I had really great blogging months in July and August, but September is our year-end in work and there was SO much going on that blogging really took a back seat. I was hoping to get back in to the swing of things in October, but so far I haven’t had much luck. Scheduling really is the way to go for me, but I haven’t had time to do much of that either! I’m hoping for the next few weeks I’ll get much more content up, fingers crossed!
For review this month, I received Pre-suasion by Robert B. Cialdini, Nina Is Not OK by Shappi Khorsandi, Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape by Peggy Orenstein, and Eating the Elephant by Alice Wells. I also received copies of two illustrated picture books for children. I don’t tend to read or review these often, but in light of my Best Friend (yes, I give that title capitals!) having an adorable baby girl, I’ve taken a bit of an interest in picture books for mini people. I received The Christmas Eve Tree and A First Book of Animals.
Purchases this month… You’d think after my little indulgence last month I would have declined… Instead I restrained. This month I purchased Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk, DK’s The History Book (which is part of their Big Ideas Simply Explained series. I own about 5 of them now), Queen Bees by Sian Evans, as well as two sets – Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and The Selection series (PJ is on offer for £6.99 for 5 books, and The Selection is on offer for £7.99 for 5 books, I CANNOT say no to those prices, AND I had a discount code too). I’m intending the Percy Jackson series to be a gift, that I might sneakily try to read first…
In BIG (and obvious) news, I also picked up a signed copy of Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas, which I’ve already read. Review to follow once I can form coherent thoughts.
Movies and TV Shows:
September was very quiet on the TV and movie front. I caught up with a lot of my favourite YouTubers when I got the chance, as opposed to watching TV. Apart from the odd episode of Judge Judy, Pawn Stars, and The X Factor, I didn’t see much exciting this month at all. I have been watching a lot of Gary Vaynerchuk on YouTube too – check him out if you’re into business, marketing, media, or motivational speakers!
Wrappin’ It Up!
- Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction shares how reading can help us “see” hidden disabilities, and admits that she suffers from giveaway guilt
- Laura @ Boats Against The Current gives us five reasons to read The Classics and asks why do some books take so long to read?
- Becky @ A Fool’s Ingenuity tells us why it’s good to follow bloggers with different tastes and says screw you to feeling guilty
- Ginger @ GReads shares what she’s learned from blogging for 6 years: less is more
- Emily @ Loony Literate shares her top ten excuses for buying books
- Cassie @ The Casserole wrote a great post called what being a blogger says about you
- Rinn @ Rin Reads carries out a “novel” experiment where she reads her parents books and asks how controlled is your reading?
- Amber @ The Mile Long Bookshelf talks about authors responding to book reviews and shares how blogging has changed her as a bookworm
- Emz @ Paging Serenity wrote a post about ageing out of YA
In Case You Missed It:
This month I reviewed one book – The Opposite of Loneliness (4/5). I had a really great blogging month for the past two months, but lately it’s been a bit more of a struggle to find the time and motivation. It doesn’t help that I have LOADS of reviews to do and now I’m going back to write them, I sometimes can’t remember much about the book! I really should start using the Goodreads app to track my thoughts more often.
Other posts I managed to write this month were: a book release post for A Boy Made of Blocks, I have a review copy of this one, so a review will go up (at some point). I also wrote a post about my second #OTSPSecretSister Experience. I’ve taken a break for this round, but I am missing it. Hopefully if things quiet down for me at some point I can take part again.
What did you get up to in the month of September? Share with me in the comments!