Sunday Post. It Smells Like Autumn

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviews.
How's everyone doing? I've been feeling better (I still have a few downs, but I'm fighting all this whirlwind of emotions) and thankfully Autumn has arrived in full force. Beautiful leaves fall from the trees, rainy nights, warm tea and my cats are already fighting for the better spot on my bed (the closest to me, the better... but only because I'm a source of warmth not because they are also fighting for my love). It finally smells like Autumn!

What happened this week:

🍁 I finished the first chapter of my MA thesis. I'm not one hundred percent happy with it and even though I sent it to my supervisor last Friday, I'm already planning a few changes. I wonder if this thesis will ever be finished because I always want to change sentences, write new thoughts and add a thousand citations.
🍂 And because of my thesis, my week was uneventful. That was pretty much all that I did this week: write, rewrite and delete. 
🍁 Yep, I lived the insane life of a writer.
🍂 I discovered another perfect Autumn gif and, of course, it features a cat.

I can imagine my cats doing this. Where can I get so many leaves?

ON THE BLOG

  • I joined the first prompt of Blogoween. I participated on the Halloween Creatures Tag 2.0. This post contains lots of fangirling, ghosts and gifs from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
  • Halloween yet? Because Halloween is still so far away (and I know a lot of people need to stock their piles with all the creepy books) yesterday I shared with you some Halloween books that may be perfect to read while we wait for the most terrifying night of the year.

📚 MINI BOOK HAUL 📚


So, this week may have been a book haul disaster - I should change the title above because this is a not a mini book haul!!!! To whoever sends me discount codes, please, stop it! I've no self control, okay? I'll just fly to Book Depository and add a thousand books to my basket. Anyway, these are all the books I found in my mailbox this week. I'm proud to say that I got Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (I'm so excited about this 2018 debut novel) for almost half the price. Also, I got these those Middle Grade books, A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan and The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill, after reading a post written by Evelina @ Avalinah's Books where she pointed out how this genre is so magical and makes you feel warm and fuzzy. I need happy stories right now...


Happy week Booklovers! Is it Halloween yet? 

26 comments :

  1. I love Autumn, it's such a pretty time of year! You've got some great books there. I'm liking the look of ALL of those in your Mini Book Haul... will look 'em up!

    Here's my Sunday Wrap Up Post. Looking forward to seeing your there. Thank you!

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    1. Autumn is a beautiful season. I don't get it why some people don't enjoy it. Just look at the colours! I hope any of these books grabs your attention.

      Happy readings! ;)

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  2. I'm so excited for Halloween to be upon us! I love it! I'm also dying inside at everything I have to do between now and then. :(
    I'm glad you're feeling a bit better... One day at a time. :)

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    1. Can it be Halloween already? Or can we celebrate Halloween throughout the entire month? I understand how you feel - I need to write one more chapter for my thesis and it makes me so anxious.

      Thank you, Nicci. <333

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  3. Oh wow, that's a beautiful seasonal header <3 I'm so sorry I haven't visited your blog in AGES! I've been so busy. I guess you know, since we have talked on Twitter :) anyway, I hope things are going better for you. They're still on and off for me, but you know. Surviving it :)

    Oh, I can see you ARE feeling better! I am very happy to hear that. Yes, the season is definitely good for feeling better because all those colors and the nature are just amazing :)

    Oh wow, I love that GIF :D I am absolutely pinning it :D

    Ooh, I like your haul! I want to read The Girl who Drank the Moon, and that other MG title looks great. Oh wow! You got these because of my post! I don't even have these :D I will be excited to see your reviews <3

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    1. Aww, thank you Evelina. I think the fox is very lovely. *.* It's okay, you don't have to apologize. No matter what life throws at us, we have to survive. Just get through the storm and things will get better. Hopefully.

      I truly hope now that the season has finally arrived (I missed the rain), I'll have better days. The nature looks so beautiful that it always put a smile on my face. :) Ahah, cats and leaves are the cutest!

      After our conversation and reading your post on MG books to fix Autumn blues, I knew that was what I needed to feel better. I wanted to buy The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone (it sounds so good) but I got these instead because they were on sale.

      Wishes of a good week!

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  4. Glad to hear you are feeling better. It finally feels a bit like fall here and enjoying it while it lasts. Will probably heat back up as our winter doesn't really get here til January. I thought I had a mini haul week until I started adding all of the books I got to my post. LOL

    My Sunday Post

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    1. Thank you, Laura. <3 I'm also enjoying the autumn weather while it lasts. The high temperatures are just around the corner again (I wish seasons didn't overlap). Ahaha, I still have no clue how my mini haul got so huge. =P

      Happy readings! ;)

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  5. Wow lovely books. I hope you enjoy them. Sky in the Deep is beautifully written :)

    Yay I'm glad Autumn makes you happy! Enjoy it <3

    My week's also been pretty much write, rewrite, delete, so I know how you feel. It's frustrating :(

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    1. Thank you. That's so good to know. I can't wait to read Sky in the Deep - my expectations are high.

      It can be frustrating, but, hopefully, it'll pay off for both of us.

      Happy readings! ;)

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  6. Hooray for making progress on your thesis. That's awesome! Both those MG books are on my TBR. I have been loving all the MG I have been reading, and want to keep reading a few every month.

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    1. Thank you. I can't believe I finally wrote a chapter. :) I'm hoping to read at least one MG per month. I need more fluffy magical stories in my life.

      Happy readings Sam! ;)

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  7. I love fall so much and that GIF is great!! Looks like a great book haul. Enjoy them and have a great week!

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    1. Gifs of cats and leaves are so perfect. Thank you. Have a great week as well. :)

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  8. Haha, that gif is totally me. I hope you like Sky in the Deep because I really want to read that one. Good luck with your thesis! Have a great week.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Thank you (I hope to read it soon) & thank you (just two more chapter and it's over). Happy readings, AJ!

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  9. Yes, it does smell like fall! Glad your thesis is coming along well. I like the look of The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Enjoy your reading and writing week!

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  10. Congrats on making progress with your thesis! Your book haul looks amazing though, mini or not. :)

    My Roundup

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  11. Great on your thesis.

    ENJOY all those perfect-for-October books. :)

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  12. Yesterday felt like it was the first full Autumn day here and I loved it! That is a great fall gif ^_^ Congrats on finishing the first chapter of your thesis, I know that's a really hard process but know that your readers are rooting for you!

    Thanks for sharing,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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  13. I'm glad to hear that you're starting to feel better. Autumn always puts me in a better mood too. It's just such a beautiful and colorful time of year. Congrats on getting a chapter finished on your MA thesis. That's a huge accomplishment!

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  14. Enjoy all your books!
    I like autumn in some ways - the leaves changing color, the excuse to wear sweaters and drink hot chocolate, but I miss the heat and sun of summer.

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  15. Absolutely *love* your Sunday Post graphic with the little fox. Soooo adorable! :)
    Congrats on completing the first chapter of your thesis. Hope you get some great feedback from your supervisor. I’ve heard great things abou Sky in the Deep. Can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

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  16. I love autumn, the leaves changing and the cooler nights are my favourite. Well done on submitting the first chapter of your MA thesis, I think it's the kind of thing you will be constantly working on but the fact that you are thinking of new things to add can only be good because at least you're not out of ideas and struggling of ways to work on it. Maybe wait for feedback before making changes though because you can definitely do to much to really good work. And I didn't even know The Dark Vault was coming out, love that cover!

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  17. LOL, I think we can all relate to losing control and you kind of needed a reward after first part of thesis. Yes? Hope this week is inspiring!

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  18. congrats on finishing the thesis.

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