Another month flying by and soon enough the year will be out. So, what did I get up to in September? Well, to start I finished another book, Fellowship of the Ring, and it’s quite the experience. Part of why I enjoyed the book is because I could have fun with it. I’m a massive fan of the Lord of the Rings film franchise, so I love seeing how the film deviates from the books. However, it’s interesting to note that I doubt I would have enjoyed the books so much if I hadn’t already seen the films.
In other news, September was the month I finally treated myself to a holiday. For a quick city break, I headed out to Prague and it was so much fun. A much-needed break in a city full of culture and good vibes.
However, September ended on quite the sad note as I lost one of my cats. It’s never easy to lose a pet, especially one that has been by your side since you were 10 years old. Unfortunately, there was nothing that could be done, but she passed away at home with the family next to her, and she had a good 15 years of life.
I wasn’t as active on the blog for reasons noted above, but I needed to take a little blogging break, and now I have a head full of blog posts that need writing. Here is what I got up on the blog in September.
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.
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.
Breaking news, this girl right here finally finished a book. It only took 2 and a half months, but I made it to the final page of Strange the Dreamer and it was as wonderful and magical as I expected it to be. Not gonna lie, the satisfaction of finishing a book was immense, but now I’m back to square one with a conflict on which book to read next.
In other news, June was a pretty standard month for me. More work and not enough play, but those random days off were well spent with good company. In terms of blogging, I’ve not been as active as usual, but I was proud of myself for publishing a discussion post and while it’s been a long time since my last book review, I was very satisfied with the outcome of my latest one. Continue reading
Apologies if this wrap up is a little later than anticipated. I’m still trying to process the fact that we’re already half way through 2019. May was a pretty decent month for me. Nothing extrodinary happened, just more of the same old routine, but with good times, good vibes, good music, good company, and campfires scattered in between. Unfortunately, I still haven’t finished a book, so I hope you all don’t get tired of my TV & Film content. Anyway, here is what I got up to on the blog in May.
What can I say about April beyond the fact that Endgame ruined me? There was a lot happening in April. We had the Easter holidays aka the weekend of glorious sunshine, the battle for Winterfell, Avengers: Endgame, and I celebrated another year of life. I can’t say 25 feels all that different, but my quarter life crisis has now been validated. I had a lot of fun in April. I went to the Aquarium, treated myself to some shopping, cried my heart out to Endgame, played a lot of card games, and soaked up the sun (when it decided to show its face.)
However, on the reading front, I didn’t make a whole lot of progress. I mentioned in my March Wrap Up that I had started reading Strange the Dreamer, and while I’ve been reading every now and then, I did not succeed in finishing the book. That doesn’t mean I’m not enjoying it, but I have long accepted that I take longer to read books now than I did in the past.
Nevertheless, here is a summary of April’s blogging month. Continue reading
We’ve already gone through a quarter of the year! How is that possible? March was a busy month for me. There have been some changes with management at work so this month has been about giving them a proper send-off and tying up loose ends. I did have a week off and treated myself to a staycation which turned insanely busy. Besides that, it’s just been the same old routine of work, more work, Netflix, eat, sleep, blog, so I have nothing new to report for the time.
On the reading front, I can confirm that I read and finished two books. Granted, both books were re-reads, but you can never go wrong with reading the Six of Crows duology again. I’ve always been an advocate for re-reading because I love the small details you pick up along the way. The books are definitely a fantasy favourite.
Six of Crows Review | Crooked Kingdom Review Continue reading