Tuesday 1 July 2014

Monthly Round-Up: May and June

So, over the past few months I have been even more absent than usual, mainly because they've actually been quite stressful (I was ill for about two weeks which kind of put me off reading for ages and then by the time I was better it was five days before my first exam and then exams happened which is never fun), but it's all good now, so I've got no excuses for not posting other than my own laziness.

Anyway! Here's what I got up to on the blog over the past 2 months:

Books Read

Young Avengers volume 3 by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
The Fearless by Emma Pass
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
Popular: A Memoir by Maya Van Waganen
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

A Kiss in the Dark by Cat Clarke
Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bringer by Derek Landy
Darkness Hidden by Zoe Marriott
The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson
Geek Girl: Picture Perfect by Holly Smale

Books Reviewed:
The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens
Say Her Name by James Dawson

Book of the Month

                  May                                                                                                              June

It is safe to say that I absolutely loved both of these books. Beauty Queens was all things weird and wonderful and hilarious, and The Bitter Kingdom was a perfect end to a series that I adore.

I also got around to posting an interview with Susie Day, which was a lot of fun to do, and I hope it was fun to read to! As well as that, The TFiOS film came out in June, so I wanted to post my thoughts on that as well.

I also actually got up to some bookish stuff that wasn't just reading books in my bedroom in June! Since exams were over, I actually let myself go to things and enjoy myself instead of staying in my revision cave/bedroom and doing anything but revising... (namely watching Orange is the New Black, so who can blame me). So I went to the launch for Say Her Name, which was a lot of fun and I actually did something that could vaguely resemble mingling (I am a terrible mingler. I like to talk to the people I know because I am pretty bad at conversing with people in real life.) I also got to ambush Robin Stevens and tell her how much I loved her book, so all in all a successful evening. And then just this weekend I got to go to the Random House blogger brunch, where we got to go book speed dating and found out more about the new Young Bond title as the author, Steve Cole, was there to tell us about it! He was really great and came out to the pub with all the bloggers afterwards even though I think we might have scared him off... Plus we got copies of THE IRON TRIAL so no big deal (*dies*) I also went to nose about the new Foyles, and even though it doesn't quite have the charm or the YA selection that old Foyles did yet, I'm sure after a bit of time it'll get better. Though it is a lovely new shop and it was the busiest I've ever seen it!

So, that was May and June!

1 comment:

  1. Hm, did our previous comment go through? Just in case... Sounds like a great couple of months! And we've been meaning to read THE THIEF for forever.


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