The first leaves on the trees are changing their colours. The sun’s hiding behind the grey clouds and the rain has begun to fall. The weather is changing and my winter blanket has made its first appearance again. Although autumn is probably my favourite season of the year (minus the influx of spiders in my bedroom!) I wanted to reach out towards summer one more time before I cuddle back on the sofa with my mug, blanket and books.
Oh, Jamie – why aren’t ye in me life?!
I don’t know whether I’ve mentioned this before or not but I’ve become obsessed with Outlander. I discovered the books via Sasha from Abooktopia on Youtube. Knowing I’ve always had a fondness for Scotland, Scots (accents) and Kilts (the thought of combining these three makes me a bit weak), the choice was quickly made and I started reading Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, just around the time the Outlander tv series began in Belgium. Oh, and falling in love I did. With Jamie. Especially book Jamie, although tv series Jamie isn’t too hard on the eye either. Mhm. And so my summer began…
My Bookish Summer
I was behind on my Goodreads 2015 reading challenge and needed some time away from the world. The perfect opportunity to read came when I was three weeks home. I immediately delved myself into the many books that have been on my TBR shelf for months (if not years) and read a total of 12 books during my summer break.
I finished reading the entire Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. My review on the first book, The Iron King, can be found here. Another series I read was the Legend series by Marie Lu. I loved this one so much! You can find my review on Legend, here. I also continued the Outlander series and read Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager by Diana Gabaldon. So far, Voyager has been my favourite book of the three.
It has a Pirates of the Caribbean kind of vibe. And in case you’re wondering why I haven’t written any review for this series yet…well…let’s say I’m re-reading Outlander for the third time because I can’t get enough of it! I promise to write it after that.
My Twitter Summer
When I scroll through my tweets from the past three months, there are two things I’ve noticed. If you know me well, it’s not hard to figure out what will follow now.
- Harry Potter is never far from my mind.
What can I say? I don’t do much on a Friday night unless it’s Harry Potter
(or Outlander) related. Either I’m reading a HP book, I’m watching a HP film or I’m reading one of the books to my mum. Some may find this sad, but Friday night is one of the nights I keep for “me time”. After a busy week at work, I don’t want to look all pretty and flirty but I want to crash into bed with coffee, books and my favourite book characters! Relax before a busy weekend arrives!
2. My obsession with Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series is overtaking my twitter account.
Do I need to say more? I’ve restricted this section because there are so many more tweets on Outlander. I’m sorry to all my Twitter followers but it’s just SO GOOD! If you’re into historical romance and haven’t read it yet, do it! I don’t even know why you haven’t yet, you’re missing out on one of the best male book characters!
My Bloggish Summer
I haven’t done much blogging but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working on some posts for the future. Here are a few pictures of what I’ve been doing.
My never ending Goodreads Challenge
Current state of the reading disaster:
How was your (reading) summer? We’re nearing the end of the year, how’s your Goodreads Reading Challenge going? Are you still on schedule or as hopelessly behind as I am?