Monthly wrap-up – September 2019

Hi friends!  ☀️ I know it’s fall and October, but I WILL NOT get rid of that sunshine. Trying not to okay.

in real life

I feel like everyone around me is excited about fall being here, fallen leaves and colors and colder weather and warm blankets and… I’m just not because I’m depressed this time of the year every single time. Anyway. September hasn’t been really exciting and I wish I had more to share here, but I just don’t? Working routine and exhausting feeling with the days getting shorter and honestly that’s just it.

October is my birthday month and hopefully it will be better! It’s on the 15th, if you’re any curious, by the way. Honestly I’m just like Joey right now but well…

Also, I never ever did this before, but well, if you ever want to give me a little gift or something and support me and my work for my birthday, do know that I have a little wishlist right here and a ko-fi account just as well. I’m very very thankful for all of your incredible support every single day. ❤️

 

on books

I’ve been reading.. a lot, apparently, I don’t know how or why this happened, but I’m pretty happy about it? Some mixed reads this month though, some I absolutely adored and others I felt disappointed by.

📖 Books I read

DAISY JONES AND THE SIX ☂️ I am officially OBSESSED with Taylor Jenkins Reid’ books. That is all.  📖 read my full review

THE LIBRARY OF LOST THINGS ☂️  What a fantastic debut, I kind of fell in love with it. The bookish setting, the swoony romance, the mother-daughter relationship, the relatability, loved it.

THE BEAUTIFUL ☂️ I’m… I’m disappointed, because I expected more after loving Renée Ahdieh’s previous books. I felt like this one was slow and just didn’t made me… feel it overall.

   

DARIUS THE GREAT IS NOT OKAY ☂️ I will protect Darius with everything I can because I adore him and he deserves the world OKAY I LOVE THIS BOOK. 📖 read my full review

WE SPEAK IN STORMS ☂️ What a promising debut. Beautiful writing, intriguing premise with magical realism and ghosts and past and present and friendships and no romance and just, a great debut.

FANGIRL ☂️ So.. I finally read this book. This is now one of my favorite books of all times it was just too relatable and too good okay I LOVE THIS WITH ALL MY HEART.

  • Goodreads Challenge: 57/60 books 🔥 13 books ahead of my reaching challenge ahhh. I’M SO CLOSE.
  • Year of The Asian Reading Challenge: 7/10 books !

📖 Currently reading

in-real-life

I’ve been low-key aiming to finish my first draft of my current WIP before NaNoWriMo (In November, for those who are not familiar with it) and…. Okay, so I don’t want to be overly enthusiastic here, but I might be able to do this????

I’m over 37K at the moment and I’m so happy with everything I’m writing. It’s messy and will need a lot of revision and definitely a lot more fleshing out and such, but I know it’s a story that matters a lot to me and I’m pretty proud I manage to write it, even if sometimes it’s hard and pretty personal, too.

I wrote almost every single day in September, sometimes only 100 words, sometimes 1,5k, but I wrote almost every single day and well, I’m really really happy about that.

  • Words written: 21 714 (I don’t know who I am.)

on the blog

I think I slowly need to accept that I can’t blog hop the way I used to and, despite the guilt I feel about it all, I hope no one is mad at me. I just don’t have time anymore and, to be honest, I’ve been focusing more on my writing and…. I’ve been really finding my grove and loving it and I don’t want to lose that.

I’m still blog-hopping, I’m still visiting blogs and supporting all of your lovely work as much as I can, I just can’t continue to exhaust myself the way that I did. It’s also better for me and I’m sorry.

Anyway, moving on. I had an okay-month, blogging-wise, I think? Moments where I felt a little like I’m not doing good enough, but Im doing my best and focusing on doing what I love so… I guess it’s okay, too.

📖 Book reviews

Click on the book covers to be redirected to my reviews.

💻 Book blogging

📚 Book discussions & tags

🌍 Travelling

I have a couple authors interviews coming back next month!! Really excited to share them. Other than that, I’ll be doing my very best to keep on writing things I love, I guess.

