I’m in a summery mood, because I can actually see the sun today. From inside my room, I mean, let’s not get crazy. I went to visit my family over Christmas and New Year, but now I’m back in England. So far I’ve spent all of my time holed up in my room writing essays, but I can see the light on the horizon. Sort of. In a few weeks. In more exciting news, I have decided that I’ll go to YALC (Young Adult Literature Convention) in London this year! It’s at the end of July, and I don’t know anyone, so if you’re a fellow blogger who’s thinking about going, and you’d like to meet up, let me know! I’ve never been before, so if you’re an experienced YALCer, any information is welcome. :D I’m always jealous about all the US folks, who get to meet up at conventions, so I figured I have to make use of my time in an English-speaking country!
The answer is I shouldn’t. Trust me. I keep struggling with random words that are different in British English and American English. Like the time I ordered a flapjack expecting a pancake and got a muesli bar thing instead. Or last week, when I asked someone where I could find the zucchini, and he looked at me all confused and asked whether I meant aubergine, which I didn’t because I call aubergines aubergines (turns out zucchini=American English and courgette=British English, but aubergine=British English and eggplant=American English). It’s a constant surprise, living here. :D
I haven’t done this in months, so it’s going to be a long list. So many books, so little time! Some of these were presents, and my family knows me well, so I got some amazon vouchers for Christmas. I also went a little crazy after I moved to England, because I can actually go into bookstores and buy books in English now, and obviously I had to celebrate by… well, by buying books. It only made sense. So, without further ado, here are most of the books that found their way to me over the last few months. All link to goodreads.
On the Blog
- I reviewed Illuminae and The Glittering Court
- I posted about struggles in writing
- I did a personal review of the last year
- and then a bookish review of 2016
Do you have any experience with conventions? Got any good books for Christmas? Let me know below!
As always, I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and the Sunday Post hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!