Reading and Blogging Goals for the Second Half of 2017

Hey guys. At the beginning of the year I planned to post about my reading goals for the year, but I never ended up getting around to it, so I thought I would just post one now for the second half of the year. I hope you enjoy.

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The 30 Day Book Binge Wrap Up

Hey guys. At the beginning of the month I posted saying I was going to try and read every day in June. I actually didn’t read anything on the first day of June, which was a bad start. In my defence, my boyfriend got back from holiday that day, so I was a bit distracted. The next two weeks after that, I actually did pretty well. I managed to read a little bit each day. Then the second half of the month got really busy for me, because I went on holiday and when I got back we had family visiting, so I didn’t get much reading don’t in the last two weeks of June. So overall I failed, but I had fun trying at the start of the month.

My Harry Potter Weekend

Hey guys. I spent the last weekend in London with my dad for a Harry Potter weekend. On Saturday we went to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and on Sunday we went to the Warner Bros Studio Tour. I’m going to do an overview of what was in the studio tour so if you don’t want to know, don’t read the Sunday bit.

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Author Events: Kazuo Ishiguro and Graeme Simsion

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Hello everyone 🙂 Last week I attended two author events/signings, which is awesome considering authors rarely come to my area.

The first event was on Tuesday evening, and it was Kazuo Ishiguro with his new book the Buried Giant. I paid for the book with my ticket and picked it up on the night, and the dust jacket had a small rip at the top. I was not happy about that. But the event itself was great. Kazuo Ishiguro read out the first few pages of the book. It sounds really good so far and I really can’t wait to read it. He also talked a bit about his inspiration for the Buried Giant, the idea of doing something so bad that you want to just be able to forget it. Or something like that. I don’t have the best memory. When he was finished talking, he signed books, so I now have a signed first edition of the Buried Giant 🙂

The second event was Graeme Simsion on Sunday afternoon and it was a lot more casual. You didn’t have to buy a ticket and there was tea and cake 🙂 I got there slightly early and Graeme Simsion was already there and willing to sign, so I managed to avoid any large crowds that may have occured, which was great. He signed my books and we had a chat about how we were both born in New Zealand but lived in Australia.

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So I now have three more signed books to add to my collection. Hopefully I’ll be adding a lot more in July at YALC. Feel free to leave any comments down below 🙂

“Waiting On” Wednesday: P.S. I Still Love You

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“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. The aim is to spotlight upcoming books that we’re anticipating 🙂

This “Waiting on” Wednesday I am anticipating:

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

downloadPublication date: 4th June 2015 (paperback edition)

Summary:

Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.

She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.

When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of makes it so amazing

Why I’m waiting: I read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before last year, and I absolutely loved it. It was one of my favourite books of the year. So, obviously, I am so super excited for the sequel 🙂

Feel free to comment down below what books you are anticipating 🙂

eReader Help!

Hey guys! So I have a question for all e-reader users out there, and it is very important. Does any of you have or know of any e-readers that allow you to organise your books the same way you would organise physical books on a bookshelf, i.e. in any order you want. I have a kindle keyboard and it only lets me organise my books in a few pre-set ways (most recent first, title, author, collections). I WANT TO BE ABLE TO PUT MY SERIES TOGETHER BUT I CAN’T! I bought the Skulduggery Pleasant series on my kindle and then had to download them to my eBook management software on my laptop to change the names so that they would be in series order on my kindle.

You know how on apple products, or any smartphone really, you can drag your apps around to put them in whatever order you want? I want that on an e-reader. So if you know of one please please please comment below to let me know (that rhymed… I hate unintentional rhyming). Please. Thank you.