October 2017 Blotted Recap // SPOOPY SEASON & I Went To The Library Too Many Times & SO MANY BOOKS OMG

Was October trying to crush me with all of the releases? Obviously yes.

I WENT TO THE LIBRARY TOO MANY TIMES THIS MONTH.

Seriously.

Well, technically, I went almost every school day (because it’s really close to my high school and that’s where my mom picks me up). But I borrowed books from there at least 7 times. Guess how many books I borrowed??

21.

Guess how many books I’ve read? GUESS!

FIVE.

Hello, my name is Julianna and I make bad life choices. Honestly though why am I like this.

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Books

BOOKS I READ

[all images link to goodreads]

Glass SpareMoxie27 HoursDaughter of the Burning CityShatter Me

 

The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano | ★★★★★

  • This book was actually really interesting! It’s basically a King Midas retelling, and the setting was so great. [review]

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu | ★★★★★

  • This book was such a feministic book and I could FEEL the girl-power vibes coming off of the pages?? [review]

27 Hours by Tristina Wright | ★★★☆☆

  • Hahahaha what a DISAPPOINTMENT I was so excited when I got to read this book! And, um, it wasn’t good. [review]

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody | ★★★★★

  • This concept is SO cool where the main character can make illusions. I loved the whole thing, and those plot twists okay. Buddy read with Swetlana! [review]

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi | ★★★★☆

  • This was a buddy read with Jackie, May, and Ilsa and it WASN’T a huge disappointment! #YES [review]

LIBRARY HAUL

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TRADED/PUBLISHERS/OTHER HAUL

OVERALL

How did I only read five books this month.

I read 12 books last month?? TWELVE BOOKS. What a downgrade.

favorite book of this month?

  • Shatter Me, probably?

Look, I know that I rated two books five stars and Shatter Me four stars but those books aren’t as memorable as Shatter Me. Mainly because I’m planning to be in love with the rest of the series.

least favorite book of the month?

  • 27 Hours

This was such a disappointment omg. The pretty cover lies, people. It lies.

reviews written?

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In my last blogging recap I made a list of “Posts to Look Forward To”.

And guess what?

I didn’t post any of them!

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you guys @ me

Anyways, I posted five times this month. I wanted to post more, but.. I had no ideas.

WHAT DO YOU POST WHEN YOU HAVE NO IDEAS.

THINGS I CHANGED

  • I changed the base font on my blog from Lato to Karla. There’s basically no difference except for the fact that Karla is so much prettier.*
  • I also temporarily changed my featured image to a slightly different featured image theme. It’s back now though, so this doesn’t count as a change? I JUST WANT MORE BULLET POINTS IN THIS SECTION OKAY.

*If you didn’t notice the font change, I am very very disappointed in you.

THINGS I WILL CHANGE

  • Honestly, I kind of want to go on a hiatus for November??

Because I feel like I have NO post ideas, and I really need to write for my Nano project. So… I might go on a hiatus if I need to, but it would be really short.

(Even though this is my FIRST post of November.)

  • I NEED TO UPDATE MY REVIEW ARCHIVE OMG.

I have not updated it in SO MANY months.

POPULAR POSTS

Reasons Why Blogging Is UsefulReasons-To-Give-Authors-All-The-Love

 

OTHER POSTS I LOVED

Ilsa discusses how she organizes her book blogger life (and she completely copied my post so please give me suing tips.)

May compiles all of her blogging pet peeves and it is SO VERY RELATABLE. And you obviously need to not do any of these because her approval is very important.

Swetlana tells us 11 different types of readers. I am ALL of them.

Marie teaches us how to not stress about blogging and I obviously need to follow her rules because I have so much stress about blogging.

Balie discusses how to balance school vs. blogging.

Jackie freaking RETURNED FROM HER HIATUS and we are all rejoicing.

Mikaela basically teaches us how to make blogging friends.

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NANOWRIMO

I decided to rewrite my whole novel from the beginning. Because my old outline was garbage and I decided to Trash™  it.

I did basically no planning for NaNoWriMo before November, but I did SOME basic planning.

Honestly, I think that I’m going to actually TRY for this NanoWrimo. I probably won’t hit 50K for this one, but I think I’ll be hopefully able to reach… 20k?*

I actually don’t hate my plot that much (this is obviously every single writer’s dream. I have accomplished it).

*WATCH ME FAIL.

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4

  • This month had my brother’s birthday! We bought a Carvel ice-cream cake* and forgot to put candles on!
  • I went trick-or-treating! It can be great being short, because then I can pass off as someone who’s younger and #EscapeTheJudgement. It was so much fun trick-or-treating this year! Me and my two siblings got a lot of candy… and we’ve already eaten like 60% of it.
  • Also there was this one house that gave out sodas and chips?? And we were allowed to take three items??? IT WAS GREAT. I took three sodas.
  • I started watching k-dramas again! I usually just watch ONE k-drama and then stop watching k-dramas. I finished She Was Pretty (Korean version) and I’m starting Descendants of the Sun. And then I plan on watching Strong Woman Do-Boog Soon. I’M SO EXCITED.
  • Amazon doesn’t let me post reviews anymore and just asdjfklkjgkl. I TRIED CONTACTING THEM ABOUT IT BUT THEY DID NOT HELP AT ALL.
  • I started watching Logan Paul on Youtube. This is kind of irrelevant but he’s actually funny** and I really can’t think of anything else to put in this section.
  • Also, I started this post like a week ago and I’ve been procrastinating posting it. I DON’T KNOW WHY.

