It’s Friday! I’m looking forward to a weekend of sitting on my butt and doing absolutely nothing. After being out of work sick all of last week, I’ve been doing a lot of catch up work and the week has had its ups and downs. I missed my Monday post, but seem to have gotten things back in order. Anyway, here’s what this week looked like in books.
Sea of Rust first drew my eye because it has one of the most stunning covers I've seen this year, and we've established here before that I am incredibly shallow when it comes to my books. I was delighted by the description -- it sounded so incredibly Asimovian and old-school sci-fi that I had to take a chance.
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.
I took a chance on Moira Fowley-Doyle's Spellbook of the Lost and Found after falling in love with its gorgeous cover on Twitter. I haven't read The Accident Season, her debut novel, so I didn't really know what to expect in terms of style.
It's time for Instagram Sundays -- a roundup of this week's bookstagam posts. This week's post is brought to you by my birthday and a weekend in London. This is an advance copy I was sent for review. I'm really enjoying it (and its simple but effective cover)! It's an adventure filled with wrongful imprisonment, … Continue reading Instagram Sundays
I posted my May reading round-up yesterday, and now I’ve got my sights set on June. I loved every book I read in May, so I’m hoping to keep the streak alive.
I was seeking out new book blogs to follow and stumbled upon Drizzle and Hurricane Books and loved her responses to this tag, so I just had to do it myself.
ARC Review: Dragon's Green by Scarlett Thomas
I've always had a close relationship with my local libraries. My mum and dad used to take my sister and me to our nearby Pasadena library branch, where we'd take our more books than our little arms could carry.