Angie was invited to the first YA Keynote talk EVER at Melbourne Writers Festival and she made our hearts sing. ❤ “Today I’m here to beg you to change the world.” As writers, she says, changing the world is possible. We have the power to do that. The Hate U Give certainly has transformative power. It’s a brilliant, surprisingly… Continue reading Angie Thomas – YA & Activism
Welcome to my first Melbourne Writers Festival post! ❤ Kim is a proud member of the Noongar community, an Indigenous Australian author who’s won many awards, you can read more about him here. The festival’s theme this year is REVOLUTION, so it’s brilliant to see a diverse keynote address to open the festival! “Australia doesn’t… Continue reading Melbourne Writers Festival – OPENING NIGHT GALA
Welcome to my pre-festival MWF post! I’m just giving a run-down of what I am PUMPED for in this year’s program! I’m so excited and I wanted to share it with you! If you’re around I hope to see you there! ❤ I feel like I should mention that the theme for this festival is… Continue reading HYPED FOR THE PROGRAM – Melbourne Writer’s Festival!
If you’re unfamiliar with #ReadingMatters, it’s a conference held over 4 days that involves workshops, signings and AUTHOR PANELS. ❤ It’s organised by The Centre for Youth Literature and I attended on the Sunday (June 4)! Authors Attending – Sunday Jay Kristoff, A S King, Jennifer Niven, Shivaun Plozza, Rachael Craw, Mariko Tamaki, and Lili… Continue reading Reading Matters – That’s A Wrap
WELCOME TO MY NERD HAUL. I attended Supanova on April 29 and 30, it was awesome, as usual. If you haven’t heard of it before, it’s basically like a mini Comic Con that happens in Australia. Lots of stalls, food trucks, panels, authors and celebs to see! It occurs yearly around April and it’s a… Continue reading SUPANOVA HAUL
Hi there! I attended a bookish picnic on Sunday and had the best time! THE PICNIC The awesome girls (Sarah & Alex) at The YA Room organized this lovely picnic day so our book club could all meet each other and eat snacks and cake! (There’ll also be another January meet-up to discuss their January book… Continue reading Book Event & Haul – YA Room Picnic
In 2016 I made it my mission to read 100 books. I achieved that (by September) and I’m so proud of myself! (If you’re interested, they are here.) But for 2017, I’m thinking of marking my goal down to 25 books for the year. A dramatic drop in number, right? Let me explain a thing! I… Continue reading Goodreads Goal for 2017
I’ve met some amazing bookish people on Instagram and sometimes we meet up and swap books we don’t want anymore! ❤ Sally organised it, you can find her Instagram here! (Her Harry Potter collection is to die for.) I got 8 new books for free from these lovely girls and I’m so excited to add them… Continue reading Melbourne Book Swap / Haul