Thursday, 1 October 2015

September Favourites 2015

It only felt like yesterday when the first of September came plummeting around the corner to bring summer to an abrupt  and painful end for me and James S. Potter who rode the Hogwarts Express to his first year at Hogwarts *squeals*, yet here we are, October already. But do not despair, because October means 2 things: Autumn and Hallowe'en.

However, now it is time to lament the rude beauty that was September and to share with you guys a few of my favourite things from this last month.

The first was my only read in September (only cause it was so motherf*ckin' big) and was the infamous 'A Game Of Thrones' by the great, yet somewhat creepy, George R. R. Martin. 

I was a late arrival to the GoT fandom, but I've decided to make up for my tardiness by reading the series that inspired the show. It has to be said that I wasn't expecting great things from this series, having watched the show and seeing how well it was dramatized, however I was pleasantly surprised to realise how wrong I was. 'A Game Of Thrones' is a beautifully written, well thought out piece of literature that depicts an easy to follow story (if you pay attention). 

The writing style is not what I expected at all, and the character descriptions are slightly different from the way they are on the show, but what page-to-screen adaptation isn't? There is stunning imagery and beautiful descriptions that allow you to create the perfect image in your mind's eye. My personal favorite line, and the one that sticks in my memory the most, is this - "Black and white and grey, all the shades of truth" as it so, well, true. For me, this was a definite favourite and I urge you to pick up the series, TV or book, if and when you have the chance. (FYI there are some raunchy scenes so DO NOT listen to the audiobook when your parents are within listening distance...)

My favourite music from this month is an older album, but has to be the masterpiece that is 'Glitterbug' by The Wombats.

If you regularly read my posts, or have seen a previous one of my own, you may have noticed that I do a Song Of The Day at the end of each post. I have used some of The Wombats songs there before, but I think now is the time to give them a proper tribute. 'Glitterbug' is the band's 3rd album and my favourite so far. Some of you may already know some of their songs, as they are used as background music for TV shows like The Inbetweeners, and that's exactly where I first found them. This is a definite favourite for me would be right up the street of anyone who likes the older, alternative indie brit pop. I'll leave a link to the album sample at the end of the post, and I highly recommend you give it a listen.

A TV show that I have been loving this September is Doctor Foster shown on BBC1 on Wednesday nights at 9pm. 

I know not everyone who reads my blog is British, or has access to British TV, but if you ever happen across this show online I would definitely recommend giving it a watch. It's a six part drama surrounding the life of Dr. Gemma Foster, who recently found out her husband was having an affair. It follows the complete upheaval of her life, and how she reacts to the news. Next Wednesday is the season finale and has been set up for a heart-wrenching and climactic finish which promises to keep the audience on the edge of their seats until the end.

My finale miscellaneous favourite of September simply has to be my favourite piece of stationary; my pencil case.

Now I know this seems like a silly thing to have as a favourite, but when I found it in Urban Outfitters (£8) I could not stop laughing. It has gotten me some pretty funny looks (by teachers especially) but it was totally worth it - I laugh every time I take it out of my bag. It's always the simple things...

And so that concludes my September favorites for 2015. Thank you very much for making it to the end of my rambles, and as always, a comment and a share would mean a great deal.

Song of the day : 'Glitterbug : Album Sampler' - The Wombats

N x


  1. Your pen pouch is so funny!

  2. Lol, your pencil case is awesome! Came here from teenage blogger central-mind checking out my blog and giving some feedback? (btw, I couldn't find the button to follow your blog... will back soon!)


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