Hello, and happy Friday!! It’s October, which is my favorite month of the year for many reasons: it’s fall, the leaves are changing, and it overall is beautiful outside. Halloween of course happens, and October is also… my birthday month!!
I somehow turn fifteen in just over two weeks, which is crazy to me. This past year has really gone by so fast. And so has this month. I’m going to go from here into my wrap up of September, and my goals for October.
In September, I read nine books
- One was an ebook
- Eight were physical books
I read a ton of really amazing and incredible books this month. The Bronzed Beasts was an emotional, heartbreaking and perfect conclusion to the Gilded Wolves trilogy. I felt the same about Our Violent Ends.
I read three books this month with non-binary main characters, which I’m happy with since I’ve been trying to do a better job in terms of reading diversely with books’ protagonists. Those three books are A Psalm for the Wild Built, Ana on Edge, and Gender Queer (a memoir)
In September I wrote…
- Let’s Talk Bookish: Do you prefer male or female protagonists? // why we need more trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming protagonists
- The Bronzed Beasts, by Roshani Chokshi
- WWW Wednesday 54
- Let’s Talk Bookish: Keeping books safe
- LGBTQ+ books I read this summer
- WWW Wednesday 55
- Let’s Talk Bookish: What makes a book a five star read?
- 11 books with bisexual representation for bi visibility week!
- WWW Wednesday 56
- Let’s Talk Bookish: Prologues and Epilogues
- A Psalm for the Wild Built, by Becky Chambers
- WWW Wednesday 57
I wrote 12 posts in September, which I’m really happy about!!
I’ve thought about it for a while, and I decided that I’m not going to set a TBR for October. There are a lot of books I’m hoping to get to, but only a few that I really need to read for reviews and such. So, I’m going to read books outside of this list, here are a few review copies I have that I’m going to try to read in October.
These five are either library books or review copies that I’m going to try to read in October. There are a bunch of other ones I’m going to try to get to, but these are my main ones.
I want to see how it goes with not setting a TBR, and maybe it will make me want to read more. Or maybe it will make me more stressed. I’ll find out this month!
I have set a schedule for blogging in October, and as crazy as this may be, my plan is to post four times a week. I do think that this will be manageable because WWW Wednesday posts (which I’m doing weekly) don’t take me too long, and Let’s Talk Bookish posts are easier for me to write because they have prompts already.
I have so many reviews, and just other posts that I want to write, and since I doubt that I’ll be able to blog much in November because of Nanowrimo, I’m going to fit in as much as I can now!!
I think that September was a pretty good writing month for me!
For the first time since January, I dove back into my 2020 nanowrimo project: a 40k space fantasy sitting in my google docs. I’ve been going through and editing, as well as adding more to the beginning of the book especially, and that is so fun. I’ll probably spend a couple hours on it tomorrow even, and hopefully will chip away it over the next couple weeks.
I also have a ton of prep to do for nanowrimo, which is in just one month!! It is so soon, and really feels like it’s come up so quickly. I know what I’m going to write for it, and you can expect to see some posts surrounding it coming soon!
In terms of my life, September was pretty eventful, the biggest thing probably being starting high school!!
I’m just a few weeks into freshman year now, and it’s okay. I really like my geography teacher and my French teacher, and band is really fun. My health & lit teacher isn’t great, and biology is SO boring. It’s basically just notes, and more notes, and the occasional boring experiment.
I have however been able to do lot’s of clubs, which is so fun! I’ve been going to my school’s writing club, and that is amazing. It’s so fun to be able to talk to, and be around other teen writers in person, and it’s really my first time getting that sort of experience.
My school also has an Amnesty international club, and I really love going to it! I’m thinking of doing Model UN as well; it starts pretty soon.
Ballet is also pretty great! I don’t talk about dance too much on here, but over the last few months especially it’s been going really well for me. We’re doing the Nutcracker this fall, and I’m really excited for it.
I’ve been pretty busy though, with everything happening. And between school and dance, I haven’t had much time to myself, which means much less time to blog. I know that I should have predicted this beginning of the school year blogging slump, but it’s so different than last year.
Last year, I started school fully on zoom, and the year before that was seventh grade, completely different and way less work than high school.
I’ve talked for a while though, so I’m going to finish up this post here. If you’re in school though, how is it going for you? Is adjusting difficult for you as well, or are you moving from online to in person pretty well?
How was your September? What are some of your goals for October? Did you read any good books this month? Chat with me in the comments below!