Category: Blog Talks


My Time at #Yallwest | 2016

Posted 6 May, 2016 by katheryn13 in Blog Talks, Fun, Updates, YA / 1 Comment
My Time at #Yallwest | 2016

  I’m home! So as you should know by now, I went to Yallwest 2016 in Santa Monica,  California. It’s basically a YA and MG book festival for anyone that… I guess loves those kinds of books. Which is to say… Me.  I love them.  And at this festival of the divinely talented, was quite frankly the BEST author line up I’ve ever witnessed.  Ever.  It was unreal and amazing how so much awesomesauce managed in the same vicinity let alone building. And, the authors […]


The Readers Confession Tag

Posted 22 April, 2016 by katheryn13 in Blogging Challenges, Fun, Updates, YA / 4 Comments
The Readers Confession Tag

Hey guys. So I was tagged by Alisha over at Reality’s A Bore to do this and I will give it my best shot. I can’t promise it’ll be as interesting as hers, but hey… 1. Have you ever damaged a book? Not intentionally, no. I like to treat my books with the care I don’t always treat myself. It’s like…no…I love my books. Maybe the odd one or two gets roughed up, but that’s probably from back before I gave a crap. Haha. 2. Have […]


I’m doing the…Dewey’s 24hr Readathon April 2016

I’m doing the…Dewey’s 24hr Readathon April 2016

Are you? I’ve not done a readathon in ages (and I can’t exactly say the TBRtakedown was a success), but now, in the middle of all the writing I’m SUPPOSED to be doing before I go away, I’ve decided I’m going to take one day out to READ. Not that I haven’t been reading all this time, because I have been. Even if it’s just a couple hours here and there, I manage it. But I’ve been so disconnected with books lately, what with me […]


Blog Talk: Unfinished Books + Solutions

Posted 10 April, 2016 by katheryn13 in Blog Talks / 2 Comments
Blog Talk: Unfinished Books + Solutions

I wanted to try a new feature on my blog, something to connect with people and get to know what we have in common. One thing that I’ve been wondering lately is what do you all do with books that you’ve had on your shelves for a long time, maybe started and given up or started and gotten distracted? Do you throw them away after a time or do you give them another shot? I’ve gotten to the point where I’m running out of space […]


Event Round Up: Geek Fest @ Waterstones: Holly Smale (talk and signing)

Event Round Up: Geek Fest @ Waterstones: Holly Smale (talk and signing)

Hey guys! So on Wednesday 6th April I attended a book event of Holly Smale’s (author of the wonderful Geek Girl series) to promote book 5 “Head Over Heels” (released 7th April – TODAY! GO GET IT!) Head Over Heels (Geek Girl #5) by Holly Smale Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books Summary from Goodreads: “My name is Harriet Manners, and I will always be a geek.” The fifth book in the bestselling, award-winning GEEK GIRL series. Harriet Manners knows almost every fact there is. She […]


Waiting On Wednesday – The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Waiting On Wednesday – The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.  (Psssst! Click picture to link back to Goodreads!) The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater. All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love’s death. She doesn’t believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads

Top Ten Tuesday:  Ten Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads

    Good day, all. Here’s another TTT going and this one is about 10 Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads (Or Ten Of The Best Books I’ve Read Recently if you don’t 5 star stuff…or you could do 5 of my latest five star reads & five of my most disappointing or 1 star reads). This challenge is set by the wonderful people at The Broke and the Bookish .  I’ll do this in order or how I read them. From most recent to […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s task is to list Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough/In A While. There are a number of books I’ve read over the years that I just don’t talk about because, well, I just don’t know. So most of these are actually book series, so I’m counting each one as a single book because otherwise we’d be here forever, ‘kay? In no particular order. […]


What what? – Updates!

Hey guys. Has it really been so long since my last post???? I missed doing the blogging extravaganza posts last week because…yeah, I was ill. Still, kinda, am. I mean, I’m on the outs as far as feeling like shit goes. This cold hit me like a full on hurricane of snot. (ew!) Anyway, I have somethings to catch you up on. *First off, I did manage some reading while ill. Not traditional stuff, though, I mean, I couldn’t wear my glasses for half the […]


Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza – Bookish Things You’d Give a Kidney For

Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza – Bookish Things You’d Give a Kidney For

  Hey there, it’s Day 2 of this wonderful challenge set by Rachel at Beauty and the Bookshelf. This time it’s about all the bookish things I’d give a kidney for, as it was World Kidney Day on the 10th. So here goes. What would I give a kidney for? Hmm… Let’s see. *A bigger bedroom– I know, it sounds silly and petty but I’ve had a bedroom the size of a box (not literally, it just feels like it) for 22 years (while living in […]


Get Up Offa That Slump – An Interview With Myself

Get Up Offa That Slump – An Interview With Myself

Well hello there. I love challenges, especially when it comes to blogging because it really helps me stretch my boundaries. So here’s the first task – to interview myself. Okay, so that might sound weird but hey, trust me. It’ll be fun. I hope. 🙂   What’s your name? Hey! How’re ya doing? My name is Kat. Kat…? Well, Katheryn. But whatever, right? How old are you? *looks away* I don’t want to say. Okay…I’m 29. When’s your birthday? Soon. April 13th. Okay, enough personal […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by the delightful girls at The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks Top Ten is all about Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get or Ten Characters I LOVE But Others Seem To Dislike. Honestly, there are so many, but anyway. (P.S. This is my first time taking part in Top Ten Tuesday, so I’m rather excited.) First off, really, I’ll start with: Jem Carstairs from The Infernal Devices: I’m sorry, I really am, but I […]


I’m doing #BoutofBooks15!

Posted 2 January, 2016 by katheryn13 in Blog Talks, Reading Challenges / 2 Comments
I’m doing #BoutofBooks15!

The Bout of Books Read-a-thon is organised by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Readingthe Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 15 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team. Well, […]


#NaNoWriMo update: 10k!!!

Posted 10 November, 2015 by katheryn13 in Blog Talks, Updates / 0 Comments
#NaNoWriMo update: 10k!!!

So yes, as the title suggests, I have just reached 10k! I am so pleased. Small goals aside, I didn’t think I’d get this far. When I was at 6k, I got stuck with ‘this plot is going nowhere. wait, what, I actually HAVE no plot!’ and so I didn’t think I’d work through it. But with the help of some friends on twitter and numerous word sprints, I got there and now I’m still without much of a plot, but at least I’ve written […]


#BlogTalk: Reading Slumps

Posted 7 September, 2015 by katheryn13 in Blog Talks, Updates / 2 Comments
#BlogTalk: Reading Slumps

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Yay or nay? Personally, I think they suck. I’ve been in one for, ooh, a few days now. I’ve started about five (more like 15) books. I just can’t get into anything. So I decided to reread one of my favourite series: The Mara Dyer trilogy. I can’t say it’s been that long since I reread them, but I find sometimes that reading what I already know, and love, helps me.  What do you guys think? Does it help you […]