Monday, March 4, 2013

Monday Links

*I had an amazing whirlwind 2 days in Sydney last week. I was down for the Harlequin Blogger Summit and had the most wonderful time. It was insane to meet all the bloggers behind the blogs (especially those who use book covers as their blog/twitter/goodreads icons!) and I did not mind being spoiled by Harlequin one bit! If I get time I'll write up a full post about the event, but because I probably won't I'll direct you to the summary that Shelleyrae from Book'd Out wrote up (here), the one by Kat from Book Thingo (here) and the new community page at Harlequin Books, which was launched at the event and which will feature (soon?) a video of us all.

*At least one wall of books is my idea of the perfect room. These 30 spots (some you'll know, like the Shakespeare Company bookstore in Paris) are filled with books and the warm fuzzy feelings books give. (Via Buzzfeed)

*This link I found thanks to Belle over at Belle's Bookshelf, and too good not too share. It's a fascinating look into the life of a ghost writer, of SVH no less. (Via The Kenyon Review)

*Ermeghad, literary cakes. I need to make one of these, stat! Maybe the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea cake, it's insane. (Via Flavorwire)

*Hogwarts made of lego. This, my friends, is art. (Via Warming Glow)

*So as of tomorrow it'll be official, I am visiting the US and Canada in December. Woooo! I've already had a couple of amazingly helpful emails from lovely ladies filled with the best places to go/things to see/food stuff to put in my mouth - but I'm always open to more suggestions! We're going to be in Toronto, Montreal, New York, Boston and maybe Washington (D.C) and LA/San Francisco.  


  1. A blogger summit? Sponsored by a publisher? That sounds SO cool. I hope you do write up more stuff about it so I can be all jealous of your swag.

    If you need tips about or people to hang out with in Boston, let me know. I'm about two hours away.

    1. I think I will write it up, I wish I'd taken more pictures though - I'm so bad at that, I get to the end of the evening and I have maybe one blurry picture to remember the event!

      Boston tips would be amazing! I'm not sure how long we'll be in every place, but if we've got the time I'd love to catch up with as many bloggers as possible.

  2. That ghostwriter article was really really interesting! (I can't lie, I only read it because it involved SVH... But STILL!)

    I am waaaay jealous of your North American adventure! Or... Excited for you! Yes, that. :) Alley of What Red Read totally knows about both Boston and NY, so you should totally make her tell you stuff if you haven't already!

    1. Dude that's the reason I read it too, so there's no judgement here. I totally had no idea that SVH was ghostwritten either, though that probably makes a tonne of sense!

      You should come on the trip with us! It wouldn't be weird at all! Alley has already given me a tonne of info - she's my American holiday goddess.

  3. It was great to meet you Kayleigh, perhaps next time we can chat a bit more :)

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

    1. Absolutely! Hopefully this will encourage other publishers to do something similar *hint hint any publishers who might be reading this*



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