Thursday, 1 September 2016

The Month That Was... August 2016

+ International Giveaway


August has been another busy month and I've been counteracting that with mainly comics and young adult books. I think my challenges have fallen by the wayside for this year but I do plan on keeping more non-fiction in my reading diet.


I went to Nine Worlds this month, which I haven't really blogged about. It wasn't quite as a social experience as last time, maybe because I took Josh with me and I didn't feel the pressure to go out of my hotel room to meet people. But also it was in London, so a lot of people weren't in the host hotel and it was really easy to pop out for food or just a break. I did go to some interesting panels, especially some non-book ones about rocket science, costumes and journalism. I am surrounded by book talk normally, so sometimes it seems like the book panels are just going over things I've already heard loads of times. Not that I didn't enjoy the ones I went to.

I also was on a panel about comics! And no one made me feel like an imposter which was nice and I got to meet Kieron Gillen. I moderated a panel about reviewing on the Saturday too. I'm undecided on whether to go next year, I might just do a day trip, we'll see.

Even better than Nine Worlds was the Bath Bookshop Crawl, which I have already blogged about. Considering I haven't been reading loads lately, I have been on the receiving end of a lot of books, bought and review copies. I've covered the bookshop crawl ones, but I'm missing a regular new books post for August so you can catch up with them at the weekend, if I get organised and find them all!

As always, I'm giving you a chance to win one of the books featured last month (including the comics). You don't have to follow to enter but there are extra entries available. If you "tweet about the giveaway" please make sure the link comes back to my blog and not to Rafflecopter or your email! The best way to ensure this is to use the widget from the actual blog post not in the email or elsewhere (or you can tweet manually).

Here's what made it onto the blog...

Book of the Month:
Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton

Reviews:






Currently reading:

Timekeepers by Simon Garfield

Blogged about:

Illumicrate Unboxing
Bath Bookshop Crawl

Now enter the giveaway...


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2 comments:

  1. It's so exciting you were on a comics panel. It's exciting you got to go to Nine World at all, but the panel and the moderation is just unbelievable :)

    I'm happy with my current level of non-fiction reading too, but mine seems to be pretty much solely medical based, so I'd like to branch out a bit.

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    1. Yeah my non-fiction can end up being the same sorts of things, Josh thinks I have a lot of biology books. Our waterstones always has an amazing selection of interesting sounding non fic on the front tables though so it's getting easier to find things.

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