Wow. It’s already October. I just – I seriously can’t believe we’re in the last three months of 2018. This is absolutely insane! I feel like it should still be May or June. Anyway, hope you like the wrap-up 🙂
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan // 4.5 Stars. I adored this book. It was crazy, it was fun, it filled the K-Drama void in my heart. I really need to see the movie.
The Benefits of Being An Octopus by Ann Braden // 5 Stars. Middle Grade but tackles some tough topics. I adored this one.
Ms. Marvel // 4 Stars. I really liked this. It wasn’t amazing but it was pretty good and I liked the diversity.
Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith // i’m about 5% through this book. it has a native american protagonist so i hope it ends up being good.
Perfect Harmony by Emily Albright // i could have finished this before the end of the month but i was too lazy to read the last 20% so i’ll have it finished within the next few days.
The Last Wish of Sasha Cade by Cheyanne Young // i think this comes out in october??anyway, it was on my tbr for last month but that obviously didn’t end up happening so its here again.
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse // for school. plan on finishing it tonight. it’s really short just takes a lot of my patience.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley // last year i didn’t end up reading this so i want to try and read it this year as my halloween read.
Most Popular Post:
My post on songs I hated at first but love now got the most love this month! I’m so happy the post did so well and I can’t wait to write a part 2 this coming month 😀
My blog views were still steady like they usually are (thank you ❤ ) and I posted five posts total, two of them book reviews, two related to music, and my first post on skincare! I’m so happy I was able to branch out with my content this month like I’ve been wanting to do for a while now.
I blog-hopped more often in September than I did in August. I read more posts and I tried to comment more. I didn’t write a ton of blog posts, which is totally okay because I just write when I want to or if I feel like it’s been too long haha.
In September I got more of my school done (but not as much as I hoped to) and visited the Natural History Museum in Washington, DC! It was loads of fun and I would upload pictures for y’all but I’m too lazy at the moment. I also ate from an Arabian food truck and it was soooo good. I hope to go back to DC again so I can see more of the museums and sites.
I also had a rough time as far as my mental health goes. I try and not let it affect me but I was moody a lot and overall I stressed myself out about school a lot. I would say that I had more days in September where I felt tired, stressed, and sad than happy. I’m better now but it was kind of tough. I tried to not let it show, but it’s also not good to keep it all bunched in so I have tried to talk things out with my family.
I also got my own bank account and am starting to write (and get paid!!) for my parent’s Real Estate website. I’ve been writing for their business for a while now but my parents and I agreed on a monthly wage to start me out with which I’m very excited for!
Lastly, I bought tickets for A.C.E! If you don’t know who they are, they’re a K-Pop group and they’re going to Miami so I decided to buy tickets to go and see them. The concert is in December so it’s still a while away but I can’t wait!!
So I was planning on entering a writing contest where I could get $1,000 if I won. Well… I was lazy and never got further than a paragraph into writing it😂
That’s… basically all for this section. I didn’t write more than a few sentences unless you count school essays.
What I Watched:
Oh wow. I watched a lot of stuff. My family and I finished Lucifer so now we’re all caught up with that. My mom, sister, and I have been watching the recent seasons of America’s Next Top Model and Project Runway. My sister and I used to watch these shows together when we were younger so it’s a lot of fun to watch them again now.
Movie-wise, I can’t remember what I watched at all haha. On my own I did start watching Kim’s Convenience after my mom told me about it. I’m not very far but it’s pretty good and the few Korean words they say, I end up knowing which is funny.
What I Listened To:
I started listening to a wide range of new artists this month, for review purposes and just because I always like branching out and finding new stuff. You can listen to my September playlist HERE, where I compiled my favorite songs from the month in a handy playlist.
Most notably, GOT7 made a comeback!! They’re one of my favorite groups and I was kinda disappointed with their last album the first time I heard it (i like it a lot more now) but the first time I heard ‘Present: You’, I was in love. Each member gets their own solo songs which I never knew I needed until now, plus there’s five versions of the title song (original in korean, english, chinese, spanish, and instrumental). Overall, this was an amazing comeback.
I also want to give some attention to NCT Dream. Out of all of the NCT units, Dream is the unit that has music I could never get into. Until now. I haven’t listened to the entire new album yet (let me know if i should do a review of it) but ‘We Go Up’ is sooooo good. I also went back and listened to ‘Go’ and I like it more now than I used to.
What’s Happening in October:
- EXO comeback!!!!! I think it’s finally going to happen after what seems like a decade!! They released a teaser and there was a rumor that they were filming their music video about a week ago so ahhhhh.
- Monsta X comeback?? The boys have been teasing stuff lately so I don’t know if a comeback is actually coming or not. BUT. I’m excited nonetheless.