Bookish Ramblings: October Wrap Up

With Halloween marking the end of October I’m going to wrap up my month.  It’s been an interesting month, lots has happened good and bad, so here we go!

Books

This month has been a real hit and miss, thankfully with epic titles like Muse of Nightmares, Kingdom of Ash and Scythe all hitting the 5* mark the month was saved but it was yet again a month when I wonder why I get fairyloot.  Mirage was a 3* and These Rebel Waves I just couldn’t finish no matter how hard I tried.  This month Jo Michaels released a new series, The Hate Apocalypse, I really enjoyed book one, The Fury, and check out my review for book two, The Visionary, tomorrow!

 

 

Merch

I’ve been loving all my Geeky Clean items, the Rhysand and Dregs inspired bathbombs were amazing (you can check out my story highlights on IG to see them in action!) and I have had a sneak peak of their November Magical Beasts box, and it’s going to be one not to miss!  Wizarding Letters released some new bookmarks to their store, I got a beautiful set of Strange the Dreamer and Muse of Nightmares bookmarks and the store even featured my pic on their IG!  I also grabbed a free bookmark (a perk from an earlier purchase) which was Kingdom of Ash inspired – it arrived just in time.  Finally, this month I started collecting the Lunar Chronicles Character Cards from Shelflove Crate.  I have managed to bag all but 3 from B/T/S groups, they are gorgeous and I really hope I can complete the set!

The Bad

Being a blogger I know that not everyone will agree with what I write, I don’t mind that at all, but please know that when I do a traditional ramblings I put a huge amount of thought into what I write.  Sadly this month I had to do something I have never done and I trashed a post. This was down to one person who hadn’t bothered to read properly what I had written and let rip at me about it. The saddest part was that it was clear they hadn’t read the post as their comments made little sense. So being the anxiety riddled people pleaser that I am, I took it down. I felt sick for the rest of the night. Safe to say the following day I was so angry with myself for trashing my work but I feared a backlash so I think it was for the best.  Also the Littlest Leeloo has taken another health turn for the worst so we’re working hard for her to remain as happy as she can for the time being

Looking ahead

I have joined a new group on facebook called The Booket List and they are doing and acronym game for their TBR, I’m not sure if I’ll do it but I’ll give it a go!  They sort you into Hogwarts Houses too, I’m happy to be in Ravenclaw and I’m looking forward to being part of the group, they seem super organised. It’s going to be a bit of a month for unboxings too with Fairyloot, Illumicrate, NPC Crate and finally Owlcrate Jr.  We weren’t sure about getting Owlcrate Jr for Little Miss Playground again, the August book scared the living daylights out of her, we only made it about 50 pages in. The assurances that the staff at Owlcrate gave me went out the window entirely.  But this months is about a magical train, so fingers crossed it’s more for her age! It’s part of her birthday presents for the weekend, I have to make a Ravenclaw cake, wish me luck!

What are your plans for November?

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