October Wrap Up

Hello everyone!

How was your October? This will be long enough so I’ll be quick here and leave the chatter for the personal section but I just want to say October was good for me, guys. 

(I promise, it’s only so long because of the pictures!!)



Goodreads challenge: 80/100



๐Ÿ“Œ Books read in October: 16

1. Minus by Lisa Naffzigerย || โ˜…โ˜†โ˜†โ˜†โ˜† || GR || Review

Key words: mystery, graphic novel, YA

2. Hotel Dare by Terry Blas, Claudia Aguirre ย || โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…,5 || GR || Review

Key words: siblings, badass grandma, adventure, humour, sci-fi, fantasy, graphic novel, MG

3. Heart of Gold, Act I by Viv Tanner, Eli Baumgartnerย || โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜† || GRย 

Key words: mystery, LGBT, catholicism, graphic novel

4. Safe Passage by Rachel Fordย || โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜† || GR || Review

Key words: f/f, LGBT, sci-fi, space opera, lowkey enemies to lovers, humour, Adult

5-9. Sylvania #1-5 by Kristin Kemper || โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜†โ˜† || GRย 

Key words: siblings, sisters, elemental magic, graphic novel, YAย 

10-12. Taking Care, #1-3 by Gianni Holmesย || no rating || GRย 

Key words: m/m, LGBT, romance, contemporary erotica, BDSM, Adult

13. Yagate Kimi ni Naru 8 (Bloom into You, #8) by Nio Nakataniย || โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…ย || GR || Review

Key words: f/f, a-spec, LGBT, school life, romance, manga, YAย 

14. Sunstone, Vol. 1 by Stjepan ล ejiฤ‡ย || โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…ย || GR || Review

Key words: f/f, LGBT, romance, contemporary, erotica, BDSM, graphic novel, Adult

15. Waiting on a Bright Moon by J.Y. Yangย || โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜† || GR || Review

Key words: f/f, LGBT, sci-fi, dystopia, sad, short, Adult

16. A Duet for Invisible Strings by Llinos Cathryn Thomasย || โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…,5ย || GR

Key words: f/f, LGBT, pinning, older women, music, fae, fantasy, short, Adultย 



๐Ÿ“Œ Bookish memes overview

๐Ÿ“š Top Ten Tuesday ๐Ÿ“š

TTT: : Character Traits I Love || : Extraordinary Book Titles ||

๐Ÿ“š Waiting on Wednesday ๐Ÿ“š

WoW:

๐Ÿ“š Theme Thursday ๐Ÿ“š

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๐Ÿ“š TAGS & AWARDS๐Ÿ“š

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๐Ÿ“Œ My Inktober

I was actually painting/drawing for most days of October! Yay! (Please, ignore other empty rows in my tracker. Let’s not focus on that.)

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Now let’s post some of my better work.

So, you can see that I love taking inspiration from some classical pieces. Why? Usually it’s super easy to follow the light and it’s one of the things I need to work on.

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I also drew some random girls I found on pinterest. (Please, don’t look at that hand. I KNOW.)

Those fruit may not be the best fruit but I’m trying to learn how colours work and I’m not the worst with soft pastels either. More prcatise needed but we’re on a good road here, guys!!

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And last but not least, my watercolour work! It’s just some of it and I’ll post more watercolour lettering with the review of the book from NetGalley I have on it so keep an eye out for it!

Those bookmarks are cute though and I’m super proud of them! I have three more but those were done in November so maybe I’ll post some pics in the next wrap-up too! Not as many because, wow, it’s a long post here but I’m proud of my babies.

(Also, I’m sorry the pics are mediocre quality! I may be able to paint but taking pictures is not my forte!)



๐Ÿ“Œ My #Blogtober

So, I was really planning to post everyday for #blogtober, and as you see I had a good streak going for nearly two weeks, but after I run out of drafted and sheduled posts — it became a bit stressful.

I didn’t want to settle for subpar content but also I wasn’t prepared to spend hours on blogging every day — and blogging isn’t just writing your own posts. I wanted to visit other bloggers as well and my anxiety kept me staring at a blank new post page so I decided, hell, I need a break or blogging will become just another thing I stress about in my life.

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So, 13th of October I took a break — and it felt so good, guys! I finally had more time to just relax. I didn’t come back with any huge streaks after that but my attitude to blogging is much better now and I make sure I pay attention to my other hobbies. Hopefully, this will keep my content fresh as well.