 

As I said before, I’ve been slower at blog hopping and bad at bookmarking the posts I loved, but here’s my little selection…. hope you’ll find new posts to love!

📚 Books & Reading

💻 Book Blogging

📝 Writing, Lifestyle & Other Posts I Loved

Is there a blog post you are particularily proud of this month? Feel free to send it along with your comment!


How was your September? Did you have a great month? Anything exciting happening or anything you’re looking forward to? Please tell me I’m not the only one being mad that it’s fall time….

What were your favorite books this month? Did you discover new favorites? Any recommendations for me? Tell me everything in comments!

 

 

 

 

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100 thoughts on “Monthly wrap-up – September 2019

  1. You’re doing great, sweetie! Do what you can and make time for your writing too. We all understand that life gets busy and you can’t always read all of our posts and comment — even though you always try to! Love your round-up, as usual! 🙂 ❤

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  2. Great wrap-up! I really want to read Fangirl and Darius is Not OK and I’m glad you iked them. So, if you are going to finish this draft before November, what will you write for NaNo then? Something new or something old?

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    1. AHH I hope you’ll get to read both Darius and Fangirl and will love them, they’re both favorites ❤
      I'm not certain just yet, might take back something old again and work on edits, but nothing's set in stone just yet haha 🙂
      I hope you'll have a lovely October and thank you so much! 🙂

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    1. Ohhh I hope you’ll enjoy it! I finished reading it and, if I found it entertaining overall, I think I expected a bit more of it 😦
      Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope October will be lovely to you 🙂

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  3. I’m so happy you loved Daisy Jones! It’s one of my favorite reads of the year 🙂 I’m sad to hear about The Beautiful, though. I haven’t read it yet, but I haven’t heard the best so far, which is disappointing! Also, please don’t feel bad about not blogging as much- you are still doing amazing and the quality of each post is incredible!!

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    1. Ahh Daisy Jones was such a great read, I love it SO much. ❤ I felt so sad about The Beautiful, too, it sounded very promising and I loved the author's previous books. Hopefully you'll enjoy it better than I did 🙂
      Thank you so much Jessica ahh, you're too sweet, this means so, so much, thank you ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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  4. SOOO EXCITEDD FOR YOUR NOVEL! And SOOO glad that you will be able to complete it in time for this NaNoWriMo!! ❤️❤️😍😍

    And about that blog-hopping thing, I TOTALLY AGREE that it’s time consuming and hey, no one would like if you were exhausted and it comes in the way of writing and we were deprived of your brilliant posts SO YEAH…TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF FIRST! 😇😇😘😘❤️

    It seems like you had a really productive month and I AM SOO SOO HAPPY FOR YOUU, Marie! ❤️😍😇

    And #excited for your birthday! Fancy an early cake 🎂 !?? WHO ARE WE KIDDING? OF COURSE YOU DOOO!! 🤣🤣🎉🎉🎉🥳🥳🥳🥳

    Wishing you an even lovelier and more productive BUT LESS EXHAUSTING, October! ❤️❤️😍😍

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    1. Ahh thank you, you’re too sweet, fingers crossed haha. and thank you so much, this means so much, trying my best to do that, even if I’m the worst at self care haha ❤ ❤
      I hope you'll have a beautiful month, thank you for all of your support, it means the world ❤ ❤

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  5. Sorry to hear that you get depressed around this time of the year, Marie. *hugs* I hope October is an amazing month for you. It’s been so long since I’ve read Fangirl, I really want to reread it. I loved it so much and I’m happy to hear that you did too! 🙂 That’s amazing that you’re so close to your Goodreads challenge! I was ahead for awhile, but then I got into a reading slump in September so now I think I’m only 1 book ahead or maybe even not ahead anymore, ahhh. Hopefully I can catch up again in October. ❤

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    1. Thank you Ashley, hugs are appreciated ❤ ❤
      I hope you'll be able to catch up on your challenge, but no pressure! What matters is that you love what you're reading 🙂 I hope you'll have a lovely October ❤

