November Wrap Up 2019

Apologies for the very late wrap-up. The month is flying by and I have no idea where 2019 has gone.

So, I completed my mission and I can finally say that I have read the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy. In what is my first review in months, I’ve spotlighted the pros and cons of the series, but I definitely think this is a series that’s worth reading.

Beyond that, November was a relatively quiet month. I tried to be organised and get a head start on my Christmas shopping and failed miserably at that. However, now that we’re in the most wonderful time of year, my festive spirit is soaring amid the chaos.

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October Wrap Up 2019

October feels like it’s come and gone in the blink of an eye, hence this late wrap-up. Nevertheless, October did have some bright spots.

To start, I finally passed my driving test. This was one of the biggest goals for 2019 and I am so proud of myself for passing. It’s been a long time coming, but I am definitely enjoying the freedom that comes with having my own car.

I also kept my reading momentum going by starting and finishing the second instalment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Two Towers. Now that I am familiar with Tolkien’s style of writing, I find that I enjoyed the second book a lot more than the first. If all goes to plan I should finish the third book in November and by then, I’ll be able to write a coherent review on the series.

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On the blog, I’m trying to be a bit more active. I’m fairly consistent in my posting, but there are other elements that I can improve on. I’ve also decided to upgrade my WordPress plan and might tweak a few things in the design and layout, but it won’t be anything too drastic. In the meantime, here is what I got up to in October.
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August Wrap Up 2019

Goodbuy summer sunshine. Hello, comfy clothes, boots, and the crisp autumnal air. I am the type of person that like my season in order so I am more than happy to welcome this new season, despite the fact I’ll miss my evening walks.

Looking back, August turned out to be a very busy month. I had a couple of reunions with old friends, attended village shows, work events, and a bunch of other random events throughout August. It was a fun month, for the most part, and the weather was glorious for most of it. 

So, what’s been happening on the blog? I was surprised to find I’d written so many TV and film posts, but that is reflective of the fact that I’m still not reading as much. That’s not to say I’m not reading because I have made a lot of progress on the Lord of the Rings book. As many of you may know, the Lord of the Rings movie franchise is my all-time favourite. I grew up with the franchise yet I had never read the books as an adult. It’s quite fun reading them because I like seeing how the films deviated from the books.

Nevertheless, August wasn’t a bad blogging month and here is a summary of what I got up to.

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Waiting on Wednesday: A Little Hatred

Originally created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, and adapted to Can’t-Wait Wednesday by Tressa at Wishful Endings, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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A Little Hatred (The Age of Madness, #1) by Joe Abercrombie

Publication Date: September 17th, 2019

Goodreads Summary
From New York Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie comes the first book in a new blockbuster fantasy trilogy where the age of the machine dawns, but the age of magic refuses to die.

The chimneys of industry rise over Adua and the world seethes with new opportunities. But old scores run deep as ever.

On the blood-soaked borders of Angland, Leo dan Brock struggles to win fame on the battlefield, and defeat the marauding armies of Stour Nightfall. He hopes for help from the crown. But King Jezal’s son, the feckless Prince Orso, is a man who specializes in disappointments.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Faker

Originally created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, and adapted to Can’t-Wait Wednesday by Tressa at Wishful Endings, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Faker by Sarah Smith

Publication Date: October 8th, 2019

Goodreads Summary
Debut author Sarah Smith nails this fun and sexy multicultural romance where two office foes hammer out their differences to build a love that will last…

Emmie Echavarre is a professional faker. She has to be to survive as one of the few female employees at Nuts & Bolts, a power tool company staffed predominantly by gruff, burly men. From nine to five, Monday through Friday, she’s tough as nails–the complete opposite of her easy-going real self.
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July Wrap Up 2109

In my head, 2018 was only last month. How are we now closer to Christmas? This is unacceptable. So, reading has been at a minimum this month, and I’ve taken to trying to fit in a chapter or a short story during my lunch break, but it’s easier said than done. Nevertheless, I’m enjoying the little snippets I am reading and that’s what really matters.

So, as is usually the case when I’m not reading, I’ve been catching up on my TV and Films. I recently finished watching The Boys on Amazon Prime and it was brilliant. Watch this space for my TV Talk on that show. I also got caught up in the San Diego Comic-Con craze and the announcements that came from it has me excited. 

When it comes to life news, there’s not much to report really. I’m still working most days, but I was struck down by a 24-hour bug last week that knocked me. Fun fact, I’ve not been sick for over 10 years, so this was definitely a shock to the system. Beyond that, I’ve just been trying to hold on to my sanity as work is crazy busy at the moment, but at least it makes the day go faster.

I also completely forgot about my 4 year anniversary in the blogosphere. It’s strange to think that there was a time I was without a blog as it’s become such a staple in my life. So, a big THANK YOU to everyone that has ever visited, commented, and followed me here at My Midnight Musing. You guys are rockstars. Without further ado, here is a summary of what I got up to on the blog in July.

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Best Thing

Originally created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, and adapted to Can’t-Wait Wednesday by Tressa at Wishful Endings, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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The Best Thing by Mariana Zapata

Publication Date: August 2019

Goodreads Summary
Some things are easily forgiven. Other things… not so much.

Lenny DeMaio made herself a promise: she was done.
Done thinking about him.
Done worrying about him.
Done reaching out to a man who clearly didn’t want to be found.

Too bad no one gave Jonah Collins the memo.


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