Monthly Round-Up for September
September has been a whirlwind, as always. Every year I start back to school with lots of resolutions…and within a few weeks I am up to my ears in work. This year I started off really well, cooking meals every night and making sure I had packed lunch…but in the last week I have missed lunch more often than I’ve eaten it and had cereal and crisps for dinner on a few occasions. I also went through a bit of a reading and blogging slump, because real life has just been so full-on!
In good news though, I love my new class, even though I miss my old class too! I also love my new classroom, now that it is starting to be personalised with the children’s work and feels like a really nice place to be. I attended a fantastic event launching The Restless Girls, with Anna James, Jessie Burton and Angela Barrett, as well as the inspiring Reading Rocks Conference which has left me full of new ideas!
I can’t quite believe that September is at an end…
How has your September been?
Picture books: 13
Graphic novels: 0
Middle Grade: 8
Young adult: 8
Sources of books
ARC: 9 ( 5 e-ARCs from Netgalley)
I also read or was read several books at the Reading Rocks Conference!
I had a bit of a blogging slump this month so haven’t posted as regularly as usual – will try to make October better!
Author Interviews: Katie Ward
Multilingual flashcards: Manta Ray
Language Learning: None
Other posts: Nerd Poured Candle Crate Unboxing and Review: Dreaming of Ghibli, Harry Potter: You’re not good enough!, Letter to My Unpublished Self by Lucy Van Smit, Book Excerpt: Goblins of Bellwater, Cover Reveal: Blastaway, Readers’ Problems, A Spark of White Fire Deleted Scene
Reblogged posts: None
I also took part in:
Library Loot: Birds, Cages and Secrets
September Achievements and Highlights
Oops, accidentally left this section blank in my first draft.
Achievements would have to be getting moved into my new classroom in record time after the piles of rubble had been cleared out of the way and getting me new class settled in to school. I have also been working hard on our new school library and running Wildlife Club and Gymnastics Club.
Highlights so far have been my niece going to nursery, the launch for The Restless Girls and, without a doubt, the Reading Rocks South Conference at the University of Greenwich. More posts to come about that!
Looking forward in October to one of my favourite people coming to visit, a local book festival and a planned trip with the significant other in the half-term holiday!
Food/Drink: I was really good for the first three weeks of September…but in the last week I had two takeaways and some coca cola (I gave it up earlier this year because it’s so bad for your teeth!). Will hopefully be better in October. I have been eating lots of edamame beans this month, strangely enough. I have always liked them, but my supermarket now stocks frozen edamame so I can have them as a snack or in a salad.
Skincare: I have been trying to use up all the half-finished containers this month so haven’t tried anything new. However, have been making an effort to drink more water and think my skin is starting to show the benefits. Now just need to start actually sleeping enough!
TV/Film: Recently I have been re-watching To the Beautiful You, the Korean version of Hana Kimi and am proud to say that I understand a lot more Korean than I did the first time I watched it, despite the fact that my study has been minimal this month. I have also just started re-watching the Japanese drama of Nodame Cantabile, which I love. It is a great pick-me-up when I’m tired and it is relaxing to watch TV in Japanese ( Korean still takes too much concentration so isn’t relaxing at all!). I am trying to persuade my other half to watch a Chinese drama with me too, as he won’t speak Chinese with me at home and I am worried that we will forget it all…
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