Great things that have happened in the year I’ve been blogging:
1. I met one of my all-time favourite authors: Malorie Blackman
2. I attended my first ever book signing with another of my favourite authors: Cassandra Clare
I read Cassie’s books during secondary school and they were one of the first books that got me into YA, so she’ll always be one of my favourite writers and it was completely nerve-racking meeting her for the first time and was absolutely speechless. Fortunately. it looks like I’ll be getting a do-over at her event in London this April! Let me know if you’re attending too!
3. YALC 2015!
YALC was such a blast! I regret only going for one day, I’ll definitely be going this summer and will either go for 2 days or all 4! I haven’t decided yet.
4. Making bookish friends
Faridah at SheWhoWrites
Shazina at The Book Chapter
Alisha at Reality’s A Bore
Rebecca at The Brunette’s Bookshelf
Denise at The Bibliolater
Sophia at BrokeFromBooks
I’m 99% sure I’ve missed a few others and if we talk and your name isn’t on this list, I apologise and you’re still the best and I’m lame.
5. Met a bunch of amazing authors
I can’t wait to go to more book events and signings and meet more amazing authors!
6. Read a LOT of YA! – a lot of which I would have missed out on if it wasn’t for the fantastic book community
7. Finished the first draft of my first WIP
I don’t talk about this one much because writing is something I’ve done for years but have always kept to myself. Last year, I started working on my first ‘proper’ novel and finished the first draft late last year but yeah, it needs a lot of work. The only person who’s read more than a few chapters is my best friend.
I want to thank every single one of you who has taken the time to read and/or comment on any of my posts! It seriously means the world to me and I’ve loved every minute of running this blog, and can’t wait to carry on for years to come (hopefully).
Since it’s been a year since I started a blog, I thought it’d only be right to host my first ever GIVEAWAY!
Giveaway 1: Signed copy (UK edition) of Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Giveaway 2: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard ARC (UK) and a copy of Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Enter here on Twitter!
Terms and conditions:
– UK only
– Must be willing to give me your address
– I cannot be held responsible for lost/damaged prizes!
Thank you guys!