Hey all, Dani here.
I had to mostly pre-write this post, because it is now (or will be when this post goes live) November and I need to prioritize writing my novel over writing my blog or reading for fun. So I don’t know if I’m going to have a huge TBR for this month. But that’s okay, because my wrap-up for October should show that I did plenty of reading.
Endless Quest: Big Trouble by Matt Forbeck (5 stars)
Endless Quest: To Catch A Thief by Matt Forbeck (5 stars)
Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul by Nikita Gill (5 stars)
Wild Embers: Poems of Rebellion Fire and Beauty (4 stars)
My Hero Academia, Volume 15 by Hideo Horikoshi (5 stars)
My Hero Academia Vigilantes, Volume 2 by Hideyuki Furuhashi (5 stars)
Fairy Tail Zero by Hiro Mashima (5 stars)
Fairy Tail, Volume 3 by Hiro Mashima (5 stars)
Rule by Ellen Goodlett (4.5 stars)
The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil a Run, Volume 1 by Nagabe (5 stars)
The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil a Run, Volume 2 by Nagabe (5 stars)
The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil a Run, Volume 3 by Nagabe (5 stars)
The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil a Run, Volume 4 by Nagabe (5 stars)
The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil a Run, Volume 5 by Nagabe (5 stars)
All the Feels by Danika Stone (5 stars)
Black Clover, Volume 2 by Yuki Tabata (5 stars)
Black Clover, Volume 3 by Yuki Tabata (5 stars)
Estranged by Ethan M Aldridge (4 stars)
The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell (4 stars)
The Monster of Selkirk: The Duality of Nature by C.E. Clayton (4.5 stars)
Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa (5 stars)
Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel (4 stars)
Make a Nerdy Living: How to Turn Your Passions Into Profit, with Advice from Nerds Around the Globe by Alex Langley (4 stars)
Whew…that was a nice list of books finished this month. I am also trying to prep up a bunch of reviews from all of these reads so they can be posted throughout the month and beyond. I actually have a huge list of reviews I need to write, so I may have quite a few posts coming for the rest of the year.
Okay, now onto what I’ve watched this month. Honestly, not nearly as much as everything I’ve read. So let’s just jump into the list: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl — 4.5 stars, The Magicians, season 2 — 5 stars, Hocus Pocus — 5 stars, Halloweentown — 5 stars, Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge — 5 stars, The Spiderwick Chronicles — 4.5 stars.
Obviously I have my usual ongoing watches, namely Fairy Tail and Critical Role Campaign 2. The Fairy Tail watch has slowed down a little bit, because I watch it with my fiance and he has recently been distracted by the new Spider-Man video game.
It’s book haul time!
Oh, and if I’m talking about my book haul from October, I guess I should also briefly mention my unhaul from October as well. I ended up removing 94 books from my library.
Now this is where my wrap-up post usually features my monthly Owlcrate unboxing…but my post office delivered my Owlcrate to another apartment in my building, and the package was apparently stolen from that other apartment’s doorstep. I was so excited about the October box too. It featured exclusive Owlcrate editions of both Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa and Pride by Ibi Zoboi. So I have filed a stolen package claim because the package was insured, but since the box was sold out, I’m betting I won’t be able to get the lovely signed editions anymore.
Finally, it is time for my November TBR. This is definitely a tentative TBR, because I should spend more time focusing on writing than reading. But the next round of the Manga Madness readathon is coming up next week, and I still have a decent stack of books I’d really like to read, so…these are books that I may or may not get around to this month.
Okay, well that is all for today, but I’ll be back soon with more bookish content.
4 thoughts on “October Wrap Up and November TBR”
I just picked up lost queen and hope to get to it this month.
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Awesome! I hope you enjoy it.
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I’m happy to see that you’re enjoying My Hero Academia! It’s one of my favorite action series that I’ve ever read, and definitely my favorite ongoing action series. Do you ever read romance manga? If you do, and are interested in picking up more, Love In Spring is a really good series that just started out this week! It’s about a guy who’s never had a crush on a girl, and a girl who’s too nervous around men to have any as friends. When they meet each other in college, everything changes. The guy pretty much instantly gets a crush on her, and experiences feelings of love for the first time in his life, and the girl finds herself strangely being able to be around him without any problems. It’s a really cute story so far, so I highly recommend trying it out!
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I generally like my stories to have some sort of fantasy or paranormal aspect, but I do occasionally check out just romance. I think the only somewhat romance manga I can claim to have started is Dawn of the Arcana, and that is certainly a fantasy romance. But I’ll take a look at Love in Spring, and see if it is one that we want to pick up.