Friday 28 September 2018

Month in Review: September

I have been so busy this month I barely literally forgot I was reading a book. But, I did survive the first month of second year, although I am exhausted. Here's what happened in September:

What I Read: 

Little Fires Everywhere by: Celeste Ng: 5/5 stars 
Maus II: A Here My Troubles Began by: Art Spiegelman: 5/5 stars 
Pretty Madcap Dorothy by: Laura Jean Libbey: 1/5 stars 
Titus Andronicus by: William Shakespeare: 4/5 stars
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by: Emily M. Danforth: 4/5 stars 

Favourite book: Little Fires Everywhere was my favourite book of the month. It was suspenseful, dramatic, and beautifully written. I finished it all in about a day, and I definitely want to read more from Celeste Ng. 

What I Blogged: 

I had a good old talk with a lot of you guys about Writer's Block and feeling uninspired. Thanks to you, I now feel motivated to just post what I love and I am looking forward to the future. 

Favourite Blog Posts: 

Based on my writer's block post, Cee posted her own post about how to combat writer's block that I think a lot of you may find helpful. Check it out: 7 Radical Ways to Defeat Writer's Block

Life Stuff: 

Uhm, it's been a month. The stress of second year and having to go back to reality after a really fun summer took its toll on me, and I found myself really sad and anxious most of the time. I don't really love my school schedule and I have also switched jobs in the process which means more time devoted to learning a whole new job, and stressing over not doing things correctly. But hopefully with my fall break and Thanksgiving coming up in a week, I will feel a lot better.

 So that was my September. How was yours? 

Emily @ Paperback Princess


  1. Eek, job stress is very hard to deal with I'm learning. I end up baking to relieve my stress Lol

    1. I just got home from closing at my work by myself for the first time and I have never been more stressed in my life! I only hope I can get better with time :)

  2. Ugh, your September doesn't sound like much fun, and I do relate to the new semester being stressful. I only have two semesters left of my BA course, and it's making me SO ANXIOUS. I'm working on my dissertation, and thinking of which direction to go from here, and somehow none of my classes are any fun. :|

    I really want to read The Miseducation of Cameron Post and Little Fires Everywhere, and own both of these, so I will get to them hopefully. :)

    Hope your October will be great!

    1. Good luck with everything, Veronika! I know choosing what you want to do in life can be very stressful. I hope you enjoy these two books, they really were awesome!

  3. Well done on surviving your first month of second year! :)

    Happy to hear you're writing more again - and thank you soooooo much for the link! :) <3

  4. Little Fires Everywhere just sounds so, so good. I'm excited for the mini TV series, as well! But I shall read the book first, haha ;)

    I'm so sorry about the stress Emily :( I can imagine how overwhelming and unbearable it must be. I really hope your October is better. I'll pray for you. Hope things turn around <3

    1. Thanks Amy <3 I hope you enjoy Little Fires Everywhere! I had no idea they were even making a tv series! Now I'm really excited lol.

  5. Sounds like a busy and stressful month for you with the new job and school.
    Glad you're easing your way back into writing. :) Hopefully you'll find time to write more.
    Dinh@Arlene's Book Club