August wrap-up

August has been a fairly quiet month, which was handy as I was exhausted after YALC and definitely needed the break after a very busy July.

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YALC 2018: Highlights

Earlier this week I wrote a post about some issues I had with this years YALC, which you can find here. Despite all that there was some great moments throughout the weekend, so this is my YALC post of all the highlights, including all the awesome books I picked up.

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Some issues with YALC…

As you all probably know last week was YALC week, this year I bought a 3 Day ticket so I didn’t miss any authors I wanted to meet.

I’ve put off writing this for awhile as it was a very mixed experience for me. I was unsure if I should write an honest post or edit and sugar coat it, when I put it to Twitter the general response was to be honest. I just want to say that any problems I had were in no way the fault of any authors or publisher booths. Everyone was lovely and it was nice to see So many people I know. A write-up of the fun parts will follow shortly, I needed to get this off my chest.

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Event: Orion Blogger Brunch

I went along to the Orion Blogger Brunch hosted at Carmelite House, home of the Hachette group. When we arrived we had a chance to get some drinks and snacks and chat to other bloggers before sitting down for the main portion of the event. Now onto the fun part… books, I’m going to do a brief run through of the highlights and books I’m really looking forward to.

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Event: The Secret Garden launch

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I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of the stunning illustrated edition of The Secret Garden, designed by the talented MinaLima graphic designers and published by Harper Design. I had so much fun at The Little Mermaid launch back in March, I knew this wasn’t one to be missed. The launch was hosted at the MinaLima store on Greek Street and was upstairs in the new gallery dedicated to the illustrated classics. I arrived with the lovely¬†Ana a little early and looked around the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts galleries before going in, the whole place is gorgeous and I’m already planning my next visit to the shop asap.

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Event: An Evening With Victoria Aveyard

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Today I have a quick event write-up to share with you all. Anyone who knows me will know how much I love the Red Queen series. As soon as I found out Victoria Aveyard was coming back to the U.K. I’ve kept my eyes peeled for the official announcement and tickets going on sale, I grabbed one as soon as I saw it, I had no trouble getting out of bed at 1:30AM to buy it. Even though I had to wait an extra two weeks, I bought a ticket and book bundle as the tour exclusive had beautiful blue sprayed edges and included a bookmark and poster. I never say no to bookish swag and both the poster and bookmark are AMAZING and match my awesome War Storm tote Orion were giving away in the pre order campaign.

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