Hello my page-dreamers!
It’s time to share ALL the bookishness that’s been up in my life while I’ve been… er… not blogging, and other bookish news!
Realm Makers & New Books
I’m finally back after being away from home and my blog for most of July, due to life and going to the Realm Makers conference, which was AMAZING. (I’ll hopefully put together a recap post on my other blog soon…ish.)
On the bookish front, I met SO many delightful authors and friends there, got a whole stack of books signed, and brought home way too many new books! (I jest. There is no such thing.)
July Book Haul
I got sooo many books at Realm Makers! (There are even 2 more not pictured in this photo; see below. XD)
I’m not going to list them aaall, but the ones I’ve read are Magicians’ Rivalry (I had to get the new cover, so I traded a pineapple for it… yes, that was a thing), and The Janus Elixir and The Hound of Duville (both of which I edited, so I may be biased, but they’re hilarious and awesome), and Healers and Warriors and Windswept, which I just finished! (All the books on the bottom row were given to me, save for the pineapple trade and Launch.) I’m SO excited to read all the new reads! ❤ It’ll just take me a gazillion years, is all. XD
Forgive the graininess of photo; hotel room lighting is not conducive to good pics. XD Flower by H.L. Burke (The Green Princess book 1), which I’m excited to read! And The Electrical Menagerie by Mollie E. Reeder, which I ADORED (as I may have mentioned. *cough*). Loved it so much I had to buy a paperback at Realm Makers, and I was so excited to meet the awesome author, who is so sweet! ❤ (These are separate from the rest of my Realm Makers bookhaul, because I’m lending them to one of my roomies so don’t have them home with me yet. :D)
And then my not-at-Realm-Makers book acquisitions of July. Blue and white covers with masks! TWINS! 😀 I LOVED Lightporter, which was a gift from the author (thanks, C.B.!) and Fawkes was a review book from Booklook Bloggers which I’m excited to read! 😀
Also, I’m now on Instagram! *gasp* You can check out my account where I’m mostly sharing Bookstagram posts… because books. 😉
I… read a total of one book in July. I was just so busy! *collapses*
But I really enjoyed it, so that’s always good. 😉 I’m addicted to this series featuring modern times/fae/biblical stuff/fun characters — it’s one of my happy places. 🙂
I hesitate to do a monthly nightstand these days because there’s never enough time to read the ones I want to, so what I’m planning to read always changes on a regular basis. XD But here are some books I’m excited to read… and if I get two or three of them read in August, I’ll be happy! 😛
Rereading King’s Warrior (aloud), and rereading The Dalemark Quartet, if I can find time! (Actually, I just read the first two in the series, so now I just have the second pair…) The rest are new reads (Renegade Skyfarer, The Wildcat of Braeton, Dagger’s Sleep, Divine Summons, Windswept — the one without a thick enough spine to see, but I just read it! — Dissociate, Orphan’s Wish, Fawkes) and I’m sooo excited for them all. 😀 Plus ebooks. But we won’t go there. 😉
(Also notice my cute owl bullet journal which was my constant companion for my Realm Makers trip.)
Aren’t they so pretty?? I love the purpley-blue-green colors this month. XD (Links to their pages on Goodreads can be found here at least for now, if you’d like to investigate them further.)
- The Wolf Prince by Claire M. Banschbach — I’ve been reading snippets of this on the author’s blog for ages now and I love her stories, so I’m ecstatic for it to release!
- The Worth of a King by Kendra E. Ardnek — I’m on the blogtour for this one, so you’ll likely see a review from me near the end of the month. I’m excited to check it out!
- The Fall of Gondolin by J.R.R. Tolkien & Christopher Tolkien — This one’s like the Beren and Luthien book from last year, a collection of the various drafts etc. of one particular story, from various stages of Tolkien’s writing, but I’m still really excited. And illustrations by Alan Lee. 😀
- Fairest Son by H.S.J. Williams — A retelling of Snow White where the Snow White character is a Fae prince. I’m ABSURDLY excited for this novella! It looks delightful! 😀
- Discerned by Sarah Addison-Fox — The 4th and final book in the Allegiance series — I can’t wait to read this conclusion! (Of course, I should probably read Dissociate, book 3, first. *cough*)
- Tales of Ever After by the Fellowship of Fantasy authors — You probably already know about this one, since I was on the blog tour. XD But fairytale retellings! I’ve only read the three of the stories which I reviewed, but I’m looking forward to reading the rest.
