Looking Back At August and Forward To September 2017

Firstly… I’m not sure how this post is going to look. The thirteen year old was acting very shifty last night when I took her to a sleepover. I realised this morning why… she’s took the laptop ( for Netflix no doubt ) Yep, there’ll be big trouble when she gets home! So excuse any dodgy formatting… I’m doing this on my phone! 

So this is it, summer holidays over and back to work tomorrow 😭. I’ve taken a few days off from blogging & social media this week to spend a bit time with the daughter – we’ve done theme parks, shopping, movie nights etc. She’s 13 almost, so it was nice to connect again. It feels a lot like she’s drifted away in the last few months… though I’m mighty pissed off with her right now! 

I set myself a challenge over the holidays to read 20 books and I managed 24! So I’m really pleased with that. Here’s some of the highlights. 


September is looking really busy and I’m lined up to take part in some fab blog tours and have some amazing sounding books to read. I’m particularly looking forward to these books! 


Autumn is the best time for reading I think, with crisp mornings and cosy evenings. September and Early October are beautiful here I Cumbria full of gorgeous colours. It really is my favourite time of year! So when I spotted @ canelo_co had an autumn themed photo challenge on Instagram, I had to join in! My first post combined day 1’s prompt of #Leaves and day 2’s prompt of #scarves 


If you want to follow me on Instagram, I’m @vicki_cosybooks and if you’re interested in Canelo’s challenge, here’s the details right here … 


So, August was a great month but I’m ready for September now I think. Give me a week or two though and I’m sure I’ll be moaning about having to go to work again! I’m off out soon, as I support in a club for people with Learning Disabilities on a Sunday, so apologies again if this post looks awful (I’m mostly worried about the images as I can’t format them on my phone!) I’ll be back later this afternoon to fix it once I’ve got my laptop back! 

Weekly Wrap Up – 27th August 2017

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This week has been pretty uneventful to be honest and I haven’t done an awful lot. I’m at the point in the summer holidays where I’m fed up of all the spare time and finding it hard to motivate myself – I know, give it a week when I go back and I’ll be counting down to the next holiday. But generally, the most exciting thing that happened this week was the gas safety check on the boiler.

I have been productive blog wise though and for the first time ever I’m ahead with scheduling! Long may it last! September is shaping up to be a very busy month on the blog and I want to be as organised as I can be, leaving me with plenty of time for reading when I’m back at work Monday-Friday. I’ve managed to get through another five books too. I’d set myself a goal to try and read twenty books over the six weeks holidays and I’ve already smashed that with 21 books read and still a week to go! Favourite book this week without a doubt is Little Sister by Isabel Ashdown. I’ve had it on the shelf for ages and finally picked it up on Saturday afternoon. I would’ve read it in one sitting my was rudely interrupted by my mother calling in for a cuppa at a very critical moment! As soon as she’d gone, I was straight back to it. I couldn’t put it down! Review coming next week.

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It’s been an epic few days new books wise and I’m fairly sure my postie is fed up of me. Here’s what’s new to my shelves this week.

 

I’ve got a feeling September is going to be an excellent reading month!

So how was your week?