WRAP UP: October 2014

October marked the arrival of Autumn, which consequently marked the arrival of snuggly knitted jumpers, hot drinks and woodland walks. As well as a heavy workload and way too much homework and revision for one exhausted blogger. So, in one word: tiring.

Blog Posts Written This Month:
  1. The Handmaid's Tale | Bookish Musings
  2. Mini Reviews: October 2014
  3. Haul: Early October
  4. DISCUSSION: Would You Rather Be a Novel or a Poem?
  5. That Glimpse of Truth | Bookish Musings
Books Read This Month:
  1. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  2. The Accidental by Ali Smith
  3. A Love Like Blood by Marcus Sedgwick 
  4. The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
  5. After the Quake by Haruki Murakami 
  6. Chavs: the Demonisation of the Working Class by Owen Jones
  7. The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
  8. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque 
Some Blogs I Read This Month:
  1. Queen of Contemporary: I'm pretty much always reading Lucy's blog… but it has been particularly incredible of recent. Her post "Leaving Your Mark on Books" was superb.
  2. Tea Between Books: Again, I'm always reading Sandra's blog but I feel like mentioning it because, recently, I've been rereading a load of her posts. I just love them.
  3. Lauryn's Notebook: The aforementioned Lucy mentioned this blog and I've been binge-reading it for the past few days – so creative!
  4. Paperback Castles: I have to translate this blog to English, but it's worth it! Rikke's posts are beautiful, not forgetting her gorgeous photos. 
  5. It Was Lovely Reading You: Am I ever not reading this blog?!
I read some truly wonderful books across the course of October. In particular, The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood was just fantastic. The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon was also the best sequel I've read in a long time – I can't wait till it's properly released in January! Reading blogs has also taken up a large chunk of time (but I'm always happiest after reading my favourite blogs!). In terms of blog posts, I didn't write as many as I would have liked, but I'm fairly happy.

  • A couple of books I hope to read are: Bear, Lips Touch, The Blind Assassin, The Girl Who Circumnavigating Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making and The Time Traveller's Wife
  • I also have a couple of WW1 books I'm hoping to read as part of my History revision for school (yes, I'm disguising reading for pleasure as 'revising')
  • I have a couple or blog posts planned, but I'm open for suggestions!*
  • One big ambition is to become more organised in terms of balancing school and blogging – I've needed to do this for AGES!
So, that was my October (roughly!). How was yours? *Please leave some blog posts suggestions too, if you can! I don't have anything else to say other than I hope you had a great Halloween!


  1. AHAHAHA thank you Ruby! xD
    I REALLY WANT TO READ the girl who blah blah blah-d etc...:P
    P.S post suggestions..........errrrrrrr.............................................A POST ON YOUR WIP *evil cackle*

    1. You're welcome Hawwy (new nickname, OKAY?). :D
      And yes – it looks amazing. :)
      And how about no? A.k.a. Wait for your letter!

  2. Oh, Ruby, you make me blush! So glad you're liking the content at the moment! Isn't Lauryn's blog AMAZING? I'm so in love with it!
    You read some really awesome books this month. Very jealous!

    1. Haha you're on such a roll with blogging at the moment! ;) And yes THANKS FOR INTRODUCING ME – I loooove it! :) Ehehe I can't wait to see what you think of The Mime Order.

  3. Loving the photos! I really want to read The Bone Season!!

  4. I think I legitimately blushed when I saw you mention my blog. Especially since I've been absolutely rubbish at producing consistent content on the blog haha :D And I'm so jealous that you've read The Mime Order. Even though, you know, I haven't read The Bone Season yet. But I fully intend to the moment I have time off from uni. Here's to a good November! ;)

    1. I just love your blog so much aha! :) And The Bone Season is amazing – as is The Mime Order. :)

  5. Those photos are gorgeous! I'm off to check out all the blogs you've recommended!


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