If COVID-19 wasn’t sweeping the world and causing complete chaos, this past weekend would have been YALC and LFCC. Our bodies would be achy from all the standing around and hauling books left, right and centre, we’d be running on single-digit hours of sleep, and we’d be endlessly fanning ourselves down because the Olympia doesn’t understand the art of air conditioning.
Even though some of the YALC experiences were put online such as live panels, the UKYABA awards (which I won’t be getting into), and giveaways via Twitter and Instagram, it was actually nice having a weekend dedicated to books that didn’t consist of all the craziness that comes with YALC.
I still bought and ordered books (quelle surprise!), reorganised my bookcases, and read!
Now I don’t usually read that much over the YALC weekend in general, but this time, I read three books! THREE!! That’s more books in one weekend than I’ve read all month.
I’m shocked but also really happy because I’m hoping my reading motivation has come back for good.
All Fall Down:
Ink, Iron and Glass
A Throne of Swans
Books ordered or bought:
Technically I ordered eight but only seven are either YALC or YA related so I’ll come back to the final one at a later date.
I’m really looking forward to reading all of them, but I think the first one I’ll be picking up is The Paper Girl of Paris. It’s the one that definitely jumped out at me when I saw it on Twitter and I have a very strong feeling that I’m going to love and be heartbroken by this book.
As I said above, I also spent part of yesterday reorganising my bookshelves. For fun, I tried rainbow shelves and I actually really like how they look.
They’re not a perfect rainbow because I still wasn’t mingling my hardbacks in with my paperbacks and some spines straddled a couple of colours but they look pretty in person.
We’ll just have to see how they last as I’m usually an “order alphabetically by author” and then “order by series or publication date” person.
That was my #athomeYALC weekend. Very bookish and relaxing.
What was your #athomeYALC experience?
Did you follow along online or did you spend the weekend in your own bookish way?
Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!