There is something about October that gets my blood racing. Those tingly feels on my skin and that excitement in my heart at the mere anticipation of its arrival – but it’s all fading away now, getting replaced with the quiet promise of chilly breeze and romantic days.
NOVEMBER is taking over the excitement of this spooky month and I cannot help but feel enchanted by it. The change in weather during this time incites an even stronger change in me.
A warm hearth, a comfortable chair, a blanket, a hot cup of coffee, a book in hand, and love ALL AROUND.
With the promise of all these lovely things, I feel at ease.
So, join me as I bid adieu to the fun-packed month of October. ❤
MY INCOHERENT POSTS OVER THE MONTH
🖤 Rough Music by Patrick Gale was my first read of October and I WAS AMAZED by this author’s writing skills! This book left me awestruck. From complex relationships to heartbreaks, from mystery to catharsis, THIS BOOK HAD IT ALL! And I MUST urge you to read it AS SOON AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN!
🖤 I finally picked up Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and MY ONLY REGRET IS THAT I DIDN’T READ IT SOONER! Such keen emotions! SUCH BEAUTIFUL WRITING! A mere mention of it and my heart starts spinning. LOVED EVERY SINGLE WORD OF IT!
🖤 October’s re-read was The Beauty & The Beast (THE COMPLETE VERSION, of course) and reading it again after soo many years made me realize why I fell in love with it in the first place! It was an enchanting read and I am tempted to make it a tradition to re-read it every few months! ❤
🖤 I also made a post titled – A BOOK REVIEWERS Prayer + Promise + Warning – declaring what you can expect in my reviews.
//MY BOOKISH OBSESSIONS//
In October, I decided to obsess over love letters of Keats to Napolean Bonaparte and MAN WAS IT AN EMOTIONAL RIDE!!! I ENJOYED SHARING ALL THOSE LOVELY LETTERS – filled with longing, love, and jealousy – IT WAS THE PERFECT SERIES. ❤
//A BLOGGER’S LIFE//
🖤 It’s soo easy to get caught up in the never-ending chase of followers and likes and it happened with me as well. In my post titled – Beyond Comments, Likes, and Followers// How to Shake the Popularity Complex// – I talk about how I overcame my obsession with the stats.
🖤 People underestimate the amount of time and effort that’s needed to make a blog a success and I felt compelled to remind everyone AND MYSELF in my post titled – What does it take to be a better blogger? //E V E R Y T H I N G// – about some habits that the best ones out there make a part of their blogging schedule.
🖤 What happens when you live in constant competition with your fellow bloggers? When your desire to overtake them becomes bigger than your desire to have fun? Find out in – A RAT RACE //Surviving in a World where EVERYONE Wants to be THE BEST//
//A READER’S LIFE//
🖤 I am a very picky and irritable reader. 😝 And over the years I have developed some very weird – some relatable some not so much – quirks when it comes to books and that’s exactly what I shared in my post titled – Confessions of a VERY picky, VERY moody, VERY stubborn reader.
AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE
Get ready for another LOONGGGG list of AWESOME posts from THE BESTEST BLOGGERS!
🖤 Ford’s poem on PROCRASTINATION was THE BEST AND THE MOST HILARIOUS THING EVERR!!! I loved it SO SO much.
🖤 Sophie – THE CHOCOLATE 🍫 QUEEN’s 👑– blog is SOO GORGEOUS – especially during October!! So, let’s enjoy all that spookiness, yeah? Here is her review of Serpent Dove by Shelby Mahurin. AND IT’S AWESOMEE! ❤
🖤 Belle is ONE OF THE BEST BLOGGERS YOU’LL MEET and she writes fantastic posts and her most recent discussion on slow/fast readers is a testimony of that.
🖤 Lisa‘s review of Dark Matter – A Ghost Story by Michelle Paver made me sad that I didn’t already know about it! It sounds like a really good one and if it’s not already on your tbr, then please go and check out her review of it! 🙂
🖤 If you are thinking of reading The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah 🧜 I suggest you better go and read Dani’s review of it first before making a decision, ALRIGHT??? Oh, and also her review of The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco is A W E S O M E !! *heart eyes*
🖤 Sofii is one of THE BEST AND THE KINDEST 🥰 friends I have made here! AND I AM SOO GLAD TO HAVE MET HER. Her posts are always amazing and I love every single one, including her recent double book review of Orpheus Girl & Grace Year! PLEASE GO CHECK IT OUT! ❤
🖤 Did you know about Scythe by Neil Shusterman? Well, I had no clue that it existed until I read Bludgers and Broomstick‘s review of it! AND NOW ALL I WANT IS TO READ IT ASAP! If you don’t know about this book, I suggest you go check this review.
🖤 How can I write a blogger appreciation list without a mention of THE AWESOME, THE ONE AND ONLY – Emer?? SHE IS MY BESTEST FRIEND, OKAY?? And I am going to give you an opportunity to go and read her awesome posts like her review of The Light Between Us by Katie Khan.
🖤 Sophie, the AMAZING BLOGGER BEHIND the blog Me & Ink, is here to share with us some very important blogging tips in her beautiful post titled – Blogging Tips From A Now 2-Year-Old Blogger (aka I pretend to know what I am doing for a change). So you better go and read it, OKAY? GOOD!
🖤 Lashaan, as usual, writes THE MOST PROFESSIONAL AND AMAZING REVIEWS EVERR!! I love reading EVERY SINGLE ONE and I don’t even read comics. Yep, he is THAT good. Don’t believe me? Why don’t you go and read his review of The Witching Hour by James Tynion IV? You will know what I’m talking about.
🖤 Leyre‘s posts always make me smile. I LOVE VISITING HER BEAUTIFUL BLOG!! ❤ And her latest post reviewing a couple of romance reads including The Flat Share by Beth oO’Leary is sooo cutteee!! PLEASE GO CHECK IT OUT.
🖤 KB is THE SWEEEETEST SOUL and I am SOO glad I got the chance to meet her here and be her friend! She is so supportive and her posts are always fun. Two of my favorites are her review of The lost Ones by Anita Frank and her discussion titled – Is Context Important to a Book?