My first question for you guys is WHERE DID SEPTEMBER EVEN GO?!?!? I have a slight suspicion that I might have slept through the month. Apparently I am a fox that hibernates and now it’s already October??
I have much to share with you beans!
*I know you weren’t anticipating a pop quiz BUT I BELIEVE IN YOU
First of all I have a need to express how sad I am at this moment. MY COPY OF GODSGRAVE STILL HASN’T SHIPPED. Come on Goldsboro what is going on. They told me that I would be getting a shipping confirmation for the book LAST WEEK. It is now THIS WEEK. Still no book. I am Le Sad.
BUT I did get some other fun books!
BEHOLD THE GLORY:
I did have An Enchantment of Ravens on preorder and it has shipped but the shipping seems to be taking forever (it shipped like 15 days ago. standard time for BD to Germany is 8 days. #notimpressed.
As you may already know, bookstagram has been a very large part of my life for the last few months! And in September I hit 3k followers!!! I can’t even believe it actually.
I do also need to take a moment to complain about the algorithm though?!?!? Instagram has been adding all these new features and updates and the like and it’s just ruining everything*. The last couple of weeks have been hitting me hard!! NONE OF MY PHOTOS ARE SHOWING UP IN HASHTAGS.
THAT’S WHAT HASHTAGS ARE FOR.
Okay. But aside from that I still super love all my bookstagram friends, and I scored a rep position for @novelheartbeatcreations!! She makes the most beautiful candles and I am so excited!!
*WOW angsty teenage vibe anyone???
Once again this month I made the goal to read more than I ended up reading. I WILL BE BETTER IN OCTOBER I SWEAR. Also I was forced to lower my Goodreads reading goal from 80 to 60 because LET’S FACE IT I’m never going to read 34 books in three months. :,).
My reading habits at the beginning of 2017 were abysmal but I want to read more next year! And I will!
I read a total of four books:
As I feared, I wasn’t as into this book as I was into the rest of the series…but the last half picked up a lot and I am really impressed! I still think it could have been made into a novella, or really condensed the first half.*
Very disappointing as you can see :,) read my review here!
GUYS I AM FINALLY GETTING INTO THE SHADOWHUNTER WORLD. I love it and I am having ALL THE FEELS. Currently reading City of Glass!
*please don’t hate me if you thought the book was perfect. I’m a Queen and I DO WHAT I WANT
THE BOOKWORMS HAVE SPOKEN. I want to thank all of you who voted on what book I will be writing for NaNoWriMo in November!!
It was VERY CLOSE*. BUT in the end Red as the Storm** was the winner! So I am excited to write a very autumny fox-y red haired-y dragon-y book in November!!
Also I am mildly surprised at how many people voted?!? I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW THAT MANY PEOPLE SEE MY BLOG OR CARE and I am flattered :,)
ALSO. Haha. I wanted to finish my edits of Feathers Black (dark gender reversed Sleeping Beauty retelling if you don’t know yet!) in September. I AM LIKE 5 CHAPTERS FROM THE END. This is because I thought it would be a good idea to take a break from life for like a week?!?***
*At one point it was a tie between the two and I thought I would die
** THE TITLE IS STILL WIP haha because RATS is not a very flattering acronym?!!? We shall see
***SPOILER: it’s not generally a good idea. Ever.
*SPOILER: I actually have no idea what I am doing so this is very ironic
I never cease to be amazed by how talented and wlekfjaighowiwiewi* my fellow bloggers are! I just need to share some of my favorite posts by them in September with you!
Lindsey @ Word Me Write writes about how to battle your neverending TBR** in her Talk Nerdy To Me segment!
Analee @ Book Snacks tells you how best to make a book blogger’s*** day!
Mikaela @ The Well Thumbed Reader discusses the nuances of plagiarism in the blogosphere.
Sarah @ Between the Pages ARE YOU IN A BLOGGING SLUMP?!?! Sarah is here to help with a few Very Helpful blog post ideas!
Beth @ Reading Every Night comes at us with probably my favorite post of the
month year?!? IT’S A DATING PROFILE WRITTEN BY RHY FOR KELL****. (They are from the Shades of Magic Trilogy in case you didn’t know!). I am shooketh and my life is complete.
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books is Super Helpful for people looking to buddy read! She explains how she makes buddy reading work best for her!
*it’s a word.
**IF YOU SAY YOU DON’T HAVE THIS PROBLEM 10/10 YOU ARE EITHER A LYING LIAR or SHARE YOUR SECRETS
***This might work on any blogger?!?! Untested tho.
****Obviously written by Beth who is VERY TALENTED
THAT’S IT MY BEANS. My September was simultaneously eventful and uneventful?!? Here is to a wonderful October!
How was your September?? Did you reach all of your reading goals?! Or are you a shriveled grape like me and like to slack and procrastinate? Share some of your favorite bloggers with me!