For YALC this year, I thought I’d do something a little different from my standard book haul or uninteresting list. Behold, The YALC Diaries! Although I’m beginning this post after Friday’s festivities have come to an end, I’m planning to write this up as a play-by-play of my favourite book event. Here we go!
Happy Friday! It has been an absolutely hectic week -- you can't imagine how relieved I am for the weekend! Regardless of the week's craziness, I managed to read two books this week. Not bad!
The Last Namsara is the YA fantasy debut that everyone needs to be talking about. I'm a little torn on this one because there was so much that I really loved about this book, but I also had some issues.
I hadn’t read anything by Ryan Graudin before I started reading Invictus, but I had heard great things about her books. Invictus was easily one of the most highly anticipated proofs at YALC – everyone was so eager to get their hands on it. I didn’t get a proof, but I was able to get a digital ARC.
Blackbird by N. D. Gomes Publisher: HQ Teen Publication date: 16 November 2017 Pages: 287 pages Format: physical proof Rating: 3.75 out of 5 blackbirds I received a proof copy of this book at YALC. This does not influence my opinion. This review is spoiler-free. Blackbird is a proof I picked up at … Continue reading ARC Review: Blackbird by N. D. Gomes
It’s the first of September and that means two things – I’ll have to start wearing a jacket to work and it’s time for this month’s reading strategy! I really love doing these post because they help remind me of what’s been hiding in my TBR pile and gives me a little nudge of motivation.
I find these monthly TBR strategies really helpful. I’m the kind of person who instantly rebels against any kind of restriction for my reading, so I tend to use them more like guidelines than strict rules. My digital and physical TBR piles are absolutely staggering right now.
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'm posting this a little later in the day than I usually like -- it has been a busy day! Scottish Fiancé ran his first race, so my big sister and I made signs to taunt/support him (see photo below). It has been a really hot day here in London, so there has been a … Continue reading Instagram Sundays
It’s Friday, the happiest day of the week! I didn’t do a weekly wrap-up last week because the last day of the month fell on a Friday – you can read my June round-up here. It has been a tough week for reading and blogging because of general life things (again, all good stuff), but I did manage to read one book this week.