Monthly Wrap Up

September 2020 Monthly Wrap Up

Hello my lovelies and welcome to my September 2020 monthly wrap up post.

What have I been up to this month?

September was Back To School month. However, it’s certainly been different from previous years. The lowlight continues to be all about Coronavirus COVID-19. But I don’t want to dwell on the virus. The highlight for me this month was having a lovely family meal at a local pub for my Mum’s 75th birthday! Luckily, the eight of us managed to have this get together a couple of weeks before the new Rule Of Six was introduced in England.

My experiences of being a self-hosted blog with ChemiCloud are still positive. Go check them out. Their 65% discount means their plans start at just 2.76 per month! If you use my link, I’ll get a little referrer fee credited to my account. 💜

Last month, I downloaded the Ultimate Book Blogger plugin by Ashley @ NoseGraze. (Thanks again to Kimberley @ Caffeinated Reviewer for the referral.) I’ve been working through my existing reviews and adding the UBB element to the posts. While I’m at it, I’m also making them SEO friendly. All this behind-the-scenes maintenance is time-consuming, so I apologise now for my lack of communication this month.

While I’m making all these changes, please let me know if any pages, posts or links throughout Flora’s Musings either don’t open or you have problems with.

💜💚💜 Hello lovely followers! 💜💚💜

Thank You - My Follower Count 475+

As you might remember, this year I’m tracking my follower count. Flora’s Musings has now surpassed the 475 followers mark and, as I type this, there are now 483 of you! That’s flippin’ amazing! Once I’ve completed my behind-the-scenes maintenance, I’ll be better at returning comments and joining in with the blogging community fun!

What have I been posting?

Now on with the rest of my September 2020 monthly wrap up post. Feel free to click on anything that you missed this month.

Book Birthdays

I’ve been celebrating some wonderful 🥳 New Releases 🥳

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📚 Book Reviews 📚

And, of course, this being a book blog, I shared my thoughts about some books I read this month:

~ Full Reviews and Mini Reviews ~

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I’ve also been sharing the ❤️ love ❤️ for my fellow bloggers.

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and a few other bits and bookish bobs.

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Moving forward, what can you expect from me in October?

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  • Celebrating more New Book Releases.
  • Hopefully some author interviews, cover reveals, book tours and spotlight posts.
  • and of course, lots of book reviews!
My Current Reading Challenges (2)

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I take part in the Goodreads Annual Reading Challenge but that’s not the only one I take part in. I thought that I’d use these regular wrap up posts to update you on my progress in all the challenges that I’m taking part in …

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Amazingly, I haven’t taken part in any new monthly reading challenges for months. BUT. I have signed up to two annual challenges this year outside of Goodreads. Bloody hell, what was I thinking!! 😂 🤦‍♀️ 😂

🎧 2020 Audiobook Challenge 🎧

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I’ve been listening to more and more audiobooks each year, so decided to take advantage of my growing addiction interest. 😉 I think I’ve been doing quite well so far. Check out my progress on My Audiobook Challenge 2020 page.

🏁 Finishing The Series Challenge 🏁

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This year, I was lamenting over how many unfinished series were on my TBR pile. Therefore, I joined the Celebrity Readers’ challenge to help. Check out my slow but steady progress on Finishing The Series Reading Challenge 2020 page.

~ The ARCs Still On My Shelf ~

Like so many of you, I use my blog to review ARCs (Advance or Early Reader Copy). Book, ebooks and audiobooks that I receive from authors or publishers. I’m registered on NetGalley and I’ve just signed up to BookSirens. Do any of you get books from BookSirens?

Check out my current ARCs calendar. I think my monthly commitments are looking good.

ARCS on my shelf - September 2020
~ ARCs Yet To Read ~
  • September Releases ~ Daimon (29th)
  • October Releases ~ A Witchy Influence (1st), Guardian’s Grace (13th)
  • November Releases ~ nothing yet!
  • December Releases ~ nothing yet!

I’ve managed to stick to my ARC Requests Plan! Limiting myself to only requesting a couple per month and trying to ensure the release dates are spread out. My ARC TBR pile is now happily under control! 😇

Thank you to the wonderful authors, publishers, tour organisers, BookSirens and NetGalley. The opportunity you give me to read books and feed my addiction is more than appreciated! 😉

I’ve been linking up to The Sunday Post which is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. Today, I’m also linking up to the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up co-hosted by the fabulous Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight.

(See rules here: Sunday Post Meme ¦ Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up)

Don’t forget to hop along to some of the other amazing blogs taking part in the Sunday Post and Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my September 2020 monthly wrap up post.

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I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, stay safe and healthy.

Bye for now.
Flora x

By Flora

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog -

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