NYALitFest 2019 Wrap-Update

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Last weekend was the long awaited NYALitFest in Preston! Last year was such a wonderful event, and to top off all the incredible authors and all the fun that was had, the event is completely free! I had even more fun if possible than last year, with more of my friends and a much bigger event.

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Markus Zusak Event (Blogmas)

imageAt the end of October, me, Sarah and our friend, Louise, got tickets to a talk and signing with Markus Zusak at Waterstones Deansgate in Manchester. I was so excited because I adore The Book Thief and definitely see it as one of my favourite books. After a long 13 year wait (something he kept bringing up himself!) for his next book, it’s finally here! The event and signing was to celebrate his new novel, Bridge of Clay, which I’m currently reading.  Continue reading

A Change is Gonna Come – Waterstones Event

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DKRREHNXUAEf6SaYesterday, I had the chance to go to an event at Manchester Waterstones all about the BAME anthology, A Change is Gonna Come. If you follow our blog here or over on Twitter you will have most likely seen that we read this for our read-along two weeks ago (if not, how on earth have you missed it?) Five of the twelve authors were speaking at the event, four of which are new voices and their story in this anthology is their first published work! This made for such interesting conversations and also made it feel more relatable in many ways. The authors on the panel were Tanya Byrne, Yasmin Rahman, Phoebe Roy, Mary Bello and Aisha Bushby! Also, a big thanks to Charlie from Stripes Publishing who led the questions and was also really lovely to meet!

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Carrie Hope Fletcher Signing

On the 4th of September i attended the Carrie Hope Fletcher All That She Can See signing in Manchester. I’ve been trying to attend a Carrie signing for a long time, as i’ve been quite a big fan of hers for a while and more recently (well, since she became an author), have completely fallen in love with her writing too.

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YALC 2017 – Signed Books

This year for YALC i ended up taking a lot more books than i had bargained for with me to be signed by the attending authors. I really over-estimated how many authors would be attending and how much i’d actually have to read to complete my TBR pile (HERE is my YALC TBR if you didn’t see that). Needless to say, i didn’t complete my TBR pile, but i did get a whole load of books signed!

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Wilde Like Me by Louise Pentland – Book Event

On the 29th of June, Louise Pentland’s debut novel was released and quickly became number one on the best sellers list. She followed the release with a book event, going across the country to discuss her YouTube career and the process of writing her first novel. I was lucky enough to list to her speak at the Manchester event, and let me tell you, an event it was.

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BEDM: An Evening With Patrick Ness – Manchester

Yesterday was the Patrick Ness evening for his latest novel Release in Manchester. It was hosted by Waterstones and held in the famous central library in the city center. Having been to a few events here held by Waterstones now, i was particularly excited.

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