October had more bad days than anyone needs, but some good (even great!) stuff also happened.
Other bookish posts
Nothing this month! Too much reading and working to be writing posts other than reviews.
Well, I ordered some books to bring on holiday with me and then just clicked ‘Order’ on my whole list on Book Depository, so I ordered way too many books this month.
Let’s see how far I can get in November, eh?
There are too many books to have them all in this wrap-up, so you can see them all in my October book haul, but here are a couple of books that I’m most excited about.
Not On Fire, But Burning by Greg Hrbek has been on my list for… years? But the book was always more expensive than I usually order, but last month I was done with waiting and just ordered anyway.
I LOVE We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, but wasn’t impressed by The Disreputable History Of Frankie Landau-Banks, but decided to give Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart a chance.
I was definitely impressed with The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect, so I’m sure I’ll enjoy The Best Of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion too.
Honestly, I had no idea that A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara was so well-known, but I’ve had a number of friends telling me they’re borrowing it from me as soon as I’ve read it and I’ve seen it pop-up on bookstagram a lot lately.
From other people
New Study Confirms Growing Up in a Home Filled With Books Is Good For You – This is great news that I definitely used when the mailman was bringing all the books I ordered this month, and on my family when they found out exactly how many books I ordered. Just helping my nephew to be smart 😉
Putting books backward on bookshelves really is a craze. Some say it’s just crazy – I’m not a fan, although I saw an Instagram feed where it worked really well. I just want to show off all my books. What do you think?
Table for One, Please – I love going out by myself—shopping, movies, coffee, even traveling. But, since I’ve gotten sick, I haven’t been out by myself a lot because it makes me anxious. What I have a panic attack, or suddenly feel really bad? This blog post by Kiersten re-inspired me to start going out by myself near the house again. I bring my laptop for work and a book for play.
What I learned From Reese Witherspoon’s Ideal Reading Situation – As long as no one disturbs me and I’m comfy—I’m good. Whether it’s on a sunbed next to the pool; curled up on the couch with a blanket, rain on the windows, chocolate, and tea; sitting on a bench in the forest or next to a lake; while listening to music in public transport. What’s your ideal reading situation?
- I booked a last minute holiday with one of my best friends, and all I did was work in the mornings, and sleep, eat, and read books next to the pool in the afternoons. Unfortunately, I still had a couple of bad days where I cried, was so nauseous I couldn’t stand up straight and was so tired we had to take breaks while shuffling home from a restaurant, but in general, it was good!
- Last month I finally found a doctor who agrees that mono shouldn’t be taking this long, so this month I finally started treatments. I’ve been going to physical therapy, doing my daily tasks (walking or biking outside for ten minutes and seven exercises), and I’m going to start talking to a psychologist soon too.
- I read six books AND wrote reviews about all of them! I’m really happy I started theveryhungrybookworm.com because I’m back into blogging and it’s helping me read more, which is a lot more relaxing than watching all those tv-shows.
How was your month?