Monday, 3 October 2016

September Wrap Up

I've decided to do wrap-ups every month on the blog because I want to get more book content out there and I don't always write about every book I read. Probably not the best month to start with because I didn't really read a lot but I've got a lot planned for October.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
I FINALLY read The Girl on the Train nearly one year after buying it ...
It was FAN-TAS-TIC and after having watched all the TV spots and trailers I needed to read it before I accidentally found out what happens. I don't normally read this genre but it's honestly one of the best books I've read this year and I couldn't recommend it enough. I'd ignore all the Gone Girl comparisons the only comparison I can draw between the two is the genre. The Girl on the Train was a real slow burner that picks up JUST when it needs to.

The Accident Season by Moira Fowley Doyle
Review.  For a book that is so hyped online I was bitterly disappointed. The characters were meh. The plot was meh. The 'twist' was meh.

The Woman Walked On Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith 
Review. Always so nice to come back to this series that I've essentially grown up with - 18 books and counting so definitely read my review if you've got no idea what this series is about! Precious and Grace is this year's  instalment which is on my Christmas TBR so the series will definitely be featured more on the blog. The BBC also did a  great adaptation of the first book starring Jill Scott and Anika Noni Rose so check that out too.

Are you there vodka? It's me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
This book is fab if you're into really dry and sarcastic humour. It probably wouldn't have been as funny if I couldn't hear Chelsea' voice loud and clear. Female memoirs are my current favourite genres to read and this didn't disappoint. My only ugh thing with it was that the chapers ahd no real connection and didn't link together at all so it felt a bit disjointed. Probably would've worked better as a stand-up set. But it's really well written and you can just dip in and out of it like I did.

Blogosphere Magazine Issue 10

I went to my first bloggers meetup this month with Blogosphere Magazine and had so much fun! Was so nice to meet local bloggers and just chat. I absolutely love this magazine too. For only £5 you get SO much. LOADS of blog post snippets under different chapters ie food, fashion, beauty, parenting etc and a lot of useful information and articles about the blogosphere. Plus my fave Patricia Bright had a fab interview in this edition. It's so nice to see the blogosphere evolve and feel part of a really exciting and empowering community. They're the only magazines I never throw away because they're just so well made. Couldn't recommend this enough.

My wrap ups in the future will include films too ..just not this month because I forgotten everything I've watched! As I'm writing this post I have Nicholas Spark's latest film adaptation of The Choice and well ... we'll discuss next month.

September Podcast Favourites:
Anna Faris is Unqualified with Regina King
This podcast is so rambly (in the best way) I sort of always feel like I'm eavesdropping on a conversation between people who have the greatest banter. Even if I don't know who the guest is, the episode is still so great.

Anna's interview with Regina King was just gold. a. It was more that two hours and b. I just didn't expect Regina King would be ...hilarious? And have the same sort of crude sense of humour as Anna Faris?!

Ctlr Al Del with Rowan Blanchard
I've been listening to ALL of these seeing as I only just started and there are now nearly 40 episodes - so good. I have a whole post coming up on this podcast but Rowan Blanchard's interview stood out because what a WOKE 14 year old like wowzers she's just so insightful and wise. And her genuine love for film is infectious.

Currently Reading ... 
Confess by Colleen Hoover and Owen is really pissing me off. I don't appreciate his crass descriptions of his ex Hannah plus he's giving off major creep vibes. Meh maybe he'll grow on me ... See you on the other side!

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