*THOSE THINGS ARE LITERALLY JUST ICE CREAM AND FROSTING. WHY ARE THEY EVEN CALLED CAKES.

**Is it bad that I’m surprised?

second grass graphicTell me your thoughts! (please)

What did you do during October? What have you done in November already? Did you go trick-or-treating? How many books did you read? Which one was your favorite? TELL ME EVERYTHING.

13 thoughts on “October 2017 Blotted Recap // SPOOPY SEASON & I Went To The Library Too Many Times & SO MANY BOOKS OMG

  1. Omg so the books you read are like… AMAZING??? Like you only read five compared to last month, BUTTT look you only had one book that’s was abad book / one that you didn’t like and YAY!

    also FONT CHANGE. I SEE IT.

    I HAVE THE SAME THing. I feel like I have absolutely NO inspiration for posts this month, and andndjdbdjdndjdndn the hiatus is sort of tempting me right now. Thing is I REALLY WANT TO BE POSTING. But I just DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY.

    GOOD LUCK WITH TOUR NANO YOURE GONNA SMASH 20K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!? (I’m making it my personal job to cheer on as many people as I can ahah!!) YOU GOT THISSSSSSSS

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    1. I MEAN YES BUT ALSO I HAVE BEEN READING A LOT OF GOOD BOOKS LATELY??? IDK WHY I HAVE SO MANY FIVE STARS???

      OMG YOU ACTUALLY NOTICED THE FONT CHANGE WOWWW

      honestly sameeee I really want to post but also hahahahaha WHAT DO I WRITE ABOUT

      THANK YOUUUUUU YOU ARE SO KIND ABOUT THE NANO THING. ALTHOUGH I WILL PROBABLY NOT SMASH IT BUT WHATEVER YOU’RE SWEEET

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      1. SAME HERE!! LIKE. . . EVERY BOOK THAT I PICK UP I ENJOY???? IM NOT COMPLAINING.

        YES I DID!!!

        all hope is lost. I have no inspiration.

        (aww thanks so much!! <3) OMG SHUSH YOURSELF AND LISTEN TO ME YOU’RE GOING TO GET THROUGH IT AND YOU’RE GOING TO DO FABULOUSLY AND DON’T!! PUT!! YOURSELF!! DOWN!! ABOUT!! IT!!

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  2. YAAAASSSSSS JULS. Thank you for getting excited about me returning from hiatus wow I just got emotional :’)

    I’M SO GLAD YOU SAID THAT SHATTER ME WASN’T THAT MUCH OF A DISAPPOINTMENT AND THAT IT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK OF THE MONTH??????? I’M ACTUALLY TEARING UP RN THIS MAKES ME SOOOOO HAPPY ❤

    And I heard The Glass Spare has like Shatter Me vibes??? So I REALLY want to read it???

    AND OMG I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU GOT AN ARC OF REIGN OF THE FALLEN I'M ACTUALLY SOOOO JEALOUS IT'S ONE OF MY MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASES OF NEXT YEAR AND IT HAS A BI PROTAGONIST AND THAT IS JUST SOOOOO GREAT AND MAKES MY LIL HEART SO HAPPY AND I'M JUST 😭😭😭

    ok emo phase over. let me know what you think of that one tho yeah?? I hope you'll love it bc I expect to love it A LOT. Oh and I requested Down and Across on NG but haven't heard back yet *cries* but if you happen to read it anytime soon, let me know your thoughts! THX

    I forgot what else I wanted to say whoopsies SO BYEEEE ❤

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    1. well of course i would be excited about you returning because i love you and your blog??????????

      YES I KNOW. I’M SURPRISED MYSELF AND HOPEFULLY SHATTER ME WILL BE ONE OF MY FAVORITE SERIES, WE SHALL SEE?

      SDFJKDSLFJSKDLKJSF I’M SO HAPPY I GOT REIGN OF THE FALLEN I TRADE TOO MANY BOOKS TBH

      I HOPE YOU GET DOWN AND ACROSS HOPEFULLY YOU WILL LOVE IT ❤

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  3. I saw that font change!!!😄
    Ugh I’m the sameee, I’ve been lacking in inspiration so so badly and it sucks becuase I want to post but I don’t want to becuase I don’t know what to post😭😭 The struggle is real😔
    I wish you all the luck in the world with NaNo!!😊🖤

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  4. WHAT IS THIS GIGANTIC AND AMAZING BOOKHAUL??? I am loving this. Also, you got Down and Across and I’m slightly jealous because I am dyyyyyyying for this one ahah – and I’m spotting Turtles and I’m verryyyyyy proud, I hope you’ll love it ❤
    Best of luck for NaNoWriMo and all the writing, YOU CAN DO THIS I BELIEVE IN YOU ❤
    thank you so much for sharing my post, you're the sweetest of the world ❤ ❤ ❤ Hope you'll have a fabulous November!

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  5. Haha dang that’s quite the library haul! I miss being able to go to the library but I also think that maybe it’s better for me hahaha.
    ALSO Everyone seems to love Shatter Me?? I think I’ll have to put it on my wishlist for next year!
    I hope you have fun rewriting your novel!! I think you’ll do great!

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