Dear Diary #1

Posted October 6, 2019 by Fictional Fox in Personal / 0 Comments

“The first rash of fallen leaves crackled beneath Hazel’s feet, like a carpet of brittle paper.”

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Autumn is here. It’s getting colder, the trees are changing colour, and the days are getting shorter.

What I’ve been up to so far in October

From the Sunday dog walk.

The main focus of my free time this month has been to create Blogtober posts, where you post every day for the month of October. I didn’t plan any content in advance so I type each post on the fly.

It hasn’t been too bad to come up with things to post because I have a lot of notes for book reviews that can be typed up and edited, so I’m not always starting from scratch each day.

I want to post some more diverse content over the course of the month and expand past reviews, though. I would like to do more discussion posts like my post about opening lines to books. Dissecting language, scenes and characters in books is my favourite hobby. It’s not good from a ‘spoilers’ point of view so I don’t know how many people will read these kind of posts, but gosh do I have fun writing them.

I haven’t been doing a lot of reading so far in October, but once I have finished writing up two more reviews (for Swordspoint and Life and Death ) I am going to get stuck into Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. At the moment I am using a TBR jar to lucky dip the books I read. So far it’s been working out really well for me.

A lot of time I would have used for reading has been spent on gaming. My current poison is Sims 4. The new Realm of Magic game pack is super cute. I love having spellcaster Sims. They can now get brooms and wands. It my current obsession. I might do a post about my current Sims family in a future post.

My October goals

My main goal is to successfully post every day this month. I refuse to fail at this. No matter how tired or out of ideas I am, I’m not going to stop. I will find something to post. Even if it’s just a photo with some thoughts.

I also want to read more books and keep my reading journal up-to-date. I got a beautiful notebook from my grandma for my birthday and I’ve been really good so far about writing my thoughts in there. I’m going to stick to my lucky dip method of choosing which books I read because that’s been really fun so far.

My other goal is to get new glasses this month. Not sure what style to go with yet. But I do want to go for something different if I have enough courage to do so. I usually go for plastic frames so maybe I’ll try some metal ones? Part of me wants to go for full on Harry Potter style ones ๐Ÿ˜›

What are your goals for this month?

Lauren x


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