Another month has come and gone, this year is just flying by! I can’t believe it’s Autumn again already. I don’t enjoy the darker evenings, but I do have a certain fondness for Autumn and Winter. It’s the run-up to Christmas (I know some people are Scrooges, but I’m really not!), which means I’m looking forward to the festivities already, and I usually take a good break off work to spend time with family and friends. Life gets to slow down for a little while, and I love that. So far, my fitness bug is still with me and I’m still managing to work out three times a week. In other news, I attended the local Business Awards this month, and my company won the two categories we were in for! I’m ridiculously happy about this because I had to give the presentations to the panel of judges. Yay me!
I wasn’t planning on getting any books this month (I need to stop lying to myself), but I read Asking For It (4.5/5) by Louise O’Neill last month and immediately needed to own Only Ever Yours. A quick search on-line and I discovered it was in The Works 6 books for £10 deal. You can imagine what followed… I was also feeling a little down at the start of the month, and a guaranteed pick-me-up is some retail therapy, so I got some charity shop finds too. I get the buzz, the charity get some money, and my bank account doesn’t hate me. Win-win-win.
I’m taking part in #otspsecretsister this round, and I am loving it. My sister seems to know me super well, and I’m loving getting a pick-me-up during the month – it always seems to come at just the right time too. This month my sis spoiled me with a mermaid themed box that included a signed copy of Lorali, an Ariel Funko Pop (my first, and I can feel a new addiction coming on), a gorgeous Ariel art print, 2 fandom style necklaces and Bounty bars (I LOVE Bounties!). She even included shredded blue paper packaging to match in with the sea theme. Perfection.
Movies and TV Shows:
For some reason I had the urge to re-watch all of Charmed, and I gave in. Netflix brings me so much joy and simultaneously ruins my life! I’m on Season 4 and I’m really enjoying it, but I feel like I should watch some new shows instead of re-watching all my old faves. I also watched To Kill A Mockingbird after reading and loving the book. Hmm… The movie was very long, and I think if I wasn’t in-love with the book, I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed it, but it was nice to see the characters brought to life.
Wrappin’ It Up!
- Cait @ Paper Fury tells us how she would improve Goodreads and asks is it better to hate a book or feel meh about it?
- Charnell @ Reviews From A Bookworm does an in-depth series recap of Throne of Glass
- Stormy @ Book. Blog. Bake looks at her TBR Management in a new light
- Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction discusses cheating in books
- Joy @ Joyous Reads shares some amazing photos of her book collection
- Bec @ Readers in Wonderland shares 5 perils of book hoarding
- Trish @ Between My Lines talks about escapism through reading
- Becca and Lisa @ Lost in Literature give their thoughts on the great book boyfriend debate
In Case You Missed It:
My fitness and general life-happenings has definitely put a dent in my blogging routine, but, I’m still here! This month I reviewed This Girl (4/5), A Court of Thorns and Roses (4.5/5), Asking For It (4.5/5), and Still Alice (4/5).
Top Ten Tuesday – The only TTT I took part in this month was Top Ten Finished Series I Haven’t Started Yet.
My most popular posts in September were my review for All The Light We Cannot See, and the interview with the cover designer for the new Bloomsbury Harry Potter covers.
How was your September? Talk to me in the comments!