I am hopelessly behind I know! I didn’t do a June edition – well…because not a lot happened LOL but plenty happened in July so let’s pretend it’s not the middle of August and I’m NOT ridiculously late with this post! 😉
This month in life and on the blog
I went to my first big author event! I am always so envious of those in the US and UK who have big events like BEA and YALC to enjoy whereas if we are lucky enough to get a big author to come to Ireland the signings are always scheduled for like 6PM on a wednesday in Dublin and the last trains and buses leave at 6.30 so…but finally some lovely people organised the Dublin Author Signing and got tons of fab Romance writers to visit and it was so much fun! I got to meet favourites such as Cora Carmack (I may have done an “impression” of an Irish jig that I am still embarrassed about!), Abbi Glines (eeep!) and Jay Crownover who I was totally shaking because I adore the Marked Men series! I also got a ton of fab swag and signed books!
I also got to meet TRISH!!! Trish from Between My Lines also made the trip and made my day! We went for lunch beforehand and had a great time chatting books, blogging and everything in between and had a lovely time visiting all the authors together and being each other’s photographer. Hopefully we’ll get to catch up again soon! xx
It was also wonderful to meet the lovely Carmel Harrington! I’m a big fan of her work and it was extra special because a few days beforehand I found out that my review of her debut got featured in her new book “The Life You Left”! So chuffed!
Later that day I got to hang out with my bestie Tonia and we went for my fave Persian cuisine for dinner and she found me MY Coke bottle! Finally! Yes finding my name on a Coke bottle is a highlight! Don’t judge me!
I also got to go to see MACKLEMORE with my bestie Niamh the next day! Boy can those guys put on a show, it was really special to be there because it was their biggest concert ever and they even wrote a song especially for the occasion 🙂
I got to spend time with my nephew Isaiah and play football in the park (I’m awesome btw) and then baby Hope came home for a visit! She was teething mad and was at that age of making strange so I wasn’t her favourite person this time around *sniff* but I did manage to raise a couple of smiles!
Ella and Gracie weren’t able to take the humidity so I got them shaved for the Summer. The results are hilarious but they are so much happier and at least when their fur grows back it’ll be more manageable!
Rounded off July by taking advantage of the nice weather and visiting the beach and having drinks with friends. It was perfect!
Blog posts this month
- I reviewed LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty and loved it!
- I reviewed COME BACK TO ME by Mila Gray! Adored this NA romance!
- I reviewed THE LEGACY by Melissa Delport. An interesting apocalyptic novel with great world building!
- I reviewed RUSH ME by Allison Parr, loved the snappy dialogue!
- I reviewed ALIENATED by Melissa Landers, a bit too fluffy to be sci-fi but entertaining!
- I reviewed DEFY by Sara B. Larson, a book with great potential that unfortunately was lacking.
This month I got…
I got a ton of physical copies this month! I didn’t realised how many and I’m looking forward to them all!
What did everyone else get?