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  6. Summer is where my heart is ❤ I totally get how you are feeling about the fall. All of September I was moody, in a slump and totally dreading all the darkness that is winter that will be here before we know it. I'm relying on the pumpkin lattes, warm sweaters, and Twix bars to get me through till the spring lol! And that is amazing that you are going to finish the first draft of your WIP!!!! KEEP GOING!!!!!! YOU GOT THIS!!!! 😀 If you love what you're writing, then it's not work at all and that is how it should be

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    1. Same here, summer is where my heart always is ❤ I'm glad you feel the same way! But sorry that September hasn't been the best month for you, I hope that we can get through this winter and sour mood together! ❤ ❤ ❤
      Thank you so much!! I really am enjoying writing and I hope this continues, it feels good to find my creative rhythm again 🙂
      I hope you'll have a beautiful October!! ❤ ❤

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  7. I feel you on the fall thing!!! I hate the winter dark nights time of year. Let’s both pull the sunshine back. 😉
    Best of luck for your wip. And a very happy birthday for when it comes. The only good thing about November is it’s my birthday but then again that’s me another year older too! 😭.
    My favourite book this month is The Doctor by Lisa Stone.
    Amanda xx

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    1. OH yes right here with you to bring the sunshine and warm weather back haha ❤
      Thank you so much, Amanda!! and oh a very early happy birthday, too! Getting older is never fun, but well… we get a day to celebrate us, I guess that's nice 😛
      I hope you'll have a lovely month! ❤

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  8. Thanks for featuring my post Marie and …for the other links as well! I think you hada good month! And I get you about fall as I am tired and less beat up in Fall. I commute and what kills me is leaving the house when it is still dark and coming back when it is dark once again! That’s why I usually end up taking a three weeks off work in November.

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    1. You’re so welcome, it was such a great post! 🙂
      It’s the same for me, the long commute and darkness always gets me, every year. It’s great that you can take so much time off to recharge during that time of the year! Wish I could too haha 😀
      I hope you’ll have a lovely month! 🙂

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  9. Ahhh I’m sorry to hear that fall is a hard time for you, but I hope your birthday helps brighten things up! Looks like you read some great books – Darius the Great is on my tbr and I keep hearing nothing but praise 😄 And good luck with writing!! I have the same goal – I’m trying to finish my WIP before NaNo so I can start fresh with something then. I’m so impressed with your progress in September and I fully believe you can hit your goal!! Thanks so much for linking my posts, and I hope your October is full of wonderful things 💕

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    1. Thank you so much Margaret, that means a lot ❤ ❤
      I can't wait for you to read Darius AH I HOPE YOU WILL LOVE IT, feel free to update me when you do! It's such a great read ❤
      I hope you can write a lot this month and finish before NaNo, too, I'll be rooting for you 😀
      Thank you so much for your sweet words, wishing you all the best for October ❤

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  10. Ah, Marie, happy birthday month!! I hope depression doesn’t remain a constant cloud over you and you’re still able to find things that bring you joy–like absolutely DESTROYING progress on your book, like holy shit, you’re incredible!? I am so impressed by your progress and so inspired by you. I am rooting for you 1000% and please, totally don’t feel bad about not being able to blog hop as much as you used to be able to. It’s super bloody hard to balance everything all the time and it’s totally OKAY to put things like your writing first and rearrange priorities. You got this. ❤

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    1. Nicole thank you so much, you’re the sweetest. your words and support always mean so much, really ❤
      AH 😭😭 thank you ahh. I didn't realize just how much I wrote until I wrote this wrap-up, actually. it turns out that a little bit every day works out pretty nicely so far, I just hope I can keep that rhythm and inspiration to finish my draft 🙂
      THANK YOU, so grateful to have you, thank you ❤ ❤ I hope October has been good to you so far ❤

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      1. ❤ That is the best feeling ,when you didn't realize how much progress you made and then you're just like, "Shit, whoa, I am on FIRE." I have every confidence that you will absolutely finish your draft and it will be the most surreal, amazing feeling.

        Thank you!! ❤ ❤ It's going to be a busy one, for sure, but I am excited for it, nonetheless!

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  11. August is the depressing-I-miss-summer-all-is-sad month for me, so I get you on that! Once September comes around though, I decide to embrace autumn and put summer behind me. The title “The Library of Lost Things” is already so intriguing to me!! Good on you for getting so much writing done, you’ve got this. Don’t worry about not being able to blog-hop so much; it’s always important to prioritse your goals and wellness ❤ I loved those posts by Kal & Cait!! Happy October to ya, & I hope you can get in the Fall mood soon 😉

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  12. Aw I totally understand some seasons aren’t great for mental health 💛but hey congrats so much on all that writing and the consistency! Sometimes it feels so slow to write a book, but every word is just that little bit closer to being done eep. I am in the same boat with wanting to finish before NaNo but I am starting again, gah. I had 35K and it just wasn’t *quite* right so back to the beginning I go. 👀 But we’ve got this!! And I’ve been focusing on writing vs reading/blogging and I wish there were more hours to do everything ah.

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    1. Thank you so much, Cait! ❤
      Agree, little words quickly add up and it's good to see the progress we can make, even if it seems slow, we're still going. I believe in you and I'm certain you can write it all before NaNo!! ❤ Right here with you on that, we need way more hours every day haha 🙂
      Thank you! ❤ I hope you'll have a lovely October ❤

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  13. I love your monthly wrap up 🥰
    I hope October will be kind to you and I can’t wait to wish you the happiest birthday ever 🥳
    I wanted to thank you for your blog and the person that you are (sooooo kind and soooo generous ✨). It’s okay to struggle, and it’s more than okay to do what’s best for yourself 💪🏼
    I’ll finish this comment with a biiiiig congratulations for everything you did during September. It’s more than impressive and inspiring 💕✨

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    1. Oh thank you I’m 😭 thank you so much for your sweet words, your comment made my entire week 😭 ❤ ❤ I hope you'll have a beautiful October as well, it's been so great to chat with you and I hope this continues ❤

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  14. We don’t have fall here, but I’m excited for the colder season because it’s a relief from the dry and hot sun we’re used to. It’s like heat wave 24/7 here! So far it’s not raining yet, which is worrying because it’s usually the start of rainy season already… but it’s started to get cloudy in the past couple of days (still hot and humid tho!) so fingers crossed! I’m so sorry you feel depressed this time of the year, anything I can do to help? 🙂

    I just finally finished my internship report and it felt soooo good! Now I need to write a bunch of emails for thesis placement, but after all the work in September, at least I get to cross something off of my list.

    I hope you’ll have a wonderful month and birthday in October! ❤

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    1. Oh I can understand that, having terrible heat for so long has to be exhausting, too. Sending you some of the colder weather haha, hoping it reaches you in some way ❤ and thank you so much, Tasya, you're the sweetest, this means a lot ❤ just being here is enough, really ❤ ❤

      AHH yay I'm so proud of you! Wishing you all the best of luck for writing all of the emails and for your thesis, you can do this! ❤
      I hope you'll have a lovely month!! ❤

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  15. I’ve heard wonderful things about Daisy Jones and the Six, especially about the audio! I plan on buying it soon. Happy early birthday! My husband’s birthday is this month, and so it my mother’s… the pressure is on. 😉 I love the Friends GIF. I’ve never watched the show all the way through, so that’s something I started last month. Already halfway through S2!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. Ah I can’t wait to hear what you think of Daisy Jones, hope you’ll love it 🙂
      Thank you so much!! and oh I hope you’ll love the show, it will always be my favorite ❤
      I hope you'll have a lovely month ❤

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  16. Good luck with your WIP! I keep telling myself to finally knuckle down and start writing mine but I always end up putting it off 😅 And it’s okay to focus more on your writing than blogging when you want to, you do what you want to do 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Louise! Oh I get that, I used to be that way, too…. The hardest thing is always to get started with it all! Maybe NaNo could help you with that? 🙂
      Thank you so much!! ❤ ❤

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  17. marie, why am i not surprised at all that you’re a fellow libra? i think i was already 90% positive about it since i remember you saying that in previous posts, but like, yes, ofc, you’re a libra. anyway! i hope october treats you well despise the weather!
    i’m glad you enjoyed daisy jones so much! i read it back in august and the audiobook was confusing at first, but after i picked up on all the characters, it flew by! taylor jenkins reid is phenomenal at writing settings, even though her books don’t have a lot of descriptions. i have no idea how she does it! i hope she continues to write about celebrities in the future, because i think she did it really well with seven husbands & this one.
    i’m sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy the beautiful that much. i’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about it since it is the next vampire YA book, but vampires are not really my favorite creatures, so i wasn’t super excited about this one. and if it’s a slow fantasy, then i’m less excited after hearing that.
    i’m sure you’ll complete your goodreads challenge this october! that’s so exciting!
    and ALL THAT WRITING!((#)!)! yohoo! i’m wishing you luck on finishing this first draft by november. i’m sure you can do it! you wrote 20k words in september, like how impressive is that!
    and i think it’s totally fine to be focusing on your writing more than in blog hopping. marie, you’re such an amazing person in this community and makes everyone feel welcomed & great, but do not overwork yourself for it! you don’t have to feel guilty about not blog hopping as much as you once did. your health & happiness should always be the priority!
    even though i did a lot of exciting this this september, i felt in a really bad mood throughout the whole month. i just want the year to end already, but it’s only october! i’m trying to keep myself busy so that the weeks can go by faster, hahah.
    wishing you a lovely october, marie!

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    1. yes I’m a libra haha I’m not certain if that shows in my personality or something haha but yeees I am and thank you so much!! ❤
      I loved Daisy Jones and admire the author so, so much, I just can't wait to devour all of her books. I'm a little sad about The Beautiful, I'm not necessarily a big fan of vampires, but I adore Renee's debut The Wrath and the Dawn and was so excited to read more from her 😦
      Thank you so much!! I'm kind of happy at how much I've been writing lately and really hope to continue down that road, even if… well it means less blog hopping. I like finding my creative self again, too. ❤
      thank you, this really means a lot. I tend to get way too anxious about not being as present as ever, even if I'm probably the only one that notices, haha.
      Here's to hoping october will be lovely to you, Lais ❤ thank you for always being here, you're the best ❤

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  18. Blog hopping is a lot of work. I feel like I constantly fall behind and have a hard time catching up – to the point where I go 2-3 weeks without blog hopping. You do you! Take it easy 🙂 I hope you have a great October!

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    1. Agree, it is a lot of work and sometimes it feels a little… too overwhelming. I adore checking in with fellow book bloggers and reading their wonderful posts, but sometimes it’s just too much.
      Thank you so much, Molly! I hope you’ll have a beautiful month ❤

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  19. Happy early birthday Marie!! 💛 Also: I AM SO PROUD OF YOU FOR WRITING THAT MUCH! I’m also so so so glad you you found a writing routine and are getting into a groove. I wish there was a way to do everything, but if blog hopping less is better for your writing and creativity and your overall passion, then take that time and energy for you. You already give so much to the community. 💛💛 I hope you have a wonderful October!

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    1. Thank you so, so much Madeline! ❤ You played such a huge part in me finding my writing routine, really, your posts about writing have always inspired me and made me want to really focus on my writing, too, so thank YOU for all of that ❤ ❤
      I hope you're having a beautiful month ❤

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  20. Awww I’m glad you had such a great reading month although I’m sorry that The Beautiful didn’t live up to the hype for you 😢 I’m definitely over my vampire phase but bc it’s Renee, I’m probably gonna pick it up anyway 😂

    Oh gosh, I get so guilty about not being able to blog hop as well – Nish & I have been stuck writing a 4000 word Bioethics essay this past week & with exams coming up, we haven’t been as active as we’d like to be! But I honestly think everyone will understand, sometimes you just gotta take care of yourself first! ☺️ And you definitely don’t want to lose your writing groove!

