November has been another epic bookish month, despite my huge blog slump. Posts will go up more often and I’m hoping to take part in Blogmas, or Twelve Days of Christmas at least. Fingers crossed I can keep up.
I hope you enjoy and happy reading!
Markus Zusak event:
I was lucky enough to get my hands on a ticket for this last minute. The event was chaired by writer and journalist Anita Sethi. It’s been awhile since I was so absorbed in an author talk, I almost forgot to take photos during the talk and reading. Markus talked about his family, The Book Thief and why it took him so long to write his next book, Bridge of Clay. I had so much fun and can’t wait to start reading it! If you get the chance to go to his events, so it! You won’t regret it.
Kingdom of Ash fan event:
My love of Sarah J Maas and her books is no secret, so it’ll come as no surprise that I went along to her London event. Before the main part of the event we had the chance to wander the various interactive stations, including a photo station with props, stamps for you to stamp your books and the chance to write a message in Sarah’s personal copy. Unfortunately I didn’t get the chance to do any of this as I was too upset after an incident with a steward. The event was chaired by the brilliant Katherine Webber, so naturally the questions were epic and insightful.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald midnight launch:
Honestly, this was by far one of my favourite midnight launches ever, there was so much fun and interactive things to do and it wasn’t heaving making it easier to enjoy. The time and dedication staff put into it really paid off, my full write-up can be found here, with even more photos included. Bring on next year’s launch, (hopefully).
The Truth Pixie story time with Matt Haig:
I went along to The Truth Pixie story time in Foyles. I’d never been able to make any of his previous London events so I jumped at the chance to go to this one. It was such a fun and festive interactive event, members of the audience could join in the story time, a brief Q&A, followed by a book signing.
Books And Baubles:
I was invited to Orion’s Books And Baubles blogger event hosted in Covent Garden Hotel’s Fortune Room. The room was beautifully decorated with baubles and a Christmas tree decorated with bookish baubles. There was champagne, cakes and books, I snapped up a proof of Queenie straight away, I’ve been eager to get my hands on this since the Gollanzc event! I had so much fun at this, my event write-up will go up soon.
Blog Tour: Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake
Blog tour: A Gift from Woolworths by Elaine Everest
Blog Tour: Defense of an Other by Grace Mead
What I’ve read:
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas
All The Lonely People by David Owen
Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa (still reading)
A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig
Whiteout by Gabriel Dylan
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve (currently reading)
How was your November, what are you currently reading? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
7 thoughts on “Blogmas Day 1: Wrap Up – November highlights”
I just love that you are so open and share these experiences with us!! Thank you Nicola!
aww 🙂 as always looks like you ahd an awesome month! so awesome
I love it so much, I need to buy a copy asap! I have a copy of that, glad you’re enjoying it!
As usual it looks like you had a fantastic month! I love Matt Haig so that one looks particularly cool! I’m currently reading The Familiars and I’m really enjoying it!
Looks like you’ve had a wonderful month Nic!
I’m so glad to hear you had a great November Nicola! Can’t wait to hear what you think of Shadow of the Fox and Queenie!
You had such a fun November! I hope you share your thoughts on Queenie, I’ve been seeing it pop up quite a lot on my socials and I am intrigued 🙂