My boyfriend (who is a photographer - follow him on Instagram!) and I have been together for a while, but in the past few years, we've been in a temporary long distance relationship. While it is not exactly an ideal situation and can be pretty challenging, it also has its perks. We get to explore two of the best cities in the U.S. in my opinion - San Francisco where I'm at and Seattle where he is.
This past Saturday, it just so happened that the author, Kristin Hannah, of my favorite book so far this year, was having a book event in the city that my boyfriend lives in, 800 miles from me. Since he knows how much I loved her new book, The Nightingale, because of how long I talked to him about it and as I have stated in my review yesterday, he decided to go for me.
He went and waited in line, and when it was finally his turn, he told Kristin Hannah that he was there because I couldn't. He expressed to her how much her book, The Nightingale, has easily become one of my favorite books. He gave her my name and even went on to tell her that I was an aspiring writer. She advised him to pass a message along, to tell me to never give up, even when it seems like giving up is the only option. Then, she went on to sign my copy, with this incredible message.
I loved this book so much, but I love it even more because of what my boyfriend did, going out of his way to go to a book event for me! I don't know what I ever did to deserve this man whom I'm lucky to call my best friend and partner, but I know that I am forever grateful that he truly understands and supports me through all the dreams and goals in my life.
Here's to great, personable authors, beautiful signed copies, and the amazing people in our lives that understand our love for reading.