    Hope you have a fantastic birthday month!

    💛 Ngoc

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    1. Ahah I get that, I was over vampires, but I loved Renee’s writing too much not to read it haha 🙂 I hope you’ll enjoy it better than I did 😀

      Oh I wish you both the best of luck with your exams and everything, you can do this ❤ ❤ ❤ Thank you so much for your sweet words, it means a lot ❤

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  21. An advanced happy birthday to you!!! I hope you special day will be filled with a lot of love and fun, because you deserve it 💖 And I hope that your mental health lightens! Sending you a lot of hugs! Ah, I’m so sad that The Beautiful disappointed you. I thought that Renee Ahdieh’s writing would work perfectly for vampires:( I hope your next reads aren’t as disappointing though! And congrats on making so much progress with you WIP! I’ve seen the aesthetics you’ve shared on Twitter, and they always make me so excited to learn more about the story!

    P.S. Thanks so much for featuring some of my posts here!

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    1. Thank you so, so much, Caitlin, means a lot, thank you ❤ ❤
      I thought so too, and I felt like The Beautiful missed some of the magic I felt with Renee's previous books, unfortunately. Hopefully you'll enjoy it better than I did, if you decide to read it 🙂

      Thank you so much!! I hope you'll have a beautiful October ❤ and of course, you write the best posts ❤

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  22. Oof, I feel you about Fall. On one hand, I love the cold weather and NOT sweating every minute. But on the other hand, the sun goes MIA and the clouds can get to a girl after a while. I hope your spirits don’t get too down this year ❤️. And happy early birthday!!
    Also, thanks for mentioning my post, Marie! I really appreciate it 🙂.

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  23. Oh no, I’m sorry to hear that the new season has you not feeling well 😦 I hope you’ll get some sunshine soon at least, even if it’s cold! 💕 Thank you so much for sharing my writing post, it means a lot to me!! 💛 It seems like your writing has been going very well too, I’m so proud of you and your progress!! I’m also happy to see that you loved Fangirl, it’s the best!! 🥰
    The Beautiful sadly turned out to be a disappointment for me too 😦

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    1. Thank you so much Caro, you’re so sweet ❤ ❤
      I'm glad I'm not the only one that was disappointed by The Beautiful 😦 so much potential, but I feel like it could have been so much better 😦

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  24. Thank you so much for sharing my post!! ❤ ❤ ❤

    For some reason, I always thought that you had read Fangirl. How has it taken you so long to read this gem of a book haha.

    I really want to read Daisy Jones and the Six. The concept of the book sounds awesome and I can definitely see myself falling head over heels for that book.

    I can understand the guilt of not blog-hopping as much. I've accepted the fact that it's just not possible, but I still feel so guilty about it, but you can't do everything so focus on what makes you happy.

    Happy early birthday. I hope October is a happy month for you.

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    1. You’re so welcome! ❤
      I know, I'm just too late to the party on that one, but I'm glad I finally joined it! I adore Fangirl with all my heart ❤ I hope you'll love Daisy Jones as much as I did, I was SO fascinated by it, I couldn't stop reading ❤

      Thank you so much, Lois ❤ I hope you'll have a beautiful month ❤

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  25. Hello Marie!!!
    Wow, congrats on getting so much writing done!! It’s no small feat!! Wishing you all the best on trying to finish the rest of your WIP this month. As always, let me know if you’re looking for beta-readers 😉
    Also, I’m so glad that you enjoyed Fangirl!! I read this book a while back and it’s due for a reread 🙂
    Wishing you a wonderful October! Have a happy birthday month!!

