Sunday Morning

Hello everyone!

I feel it’s been a little while since I wrote an update post, so thought it would be good idea to have a catch up. I haven’t written any fiction so far this month, which is frustrating but I have been busy with reviews and reading. At the time of writing this I have six full reviews written to be posted in the future and hoping to get even further ahead in the next few weeks. I’ve also been reading a lot recently, and have read more books during September than I have in all previous months of the year combined, which I’m pretty happy with. I have a few more to read over the next couple of weeks and will be reviewing some of them. I have set a reading challenge for myself as well, which I won’t reveal just yet, but I’m in the process of completing it and it’s going smoothly so far.

I’m going to be covering London Film Festival again this year, and have already started watching and writing up reviews for the films I have online access to. I’m hoping to watch and review even more than last year, so keep an eye out for that. As soon as the dates were announced earlier in the year I booked them off work, so I’m also looking forward to my first full week of work this year. I’ll be off from the 4th until the 17th October, so will be getting plenty of films watched, books read, and hopefully get some writing done. I’m not going down to London for the full festival, as the hotel costs are incredibly high, but I’m going down for three days and will be watching a ton of exciting stuff.

The other thing I’m doing with my time off, other than getting my eyes tested (which I should have done about three years ago), is finally start travelling. I have a trip booked to Turin for three days. I’ve wanted to go to Italy for years, which started due to the Assassin’s Creed games (and now I’m going somewhere not featured in the games), but have decided to go due to a Dario Argento exhibition in Turin. I have everything booked already, and am nervously excited. It’s the first time I’ve been on a plane, and the first time I’ve left the UK since 2003. I’m also planning on going to a few filming locations from Argento’s films, so will probably write a post about that as well.

I’ve also been watching TV, keeping up to date with House of the Dragon, which I’m loving, and Rings of Power, which I wish would speed up a little. As I’m sure most Game of Thrones fans were, I was a little nervous about House of the Dragon, after the poor Season 8, but it’s been superb every episode, and has had a stronger season one than Game of Thrones did. Loving it so far. With Rings, I’m enjoying it, but it’s excruciatingly slow. I feel like barely anything has happened in almost six hours. It’s a beautiful looking show, but I’m hoping the plot moves a bit quicker. I enjoy it while it’s on, but I don’t look forward to the next episode like I have been for House of the Dragon.

That’s what I’ve been up to recently, as well as some of my upcoming plans.

What have you been reading and watching recently? Let me know in the comments.

Thanks for reading and speak again soon,


About ashleymanningwriter

Young Adult Fiction writer. Horror and fantasy blended together.
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