The Book Signing Night at 52 Degrees

By | June 8, 2011

I am overwhelmed by all the love, support, kind words, and sincere wishes I have recieved yesterday. I never knew I was that popular :p I was literally spoiled!

If you follow me on twitter you would know that I had an alternative plan of bolting to Dubai yesterday. I was freaked out! What if no one showed up o enga9 wayhee? After all el nass ya finals ya flu! What if I freeze while I am supposed to talk, or rip something -I did- o atfashal?

The first thing I saw when as I walked through the doors shaking like a a leaf was Pink Girl already clicking away and taking pictures for her post Masha2 Allah 3leha. I was happy to see a friendly familiar face and she took away my camera and took all those pictures in this post for me 😀 Amazing mo? Love you girl :*

I was then told that I had received a bouquet of flowers… I walk over towards it wella its a HUGE flower arrangements as tall as me with lovely tulips and roses. It was from the VIVA Social Media team! Those guys just won’t stop spoiling us! Thank you so much VIVA guys it was truly amazing 😀

I was seated in a long table with name plates in the center of attention in front of long stretching rows of red chairs that were filling up quickly by then. Of course we in Kuwait are always fashionably late -I arrived at 7 :p- so the introduction was delayed till 7:30 instead of 7 PM.

The books were presented nicely for the audience… look at my Dathra book ya7leelah 😀

The talking began, my heart was beating so loudly but I guess I did all right -judging that the audience didn’t laugh or anything- and the scary moment passed. I relaxed and listened to the other talking about their books.

Then the Q&A session started and Tareq Al-Ali who was there to support one of the guy authors took the mike and gave a little speech. Check out the beautiful VIVA bouquet peeking from behind him :)

I answered a question about why authors were always on the safe side and won’t breach certain boundaries while they are writing, and people actually clapped for my answer! Wanasa!!!! Hehehe :p

Then it was time for the audience to grab their books and get it over for the writers to sign.

Bema inna infotha7na o khala9na I don’t suppose there is a point not showing my self on my blog… here I am smiling for the camera *waves hello* 😀

Many people came most of them you my friends and my fellow bloggers who made a point to support me last night. There was a nice line of friendly people smiling while I chatted and signed their copies of Dathra for them. I loved meeting every single one of them. 😀

A lovely couple even came bearing a gift for me!!! A lovely box filled with a hidden box filled with chocolates from Dubai that I very much enjoyed while I munched on them in bed last night while I checked those pictures… Thank you Shaikha & Waleed 😀

By the time we were done with the book signing the Blue District night was on so we grabbed a table in Choowy Goowy and we enjoyed a delicious dinner and good company while we listened to the tunes of Zak Al-Mousawi.

Am I done yet? No, wait guys for my next post… I have a surprise for you 😉

Check out my fellow blogger’s coverage of the event. Particularly my picture taken Masha2 Allah by BananaQ8 which could possibly be the best picture of me ever taken (I am not photogenic at all)… I will update the list when other fellow bloggers publish their posts :)

Banana Q8

Um 3azooz

Q8 Path

Edge of Imagination

Our Family Nest

Ansam 518

Q8 Rain

Pink Girl (Has a Video of my speech)

Q8 Blend

Inspirations by Sara D.

Jacquies

965 Malls

Froyo Nation


48 Responses to “The Book Signing Night at 52 Degrees”

  1. Ra-1 says:

    مبروووك :) ما كنت أدري جان ييت!
    بس لا تقولين الرواية مطبوعة نفس طريقة البلوق؟ قصدي إن بالكويتي بس حروف انجليزية؟
    :/

    • danderma says:

      Allah ybarek feech 7yatee thank you!
      Its mostly English bs fee kalemat bel q8y bel 7war o emtarjema to English bel footnotes 3shan el ajaneb laman yegroonha ma ythe3oon…

  2. swera says:

    yaaaa 7elwech wallah :*

    menha lela3la nshallah :) o i demand another book signing session 😀

  3. Rainy says:

    You deserve dear , you were amazing menha lil a3la inshalah

  4. Bo-Ya3gooob says:

    Agoool MABROOOOOOK, sorry i couldn’t be there but was supporting u all the way… Looks like u had alot of fun u deserve it oo minha la3la, inshalla will be there in ur next book signing, inshalla… 😉

  5. Summer says:

    I’m glad you had fun!! You deserve more attention dear. I really wanted to be there but I have finals!
    Love,
    Summer

  6. newbride says:

    و الله و الله و الله تحسفت اني ما قدرت اكون موجوده

    مبرووووووووك و تستاهلين :)

  7. Mabrook! Keep it up 😀

  8. Lama says:

    I was happy to see the crowed 😀
    Well done, it was totally your night and you deserve it :*

    • danderma says:

      Thank you hon, believe me not as happy as me! I really believed for a moment that no one will come!

