Monday, 1 October 2018

The Month That Was... September 2018

+ International Giveaway

Another month has whooshed by and it's definitely feeling autumnal now. The jumpers are out and the nights are drawing in. At least this means it's the perfect time of year to curl up with a book and Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon is just around the corner.


I did the Illumicrate unboxing challenge on Instagram and won my next box, woohoo! I've not been keeping up with challenges even though I feel like doing them at the start of the month, I just don't seem to have time to do them justice. And I really need to start using my studio lights this time of year.

Here's what made it onto the blog...

Book of the Month:
By the Pricking of Her Thumb by Adam Roberts

Reviews:




Challenges

I'm so close to finishing the Popsugar challenge, it's a miracle. The Goodreads group has been a huge motivator. I'm also pretty close to my overall target for the year but I purposefully set that lower so Goodreads wouldn't nag me about being behind all year.

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge (48/50)
1. A book made into a movie you've already seen: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
11. A book by a female author who uses a male pseudonym: Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
2A. A cyberpunk book: By the Pricking of Her Thumb by Adam Roberts
3A. A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
7A. A book by an author with the same first or last name as you: What the Dog Knows by Cat Warren
8A. A microhistory: Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-Smith

Science Fiction vs Fantasy Bingo (15/25)
This is Totally Going to Happen One Day: Jinxed by Amy McCulloch
Cyberpunk: By the Pricking of Her Thumb by Adam Roberts
Epic: Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
Alien Invasion: Rosewater by Tade Thompson

I've bowed out of Read Harder (again). Next year I will do Around the Year instead which seems more open to interpretation.

Goodreads: 95/100

What I Have Watched

I've been watching the Sky adaptation of A Discovery of Witches, based on the books by Deborah Harkness. Oxford looks goregous in it and it seems to be keeping to the original, although it's been a while since I read the first one.

Films I've watched this month are To All the Boys I've Loved Before (liked it more than the book tbh), Jumanji (which was a fun reboot with a modern angle), The Breakfast Club (yeah I've never seen it before!) and Growing Up Smith (about an Indian boy growing up in 1970s America).

Read and awaiting review:

Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
What the Dog Knows by Cat Warren
Saga Volume 9 by Brian K Vaughan + Fiona Staples

Currently reading:

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
Rituals by Kelley Armstrong

Blogged about...

Top Ten: Autumn TBR
August Book Haul
September Book Haul

Now enter the giveaway...

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