September Favourites!

September Favourites

September has gone by already! Each day seems to inch by, but by the time it’s gone it feels like it was a breeze. And IT’S OFFICIALLY AUTUMN! (Or Fall, if you prefer.) September has really been key in the latest rebirth of my blog, which is a sort of book-writing-thoughts mix as far as I can see. I’ve also made some amazing new blogger buddies! ❤

1. & 2. Multiple editions of Fangirl, and Noelle Stevenson I got the collector’s edition of Fangirl for my birthday, which is the third edition I own (I also have the eBook). And seriously, guys, it’s awesome. The cover folds put to become a neat poster, there’s a metallic illustration of Simon and Baz under the dust jacket, and there’s even a special message to British readers in the back. Which brings me onto my next point: Nimona, the comic written by Noelle Stevenson of aforementioned cover-illustrating-awesomeness, came to an end on Tuesday. *cries* Oh, the feels!

3. Fandom life As represented by my Carry On, Simon t-shirt which is stunningly similar to the one worn by Cath from Fangirl. (Yes, again.) This month was the month where I linked up with other fandom people and actually discovered what it means to be in a fandom – which is, to say, scrolling through amusing gifs, quotes and fan art when I really should be doing my homework.


5. Heroes of Olympus I’m in the process of re-reading the series in anticipation of Blood of Olympus, which comes out on the 7th. When I read House of Hades, I had kind of forgotten the plot completely, so this time around I thought I’d be prepared.

6. A new fountain pen That’s actually just a picture of the box, since the pen was in my pencil case, but I thought I’d put it in there anyway. It may look like an oversized crayon, but it’s a lot nicer to write with than my last one. Plus, no one will mistake it for their own, since I don’t think anyone has a pen of this brand. To be honest, I’ve never seen a pen from this brand anywhere, let alone at school, which is very partial towards biros and LAMYs.

7. Strepsils Okay, okay, they’re not actually Strepsils, but who cares? It’s like hoover, or sellotape. You just call the item by the brand name. Anyway, I had a cold and cough last week so these were life-savers. They didn’t even taste that bad.

8. Heir of Fire (not pictured) I actually forgot to photograph this, but I had to come back and put it in. It’s the third book in the Throne of Glass series and it was EXPLOSIVE. Thumbs up from me.

That’s it for my September favourites! Do you think I should continue with my monthly favourites? How was your month?

August Favourites!

August favourites

All right, all right, I have jumped on the monthly favourites bandwagon. I know I did one in May (May?!) but I haven’t really followed that up. Still, I’m giving it another try!

1. The Mortal Instruments Series I’ll admit that I initially had these books pegged as post-Twilight garbage, but they’re actually really good. The Infernal Devices are even better.

2. Lava Cosmetics GB  I ordered some sulphate-free shampoo and soap online from this company, which advertise themself as a more affordable alternative to Lush. Liking a lot.

3. Kevin Brooks I haven’t actually read the one displayed, but this month I read Killing God, Being, and iBoy, all by Kevin Brooks. It’s not light and fluffy stuff, I’m telling you.

4. Creme of Morocco shampoo with Argan oil I’ve been sucked into sukphate-free toiletries. This was from Amazon, and it leaves my hair really smooth and almost slippery in the shower (although unfortunately this fades as your hair dries).

5. Wintergirls I only just finished this book, but I technically started it in August, so I’m counting it in. It’s haunting, page-turning and beautifully written. The best book I’ve read in a while.

6. Flower hair clip I bought this at the Port. Eliot Festival in Cornwall for something like £1. Bargain!

7. Birthright Trilogy These books are very different from the tone of Elsewhere, but they have an awesome kick-ass mafia princess heroine. Like.

Have you read any of these books? What are you guys thinking on more monthly favourites? Yes? No?

Anyway, I’m starting school (*cries*) so sorry if I don’t post or comment as much!