June 2017 Wrap Up

June, what a bloody cold month it has been. I really don’t like the freezing weather, and you probably know that if you follow my Twitter feed. So, this month, regarding reading of course, has been a great reading month. A lot of great new books have come out and I have wanted to buy them all, but alas, my bank account won’t let me. Oh well, I will get them all one day. I read some enjoyable books this month, including one on my Kindle, which is uber great. But the biggest news of the month has to be, I GOT A NEW BOOKSHELF. I have been cramming books under my bed, all through my old bookshelf and everywhere I can possibly think. So, I went out to Officeworks and got myself a second bookshelf. Yep that right folk, I have TWO bookshelves in my bedroom now, call the presses. I could have so easily filled the two of them up by adding all of the books from under my bed to them, but I decided against it, and now have all of my favourite books out on my pretty new black and white shelves. Now I have more room for a lot more books. Hell Yeah! Continue reading “June 2017 Wrap Up”

Sydney Writer’s Festival #AllDayYa Recap

This year, the Sydney Writer’s Festival held its annual All-Day YA events at the Riverside Theatre, Parramatta. The entire day was dedicated to the books and writers of Young Adult books. There were also a few overseas Young Adult authors as guests for some of the events. These were Sarah Crossan, Jennifer Niven, Markio Tamaki and Rupi Kaur. Continue reading “Sydney Writer’s Festival #AllDayYa Recap”

May 2017 Wrap Up

May has been an impressive reading month for me. I have read 6 books this month and I am pretty sure that is the most I have read in one month. How good is that? This month I put myself on a book buying ban and didn’t buy any books. Except of course the books I brought at Lifeline Book Fair I went to. This month I also dipped my toes into the eBook world and I must say I’m pretty impressed with the whole thing and fell in love with the first book I got to read on my new Kindle that I got. So, eBooks are a new thing for me and I hope I get to find more eBooks to love with time. This month also saw the wonder Sydney Writers Festival come back to life once again. A week of writers and authors inspiring and encourage us to read and write more. I attended alongside my mother, sister and close friend of mine, the All-Day YA events that took place on Saturday at the Riverside Theatre, Parramatta. What a day that was indeed. Stay tuned for an exciting recap of the day and pictures of the events and new books coming our way. Anyway, enough about me. Continue reading “May 2017 Wrap Up”

April 2017 Wrap Up

April was a great reading month for me this time, not like March. I hardly read anything in March, only three books, but in April I doubled that number. Yay me! So, this month I have read some enjoyable books. Lots of terrific books have also hit the shelves and the ABC Book Club started up again, even if it is at 10pm at night. It is still an amazing show and it should be on more regularly. This month I went to my first reviewing gig, which was a fabulous play. We celebrated Easter and indulged in lots of chocolates and treats. I even got to go to another awesome Lifeline book fair in which I found two young adult books that only came out last year.

It’s been a great reading month and now I hope I haven’t jinxed May. Continue reading “April 2017 Wrap Up”

March 2017 Wrap Up

March has been a bit of a bad reading month. In February, I read more books than March had Mondays and had to double some weeks with two book reviews. But for April I am struggling to fill the four Monday’s it does have, so I will be taking the last book I read in February and placing its review in April along with the 3 books I read in March. I had a few days away up the coast with my best friend and didn’t read once. Because of that, I couldn’t get back into reading and then had trouble finding a good book to bring me back out of my slump. Time off reading is good but when you can’t find a book to bring you back into the book world, then there is a problem. Continue reading “March 2017 Wrap Up”

February 2017 Wrap Up

February has been a shocker of a month, the really random weather has gone up and down and if you’re not sick because of it, then you are one lucky person. We went from week long heatwaves to daily afternoon destructive thunderstorms. Other than weird weather behaviour, this month has been great. Filled with two Life Line Book Fair close by that I attended and the reading of a few books I purchased whilst in Melbourne last month. I have read a lot this month, but I have also written a lot this month also, which is great. Finding the balance between both, is however a different story. For all the books, I read this month, their book review will be coming out in March, in order of reading. And all books that I read in January, you can find their book reviews that are out now on my blog. Continue reading “February 2017 Wrap Up”

January 2017 Wrap Up

January 2017 has already come and gone and we are about to hit the beginning of the next month. My how time flies! If you are anything like me than you probably took advantage of this month great weather and relaxed whilst you could, with a book in hand, of course. Like any good month, new and great book are released and thrown out into the world for all of us hungry booknerd to get our hands on and devour. This month was no different, with the release of some highly anticipated new young adult books hitting the shelves. This month, Penguin Teen Australia held their annual Showcase, which I had the opportunity to attended. I also went to Melbourne for a few days and found some great books down there. It’s been a busy month, filled with lots of great books. Continue reading “January 2017 Wrap Up”