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I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.

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.

It’s the illustrated version of Harry Potter and the goblet of fire, in case you were wondering.

My reading month was actually rather successful. These are the books I’ve read:

City of Ghosts

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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

The Mystery of the Blue Train (Hercule Poirot, #6)

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.

Pumpkinheads

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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

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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.

Aurora Burning

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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

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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

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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?

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