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!!!!
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Halloween isn’t a big thing in France. It was a bit celebrated when I was a child because for years I dressed up with my sister and went trick or treating in our street. But times passed and now almost no one opens the door to children anymore, which is super sad. There aren’t tons of Halloween parties thrown either, whether it comes from friends or from pubs. Over the years I then learned how to celebrate by myself, as I always adored Halloween.
Without further ado, I give you my guide to throw yourself your own Halloween reading party!
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I am finally writing the last part of my Autumn recommendations!
For some people, Fall rhymes with cosy times and for others it goes with everything spooky. But October also is all about school and overall an academic mood. We’re usually still motivated to rock at school because it only started a month ago, and we want to learn everything we can.
Whether you’re still at school/university or not, here are three books to read if you are in an studious mood (and therefor want to read more classics).
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The other someone on Instagram asked me if I could talk more about tv shows and movies on my blog, and they couldn’t have asked me it at a better time as I was already writing this blog post!
You may have understood by now, but I love Autumn. I never know if it’s my favourite season because I love Winter as well (can both be my favourite seasons?) but I wait all year for its return. Obviously during Autumn I tend to read tons of cosy and spooky books, but I also have certain tv shows I love to watch.
Without further ado, here are five tv shows to binge watch this Fall!
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It has officially been almost two months or so since I started teaching literature to teenagers. If you don’t know, at the beginning of 2019 I sat the French teaching exams and actually passed them all (both written and oral exams), and therefor have started teaching since September. I can teach any teens in middle and high school (meaning in France between 11 and 18 years old), but this year I’m teaching two classes of 13 years old. It has been nerve wrecking, it involved a lot of work, both academic one but also on myself, and I’m now on vacations for two weeks.
So let’s recap those two months of teaching literature, shall we?
(For the privacy of my students, my school and all that go with it I won’t talk in too much details of my job. This is an overview of my thoughts on it, and my thoughts only.)
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October is for a lot of people what we call the spooky season. It’s the time of the year when it’s allowed to wear dark all the time (I mean, I already do it all year long but you know) and to read/watch tons of awful and scary stories. I’m a huge fan of the spooky season because, as I was born on the 17th of October all my birthday parties were Halloween themed and I ended up loving everything witchy and scary. I therefor read tons of books which could fit this theme, but decided to only go with three this year. If you want to find more recommendations from me, please check out the blog post I wrote last year!
Without further ado, here are three books to read this Autumn to get into the spooky mood!
(Please excuse me for the lack of posts last week. I’m now back in the game and ready to catch up with everything, including reading your posts!)
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Here we go back with my seasonal recommendations! During summer I wrote three recommendations posts, one with contemporary books, another one with fantasy novels and a last one with classics. I decided to go with moods for Autumn as we all have a different one at this time of the year: those who want to get cosy, those who want to get spooked and those who want to study all day every day.
Without further ado, here are three books to read this Autumn if you are in a cosy mood!
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