man brought on and off the stage! Lionheart is my new obsession everybody!! You should all go search him right away and stalk through all his social accounts.

Let me reel it up a little bit! So Lionheart is a spoken word artist and the author of the Mute’s rebellion and I will have to dig for his videos and will post on Instagram soon. 

And we had so much fun in the after party. We even did a long conga line during the author dinner party. Well, I guess it was worth all the tiredness I am feeling now.

On my blog 

Here is a quick recap of what happened on my blog last week:

Sunday Musings #38: One About Meeting Authors And The #Dubailitfest

Getting More Comments On Your Blog – Things You Can Do Today! 

Flyaway Friday: Let Us Talk About Netherlands 

I will be linking today’s post with Caffeinated reviewer’s Sunday post Meme.

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So how has your week been? Do your family and friends understand your bookworm problems and eccentricities? Who is the last author that you met and made you all giddy with excitement? Let us talk!

39 responses to “Sunday Musings #39: One With More Authors And Dubai Literature Festival 2019”

  1. The LitFest sounds amazing! Cixin Liu and Sandhya Menon- and Pierce Brown too? Wow nice guest list! And a conga line haha? Sounds like good times. 🙂

  2. I love book festivals, and I imagine that a festival in Dubai would be huge!

    I’ve created a linky on my blog for the Sunday Salon and I’ve kept the Facebook group. I hope you will join in and spread the word.

  3. The Litfest sounds so amazing. I’ve never been to a festival. I live in a very small town so most of the festivals take place in bigger parts of Texas or in Phoenix Arizona that’s like 6 hours away.

  4. Awesome that you got to meet Sandhya Menon! I love Dimple. I agree, no one but a book lover would get the excitement we get over meeting authors. Sounds like you had a lot of fun. 🙂

  5. Wow. Sounds like you had a great time at the literature festival. Meeting all those author must be amazing! I hope I’ll be able to go to a festival like that one day. 😉
    Have a great week and happy reading!

  6. How awesome! I’ve been meaning to read When Dimple Met Rishi. I always hear such good things about it.

    Looks like you had a blast!

    • I understand. I used to feel the same way about the ones in the USA and UK who visit a lot of these events.

  7. The #DubaiLitFest sounds like so much fun. It looks like you had a great time. Talk about reader heaven! There are readers in my family, but none quite as obsessive or quirky as me. 🙂 I hope you have a great weekend!

  8. Hi Gayathri, I am one of the biggest fans of Sandhya Menon and happy for you that you had a chance to meet her. Such a lovely blog that you have, I bookmarked your blog for more reading. Thanks for sharing such informative posts.

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