4 October 2020

Monthly Wrap Up. September

Happy October! Who is ready for the spookiest month of all?! 😊 September was not a very nice month for me. Hence, the reason my wrap up post is so behind schedule. Hopefully, October will bring something nice. I really need something extraordinary to happen to lift my spirits. In other news, I will be celebrating my 10th blogversary at the end of the month. I do have some plans to mark the occasion, but if October goes like September, I don't think I will be in the mood to do it.

This month in my life:

🌻 Unfortunately, as some of you already know, I did not get the fellowship. I had little hope I was going to get it, but I still had a bit of hope. And then it was crushed in a matter of seconds. Now, I'm questioning everything I worked for and if it's worth all the trouble.
🌻 I ended up applying to the fellowship I told you about in early September. Thank you to everyone who encouraged me to do it -- I guess I still have a shot at following my dreams? 
🌻 Nevertheless, due to all the wait, my financial stability is not the best. If you know anyone who needs their academic / research essays in the field of Humanities to be revised, please let me know. I also proofread Portuguese European texts.
🌻 The new blogger interface is getting on my nerves. Is it me or does it bug out when you select images?
🌻 I'm still part of the Book Depository affiliate program. Since the interface was moved to Awin, my affiliate account closed and I had to make the jump. Now, I just need time to change my affiliate link in a hundred articles.
🌻 I uploaded new works on Redbubble. I'm proud of my two Autumn designs.
🌻 I created a professional Pinterest account for my blog! πŸ˜„
🌻 I've been trying to reach 700 subscribers before my 10th blog anniversary, but it isn't being easy.

  • Thank you Penguin Random House for giving this partner a chance to read A Deadly Education by Naomi Novak. If you are wondering why you should add this gem to your book collection, here's my review.
I'm really proud of my book haul, but at the same time I'm wondering "why haven't I got more physical books?" Oh right: must save money. Scribd and e-ARCS are lifesavers. In September I got Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco, The Witchling's Girl by Helena Coggan, and Winter, White and Wicked by Shannon Dittemore. I already read Kingdom of the Wicked -- if you love demons and witches, you should definitely buy it.
How was your September? How many books did you read? Any new favourites? Are you excited about October?

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  1. Sorry to hear about the internship. ((HUGS)) Looks like you were keeping busy with Pinterest and your designs, which is great.

  2. Everything happens for a reason. Yes, I know it's a clichΓ©, but somewhere down the road you will see the meaning of the current situation you are in.

    I don't struggle all that much with the new blogger. My template is very easy to use and I mainly use my own pictures, don't know if that makes a difference!

    But your blog is lovely, so calm and serene to visit you!

    Hope you will have a good week, here's my latest update: The Sunday Post #13

  3. I'm sorry about your fellowship! Fingers crossed something better is just around the corner! 10 years is an amazing accomplishment - - so happy for you! πŸ€—

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? πŸ’¬

  4. Awww...I'm sorry about the fellowship. Good luck on reaching 700 subscribers!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  5. Yep, new Blogger has been irritating for me too. Images won’t go where I want them, and the text spacing is weird. I hope they fix it. Happy blogiversary! Have a good October!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  6. I’m sorry the fellowship didn’t happen but please don’t feel crushed , you have obviously worked very hard and I’m sure you’ll get something even better.