I started my new job as a library supervisor, that's right... I am in charge of other human beings. It's been rather hard going from my old job to this one, just because I'm going in knowing nothing about their systems and everything. It sucks going from being one of the most knowledgeable people somewhere to having to constantly ask how to do everything. But I'm really enjoying it and it helps that all the people there are wonderful, wickedly smart and welcoming.
I went to a wonderful event at Waterstones Piccadilly where I got to meet David Levithan, Sally Green and Jennifer Niven. It was such a nice event and all three authors were absolutely lovely. I had been beyond excited to meet Niven because I adored All the Bright Places and she had seemed like such a lovely person in all the correspondence we'd had online. She was as nice as I'd imagined, as well as being beyond beautiful. Sally Green was an author whose first book I'd owned for ages but never read, but did before going to the event. I became obsessed and Half Bad and Half Wild are two of my top reads of the year so far. David Levithan was absolutely hilarious, especially when he performed scenes from his musical book and actually sung for us all. Genius! I got to get lots of pretty books signed too.
And I am even more excited because when this goes up no the blog I should be at or on my way to the Hot Key Books blogger event! Where I will get to meet lots of other wonderful bloggers, but I will also get to meet some Hot Key authors like James Dawson, hear about what Hot Key has coming this year and get a lovely goodie bag. I have had a very book event filled few weeks and I am loving every minute of it!
I also read The Duff, which I really enjoyed even though it was nothing like what I was expecting. Reading the book made me realise that I still really wanted to see the movie but it was going to be nothing like the book. I was right, but thankfully I still absolutely loved the movie. It's very different but both were amazing and I loved both. Highly recommend both to you all!
Now I have far too many books to show in this haul.... OOOPS! But it's been a few weeks so they have slowly started to pile up. Bear with me!
I'm linking up with Tynga's Stacking the Shelves and the Caffeinated Book Reviewers The Sunday Post.
Half Wild x2 by Sally Green
All the Bright Places x2 by Jennifer Niven
Hold Me Closer by David Levithan
Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List by David Levithan
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
These are the books I bought for the event at Piccadilly. I already owned copies of Half Wild and All the Bright Places, but both were ARCs and I wanted finished copies. I bought both a hardback and paperback finished copy of Half Wild because I have the same, both signed, but Sally Green. Plus I wanted to get a copy of All the Bright Places signed for my sister for her birthday. All these pretties are now SIGNED!
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
I got this for the author event and had it signed whilst I was there. Brodi gets extra points for being willing to drink Prosecco with me at 2 in the afternoon.
Sway by Kat Spears
Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff
My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
Shadows by Paula Weston
The Diviners by Libba Bray
The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
Remember Me This Way by Sabine Durant
Seventh Son by Joseph Delaney
This is the first two books in the series in one book and I won it in a Goodreads giveaway!
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
Challenger Deep x2 by Neal Shusterman
Deadfall x2 by Anna Carey
Until the Beginning by Amy Plum
Tiny Pretty Things by Charaipotra Clayton
So many amazing books and I am very exciting to read them all. Except Deadfall because I haven't read book one yet!
The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige
The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker
How to Say I Love You Out Loud by Karole Cozza
The Dark Light by Julia Bell
The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent
Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry
The Memory Hit by Carla Spradbery
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