As Green Day say, wake me up when September ends. This was such a busy one for me, it’s when all of our events are at works so I was working a lot of weekends. I did find time to enjoy a few films and books though, but not as many as I’d have liked.
Reading wise I received a few really exciting ARCs, one of which was Muse of Nightmares which I loved. It’s the sequel to Strange the Dreamer, one of my favourite books of 2017, so I was very excited to receive an advanced reader copy to review. I actually had a really good reading month, I choose some really good books that I ended up loving.
I really did not watch many films this month, I saw Crazy Rich Asians at the cinema and really enjoyed it. I haven’t read the book, but I really enjoyed loosing myself in this film for a little bit. Happy Death Day was an okay film, I mainly rated it low because it was predictable, it was a who-done-it version of Groundhog Day.
• Crazy Rich Asians // 3 STAR
• Happy Death Day // 2½ STAR
• Brooklyn Nine-Nine // 4 STAR
• American Horror Story, Apocalypse // 3 STAR
• University Challenge // 4 STAR
• The Undateables // 3 STAR
Whenever University Challenge comes back on TV I get excited, I don’t know why, but I love a good quiz show. This is one of the best in my opinion, because the questions are so hard, I feel all the better when I get one right. For anyone who doesn’t know, University Challenge is a UK quiz show where two university teams are battling off against each other at topical general knowledge for half an hour. It’s incredible enjoyable for the main benefit of the joy you get when you know the answer to a ridiculously hard question.
I also had a first this month, my boyfriend and I did some baking together. I’m not a baker, or a cook, but we gave it a go for Roald Dhal week at his work. Our cakes are meant to be in homage to James and the Giant Peach, my boyfriend’s name is Ben so I thought I’d spruce up the book cover a little for him. I think they turned out pretty well all things considering.
I also enjoyed getting a bit more into my drawings in September. I think I’ll be taking part in Inktober for October, posting a drawing a day when I’m able to. I love using my iPad and Apple Pencil for my drawings, I think it really suits my style. For years I thought I was rubbish at art, my mum and dad are both such good drawers, but now I see I just have a different style to them.