Spooktober deserves its name. Something scary happened in October. Time disappeared. Vanished. Pouf! No, I’m not talking about the fact we entered Winter time last weekend. I’m talking about our days going missing! You blink and the month is gone. Is there someone to investigate this phenomenon??
No more strawberry tarts at the bakery. It’s a tragedy. Every year I dread the day they finally stop making them. Don’t they understand I need strawberries in my life? My mouth longs for the taste of the sweet shortcrust pastry covered in pistachio crumbs, the tender flesh of a red fruit, the delicious mix of cream. I won’t forget you, my dear tarts. We will meet again.
On a less yummy note, I went to my university to ask for adjustments for my exams. Instead of a big scary amphitheatre, I was authorized to take them in a small room. But for this, I had to talk to a doctor who probably has never had any issues with mental health. I don’t believe “What if you try and make an effort first, and then we’ll see if you REAAAALLY need a special treatment?” Of course, ma’am, all it takes to defeat anxiety and agoraphobia is to make an effort. Why hadn’t I thought about it before?? Thank you so much for enlightening me with your brilliant ideas. I’m always baffled to see so many doctors with so little knowledge or consideration for mental health issues. When she realized it was not the right thing to say to someone who was considering jumping out the window to escape this nightmare, she did something nice. I know have an appointment to be examined by a psychiatric nurse to see if I can be part of a therapy program, which means I might finally get a psychiatrist to help me! I don’t want to jinx it so I prefer to keep my expectations low, but fingers crossed.
Book I read in October
Queen of Shadows, Sarah J. Maas 4/5
I admit defeat. I’m hooked. Action, less girl drama, interesting character development, I finally understand why people like this series. Don’t get used to it, I heard the next book might not live up to my expectations!
Descriptions of Heaven, Randal Eldon Greene 3,5/5
My review will be up on Nov 15th and an extract available on Nov 8th. Don’t be scared of the heavy subject, it is a very interesting story with a great writing style.
Snowflakes and Christmas Cakes, Lindsay Paley
I’m waiting for my turn on the blog tour to tell you more about it!
Say Cheese and Die 4/5
No matter which language you choose, those stories never let you down!
A Suitable Lie, Michael J. Malone 5/5
My brain hasn’t recovered yet. So many emotions were involved with this book. My review will be up next week.
White Noise, Don DeLillo
Assigned reading. Not as bad as some other books (I won’t give names….)
Okay, so 6 books is not that bad when you consider the crazy first month of studying I have had. I’m quite happy with my reading. I just wish my reviews would come up online closer to my reading time. I noticed it feels like books read during a month are reviewed the next month, it’s weird.
Books I reviewed in October
How Far Would You Go For The Truth? 4/5 Review of Undertow, Elizabeth Heathcote
Head North 5/5 Review of The Ice Beneath Her, Camilla Grebe
Who Is Pulling The Strings? 3,5/5 Review of Manipulated Lives, H.A Leuschel
Books I received for review
I know, I said I wouldn’t get new ARCs! I was a good girl and stayed away from NetGalley, but I received e-packages from publishers and I just couldn’t say no.
Book of the Month Award
It HAS to be A Suitable Lie. It took me 5 days to read it because of work, but I could not wait to get back to my book when night fell. I did not know a switch in main character would have such an impact. It was refreshing, scary, so well-written, it’s a winner. And look at this simple but powerful cover!
This Week In Books
- This Week In Books (October 5th 2016)
- This Week In Books (October 19th 2016)
- This Week In Books (October 26th 2016)
- Suntag! The Scavenger Hunt Tag
- Suntag: The Rapid Fire Book Tag
- Suntag: The Playlist Shuffle Tag
- Fall Activities Book Tag
- Suntag: The Pastry Book Tag
No Hype or Like Friday this month 😦 and no life posts!
Did Spooktober scare you? What did you do this month? Tell me everything!