I do know I say this every month buuuut HOW IS OCTOBER ALREADY OVER??? I can’t deal with how fast time is going and this is such a stressful but awesome time of year??? Nano??? Finals??? Holiday Season??? Beautiful season??????? SO MANY MIXED EMOTIONS MAN.
So many things have happened this month?? And my reading is a mess haha (YOU’LL SEE)
Also: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
This point SHOULD be straightforward??? BUT IT’S NOT??? Of course I will list the books I read with my rating, and I’ll link them to Goodreads as usual…BUT after that I will list the books that I am CURRENTLY READING* and then as a special feature the books I want to get to in November!
BLACKHEARTS because I accidentally left it at my office at work and then I had school for a week so I couldn’t finish it??? And now we have two bank holidays (today and tomorrow) which means I won’t be able to retrieve it until Thursday. ha. ha.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. I finally convinced my boyfriend to read the Harry Potter books!
Just kidding, I very kindly asked him** to let me read them out loud to him. The going is slow BUT HE’S FINALLY READING THEM. #HAPPY.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I’ll ask it now and I’ll ask it again. WHY IS THIS BOOK SO OVERSIZED. That aside, I finally decided to continue my OWN reread!
This is all such new and stressful territory because normally I never read more than one book at a time so WUT IS LYFE.
Aaaaaand lastly what I WANTED to read this month but either didn’t get to, or SIMPLY TOOK UNREASONABLY LONG TO ARRIVE***, my Very Tentative November TBR:
The Language of Thorns
The Infernal Devices
*There are more than one and I don’t know what I’m doing with my life
**BAHAHAHA in reality I nagged him until he gave in and came very short of throwing the books in his face
My haul this month seems to be accidentally large?? I only bought like one book this month haha others are from subscription boxes or have been on their way to me for a Very Long Time.
So I really only added this section for one reason???
I STARTED A BOOKTUBE.
If you do decide to watch please excuse the cringe of my first video hahaha I FELT SO AWKWARD IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA.
I no longer feel awkward so my other videos are much less painful to watch* haha.
IN ANY CASE in case you are interested here is the cheeky little link:
OH OH. And I also got the best bookish mail of EVER???
I received October’s Flick the Wick candle box and it was EPIC. It was Harry Potter themed and it had the most amazing items so be sure to check out my unboxing which is LIVE NOWWWW on my booktube!
OF COURSE all of you know that I am once again participating in NaNoWriMo! If you are new and have no clue what that is, it stands for National Novel Writing Month which is November! Writers all around the world come together to complete the challenge of writing 50k words in the month of November!
It is Very Stressful BUT SO MUCH FUN and it feels amazing to win???
ALSO if you want you can add me as a writing buddy! I’m on there as c-esther!!
Also I just realized WHY ISN’T IT CALLED INTERNATIONAL???? Because literally the whole world participates but hey who am I to argue the little things.*
The introduction to my novel is linked above in my popular posts, and my outline is nowhere NEAR finished hahahahaha**
Pray for me.
*THE QUEEN. THAT’S WHO.
**I am dead inside.
I have been a LITTLE absent this month with my very last finals coming up and trying to find a new job and getting my visa sorted out and trying to prep for NaNoWriMo and I need to stop thinking about everything haha because STRESS. All this means is that I haven’t seen all the wonderful posts so I may have missed some but here are the ones I DID see and loved!
So I think I really have to share the most exciting announcement of the month first???
CAIT @ PAPER FURY IS GETTING PUBLISHED AND WIEJPFOWIJFEÖWOIJWEFEUUIGRJD I’M SO EXCITED!!!! Also she now has a face AND a full name??? WUT.
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books teaches us all how to be experts at winning NaNoWriMo!
Analee @ Book Snacks talks about a bookworms biggest problem: BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS.
May @ Forever and Everly talks about the negative aspects of blogging (we all have them??? WHY DO WE NEVER TALK ABOUT THEM??)
I will try to be more active in November but I think with finals and job interviews (hopefully) and NaNo I will have quite a bit on my plate. I shall do my best though because I miss seeing all your posts on the regular!
I have a love hate relationship with bookstagram at this point haha. The algorithm hits hard, and then all of a sudden it’s like it doesn’t exist?? And it feels good??? AND THEN IT HITS AGAIN AND I’M LIKE WHAT AM I DOING WRONG.
That aside, I hit 3.6k followers, which is 600 followers JUST IN OCTOBER. I cannot fathom how many people that is??? I have so much fun on bookstagram and I say this every time BUT ONLY BECAUSE IT IS THE TRUTH, but I have met so many wonderful friends on there and I wouldn’t trade it for the world!
(my bookstagram link in case you hadn’t seen it yet heheheeh)
How was your October?? Do you have any exciting bookish news?? Are you participating in NaNo????