It’s that time of the month again, where has the time gone? We’re at the end of March already! March has been such a busy month for me, working on getting my blog back on track and some exciting news too! I hope you enjoy reading this month’s highlights.
Simon and Schuster blogger brunch:
I was invited to my first Simon and Schuster blogger brunch, it was so much fun! There are some brilliant books publishing in the coming months that I can’t wait to read. It was so much fun, this was the only photo I managed to take. I came away with some brilliant books to review!
Song of Sorrow launch:
After the S&S blogger brunch I went straight onto the launch event of Song of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury in Waterstones Piccadilly. The event was chaired by Samantha Shannon and was honestly the most fun I’ve had in a long time, I couldn’t stop laughing throughout the talk. It was the perfect way to end my birthday week, I bought so many books while I was there, too so keep an eye out for a book haul post soon!
Christopher Paolini in Conversation with Katherine Webber:
I can’t tell you how long I’d waited to finally hear Christopher Paolini talk about his books and meet him. It was worth the very long wait! Christopher read extracts from each book instead of a traditional reading, borrowing copies from the audience, including my own copy of Brisingr. Luckily there were some extra signed posters for people buying books on the night so I managed to get one by picking up an extra copy of Fork, it’s gorgeous! By far one of the best events I’ve been to, I really hope he comes back again soon!
Gollancz blogger event:
Books, pizza and vodka, I was sold and rsvp’d straight away! There are so many amazing books coming up, from Leigh Bardugo to Stephen Chbosky’s first book in twenty years! 2019 is shaping up to be another brilliant year for books! I managed to pick up a couple of books too!
It’s that time again, the longlist for the first three categories (Best Newcomer, Best Established and Publisher’s Choice) were announced, I’ve been nominated in two! I cried, I didn’t think anyone would nominate me. Voting is open now, it would mean the world to me if you voted, even if you don’t vote for me, everyone on the longlist deserves it! You can vote here.
What I’ve read:
Eragon by Christopher Paolini – ★★★★★
Farm Boy by Michael Morpurgo (audiobook) – ★★★★
Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, with Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis – ★★★
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (twice on audiobook) – ★★★★★
The Siren by Kiera Cass (audiobook) – ★★
The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins
- The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins blog tour
- Fierce Fragile Hearts by Sara Barnard review