Miscellany

A Month in the Life of a Little Bookworm: October 2017 + Halloween Readathon Wrap-up!

Hello, world and fellow bookworms!

October is over and it’s time for another one of our monthly wrap-ups again! Ahhh, where do I start? I believe my October is waaaaay better than September. I joined my first ever readathon, and though I read fewer books this month, I enjoyed most of them. I also posted four book reviews, which is better than what I initially planned. I fell on a minor reading slump at the later part of the month, but it was because I started watching a series that I now love very much. No worries, though, because I’m still on track with my Goodreads reading challenge! And the most exciting of all – I won giveaways and went to watch a play adaptation of one of my favorite series!

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Halloween Readathon Updates!

Heya, all!

I’m here for a halfway update for the Halloween Readathon! The readathon runs from October 10th to 31st! You can view my TBR list here and you can learn more about the readathon here in Lauren’s original post!

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Progress

3/7 books read and 0/1 movies watched!

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Halloween Read-a-thon Sign-up and October TBR (sort of)!

Hallo, world! Today, I am thrilled to announce that I will be joining a read-a-thon! This is my first, so clearly, I am veeeery excited!!! The Halloween Read-A-Thon is hosted by Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews. Most of these books have been sitting on my shelf for too long now, so I also saw this as an opportunity to finally knock off some titles from my TBR list.

BUT I am also an eternally scared person so this is a kind of a torture for me? Nah, I’m doing it anyway.

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Halloween Read-A-Thon Details:

💀 The read-a-thon is going to run from the 10th October – 31st October.  

💀 You can join in at any time until the end of the read-a-thon. 

💀 You can read as many or as little books as you want!!!

💀 The books HAVE to be horror, thriller and/or have some kind of supernatural element!!

💀 When posting your TBR link back to her post so other people can join in!! Share the spooky love!! If you don’t have a blog that’s okay!! You can post your TBR on Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, YouTube – ANYWHERE!!

💀 Use the hashtag #HalloweenWR to share your progress on social media!!

Make sure to visit her post for more information!

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I’m not really the kind of person who makes a monthly TBR because I won’t be able to stick to it anyway, but here is the list of books I’m going to read for this read-a-thon’s challenges and their respective synopsis. You can also click on the covers to view their Goodreads page.

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A Month in the Life of a Little Bookworm: September 2017

Hello, world and lovely bookworms!

As you probably noticed, I was on an unannounced and unplanned hiatus for months. My last post was last May pa, can you imagine? The second half of the year brought a lot of changes in my life. The biggest change is that I left my corporate job and started working for a rising startup. It seems intimidating to me at first but after a period of adjustment, I can say that I love my job now and I really enjoy what I’m doing. Plus we work remotely from home now so all the stress courtesy of the PH transportation system are finally gone!

And at last, this last month I’m slowly trying to get back into blogging again. I posted one review last month! What a progress! Way to go, Cara! I mean to continue this trend by posting two reviews on October, three on November, four on December, etc. Or maybe we can follow the Fibonacci sequence… Kidding. I want to promise that I’ll be more active again but I’m not sure I can achieve that, so I’ll just say that I’m glad to be back and I’m looking forward to meeting new bloggers and friends and reading more from you guys!

So back to the main topic of this post. Here’s a quick summary of my September…

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38th MIBF Book Haul!

Hello, world! I’m about to share with you my book haul from the recent (not-so-recent because it happened like half a month ago but I’m always late so whatever) 38th Manila International Book Fair. MIBF is a five-day annual book fair in the Philippines where book lovers from all over Metro Manila and nearby places gather for uhm, well, books. Kidding aside, the event is filled with book signings, bookish discussions and forums, live storytelling and book launches. Above all, most books are discounted from 20% up! This is my favorite part of the fair, honestly. For the past years, it’s held in SMX Convention Center and this year it ran from September 13 to 17.

Actually, this post was originally titled Books I Probably Won’t Have Time to Read Until 2020 but since I already started and finished some of these books, well, it doesn’t hold true anymore. See, that’s how late this post is!

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