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This was an unexpectedly good month for me!! || October 2017 Wrap Up

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Where in the world has this year gone?! I have no idea how it’s already November!!

Okay, with that out of the way lets talk about October. October was a rather good month for me, which was surprising as the past two one weren’t the best. (They were rather bad actually.) I was feeling really good nearly all month and I had a lot of fun as well. Here are some things that happened:

  • University started again for me. Which mean going to classes and having a steady schedule again – I think that helped a lot, having something to do.
  • I went home for 4 days. I had a prolonged weekend and drove with my dad back to my hometown where I spent a lot of time with my friends and family. It was beyond amazing, especially since it had been months since I last visited!
  • I got back into reading. The past two months I never felt like picking up any books and mostly just read manga. This month that changed and I managed to finish 5 books in total!

All in all October was a really good month and I couldn’t be happier about that! πŸ˜€

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Agatha Christie4:50 from PaddingtonΒ (Miss Marple #8)Β by Agatha Christie

3 out of 5 stars

This was my first Miss Marple book and it wasn’t what I expected it to be. I expected Miss Marple to be the main character and that we would be following her investigations. That wasn’t the case however. Miss Marple was barely there during the whole book and I found that weird and unexpected. I can’t say much about her as a character, since she was barely there and I couldn’t connect with her at all.

The mystery in itself was interesting, thought it took a bit of time for the story to actually get started. Once I was around the half way point of the book I couldn’t put it down, I just needed to know what was going to happen.Β I greatly enjoy Agatha Christies writing style so I enjoyed reading this book nonetheless.

Edgar Allan PoeComplete Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe

4 out of 5 stars

This month I just felt like reading something creepy and unsettling. That’s why I decided to reread the short stories and poems by Edgar Allan Poe. It was definitely the right decision, as it put me in an even more Halloween and October mood that I was in before.

I love the atmosphere that Edgar Allan Poe manages to create in each story and poem. There is just something about his writing that speaks to me. It was great getting to reread some of my favourite stories and poems by him. I actually didn’t plan on rereading this whole book, but for some reason it happened. Not that I’m complaining or anything.

When I Cast Your ShadowWhen I Cast Your Shadow by Sarah Porter

1 out of 5 stars

I really didn’t like this book and I struggled to finish it. It took me ages to read as well, simply because I never felt like reading it. There were way too many points of views and sometimes I found myself lost on whom exactly we were following.Β The dialogs were especially bad.Β They felt really juvenile and cheesy. I don’t know what to say about the plot.Β Sometimes it felt like there was none, probably because the book got really slow and confusing at times.

I have a full review for this book, which you can check out if you are interested in more of my thoughts.

Through the WoodsThrough the Woods by Emily Carroll

5 out of 5 stars

This graphic novel is simply wonderful! I adore the art and the stories are delightfully creepy and scary. It’s perfect for this time of the year and I really enjoyed rereading this graphic novel, as I always do! (Seeing that this was the third or fourth time that I have reread it.)

I love all the stories in this and choosing just one favourite is very hard. But if I had to choose one favourite it would either be the first or the last story. I don’t really know why those two speak the most to me, they just do. (Don’t get me wrong, all of them are amazing!)

Julia EmberThe Tiger’s Watch (Ashes of Gold #1) by Julia Ember

2.5 out of 5 stars

I’m really conflicted about my feelings for this book. There were some things that I enjoyed, but also some that I disliked. I had some problems with the characters and the setting. Plus it took me ages to read this book, even though it was rather short. For some reason I never felt like picking it up.

I will have a full review for this book up soon, when I have gathered more of my thoughts and they aren’t as incoherent as they are now. Then I will be writing about what I exactly liked and disliked about it. (Which is basically a review and I have no idea why I felt the need to write it like that.)

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How was your October?

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have an amazing day!


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19 thoughts on “This was an unexpectedly good month for me!! || October 2017 Wrap Up

  1. Oh, so happy to hear you had a great month, Anna – and that you loved Through the Woods. It’s a graphic novel I reaaaaaally want to read someday, even if, well…creepy reads aren’t usually my cup of tea, I’m intrigued by that one πŸ™‚

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    1. I’m really glad that October was a great month! πŸ˜€ Through the Woods is one of my all time favourite graphic novels. It is very creepy, but also has beautiful illustrations (even if they are scary most of the time). I really hope you enjoy it whenever you get around to it! πŸ™‚

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  2. Yay!! I’m so glad you had a great October, Anna! And, for the most part, you read a ton of great books. I appreciate that you decided to read some creepy books for October. I always think about doing that, but I never quite make it…. I hope that your reading rhythm stays strong into November!

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  3. Nice to hear that having a steady schedule (i.e. University) is actually a plus for you too! You’ve read some pretty awesome books in October, and the Miss Marple one including! πŸ˜› How odd that it’s a story featuring her character… yet she’s not the protagonist. And Edgar Allan Poe’s whole collection is also on my TBR. I don’t have the same edition as you show there, but I think both of our tomes are HUGE. I don’t know how you got through it yooo! But you definitely motivated me in reading it now. Not sure if I should wait for October now or read after Christmas (cause… Christmas and Edgar Allan Poe do not rhyme together). Great month of reading, girl! Hope November will be even better for you. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Yeah, it keeps me busy so I don’t spend too much time in my head – which happens too often. I’m really happy with the books I managed to read in October! πŸ˜€ It was seriously odd that she wasn’t the protagonist, it’s something I didn’t expect. That just means that I have to read more books about Miss Marple to get to actually read about her!! Yeah it was seriously HUGE! I think it’s over 1000 pages and I honestly have no idea how I managed to finish it. I just got into reading the stories and then couldn’t stop. πŸ˜› Well, you could wait until next October, it’s definitely a great read for that season. Thank you!! I hope your November will be amazing as well! πŸ˜€

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