As if it’s November? How on Earth.
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So…. October was a bit of a mixed bag for me. I was excited because of Halloween, my Halloween readathon and because I was supposed to be seeing Mayday Parade. Whilst the first two on the list were a success, I unfortunately got sick on the day I was supposed to travel down to see Mayday Parade and I couldn’t attend. It was pretty soul crushing. However, the month wasn’t a complete write-off because I did still get the chance to see another band – With Confidence. I managed to meet them after the show and it was definitely worth waiting in the rain for half an hour (ironically their album is called Better Weather 😅). They’re the nicest guys ever.
That was pretty much it for October. I lead an exciting life…. Haha! I did a fair bit of shopping in Perth, but mostly on clothes and food 😂. We recently got a H&M store and because I’d never been there before I had to go check it out. I grabbed a bunch of clothes, went to try them on because I just presumed they wouldn’t fit … but they ALL did. So…. I bought everything.
I had to start with the most exciting book I received this month: THE HAMILTOME! I am eternally grateful to Hachette Australia for sending me this copy. I actually recieved this on the day that I was supposed to see Mayday Parade so it was a nice little pick me up. No photos (especially my dodgy ones) will ever do this book justice. It’s absolutely stunning. I’m in love with the deckled edges. I’m taking my time reading it and am listening to the song whilst reading the annotations about it and it’s making the experience amazing. I’m planning on doing a whole Hamilton appreciation post once I’ve finished it.
I bought the next two books. Well, technically I bought The Call and my aunt was super nice and bought The Hammer of Thor for me. I’ve been interested in The Call since I heard a few BookTubers talk about it and then I read Esther @ Chapter Adventures review and it made me even more interested. Once I saw the cover I was sold. I’ve been eagerly anticipating The Hammer of Thor ever since I finished The Sword of Summer and so far I am absolutely loving it. There’s also a transgender side character with a pretty important role!
Covers = Goodreads
I’d normally separate these into ratings, but I read hardly anything this month so I’ll just group them in the order I read them! Most of these I read for the Halloween Read-A-Thon that I hosted so I won’t go into too much detail again because it’s all in my wrap up post.
The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (★★★★) – I read this for the Banned Books readathon and it’s the reason why I didn’t get to ANY other book on my TBR. It took me so long to read this and I’m not sure why. I always feel weird rating memoirs because this is someone’s life but I did enjoy the first part a lot more. This was an extremely important read . I ignorantly didn’t know much about the topics discussed in this book and I feel a lot more informed now.
The Creeper Man by Dawn Kurtagich (★★★★) – I won’t go over this too much again. You can see my review here. It was an atmospheric and poetic creepy read.
The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco (★★★★) – This actually creeped me out a little! I loved the Japanese culture and legends that were discussed.
Bird Box by Josh Malerman (★★★★) – Super unique take on the whole End of the World trope. The 2nd half of the book made me pretty anxious.
Carrie by Stephen King (★★★★) – I read my first ever Stephen King book and loved it! I can’t wait to read more.
The Woods, Vol 1: The Arrow & Vol 2: The Swarm by James Tynion IV (★★★★★) – Imagine The 100 taking place in the Upside Down and it’s all set on an Alien Moon. Throw in incredible and diverse characters. These were hands down my favourite reads of the month.
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie (★★★★) – This ended up beig more fantasy-paranormal than horror-paranormal, but it was a fun and quick read!
The Woods, Vol 3: New London by James Tynion IV (★★★★) – I didn’t love this volume as much as the first two, but it was still AMAZING and I can’t wait to read volume 4.
When I was sick I was stuck in bed for 3 days so I ended up binging Netflix for the first in almost a year. I ended up watching a season of the following shows:
I can’t express how much I’m in love with Stranger Things. I need season 2 right now. The characters are so important to me. I love how 80s it is too. The musical scores and cinemotography are so good. Haters Back Off was so much serious than I thought it was going to be. I may have cried. Colleen is so talented. Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23 was AMAZING and I love Krysten Ritter. I also finished season 3 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and like always, it continues to be absolutely amazing and for a comedy addresses some pretty serious issues.
As for music, here’s some songs I’ve been obsessing over this month:
Blogging definitely got put in the back burner this month. I have a post about this, but I was definitely suffering (and still kind of am) suffering from a blogging burn out so I’m trying to not put too much presure on myself. I did put up a few posts that I’m happy with though!
There should hopefully be a few fun surprises coming this month. So keep an eye out for those 🙈🙊
Being away messed with my blogging a lot and I’m really hoping to make November more consistent. Thanks for sticking with me ♥. I appreciate every single one of you so much.
How was your October? Let me know what your favourite thing of the month was! Like always I’d love to hear your thoughts on anything I talked about it.
Leave a link to your wrap up post below so I can drop by!
I hope you all have an amazing November xx