The writing reviews almost immediately after I’ve finished the book/movie has worked very well this month. There are a couple of books that I didn’t write reviews for, but they were mostly rereads and graphic novels. There are still two reviews in my drafts that I will probably finish in November and post!
WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE BLOG?
Portfolio work is a bit behind schedule, because I’ve been working on another website for the company I work for mostly this month. So yeah haven’t really done anything new for my blog this month. I am definitely planning on getting the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin this month, because I just really want it.
I did change the colours of the layout a bit, because I didn’t really like the pink nor the purple that I’d chosen after it. I decided to choose red and orange, two colours I took from the header!
STUFF I BOUGHT/RECEIVED:
A red scarf and pair of gloves – I really wanted another one of those scarfs that are basically just a circle you can wrap around your neck twice. I had a green/blue-ish one somewhere, but I can’t find it anymore. These scarves are perfect for when I’m working, so I really wanted a new one!
Christmas t-shirt – We were at Primark a while back and I saw this Christmas-themed shirt with awesome puns on it, so I just had to buy it. The puns are “I’m too cool for Yule”, “Snow way!” and “Oh dear” (which is funny because it’s being said by a (rein)deer.
Awesome cardigan – This cardigan is nice and warm and really big and I’ve basically been wearing it ever since I got it! Can you believe I got this from the Lidl?
Six of Crows poster – This was in the goodiebag I got at the Six of Crows release party, I love it! I also got a mug (with a picture of Little Red Riding Hood), some chocolate milk mix, a notepad and some Grisha bookmarks!
Julie Kagawa wristband – They were giving these to every one who came to her signing, and it’s really cool. It’s too big for my wrist though (those bracelets always are)
Zippers – I am planning on remaking Wanda’s bracers with actual zippers. According to my friend I am in for a cryfest.
Onesie with reindeers on it – I saw this at the store my sister works at, and she got it for me with a discount the next day, yay!
Wig for Tris – I decided that I wanted to cosplay Tris a while back, and went to look for a wig. I didn’t want to do her long hair, but her shorter hair from the book. I saw this wig – which was sold as a wig for Thor – and decided to buy it. I thought it would me more ash-blonde but I really like this golden blonde colour. It’s longer than Tris’ hair actually is, but I am probably going to keep it like this!
Lots and lots of fabric – This is for my Wanda Maximoff cosplay. I am still planning on doing a comic inspired outfit for her, with red and pink; and this fabric was only 2 euros a meter, so I bought 5 meters.
THINGS I’VE DONE THIS MONTH:
Met Julie Kagawa and Leigh Bardugo!– These were probably the most exciting days of my life. I finally met Leigh Bardugo, an author whose books I love SO SO MUCH! I got three books signed (one for my sister and two for myself) and had so much fun! I met a couple of new people, had some very delicious cake, bought two new books (the amazing black-side edition of Six of Crows, and a book by the author that got me to read Leigh’s books in the first place, Lauren DeStefano)! The day before, I met Julie Kagawa in my hometown, which was really nice! I’m ashamed to say I’ve only read one book by her, but I do own two other books (the ones you see on the above picture) and I really plan on reading those asap!
Reread the Lunar Chronicles – Because of Winter coming out in November, I thought it might be nice to reread the Lunar Chronicles, because I just felt like doing that! I listened to most of the first and second book at work, and right now I am still reading Cress, but I hope to finish that soon so I can start with Fairest. AND THEN WINTER! YES!
Made some very tiny preparations for NaNoWriMo – But not really that much. Last night I had this amazing idea for a story and thought about writing it down the next morning, but of course I woke up with the story being completely erased from my mind. *sighs* Next time I’ll just write it down asap, no matter what.
Bought tickets to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – A while back it was announced that the official eighth story of Harry Potter would be made into a play. Of course, as a die-hard Potterhead, I knew I had to go there and I made plans with my sister to do a trip to London. Tickets for the summer of 2016 were sold out in the pre-sale already, so I was determined to get tickets for the later months of 2016. Eventually, after cursing the website three or four times, we managed to get four tickets for….. *drumroll* 12 April 2017! Yes. A year and a half from now. Approximately. BUT OH MY GODS I AM SO EXCITED!
THINGS I AM PLANNING ON DOING NEXT MONTH:
Participate in NaNoWriMo – Yes, even though my cool story has been forgotten, I am still planning on participating. I might not make the 50.000 words because I am also still working every day, I will try my best to write down as much as I can remember. Leigh Bardugo gave some nice writing tips during her interview on Saturday, and I plan to put them to good use. LET’S DO THIS!
Hopefully buy tickets to see Veronica Roth in December– BECAUSE SHE IS COMING TO MY COUNTRY, AAAAAAAAAAAH! I may have shed a little tear when I heard she was coming. I love her books so much, and if I could go there and tell her that, preferably in my Tris cosplay, that would be so amazing. Because yes I am planning on putting on my Tris costume when I manage to get tickets, just because I have to.