October Monthly Wrap-Up // halloween fun & trying to decide if i should participate in nanowrimo

Happy November!! I think October was a fun month for me. I wasn’t that productive but I went outside of the house a lot and did some fun stuff so that’s good. Let’s get on with the wrap-up 🙂


Books Read:


Perfect Harmony by Emily Albright // 3 Stars. This was a decent read. I didn’t love it and it wasn’t really anything special but it was fun to read and I like how dedicated the protagonist was to her music.

I’m so disappointed in myself. If I had tried to read more than I did I would have finished at least two other books I’m nearly done with. *sigh*

November TBR:

This TBR is basically the same as October’s. I’m so close to finishing Siddhartha and I have one assignment to do for school once I finish it but I just haven’t gotten around to reading the last 30 or so pages *sigh*.

I’m really close to finishing The Brilliant Death – which I was supposed to finish before I posted my blog tour post on it, but my post wasn’t a review so I think it was okay.

Frankenstein was actually chosen as the book of the month for my school’s book club so I might as well get around to reading it this month.

Also, November is known for Thanksgiving so I might as well try and finish Hearts Unbroken in spite of that.

Blog Posts:

Songs I Hated At First But Love Now #2 // why songs should always get a second chance

What It’s Like To Be A Blogger // from starting out to becoming a living blogging dinosaur + how it changes your content & perspective

Songs For Your Halloween Playlist // who doesn’t love dancing spooky skeletons?

PRODUCT REVIEW: Elite Creed Natural // handmade goat’s milk soap to soften & moisturize your skin

BLOG TOUR: The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta // listicle + book aesthetic

Most Popular Post:

My blog on being a blogging dinosaur got the most likes and views. This was pretty much a discussion post which people always seem to love reading so I knew this post would get a lot of positive feedback. I got some great comments on it too so thank you for always giving these posts love ❤

The Blog:

I wrote a wide range of posts this month. I reviewed a book, soap, participated in a blog tour, shared some music, and talked about blogging for a while. I think this month was a success as far as blogging goes.

My views actually went down a lot this month. Usually I at least break 1k but I only got in the 800s. Not like it really matters but it makes me wonder if my posts aren’t attracting attention from my followers or if people were just really busy during October and couldn’t read my blog as must as they usually would :/ Either way I liked the posts I was able to put out this month and that’s all that really matters 🙂

Also I don’t know if this really fits in the blogging category but I’m currently off of my Twitter hiatus. I don’t know how long this will last but yeah you can find me on there daily for now. I mostly use Twitter as an outlet to fangirl over K-Pop but I occasionally tweet about other things too.

Personal Life:

In my last wrap up I talked about visiting Washington DC and although I didn’t travel anywhere in October, I live near Universal Studios so I went to Halloween Horror Nights 😀 It was a lot of fun and I got really scared in a few of the haunted houses and scare zones but it was a lot of fun to spend time with my sister and celebrate Halloween in an environment like that. You can check my Instagram where I’ll be uploading pictures from these nights (but most of them are from the Harry Potter area of the park xD)

I drove myself to the grocery store by myself for the first time without anyone in the car with me. This was a big step and I was nervous but I was more relaxed and drove better when I was alone which is strange but I’m happy about it. I also think that I’m going to start volunteering at my local library since my parents now trust me to drive the car by myself.

Also this doesn’t really count as October since I found out about this last night but my favorite K-Pop girl group Red Velvet announced that they will be going on a tour in the US and Miami is one of the dates!!! It’s not until February but that’s also super close if you think about it. Miami is a 4 hour drive from where I live and I’m already going to see A.C.E there in December but I still want to see if I can go.



From the title you could tell that I’m really unsure about my writing life right now. November is National Novel Writing Month (or nanowrimo) and I haven’t plotted anything or prepared anything as far as writing goes for this month but I feel like I should take this as my chance to get some writing done.

I don’t think I’ll set a goal for myself but I do want to work on These Memories Shall Burn some more. I miss my characters and I miss writing.

What I Watched:

Oh wow I can’t even remember. My dad finally started watching Daredevil after over a year of me trying to convince him to start it and then he caught up and watched the new season (without me). So now I still have most of season 3 of Daredevil to tackle in November. If you didn’t know, Daredevil is without a doubt, one of my favorite superhero shows.


I went to the theaters and watched The Hate U Give with my sister. I’m not going to say much about my thoughts since I’ll be writing a full review but it was amazing and I think everyone should watch it. Other movies I watched in October include the Blade Trilogy, Incredibles 2, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Tag, The First Purge, The Darkest Minds, and others I can’t remember. My family also started The Haunting of Hill House but we only made it a few episodes in and haven’t continued yet.

What I Listened To:

October was another month of crazy good comebacks in K-Pop. I’ll have two posts up within the next week with my reviews for these comebacks. As of my favorites, NCT 127, Monsta X, and Stray Kids had AMAZING comebacks.

I also declared Hyunjin as my Stray Kids bias this month. I love all of the members though. They’re really talented for how young they are plus they debuted just earlier this year.

This comeback is probably my favorite – and not just because Monsta X is my favorite K-Pop group. They won on music shows 4 times now with this song, I think which is insane! They’re accomplishing a lot with this new album and I’m really proud because they deserve it.

