Let’s Rewind: October 2019

Blogging hasn’t been going great lately. I was in a blogging slump in October and now I’m participating in NaNoWriMo, which was unexpected, so I’ll have less time to blog in November and am barely managing to read any books. Super busy this month, y’all!

I’ll try to drop a post when I can, and hopefully I’ll be able to visit everyone’s blogs as well, but if not, I’ll see y’all in December instead.

But anyway, let’s rewind to October…

Let’s Rewind is my version of a monthly wrap up but instead of talking about only books, I include all types of other stuff, like articles… bookish news… commercials… random-ass links… movies… art… podcasts… cartoons… and whatever else happened to me in the month. You know, the usual stuff that people talk about in monthly wrap ups. So read on to see what I did and read this month. You might stumble upon something that interests you.

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Let’s Rewind: September 2019

My blogging has been dragging lately, which is why we’re well into October and I’m now posting my September wrap-up. I’m borderline in a blogging slump. I think I read too many books for the NEWTs Magical Readathon so when I think of doing the reviews, I feel overwhelmed and give up.

About two months have passed since that readthon and I’m still reviewing books I read for the event. I enjoyed the event but this blogging slump isn’t gelling well with the review writing. But I intend to review each book I read on here, so I’ll write and post them…eventually. Anyway…

Let’s Rewind is my version of a monthly wrap up but instead of talking about only books, I include all types of other stuff, like articles… bookish news… commercials… random-ass links… movies… art… podcasts… cartoons… and whatever else happened to me in the month. You know, the usual stuff that people talk about in monthly wrap ups. So read on to see what I did and read this month. You might stumble upon something that interests you.

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2019 Reading Wrap-Up: Third Quarter

This quarter blew my reading goal through the roof! I’m now 15 books past my set goal and that’s thanks to the NEWTs Magical Readathon, which I participated in August. By the end of that readathon, I felt overwhelmed. I have so many reviews to catch up on now. Well anyway, here are my stats for the third reading quarter.

Books | Audio Books | Comics

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Top Ten Tuesday #43: Fall 2019 TBR

Totally late, but whatever.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but is now managed by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic:

Books on My Fall 2019 TBR

For me, a TBR list often becomes a list of books I really want to read and tell myself to read but never actually read, which is kinda what happened with my summer TBR. I read every other book except the ones on my TBR. Well, I did manage to read one — The Lost Years of Merlin — but that’s because I read it for a buddy-read. If not for that, it probably wouldn’t have been read.

Anyway, here’s what I might not read this fall.

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Let’s Rewind: August 2019

August was a great month. I relaxed, I enjoyed time with friends, I participated in a fun readathon, I worked my ass off at my jobs, and… I was exhausted by the end of it hence the tardiness of this post.

Let’s Rewind is my version of a monthly wrap up but instead of talking about only books, I include all types of other stuff, like articles… bookish news… commercials… random-ass links… movies… art… podcasts… cartoons… and whatever else happened to me in the month. You know, the usual stuff that people talk about in monthly wrap ups. So read on to see what I did and read this month. You might stumble upon something that interests you.


August got off on a great start in my personal life. A friend, who’s also a bibliophile, and I decided to take a Reading Retreat at a seaside town in Maryland. It was wonderful. (And, as we were planning this trip, we realized that Reading Retreats are becoming more popular. We found various posts on the internet about ideal spots for Reading Retreats.) The plan was to go away for the weekend and read a book or two. But instead, we read only a page or two, lol! 😀

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Let’s Rewind: July 2019

July was a great beginning for the summer season. It was a busy time for me, but I had so much fun. 🙂

Let’s Rewind is my version of a monthly wrap up but instead of talking about only books, I include all types of other stuff, like articles… bookish news… commercials… random-ass links… movies… art… podcasts… cartoons… and whatever the hell happened to me in the month. You know, the usual stuff that people talk about in monthly wrap ups. So read on to see what I did and read this month. You might stumble upon something that interests you.


Despite the blistering heat wave that hung around the northeast for much of July, I managed to stay cool and enjoy the month. 😛 I had family over to visit for the U.S. Independence Day weekend, which made that holiday loads of fun. I just love it when my family gets together. We talk, we laugh, we cuss, we shout, we love each other. And no matter what happens, eventually we get along. Lol!

It was a great weekend spent shopping and just hanging out. We even had a barbecue; well, my mom did and I laughed at her because there were no hotdogs or burgers at the barbecue although there were buns for them. Apparently, she doesn’t like those things, but she likes the bread. So we had those buns, baked mac & cheese, barbecue chicken, corn on the cob, mixed vegetables, and plantains as well as watermelon. My aunt mixed us up some tasty mojito (very strong mojito) that succeeded in getting everyone tipsey. I placed what was left in the fridge but forgot about it, so it was in there for about a week after the barbecue before I drank it thinking it’s juice and got a little drunk. Lol! It was very strong by then.

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Best Books So Far in 2019

Everyone is has done one of these posts. So here I am with mine. 😛 I enjoy reading them and have gotten recommendations from a few, so I hope you all will get as much out of mine too. 🙂

These are the books I’ve read in the first half of the year and have given the highest ratings. I’ll start at January and work my way to July. Rereads are not included.

Not all are my favorites, but I’ll indicate which are as I go along.

City of Dragons by Robin Hobb

★★★★☆ 1/2

Summary: An epic fantasy story, City of Dragons is the third and shortest book in the Rain Wild Chronicles in which we follow the dragons and their outcast caretakers as they seek the fabled city of Kelsingra.

Why I like it: I loved it for the development we get in the plot and characters. And that’s all I’ll say because this is third book so anything else would be a spoiler.

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