- Dancing and Doughnuts by Rachel Kovaciny — All I know about this one is that it’s a western retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, so basically I need it. XD
- Spice Bringer by H.L. Burke — I’m addicted to this author (who writes way too fast, apparently, because I never seem to catch up on reading all her fun books!) and the cover is gorgeous and I need to meet the snarky fire salamander, Alk, who’s inhabiting the cover. So yeah. I’m excited for this shiny. 😀
Bookish Events in August
To celebrate Escape and Endurance releasing, Sarah Holman is doing an awesome Journey Through Taelis thing this month, with freebies, discounts, giveaways, and fun — so check it out! 🙂
It’s the last month for the Fellowship of Fantasy’s Summer Reading Quest for kids (here’s the link for older readers) and… I’ve hardly read anything for it because life, but hey. XD
The Last Motley by DJ Edwards (my review) is the book of the month for the Fellowship of Fantasy bookclub, so if you’re looking for a good read this August and if you do the Facebook thing, head on over there and check it out! 🙂
*tackle-glomps* Welcome back! I loved this post and all the bookish neeeews. And LOOK AT ALL THE BEAUTIES YOU BROUGHT HOME FROM RM. *heart-eyes* The only ones I’ve read of those are Storm Siren, The Janus Elixir and The Hound of Duville (WHICH I LOVED SO MUCH OH MY GOODNESS), and Fawkes (which was also awesome!). But I WANT to read like…all of those. So yeah. I need to get busy. xD
There are so many amaaazing August releases coming out. I’m absurdly excited for Fairest Son tooo. It looks PERFECT. I NEED PRECIOUS. Spice Bringer also looks utterly epic. (But yes, how on earth does she produce books so fast???)
Alllll the happy bookish things! 😀 Something about Realm Makers put me in an extra super reading mood, and I’m loving it! Plus now I actually sorta have TIME to read and it’s nice. xD
Anyways, thank you for sharing all the lovely bookish things! ❤
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Thank youuu! Ooh, I look forward to seeing what I think of Storm Siren and Fawkes. 😀 And I think I have most of the books in your stack, and the ones in YOUR stack that I don’t have I WANT TOOOO so I guess we just totally overlap in book taste! 😉
YES. So many shiny August books! I can’t really keep up with releases anymore but at least I know what’s happening, sometimes. XD Fairest Son and Spice Bringer are gorgeous and sound epic. (I don’t knowww? Heidi is obviously magical.)
I’m in a bit of a reading mood too! I just can’t always pick WHICH book to read because I WANT TO READ THEM AAAALL. So, interestingly, I’ve been re-reading instead. XDDD I’m so glad you’ve been having time to read!! That is the BEST! ❤
What a lovely book haul you have there! I see quite a few titles in there that I am excited about reading some day!!! Storm Siren is the only one I have actually read… though I do own Magician’s Rivalry and Kyle’s books.
I just want to take a month and do nothing but read….
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Thanks! You had some good books in your haul as well. 😉 Curious about Siren Song — I almost didn’t get it, but then I HAD to because Mary is such a sweet human so obviously I needed it. MAGICIANS’ RIVALRY IS AWESOME. And Kyle’s, but you know that. 😉
Saaame. I wish we could both do that! That would be amazing… ❤
So many books! You make me want to read more books. If I read at least one a month I’m happy!
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I usually read at least 5 if I can… XD I read only one in July because I was busy, so… I guess we just have to read as much as we have time for and be happy with that! 😛
WOW so many wonderful books!! *stares enviously at the beautiful stack of books* XD And yay! You’re on Instagram! I really need to get myself an account…Because, bookstagram. Need I say more? XD
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Heheh, I may have gone overboard slightly. *cough* Instagram is really fun! I had no idea. Bookstagram is OBViously the only reason to have one. 😉
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