The spookiest month of the year has come to a close. Unfortunately, there were several traditionally spooky things that many of us were unable to do this year due to the pandemic. I wasn’t able to visit a pumpkin patch or go to a Halloween party with friends. Everyone has had to be very conscientious with their actions. However, there were other things that I had been looking forward to this month that I was able to accomplish. Here are my favourites from the month of October!
The Bookish Box
I blogged about this a bit earlier in the month, but I finally received my first box from my Bookish Box subscription! I loved almost everything that was in the box (and the one thing that I didn’t like will make a perfect gift for a friend come holiday season) and can’t wait for the next one, which shipped this week. I’m looking forward to the October box, which contains a signed Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalo and other spooky goodies. The Bookish Box website also has an online shop, which I have ordered from before. This month, I purchased joggers with a quote from Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin and a cute keychain of Hermione’s wand from Harry Potter. I love the Bookish Box because everyone who enjoys books will find something that they love from their shop or from their subscription boxes!
Bullet journaling was a great outlet for me this month. It’s always such a calming and centering feeling for me. I was also able to get my hands on some new pens that have been all the rage in the stationary community. I bought the Sharpie S Gel pens in black, blue, and red ink in 0.7mm. I have been using them for a few days now and absolutely adore them. The ink flows so easily and it doesn’t have intermittent spotting. I feel like my bullet journaling has improved due to the consistent use of the pens and their colour coordination. I always feel organised when I have everything laid out in my bullet journal, which is why it’s one of my favourites for the month!
Crave Series by Tracy Wolff
I had the immense pleasure of reading Crave and Crush by Tracy Wolff. Crush was just published on September 29th. This series has become incredibly popular in the few months it’s been since the release of Crave. I enjoyed Crave, but l o v e d Crush. It was the perfect sequel. The next book, Covet, won’t be coming out until March. If there was a way for me to get my hands on it before it comes out, I would do it in a heartbeat. It ended on such a cliffhanger and I need to know what happens next. I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys vampires, humorous writing, and a strong female protagonist.
I have been really into books lately. In order to stay on top of books I’ve read, books on my wishlist, and books I want to read, I have created a Google Sheets dedicated to it. I have four different layers to the spreadsheet. I have the books that I have read in 2020, books on my wishlist, releases that I am looking forward to, and books that I own that I plan on reading. Each of the lists is organised by title, author, date published, whether or not it’s a special edition book, and price. I wanted to make sure that there is a lot of information on each book so that I can be as organised as possible. For each book that I add to my to-read list, I add to the wishlist. I recommend sorting all of your books this way so that you can easily keep track of everything!
I hope you have a Happy Halloween! Please stay safe and enjoy yourself!
Those are my favourite things from October! I had a great month spent doing things that I love and spending time with loved ones. What did you like this month? Have any recommendations? Let me know! And, as always, thank you so much for reading!