Monday, 15 January 2018

Blogging Update + 'Iron Gold' UK Tour

Well, I haven't been the most prolific blogger recently, have I? *shame*

This is not going to be a long post, but, considering how little I have put up here for most of 2017, I just wanted to write a little update, to let you know the basics.

First, yes, I am still alive.


2017 was a roller coaster of a year, with a lot of personal changes and even more ups and downs (more ups than downs, thankfully, but still enough for a bit of whiplash). In the middle of it all, reading for fun was always at the back of my mind, since I could barely keep up with my university work as it was. With that went blogging, and, as busy as I was, I barely even realized that I went months at a time without looking at the blog.

I'm not going to fill this post with promises, because that didn't go so great last year. (I did achieve more than half those goals, so, you know, glass half full). What I can say is that I'm finally in a place where I can summon the courage to read outside of my obligations, and, even though I'm not going to push myself to be a reading machine, that does at least give me the bare minimum to post about something.

The beginning of the year will still be quite slow, as I am currently on my last trimester of university, which means, among everything else, my DISSERTATION (*shudders*), but at least I'm in a mental space where I can juggle that with exciting things!

The first one being... PIERCE BROWN'S 'IRON GOLD' UK TOUR!

That's right, Howlers, Pierce is coming back to the UK to promote the 4th book in the 'Red Rising' saga, 'Iron Gold'. I'm reading it right now and, let me tell you, you will be wanting to get your hands on it as soon as possible!

Find the blurb here, but be careful for spoilers if you have not read the original trilogy yet! (still time to catch up, come on) Also, here are my reviews of Red Rising, Golden Son and Morning Star if you need any further convincing.

I was incredibly lucky in the fact that I was able to be involved in the 'Morning Star' tour and co-moderate the Edinburgh stop along with the Edinburgh Bookshop's lovely Cat, and, once again, we will be aiming our geeky questions at Pierce!

The Edinburgh stop is the last one in the tour, and it will take place at the Summerhall, on February 2nd. Tickets can be booked through Eventbrite, and are absolutely free!

You will be able to ask your own burning questions, and get all your books signed. What better plans for a Friday night, right?

Who's coming?

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