Believe it or not my friends, I hadn’t been to any sort of bookish event before now. Here in the UK, it’s rare for people to come to my city…which is quite surprising actually, considering I live in one of the largest cities. But, with my inability to travel elsewhere, I just hadn’t been to any kind of bookish event.
Until now. And ohhh I started with a good one. Because Samantha Shannon – one of my FAVOURITE authors – came to do a book signing/”evening with” event. And when I found out, I genuinely squealed. I was at my friends house and just shouted at her “OHMYGOSHWECANGOWECANGOI’LLGETTHETICKETSTOMORROWWE’REGOING.”
And so this has been planned for over a month.
Continue reading My first bookish event! |The story of how I fangirled so hard my face hurt from smiling
It’s been a long time coming.
With the wait for The Song Rising – the 3rd book in this series – being so long, I knew I needed to reread this book and the second one. Admittedly, I should have started my rereads sooner, since I still need to read the 2nd book and the 3rd book is now released. But still. Here we are at last.
Let’s dive into The Bone Season!
Title: The Bone Season
Author: Samantha Shannon
Series Status: The 1st book in the Bone Season series
Genre: Fantasy, Dystopia
Number of Pages: 560 (this edition includes a novella)
Continue reading Discovering a book all over again when rereading and loving a second time…The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Sooooo it was my birthday on Friday 🙂
And while I don’t make that huge a fuss about my own birthday, it does mean I was treated to some new books, and that alone is exciting for me!
Like with my December Book Haul, my main version of this haul is actually on my booktube channel, since it’s a lot easier to explain which were gifts/which I got before my birthday, along with why I’m interested in them. So the video will be down below, but underneath the books and synopsis’ will be listed for anyone who doesn’t have enough time (or simply don’t want) to watch the video.
So let’s see what books I got in February!
Continue reading February/Birthday Book Haul! Stocking up my physical TBR once again
Another edition of Sunday Status!
A few more bookish things have been happening compared to my usual life lately, and so the updates and general chit-chat commences.
Today is quite a random selection of updates, so hopefully at least one will be somewhat interesting for you guys 😆
Let’s see what my Sunday Status is!
Continue reading Sunday Status: My first bookish event, a hopeful change in photography & a new bookish project
“Why nerve-wracking?” I hear you ask.
Well, when Samantha Shannon revealed the cover reveal was on it’s way, she also mentioned that THE SERIES DESIGN HAD BEEN CHANGED.
And we all know that while it’s the inside of a book that counts, we bookworms like our series covers to be matching.
And considering this is one of my favourite series, and I already have the first two books in the original covers…oooohhhh I was nervous.
But it’s here, so let’s see …
Continue reading A Nerve-Wracking Cover Reveal: The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
I think every bookworm has their auto-buy authors.
The authors where no matter what they publish, you WILL be buying it. The authors where you’re constantly waiting for any news of upcoming books. The authors where they could write out their shopping list, and you’d find it enthralling.
Granted, auto-buy authors is kind of a new concept to me. I knew about them, but didn’t think I had any of my own. Purely because I have this thing where it takes me forever to continue series, so most of the time I never have the entire collection of books.
But then I realized…there are a few.
Even though there’s only 5 here, I’ll split this into two sections:
– I own all their books so far & eagerly waiting for the next
Pretty self explanatory. Most of the time, these are ongoing series, or an upcoming release is not yet out.
– Permanent *grabby hands* at the books I intend on buying
I don’t yet own all the books these authors have published, but I fully intend on buying them to get the whole collection.
So who are my auto-buy authors? Let’s find out!
Continue reading The Wonderful People I Will Keep Throwing Money At For Their Books… My Auto-Buy Authors!
So here we are, having reached the end of another month. Which means it’s time to do one of my favourite type of blog posts…a Wrap Up!
As always, I’ll be listing all the books I’ve read this month, along with what I’m currently reading, the blog posts I wrote this month (that weren’t reviews), and a few updates about my life in general.
This will be a pretty long post, so get comfy and enjoy!
Continue reading March Wrap-Up
Oh how this post shouldn’t exist.
Not when I got so many books last month.
I even told myself not to buy more at the end of the February Book Haul – and I quote:
“I don’t think there’ll be any need for me to buy books for a while now”
Shows how much I listen to myself.
Anyway, I got more books. And here they are.
Let’s jump right in!
Continue reading March Book Haul (The Book Haul That Shouldn’t Exist)
*All reviews I write are spoiler free*
I know I JUST posted a book review earlier today, but here’s another. I was going to schedule it for some time next week but I just have to share it right this very second.
Now, I heard about this book and became so excited. I’m a HUGE fan of The Bone Season series, and Samantha Shannon is one of my favourite authors. But then I found out that it was being released as an Ebook, and since I can’t read from screens (as I mention in my review policy), I gave up hope on being able to read it.
And then a giveaway came along from Bloomsbury.
A giveaway that I thought I would have absolutely no chance of winning.
A signed physical copy.
So you can pretty much guess how much I fangirled when I found out that I – an unlikely and very surprised fan – had indeed won a signed copy.
I think I scared my friend with how I reacted to be honest! 😀
Let’s talk about On The Merits Of Unnaturalness!
Title: On The Merits Of Unnaturalness
Author: Samantha Shannon (writing as Jaxon Hall, writing as “An Obscure Writer”)
Series Status: A companion novel (pamphlet?) to The Bone Season series
Number of Pages: 37
Continue reading Fangirling about On The Merits Of Unnaturalness by Samantha Shannon
You know sometimes, while reading a book do you ever get a moment where you see a character’s name and think “Oh wow I really like that name!”?
Because I do.
Quite often actually.
Well, that’s what this post is inspired by.
Since I haven’t done a Top 10 post in a while, I’ve basically chosen my Top 10 character names that I can’t help but love.
So here we go!
Continue reading Top 10 Character Names I Really Love