October Wrap Up 2019

October feels like it’s come and gone in the blink of an eye, hence this late wrap-up. Nevertheless, October did have some bright spots.

To start, I finally passed my driving test. This was one of the biggest goals for 2019 and I am so proud of myself for passing. It’s been a long time coming, but I am definitely enjoying the freedom that comes with having my own car.

I also kept my reading momentum going by starting and finishing the second instalment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Two Towers. Now that I am familiar with Tolkien’s style of writing, I find that I enjoyed the second book a lot more than the first. If all goes to plan I should finish the third book in November and by then, I’ll be able to write a coherent review on the series.

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On the blog, I’m trying to be a bit more active. I’m fairly consistent in my posting, but there are other elements that I can improve on. I’ve also decided to upgrade my WordPress plan and might tweak a few things in the design and layout, but it won’t be anything too drastic. In the meantime, here is what I got up to in October.

TV & Film
4th: Overrated Disney Animated Films
11th: TV TalkPeaky Blinders S5
21st: Midnight Movies – Flying Elephants, 90’s Thriller, and a Sci-Fi Epic

Top Ten Tuesday
1st: Six Reasons to Read Six of Crows

15th: Favourite Book Titles
29th: Halloween Freebie

Waiting on Wednesday
2nd: The Midnight Lie

9th: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
16th: Lucky Caller
23rd: Star Daughter
30th: Incendiary

Favourite Posts in October

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books shares some tips on how to organise your reading life as a blogger.

Rain @ The Withering Blog looks at what it takes to be a better blogger.

Lashaan @ Bookidote asks how objective are your reviews?

Trang @ Bookidote shares some of her lessons and opportunities that she’s had through blogging.

Kate @ Reading Through Infinity spotlights 8 ways to help your local library.

Vinita @ Pen to Paper discusses the writer’s burn out.

November Goals

How is it that we’re approaching the end of the year already!? Looking ahead, December will be a very busy month, so I’m hoping I can take November to get organised.

I’ve also taken a week off work and I’m hoping in that space I can make some day trips, but of course, the promise of snow seems to want to interfere in my plans.

I also want to keep my reading momentum going. I have a terrible habit of finishing a book and leaving it at least another month before picking up another book. However, a month usually turns into two and that motivation to read slips. Reading the lord of the rings has reminded me how much I enjoy reading and I want to take the time to bring reading back into my life at a consistent pace.

What was your highlight of the month?
Any plans for November?

16 thoughts on “October Wrap Up 2019

  1. I am really proud of you for passing your driver’s test because now when I come visit you can drive me places, but also it’s good motivation for me to do the same. Thank you for linking my post, you are the greatest. I can’t believe it’s November already, I feel like I’ve done nothing but also you know how crazy my life has been. Highlight of the month is to get better at my blog posts and posting more, and plans for November is to write more, read more and learn not to stress.

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  2. I am really proud of you for passing your driverโ€™s test because now when I come visit you can drive me places, but also itโ€™s good motivation for me to do the same. Thank you for linking my post, you are the greatest. I canโ€™t believe itโ€™s November already, I feel like Iโ€™ve done nothing but also you know how crazy my life has been. Highlight of the month is to get better at my blog posts and posting more, and plans for November is to write more, read more and learn not to stress. (PS I have no clue why my previous comment was anonymous when I added my name.)

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    1. haha of course. I will be the willing chauffer haha. I’ve loved seeing your posts and you definitely deserve to relax and not let the stress bring you down. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. YAY congratulations on passing your driver’s test, that’s amazing! So is the freedom to have your own car and go wherever you want haha ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you so, so much for sharing my post, Lois, it means a lot โค I hope you're having a lovely November โค

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