Tanya Bakes | Dublin Book Signing

I'm so late with posts again I got really ill in the past week and haven't felt up to anything, it really sucks. I have a lot of posts to write and thought I'd share this one first. I'm a huge fan of Youtubers and I haven't met any of my favourite ones on any of their book signings until now. I've always tried to get tickets for book signings but I've always been too late or I didn't know it was on until the day. So when I heard Tanya Burr was coming to do a book signing of her first cook book Tanya Bakes, you can imagine my excitement that I was in time to buy tickets. My boyfriend actually surprised me with a ticket which I thought was super cute and I went along to the signing last weekend.


The signing started at half twelve and I wasn't sure what to expect. I had been in the queue since twelve and didn't think I was late queuing but it turns out I was one of the last people to turn up and didn't actually get my book signed until three o' clock. You can imagine my boredom of being in a queue for four hours for the majority by myself. I read the book in the line by myself, it's a baking book though so you can imagine that was a short read. 


The whole signing only lasted a few seconds. She signed my book, said hello and we got a selfie and I was swiftly moved along. I always find that the whole signing experience can be a very impersonal experience and it makes me feel very disconnected to someone who I've admired and wanted to meet for a long time. You get no time for any conversation which is disappointing even though you know you won't get to have a fully blown conversation. I was very happy to meet her as it's something I've been looking forward to and she was such a lovely person but I'm not sure if I'd go to another signing. It doesn't feel very worth it for the amount of time you wait for the amount of time you wait. I think it's great that so many people get to meet her and it makes a lot of people happy, but it felt organised and rushed and not that pleasant. Even though I left in a good mood after meeting her, and it's great meeting people you admire but sometimes it's not as great as you want it to be.

Has anyone ever been to a book signing like this? What's your experience with them?

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  1. I once visited the dressing room at rock band, they were very nice, not what I've imagined them))
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  2. I went to a book signing and it was quite disappointing as well, but when I went to meet Carrie Hope Fletcher at Stage Door and she signed my copy of her book it was the loveliest experience ever! It depends, I guess.

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    1. You just get no time to say anything! Omg I love Carrie I'm so jealous she seems like such a sweetheart! It's just waiting around for something you paid for is quite annoying but still it's an experience! xx

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  3. I've never been to a book signing before, so it was nice to hear your experience! It's too bad that you had to wait so long, though ♥
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    1. I've been to a few book signings before but I've never had to wait so long so I was kinda annoyed and with other authors I've gotten to have a chat with them - I think Tanya is just way too popular to do that xx

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  5. Lucky you, I wish I could meet her but I liv too far away! You both look so lovely in the photo though it really is a shame that at signings you don't get to spend as much time with the person as you'd like xx

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    1. I was lucky that she came over to Ireland! Aw thank you - although she makes me look like a potato! I know it sucks especially because you pay money for it you want to make the most of it but you don't have the time to! xx

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  6. The book looks lovely, its a shame you felt the way you did in the end though!
    Summer xx

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  7. It must be amazing to meet your idol! I've never really watched her videos though I do know of her. She looks so beautiful in real life! <3

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