Wednesday 13 November 2019

Month in Review(s) - October 2019

October... what can I say about October?

October - Hydref graphic with smiling pumpkins and a leafy background

October was a month, that happened, I guess! 😅

...complete with colds and a lot of work-stuff. But meh *shrugs* it was fine. Just an average month, really! 😅

And October 31st marked my 5th year of running Dora Reads!!!! 😀

So, yeah, that was cool. You can check out my anniversary post here, btw.

Once again, I didn't manage to write/post any reviews.

...I am a book blogger! I'm just a very busy one with a huuuuuge review backlog! 😅

Anyways, hopefully HP Halloween meant that my content stayed on the bookish side of things.

HP Halloween is something that I do in October for my Friday Fics Fix posts. Basically, for the month of October, I only recommend Harry Potter fanfiction.

(Because it saves me from reading pumpkin porn. I sh** you not.)

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  1. My October was pretty fun! I also found it interesting that you commented on how you hadn’t posted any reviews in October. I think I love your blog so much because you’re not only always focused on books. This Friday I am putting out a post that is completely non book related and I was inspired by you!

    1. Awww, look at me corrupting the youth! ;)

      I get really worried that this is a *book* blog and I don't post 'enough' bookish stuff (and my backlog is going to eat me one of these days!)

      Thanks Em, you're so sweet! :)

  2. I also didn’t post any reviews in October. I think I’ve lost my motivation to write them. They take forever to write, and they barely get any views, so it’s hard to make myself put in the effort. I hope you’re having a good November!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. My reviews actually do really well views-wise, they just take sooooo long to write that I don't get around to actually doing them! (Oops!)

      Thanks - you too! :)

  3. OK, I just spluttered my drink at the thought of pumpkin porn! WTF!!
    Fingers crossed that November is an improvement over October for you?

    1. Hahaha... ummmm... fanfiction can make sex out of anything. ANYTHING. (Don't test that. You'll regret it.)

      And I already accidentally read a pumpkin-sex fic back in September, & I know it just gets worse closer to Halloween, so I avoid Halloween-themed fics as much as possible and read Harry Potter instead! (Side note: I also avoid Easter-themed fics *shudders*)

  4. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging. Being a book blogger doesn't mean you have to review books. There are so many ways to talk about bookish stuff without truly reviewing. Check out my October wrap up.

    1. Thank you! And you're right, ofc, but I have a tendency of over-thinking things! <3

  5. I'm actually often surprised how many book bloggers say they don't have much time to read and/or review---you're not alone! :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  6. Five years--congratulations! (I googled this--llongyfarchiadau!) Sometimes just okay is really good. I enjoy Harry Potter merch very much and just bought a mug for my tea. October rushed past for me and like your month, was just okay for me too.

    1. Ha, diolch yn fawr iawn/thanks very very much! XD You got love some Harry Potter! Lol :) <3


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