Phew, it’s been a super busy time lately, I have barely had time to blog! I don’t know what I would do without Aila and Jenna and scheduling!
Next week I’m heading to Brisbane Writer’s Festival and catching up with lots of authors and bloggers. I’ll also film an August reading wrap up and put it up separately when I get the chance.
It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for I finally put up my bookshelves in my new home! I feel so much better now that it’s up, it took a straight 6 hours of rearranging, moving boxes and unpacking! I originally wanted to do a full rainbow, but I realised that 50% of my books actually have black spines. So I just arranged it into 1 rainbow shelf and my favourites/display books.
Because I can’t fit all my books on the main shelves, I’m using my old bookshelves in one of the bedrooms featuring my TBR pile, review copies and books I haven’t gotten around to reading yet. Also there’s a lot of the black spined books that didn’t fit into the rainbow.
Loop Day Event – 3 September
I got the chance to head to the exclusive preview of Miss Peregrine’s Home of Peculiar Children at our local cinema. Penguin Teen Australia held a competition for a few lucky people to attend, and my friend couldn’t go so she gave me her spot! It was such an awesome event, with lots of fun activities – got one of my nails painted, some yummy doughnuts, fruit carving and a tattoo.
We also got this amazing goodie bag featuring tickets to movie when it comes out! The movie looks like it’s going to be amazing, with some great actors and scenery as directed by Tim Burton. I haven’t read the book yet but this definitely makes me excited for the movie.
#MonthofMaas Trivia Challenge – YouTube
The amazing Piera Forde invited me and Aprilius Maximus to take part in her Month of Maas quiz on the Throne of Glass series. This video is basically just me laughing my ass off but you can tell how much fun we all had! It was really inspiring seeing other people’s book rooms and her vlogging set up!
Check out the video here. (Warning: Throne of Glass series spoilers!)
August Book Haul
It’s been a while since I’ve had time to do a book haul, so here’s all of the books I got during August! No doubt I’m missing a few, it’s been totally hectic.
Highly Illogical Behaviour by John Corey Whaley
Shield by Rachael Craw
Nerve by Jeanne Ryan
Girl in Pieces by Katherine Glasgow
Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine
Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
Elegy by Jane Abbott
Becoming Aurora by Elizabeth Kasmer
The Call by Peadar O’Guilin
Freedom Swimmer by Wai Chim
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer
The Devil You Know by Trish Doller
The One Who Got Away by Caroline Overington
The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis
Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil by Melina Marchetta
Thank you Penguin Random House, Allen & Unwin, Pan Macmillan Australia, Scholastic Australia, UQP, Bloomsbury, HarperCollins Australia and Walker Books Australia for sending me these review copies!
Night Beach by Kirsty Eagar – Kirsty gifted me a signed copy of this book as thanks for hosting the Writing Herstory panel earlier this month! (Recap here)
The Diet Starts on Monday by Tamar Chnorhokian
The Girl from Before – I got these 4 books from the Hachette Christmas Roadshow, which I was lucky enough to attend with booksellers!
There May Be A Castle by Piers Torday (not pictured)
Ragdoll by Daniel Cole
See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
My Best Friend is a Goddess by Tara Eglington – the lovely Tara sent me this book, which I’m excited to read.
#SaveOzStories – Picked up this free short story collaboration at the bookstore.
And all these books below from April when we met up!
OZYAY on Air – September
Today, we’re talking about two recent Aussie YA releases live on ABC Radio. I gave both of these books 3 stars, I enjoyed them but they weren’t without issues. I’ll review them soon on the blog!
As always, will post up the link to the podcast once it’s up. Or subscribe to the #LoveOzYA podcast here!
What about Jenna & Aila?
Aila recently got back from hiatus during her holiday in Bali which looked really stunning!
How was your bookish month?