Thursday

Febraury Wrap Up

I've had a really great February. At the beginning of the month, I got my first piece of 'mail' from America. Inside, were signed postcards from Sarah Crossan(Author of Breathe-which I am reading at the moment).


I love Sarah's autograph and how she signed in pink pen! I was very excited when these came through the post. Along with getting 'mail' I also received an invite onto my first Blog Tour just last week. I'm the host of the Geek Girl Blog Tour on 7th March and will be interviewing Holly Smale, the author.

I had been counting down to the 13th February for months, so when it came I couldn't help sighing in relief and heading to my nearest cinema to see Beautiful Creatures with a friend. I completely enjoyed it, it wasn't just the romance and story I couldn't wait to see brought alive, but I was also always laughing at the humour in the adaptation. The ending was one of the biggest surprises I've had so I can't help saying I will be shocked if you don't make a sequel after leaving Beautiful Creatures on the cliff-hanger it did. February was the month of St Valentine, which I always find really sweet. I spent my day typing up an English Essay but that's another story.


The biggest part of this month for me was that I got to attend my first Conference. I learnt a lot at the Conference and met so many talented, friendly people and I spent most of the day talking to them. The great thing about a Conference is what you get to learn. I was one of the youngest there so, to get the chance to listen to people who have had experience of the Publishing Industry was a big thing to me. Catherine Fisher(New York Times bestselling author of Incarceon) was there-and when my dad dragged me over to get my book signed I couldn't help but be embarrassed. She was lovely, signing my book and engaging in a quick conversation with us. She also did a talk later that afternoon, which opened-my-eyes to how tough the publishing world actually is. The talk itself was incredible, I was hanging onto her every word-I even got writing advice from her!  Discussing The Hunger Games was also a big part of my day. I met one of the people who published it, naturally I was very excited.

This month I've also spent a huge amount of time in the Library(along with attempting to make cakes) and now have books piling up by the door. The books I've read this month are:
Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman
Geek Girl by Holly Smale
Started: Breathe by Sarah Crossan

-On that note, Thank you to Dom for the Conference Tickets

What did you do this month?

7 comments:

  1. Sounds like you've had a great month, I can't wait to read Geek Girl and Beautiful Creatures is still sitting on my shelf but it is next in line. Happy Blogging

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    1. I did, thank you, how was yours? Geek Girl & Beautiful Creatures are two of my favourites, tell me what you think when you finish them! Happy Blogging :)

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  2. So nice! I would put that signature in a frame :) I´ve been wanting to watch Beautiful Creatures but still don´t get an opportunity.
    This month I´ve been studying and watching movies. Haven´t had a chance to read because of this exam I´m preparing. And I created my blog :)

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    1. Great idea! Beautiful Creatures is definitely worth the watch, I really enjoyed it. I'll follow back your blog-thank you for taking the time to follow mine :)

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    1. Hi,
      Thanks for considering me Ella, I'm so happy that you like my blog! x

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  4. I have nominated you for the 'Seriously What A Great Blog! Award' as I adore your blog so much. Further details can be found at this link - http://welcometomypalace1998.blogspot.ie/2013/03/awards-awards-awards.html

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