Its two days to the start of my 500 level second semester exams for my LL.B program. September is beginning with a sizzle! It hasn’t been easy staying away from reading fiction(ok, ok, I admit I
read peeked two chapters of Everything Leads to You by Nina Lacour). Let’s take stalk of August and I’ll share my plans for the blog this September. I have spent the past two months researching and typing my LL.B Project. However, the past few weeks I had to add tests, semester papers, examination prep to the mix. I had to put myself on a study curfew (ie. limited social media use, less frequent dates, nutritious meals, biweekly exercising, journalling, no fiction reading, reading legal academic and research papers or coursework). There have been moments where I squeal with excitement and sigh with worry.
In the midst of this I was temporarily displaced from my apartment by flood during the Ileya holiday. I’m grateful to usher in September while back at my apartment. I read a lot of Young Adult Fiction in the earlier weeks of August. To check out my reviews click here. I read When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon and The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the best burger in Los Angeles). Both books were on my August To-Be-Read list. I started a new category, Creative Non-Fiction for my none fiction pieces. Have you read Ileya In Lagos? I’m proud to have completed reading Meet Cute. I’ll publish an updated Did-Not-Finish book list second week of September.
This September I want to publish drafts of my thoughts on books I read in August and previous months. With September begins the “EMBER” months and Christmas countdown. I’m thinking of publishing a creative non-fiction piece about my December tour of Cross River State in 2017 with some useful travel tips. A avid reader of the blog requested I share my experience vacationing in Nigeria ie. costs, safety and fun. Aside book reviews and more creative non-fiction pieces. All the fiction I see in music videos, and literature I hear in song lyrics will get featured in Sounds. My photography has really improved. Spot both (unedited) pictures above. I’ll be sharing more images on the blog the rest of the year. Its tempting to share my post schedule but I’ll resist. I’m still wrapping up my project typing and editing anyway.
My decadent chocolate baking sis, book girlfriend/full time Muslimah fashionista, my quirky partner and I are counting down to when all four of us will go watch Crazy Rich Asians (a movie adaption of same tilted book by Kevin Kwan at) Marturion Cinemas at Igando in Lagos. I saw the trailer two weeks ago and kept squealing while identifying which part of the book I was looking at through the cinematic vibrancy. In August Netlfix dropped the movie adaption of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. Study curfew prevented me from watching it. My september reading interests are currently legal academic papers, fiction titles are still undecided.
On my To-Be- Read List are the following books:
- Everything Leads to You by Nina Lacour
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
- It Wasn’t Exactly Love by Farafina Writing Trust Workshop
- Laughing As They Chased Us by Sarah Jackman
- The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson
Have you made plans to spend time with loved ones?
What will you be reading this September?
Are you going through any career progression or change currently?
Let me know Gemstone. Enjoy your month.