One of my most anticipated books of 2019 was Angie Thomas’ latest book, On The Come Up. And luckily, thanks to work, I managed to get my hands on an early copy. Here’s my thoughts to this beauty. Spoiler alert though: I loved it.
Once a year, Brisbane Writers Festival brings writers, readers and industry professionals together to celebrate a shared passion for books. September 6-9, 2018 was that time of year for Brisbane and it passed us by way too quickly. Here’s some of my experiences this year as a volunteer and as an audience member.
We all have those authors that we wait, bouncing on an invisible pogo stick, for their next book to be released. And we are spoiled with snippets and are left literally drooling with saliva at the small scents and tester bites we are given. And then we fart rainbows and candy with excitement when the day finally rolls around.
It was with both sadness and excitement that we left France and trained our way out of the country, waving with our hands lost in the darkness of the night, into England.
After an exciting and interesting time in Paris, we boarded the train and headed to Amiens which is beautiful.
Here is the first installment of what will be kind of like a travel blog on PasoMaddie, posting every few days. The first stop on our holiday was Paris and we have seen both the horrors and Beauties of it. Our first impression has not been overly impressive.
You know those kind of books that you pick up and can’t put down? That make you fall in love with the characters and you hope the book never ends? That’s what Night Swimming by Steph Bowe was like.