• Greetings from sunny Naples☀️
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Yesterday I got a massage for the first time and I’ve never felt so zen in all my life!
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Today is being spent by the pool with cocktails and a little bit of laptop time.
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Speaking of there’s a new review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • A little belated considering I’ve been away for a little while now but my holiday TBR is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Three things: 
I am tanned.
I have read one book so far.
Peach Daiquiris are my new favourite drink🍹
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  • All packing has been done, I don’t think I’ve forgotten anything but we’ll soon see😂
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Now for a nice relax with my favourite person tonight💕
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There’s a new post up for the Needlemouse blog tour too (Link in bio✌🏻)
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There should be plenty more posts going up whilst I’m away 🙊
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  • Another lovely weekend passes by. This one filled with Lego building, food and watching the new series of Stranger Things💕
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I adore Steve. He’s such a sweetheart.
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Tonight I’m curling up with my next read and tomorrow I’m being cooked for- I know, very lucky🙊
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There’s a new post up all about my last read as part of the Blog Tour!
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What’s your favourite thing to cook?
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  • Just under a week till holiday number one begins and I’m starting to look at what I’m taking with me 🙊
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This little red number is definitely coming!💃🏻
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After a tiring day I’m spending the evening on the couch with a book and wine...definitely need wine😂
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Question: are you a super prepared packer orrr are you a throw it all in the morning you go kinda person? 🤔
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  • So June was an amazing reading month! And a pretty great month in general.
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I went away with my favourite person, went to some bookish events and ate a lot of wonderful food💕
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And we finally got sun! What’s your go to ‘summer read’?
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The full wrap up is on my blog (link in bio✌🏻) and there’s also a little fun post about some books I think Hufflepuffs would enjoy💛
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  • I spent all last night and all this morning binge watching The Dragon Prince after seeing @bookswithchloe recommend it. All I can say is I need season three😍
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The rest of today will be spent photo taking in prep for going on holiday!
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I finally have a TBR for it too...and I’m going to work on one for the NEWTS read-a-thon👏🏻
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There’s an unboxing of the @fairyloot June Broody Banter box now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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It’s my favourite box to date!
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Have you ever used any bookish sub boxes? Is there another I need to try?
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  • #AD - Gifted
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I’m having a much needed day of rest today!
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Hay fever is no joke but at the same time sooo ridiculous. I mean I’m allergic to grass and trees when you think about it😂
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Tomorrow I have a full day of post writing planned until my favourite person gets home💕
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There’s another new review up of Once & Future up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Spoiler - I loved it.
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  • #AD - Gifted
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In full holiday prep mode but I cannot for the life of me pick what books to take!
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I have a few ideas and two holidays...help!
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I’m also going to try and do ARC August this year. Wish me luck🤞🏻
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There’s also a review of this amazing book up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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My Dark Vanessa is now an all time favourite of mine and is due to be published in 2020!🙊
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  • I said there were a lot of reviews currently up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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I adored The Star-Touched Queen. It was magical, dark and full of the most beautiful writing😍
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  • I had a wonderful evening with my favourite families eating so much amazing food and drinking all of the gin💕
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Seriously, I mean all the gin😂
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There’s a fair few reviews up on my blog at the moment (link in bio✌🏻)
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One of which is for The Man with the Twisted Lip by Arthur Conan Doyle - what a fab little story!
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Books Events

An Evening With Tomi Adeyemi

August 30, 2018

It still hasn't sunk in that this happened. That I met Tomi Adeyemi at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. I know, little old me met a NYT bestselling author that appeared on Jimmy Fallon and BBC Breakfast. Is this even real life?

A huge thank-you to Pan Macmillan for hosting this evening and providing us with the most amazing food. I'm still dreaming of that steak... An equally huge thank-you to Kimi, without whom I wouldn't have been able to attend this surreal evening. Finally, of course a thank-you to Tomi herself to taking time out (on her birthday no less) to chat with us.

Children of Blood and Bone is one of my favourite novels, not just of this year, but all time. Set in a world where a group of people known as the Maji exist, or rather existed. These people were separated into different categories of magic users, everything from elemental wielders to those able to inflict disease. They were viciously hunted, eradicated and oppressed simply because they were born different. And apparently different is dangerous. Now, magic no longer exists, those that would've become Maji have that power closed off to them. One of the main characters, Zelie is one such person. After an encounter with a runaway Princess she quickly learns that magic hasn't gone, not completely...

This book is magical for a multitude of reasons, not just the plot, the characters or the beautiful prose but it's ability to make you question you're own world even though it's set in a completely different one. I got the same gut churning feeling reading this as I did when I read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (review here). What happens in these two books, is happening now. Here. On earth. And that is simply not right.

Children of Blood and Bone educated me and I intend to put it into the hands of as many people as possible.

Review here.

You'll understand why.

This absolutely stunning print of Zelie didn't come from the event but I instead took it with me to get it signed. It came from the July Fairyloot box and is illustrated by the incredibly talented Diana Worak. I nearly wept (slight exaggeration but there was a lot of squealing) when I pulled this out of the box. Tomi knew exactly where this was from too which was pretty cool.

However, the amazing Now We Rise poster was from the event...and I also asked Tomi to sign it. She's so sweet. There was all sorts of merch and swag we were given from badges to temporary tattoos! Which I had to refrain from applying there and then...

Of course we also all got our books signed which was amazing but the comment Tomi wrote, it got me a little emotional. We spoke about a lot of different things but the actual craft of writing and the determination was something that cropped up again and again. She is such an inspiring woman, such a kick ass woman. I mean have you seen the Kickboxing videos on her instagram?! It was an absolute honour meeting her.

It was lovely meeting everyone. From the incredible Pan Macmillan team: Andy, Bea and Sarah. Andy certainly knew how to pour the wine..again and again and again. To, of course, Tomi and her boyfriend Jackson who I had the best conversation about gaming with, the other booksellers, bloggers and book industry professionals. As always, it was great to spend time with Kimi, Fi and Lois. Three of the most talented and amazing women I have ever met, and I'm lucky enough to call them friends.

I still can't believe that I now get to do things like this. It's an absolute dream come true.

Again, thank-you to Pan Macmillan for an amazing night.

Go read Children of Blood and Bone!

If you have, what did you think?

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

  • Reply
    Annemieke
    September 9, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    That sounds amazing!

    • Reply
      Katie - A Novel Idea
      September 9, 2018 at 8:26 pm

      It was mind blowing.

      Katie x

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