#Blogtober October Favorites

Blogtober

Happy October 31st. Let’s be cliché for a moment shall we..I can’t believe it’s the end of October. Seriously though, tomorrow is November, so basically day 1 of my birthday (I celebrate the entire month) and I’m very excited. Let’s chat about my favorites from October.

My little brother visited from Houston, Texas and we watched As Above, So Below on Netflix. It’s one of his favorite movies and being that we don’t get to see each other often, I liked getting a glimpse into his interests. I still look at him like my baby, baby brother..so hard to fathom that he’s a grown man, but he’s such a good man who is very curious and seeking answers.

I highly recommend the movie though. The experience of watching it, is amazing. The directors and writers did a wonderful job of transporting you to the underground (literally) of Paris.

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The five star read that has stuck with me the most from this month is The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths. It is a wonderful mystery full of story references and a whodunnit that I didn’t see coming. To see my thoughts as I read this book, check out my Youtube Video

I participated in Spookathon this month which was really nice, but it really put me in the mood to begin reading my Holiday Romances and I’m glad I did.  My stack of Christmas romances continues to grow and with Nonfiction November coming tomorrow, I don’t want to fall behind on my stack. So far, it’s been a lot of fun. My current read has me on the fence a little bit, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that something in the last half that I still have left to read, blows me away. As much as I wanted to stick with the spooky theme for my reads, I went with my guy and I encourage you to do the same. I think as readers, especially those of us who engage in the online community, it’s so easy to unintentionally fall into the pressure of, ‘I have to be reading xxx.’ I am definitely a mood reader and was once upon a time a seasonal reader, but it’s become apparent that my mood preferences are taking over even my seasonal preference.

I made a really good pot of chicken noodle soup a few days ago. Nothing beats throwing a bunch of ingredients together and the delicious smell all throughout your house as you make magic happen. As soon I had that first bite, I was like wow..best pot yet! Indulge yourself. Make one of your favorite meals. Eat in. Light some candles and cozy up on the couch with your delicious meal. Never underestimate the power of a cozy night in.

Documenting my life. It has been overwhelming, stressful and crazy, but I’m enjoy it. I love the memories that I’ve put out there and will be able to return to. My biggest worry is putting myself in a box. I don’t want to put myself in a box, but the process of figuring it all out mixed with just kind of winging it, has been a really cool process.

Share with me friends what an October favorite for you was. I hope this month was an amazing one for you. Let’s make November unforgettable.

xx.

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