Monthly Recap – October

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And that was October! It’s been a busy month, starting with my birthday and ending with the first two weeks of midterms. I think that’s the reason that I only read two books this month, the second of which I finished yesterday evening. Technically, I finished reading Cress in October as well, but I also included it in my Monthly Recap of September, so that would be cheating…

I also had a bit of a blogging slump this month. I didn’t really feel like writing a post after I’d had a busy day, or even if I had a bit of a more quiet day. I’d just rather read or watch Netflix than write or read blogs. But that’s over now! I’ve got plenty of motivation again, probably because of my blogiversary this past week. It does mean that there weren’t that many blog posts this month, though: only one recipe and two reviews. So this’ll be quite a quick recap!

New Books this Month

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I got all of these books for my birthday, except for Career of Evil, although I did partly pay for that with a book voucher. I haven’t read it yet, but I’m so looking forward to it!

The three Paul Auster novels were presents from my parents. I’ve only ever read The New York Trilogy by him (and loved it so much that I wrote my BA thesis about it), so I’m really curious to find out if I like his other work as much as I do that.

I got Queen of Shadows from my aunt, which made me very happy, and Notes from a Small Island was a gift from one of my friends. She wanted to give me something I’d never heard about and she succeeded! It looks fun, though.

Read this Month

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Like I said, I read very little this month, although it doesn’t feel like it! I read both of these books for one of my literature courses and I enjoyed them both very much. Although “enjoy” isn’t really the right word for We Need to Talk About Kevin. Let’s just say I was very impressed by it.

Reviewed this Month

Baked this Month


Only one recipe this month, but it’s a good one! For my birthday dinner with my friends I made this chocolate brownie and raspberry tart.

Other Posts this Month

And that’s it for this month! If you want to stay up to date with what’s going on with me, you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram. I’d love to have a chat with you on there! Or down here in the comments, of course. I hope you all had a great month!

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2 thoughts on “Monthly Recap – October

  1. Sounds like you had a busy month, but it’s good that your bloggign mojo is back now. I usually try to schedule posts ahead that in case a non-blogging mood hits I still have some posts scheduled. And autumn definitely is the most photogenic season, i love season all the leaves turn colour, it’s so pretty! And wow that chocolate brownie raspberry tart looks delicious! Yum! I bet it tastes as good as it looks. I hope November is a great month!

    1. I have thought of scheduling posts ahead quite a few times, but I’m just not organised enough to keep that up :’) Thank you for your lovely comment, Lola! I hope you have a great month, too.

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