This is a bit of a delayed post but still an event I wanted to talk about, so here we go!
The week before last, Lauren, Beth, Becky and I (plus Imi and Donna who we met up with at the event) took a trip to Liverpool to see two faves, Sarah Maria Griffin and Christine Lynn Herman. With it only being a few days since we’d got home from YALC, another book event seemed like the perfect way to deal with, well, a book event hangover.
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Every year I tell myself that I’ll condense my YALC blog content into one post, and every year I fail…
The first of my YALC posts is nice and simple – my YALC haul!
This year I was being very mindful of the fact that I just couldn’t carry as much as usual, so I only went for things I really wanted. In the end, I only bought four books, and won or was gifted eight. It definitely could’ve been a lot worse if I didn’t have such awful luck with the raffles.
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So, YALC 2019 is coming up and now that we have the author list and program, I thought it was about time I started planning! This will be my third year at YALC so I feel like I’m pretty well versed in how things happen now, and one thing I know is that planning for the weekend is key (even when you know not all of your plans will play out how you expect!). Since I imagine we won’t get information on the stalls that will be there and giveaways etc until nearer the time, I thought I’d write a bit about the planning I’ve been able to do so far.
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A few weeks ago I finally got the chance to go to NYA Lit Fest. They’ve already put on two events last year, but unfortunately I was working during both. This time, I got organised and booked it off months in advance, and made my way over to Preston early in the morning with Lauren, Beth, Amy and Luchia.
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So it’s been a long time coming but my YALC wrap up post is finally here. This year, I went on the Friday and Sunday as I was at a wedding on the Saturday, but I had a great time even just attending for two days. I’m going to look at the good and bad points from this year, as well as my haul from the weekend!
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The Tuesday before last, following a heavy YALC hangover, I made my way over to Sarah Maria Griffin and Christina Henry’s tour stop in Manchester. I had already met Sarah at YALC but as Spare and Found Parts is one of my favourite books of the year, I definitely wouldn’t say no to hearing her talk about it – I also didn’t get a chance to meet Christina at YALC so was looking forward to that too!
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Months after booking my ticket, and after a few weeks of planning and speculating, Thursday the 23rd November rolled around – the day of Sarah J. Maas’s event in Manchester. To make it even more special, it had recently been announced that Charlie Bowater, the artist behind the Tower of Dawn map (and some of my all time favourite ACOTAR series fan art) would be joining Sarah for the event.
As usual, I was heading to this event with my favourite Manchester based book bloggers, Amy, Lauren and Beth. The four of us decided to meet fairly early, anticipating crowds and long queues, and luckily we were the second group of people to arrive, so were right near the front of the queue!
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