Tips for Attending YALC

As many UK readers know, the Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) is coming up this week!  Part of London Film and Comic Con, YALC celebrates YA books, readers, and authors in one happy weekend.  I’m going to YALC for the first time, as I’m sure many others are too, but I am a seasoned attendee of both New York Comic Con and professional conferences.  I thought I’d share some general conference-going tips to (hopefully) make your life a bit easier and more comfortable at YALC.  

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I Need to Finish

The fantasy genre is notorious for its long series and hefty books.  As a long-time fantasy reader, there are so many series that I just haven’t managed to finish.  I decided to highlight a few of these unfinished series, along with some non-fantasy series, for Top Ten Tuesday, as The Broke and the Bookish is on hiatus.  I’m only listing series I’d like to finish rather than ones I decided to quit (looking at you, Dresden Files).  

Cover Love

Anyone who has spent time on this blog knows that I am an absolute sucker for a gorgeous cover. I’ll always pick up a beautifully designed book, and the cover will sway me to purchase a book about 80% of the time.

Reading Quirks

Every reader is unique; we all have different methods of tracking, handling, and choosing the books we read. Here are some of the quirks I’ve developed as a lifelong reader:

I’m Back!

Hi all! Sorry for being away for so long, I just knew I wouldn't be posting any updates to the blog while I was away on holiday. I did so little reading while I was there, which is quite shameful but we were so busy!