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! 😀
4:50 from Paddington (Miss Marple #8) 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. I greatly enjoy Agatha Christies writing style so I enjoyed reading this book nonetheless.
Complete 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 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. The dialogs were especially bad. They felt really juvenile and cheesy. I don’t know what to say about the plot. 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 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!)
The 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.)