But there really wasn't anything for it. Between dealing with my particularly shitty landlord (unfortunately, I have yet to find a way to break my one year lease), preparing for my first ever teaching gig (I'm teaching two ecology labs with 50 students in each class! I was SO nervous, but somehow, I found that it actually wasn't so bad... and also, I might actually like this teaching thing), and settling into grad life and researching my master's thesis, I had very little time for much else! I do hope things will quiet down a bit now that I have my routine... we'll see.
Even though I had much reduced spare time this month, I still made time for a fun author event - the Toronto Word on the Street! Thanks to Christa of More Than Just Magic for letting me know about it (who I also got to finally meet!). I might have missed meeting one of my favourite authors - Elizabeth Wein, author of Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire - if not for her!
(photos from my Instagram)
|Elizabeth Wein and me|
Some more excitement this month arrived in a very exciting package from Kobo!
Among my limited spare time this month, I somehow found time to watch the entire first season of Orange is the New Black - and I was obsessed from the start!
In some instances, the show absolutely terrified me - I would not be able to last even one minute in prison!! For real, I am nowhere near strong enough. But the reason I loved Orange is the New Black so much is that it had an unbelievable capacity to make me feel empathy and compassion for each of the inmates - and that's impressive.
Blog Posts in September (not many... boo!):
My Life in August: Homesickness, Ontario, and a Train Ride Across Canada
Top Ten Books I Would Love To See As A Movie
Muggle Monday: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Adaptation
Review: Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson - 4 Stars
Oh man - only one review written this month! That's terrible. I'm going to try harder in October, I promise.
Best Book Read in September:SYNC this summer. What fun! And it made me want to re-watch Sherlock real bad...