I can’t say I’m sad this month is over. This month was crazy for me in my personal life. My school newspaper (which I’m an editor for) published twice, instead of the usual one time, so everything was hectic and rushed. I had another Speech and Debate competition, which actually went really well but was also extremely tiring.
On This Blog
I had twenty posts this month! Considering how crazy this month was, I’m proud of myself. Most of the posts were book review, but I also had some TTTs and a book haul. I made an infographic about Chicklit plots. You can see all of my posts this month here.
Also, 52 Letters got a Twitter–@52lettersbooks! Please follow me–I love being able to interact with all you bookish people on Twitter, rather than just through blog comments. Seriously, book bloggers are the best 😉
In Reading and Reviewing
October was a great month for reading and reviewing. I read ___ books, and even managed to review some of them (*gasp*). This means that I’ve basically caught up on my reviews, something I haven’t been able to say for the last few months.
Books I Read and Reviewed
- The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West — 3.5/5 stars
- The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle — 2/5 stars
- Heir of Fire (TOG #3) by Sarah J. Maas — 5/5 stars
- Queen of Shadows (TOG #4) by Sarah J. Maas — 5/5 stars
- Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon — 3/5 stars
- Fire by Kristen Cashore (review to come)
Other Books I Reviewed
- The Mirk and the Midnight Hour by Jane Nickerson — 4/5 stars
- Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman — 5/5 stars
- The Shadow Falls series by CC Hunter — 3.5/5 stars
- A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams — 5/5 stars
I wrote three poems this month, all varying degrees of depressing, if I do say so myself.
For my WIP, the news is equally depressing. I only wrote 3,500 words. The good news is that I’m almost done with the WIP, and I broke 100,000 words finally! I know that this draft still needs a lot of work, but I’m starting to feel like I’ve accomplished something. 🙂
I’m not going to be able to do NaNoWriMo this year–school is just too crazy right now–but I really want to finish my WIP this month (a month earlier than my original goal) so that I can start revising it and making it something I’m willing to show other people. To all of you (insane) people doing NaNo–you are amazing and you will do great!!!
2 thoughts on “October Wrap-Up!”
Congrats on WIP successes and all the milestones being reached! I recently got a copy of Illuminae and am excited to read it (finally) after hearing so much about it (mostly positive) so I hope it doesn’t disappoint.
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Thanks! Hopefully in this month I’ll be able to get back into the habit of writing.
I honestly loved Illuminae, but I’ve read some less positive reviews and saw where they were coming from. It’s a really emotional story, though, so I hope you enjoy it!