Event Recap: Jenny Han and Morgan Matson in Conversation

Last week I was checking the events page for Books of Wonder (a former place of employ) as I sometimes do when I very surprisingly saw a new event listing for “Jenny Han and Morgan Matson in Conversation.”

 

And after some intense planning with Nicole, we decided to go.

You should already know by now that I loved To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han and mere days before the event I had finished (and really, really liked!) Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson. Since I had an arc and wanted to read Han’s first YA book, it was a no brainer. Anyway, we learned from fellow attendee Eileen that the event had originally been slated for the 92nd Street Y but was moved last minute to Books of Wonder. Their loss and our gain because the event had no admission price and it wasn’t insanely crowded (which made being there an hour early a little embarrassing but whatever!).

It was a panel interview thing moderated by one of the women from EW. And, since Kayla asked, I have some photos from the event.

Jenny Han and Morgan Matson at the start of the panel.
Jenny Han and Morgan Matson at the start of the panel.
Morgan talking about Since You've Been Gone. (If you see a hardcover in the wild be sure to check out the interior of the dust jacket!)
Morgan talking about Since You’ve Been Gone. (If you see a hardcover in the wild be sure to check out the interior of the dust jacket!)

 

Jenny Han talking about To All the Boys I've Loved Before. (She listened to a lot of 1960s Doo Wop to get in the right head space for the book!)
Jenny talking about To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. (She listened to a lot of 1960s Doo Wop to get in the right head space for the book!)

 

Jenny and Morgan talking about what of themselves they put into their characters. (Jenny likes to bake like Lara Jean and Morgan is a runner like Emily--though only if she signs up for a marathon or the like).
Jenny and Morgan talking about what of themselves they put into their characters. (Jenny likes to bake like Lara Jean and Morgan is a runner like Emily–though only if she signs up for a marathon or the like).

After the panel we got to get our books signed. It was fun to be able to tell Morgan Matson that I had loved Since You’ve Been Gone since it wasn’t even officially out until Monday (review coming soon!). And Jenny remembered me from her launch event a couple weeks earlier which was really nice. As per my May challenge I don’t have time to read it now but I’m excited to get to The Summer I Turned Pretty someday soon.

As I mentioned I used to work at BoW (this might be the first time I’ve admitted that on here!) so it was also nice to see old friends. Interestingly I discovered that another blogger also works at the store now. So yes, on Sunday Nicole and I met Gaby AKA Queen Ella Bee Reads (who I didn’t even know was a local New Yorker–for shame!). Since we now follow each other on Twitter I’m just going to go ahead and say we’re friends. Yay another blogger to run into at BEA.

So that was my Sunday and now we are at the conclusion of my first “event recap.” What say you? Should I be doing more of these in the future? Have you read or are you waiting to read either of the books? Let me know in the comments!

2 thoughts on “Event Recap: Jenny Han and Morgan Matson in Conversation

  1. Thank you for the pictures :D I love living vicariously through you! I got my hardback of SYBG, and the inner cover is so beautiful I almost cried! Not really, but you get it.

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    1. Isn’t it neat? It was such a surprise when I saw it (though I’m making do with my ARC version lol).

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