Spring has sprung in Brisbane – my favourite time of the year!
Let’s quickly recap what happened here on Booklover Book Reviews in August, before we discuss all the bookish delights that await us in September.
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Book Giveaway Winner
The winner is Leanne K
Congratulations! Check your inbox for my email requesting mailing address so that prize delivery can be arranged.
During August we also announced the winner of our giveaway of The Flask of the Drunken Master (Shinobi Series #3) by Susan Spann courtesy of St Martins Press and Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours.
Other Bookish Banter
I shared my ‘5 tips for getting the most out of your writers festival experience’ and ten books being released in September 2015 that have caught my eye.
We welcomed new titles into our home and went to the opening night of the Queensland Poetry Festival.
The Aussie Author Challenge 2015 is going strong, with a total of 141 reviews published by 26 registered participants thus far. There’s still plenty of time to join in the appreciation of great Australian literary talent (plus earn extra entries in giveaways of new release titles).
Q&A with Claire Varley, author of The Bit in Between — The delightful Claire joined us to chat more about her debut, the power in funny-sad stories and her views on the ‘published author before 30’ club. We also discuss her Netflix addiction and the title she is working on now.
— Kate discusses the impact the research for The Beast’s Garden had on her, explains her ability to see images or pictures when she hears certain words or songs, and shares details of the next fairy-tale-infused historical novel she is working on, tentatively called Briar Thorns.
What is planned for September?
- More interviews and giveaways, including a Q&A with Emma Viskic and something special to celebrate my upcoming blog anniversary.
- The 2015 Brisbane Writers Festival has begun and I am going to lots of sessions so I will share those experiences with you as soon as possible!
- Featuring the following titles:
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What was your bookish highlight in August?
What are you looking forward to in September?
Share with us in the comments below.