If you know me, you know I love short books, especially if they’re published by small, independent presses. There was a zine & print fair in Norwich a while back, and I couldn’t resist picking up some things – poetry collections, short stories, and even a graphic novel!
It’s almost midnight over here, which is a ridiculous time to be blogging, but I really wanted to get this done today. I bought Dragon Age: Inquisition for the PS3 yesterday, and I am officially obsessed, so that has been taking up all of my time. Hence, no blogging has happened! But today I am bringing to you my favourite things I discovered in March, so let’s get straight into it.
The London Book Fair is an event for people interested in publishing. It’s three days worth of events surrounding the publishing industry and the book market, things like workshops and discussion panels, and I was lucky enough to go this year. I also walked around London quite a bit and went to some bookshops, and I took a lot of pictures!
It’s March 29, which means that my blog officially turns one! I can’t believe I’ve been doing this bookish blogging thing for a year. I usually give up on projects after, like, two weeks. So this is really impressive to me, and the fact that so many people have walked this road with me makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.
Today I want to look back on what this blog started as and has become over time, and what I have achieved both blog-wise and in real life in the past year!
Kumkum Malhotra is the most beautiful book I have read in a while. It’s vivid and grotesque and it’s the book that managed to get me out of my reading slump. In only 47 pages, Preti Taneja manages to tell the story of a woman whose life is perfectly normal, perfectly respectable, and then changes so suddenly and in such unexpected ways that it will leave you speechless.
This post is like a month late, but I still really wanted to talk about all the awesome events my university put on in February for LGBT+ History Month. It was an amazing program! I also took some really bad-quality photos throughout the month, so you can get an idea of what the event set-up was like.
This one is a picture of our student union with all the lovely flags hanging down from the railing!
I’m finally back from London! The London Book Fair was amazing, and while I will definitely dedicate a whole post to what the event was like, I thought I would first share with you the books that I got in the big city! I only got one of these at the actual fair, because the LBF is mainly an industry event with workshops and panels for people who want to go into publishing or want to advance their publishing careers. But of course I couldn’t resist visiting some bookshops on my first ever trip to London – and this lovely haul is the result.