Every reader has those certain words that make them auto-buy a book. These are more commonly known as ‘buzzwords’. There are definite pros and cons to having bookish buzzwords, and i certainly have plenty of words that make me pick up a book.
This year in particular, I’ve been trying my best to find ways of reading more and keeping concentration on reading. Reading more productively if you will. This has always been my biggest downfall. When it comes to my TBR pile and hitting my yearly goals.
Simon James Green has quickly become one of my favourite YA authors. It’s been a long time since i laughed out loud (lol’d if you will) at a book, and his debut novel Noah Can’t Even made me do just that. I had the pleasure of meeting Simon at YALC, and after that and the announcement that he is working on a sequel to Noah Can’t Even, i knew i had some questions to ask him.
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.
It’s day 4 of our read-along blog tour! If you didn’t know, me and Sophie are hosting a read-along of A Change Is Gonna Come, a BAME anthology all about change. We’ve both been waiting to read this collection for a long time, and reading a story a day means we get to discuss everything together. Which is GREAT!
It’s the first day of our A Change Is Gonna Come read-along and blog tour! I’m so excited to start reading the stories with everyone and especially for some excellent blogs to join in on the fun! I’ve been looking forward to reading this BAME anthology since YALC this year (as there was such a huge hype around it), so it feels great to finally get around to reading the first story.
Our LGBTQ+ book club has been running for quite some time now, and we’re on our fourth book of the club! We’re all so happy with how well received all these books have been and how many people are getting involved. More so, me and Sophie have been managing to read the same books every month, which never happens and was the ultimate goal of this whole book club.