  9. ShoSho says:

    Heeyyyy Mabroook!!! You look Lovely :)))) I am really happy for you..

    LoL I loved the your picture comment, tara non of us is anonymous anymore anyways lol

    Yalla me and FourMe demand a WestField signing event 😛

    • danderma says:

      LooL than you hon 3yonich el 7elwa 😀
      Ee hal deera feha a7ad anonymous! mako b3d khalas :)

      LoooL ya rait wallah imagine ana wagfa 3nd Waterstones o asawee book signing :)

  10. hamad al-ali says:

    You deserve it
    Good luck, and keep it up

    • danderma says:

      Thank you so much for everything… sorry yanantik min iln 7anna adri but in the end we have fun 😀

  11. 965malls says:

    Alf mabrouk Danderma – wishing you all the success and once again apologies for not being there – بالتوفيق انشااله

    • danderma says:

      Its ok Allah ybarek fekom o insha2 Allah next time we get to meet you guys 😀

  12. YoungChefQ8 says:

    Mabrook on the book and the event 😀

    I really wish i could’ve been there but i have finals! :(
    Inshalla in your next book signing i’ll be there 😉

    I wanted to ask though.. till when are they selling the book at 52 degrees ? I love the story and i really want to go and get it.

    xoxo, Noura/YoungChefQ8

    • danderma says:

      Thank you hon insha2 Allah next book signing.

      It is so far going to be 3la 6ool in 52 degrees bs ams it was sold out mafrooth ayeboona elyoom… la7eg ma itla7eg 3ad 😀

  13. r.alsharif says:

    I’m really glad it went well! I’m really happy for you! 😀
    I really wanted to make it but I couldn’t. My excuse is kinda pathetic though, I didn’t have a ride (and I still can’t drive). Bes wallah 7ada kaan b5a6ri ayee.
    I wish you the best and hope to see you in future book signings! 😀

    • danderma says:

      Thank you hon. Aww its not pathetic insha2 Allah next time you will make it 😀

  14. Q8Path says:

    You really appreciate it Ms.Danderma, hope to see your books internationally not only locally.

  15. Ansam says:

    Menha lil a3la inshallah :*

  16. qabaq says:

    Great Job, wish you all the best.

    by the way your blog theme differently goes with Missoni colors 😉 They should advertise here in think. A message to Missoni Kuwait ;P

    • danderma says:

      Thank you so much :)
      lool Missonique? It won’t stay like that for long though 😉

  17. a. says:

    I wish I could’ve been there il9ara7a bas I’m out of the country. A big mabrooook, congrats 😀

    • danderma says:

      7safa… the next book signing insha2 Allah you might make it 😀
      Allah ybarek feech hon thanks :)

  18. Farah says:

    Alf Mabrouk !That’s a rockstar line up I see 😀 3a2bel many more success stories!

    • danderma says:

      LooL 7elwa rockstar… no one was screaming I assure you 😉
      Allah ybarek feeh hon thank you so much!

  19. Orange says:

    You are beautiful =)

  20. Amu says:

    Congrats..all the besT!!

  21. Slashy says:

    grats im mighty proud

    w 7adich CUTE!

  22. S says:

    Mabrooooooooooooooook,,, mnha lil a3la inshalah! 😀
    Sorry I could not come I was out of the country.
    And you looked and sounded great, you had nothing to worry about 😉

    So Can I tell people who you are now ? ;P

    • danderma says:

      Allah ybarek feech o 7amd le Allah 3la el salama 😀

      Thank you! Ashwa mo sowad wayh y3ni :)

      Loool noo keep that sliver of anonmity going on for a while still :p

  23. M says:

    Masha2allah sweety you look absolutely beautiful :) Alf mabrouk on your book..and with many more to come encha2allah 😉

    • danderma says:

      Allah ybarek feech thank you… ana beautiful? 3yonich el 7elwa hon thank you!