I’ve been eagerly anticipating my write-up of this post for a few weeks now, because the second October started, I seemed to find a whole load of things to love in everyday life. Maybe the general autumn atmosphere caught me – people tend to appreciate the small things when the world naturally takes on a warmer hue, right? Either way, I’ve been longing to babble about these things somewhere for a small while now, and so here we are!
Continue reading October Favourites | Arthurian legends, dandelions and vanilla pumpkins
No favourites for this month! I honestly can’t think of anything I’ve loved throughout the month of July that I haven’t already mentioned, so today’s post is just a share of my July Wrap Up video!
I don’t know if it’s just me, but I feel like June dragged on for so so long. A large amount of us bookworms reached the end of the academic year, and summer is surely upon us. Now – where before our studies took over – we have days upon days of reading ahead of us. We can all breathe a sigh of relief.
Let’s see what June brought!
Continue reading June Wrap Up & Favourites |A looooong month, but it ended in the best way
May. The month where everyone in the UK melted during that one week of heat we had. The month where all of us still in education take part in a frantic work ethic, as years come to an end and stress levels are high. Some of us are free for the summer already (you lucky ducks). Some of us have that little bit longer to go. Either way, May is gradually introducing the summer, and readers around the world are *so* ready to have extra reading time.
Let’s see what May brought!
Continue reading May Wrap Up & Favourites | All the new things?
February. The shortest month of the year. And the month filled with love? While Valentine’s day might not be a hit for everyone, it’s not just all about romance. There’s an overall sense of gratefulness come the occasion, an appreciation for friends and family too.
Though the month is only missing two or three days, those missing days can feel like they make all the difference. We don’t quite make it to day 30 before starting again. But still, the months roll on.
❤ ❤ ❤
Let’s see what February brought…
Continue reading February Wrap Up & Favourites | Things slowing down in the shortest month…but also my birthday!
January. A new year. A new motivation. A motivation that, usually, doesn’t last all that long. But when it does, it feels wonderful.
The weather in England is still bitterly cold, if not more so than before Christmas. It is no longer fun anymore. But still, we manage. There’s worse things than a cold wind biting at our faces, after all. Worse things than numb fingers. And the comfort of a warm blanket and hot water bottle can soon rid those nuisances.
What better way to spend those cold evenings than reading?
Let’s see what January brought…
Continue reading January Wrap Up | Actually, quite a lot happened this month…
December. The month of festivities. Christmas creeping closer, the streets bustling more as people hurriedly buy gifts for others. Everything is suddenly strung with lights and tinsel, lighting the world up for the final month of the year. There’s a happy atmosphere surrounding the air, gently concealing the stress levels Christmas can bring.
December brings along the Christmas break. A break from work, a break from college, a break to recover from the year. A break…to READ.
Okayy, that’s obviously not the universal reason for the Christmas/End of Year break but it sure as hell is MINE.
So let’s see what December brought!
There’s also a video version of this post if you’d like the see, combined with my January TBR! Click here to see! (though I forgot to mention one of the books – doh!)
Continue reading December Wrap Up – The one where I fly through books quicker than usual
November. The month that begins with an onslaught of sporadic fireworks. The month where winter begins to settle in, grabbing the bones of us here in the UK, and lies with us for the long run. Fog and frost become a daily occurrence. We have only 6 hours or so of real daylight. Step outside and instantly your cheeks are flushed, fingers stiff, and you’ll be glad for extra layers of clothing.
But inside is a different matter. Inside is where I (and most bookworms) thrive on these freezing days. November was the month where my bedroom became my cocoon of warmth. At some point every day, you could find me wrapped in 5 layers of blankets, cuddling a hot water bottle and cat simultaneously while reading a book by fairy-light.
And so, November was a true bookworm month for me. Even if I didn’t read any more than usual, every comfort my heart longs for – blankets, hot water bottles, warm drinks while fog smothers the outside world – was available to me once again. Every moment of the day I wanted to get cosy and read. And now here we are – getting closer to Christmas, might I add.
So let’s see what November brought…
There’s also a video version of this post if you’d like to see, combined with my December TBR! Click here if you want to see!
PS. Do you like the new intro? Thought I’d try the scenic route rather than just throwing you all in. Let me know if you like!
Continue reading November Wrap Up – The weird month where I feel like I’m not reading, then end up reading more than usual
Okayy, but did October actually exist?
I’ve been thinking it September for the past month, and now suddenly we’re going into November…WHAT?! It’s nearly Christmas!
(Yes, I’m THAT sort of person)
Weirdly enough, October just felt like it didn’t exist. I have a strange feeling that I didn’t read that much, even though this wrap up shows I very obviously did. October for me was just a vague noticing of the leaves changing colour and the temperature dropping rapidly. Lord knows what I did for the rest of it.
But here we are at my wrap up for the month, so let’s find out!
There’s also a video version of this Wrap Up on my booktube channel, where I go into my thoughts on the books a little more. Click here to check it out!
Continue reading October Wrap Up – The one where October doesn’t exist and I become a bear cub
Taking a little break from the blogger tips mini-series, here’s my wrap up of the month!
Don’t worry though, the blogger tips will be back next Sunday. Shh, don’t tell anyone.
For some strange reason, this entire month I kept thinking we were halfway through October. It’s almost a relief we’ve reached October, just so that I’ll finally be right 😆
Plus, IT’S AUTUMN! *throws orange leaves in the air* Sure, it means from now until June next year I’ll be permanently cold, but oh well. Everything is cosy and pretty.
As always, this is going to be a long post, so get cosy and enjoy!
Continue reading September Wrap Up – The one where college starts again and my schedule is suddenly a lot more full