Cat Clarke, Demon Road, Derek Landy, Estelle Laure, Fallen, Holly Black, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Kathryn Barker, Lair of Dreams, Lauren Kate, Libba Bray, Lisa M. Stasse, Magnus Chase, Passion, Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes, Rapture, Rick Riordan, Running Like China, Skulduggery Pleasant, Sophie Hardcastle, Susanna Clarke, Sweet Evil, The Darkest Part of the Forest, The Diviners, The Forsaken, The Lost and the Found, The Skin of a Monster, This Raging Light, Torment, Wendy Higgins
So, it is the end of August, which means that Spring is upon us.
This makes me happy.
So…What Happened in August:
Books were bought:
I know…only four…I’m concerned, too.
Books were received:
MAGNUS CHASE ARC! Excuse me while I continue to flail in excitement.
(It was just as good as I hoped it would be).
And my Date A Book YA night Book Haul…The pile on the right (i.e. all the black books), came from Keely, Sweet Evil (which I got for my sister) came from Jaz, and the rest came in the goody-bag.
Books were won:
So, Dymocks did a twitter giveaway for a signed ARC of Demon Road…which I managed to win 😀
I haven’t read it (yet), but I am SO EXCITED!!!
I had also forgotten that I’d entered a BBC-Aus giveaway for Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, and so when I got an email telling me I’d won, I was pleasantly surprised. (And also super excited, because my good friend Elspeth adores this book).
Books were read:
Only 6, but they were a fabulous six. Also, I spent a long time on The Dying of The Light, because it is 600 pages of very intense emotions and the only time I had to read it was on the train.
Authors were met, books were signed:
At the blogger night I got to meet Holly Black, and get my copy of The Darkest Part of the Forest signed. So that was awesome.
And my dogs were cute:
I mean, they’re always cute, but still…look at them.
Tomorrow it will be September
Where has the year gone? I would seriously like to know.
I mean, I’m thrilled winter is over, but still…
Anyway, this September, I have a plan:
For September, in honour of my sister’s birthday, I shall be attempting to read all the books she has been begging me to read for years.
These books will likely include:
– The Gallagher Girls books
– The Heist Society books
– The last two Kane Chronicles
And while reading as many of these as I can, I also hope to catch up on some review-copy reading and reviews…
So, how was your August? Any plans for September? Let me know.
Those dogs are so cute!!
Aren’t they just the cutest? 🙂
Faye (@kawaiileena) said:
THE DIVINERS!!! LAIR OF DREAMS!!! I don’t know about you, but those two over there look like sweet, sweet, SWEET deals to me! They may look like two books, but they’re actually… four… because of how HUMONGOUS and LONG they are, but it’s so worth it to read every word and every page because both are just so well-done 😀 😀
Faye at The Social Potato
They are ginormous!! And I got both of them for $20!! (Not each, that was the total amount I paid) 😀
I’m glad you liked them…I probably won’t get around to them for a while (you know, because they’re so big), but I’m definitely looking forward to them.
May I borrow that Rick Riordan’s book? Lol
*clutches the precious*
I guess I have to wait until the publishing date. Hahaha. How sad.
Kara @ Diary of a Teen Writer said:
I was literally JUST thinking the same thing — WHERE has the time gone!? GAH. Tomorrow is September, gosh, it’s almost the end of the YEAR. xD You know, I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of looking at people’s bookish photos, haha. Anyway. Looks like you got some great books this month, and I’m soooo curious for Demon Road.
Bookish photos are the prettiest.
And they’re so much fun to take 🙂
And yes, having just finished Skulduggery Pleasant, I’m very curious to read Demon Road…though I think I may have to wallow in the SP world for a little longer…
aentee @ read at midnight said:
Your dogs are the cutest!! Gah you are so lucky, getting to see Holly Black, winning and earning ARCs all around! Glad you’re having a productive month, happy reading for September. I need to get onto The Diviner train!!
Yes, I had quite the good month 🙂
And I’ve been hearing more about The Diviners lately, what with Lair of Dreams just coming out, so I’m pretty excited to read them.
Holly Black was such a delight. She was so friendly and it was so exciting meeting her.
You got The Skin of A Monster. That book sounds really good and I am hoping to get my hands on a copy soon.
During September I am trying to tackle my review pile so I can read more of my non-review books. Good luck getting through all those books your sister wants you to read.
Holly Black was great 🙂 I loved her laugh.
And I read the first page or so of The Skin of a Monster in the store, and it already looks really good. I can’t wait to get around to reading it.
Oh, yes, the review pile…*glances over warily*…mine seems to be getting rather big…but I promised my sister back in February that I’d do this, so she’s given me the pile.
Cait @ Paper Fury said:
Yes your dogs ARE SUPER CUTE. Mine looks like a scruff ball at the moment because he hasn’t had a haircut all winter. 0_0 But he’s still cute…in a mangy way, too. hah.
AHHHH MAGNUS CHASE WAS PERFECTION. I laughed so so much! I think it was even funnier than Percy Jackson if that’s even possible!
Also I need read more Skulduggery Pleasant. I keep being a wimp and not but I NEED TO BECAUSE I NEED KNOW THE ENDING. (I’m like 99% my heart will get broken.)
My dogs are the cutest, though yours is pretty adorable too.
And YES! Always more Skulduggery Pleasant!
You will have your heart ripped outIt’s all happy sunshine and rainbows and you will love it!