This year (2017) I was lucky enough to get a position volunteering with Brisbane Writer’s Festival. And I was even luckier to get a position in the greenroom. Here’s just some of the highlights from my days volunteering for Brisbane Writers Festival in 2017.
***Kindly sent for review from Bloomsbury Australia***
One of the best things in the world is when books unexpectedly turn up on your doorstep. Seriously. It’s like Christmas, particularly when you have no idea what’s hiding in the cardboard wrapping. I’m always really tempted to shake it around a little, as if that’s going to give me a clue before I open it. Like a little kid on Christmas day, I tore the box apart and found Mindwalker by A.J. Steiger waiting to be read. And as soon as I read the blurp on the back, I knew I had to read it ASAP.
***Kindly sent for review from Harlequin Teen Australia***
You know how sometimes you stumble across a really good book that you just can’t put down? That you need to finish that night because otherwise your entire world is going to go up in flames and you’re going to die with that world? Yeah… me too… If There Is No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout is exactly that definition.
Living in Brisbane, Australia, you don’t get too many book events. And you get used to feeling always green with envy as you watch the lower states (Melbourne and Sydney, I’m looking at you) get everything. You’re also always dehydrated because you cry so much when your favourite authors leave Australia without coming to Brisbane. So, this is a tiny bucket list of all the book events I want to attend before I die.
Warning: Hint at spoilers. I’m sorry. I couldn’t help myself.
Make sure you have a box of Kleenex beside you when you start this one, you’ll need it. Trust me. But just because it makes you cry, doesn’t mean that it is a bad book, because it most definitely isn’t. All the Bright Places is such a special novel which shares an important message. Thank you, Jennifer Niven for being brave enough to share your Finch’s story.
***Kindly sent for review from HQ Publishing. Thank you!***
If you’re looking for a fun, light read to slot between those mind working fantasies and shocking dystopians, then Ed oiting Emma by Chloe Seager is the book you need to go to. It’s hilarious and relatable, and a great read for younger teens who are trying to still trying to figure out who they are.
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH EVERYBODY GO AND BUY THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW. GO READ IT. For more information on why, I suggest you keep reading.