Last weekend was YALC! For those not in the know, that’s the Young Adult Literature Convention in the UK. It’s held every year at the end of July/beginning of August, and it’s usually held in London. But with Covid, it’s been held online for the last two years. Meaning that I’ve finally been able to participate.
I thought I’d do a little round-up about what I did and enjoyed. I know some of the giveaways are still going for a little longer, and the panels are all available to watch on YALC’s Youtube. So if you see anything you’re interested in, it might not hurt to check them out.
Emblemathon is the Fire Emblem Three Houses inspired readathon that I’m running this July.
I’ve been wanting to arrange some sort of bookish event for a while but I wasn’t sure how well it would work. In a chat with booktubers Jade and G, I found the courage to actually get my arse into gear and do it. An event that’ll highlight the things I love and I’ll have fun with even if it just ends up being me and a few friends.
So, apparently, the coding course I’ve started completely scuppered any and all plans I had to get back into writing and blogging and the like in June. But after having attended a book event at Waterstones Norwich as a blogger friend’s plus one, I’ve been inspired to get my arse back into gear. Finally.
On Monday 29th July, Waterstones Norwich was host to the Fierce Fantasy event with three wonderful authors on the panel; Christine Lynn Herman with her debut The Devouring Gray, Adrienne Young with her debut Sky in the Deep and Sarah Maria Griffin with her second book Other Words for Smoke.