Friday, October 5, 2018

Month in Review: September 2018, In Which I Actually Did Something Exciting (For Once)!

September was a crazy blur, but the reason for that is because I got married on September 21st! After almost seven years together, we thought it was time. We didn't have an actual wedding because neither of us really likes big events (especially when the attention is focused on us-no thank you!) and we would rather save the money, so we just had my mom, sister, and his parents come out and my brother-in-law married us since he was already ordained (which was pretty handy). It was super easy, casual, and worked well for us. We were initially planning to just get married at the courthouse, but I think this worked out better. We also decided to just do a delayed honeymoon next summer and instead just spent a night at a nice local hotel as a mini-trip. 
I'm not sure why the lighting is so
horrible, but that's why I made this small. 
In slightly less life-altering news, I got a review blurbed in a book that I love! (!!) A few months back I got an email from a publicist at Ebury Publishing asking if they could use a line from my review for The Toymakers in the new paperback edition, so of course I said yes! I was so excited that I didn't think to ask them use my blog name instead of just 'Goodreads,' but who cares, I know it's me. This might not seem cool to other people (?), but I'm ecstatic. 

In book related news, I still managed to read more than I expected? I don't know. Maybe I read when I'm not looking, because I don't remember reading eleven books. I also DNF'd two books, which is always disappointing, but it happens. How was your September reading month? I"m super excited for reading and getting into spooky October reads! I hope you all had a great month!

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Books read: 11

Melokai by Kelly Rosalyn 
The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington 
Double Review: Spellslinger & Shadowblack by Sebastien de Castell
The Demon Race by Alexandria Warwick 
Arm of the SPhinx by Josiah Bancroft 
They Mostly Come Out At Night by Benedict Patrick 
Smoke and Iron by Rachel Caine 
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker 
Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa & Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima ★/
Dead Man's Number by Matthew Cox 

(this month)
Sorority by Genevieve Sly Crane 
A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne 
The Beast Within by Serena Valentino
(I reviewed all the other books I read this month, so this section is a bit small this time!)
DNF'd books:
The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson-(I tried!)
Hild by Nicola Griffith-(I want to try this again, I just wasn't in the mood for it at the time)

The Friday Face-Off:
A Cover Featuring Wolves
A Cover Featuring Eyes

Have you read any of these? What books did you read this month? I hope you all had a great month-- comment below and let me know!

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  1. Congratulations on getting married! That's awesome! And for your review getting mentioned, that's so cool!

  2. Wow, exciting month! Congrats on getting married, and the blurb is ultra cool😁 Hope you have a wonderful October!