February Wrap Up, Penguin Teen Showcase & Book Haul

March 6, 2018 by Jeann @ Happy Indulgence | Books, Features, Monthly Recap, Monthly Wrap Up, Videos

I can hardly believe it’s the start of March! February was a super busy month for me, but it was also a really good one. Here’s what I got up to:

  • Watched the Aladdin musical which was so hilarious and I adored the colourful cast and set!
  • Finally finished a massive project at work that I had been working on for 12 months. There was lots of partying involved and I’m so happy it’s up!
  • I reached over 1000 subscribers on Youtube! I’m so happy about this, I’ve really been enjoying youtube lately and I can’t believe I reached this milestone so quickly.

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Penguin Teen Australia Showcase

I got to attend the Penguin Teen Australia Showcase in Brisbane last week, and it was such a wonderful event! I finally met Fleur Ferris whose books I’ve loved for a few years now, and it was lovely chatting to her and hearing about Found, her new release coming out.

We also got to watch a preview screening of Love, Simon which was so adorable! It definitely gave me all the warm and fuzzy feelings and I just wanted to give all those characters a big hug. After reading and loving Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda, I was so happy to see that the movie stayed true to the tone of the book (here I am with Rachelle and Piera).

I also met Jodi McAllister, author of Valentine and Ironheart and got my books signed and it was interesting hearing about the influences of her writing. She was interviewed by Rhianna Patrick as from #LoveOzYA (who I also work with on ABC radio) and it’s always an entertaining conversation.

February Book Haul

I did relatively well with my book buying ban (although I did end up buying a few more books when I realised this fact, whoops) this month. I did get a few books that I had been looking forward to reading from publishers for review which was really exciting!


Review copies

Thanks to New South Books, Pan Macmillan Australia, Allen & Unwin, Bloomsbury, Penguin Random House and Hachette Australia for sending me these review copies!ย 


February Wrap Up

It was actually a good reading month for me – although I didn’t read as much as I’m used to reading, I actually enjoyed almost all of the books!

Check out my wrap up video below or on our youtube channel:

Books I read

5 stars
Raelia by Lynette Noni
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

4 stars
Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughenย 

American Panda by Gloria Chao
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalto

3.5 stars
Wires & Nerve Vol 2 by Marissa Meyer & Stephen Gilpin

1 star
Convergence by Marita Smith

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What have you been reading in February? What books did you haul? Talk to me below!

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Jeann is an Aussie YA blogger and mum who loves to read and recommend books! You can usually find me fangirling about books on my various social media channels including Tiktok@happyindulgence, Instagram and Youtube.

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16 responses to “February Wrap Up, Penguin Teen Showcase & Book Haul

  1. Oooh, I’ve seen the Aladdin musical myself, in London. I’ve just read and reviewed The Fandom, and I wasn’t overly struck on it, personally. I always think months where I enjoy what I read are better than months where I read more. I picked up Things a Bright Girl Can Do and Goodbye, Perfect during February!
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    • Oh my gosh, that would’ve been an amazing show in London! Great to hear your thoughts on The Fandom, it’s a shame it was kind of meh. Yeah, it’s actually rare that I enjoy most of the books I read!

  2. I’m so glad to hear you had a great month overall, Jeann! And congratulations on the 1000 followers and on finishing your big project at work, that’s awesome, I’m really happy for you ๐Ÿ™‚ x
    You’re so lucky you got to see Love, Simon, I’m so glad it was great for you, I can’t wait to see it as well ๐Ÿ™‚
    I look forward to hearing your thoughts on all of these new books, especially The Belles, I recently read that one and really enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚
    I hope you’re having a lovely March! xx
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    • Awww thank you so much Marie! I think you’ll love Love Simon when you watch it, it’s so adorable. I’m so glad you loved The Belles as well, I’m going to have to read it soon! March is awesome so far ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. YAS CONGRATS ON 1K FOLLOWERS!! Also you have been massively productive and this is the part where I’ll just sit back and clap because the biggest thing I did was make ice cream and tell my 2yo niece not to draw on my face. (Also I’m SO excited for Iron Gold but I’m going via audio because the actual book will kill me if I try to hold it. I think it’s as tall as me.)
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    • Thank you so much lovely! Yeah, I’ve been way too productive lately hahaha and I need to rest, seriously because I’m so tired lol. OMG ICE CREAM. Seriously that’s a massive effort hahaha. Omg yeah the hardback is a seriously weapon.

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