September 2021 Wrap-Up

September was the month that I chose to take a break from my reading experiments, not so much because I don’t like them, but mostly because I wanted to pick the books I was reading myself. This all started very well, but I fell in love with the first book so hard, it almost put me in a reading slump. I still managed to get to four stories though!

The Atlas Six (The Atlas, #1)  Ace of Spades  Beasts of Prey  Franny and Zooey

As per usual, click on the covers to get re-directed to Goodreads, where you are always welcome to add me as a reading buddy! My own reviews (where there is one) you’re able to find by clicking on the titles in the list above if there are posts for them.

I have also recently created a Storygraph profile and try to link to the books on that platform as well when I do my reviews. However, I haven’t had the time to fully delve into it. Feel free to add me as well here, but know that I’ve mostly just looked at the way they portray stats (very cool) but have struggled a bit with the navigation on site otherwise (my phone has no storage for further apps, so I’m using the desktop version). I’d like to support it though!

September was a really good month for me! I switched department at my job and am really enjoying it. I found a flat that I will move in during October, which is lovely and nice and without roommates for once. In addition to that, I’ve felt far more comfortable in my own skin, lighter in general, and that has made me really happy. I even found a new goal to work towards. As silly as it sounds, I feel like I’m adulting quite alright over here, I even contemplated to go on dating apps, but a brief Twitter poll crushed that idea fast.

If anyone has some ideas on how to meet people (to potentially date, to be clear) offline, I’d be all ears!

I don’t know how October will look like for me, as I’m sure I will be busy moving and still getting adjusted at work, I’m looking forward to it. Especially having a space that is all my own will be exciting! I get to decorate and do things just the way *I* want to. Even the mere idea of that makes me giddy!
Aside from that, I’m looking forward to working on the latest reading experiment. I already hinted at who it might be in the Sebastian Stan post, so you can check that one out for a clue. I don’t want to make promises that I’ll post it in the new month for sure, as I’m guessing I will be quite busy, but I’m sure going to try. I might, however, get sidetracked by having Nancy Drew (and therefore Ace, one of my all time favorite characters) back on my screen.

MY FAVORITE THINGS

As I said earlier, I really fell in love with one of the books I read – namely, The Atlas Six – and even got art prints of the characters from the person who also illustrated them for the book. They are now in my childhood bedroom and I’ll have to somehow get them off my wall safely and bring them to the new flat. Wish me luck!

Other than that, I’ve been enjoying getting back into more TV shows again. The new season of Lower Decks has me invested in the characters again, while offering light entertainment. I can’t wait for the new episode of Ted Lasso each week and I’ve surprisingly really taken to Midnight Mass. Apparently horror is no longer a no go for me, at least not when Mike Flanagan is involved. Something I haven’t really talked about on here though is The Big Leap, which has only aired two episodes so far, but which I’m really enjoying. I just adore shows that are set in the world of TV. Feels meta to me, but in a good way. I’m only worried, because it is on FOX and we all know their track record of keeping shows I like … (still bitter about Pitch!)

ELSEWHERE ON THE BLOGOSPHERE

This part of the wrap-up where I usually dedicate some space to the amazing work other bloggers do in the community. I hope you give them a visit and show some appreciation for their contributions! I unfortunately didn’t have that much time to blog hop and comment, but I always try!

MY OTHER POSTS

PREVIOUSLY ON WHAT IF …

TV SHOW/MOVIE RELATED

THURSDAY MOVIE PICKS

TRAILER POSTS


I hope you will have a spooky and nice October! I like getting to wear more layers again, which is usually possible around this season where I live, but hope it won’t get too cold yet. I still am gunning to wear my Scoops Ahoy uniform from Stranger Things at least once on Halloween!

25 thoughts on “September 2021 Wrap-Up

  1. I’m happy to hear you’re feeling good!! What do you as job? I’m starting to look for a job myself so now I’m just interested in other people their profesional lives haha! You don’t have to tell if you don’t want to! I like doing creative workshops to meet new people. I’m going to do a Christmas card handlettering workshop. I do have to say that those workshops are mostly women so it’s not that handy for finding a boyfriend! Also my sister met her current boyfriend on Tinder and my stepsister also met her husband on Tinder haha!

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    • Thanks! I can’t go into detail, but I work in customer service for a TV network. The workshop sounds sweet, but yeah, not sure it would be useful in my case haha
      The apps seem to work for some and not at all for others haha
      Have a great October!

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  2. Atlas Six is everywhere, haha! I feel like I took a long break from blogging, came back, and everyone’s obsessed with this book I’ve never even heard of. I can’t wait to pick it up eventually. 🙂 Midnight Mass was incredible. Mike Flanagan has a way with horror where he stays so far away from the normal clichés and tells a compelling, character-driven story above all else. I love Sheriff Hassan so much. ❤

    Happy that you’re feeling content in your new role at your job, and it’s so exciting that you’re moving into a new apartment! Good luck with everything.

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    • AIMAL!!! So happy to hear from you ❤

      I also don’t know where exactly Atlas Six popped up from, especially since it was self-published, but I legit fell in love with those characters. Hope you get to read it and enjoy it too!
      Everything you said about Mike Flanagan is true. He’s the only reason I’ve explored this genre more. And I once met Rahul Kohli and will forever cherish that moment. Dude is going places!!

      Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

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  3. Happy to hear that you had such a good time in September ❤ I wish you all the best luck with your move, I hope everything goes well! I have seen people talk about Midnight Mass but wasn’t sure if it’s something for me – now I’m curious 👀 I hope you have a good October! 👻

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    • Thank you, Caro! It’s been going really well so far, but a huge chunk of my books and clothes (the smaller stuff) is still at my parent’s haha
      Midnight Mass is still 100% horror, but every time Mike Flanagan does something, I cave and watch it anyway. He’s like my big exception, because he does character work so well.

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  4. I am so so glad that you also enjoyed the atlas six and ahhh all the best with getting those off the wall! congrats on shifting departments at your job and the new flat!!
    Thanks for sharing my post too ❤

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  5. I’m soooo glad you enjoyed Atlas Six, I’m eager to read it myself after hearing lots of good things. I just need to get my hands on it !! I have read Ace of Spades which I really enjoyed too. I think it is definitely one of the best YA mysteries for me. I hope the move goes well and you settle in. It’s so nice when you get your own space!! Wishing you all the best for October !! 💕 and thank you so much for sharing my post and your lovely words, it means a lot.

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    • The Atlas Six has really gotten popular this year and that makes me so happy! Seeing originally self-published books flourish is always amazing! I hope you get to read it too 🙂
      Thank you so much! Wishing you an amazing October ❤

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  6. Thanks for the shoutout, Kat! I’m sure the Eternals movie will end up shaking things up for the MCU. And I’m glad to hear such a positive outlook on life lately! So odd that people shut down the idea of online dating??? I know people who have solid and wonderful relationships thanks to dating apps. I guess you just need to be wise and pick accordingly, especially not to find yourself on apps where all the person wants is a one-night stand (unless it’s also what you’re looking for hahaha no judging here!). 😀 Hope October will be a wonderful month for you, Kat!

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    • I’m always happy to share your content, Lashaan! You and your blog are amazing ❤
      Life has improved massively these past months. I had a lot of help and cannot deny that it wouldn’t have been the same without those people, but I’m really content with where I’m at right now, while I also formed some new goals. Life, eh? Never dull.
      I was surprised how decidedly people were against me going on an app. I might still try it, but with moving etc., I can’t say my mind is on it a lot right now.
      Hope October will be wonderful for you as well, Lashaan!

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