Friday, 2 November 2018

Month in Review: October

I am so excited that Halloween is over so that the Christmas commercials can officially begin! (Yes, I am a Halloween hater, we do exist). But in all seriousness, some really great things did happen in October!

What I Read:

All the Crooked Saints by: Maggie Stiefvater: 2/5 stars
House of Names by: Colm Toibin: 4/5 stars
Exercises in Style by: Raymond Queneau: 4/5 stars

Favourite Book: So as you can see, I didn't get up to a ton of reading in October, mainly because I had a lot on my plate. But I did complete my Goodreads goal three months early, so that takes some of the pressure off! My favourite book of the month was House of Names by: Colm Toibin. It was great to pick up a Greek mythology book after a while.

What I Blogged:

Blogging was kinda few and far between this month, but my favourite post was my review of Maus by: Art Spiegelman. I loved this graphic novel so much and will never stop talking about it to be honest.

Favourite Blog Posts:

Veronika talks Badass Female Heroines

Cee discusses Why Labelling Emotions is Healthy

Anna talks about Representation in Harry Potter

Life Stuff:

Like I said before, I had a lot on my plate this month, mainly the fact that I was retaking my road test on the 24th. I practiced for hours every single day and barely thought about anything else. And guess what? I finally passed! It was a huge relief and I definitely celebrated a bit more than the average person probably does lol. I still have one more road test to complete (Ontario's driving system is very brutal) but this was a huge hurdle to cross.

So that was my month! Very busy, but definitely paid off in the end :) How was your October? Are you as excited for Christmas as I am?

Emily @ Paperback Princess


  1. October was lovely but went by so quickly :( At least we still have winter though!!

    1. Well I am definitely more of a summer person, so after Christmas is over I will just go into hibernation until the weather gets warm again. Canadian problems lol!

  2. Congrats on passing your road test! And smashing your Goodreads challenge! XD

    Thanks soooooo much for the link! :) :) :)

  3. Haha I'm also SO excited for the Christmas season to start! I need to get a move on picking out presents for people but I love this time of year. Congratulations on passing your road test! I remember taking mine and I was so stressed the whole night before. I don't know how it is in Ontario, but in the US, there are so many autofails (all the things you can get a ticket for like speeding) but they don't tell you until after you've finished! I was so stressed the whole time thinking about how if I accidentally rolled two feet past a stop sign, they might autofail me but not tell me! Still, I somehow got through :) I hope your second test goes wonderfully :)

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. Yes, our tests are exactly like that! One minor mistake that you might not even be aware of can result in an automatic fail and they still make you complete the test even if that’s the case! It’s nerve wracking and unfair in my opinion, but I guess there’s nothing we can do about it. *shrugs*

  4. Congrats on your road test!! I'm really not in the Christmas mood, tbh, but I do hope it'll arrive at least after my birthday which is towards the end of November. I do love shopping for presents and decorating the house, so when I start doing those I'll hopefully get into the Christmas spirit. I have a lot of deadlines and exams coming up at uni, so that may be why I'm not in a good mood in general *cries*.

    1. Oh dear! I’m sorry you’re a little overwhelmed, Veronika! I guess I probably shouldn’t be getting too ahead of myself either, I have exams in December too! But the clothing store where I work has already put out the Christmas merchandise so it’s kind of hard to escape it now lol!

  5. Emily! Congratulations on passing your road test! Omg, I actually just heard Christmas music on the radio and I freaked out haha (#HalloweenLover). And thank you for sharing my roundup!! Have a great November <3

    - anna

    1. I have yet to hear the Christmas music but I see so many Christmas commercials now!! Thanks Anna :D