YALC 2017 – Summary

As you must know by now, YALC happened in the last weekend of July and is no officially over for 2017! I had such a wonderful time filled with wonderful people and more running than i’ve done all year. I managed to squeeze in near enough all the things i wanted to get done this year, so here is my weekend summed up!

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Best Books Of The Year (So Far)

There’s no time like the middle of the year to think about what you’ve read so far and what you loved. I’ve always done monthly wrap-ups and yearly round-ups of what i’ve read, what my ratings were and my favourites. However, i figured i may as well throw a post in mid-year about what i absolutely adored from this year so far. It might give you a little inspiration as to what to read for the next six months!

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BEDM: May 2017 Wrap-Up

I cannot believe we’ve reached the end of May! Doing monthly wrap-ups mean you realise how fast the time is going. I’m sure you know from my other blog posts and from Twitter that i’m in the midst of a YALC panic. I have so many books i want to read before YALC and i definitely don’t think i’ll get through them all. So for the next few months i’ll be solely reading books from authors who are attending YALC and i want to get to before the event. May was the start of that.

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BEDM: Release by Patrick Ness – Review

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Title: Release

Author: Patrick Ness

Genre: YA, Social, LGBTQ+

Publication Date: May 4th 2017

Publisher: Walker Books

Pages: 287

Summary: It’s Saturday, it’s summer and, although he doesn’t know it yet, everything in Adam Thorn’s life is going to fall apart. But maybe, just maybe, he’ll find freedom from the release. Time is running out though, because way across town, a ghost has risen from the lake…

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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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Adaptation Chat – A Monster Calls

I love books, I love films – why not combine the two together and talk about how much I adore them? I want to talk about A Monster Calls, directed by J.A. Bayona and based on the book written by Patrick Ness! It’s a bit of a messy chat but hey, I needed to release some feelings.

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Lessons We Could Learn From Conor

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This months ‘Lessons We Can Learn From…’ post is celebrating the release of A Monster Calls in cinemas. The novel penned by Patrick Ness, has been a huge success, resulting in numerous awards, reprints, book club editions and now a screen version so that everyone can enjoy this wonderfully fantastic story.

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