November wrap-up, favourites and other ❄

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Dear reader,

I know that I disappeared once again. The truth is that my computer stopped working around the summer and ever since I have been blogging on my work computer during my lunch breaks, which became very tiring. I should be buying myself a new computer after Christmas so until then, please bear with me!

Even though I can’t blog a lot I still wanted to wrap-up my month of November!


WHAT I READ

November has been the month during which I officially came out from the reading slump. It has been lasting for months and I’m so glad to finally be out of it, reading tons of books once again.

Here is what I read during November:

  • Six issues of the Amazing Spider-Man, over all 3.5/5 stars
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, 4/5 stars
  • Archenemies by Marissa Meyer, 5/5 stars

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  • Gmorning, Gnight by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Johnny Sun, 5/5 stars
  • A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir, 3.75/5 stars

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  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, 4/5 stars
  • Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings, 2.75/5 stars

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  • Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger, 4.5/5 stars
  • Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare, 5/5 stars (re-read)

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  • Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare, 5/5 stars (re-read)
  • Exile by Shannon Messenger, 4/5 stars

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WHAT I LOVED

  • Studying

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Okay, it sure wasn’t my favourite thing every day but I still enjoyed it from time to time and I studied a way more lot this month than before. I’m really proud of myself for doing it and really trying to succeed this year. I can’t wait to become a successful teacher next year.

  • Staying at home

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November made me feel so much better regarding me grieving, and I am now at a stage where I want to stay at home and take care of myself and spend some times with my family. All the calm is really making me feel good and that’s something that I’ll definitely do more often. I am always running or doing something, I also deserve some times for myself.

  • The Crimes of Grindelwald premiere

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My friend Lucie is a huge, huge, huge fan of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and of Eddie, and I promised her we would find a way to go to the worldwide premiere in Paris. Well, we did and it was amazing. We had an amazing time, it was incredible to share that with her and we even spent the day shopping at the Harry Potter pop shop at les Galleries Lafayette. It was the best day of the month!

  • Disneyland

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As I have an annual pass my friends and I decided to spend a day at Disneyland to see the Christmas decorations and it was amazing! We always have an incredible time there and even though it rained in the morning it was still magical and everything we needed it to be.

  • My internship

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This was definitely my highlight of the month, and maybe of the year. I had to spend two weeks in a highschool to follow a literature teacher and it really reassured me that it truly is what I want to do with my life. It was amazing and I loved everything about it. I miss the kids terribly and I can’t wait to become a professor of my own.

  • Mamma Mia singalong

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My friends and I went to the movies to rewatch Mamma mia, but the singalong version, and it was AMAZING. Finally I could dance and sing while watching it on the big screen and it felt way too good!

  • The Office

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During November I started watching the Office and I am finishing the fourth season at the moment. At first I was very embarassed while watching it because it’s all weird and seems way too real, but I fell in love with Jim and kept watching it and now I am fully into it. I can’t wait to finish it!

  • Salon du livre et de la presse jeunesse

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And finally during November my friends and I went to the inauguration of a book fair and it was so much fun, even though we didn’t stay long this year. It felt so good to be back and I kinda regret not staying longer this year, so I’ll definitely take more time for it next year! I missed book fairs so much.

CHECKING ON MY NOVEMBER GOALS

I almost completed all my goals this month! I definitely read more than ten books, I kept studying and even enjoyed it, I took new pictures and some time for myself. Although I haven’t got back to blogging I still saved a bit of money, even though it still isn’t enough. It’s still all good!

WHAT I WANT TO DO IN DECEMBER

Here are my new goals for December:

  • Save more money,
  • Enjoy Christmas,
  • Study well for my finals.

And here we go! November was a great month, and it feels so good to say it. It still was filled with its sad moments but that’s life after all. I’m very grateful to be alive and to be able to enjoy every little things.

What did you do in November? What did you read? Tell me all!

Love always,

Clara

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Finally Fall Book Tag

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Dear reader,

This year I am trying to stay in a very autumnal mood this November, because I usually just jump right into Winter and then it feels as if Autumn lasted only two days. Obviously I still want to start getting excited for Christmas but I can still enjoy those last days with orange leaves on the ground and grey skies.

That’s why I decided to finally do the Finally Fall Book Tag created by Tall Tales that the lovely Emilly @ Jump Into the Page tagged me onto a few weeks ago – thank you again so much!

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October wrap-up, favourites and other 🍂

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Dear reader,

A few weeks ago I told you I was taking a short break to focus on my exams and to relax a bit. This break ended up lasting quite a few more weeks. I would have blogged but as I don’t have a computer anymore (I am saving money to buy myself a new one) I can’t blog from home and have to wait for my lunch breaks at work, which means that I’m not always in the mood for it. Anyhow, this time I pushed myself to sit down and to write my October wrap-up as I did many things this month and need to sort it all out.

So without further ado, let’s jump right into what my October was made of! 🍂

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A quick break

Dear reader,

I just wanted to let you know that I unfortunately won’t be able to post nor be active around here for the week. It’s very short so I don’t think I had to say anything, but as I had three different posts planned I thought I would still show up and keep you all updated.

Tomorrow and on Thursday I have two six hours long exams which are making me very anxious, plus my birthday is tomorrow (which makes me sad this year as I won’t have my grandma with me) and I’m going to a festival with a friend for four days after that. It’ll all be pretty intense, I’m already tired and wanted to keep blogging but I think it’s best for me to focus on my health, my exams and my friends.

I love you all, and thank you for everything.

See you in a week!

Love always,

Clara

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My tips for coping with a bad day 🍂

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Dear reader,

Now that I am officially back on my blog I can talk again about mental health and everything that is related to it. Today I wanted to talk about something that has been asked to me a lot on Instagram: how to cope with a bad day.

All the tips I will be giving in this blog post can’t work for everyone and my list won’t be exhaustive. Those are just some tips I usually give to people when they had a bad day, but you can’t believe it’ll work every time.

Anyway, let’s get through some of my tips for coping with a bad day.

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The Versatile Blogger Award 🍂

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Dear reader,

A few days ago the sweet Ally @ Ally Writes Things awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award. I am always so happy to see people tagging me in their blog posts, so thank you so much Ally for this Award – it truly means a lot!

If you don’t know the rules of the award, here they are:

  • If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award.
  • Thank the person who gave you this award.
  • Include a link to their blog.
  • Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Without further ado, let’s jump right into the Versatile Blogger Award!

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Five reasons why you should read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Dear reader,

If you don’t know, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is one of my favourite books in the whole wide world. I have been re-reading it over and over again and apparently I still can’t get enough of it. There’s something about this book that makes me feel better – I even keep it on my desk to make sure that I see it every day and so it will work its magic on me.

The thing is that this book is a win or loose deal: You either adore it or hate it. Indeed, Fangirl is a characters driven novel and there’s no real story within it. That’s why today I wanted to present you five reasons why you should read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

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