Monthly Round-Up for October
October has been an absolute whirlwind, so much so that I nearly named this post ‘September’ Round-Up. Where has this month gone?!
We’ve had a busy half-term at school, with my class producing their own anthology of re-imagined fairytales which I am showing off to everyone * proud teacher*
In personal life, me and the other half have been looking at houses and apartments, with the aim of buying our own – scary yet exciting!
How has your October been?
Picture books: 13
Graphic novels: 0
Middle Grade: 12
Young adult: 13
Sources of books
ARC: 8 ( 3 e-ARCs from Netgalley)
Author Interviews: Lexi Rees,
Reblogged posts: Children’s Books for Hallowe’en
I also took part in:
(Just realised that they are all -pretty much- about witches! Turns out I have a type of books for October…or maybe just in general, lol)
October Achievements and Highlights
My class’s aforementioned anthology of fairy tales – my favourite thing in the classroom right now! I am also so proud of the work they have been producing in Maths and the depth of discussions we have been having around our whole-class reader (i.e. book we all read the the same time) The Iron Man. Our new school library is starting to look really welcoming, thanks to my Year 6 Librarians who have been brilliant. We also ran the Book Fair and raised some money to buy new books for the library – yay!
I was finally brave enough to e-mail some publishers for proofs this month and heard back from two of them – I am really excited to bring you reviews of some books from Thames & Hudson and Midas PR/ Perronet Press within the next few weeks.
Plus I was lucky enough to get an amazing selection of books from Barrington Stoke and Chicken House so look out for those too. I still feel nervous e-mailing publishers, but I hope that they can see how much I shout about books I love!
Food/Drink: The last few days have been gorgeous, sunny and warm, but you can still feel the Autumn chill and see the nights getting darker a bit earlier. For that reason, I’m back onto drinking my yummy gingerbread green tea and chai tea, sometimes on its own, sometimes whisked up with milk = yum! Also eating tonnes of soup because it’s so much nicer than a cold sandwich on a chilly day. Which flavours are your favourite? I like good, trusty old chunky vegetable soup, potato and leek and broccoli and stilton as a treat!
Skincare: Coming into the colder weather my already-dry skin tends to get completely dehydrated so I am trying to drink lots of fluids as well as use creams known to hold in moisture. I love the Garnier Moisture Bomb creams (both night and day) and the Simple Hydration booster which I mix with my primer and BB cream to get even more hydration. Vaseline is a life-saver for stubborn dry patches!
TV/Film: Recently I haven’t really been watching TV, apart from the odd episode of the Japanese drama, Nodame no Cantabile. I love this series so it is a bit like comfort food to watch, particularly as some of my favourite pieces of music are played in it. I am also planning to start watching a new Chinese or Korean series to keep my language skills up! Any recommendations?
What did you think of my monthly round-up for October?
How did your month go?
Would you like to see more posts like this?
Let me know in the comments!
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Thanks for reading!