Welcome to October’s Monthly Minutes at Midnight!
Here’s the deal: I’ll share the books I’ve obtained, posts of interest from others, giveaways I have happening, and just general random shenanigans. You know I love a shenanigan. Also, covers all link to Goodreads and/or reviews, because I am awesome. I link up with the Wrap-Up-Round-Up, because of course I do.
For Review/From Publishers:
Huge thanks to Entangled for this beauty!! It was really good!
Huge thanks to the publishers, so many most-anticipated books here! (Also, someone may have gone overboard- you know, again?)
Whoopsie. I bought these as a “crap I have to go back to work” reward because they were all on sale… then I worked for one day before everything shut down/quarantine ?♀️
Nothing this month!!
Shenanigans Since Last Time:
Pretty solid bunch here! And I even read a few of my own books again, wheee! I’m enjoying Mexican Gothic so far too, I will let you know next month!
Some of the loveliest/most entertaining/super helpful/just plain interesting posts I found this month!
- Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales shares a series of Ghost Stories From Asia
- AJ @ Read All the Things! tests Instagram’s book recommendations
- Lisa @ Lisa Loves Literature asks if you have to finish every review book
- Sammie @ The Bookwyrm’s Den shares tips for requesting reviews from bloggers
- Nyx @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books explains why she can’t read series
- Molly @ Molly’s Book Nook discusses blogging voice insecurities
- Lauren @ Shooting Stars Mag shares how more bloggers got their blog names
- Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books talks about her ARC attitude
- Angel @ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures shares some basic HTML for bloggers
- Malka @ Paper Procrastinators talks about why reading mindless books is so important
- Laura @ Daydreaming Dragons asks if book blogging is dead
- Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction has locked herself in the basement, and I have questions.
- Amber @ Du Livre shares a “like this, try that”, spooky edition
- Chana @ Paper Procrastinators talks about rating sci-fi as a STEM student
- Kiersten @ We Live and Breathe Books shares her Animal Crossing Halloween fun
Fancy & New Since Last I Saw You!
I love looking at pretty covers! So here are some new ones that I have fallen in love with since our last update!
Pretty covers are pretty, and this month blessed our eyes!
Things we need to talk about at this juncture:
- The 100 ended and no of course I am not okay. The finale was actually pretty good, considering. But it is now my life’s goal to “fix” it by editing View Spoiler »Bellamy « Hide Spoiler into the View Spoiler »end scene on the beach « Hide Spoiler. If anyone has any tips for how to make this happen, do share! I am also planning on doing a series of “wrap up” posts, for the whole series, not The Season Which Shall Not Be Named.
- Shattering Stigmas starts on November 7th! I still have room (like, tons of room, tbh) for posts if anyone so desires!
- This month was… a lot. The pandemic is raging out of control, the election is looming. The 100 is over, Sammy turned 7 and then had surgery, I went to work for exactly one day until all the schools shut down again and then we were all quarantined because someone in Sammy’s class had COVID. Some other random crap happened that I may get to in my Shattering Stigmas post, but my point is, holy crap 2020 is something. We did manage to go to the Pumpkin Patch before we were quarantined, so there’s that!
- American friends, please make sure you VOTE, if you’ve not already! I have, put my ballot in the mail and it has already been received and counted! But it is too late to mail yours now, so either drop it in a dropbox or vote IN PERSON. Is everyone as terrified as I am? Great. At least we have each other! Also have some strange human children being penguins.