September Wrap Up 2018

BREAKING NEWS: I read not one, but TWO books in September. That is what I call a miracle.

For those of you who don’t know, I’ve not finished an entire book in over 2 months, so that fact that I read one is an achievement in itself. 

The books in question were both hits. I finally read the conclusion to the ever-entertaining and stress-inducing Illuminae Files. Obsidio really delivered on all fronts for me and was a stellar conclusion to the series. I also picked up Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology book, which is a collection of some of the most memorable and entertaining Norse tales. Gaiman did a phenomenal job of capturing the spirit of the gods.

In other news, there is actually not a lot to report on in my life. I’m still pushing through the daily grind of working, sleeping, then working again. My life has a become very formulaic in its routine and it’s making me restless.

On the blogging front, I am still struggling to find that life/work/blog balance, but I am trying to be a bit more consistent in my posting/blog-hopping. It’s hard, and while logically I know I’m doing the best I can it’s still easy to feel out of the loop at times. On that note, here is a summary of September’s posts.

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: 5 Stars

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman: 4 Stars

15th September: Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Top Ten Tuesday
4th September: TV/Film Recommendations
18th September: Autumn TBR
25th September: Books by my Favourite Author I’ve Still Not Read Yet.

Waiting on Wednesday
12th September: Don’t Date Rosa Stanos
19th September: Four Dead Queens
26th September: On the Come Up

17th September: What I’ve Been Watching, #6
29th September: TV Talk – Vikings

Favourite Posts in September

Kate @ Reading Through Infinity shares the reasons she likes having an unwieldy TBR.

Flo @ Flowless Books talks about finding that life/blog balance.

Marie and Nyx @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books spotlight their favourite fictional characters. Marie also shares her experiences with ARCs as an international blogger.

Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams discusses the difficulty of reviewing ARCs.

Kelly @ Just Another Book in the Wall looks at the influence of blog designs.

Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks announced her graphic design services.

Roxanne @ An Average Life shares the 4 simple ways to make her read your blog.

Trang @ Bookidote talks about blogging struggles related to commenting and time management.

Aimee @ Aimee Reads shares some useful blogging engagement tips.

October Goals

Keep reading. Unfortunately, I can already feel myself slipping back into the slump. It’s mainly because I don’t know what I’m in the mood to read so I don’t feel as motivated to do so. We all know the worst thing you can do is force yourself to read, so I’ll see where things take me.

On that note, I have no specific goal for October. I love the crispness in the air this time of year, so I’m all about embracing the autumn weather. I’ve almost caught up on the Vikings as well and I genuinely have no idea what I’ll do with myself once I finish. I’ll need some TV recommendations to fill that void.

What was your highlight of the month?
What’s your favourite time of year?

21 thoughts on “September Wrap Up 2018

  1. Yay I’m so happy you got to read two books this September and that they were great, yay! ❤ ❤ Take your time with it all, it's always better not to force it 🙂
    Thank you so, so much for sharing my posts! ❤ I hope you'll have an amazing month ❤

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    1. I was so surprised by my sudden reading boom haha. I’m zapped now. 😛
      I’ve long come to accept the fact that I don’t have the time or energy to fully commit as I once did. I follow the go with the flow attitude haha.

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  2. Thank you so much for the mention!! ❤ I can relate so much for the work-blog-life balance LOL Looks like you had a nice reading month 😀 what did you think of both books? Having read them myself I loved it 😉

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    1. I really enjoyed both books. Obsidio was on point in terms of narrative and pacing. I just loved how they managed to get all the main character’s together at long last. Norse Mythology was so much fun. I’ve been watching the Vikings and it was fun to see how some of these tales made it into the show in, and I loved Gaiman’s characterisation of Loki.


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