Monthly Memories: October 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Hi guys!

I hope everyone had a good October. Mine was pretty decent but exhausting, and I am already looking forward to Thanksgiving break.
Life Updates
- This was my first full month back in the US and the first full month of school. It's a little bit lonely living alone now, but I appreciate the freedom and privacy a whole lot. It's just that I am entirely responsible for any chores around my apartment and since I like to keep my space clean, I spend a lot of time cleaning up. 

- School has been interesting. I'm enjoying my classes, but I admit that there is a lot more reading than in my masters. It's good though because it's getting me used to the tone of academic papers, a skill that I will need once I get started with my dissertation. I just wish I wasn't so exhausted when I get home every day though ...

- I've been really into meal prepping lately and I have tried out lots of new recipes in October. Some of my favorite dishes were: Mediterranean Chicken Wrap, Lime Shrimp Dragon Noodles and Spinach Feta Turkey Burger.

- I turned 25 at the end of October and I have to say I'm kind of dreading being closer to my 30s now than my 20s. I just feel like there's so much I want to achieve before I hit 30 that it makes me anxious. 

Reading Updates
I read 18 books this month and yes, I've already begun reading holiday novels!

4.5-5 Stars

Once Upon a Bride Merrily Ever After (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly, #2.5) Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5)

4 Stars

A Wedding One Christmas Umbertouched (Rosemarked, #2) How the Dukes Stole Christmas The Frame-Up (The Golden Arrow Mysteries, #1) Off the Grid (The Lost Platoon, #2) All Fall Down (Circus Hearts, #2) Their Perfect Melody (Matched to Perfection #3) Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles, #1)  

3.5-4 Stars

Shades of Wicked (Night Rebel, #1) Island of Exiles (The Ryogan Chronicles, #1) 

3 Stars

Between a Highlander and a Hard Place (Highland Weddings, #5) Seduced by the Badge (To Serve and Seduce #1)

2.5 Stars

My Favorite Half-Night Stand Ache for You (Slow Burn, #3)

Favorite Book Boyfriends

Once Upon a Bride A Wedding One Christmas

I loved loved loved Jay and Noah from these two books. They were so dreamy! <3

Most Exciting Books On Deck For Next Month

Not the DukeĆ¢€™s Darling (The Greycourt, #1) Nightchaser (Endeavor, #1)

What I've Been Watching 
  Debi Mazar, Hilary Duff, and Sutton Foster in Younger (2015) 

I finished my binge-watch of Cable Girls and oh my gosh! I am in desperate need of the next season. It's a brilliant show and I can't recommend it enough. It's got a little bit of everything for everyone including romance, feminism, and mystery! I also binged Younger. I have mixed feelings about this show. There are things I really love, but towards the later seasons, I started to get very annoyed with a lot of the characters and all the lying. I also watched Elite on Netflix, and holy moly! It's very sexy, murdery, and scandalous. I hate 90% of the characters but boy, is this show completely addictive. I'm excited for more!

Hope you guys had a good month? Tell me all about it in the comments below!

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