Share The Love September

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.

 

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Share the love montage August

BlogGeeks In Dresses – This is Jessica from Pyreflies second blog, and it has quickly become one of my favourites. It focuses on all things geeky, such as geeky fashion, jewellery, and has one of my favourite series ever; Girls Who Cosplay

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Music: This month I’ve mostly been listening to my Stockholm playlist, which is a mix of Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, LIGHTS, Taylor Swift and more. I’ve also developed a small obsession with 5 Seconds of Summer. Sorry, not sorry but if I hear anything written by Alex Gaskarth, I’m very likely to love it. 

Books: Without a doubt, my favourite book of the month was Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley. You can read my ridiculously fangirling review here.

TV: This month, Tom and I finished off It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and we started watching Gotham. We’ve also started re-watching Skins. I loved the first two series; they were great at the time, and they’re just as good now. 

Most popular blog posts on Eat Read Glam in August:

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Music: I’ve been listening to a lot of different bands and artists recently, so it’s hard to pinpoint one that’s been really popular with me. I’ve listened to a lot of Walk The Moon though, and I’ve had Bring Me The Horizon’s two new songs (Happy Song and Throne) on repeat a lot, though. 

Books: Two books really stood out for me in July; Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, and Magnolia by Maria Dahvana Headley. They were both brilliant reads that had me hooked from the first page. 

Magonia is one of the best books I’ve read in a while. I’ve read a lot of good books recently, but it’s been a while since I read one like Magonia, where I just want to read and do nothing else; where I really feel for the characters. 

TV: After trialling Amazon Prime, we’ve switched to Netflix, so most of July was spent binge-watching It’s Only Sunny In Philadelphia. I can’t believe we’d never heard of it before now. No idea why it’s never been on TV before; it’s like all the shenanigans from How I Met Your Mother, but worse, with absolutely no morals. 

I’ve also started watching The Unbreakable Kimmy Schimdt. It’s brilliant, I also really like her style. Need to get me some pink jeans again. 

Food: Tom made me an amazing lemon tofu, which I cannot stop thinking about. Before I was vegetarian, lemon chicken was my favourite meal and Tom made an amazing one. He switched out the chicken for tofu, and changed the chicken stock cubes to veg stock cubes, and my new favourite meal was born. It was so delicious. 

I also had some of the most delicious cake ever in Stockholm, but I’ll tell you more about those in another post. In short: Stockholm is the King of cake.

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Share The Love June

Blog: Broomfie – I discovered Rachael’s blog a couple of months ago, and it has swiftly become a favourite of mine. At the moment, I’m really enjoying reading about and seeing photos from her travels across the US. I have major envy. 

 

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Music: Two albums came out in June that I’ve been looking forward to for months:

  • Pageant Material by Kacey Musgraves (My favourite at the moment is Die Fun.)
  • VENUS by Joy Williams (I recommend listening to Until The Levee.) 

I went to see Taylor Swift in June also, and she put on a killer show, so I’ve been listening to her a lot also. I’m also pretty happy that she’s allowed 1989 to go onto Apple Music. 

 

Books: My standout book from June is Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill. It’s such an intense book and it’s frustrated everyone I’ve spoken to about it. I mean that in a good way of course.

It deals with issues such as sexism, objectification, and eating disorders, and magnifies these issues we see in today’s society. 

 

TV: Tom and I recently started watching Vikings on Amazon Prime. We marathoned the first series last Saturday; we’re hooked. 

 

Food: This month it has been all about stuffed mushrooms and mushroom burgers. 

 

Most popular posts on Eat Read Glam in June: 

Normally, this is where I share the five most popular posts on the blog this month. Annoyingly, I’ve had a problem with Google Analytics and it just stopped tracking at the start of the month, so what I’m going to do instead is share some of my favourite posts I’ve written this month. 

 

Come on, share some of your favourite June things with me and please share any blog posts you’ve read / written and loved last month. 

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Share the love May

I’m going to spare you the “OH MY GOD HOW IS JUNE ALREADY!?” because you don’t need me making you feel like life is going too fast and you want to get off right now too. 

Blog: The Everywhereist – I’ve been following Geraldine’s blog for about two years, and her tone of voice is what keeps me coming back. She’s brilliantly sarcastic, which my brain adores. Every time I read one of her blog posts, it’s like my brain has discovered a long lost friend. 

