Words of the Month | September 2016


You may have noticed that last month and the month before we had a different sort of recap, but last night we were watching Hazel Haye’s Time of the Month for August and we finally realised we wanted to something more like that.

So here we go.

In September we finally started our legal studies course and for the first few weeks it was the most boring thing on Earth. It made us sad, it made us tired and honestly we couldn’t imagine ourselves ever getting anything positive from it.

We doubted our decision to do it and everyday we woke up looking more dead than the day before. There were heavy lines under our eyes and our skin was far paler than usual. Our Mam asked us if we were okay. We lied, we said yes.

We weren’t okay. We were so not okay.


Everything was ruined. Books bored us. People on Twitter annoyed us and our friends, the ones that we’ve known for years…we debated blocking the whole lot of them. We wanted to move house, to move county. Start again. Start afresh.

Then one night, we cried. Hot and salty, our face became awash with liquid emotion and we felt so much better for it so we decided something.

We decided to look at our legal studies course and to look at everything with a more positive light and suddenly we found ourselves enjoying getting up in the morning to go to school. Law became interesting, books became the emotional roller-coasters that they’re meant to be and we posted a good number of blog posts in what we consider to be a rapid succession.

Unsurprisingly our most popular post was our review of Empire of Storms. It brought in visitors from across the world and the reaction to it made us so unbelievably happy.

September only granted us one five star read though and that was The Deviants by C. J. Skuse. That book made us cry in a very different way to the tears we’d experienced earlier in the month and we can’t recommend it any more highly.

We also updated a great deal of our graphics from last month and we have to say, we really like them. You’ll notice in the pictures above that there’s a blog title picture out of place. It has the old style. Sorry, not sorry?

We also changed the entire look of our blog and some of you are going to have absolutely no idea what we’re talking about because you’re new visitors. That’s okay. Welcome and hi!


We read some wonderful blog posts this month and we feel the need to share because they’re awesome and the people behind them are awesome. Here come the links.

  • The Fury September by the Immortal Dragon Queen that’s behind the blog. Her recaps and every other post she ever writes are hilarious. We often leave comments and when the Queen replies we get this cool little email with our comment and her comment. It’s so funny.
  • Let’s Talk: Which do you prefer – booktube or book blogs? by Ashleigh. She’s so nice and this post and all her discussion posts are really insightful as well as thought out.
  • This time it was about Friday Favourites {3} by Stacee. So this is some heavy self promotion here, but Stacee interviewed us a while back and it went live on Friday. We had so much fun answering the questions and can we just talk about how cool it was she mentioned our little Twitter conversations!?



We read a lot of books that we haven’t yet reviewed and one of them is Crooked Kingdom. You’ve heard of Crooked Kingdom right? Well, it was amazing even with the two minor problems it had. Our review will be up either tomorrow or the day after.

We’re not really sure.

We also read The Queen of the Tearling. No, we will not be reading the second book. We caught up on the latest Elemental Assassin novel and now we’re waiting for Nalini Singh to hurry up and publish her next ArchAngel book. Bluebell and Sparkle for life.

Some other cool things that happened last month and really brightened the thirty days up was us beating our statistics for the third time in a row. It was a close call. We almost didn’t make it.

We also got to work on writing and have been making some great progress with our children’s book. It’s about a little boy losing his imaginary friend and learning to cope with it. No, we won’t tell you more.

At least not yet.

As always, thank you for reading! What did you think of this new type of recap? Let us know what you think in the comments and don’t forget to follow us on:

And we’d love to be friend with you on Goodreads so send us a friend request. That way we’ll be able to see what you’re reading.

Here’s to October!

Arkon, Annie and a creator.


10 thoughts on “Words of the Month | September 2016

  1. I’m not surprised your most popular post was Empire of Storms either with how popular the series is, despite the mixed ratings! I’m pretty sure it’s one of my most popular too ahaha 😆 And thank you so much for mentioning me in this! It means a lot 😀

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  2. Thanks for the shout out in your recap. I had so much fun having you on the blog. I love the new design of the blog and the new style of this post.

    Yay for starting to enjoy legal studies and for only 1 1-star review for the month. I haven’t read your reviews for CK or EoS because I haven’t read either book yet. I’ll try to remember to come back and read them once I have.

    Thanks for sharing your month!!

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    • Your shout out was much deserved. Your blog is amazing and that interview was definitely a highlight for us!
      That would mean a lot if you came back to read our reviews after reading both books, but you don’t have to 🙂 Don’t put yourself under any pressure!
      There’s something almost scary about switching from books to our personal life, but we’re glad we did. It was freeing in a way.
      The new blog design and post style feels so fresh doesn’t it? 😀


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