Alternatively titled: Why My Boyfriend is Incredibly Awesome
It was never my intention to post about what I got for my birthday, but Kyle did something pretty darn cool for me, and I want to share.
About a month or so ago, I discovered that Maggie Stiefvater and Tessa Gratton were coming to Minneapolis for a book signing. I had read Blood Magic by Tessa at the very beginning of June, and loved it. It was the first book I gave an A+ to on this blog. And the part about the book signing that was the best? It was on my birthday. I’ve never been to a book signing before, so I decided to go.
Then I realized I had class an hour and a half away from Minneapolis until 3:40, and that a) I’d never made the 2pm signing and b) the 6pm signing would be incredibly difficult to make because I’d have to stop at home before continuing to Minneapolis. And I can almost guarantee you that I would have been hungry and cranky, and not enjoyed myself. So I made the decision not to go. There will be other book signings. I’ll survive. I was bummed (and still am) that I missed out meeting Maggie, Tessa, and other Minnesota book bloggers.
BUT LOOK AT THIS PICTURE:
Why, hello signed copy of Blood Magic! So while I was stuck in my class talking about critical theory and keeping track of how many times my professor swore (7 times, in case you were wondering), my boyfriend was at the 2pm signing, buying me a hardcover copy of Blood Magic and standing awkwardly in line to get me a signature. I know he was standing awkwardly because he told me he was about the only guy there, and that would have made him extremely uncomfortable. And whenever he gets uncomfortable, he looks awkward. He does this thing with his shoulders that I cannot explain properly.
But he went and got me a signed copy anyway.
I was so surprised that at first I could scarcely even believe he had gotten Blood Magic signed for me, and had to check to make sure. Then I almost cried, but decided that would make him feel awkward, and he’d do that shoulder thing. So I didn’t cry.
He also sent me two books on my Kindle:
My mother also found me a mystery book set in Minneapolis, Minnesota and in Wisconsin. I’m super excited to read this one!
I think I’d call today a success.