๐Ÿ“š #Blogtober Posts ๐Ÿ“š

#B: 3 October: Bookish autumn bucket list ๐Ÿ‚ ||



๐Ÿ“Œ On Blogosphere

This month I tried to save the links of some posts I loved (only some because I am super forgetful and before I think about saving some link I’m already 23821 pages away from it, I’m sorry T-T…) and I’ll share them with you as well! Give them a click because they’re so so worth it!! 

๐Ÿ“š Reviews ๐Ÿ“š

Sari: 23 September: Good Luck Girls

CW: 9 October: Frankly in Love by David Yoon โ€“ More Than Just Fake-Dating; A Story About The Intersections of Family, Identity, and Love

Sofii: 9 October: BOOK REVIEW || WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH BY ELIZABETH ACEVEDO

๐Ÿ“š Memes ๐Ÿ“š

Kitty Marie: 8 October: TTT: Character Traits

Marina: 8 October: TTT: Character Traits I Love

Sophie: 24 October: Theme Thursday Witches

๐Ÿ“š Other Posts ๐Ÿ“š

Maha: 20 October: THE ULTIMATE BEGINNERโ€™S GUIDE TO ROMANCE! (+ RECOMMENDATION ON WHAT TO READ FIRST)

Sophie: 19 October: 18 New LGBT+ Releases You Can Read This Halloween

RAIN: October 14: [A READERโ€™S LIFE] Confessions of a VERY picky, VERY moody, VERY stubborn reader.



๐Ÿ“Œ Personal

IMG_20191104_102551So, not much happened in my personal life this month.

Of course, of course — I had birthday October 6th and many of you send me your best wishes and thank you so much again! 

But still, I was mostly chilling

I’ve been mushroom picking. I hung out with my family. Developed a new internet friendship. 

What was cool though — I started a journal? I tried to keep a bullet journal many times over the past 2-3 years and I gave up fast so I’m keeping it simple this time. 

I just kave a callendar, a tracker, and space where I put my daily mental health logs. I leave some pages blank and I add my art there when I’m painting but it’s not the priority and it’s mostly functional.

Also! In July/August Wrap-Up I was talking about how I flunked my first ever readathon but this time I had my FIRST SUCCESSFUL READATHON! It was #SapphicSaturday and you shoud join us this month! You can find out about it from my wrap-up post though because I talked enough here.

I’m sorry I’m so long today! Thank you for keeping up with me! I love you all and HAPPY NOVEMBER!! Remember, it’s only gloomy if we say so! 

LET’S CHAT


  • How was this month for you guys? Chat with me & leave links to your wrap-ups!
  • How do you find my art? Any praise? Any advice?
  • Did you take part in #Blogtober challenge? How did it go?

–E.

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9 thoughts on “October Wrap Up

  1. Great wrap up, E! It really does sound/look like October treated you well ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s so cool that you participated in Inktober–those bookmarks are seriously amazing and I love the close up of the face that you drew! Such detail ๐Ÿ˜ October was a hella busy month for me and being absent for more than week from the blog/bookstagram really threw me off my ‘game’ but I’m slowly settling back into routine now. I tried a few blogtober posts but I’m so bad with pre-scheduling that I just let it go lol I hope November continues to treat you well!

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    1. Thank you, Dini! I have even more bookmarks done now so I think I’ll make it a thing to post my art in wrap ups! I feel like I’m finally getting the hang of watercolours now lol
      Ha! The close up is Michelangelo’s David so it would be embarrassing to mess up master’s work! ๐Ÿ˜†
      I know how it is! Same thing happened to me in September and I feel like I’m still catching up despite the amazing October lol. I hope you’ll pick up soon! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–โ˜บ
      Happy November! ๐Ÿ’•

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  2. AAHHH THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING MY POST!! ๐Ÿ’•
    my october was pretty busy so i only finished one book but it was good-busy. i traveled and had such a great time!!
    great post!! ๐Ÿ’–

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    1. No problem, Maha! I enjoyed it too much not to share! ๐Ÿ’•
      Oh, I love traveling! There is time for books and there is time to live your own life! The balance is important โ˜บ I’m glad you had fun!
      And thank you!

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  3. I’ve been avoiding doing my wrap up like the plague. I think I’m going to do it Friday, but I read over 30 books this month, and I just am like…god…really.

    I love your art! It looks so cool!

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