October wrap-up, favourites and others 🌧🍄

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Dear reader,

October has been, overall, a great month. It was my month birthday, so I had tons and tons of fun. The only problem is that my depression also wanted to be a part of the party and joined me at the end of the month to… well, it hasn’t left yet. But I’m working on it and I don’t want to let it ruin my life like it used to do, so here I am, still fighting! And that’s mostly why I still think October has been great, because I’m stronger than ever.

Anyway, here is my wrap-up for my birthday and the spookiest month, October!

Ps: THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR BEING 500 HERE!!!!


 WHAT I READ

October has been a great reading month. I started it with the Gilmoreathon, so I had to read a lot. I kinda kept reading that much through the entire month and ended up reading 12 books (and listening to half of one). Here is what I read:

  • Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell, 4/5 stars

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  • Tunnel of Bones by V.E. Schwab, 4/5 stars

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  • Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks, 5/5 stars 🍁

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  • All the Bad Apples by Moïra Fowley-Doyle, 4/5 stars

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  • Wicked Fox by Kat Cho, 4/5 stars

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  • Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson, 4.5/5 stars

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  • Wicca by Marie Alhinho, 4/5 stars

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  • Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo, 4.5/5 stars

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  • Dracula by Bram Stocker, 5/5 stars (re-read) 🍁

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  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, 5/5 stars (re-read, abridged version) 🍁

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  • The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh, 3/5 stars

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  • Vicious by V.E. Schwab, 5/5 stars (re-read) 🍁

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 WHAT I LOVED

  • Beetlejuice: The musical, the musical, the musical!

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At the beginning of October I fell in love with a new musical I heard a lot about on the theatre Twitter, which is Beetlejuice. I absolutely adored it and it was love at first… listening. It has some grunge vibes to it, which makes it even more perfect. Now I need to find the bootleg, and maybe to finally watch the original movie!

  • Descendants, the trilogy

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At the end of October I started feeling really bad when it comes to my depression and I then decided to rewatch some Disney movies. I don’t know why but I rewatched the first Descendants movie which I thought was okay when I first watched it years and years ago (well, when it came out)… and something changed in me. It brought me so much comfort (and a new crush, hi Mitch Hope) that I watched the second and third movie, and then did it again three times. I’ve been listening to the songs non-stop ever since and it truly is my best partner in those dark times.

  • Going to the library

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I went to the library a lot during my two weeks vacations with my friend Roxanne and we had a lot of fun. Of course we were there to study and to work, but it’s always great to do that with a buddy.

  • Celebrating my birthday twice

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I also happened to celebrate my birthday twice during my vacations (I was born on the 17th of October) and it was perfect. I went to drink tea with a first half of my friends and to Disneyland Paris with the other half, and I couldn’t have dreamed of a better birthday. I love them all so much!

  • Going to the museum

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I also went to the museum to see an exhibition about Toulouse Lautrec with one of my friends and it felt so good. I kept saying I wanted to go back to museums, and I’m glad I finally started to do it.

  • Blogging and creating more

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Finally I’ve been extra creative during October, probably because it was Libra season, and I loved it. I had new ideas for blog posts and bookstagram pictures every day, and it was amazing to work on all of this.

 CHECKING ON MY OCTOBER GOALS

In October I wanted to study and work better (which I did), to keep up reading, blogging and bookstagramming (I read more than any month of 2019 and kept up with everything else), to get back to my routine (which I haven’t unfortunately), to celebrate myself (phew I really did!), and to enjoy every day (and that I did too).

 WHAT I WANT TO DO IN NOVEMBER

Let’s set some new goals for November! Here there are:

  • Study and work better,
  • Save money,
  • Keep up reading, blogging and bookstagramming,
  • Take better care of myself,
  • Enjoy every day,
  • Slowly in the Christmas spirit,
  • Plan my trip to Dublin.

And that’s it! October has been a busy month but I loved it. I only need to work on my mental health now.

What about you? What have you read and loved in October?

Love always,

Clara

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10 thoughts on “October wrap-up, favourites and others 🌧🍄”

  1. I hope you’ll be able to battle off the nasty depression and that November will be just as great as the beginning of October was for you! ❤ I was planning to join your Dracula re-read and… didn't. The second part of October was so busy that I barely read anything, but I still want to read Dracula. Maybe in November?? 🙂

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  2. Vicious is my absolute favorite book! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Tunnel of Bones was one of my last books I finished in October. The ending gave me a bit of a scare. I’m looking forward to Book 3 in Cassidy’s journey.

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  3. Descendants is such a great movie series, I love all and would LOVE to re-watch them but unfortunately missed the Portuguese premiere on Disney Channel )): I’m glad you enjoy them more now 😛 And also I’m super happy you had a wonderful month and birthday ❤

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  4. wow, october really looks like it was an amazing month! i hope you feel better mental health wise in november and i’m sending a lot of positive vibes!
    i’m glad you enjoyed wayward son so much! unfortunately, i didn’t have the best time with it and found it to be quite a disappointing read, especially considering how hyped i was for this release. but i’ve seen a lot of positive reviews on it and i can definitely understand why people have enjoyed it so much.
    (the amount of trigger warnings on ninth house jesus lol definitely not a book i could read ever!)
    i’m glad you enjoyed truly devious so much! i really want to read the second book, but i’ve been putting it off because i don’t want to have to wait a long time before the 3rd one comes out. i heard the 2nd ends up in a huge cliffhanger as well and i’m not excited for the wait, hahah.
    i also watched the movie for les miserables for the first time this october. i had only watched the play/musical before, and i was really impressed by the movie. i’d always laugh at people who would rewatch it often because it is over 2h long and my attention spam for movies is usually really, really short. i didn’t watch it in one sitting, but i feel like it didn’t take from the impact of it at all. i loved it and already want to watch it again!
    i have only watched the 1st descendants movie and i really didn’t think it was that bad. i hope that when disney+ comes around, i’ll be able to watch the rest of the trilogy. the characters are definitely the best part about it!
    yay for an amazing birthday! i hope you haven amazing november. wishing you luck on your goals! 😌

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    1. Omg Lais thank you for your comment and for reading my blog post! ❤
      The more I think of Wayward Son the more I think it should rather be a 3 stars than a 4 stars haha, especially considering all the comments about racism being made now!
      Thank you for everything and for reading, truly it means a lot to me ❤
      And honestly the movie Les Misérables is AMAZING!!!! And the Descendants movies are so sweet, they're like big hugs haha + they're quite diverse!

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