I always enjoy watching recaps from other bloggers, so that’s why I’ll be posting my own recaps. This wrap up is also my new ‘Showcase Sunday’ since I don’t have the time to do weekly hauls. Instead, I hope to capture it in vlogs every now and then.
This month was a little slow and I haven’t done a lot of exciting things. I’ve been to the gym every week, so go me! I went to the cinema with a couple of friends to see Dracula Untold and it was aaaahaamazing! I went shopping with my mother and sister and we had a nice lunch at Bagels & Beans. I went to a Halloween themed park and while it was a little disappointing, I had a great time with everyone. This year I was dressed as a ventriloquist dummy. We also had my boyfriend’s friends coming over to play some video games and I had a bookclub meeting.
The reason for the slow month was the start of my internship. The first few days were nerve-racking. I was all alone writing my plan, but I was asked for lunch by some people next to my office. You might remember how socially awkward I am, but I still managed to have a normal conversation. After two weeks of sitting there 9 hours a day I was starting to get bored. I was happy when my supervisor accepted my plan and I moved on to the lab. I was first helping out two guys, because they are working on something similar, but yesterday I finally started my own project! It’s fun, but also a bit stressful. I definitely need to get used to my new schedule.
This is for the people who are interested in more information about my internship. I'm not sure how much I can tell about my research, to be honest. The main idea is that I'm going to make extracts from certain plants and I will put these in a bioassay to see if there is an antimicrobial effect on Helicobacter pylori. This is a stomach bacteria and it’s the major cause of gastric ulcers and cancer. The Helicobacter is starting to get more resistance to the normal treatment and plant extracts might be a new solution. I wish I could tell you more, but I might be able to tell you all about it once I'm done and the article is published!
Disappointing amount of books (for me), but I did read some good stories! Hook's revenge was by far my favorite book this month, thanks for pushing this book into my life Debby and The burning sky was also exactly what I needed.
131. Miriam Forster – Empire of shadows. 4/5.
132. Cat Winters – The cure for dreaming. 4.5/5.
133. Ransom Riggs – Miss Peregrine’s home for Peculiar Children. 4/5.
134. Sara Raasch – Snow like ashes. 2.5/5.
135. Heidi Schulz – Hook’s revenge. 5/5.
136. Natalie Parker – Beware the wild. 3/5.
137. Claudia Gray – A thousand pieces of you. 3.5/5.
138. C.S Evans – Sleeping beauty. 3/5.
139. MarcyKate Connolly – Monstrous. 3.5/5.
140. Sherry Thomas – The burning sky. 4.5/5.
Most of the things I watched this month were TV shows like Expedition Robinson, Arrested development, New Girl, The Big Bang Theory, Hart of Dixie, Once upon a time and Doctor Who. I re-watched La Belle et la bête, one of the best real movie versions of Beauty and the beast, Happily ever after and Keeping mum. I saw Playing for keeps, Step up (don’t get the hype), Oorlogswinter (Dutch movie about the war, terrible.. Most Dutch people can’t act) and like I said, I went to the cinema to see Dracula Untold and was blown away. Hot guy, lots of action, interesting spin to the original tale: I loved it.
TBR pile: 21 / 21. (100%) COMPLETED.
TBR pile challenge 2: 39/32. (122%) COMPLETED.
TBR pile challenge 3: 50/50 (100%) COMPLETED.
Review pile: 21 / 21. (100%) COMPLETED.
Review pile challenge 2: 45/45 (100%) COMPLETED.
Review pile challenge 3: 54/50 (108%) COMPLETED.
Dystopian: 19/19. (100%) COMPLETED.
Series: 14/12. (117%) COMPLETED.
Fairy tale: 24/16. (150%) COMPLETED.
Bingo: 25/25 squares. (100%) COMPLETED.
New Goodreads challenge: 140/150. (93%) (ALMOST!)
Halloween Bingo Card: 8/25 squares. (32%)
I had to buy this book after the bookclub meeting a month ago. I’m on a book buying ban, but I HAD to get Hook's Revenge and I’m happy I did. It’s absolutely adorable. Whatever you are doing right now, stop and go buy this book!
I also downloaded a couple of books from Edelweiss, but I’m too lazy to find the covers on Goodreads. Titles: A cold legacy, Etherworld, Death marked, The thickety: The whispering trees, The chosen prince, No place to fall and Conspiracy of blood and smoke (!!)
Yesterday I also received three books from the bookclub. Debby really wanted to get rid of some of her ARC's, so I took the opportunity to take Jackaby and The vault of Dreamers. Daisy was giving away her copy of Tarnish by Katherine Longshore. I already own (and liked) Gilt, so I couldn't pass it.
That’s it for this month! How was your October? Did you have a fun Halloween?