I’m finally out of my reading slump!!! Wooooop! Being in a reading slump is one of the worst things when you’re book blogger. I had so many ideas for posts but no motivation to read. And as I watched the days tick by without a new blog post going up, I desperately wanted my reading slump to disappear. Now it has!
My blogging friends (and real life friends – shock horror! Bloggers have real life friends too!), Sarah and Sophie at The Little Contemporary Corner, regularly host read-alongs on their blog. They’re fun to take part in and cool to read what other people think of the same book you’ve just been reading. What I especially like about their read-alongs is that they’re often anthologies of short stories. I think that’s what pulled my out of my reading slump – reading short stories rather than a whole novel!
Sarah and Sophie’s current read-along is A Change is Gonna Come, an anthology of short stories and poems by multiple authors. All of the authors are BAME (Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic) and all of the short stories or poems are written along the theme of change. For my stop on Sarah and Sophie’s read-along blog tour, I’m specifically going to talk about the story Fortune Favours the Bold by Yasmin Rahman.
It’s hard to believe it’s been over a week since YALC finished already. I still can’t stop telling people about it and my new-found love for Juno Dawson. <3 I’ve written a post about the books I got while I was there, but I still need to write a post all about what I did and who I met. I’ll get around it soon, I promise!
For now, I’m welcoming my pal Sarah from The Little Contemporary Corner to tell you all about her YALC best bits. Over to you, Sarah!
This isn’t Charlotte, I have been given the rights to the blog for today to tell you all about my YALC experience. As most of you must know by now, me and Charlotte both attended YALC this year together and had a wonderful bonding weekend over a lot of pasta and running.
One of my fellow book bloggers, Sarah at The Little Contemporary Corner, posted 25 bookish facts about her a few weeks ago so I thought I’d do the same thing here. I’ve realised I haven’t really shared very much about me on this blog, so this might give you a little insight into the bookish side of me! This is a fairly long post, so get ready…
For years, I’ve had an addiction to buying books in charity shops. It’s like an impulse that every time I go in, I MUST look at the books and it’s 90% likely that I will buy at least one. They’re just so cheap!
I don’t like movie covers of books; I like them to be the original book covers. I’ll only have the movie ones if I can’t find the original in the shop (e.g, my cover of The Martian is the film version and it’s odd seeing Matt Damon’s face staring at me from my bedside table).