To sum-up: October 2018

 

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Hello friends!

October has come and gone all I can think is how in the actual hell are we two months away from 2019. I’m just. This year has been a whirlwind so I’m glad it’s coming to an end, but also, it was so fast? I’ll stop babbling now and get on to the wrap-up because I know we’re all probably freaking out about this.

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A little bit of the same. Classes are starting to get overwhelming and i feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to stay on top of studying as well as have a life so I’ve fallen behind like,,, every other medstudent ever, so I’m not too worried about that. My ophtalmology rotation -which ended last week- was the most boring thing I’ve ever had to experience, we didn’t have much to do but at least, I had time to read.

Speaking of which, OH MY GOD I RECEIVED A PERSONALIZED ARC OF THE KINGDOM OF COPPER!!! And it has consumed me, I threw all my reading plans out the window and dedicated ever free moment I had to reading it. And y’all. No one is ready for the brilliance that is that book. No one. It has destroyed me completely. HOW CAN I SURVIVE OVER A YEAR WAITING FOR THE THIRD BOOK TO COME OUT? HOW DO I SURVIVE AFTER THAT? Probably by just rereading over and over again.

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I’ve also hauled a few other books this month, three of which I actually ordered from thriftbooks.com which I would highly recommend to international bloggers who can’t get books from Wordery and Book Depository. Granted, all the books you can get on there are used but they all come from libraries and you can choose the quality so as long as you go with Like New or Very Good you’re good to go. I mean, I got three hardcovers, one of which is an adult fantasy for 28$ so I don’t have much to complain about. I got Under a Painted Sky in Good condition but it had a sticker right on the spine which I kind of wrecked it trying to get off, but the other two look almost new, so I recommend the site but I don’t recommend you get anything less than Very Good. This isn’t sponsored by the way, I was just really excited to find this out so I thought I should share in case other people struggle with the exorbitant shipping on every other site (here it’s 4$ something a book).

I’m being VERY chatty today, I don’t know what’s up with that haha, but anyway I’m going to be brief about the rest. My anxiety is still being utter shit but good news is I finally seeked professional help for it, that’s all I’m gonna say now until I feel more comfortable and secure in the direction I’m headed. That being said, it stopped affecting my blogging somehow and I’m OVERFLOWING with ideas and motivation!! I have so many topics I want to write about, books I want to read and review, maybe not the time to do it all but I can try, right?

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I have? Read? 12? Books? To be honest, half of those are audiobooks I listen to while driving but that’s still amazing for me. I got my mojo back and I just might hit 100 books for the first time ever and I’m so excited about that, I hope I don’t jinx it!

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Look who’s back on her blog hopping game!!! I was fairly regular about both this and replying to comments and eventhough I forgot to note the posts I loved most of the time *facepalms* I have some to share!

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This month’s TBR is a little different Because I didn’t choose it. My physical TBR has been overwhelming me and I seriously couldn’t decide what books to read from it so what do I do? I DON’T READ ANY OF THEM. So to remedy that, I let my Twitter followers decide, I put up polls divided by genres/categories and that’s how the five first books came to be. And I’m seriously so excited to read them because I’ve been hearing only great things. Outrun the Wind is the odd one out, Because it’s an arc of a book coming out in November so I need to get it read.


That’s it until next time.

Did you read any of these books? What did you think of them? What books did you read this month?

Oh! And if you have any posts you think I should check out, leave them in the comments.

Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.

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16 thoughts on “To sum-up: October 2018

  1. I am glad your school/hospital work is going well and your health is improving. And you have finished more books this month than I have, so good for you.

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  2. Oh thanks for sharing my posts! *blushes* I hope you enjoy Gentleman’s Guide and The Hate U Give! (I’m like 1000000000%%%%% sure you’re going to LOVE THUG)
    And The Poppy War is incredible! I read it in October and it’s just one of the BEST adult fantasy books I’ve ever read.

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  3. THUG is still on my TBR! I’ve had a copy for MONTHS but somehow I haven’t gotten to it yet. I adored Ace Of Shades, and I hope you like it too. Glad things seem to be going in a positive direction!

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  4. It is so amazing that you received a personalized ARC and from one of your most anticipated books ever, that’s fantastic, I’m really happy for you!! ❤ And thank you for sharing this news about thriftbooks.com, I did not know that website and that’s SO good to know. I can fortunately order off Book Depository, but it always made me sad to hear about some international bloggers being left out. Definitely keeping that website in mind to make giveaways more inclusive when I can host one again 🙂 I’m happy to hear about you seeking help and feeling motivated and hope that November will be great for you ❤
    You had such a fantastic reading month as well – I'm s happy you enjoyed The Astonishing Color, I loved this book so, very much as well ❤
    Have a wonderful month! And thank you so much for sharing two of my posts, this means so much that you enjoyed them ❤

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  5. American Street was life. The Hate U Give was very good. Heavy stuff, but good and engaging, and a necessary conversation for the current times.

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  6. I’m sending you all the good vibes for your anxiety, Fadwa ♥ I totally understand how hard that can be and seeking professional help is never an easy thing to do. I really hope it all works out well for you!

    I really need to read The Astonishing Color of After and EVerything Leads to You!

    Ahhhhh I hope you love THUG (I mean I’m sure you will haha) and The Gentlemen’s Guide!! Can’t wait to see what you think 😀

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