Sunday, 5 October 2014

Monthly Roundup // This Month's Hearts // Best Book of September

October has arrived. This is exciting because, fashion-wise, we are no longer in the strange limbo of September, when bare legs are not really the thing any more but it's not properly autumn. Yesterday I wore ankle boots for the first time. This excites me.

Anyway, it is time for yet another 

I can't believe it's been a month since I wrote my August roundup. Where do the days go??


August's roundup // Hearts // Best Book -- not long ago, that post! Seriously you lot, we'll blink and then it will be Christmas.

The Siren Call of the Secondhand Bookshop -- I discussed secondhand book-buying and my August haul.

August Reads -- I reviewed four fantastic books: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Persuasion by Jane Austen and Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein. 

Liebsterified -- I received the Liebster award from Aliyanna.

Faith, Writing and Fiction -- I discussed religion in books: Christian fiction, trends of putting faith in books, and putting religion in my own book.

Loony Blurbs -- I linked up with Emily @ The Loony Teen Writer to write some loony blurbs!

THINGS -- Lil random update post. The key thing to take away? I HAVE A NEW NEPHEW. Welcome Arthur to the world!

September Reads -- I reviewed A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin (amazing), Anne of Avonlea by LM Montgomery (even more amazing) and Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier (not so amazing). 

This Month's Hearts

~ I HAVE A NEPHEW. Arthur Edward Hunter was born on September the 27th in Singapore.


They were soooo amazing. This song, Breezeblocks, is just incredible.

~ I'm reading A Tale of Two Cities, which is my first foray into Dickens, and it is so good.

~ Listening obsessively to 'x' by Ed Sheeran. (I mean of course I am. He is my future husband, after all.)

Is this my favourite song? Perhaps. But WHO COULD SAY BECAUSE IT'S SUCH A GOOD ALBUM.

~ Watching The Great British Bake-off! I. Love. It. Richard is my favourite, all the way home. I'll be rooting for him on Wednesday!

~ I went to Manchester for the long weekend and had a really great time.

~ My mum and I saw Hamlet in the Manchester Exchange Theatre and I loved it!

~ We went to see What We Did on Our Holiday.

It was actually hilarious and really touching; the best film I've seen in a while. I'd definitely recommend!
~ Went to the incredible Manchester Art Gallery. But more on that at a later point!

~ I am participating in Seana's Guestober! Check out her blog for my post at some point this month.

Posts I've Loved

Treskie  @ Occasional Randomness: Raven Boys fanart ... aslksjdf.

The best reviews I've read all month from Ruby @ Feed Me Books Now

Hawwa @ It Was Lovely Reading You -- Things I Hear in Bookshops

Cat @ Through A Cat's Eyes shared a very funny post about her life

Ashley @ [insert title here] on life without a brain

Sunny @ A Splash of Ink  her writing manifesto

Kathryn @ Hidden Orchards on editing

Best Book of the Month

You know this part is always a wrench for me, but it had to be Anne of Avonlea. It was just perfect, frankly - review here.  
That's all from me! How were your Septembers? Link me up to your round-up posts. And tell me: what was the best book you read last month?

Emily x


  1. First off, congrats on the Liebster award!
    Second, that album by Ed Sheeran is seriously awesome. I agree wholeheartedly.
    I love round-up posts. I'm clicking on all the links now :)

    1. Thanks!
      YES YES YES. So. Much. Love.
      me too! You should check out all those blogs I've linked to - they're awesome :)

  2. I seriously need to see that What We Did On Our Holiday! Yes, yes...*dashes to youtube to watch trailer*

    Congrats on your nephew!!! I have 2 nephews and 1 niece and 1/2 a Something. ^-^ All very exciting, but seriously, they're exhausting to hang around. Phewf.

    1. You seriously do! Class film, that.

      aahh thank you! Ooh 1/2 a Something that's exciting! :3 I've not met my nephew yet, due to the slight issue that we're on different continents, but I'm flying to Singapore on Friday! :D

  3. Gahh, you mentioned *whispers* CHRISTMAS!! Too soon, Emily, too soon!

    I've really enjoyed your posts this month (procrastinating EVERYTHING SCHOOL RELATED WHICH I SEVERELY NEED TO DO BUT SH NOBODY KNOWS), especially Faith, Writing and Fiction - That one was very interesting c:


    The Blog Hermit

    1. Whoa, whoa, only as an example of how fast time passes! I personally am disgusted by people claiming to be excited for Christmas at this point. IT'S OCTOBER. SORT YOUR LIFE OUT.

      Aaahhh thank you so much!!!! That makes me so happy :D :D :D I, too, am procrastinating -- in fact, I'm procrastinating *right now* I mean seriously, there's a maths book open on my desk .... shhh ...



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