October is usually about scary costumes and candies and Halloween parties, and even candles and flowers for our departed loved ones (in the Philippine setting). But the #FeelsFest just proved that October could also be about romance and books and a lot of FEELS! Yes, yesterday’s event was so successful and overwhelming I am just blogging about it now.
Books are available, both old and new titles, and there are some authors who have their books sold-out. Too bad I wasn’t able to get the hardprint copies of the books I’ve been eyeing, so I guess I just have live with the Amazon copies for now.
So before everything started, my friends and I took advantage of not-so-empty space to take pictures. It felt good to be reunited with old author friends, after a long time of virtual and sometimes late night conversations.
Then happened the live reading, which is something I’ve learned to expect in every event like this. I guess when feelings are involved, I just can’t tame myself. When Gio Gahol started to give life to Toni of Sweeter By The Second by C.P. Santi, my mind automatically conjured up the scene from that book I’ve read months ago, and his dark chocolatey voice didn’t help to keep myself from squealing from my seat! 😂
When the live reading has ended, it was time for the authors releasing brand new titles to speak and pitch their books (oh wait, I am one of them). I wasn’t fully prepared really so I didn’t know what to say. I was able to do it though, thankfully.
By the end of the program, winners of the games were announced. Too bad I wasn’t able to finish that human bingo, even after Gio signed up a box. Likewise, I felt hopeless with the photo collage, because by the time I mustered the confidence to take picture with one of the live readers doing heart symbol with his hand, he was gone. Yes, it’s Gio. And no, I am not crushing on him because I know I’m gonna be murdered. 😂 the dark chocolatey voice, though!
Then a surpise came, as I heard my name being called as one of the winners for the raffle, and I got a bag of goodies!
Then of course, catching up with friends is always better over cups of coffee.
Yep, #FeelsFest was full of feels and fun! If you were there, thank you for coming. If not, then we’ll see you in the next event for feels.
Spread the loove!
Beth G. ❤