Happy (almost) Halloween! I'm spending the day carving pumpkins and savoring the last bits of spooky season. Come next week, I am in full-on Christmas mode. Here's what I got up to in October:
What I Read:
Cemetery Boys by: Aiden Thomas: 5/5 stars
Such a Fun Age by: Kiley Reid: 5/5 stars
Hearts Unbroken by: Cynthia Leitich Smith: 4/5 stars
The Glass Hotel by: Emily St. John Mandel: 4/5 stars
More Than Just a Pretty Face by: Syed M. Masood: 4/5 stars
Of Curses and Kisses by: Sandhya Menon: 3.5/5 stars
Favourite book: I had a really good reading month, with some new favourites that honestly blew me away. My favourite book of the month was a difficult decision, but ultimately it goes to Cemetery Boys. I just ADORED this novel. The writing was beautiful, the characters were lovable. And, Aiden Thomas replied to my tweet praising this novel, which was honestly a bit of a fangirl moment for me. I will reread this book for years to come.
What I Blogged:
This month had OCD awareness week in it, and so my favourite post has to go to my post about My Problems with the word "Obsession." It was good to get some thoughts out that I have been carrying for a long time.
Favourite Blog Posts of the Month:
Veronika shares How She Avoids Blog Burn Outs
Tessi writes, Dear Uneducated Professor
I had a really good October. This month I have gotten into running, which is something I never thought I would do regularly. But it really helps with my anxiety, and I enjoy my time immensely when I run. It's a work in progress and I still cramp up, but I am definitely looking to stick with it!
I had a great time watching a bunch of Halloween movies this month, and gorging on candy. I think I actually enjoyed this Halloween month more than I have in previous years, because my family has been all together. So it's been fun!
The month ended on a bit of confusion. I always thought that once I finished my English undergrad degree, I would abandon English and move to a mythology degree, as I have really disliked my English courses before but have always been passionate about Greek mythology. However, one of my English professors just told me that she would strongly encourage me to stick with English, and now I'm just confused. I feel like she knows best because obviously she sees potential in me, but just... idk. What's fourth year university without a little confusion about where you're headed?!
So, I guess November will be spent researching the pro's and con's of what I want to do with my life, all with a little Christmas music sprinkled in. Not a bad way to spend the month to be honest, as I have had much worse months in the past. I'll take it!
How was your October? What are your plans for November?
Emily @ Paperback Princess