YALC 2019

Wayfarers!!

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I’m heading off this weekend for my first EVER YALC! I am brimming with all the excitement! And you know my main motivation for getting there was to meet Adrienne Young on Sunday, so stay tuned to hear all about that and (hopefully) see photos!

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I feel like this is going to be a life-changing weekend in London…dunno why. Maybe because I get to meet so many authors and Twitter friends! Or maybe it’s the opportunity to be around so many books and like-minded people..? Either way, I am very much looking forward to this weekend of wonder. I’ll be tweeting loads over the weekend, I’m sure, but look for a wrap up here on Monday or Tuesday once I’m home!

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And if you have any tips for me regarding YALC or other conventions, drop them in the comments! You can never be too prepared, right?

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xo, Mere

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BOOK LAUNCH | Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin

TONIGHT WAS AMAZING!

I got to meet (again) one of my favourite authors. By all accounts, Sarah Maria Griffin is one of the best people on the PLANET and I seriously love her so much! This launch for her second fiction novel was packed full of awesome people and her beautiful pink book, Other Words for Smoke! *go check it out*


The introduction by Sinéad Gleason was so emotional and inspirational. #tinycoven

She really would have sold me on the book if I wasn’t already 100% in for it. This book of family, supernatural, and love has been on my highly anticipated list since last October at DeptCon 4! Plus, who doesn’t love weird books with unconventional characters? I’ve only read a few chapters so far, so can’t really tell you much about the content, but just having it makes me ecstatic!

Isn’t she just stunning? Total role model 🖤🖤🦉🏡 Review to come soon, as I’m sure I’ll absolutely devour this story. Thanks for reading, wayfarers!

Celebrate International Women’s Day!

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY !!!

This is such a wonderful day for ladies the world over. I love seeing females lift each other up and celebrate their successes! Life can be stressful and hard, so finding the time to celebrate the small things makes it all worthwhile. And I’m not saying IWD is a small thing. Because it’s most definitely not. IWD was created as a focus day for the women’s rights movement, which has come so far since its first celebration in 1909. Although we’ve come so far, there is still work to be done. But there are loads of political blogs out there that have talked about that, and this is a book blog!

So, some feminist books I recommend you read today are:

1. SKY IN THE DEEP by Adrienne Young

2. We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

3. The Priory Of The Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

4. Sherwood by Meagan Spooner

5. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I am constantly inspired by women I know and badass lady authors I read, so let’s keep that up! Oh, and recommend me some feminist novels I need to read right now! 😘

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It’s 2019!

Happy New Year, Wayfarers!

I am still kind of in shock that it’s 2019 already. So many things happened last year – several of which contributed to the unexpected hiatus you’ve all probably noticed recently. I really needed that break to step back and reevaluate a few things. I am happy to be back now, of course! And am excited to share this new year with you all 😊

One of my favourite things about the holidays was my participation in a secret Santa-type exchange, which we’ve continued on a group called The Gifting Tree. Essentially, when the mood strikes, you visit someone’s Amazon wishlist and send them a gift be it random, birthday, or holiday. It really took off and I love it! I have a friend who gifted over 30 items! Check her out at Bookish Mom 😍

I loved all of my gifts this year! Can’t wait to tackle these books! Did you get some things you loved for Christmas? My biggest surprise was the iPad from my boyfriend – I never thought he’d actually get me a new one. My last one is 6 years old and doesn’t update anymore, nor can I update certain apps like WordPress, so I’m very happy about this! And the secret Santa gifts really made my holiday special. 😍 you’re all amazing!

Anyway, I’m hoping to get back in the swing of blogging very soon and hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

Unexpectedly

Hey there, Wayfarers.

I’m so sorry I haven’t been active on here lately. My boyfriend’s mother is in her last days, so it’s really all I can do to go about my daily life here. She’s had cancer for a long time, but they decided to stop treatment about two weeks ago. Then earlier this week we discovered she’s gone into liver failure.. So,it’s all happening way more quickly than we expected.

That being said, it’ll probably be at least another week until I put up another post. Hug your loved ones – life is short.

Much love, friends 🖤🖤

Mere x

August Update

Hello Wayfarers!

My life has been absolutely INSANE lately, so I haven’t been here much.

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I’ve been reading, but have a few reviews to write up and post. There’s been a few people at work on holiday leave, so, between that and starting up my own business, this has been on the back burner a bit. The business is really taking off, though, so I’m happy about that! We’re booked until mid-October already, and have a potential booking for the first part of 2019. I’m kind of in shock at how well it’s going, so wish us luck! Self-employment is hard, but totally worth it. I’m also participating in #arcAugust, which essentially means I’m reading ARCs all month to catch up on my backlog. I miiiight have 16 to review on NetGalley… oops.. So without further adieu…

Things I’ve read:

Black Number Four – Kandi Steiner ♥♥♥♥

I Do Not Trust You – Laura J. Burns ♥♥♥♥♥

Sadie – Courtney Summers ♥♥♥♥♥

Golden Curse + Golden Chains – M. Lynn ♥♥♥♥ + in progress

Reviews will be coming soon! I just need to find time to get them all done. 

Then, I need to decide what to read next….

Awards I’ve been nominated for lately:

Sunshine Award from @dellybird on Twitter – give her a follow, she’s great 🙂

Leibster Award from readerinthecorner876786489

I feel so honoured to have been chosen for these this month

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Are there any posts you all would like to see specifically? I love CWW + T10T, but have space for at least one more regular (or semi-regular) post.

Anyway, that’s all from me! Feel free to drop me a line anytime or email, if it’s something you’d rather not write publicly. See you soon!

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xo Mere ox

I’m on Bloglovin’!

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I’ve been busy these last few days, and something new I want to share with you is I just joined Bloglovin’!! I recently had a friend tell me about it, so I checked it out and it seems like a lot of fun! So, go check it out and find some more blogs that are interesting 🙂 See you all soon!

 

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