Blogtober Wrap-Up | The Halfway Mark

10/15/2017

So we have successfully made it halfway through the month of Blogtober. Phew. To be honest, I'm enjoying this a lot more than I initially thought I would and my desire to interact more with fellow bloggers has been going well. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and tweet someone first, ya know? Here is the run down of all the posts I've uploaded so far, have you missed any? Now is the perfect time to catch up!

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A speedy run down of why I decided to join in on the shenanigans of this month. Blogtober was a huge commitment for me, not only because I can't always predict my health, but because I was terrified of annoying people by constantly posting. I know the classic "It's your blog. Do what you want." and that is exactly what I'd say to myself if I wasn't me (does that make sense?), alas, the brain can be a bitch and mine is stubborn.

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My monthly series continues with the month of September. Despite a few hiccups and some days missed, I'm so darn proud that I've managed to stick with this series. I really didn't think people would enjoy it that much, and was mainly doing it for myself, but the posts are some of my more popular each month. Yay for happy weirdness.

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"Still a better love story than Twilight..." wait, no, it isn't. It's still a girl willing to give up her life for a boy. Join me for a rant about this mentality and a Buffy quote. I really enjoy the YA genre as a whole, but books like these make me wish young girls couldn't read them. I would hate my daughter to turn the last page of this book and think that it's okay and "romantic" to be willing to dye for a chance to kiss a boy. 

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I met my "50 Books in 2017" goal! Yay! When I reached the midway point (See 2017 Book Wrap-Up [January - June]) and hadn't even reached 40, I was fearful. Alas, I just needed a vacation with my partner and bam! Nailed it. See what books I reach during the last few months, and let me know if you've read any of them. There's no better way of bonding with someone than over a mutual love or hatred of a book.

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Shop some cheap and gorgeous boots, perfect for the Winter months! Shoezone is my little hidden gem when it comes to buying shoes as they are not online mega cheap for the quality, but they have really upped their style in recent months. I hate that so many people look past such stores as they don't have a fancy Topshop label. It's free to look.

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The fourth book haul on this blog (Yes, I really like books.), which is sadly the last of my America library hopping hauls for this year. *single tear* I won't count the one lower on this list, as I actually bought most of them in the same hop but wanted to split up my hauls. This may of been my favourite day of finds though, as all the books are either ones I've been looking for or ones I've heard of via the Internet. Whoop, whoop. Sadly we are now separated and most of them are safely with my partner in California, but come January, we'll be getting together again. Books, how I miss thee.


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I was terrified of uploading this post as it is really personal despite it may not reading that way. Roleplay sounds kinky, and if you haven't already read the post, you're either wiggling your brows or busy being overcome by confusion. Don't blame you. I'm not talking about anything weird or D&D, this is the mass online roleplaying game that involves writing and social media accounts. Yup, right under your nose.

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Solvang may be my favourite place on Earth, which is really saying something as I've volunteered in a Grotto. Heh. But really, this is the ultimate bucket place destination and I urge all of you to look into it. It's one of those hidden treasures that is too beautiful for it's own good. And if you love Christmas as much as me or at the very least, adore Gilmore Girls, this will feel like a dream.

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I'm a huge advocate for the library. I think everyone who has even a remote interest in books ought to join. It has much more to offer than it used to and I really think everyone would gain at least one thing from joining, want to know what? Read on. Socially awkward people encouraged to do so.

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A run down of my top rewatchable shows that I think everybody needs to give a go. From slayers, hunters and witches, to Tree Hill residents, space cowboys and a Glee club. I've always been more of a TV show girl over a movie lover and I think that translates into this post as it's all over the place. You definitely can't say I like one particular genre.

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I'll admit, I ditched half my clothes in America just so I could bring home some books. Smart or crazy? Who knows. All I know is that I've spent many mornings searching high and low for a clothing piece only to remember that it's no longer in the same country as me. But hey, at least my mind is mentally entertained with books about serial killers and Anna Kendrick (Not in the same one, just FYI).


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Journalist Susan Maushart decides to follow through on an experiment to unplug her household for 6 months - quite the hefty plan when she has three teenagers who live through their online profiles. This is written in an almost journal style way and includes many studies into the world of media and how it affects us. I found this book incredibly interesting, so go read my thoughts on it.

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Have a snoop on all the photos I recently took on a 2 night stay in the beautiful city that is Edinburgh. Warning: lots of old buildings ahead. To be entirely honest, I think Edinburgh will be beautiful no matter what kind of photos you take. It's just that kind of city.

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A hotel that is mainly controlled by an app? We are definitely in the modern world, people. Writing a review for hub by Premier Inn was interesting as I've never stayed at somewhere like this before. Despite the relentless air con blasting us, I think it's a hotel worthy of going on your list of future lists.


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Here's to another 16 posts! Yikes, wish me luck. Are you partaking in Blogtober? Leave me your blog link in the comments and I will be sure to go give you some love!


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