I prefer the Korean version of the song but y’all might like the English version more and I like the English version’s music video more so here ya go. NCT 127 has had an AMAZING month. They came back with their first full album, they became Apple Music’s artist of the month, they performed on Jimmy Kimmel, AND they’re also performing on ABC’s celebration of Micky Mouse’s 90th birthday.

I have two main playlists from October. There’s my playlist with my favorite songs from October HERE and my Halloween playlist HERE.

What’s Happening in November:

  • EXO comeback. It happened yesterday and I’m not over it. You can fangirl with me in the comments or on Twitter but I’ll have to talk about that in my November wrap up post haha.
  • A.C.E comeback (I hope!) They were supposed to have one in October I think but it never happened 😦
  • Twice comeback (for sure!)
  • Volunteering at the library, hopefully. I’m nervous because human interaction, but this will be good for me.


What did you do in October? Did you have any good scares? Watch any good movies or TV shows? Read any good books? Let me know!

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21 thoughts on “October Monthly Wrap-Up // halloween fun & trying to decide if i should participate in nanowrimo

  1. I loved how dedicated Pippa was with her music as well, even though I thought it was decent as well. Maybe we’ll get a book that we’ll both enjoy with our musical protagonists one day. 😀

    I DID see the EXO comeback, though! Not a huge fan, but I think it might slowly grow on me, haha.

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    1. I hope so! I didn’t like ‘Tempo’ first few listens but it grew on me and I love it now. The entire album is wonderful.


  2. Good luck with your November TBR, Savannah! I’m really excited to read The Brilliant Death soon, it sounds incredible! And don’t worry about your blog views fluctuating; that tends to happen a lot with me, and it’s rarely ever something you’re doing. ❤ I reallllyyyy need to watch Daredevil; hopefully this month. Hope November's been going well for you, and hope it's a good month for you!

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    1. Thank you ❤ I hope we both end up liking the new Daredevil 🙂 November is going okay, though I have been feeling a bit under the weather yesterday and today. I bet I'll get better soon.


  3. I watched The Hate U Give in October too! Ooh, and I watched Incredibles 2 and Ant-man and the Wasp this summer. I haven’t watched Daredevil, but I think I need to try it now. Have you watched any of the other superhero shows- Flash, Agents of Shield, Arrow? I’m pretty sure I watched The Breakfast Club in October and I started The Office. I read some good books last month: Bird by Bird, Driving by Starlight, March: Book One, Freshmen.

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    1. Ahhh how did you like The Hate U Give? I was on the verge of tears the entire movie. Daredevil is one of Marvel’s best TV shows (in my personal opinion). The other Netflix Marvel shows are okay I guess but Daredevil was the first and is the most consistent. It’s been a long time since I’ve watched those shows (bc i got bored tbh). Arrow used to be good but I don’t like it anymore, Agents of Shield is really inconsistent and I only tune in for Fitz and Simmons, and Flash is good but idk… I just haven’t been hooked on it since season 1. My dad watched The Punisher and I saw some of it and it was pretty good (but really gore-y, definitely not for the faint of heart). My parents and I watched the first episode of ‘Runaways’ on Hulu last night and it looks like a promising series. I haven’t read any of those books, how are they?

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      1. Yes, I did! But I would say the book was better this time. I feel like they didn’t get Starr’s personality that right, and there were also a few big plot changes. I went through the movie without crying until the very end. Oh, I didn’t know Daredevil was the first one. I might have to watch the first episodes and see. I’ve heard good things about some seasons of the Flash and aslo Arrow, I think. Okay, thank you for your opinions! Bird by Bird was like listening to someone talk that you like listening to, Driving by Starlight was about a world I didn’t know about and was also hard to put down, March is a graphic novel about an American politician and civil rights leader, and Freshmen was a YA rom-com-ish book that I finished without skimming which hasn’t happened recently.

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  4. Ahh that horror nights event sounds AMAZING. Congrats on managing to drive alone too, that’s awesome ♥ I can’t wait to see THUG, but it doesn’t come out until sometime next year in Australia so I’m (im)patiently waiting haha. I hope you have an amazing November 😀

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    1. Knowing you I think you’d love Horror Nights 🙂 Thank you ❤ it was kind of nerve-wrecking at first but I've been driving for a few months now so I feel more comfortable about driving on my own. Ahhhh that sucks!! I hope you end up loving it when it gets released near you.

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  5. Monsta COMEBACK KILLED ME… and we got a win in minhyuk’s birthday ❤ And NCT 127 is one of my faves right know… they Vroom vroom on vlive is the best thing ever ❤ I like stray kids too but I have to learn the names (I just know a couple :D)

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    1. I’m still in the grave from their comeback and it’s been weeks now. I was so happy about them getting a win on Minhyuk’s birthday xD NCT 127 are killing it! I recently learned Stray Kids’ names pretty quickly. I followed their Instagram for a while so when they would post selcas they would put their name haha.


  6. I hope you’ll be able to go back to writing a little bit, even if you’re not doing the NaNoWriMo the traditional way. I’m planning on writing a little bit everyday and not reaching for 50K and, it feels good to get back to it, plus, there’s something about this month and all writers being so… I don’t know, motivated and cheering each other on, that’s so great. Best of luck for it all 🙂
    I hope you’ll have a lovely November!! xx

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    1. Thank you so much. I felt so motivated by seeing everyone talk about NaNo on twitter so I thought “why don’t i just try and write some this month as well?” so here I am haha. I wish you the best of luck on writing every day!

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