September has been such a busy month. I’ve been working my notice at my day job and started a part-time job in the pub I used to work at four years ago, so free time has been elusive this month.
I have literally hundreds of blog posts to catch up on, I’ve read barely anything, and done very little NaNoWriMo preparation. Today is my last day at the day job, so I’m looking forward to some actual time to catch up on those things now.
Blog – As I said, I didn’t have time to read many blog posts in September, and the blog post I’m going to choose only actually launched yesterday. I’m still counting it though, and that’s The Olive Fox.
It was setup by Beth from Beauty In Beta and Suzy at Eep I’m A Blogger and they basically want a website that brings together all the best content about so many different lifestyle things, from beauty, advice, to books.
Talking of books, I’m writing for the website and we have an Olive Fox Book Club. You have until 5pm this Sunday to vote for our October read (the theme is thrillers, by the way), so go and vote now.
Blog posts I enjoyed:
Why I explore rape culture in my new book for teens – Louisa O’Neill – Ok, so it’s a bit more than a blog post, but there was no way I wasn’t sharing this post. Louisa’s latest book, Asking For It, tackles the topic of rape, and in this article she speaks about why she has chosen to write about it. It’s a pretty powerful piece and I just can’t argue with her opinions on this.
Louisa also wrote Only Ever Yours, which deals with similarly big and important issues such as sexism and how women are treated. It’s well worth a read.
The Raven Cycle Cover Redesign Project – Cuddlebuggery – I really like the covers for The Raven Cycle anyway, but these redesigned covers are absolutely stunning. I want to paper my walls in them.
Zero Waste Kitchen – The Midnight Blog – We can all do more to reduce the amount of waste we produce, and Charlotte has some fantastic tips. They’re all fairly simple, and we probably know that we should do most of them already, but I think a lot of it is about getting into the habit of doing it.
Travelling Yellowstone & The Grand Tetons – The Olive Fox – I am so envious of Sandy. I’ve wanted to visit Yellowstone since I first saw the BBC’s Yellowstone documentary. Her photos are stunning and she saw bears and chipmunks with her own eyes! BEARS AND CHIPMUNKS! Enough said.
Music: This month has been a real mixed bag, with new albums from Bring Me The Horizon and Chvrches being high up the list. I’ve also been listening to Carrie Underwood’s new song, Smoke Break, a lot.
TV: Ha! When did I have time to watch that in September?
Books: Same. I’ve read hardly anything, and it’s actually making me a little cranky. I NEED TO READ. The best book I read, by far, in September was Confess by Colleen Hoover. I loved it SO much.
Most popular blog posts on Eat Read Glam in September:
- Free printable polka dot timetable
- I’m going back to university
- I made a Harry Potter robe
- Your Voice Is All I Hear – Leah Scheier
- Unicorn print dress – Lilou pattern
What did you enjoy in September?