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.
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.
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?
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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- You Bring the Distant Near – Multigenerational, family relationships, beautiful.
- Not Even Bones – Dark, gorey, villaineous characters, original.
- American Street – Gripping, coming-of-age, harder than expected.
- Couldn’t Ask for More – Cute, black MCs, unnecessary drama.
- Daughter of Smoke & Bone – Interesting, insta-romancey but not really (???).
- The Astonishing Color of After – Heartbreaking, brilliant, profound, amazing characters.
- Mating the Huntress – Hilarious, steamy, sassy heroine, werewolf hero.
- Beasts Made of Night – Interesting premise, failed execution, confusing.
- Spellbook of the Lost and Found – Weirdest book, creepy, very mysterious.
- The Kingdom of Copper – Best book I have ever read.
- Hurts to love you – Intense romance, family emphasis, HEA.
- Everything Leads to You – Intriguing, beautiful, full of feels.
- Odd One Out – Nic Stone
- Blanca & Roja – Anna-Marie McLemore
- Not Even Bones – Rebecca Schaeffer
- Couldn’t Ask for More – Kianna Alexander
- The Astonishing Color of After – Emily X. R. Pan
- Mating the Huntress – Talia Hibbert
- October 1st: To sum-up: September 2018.
- October 3rd: Five Star Predictions: Books on my Priority TBR.
- October 8th: How Books Helped me acknowledge my Trauma.
- October 15th: #DBBD: A Brown girl thinking about Books.
- October 17th: Tag: Blogger Buddies + Books
- October 22nd: Fœtus Fadwa’s Opinions: Where I Stand on Tropes I used to love/hate
- October 29th: #DBBD:
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!
- Cw, one of my good friends, is finally back to blogging with THE MOST ADORABLE BLOG EVER, introducing The Quiet Pond.
- Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books shares 10 steps to know if you’re a cliché blogger and celebrates her 25th birthday.
- Elizabeth @ Redgal Musings talks about figuring out her star ratings as well as 5 things she still wishes she knew about blogging.
- The Orangutan Librarian wrote an amazing post about the need for darkness in books.
- Rachel @ Rec-it Rachel shares a holiday book gifting guide with a theme she will be revealing the books from for everyday of November.
- Marija @ Inside My Library Mind reacts to negative reviews of books she loves.
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.