Monday, October 2, 2017

[Wrap-Up] September 2017

Wrap-Up for September 2017

Phew! September flew right by! I didn't get nearly as much reading done as I had planned... I actually returned two books to the library before I had even cracked them open!

But oh well, I still had one heck of a reading month!

My Reading Breakdown for September:

Monthly Musings:
  • Watching
    • Split
      • I liked the movie overall. I thought James McAvoy was incredible! I didn’t care for the other actors though, and some of the delays put in for suspense really took away from the movie for me. 
    • Iron Fist
      • Ugh, I’m not a fan of this one, but I’m pushing through so I can watch The Defenders. I really enjoy the character Colleen Wing, played by Jessica Henwick. And of course Rosario Dawson rules, she plays Claire Temple. But the rest of the casting I just didn’t really care for. And overall, it just seems like the show is either trying too hard or was super rushed, and it comes off awkward to me. 
    • Patriots Day
      • Oh what a tough watch. I wasn't sure I wanted to even give this one a go... but wow. They did a really great job! Make sure to have tissues ready before putting this one on. It was incredibly raw and heartbreaking. 
    • Unbreakable
      • I LOVED this one. I thought the character driven storyline was really interesting! 
    • Assassins Creed
      • I haven't watched Alex play any of these games, so I went into the movie totally clueless. I really enjoyed it! I hope they make it a series! The action was all really cool and I enjoyed the storyline. 
    • Playing:
      • Monopoly Deal Card Game- Our friends, Matt and Megan, introduced us to this game and I LOVED it. Poor Alex kept drawing cards he couldn't really use, and when he get something to use, we all stole the cards from him. Luckily, he's willing to give it another go. I can't wait to play again! 
    • Drinking:
      • A new friend, Amber, introduced me to a delicious beer, Founders Nitro Rubaeus. I had one with her, and then one with other friends later on in the month. Of course I had my friends all try mine! Two of them ended up ordering their own glass of it! :)
    • Listening to:
    • In the bookish community: 
    • Looking forward to: 
      • October weather and spooky reads
      • My second book club meet-up where we will be discussing the first book pick! 
      • Attending a Joe Hill book talk
      • Halloween, of course! 

    In Case You Missed It:

    Thanks for reading!
    How was your month? Have any special plans for October? I'd love to hear about it in the comments section below!


    1. Eight 5-star books? That's incredible! Hard to find anything to complain about that. I hate when you have to return books unread to the library. Happy October!

      1. Right?! It was a great reading month!! :) I am still bummed about the two returns.

    2. Whoa u read a lot! Well done!

      I'm hoping to start Iron Fist sometime and I've heard a lot about Split. Glad to hear the acting was good in that film :)

      Hope you have a lovely October, Erica!

      Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

      1. Thank you! :) I hope you enjoy both Iron Fist and Split!! :) Happy October!

    3. Wow, I wish I had so many five star books! I don't think I've had that many all year! I think I'm too picky.

    4. Looks like you had a great reading month! I'm hoping to watch Split soon - it looks like it would be a great one for this month. :)

      1. It was an insane month!! I can never believe how much reading I manage when my personal life is as hectic as it has been! :) And oh yes, I hope you love Split!!

    5. Wow, looks like you've had an incredible reading month. Impressive. Have a great October!

      1. I sure did!! I can't believe it! Have a wonderful October as well! :)

    6. I graduated from college in September, I joined a whole bunch of readathons, hosted my first Twitter reading sprint, and read only 1 book lol!

      My wrap-up:

      1. WOW! What a month!! :) Congrats again on graduating!! <3

    7. Hi Erica!

      I totally forgot to wrap up - apart from putting on an extra jumper, it's suddenly turned cold here in the UK! haha

      What a busy month you have had! You're right though, September has flown by!

      Hope you have a great October!

      Oh, The Dark Net - I was looking forward to that, hmmm. Shame you didn't like it. I've still got it to read.

      1. Ha! It's so chilly here in Manchester, NH too! And it's SO foggy today!

        I hope you have better luck with The Dark Net! I think I just picked it up at the wrong time.

    8. What a great bunch of books you've read and it's great you had that many 5 star reads. I need to look at my recap but I know I finished some great books too. I thought Patriot's Day was well done as well. We watched Split some time ago and overall it was much better than I anticipated!

      1. I still can't believe it!! I got so lucky this month! :) Thanks for stopping by!!

    9. Dang girl! That's so many books!! Phew.