Loved and Loathed (October 2016)

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October 2016

YOU GUYS…. I am so tired.  I’m slightly anemic (which reminds me, I forgot to take my vitamin–hang on!)  Okay, as I was saying–I am slightly anemic, which is really not a big deal in my world because I’m slightly anemic pretty much every couple of months (I should just get into the habit of taking a vitamin every day, but…) and while I’m beginning to feel more like myself, I’m still suuuuuuper tired by the end of my work day and have, therefore, taken more naps the last week or so than I usually do.  Oops?

I dressed up for work today!  I don’t have pictures yet, my boss is supposed to send me them sometime–hopefully she remembers!  Which  unfortunately means you cannot oggle me in all my glory.

Of course, my customers had some…interesting…things to say.  See, I stuck some fake flowers down the front of my shirt ( I went as Spring, guys, let’s not make this dirty! )

The first guy that made awkward comments came in and the following happened:

Customer:  Let me rearrange them for you!
Me:  Why, so you can hide my face behind them?
Customer: No, so I can see what’s down there!
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Of course, this is the guy who ALSO told me my coworker, from certain angles, looked like she was dressed as a sex toy, so…. ( she was a unicorn, guys )

The SECOND guy came in, was all holly jolly, took a look at me, and goes…

Customer: You got something…growing, there. *gesticulates*
Me: Ayup!
Customer: Does that mean they haven’t been touched in a while?
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Basically, my customers are dirty old men.  It made the day interesting, though!  Though most people assumed I was a Flower Child–yay me for thinking outside the box?! XD

Annnnd…yeah, that’s pretty much it.  Let’s get into the wrap up!

I somehow went a little OFF MY FREAKING ROCKER in October and signed up for every possible thing EVAAAAAR!…. and somehow managed to do all the things without stressing myself out too much?!

I read 25 books, guys.  TWENTY.  FIVE.  Do you…How did I even?… I managed to go out with my mom, even, and keep my job, and do other human things like watch Netflix…. How did I do this?!?!?! And can I do it again?! (cause, y’know, why not?)

Are you ready?  Here’s the list (click the titles to go to goodreads):

Under a Million Stars, by Rita Branches
Kingdom of Ashes (Nightfall #1),  by Elena May
Wyvernhail (The Kiesha’ra: Volume 5), by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
The Elf, by Max Dune
The Bone Sparrow, by Zana Fraillon
Cursed by Fire (Blood & Magic #1), by Danielle Annett
Kissed by Fire (Blood & Magic #2), by Danielle Annett
Burned by Fire (Blood & Magic #3), by Danielle Annett
The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet, by Natasha Farrant
Saving Hamlet, by Molly Booth
Girl on the Brink, by Christina Hoag
The Masterminds (Masterful #2), by Olivia Wildenstein
The Summer I Became a Nerd (Nerd #1), by Leah Rae Miller
Romancing the Nerd (Nerd #2), by Leah Rae Miller
Amber Sky (Dark Sky #0.25), by Amy Braun
A Fabrication of the Truth, by Katie Kaleski
The Duchess Inheritance (Jordinia #2), by C.K. Brooke
When, by Victoria Laurie
Frost, by M.P. Kozlowsky
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1), by Jenny Han
Songs of Seraphina, by Jude Houghton
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
Wildwood (Wildwood Chronicles #1), by Colin Meloy
Rise of the Chosen (Lifeblood #1), by Anna Kopp
Untitled Beauty (Somewhere-in-Between #1), by C.E. Wilson

Cover Love

Because there are some GORGEOUS covers out there, I’m adding a new section to my loved/loathed posts!  My favorite covers in October were:

Saving Hamlet

The Bone Sparrow

Under A Million Stars

TBR Challenge Update:

(all titles will take you to my reviews!)

#RockMyTBR Challenge

I am going to TRY to read at least 5 books I already own each month.  In October, I read:

Wyvernhail (The Kiesha’ra: Volume 5), by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

The Summer I Became a Nerd (Nerd #1), by Leah Rae Miller

Romancing the Nerd (Nerd #2), by Leah Rae Miller

When, by Victoria Laurie

The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1), by Jenny Han

Wildwood (Wildwood Chronicles #1), by Colin Meloy

2016 Debut Author Challenge

I’m going to try to read at least 1 debut book/author every month (maybe more!) In October, I read:

Rise of the Chosen (Lifeblood #1), by Anna Kopp

Songs of Seraphina, by Jude Houghton

Saving Hamlet, by Molly Booth

Kingdom of Ashes (Nightfall #1), by Elena May

The Elf, by Max Dune

A Fabrication of the Truth, by Katie Kaleski

2016 Diverse Reads Challenge

I’m trying to read more diverse books.  I don’t have a specific goal in mind for each month–I’m hoping for at least two, but we’ll see what happens! This also isn’t excluding any other books set for the month that also fit the challenge!  In October, I read:

A Fabrication of the Truth, by Katie Kaleski

Saving Hamlet, by Molly Booth

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1), by Jenny Han

The Bone Sparrow, by Zana Fraillon

Loved (5 Penguins):

The Bone Sparrow

Untitled Beauty (Somewhere-in-Between #1)

Loathed (1 Penguins):

None this month!  My streak continues!

What awesome books did YOU read last month?  How are you all doing on any yearly challenges you set for yourself?  Feel free to comment, or link me to your monthly wrap-ups below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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15 thoughts on “Loved and Loathed (October 2016)

  1. OMG HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO READ 25 BOOKS??!! I’m so jealous, even on my good month, I only managed to hit around 10 😛 I just finished To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before today I loved it! I love the characters and plot and the family dynamic. I’ll be posting my review tomorrow 😀 and I hope you’re getting better soon, maybe you should take that vitamin regularly. In here we have this medicinal honey (I don’t know if it’s a thing where you live) and it actually helps me maintain my health. Plus, it tastes good 😛 have a wonderful November!

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    • I don’t even know?!?!?! If you figure it out, tell me so I can do it again in the future! LOL

      I’ve never heard of a medicinal honey….but I’m type 1 diabetic, as well, and honey is sooooo not good on my blood sugars, so it’s not biggie haha.

      Thank you so much for stopping by! ❤

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