October 2018 Wrap-Up

Well, October was a busy month! For this wrap-up, I’m going to start with some blogging highlights then go on to list the books I’ve finished, started, and continued last month.

Blogging in October 2018

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At the beginning of the month, I announced my attempt at Blogtober, during which I planned to post at least once each day. I started off strong, then in the middle of Shattering Stigmas (which I’ll talk about next), it got a little bumpy because I started to run out of guest posts. Then Shattering Stigmas ended strongly with even more wonderful guest posts! And finally, the last ten days of October were kind of a mess, but it was also just after all my midterm tests and essays, so I was really looking for a break. But in the end, I only missed 3 days, so that’s still an A-.

shattering stigmas banner 03Shattering Stigmas 4.0

I could not have asked for a better first year hosting this amazing event. I did a wrap-up post, but I need to thank everyone once again, so to everyone who helped make this event possible, from guest posters to hosts to interviewees to readers to people who just helped us writers with ideas when we were stuck about what to say or do with the event. I don’t talk about numbers and blog stats that often because it’s Taboo™ or whatever, but I’ll say that in October I had more than five times my average number of monthly views (averaged from January to September of this year), and that’s just amazing because that shows people want to read and listen to other’s stories and that talking about mental health is super important. I hope that everyone involved with Shattering Stigmas continues the conversation even though the event is over.

Finished in October 2018

One World TwoOne World Two: A Second Global Anthology of Short Stories edited by Chris Brazier

My rating

Format: Physical book

Review Coming: No review

Goodreads | Amazon

 

touch of goldA Touch Of Gold by Annie Sullivan

My rating★★★☆☆

Format: Audiobook

Review Coming: November 15th

Goodreads | Amazon

 

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When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

My rating★☆

Format: Audiobook

Review Coming: November 21st

Goodreads | Amazon

 

blanca rojaBlanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore

My rating

Format: Audiobook

Review Coming: November 8th

Goodreads | Amazon

 

The Poet XThe Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

My rating

Format: Audiobook

Review Coming: November 29th

Goodreads | Amazon

 

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Signs Preceding The End Of The World by Yuri Herrera (Translated by Lisa Dillman)

My rating★★★★☆

Format: Physical book

Review Coming: No review

Goodreads | Amazon

 

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Human Acts by Han Kang

My rating★☆

Format: Physical book

Review Coming: No review

Goodreads | Amazon

 

Started in October 2018

prince and the dressmaker

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Started: October 31st

Format: Physical book

Progress: 2%

Goodreads | Amazon

 

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Fresh Ink: An Anthology edited by Lamar Giles

Started: October 27th

Format: Physical book

Progress: 61%

Goodreads | Amazon

 

Put Down in October 2018

La casa en mango streetLa casa en Mango Street por Sandra Cisneros (Translated by Elena Poniatowska)

Status: On pause

Reason: I lost interest, and I think that’s mostly because I’m reading it in Spanish and have to look up so many words. I plan on picking back up this month.

Goodreads | Amazon

 

A Gathering of Shadows Final

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

Status: On pause

Reason: I lost access to the audiobook I was listening to (damn unreliable online library resources) and I’d had the physical copy checked out of the library for too long, so I just put it on pause. I’m loving the series, but this book was just a victim of my reading slump.

Goodreads | Amazon

Happy November, everyone!

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