In My Life
October was…interesting, I guess. It feels like it took forever to go by, but I can’t really remember what I did. Mostly, I worked on college apps and was overwhelmed by homework.
There is some good news, though! My school paper (of which I am the EIC) published its second issue, which turned out AMAZING. In ceramics, we are starting to make bowls, which is fun and difficult at the same time. And AP Art History is a ton of work but SUPER interesting. We’re on our ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome unit right now. Loving it 🙂
On This Blog
I had 12 posts this month, exactly meeting my personal goal of three posts a week. This is the first time since school started that I’ve been so consistent in blogging, so I’m pretty proud of myself. *high fives self*
Top Ten Tuesdays
- Books With Incredible Villains
- Characters I Would Name A Cat After
- Characters I Would Want With Me In Haunted House
In Reading and Reviewing
I read five books this month. Considering how much schoolwork I had (and that one of those books was 700+ pages long), I’m pretty happy with myself.
- Empire of Storms (TOG #5) by Sarah J. Maas — 5/5 stars (review)
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares — 4/5 stars (review)
- The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares — 3.5/5 stars
- Drowning is Inevitable by Shalanda Stanley — 4/5 stars (review to come)
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley — 3.5/5 stars (review)
- Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys — 4/5 stars (review)
- Nevernight by Jay Kristoff — 4/5 stars (review)
- Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle #2) by Libba Bray — 4/5 stars (review)
October was a great month for writing! I added 7,600 words to my novel, way more than anything I had added since school started. I wrote on six different days, and some of those days were…wait for it…school nights. OH MY GOD. I hope that I can continue this momentum going into November. It will be my version of NaNoWriMo.
On another note, I got a lot of college essay writing done. I have finally finalized my Common App essay (YES!!), as well as three colleges worth of supplements.
So that’s it for October! How was your Halloween? What books did you read last month and which ones are you planning to read next?