I feel so sad that October has come and gone. It has truly been one of the best months I had, mainly due to the book events I went to. I managed to review more books this month. Whooooo! I hope it continues!
Lots of Awesome Book Events
I went to A LOT of book events this past month and it was THE BEST. I had so much fun!
- I met Maggie Stiefvater who was an awesome storyteller (both in real life and in her books).
- Gayle Forman and Tamara Ireland Stone talked about their book duets. Gayle had the best bookmarks I’ve ever seen – “All. The. Feels.” Eek! So perfect!
- I mingled with a bunch of authors at Teenquake by doing a scavenger hunt. I stuck to Kasie West’s side because I was very comfortable with her.
- Seeing Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan was the perfect last event of the month (and probably of the year). They were an amazing duo. They had the audience cracking up every few minutes.
I started making personalized cards again (ie. I made one for Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan)! I totally forgot how much I enjoyed it. I couldn’t sleep one night because I was imagining what I wanted to put on cards for some of my blogging friends. I’m really excited about it! I will be making it soon, so if we talk a lot on Twitter and you want a personalized card for Christmas, tell me! I’d be happy to make one! It fills me with a lot of joy when I make it. :D
I will be participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and I am totally not ready. I participated last year and it was a major failure. I’m hoping this year is different because I have a detailed outline of everything. You can read my intro here. I really have a frickin’ badass story idea. However, I am majorly stressing out. I don’t like the idea of a specific word count each day. I feel really restricted to it and I don’t like that. I’m like a bird. I need to fly freely.
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JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS COVER | COVER CHANGES
How was your October? Was it as awesome as mine? What was your favorite post?