Wrap-Up: October 2016
October’s here to stay! Or rather, October’s about to leave. Oh well, October was a nice, calm month for me, and the start of me trying to stop buying so many books every month. I’ve managed pretty well, buying only four physical books and one e-book. Let’s wrap things up, shall we?
Books bought, borrowed, received
- Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe
- Hotel Valhalla’s Guide to the Norse Worlds by Rick Riordan
- The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
- Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
The first book I got from Bookdepository for less than 3 euros because of their new website. They had a lot of books on discount to celebrate and I saw this one, liked the cover and decided to buy it. The other three were books I highly anticipated and pre-ordered as well.
- Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne
- Unrivaled by Alyson Noel
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (audio)
- Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (audio)
- I See You by Clare Mackintosh
I had wanted to reread Illuminae before getting into Gemina but totally forgot about it until a couple of days before the release. So I went and looked for the audiobook. I got on Audible’s website and saw I could get it for free with a free trial, so of course, I did that. The SoC audiobook I got from a friend because she told me it was amazing to listen to and I needed to listen to it too. Unrivaled and I See You I got for free – the first because I filled in a survey, the other I got from the publisher for review.
Other stuff bought, received
- Slytherin hat, scarf and tie
- Nightmare Before Christmas cardigan
My friends and I decided to go to the midnight premiere of Fantastic Beasts in Hogwarts costumes, but then I realised I didn’t even have a Slytherin tie! Luckily, Marktplaats was there and I got the tie, scarf and hat together for 26 euros – much cheaper than if I had bought the official merch (which I might still do, soon, because their colours are more accurate of course).
- 2 Notebooks
- Deadpool DVD
- Sewing pattern
- Uhura & Chekov Funko pops
The Funko pops were a sort of impulse buys because Uhura was on sale at a website, and Popshop only had one Checkov funko in stock, so I panicked and bought it before it could slip through my fingers again. The sewing pattern is for my Inej Ghafa cosplay, which I am hoping to start soon. I think.
Read, watched, started
- Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo | | Review
- All-New X-Factor vol. 2 by Peter David |
- Hawkeye vs. Deadpool by Gerry Duggan |
- Illuminae * by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff | | Review
- The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater | | Review
- Star Wars: The Phantom Menace by Rodolfo Damaggio |
- The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan | | Review
- Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | | Review
- Hotel Valhalla’s Guide by Rick Riordan |
- The Immortal Iron Fist vol. 1 by Ed Brubaker |
- Angels & Demons by Dan Brown |
- Night Film by Marisha Pessl
- I See You by Clare Mackintosh
A better reading month this time, with only one reread. I read five books, four comics, listened to one audiobook and am currently still busy in two books. At the moment I am 11 books ahead of schedule and I only need to read seven more books until I’ve reached my reading goal for this year.
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children | | Review
- American Horror Story S2 |
- Corpse Bride * |
- The Girl on the Train |
- 9 |
- Blair Witch | | Review
- American Horror Story S3 |
- The Accountant |
- Zombieland |
- Angels & Demons |
- The Da Vinci Code * |
- Inferno |
- How to Train Your Dragon * |
- Doctor Strange |
- American Horror Story S4
Lots of movies this month, some very exciting new releases, and some oldies. We also finished both season 2 and 3 of American Horror Story and are currently busy with the fourth (and possibly my least favourite?) season.
It’s time for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, ahhhhh! I am also going to put myself on a sort of book buying ban, I guess… I’m allowed to buy maybe two or three books, and perhaps a comic/graphic novel if I see something I want. Other than that, I am not allowed to spend that much money anymore because I need to save money for London next year! It’s all coming really close now!
And of course, November is NaNoWriMo month! I am participating again, and I am not going to say I am definitely going for 50.000 words. I am just going to try my best and see how far I come.
Want to read: The Circle, The Immortal Iron Fist vol. 2, The Knife of Never Letting Go, Rebel of the Sands, The Da Vinci Code, Heartless, A Monster Calls
Want to see: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Light Between the Oceans, Arrival, Moana, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin