Wow. I’m exhausted. It might be because I’ve just done my October wrap-up booktube video… no, that is the reason. Oh, and I was up until 3am last night, that might have something to do with it too. Welcome to my month!
This month has been a lot of university work. I’ve had my first two essays (which I didn’t fail on), and a bunch of other stuff. I went to see one of my favourite bands, Skinny Lister, at the Waterfront in Norwich. I saw Natasha Pulley, author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street speak at Waterstones which was really awesome! And I’ve just been exploring and settling in to my new place a little bit more.
I read a surprising amount this month, so I’m just going to list them (in no particular order, although each category is in order of read date).
The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas; Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn; The Go-Between by LP Hartley; Fates & Traitors by Jennifer Chiaverini; Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo; Tinder by Sally Gardner; The Graces by Laure Eve; City of Bones by Cassandra Clare; Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell; The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen; The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater; The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
Short stories (2)
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Poetry collections (2)
Sappho: translation by Mary Barnard; Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Saga vol. 1; Batgirl: Kicking Assassins; Batgirl: Death Wish; X-Men Magneto’s Testament; The Wicked and the Divine vol. 1; Doctor Who: The Chains of Olympus; Sex Criminals vol. 1; Sex Criminals vol. 2
Phew! That’s 25 items overall.
This month, I wrote a few short stories which I actually posted on the blog! I also wrote a whole bunch of poems (I’m in the middle of one at the moment) and a couple of character profiles in preparation for NaNoWriMo! 😀
Oh: and I got published in Conrete, UEA’s student magazine! I had an article about Class, the new Doctor Who spinoff, published in Venue, the arts side magazine enclosed in the newspaper.
November is, of course, for one thing: NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo starts today (although I won’t start writing until later tonight probably – I’m exhausted because I’ve been writing blog posts all afternoon!) and I can’t wait!
I’m also going to Nottingham and Leicester to see Will Varley and my lovely boyfriend, and we’re staying in a hotel which is always a bonus novelty. And of course, it’s fireworks night. Boom.
How was your month? Did you get up to anything exciting? What’ve you got to look forward to?