All posts tagged: the september daily

Life get’s tough.

In September I challenged myself to post content on this blog every single day. I see a lot of people online making similar promises (whether it be on youtube or a blog) and then giving up. I always wondered how they couldn’t complete it. Is it really that difficult to do something for 30 days straight? And well, the answer is yes. A lot can change in a month. My life has kind of gone a bit haywire at the moment and I’m not positive when things will begin to calm down again. I am reading! Slowly but surely I am reading, but with everything else happening at the moment I know I can’t promise content every day or a new review every week, so I need to admit to myself that nows not the time. I hope everything calms down soon(ish) and I can get back to normal. But for now I’m going to keep on reading and sourcing inspiration for this blog. In the meantime, I’ll always be on goodreads and instagram so give them …

Books I had to buy but I never read

This post is based off an old topic created by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find out more info here!  We’ve all been there before. You hear about a book and you have to get your hands on a copy immediately. And you do – but for some reason it sits on your shelf for what feels like ever and continues to gather dust. So I’m going to show you a few books that I have had to buy but never read. I don’t have much to say about them (sorry) but it was pretty much the covers and or titles that sold me on them. ❁ 1. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes 2. All the Rage by Courtney Summers 3. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch 4. Uprooted by Naomi Novik 

Favourite comic book series

This is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find out more info here! I feel like I’m a mix of an avid comic reader and someone who cannot be fucked ever reading comics. I’m really good at binge reading series and then not picking another one up for months at a time. But today I thought I’d talk about a few of my favourite series I’ve read – not in detail, because I’m crap at that, but just about how much I love them. Okay? Okay. Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (IMAGE) If you’re active on the online book community at all I assume you’ve definitely heard of this series. Saga is a space opera, fantasy about two lovers from different worlds whose people are at war with one another. I have been reading this series since early 2014 and while I’m not up to date I do really enjoy this one. Definitely worth picking up. The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman (IMAGE) Now if you haven’t …

#DiverseAThon #SlowAThon To Be Read and Goals

I’m posting every single day in September! Go here to check out everything I’ve talked about so far! Both #DiverseAThon and #SlowAThon are two read-a-thons happening this week that seem to be the buzz of the book community. While I do have a very busy week ahead, and realistically I know I won’t be able to read much, I have decided that I do want to technically participate in these read-a-thons to show my support! #DiverseAThon has been created by four lovely ladies (Monica, Whitney, Christina and Joce) to show some support for reading diversely after a very nasty video was posted on Booktube recently. While there are no challenges for this read-a-thon, there is a group book (Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi), but I won’t be reading that one during the week. #SlowAThon just so happens to fall during the same week and the aim is to focus on slowly reading a book. There are challenges in this one, such as: read a book and mark it up, create something inspired by the book, buddy read, read out loud, …

Books to reread soon

I recently shared my opinions on rereading and thought that now would be the perfect time to share some of the books I’d like to try and reread in the next little while. Enjoy! ❁ The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells The Book Thief by Markus Zusak The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern The Martian by Andy Weir The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

TV shows I want to re-watch

I’m posting every single day in September! Go here to check out everything I’ve talked about so far! This is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find out more info here! In honour of the Fall TV season (or Spring, as I’m in Australia) this week Top Ten Tuesday is themed around television instead of books! Since TV is probably just as big part of my life as books, this made me extremely excited. Because I already have planned some other television topics that I want to write about I had to be creative when thinking of something to talk about today. Since rereading has been on my mind a lot lately, I thought I would continue on that and talk about some of the TV shows I want to re-watch soon! For some reason I am a lot better at re-watching television than I am rereading books. Oops. If you’re a fan of Grey’s Anatomy, you will probably agree with me that the earliest seasons are the absolute bees knees. …

On rereading

I’m posting every single day in September! Go here to check out everything I’ve talked about so far! Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about my reading habits. And the fact that I have not reread a book consciously in a few years now. As a child I used to savour reading my favourite books. I would not only spend my time fully immersing into the story, but I would reread my favourite books over and over again until I knew them cover to cover. I cherished my reading time. Nowadays? Not so much. Don’t get me wrong – reading is still an incredibly large and important part of my life. But in a different way. Over the past couple of years I have read upwards of 50 books a year with the hopes that each and every one of them will become a new favourite that I hope to reread for the rest of my life. I intend to reread my favourites time and time again and yet…. I don’t. In the past few years I have reread …