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    1. Thank you so, so much, Sophie!! ❤ and thank you for all of your support, it means the world ❤ I'll definitely think of you when I need some beta readers, I might work on a second, a little more polished draft before giving it out to beta readers, though, I think haha 🙂
      I hope you'll have a beautiful October! ❤

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  26. I’m sorry to hear the change in weather makes you feel down and I always try to hold onto something which makes me feel good in hard times– so I always have something to look forward too. And at least October is your birthday month so I wish you a wonderful birthday on the 15th!! *sending you lots of cake*
    I really need to read Daisy Jones and I’m so excited to get to it!! I’m glad you adored Darius and I’m very excited for the sequel!!
    It’s wonderful to hear about your writing progress– it is a lovely feeling when you get into it and feel so productive and you are doing amazing and writing every day is an achievement and you should be proud of yourself!!
    You don’t have to feel sorry for not blog hopping as much as you used to, I’m just glad you are focusing on things you enjoy and putting yourself first– it makes me happy!! You will always be a lovely member of the book community whether you choose to blog hop or not!! ❤
    Thank you so much for linking my post and my sisters (I told her and she said it made her blush and she is very thankful and speechless) and I'm really happy you liked reading both of them!! ❤
    I wish you a wonderful October and hope your writing continues to go well!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your positive words, Sophie, this means the world ❤ I'm trying to stay positive even if the season makes it hard at times, thank you ❤ and thank you for your sweet words and support, this means so much. I'm having a little bit of a hard time not feeling guilty about it all, but I try to do my best to take better care of myself I guess 🙂
      AH of course, I loved your post and your sister's post so much (if she feels like writing more with you, I AM HERE FOR IT!) ❤
      I hope you'll have a beautiful October ❤

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  27. Oh wow, your birthday is so close to my bestie’s !! Hers in on the 19th 🙂
    Yep, I definately feel you .. I usually am a lover of fall, but this year it’s just, so much cooler !! I don’t like. Canada are still getting this wierd super cold/random hot days still – Thanksfully I still haven’t gotten ill yet!
    Be sure to take extra care of yourself, Marie xx

    Don’t worry, love. We all wanna bloghop as much as we can, but there’s millions of posts out there — we can’t possibly read them ALL (sadly, just like books..). Even if you can only do 2-3 per day, it’s still something!

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    1. Ahh yay!! Happy early birthday to her 😀
      I hope you won’t get ill, I’m sending you all the healthy vibes and hope the Canada weather will be okay!
      Thank you so much, this means so much ❤ ❤

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  28. Despite not being able to spend as much time blog hopping, you’re still doing a great job in the book blogging community, because you’re always so lovely and supportive! I understand how you’re feeling right now, I’m also not doing so great in the blog hopping department, but please don’t let that discourage you from your writing! If that’s what’s making you happy right now, then I’m happy!
    It seems like you had a good reading month, congrats! Unfortunately, September wasn’t my best reading month. I’m really interested in reading Daisy Jones, though.
    Also, happy birthday! (what a coincidence that I’m blog hopping and it’s your bday hahah) I hope you have a day as fantastic as yourself, because you deserve it! ❤
    Happy October ^^

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  29. Ahhh I missed your birthday and I am sad now! I hope you had a wonderful day full of lots of love, Marie!

    Looks like you had a good September overall, and I hope that your personal sunshine stays with you as everything gets colder. Thanks so much for linking to my post as well, you are so sweet!

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    1. Ahh don’t worry about it, thank you so so so very much for your sweet words, this means SO much ❤ ❤
      I hope so, thank you! and of course, you always write the most incredible posts ❤

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  30. Excellent work with your writing! That definitely takes priority over spending time online, so I applaud you. I see so many books you’ve read that I really want to read too. Darius the Great might be made into a movie, so I’m getting a copy soon as I always read the book first. Hope your birthday was fun! Fall is also not fun for me as I don’t enjoy the darker days and cold.

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    1. Thank you so much Danielle, you’re so sweet! 🙂
      I heard that yes I am SO excited about seeing Darius as a movie! I hope you’ll get a chance to read the book soon and will love it 🙂
      Thank you so much and I’m so sorry fall isn’t your time, either. We can get through this! ❤

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