The Everywhereist is primarily travel, and Geraldine talks about the fantastic places she’s been, the food she’s eaten, shares tips etc, but there’s also a good mix of posts about her life. It’s one of my favourite blogs because I’m 99% sure that when I visit her blog, I’m going to end up laughing. 

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Music: This month I’ve mostly had Hunter Hayes and the three new songs of Joy Williams’ forthcoming album on repeat. 

I saw Hunter Hayes last weekend, and he was fantastic live. He was so good that I’ve booked tickets to see him when he comes back to the UK in September. 

Books: There’s only really one contender this month: The Heir by Kiera Cass. I was worried that The Heir was going to be a cash cow to squeeze some more money out of a really popular series, but to my relief it’s a worthy addition to The Selection. 

You can read my review of The Heir here

Food: Since returning from Scotland, my Mum has made vegetarian haggis a few times and it’s so delicious. If you ever go to Scotland, or every find yourself wondering what to have to dinner, I highly recommend vegetarian haggis.

What you’ve enjoyed on Eat Read Glam this month

Instagram: And finally, I want to give a quick nod to Instagram. I’ve never really used it a huge amount, but in May I used it a lot and it’s so darn addictive. I had so much fun, discovered far too much book p0rn, and took part in the May Book Challenge. If you want to follow me, you can at @eatreadglam

What did you enjoy in May? Feel free to share links! 

 

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Share The Love April montage

Blog: Forever Amber – I discovered Amber’s blog about a year ago, and her blog posts have probably featured in every ‘Share The Love’ post I’ve done. Her style is wonderful, and is how I think I dress in my head, but jeans and t-shirts are just easier. Amber also shares funny stories about her life (check out the tale of three gnomes which just appeared in her garden), thoughtful pieces, and some brilliant tips about blogging. 

Blog posts I enjoyed in April 

5 things you don’t have to do to make your blog successful – Forever Amber 

Getting out of the blogger comparison trap – The Lilac Linnet – Llinos does an excellent job of reminding us not to constantly compare ourselves to other bloggers.

The Ten Types of Fangirls – Paper Fury – This is brilliant, and includes a quiz! I got Part-Time Nerd, which sounds about right. Though, I am definitely a Recruiter also. 

Ten Life Lessons You Learn in Your Twenties – Career Girl Daily

I Kind-of-Sort-of Quit My Social Media Job – Oddly Lovely

The cold bothers me a bit – Peneloping – Ping has made a stunning Elsa Frozen dress. 

Music: This month I’ve been listening to Taylor Swift and Hunter Hayes a lot. I wish I could have seen T-Swizzle on the tour where Hunter Hayes supported her, that would have been a brilliant show. But I will settle for seeing them separately over the next couple of months. 

Books: I’m finally out of my reading slump! My standout book from April has been Lies Like Love by Louisa Reid. I highly recommend it, especially if you enjoyed All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.

Food: At the moment tofu and avocado quesadillas are the best food on the planet as far as I’m concerned. I’ve been skeptical about avocado all my life (I’m wary of green food), but I tried it a few weeks ago and love it. 

 

What you’ve been enjoying on Eat Read Glam this month:

Lies Like Love – Louisa Reid review*

LUSH Montalbano shampoo bar review

5 places to get cooking inspiration – where do you get yours?

If I Stay by Gayle Forman – did it live up to the hype?

Stokesay Castle

What did you enjoy in April? Share away in the comments below!

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Share the love February

Blog: The Lilac Linnet – I discovered Llinos’ blog towards the end of 2014 (I think) and I read and comment on pretty much every single blog post she publishes. Llinos has a great mix of posts, including books, discussion topics, food, beauty and more, and she’s a genuinely lovely, friendly person. 

Music: My February playlist has been an interesting mix of Kelly Clarkson and Bring Me The Horizon. Kelly has a new album out today so I’ve been listening to her again and I rediscovered how much I love BMTH. It makes for a pretty good gym playlist actually. 

Books: I’m in a reading slump this morning, which means I’ve got a few books lying around unfinished. I’m currently reading Night School by C. J. Daugherty and that seems to be slowly pulling me out of the slump, yay! 

Food: This month I veganified (it’s a word?) a delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe Cat posted on Oddly Lovely. 

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What did you enjoy in February? Share away! 

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