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.