I was planning on posting up a review today because it has been so long since I’ve posted one but have had a really difficult day. Instead, I was inspired by Fay’s 5 Star TBR prediction post and decided to do one based around my July and August haul of YALC books, ARCs, gifts, and charity shop finds!
Hello friends, welcome to The Sunday Post – a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer to share all the weekly news and feels!
I’ve fallen a bit behind with blogging again but I have a legitimate reason this time – post-con emotions. Last weekend (10-12th August) I embarked on my yearly holiday at Nine Worlds – a fun and geeky convention where we talk (sing and quiz) about all things fandom! Nine Worlds is always the highlight of my year. It’s the only convention I go to, it’s the only holiday we go on, and it’s been a life-changing event for me. I’ve made so many wonderful friends who I honestly couldn’t imagine not having in my life now, it’s helped me to build so much confidence around socializing with people, and it’s been amazing for my academic progression. I’ve been fortunate enough to speak at Nine Worlds for the past 3 years in a row on all kinds of topics and it has been amazing to speak to people who enjoy my panels. It’s a platform that I would never have otherwise had and I continue to be so thankful to Nine Worlds for all the great things it has given me.
It’s that time of year again when I head off to Nine Worlds and we only have 3 more days to go, so in true Avery fashion, I am doing all of my very last minute organizing and posting.
On Wednesday/Thursday, I will do a post about what sessions I am doing this year, where you can find me and what other sessions I am going to! Annoyingly, it didn’t occur to me do a book blogging session (which I’m kicking myself for but there’s always next year), so to bring some bookish love to Nine Worlds I wanted to share some my 9W reading list (let’s not talk about the fact that I don’t have much time left).
Like all the preceding months of 2018, July had passed by in a blur and it was over before I knew it but this was also a super busy month for me so I’m not surprised! July was the month of moving house, attending YALC last weekend, and preparing for my sessions at Nine Worlds in just under 2 weeks. Because I moved house pretty much bang in the middle of July I wasn’t able to get as much reading done as I wanted to but I still passed my OWLs and achieved an ‘Outstanding’ grade!