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.
I’m just writing a quick hello as it has been a little while since my last blog post on here. I really want to apologise for being so MIA lately. I have been really caught up in my university semester but that all changes as of five minutes ago when I submitted my last assignment for the semester (yipee!)
For those of you who don’t know, I’m in my 3rd year which means I graduate at the end of the year (if all goes well, that is, haha). That being said though, I am all finished with my semester and can hopefully say that I will be posting a lot more on here in the next coming weeks.
I have just finished an amazing book — Night Swimming by Steph Bowe — and am hoping to get a review of that up tomorrow.
I am also going away to France and Scotland in three weeks (ahh!!) and am planning on doing some travel posts. I’m not sure whether I want to do daily, or weekly, or every few days. Each day is going to be pretty packed with exciting things so maybe it will just depend on our schedule.
Anyway, that was all I really wanted to say – sorry and see you soon.
Oh, and thank you for all of your love and support!