Hello, sweet peas!
Usually I would say how fast this month was over again but actually, I don’t feel like that at all today. I didn’t have a lot going on but it was enough and had its ups and downs and look back at this month with a lot of contentment. 🙂
Also, that might be because it’s already the end of November. I know, I know. But i swear, I totally meant to write this on 31st of October. 🙈
This time I actually took a picture of the books I have aquired. I say aquired because it was only one and I didn’t actually buy it but I won it in a Triwizard Tournament on Instagram. 🎉 🎉 🎉 I was so freaking happy, I really spammed my “housemother’s” inbox. But I mean, look at this beauty.
My reading month was actually rather successful. These are the books I’ve read:
City of Ghosts
I’ve started with City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab. I like Victoria Schwab’s books but I usually have trouble getting into them. I get stuck after a few chapters, I get confused by the world building, I’m not sure about the characters – you name it, I have it. But this book was different. I really loved it, the story, the characters, the setting. I have already ordered the sequel and can’t wait to read it. Now if only the review would write itself.
The Mystery of the Blue Train
I like Agatha Christie’s books a lot. They are basically the only crime novels I still read. I read this book as a buddy read with @happymarybooks but unfortunately I was a bad buddy and took about two weeks longer with this book than her. Oops.
I read this on a Friday afternoon after work and it was the perfect way to uwind after a stressful week. The sun was shining through the window, there was a view of colouful leaves and I had some tea. Paired with this lovely graphic novel it was pure bliss.
Howl’s moving castle
I saw the Ghibli movie first but somehow everybody said that you definitely have to read the book. At this point I was almost sliding into a slump for the month that I thought, ah f*ck it, and picked a book that I had just bought. And THANK THE READING GODS that I did! I absolutely adored this book. It’s funny and sarcastic and quite differnt from the movie but I loved it so much. I had it done in two days.
My feelings about this book are a bit jumbled. I liked it, I basically flew threw it, the story was great but I also had some things I couldn’t shake off. I will think about this again when I’m writing the review. I will write it. I promise.
Danny, the champion of the world
You may know that Roald Dahl is my favourite author. Well, this is actually the only one of his childrens books that I hadn’t read yet and I thought that it would be time to get it done. I have. It’s just as lovely as the other ones. Maybe not my favourite but lovely all the same.
Roald Dahls’ book of ghost stories
I have to admit that I haven’t actually finished it. I was excited to read a bunch of creepy short stories by Dahl before Halloween but reading the Author’s note I realised that none of the stories where actually written by Dahl himself. Sure, it was interesting to see how this collection came to life and I read a few of the stories but I was kinda mad that I didn’t read the description properly and disappointed that it wasn’t actually by Roald Dahl. Oh, well.
I think October might have been my most successful reading month this year, which is good and kinda sad at the same time. But then again a bookworm always wants to read all the books and never has time for any of them.
So I made it to six or seven books with a total of 1813 pages. (I didn’t count the ghost stories book. Doesn’t seem right.)
What else happened?
I have to say, I have no idea anymore. It was a good month, that much I remember. But what else? Dunno. Anything big happend to you in October that you still remember?