The End Of Blogstober

Can’t believe that I was able to post every day for a month. Honestly don’t think I would have been able too. Let’s be honest. Was running out of ideas for #Blogstober. So I might not post every day in November or December unless I really want too. I might cut it down to 2 to 3 times a week. Totally give a round of applause to those who can post 3 different blog posts in the same day, every day. Like I was struggling with one a days. I honestly did enjoy posting something different because it helped me get out of a writing slump that I did find myself in. So, I do want to end the year off strong and continue writing.

Note, if I steal an idea that I saw I will give that person credit. I don’t want anyone to think that I stole their idea. A lot of posts that I see do give me inspiration so I do want to make sure that I give a person credit if I see something that makes me think that ‘this is a good idea’.

I have learned a lot about myself throughout the month of October. I’m thankful that I got to grow and understand more of the blogging community. When I first started, I was doing it for book reviews but this month made me realize that it is more than just book reviews that I can post. I can do anything just as long as it’s true to me or true to the topic that I wanted to start blogging about when I started blogging almost a year ago. Books.

I want to thank you all for joining me in on Blogstober. And hopefully I’ll continue posting what I feel is true to me. November here we come!

WWW Wednesday 10/30/19

Last WWW Wednesday

Welcome to this weeks WWW Wednesday!! If you don’t know what it is it’s where you answer 3 questions. What you last read. What your currently reading. What your hopefully planning on reading next.

What I last read?

Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children:

I honestly don’t know why it took me so long to read this book. It was entertaining and I got wrapped up in the world. You go along the journey with Jacob as he tries to figure out the answers of his grandfathers past. And how those answers will help shape his future in this world that he’s still trying to figure out.

Paper Girls Vol 1

This is the first volume in a graphic novel series. It’s set in 1988 where these 4 girls are in fact paper girls. One morning they find out that things have changed and people have disappeared except for these four. The future tries to help and they have to figure out how to save both. This ends with Erin ‘the new girl’ meeting her future self.

What I’m Currently Reading:

Ranking Light From Ashes

I do want to try and get one more book in for the month of October. And the last 2 WWW Wednesday’s I said I was planning on reading this book. I just wasn’t in the mood for it. This is my last ebook for the month. This is about this girl who’s parents gave her up so that she would have the best chance to survive the holocaust.

What I’m planning on reading next?

The Maze Runner

This is what I’m hopefully starting ThankfulAThon with. (ThankfulAThon Announcement). I loved the series and I can’t wait to revisit it.

Can’t believe that October is pretty much over!! I enjoyed doing these WWW Wednesday’s and hopefully will continue them in November.

Kellies diary book review:

What I’m going to do is combine books 1 and 2.

Style: ebook

Genre: thriller

Trigger warning(s): possibly abuse but not really explained (book2)

Book Summary:

These books are about a younger girl (9 in the first and 10 in the second) named Kellie. The first book follows her as she’s experiencing people get turned into ‘monsters’. She doesn’t know what they are at first finds out they are zombies. She doesn’t really know where to go at the end of book one. So when we leave Kellie at the end of book 1, she’s safe at her house. In book 2, she wants to go to her grandparents house across the county in Oregon. As for her family, she really doesn’t know what happens to them or let alone if they are even alive. Kellie spends so much time alone that when she comes in contact with a human, she kinda doesn’t know how to react due to the fact she’s been trying to you know stay alive from the zombies. So in book 2 she comes across some non zombie people (aka humans) and like I said, she’s shy due to the fact shes been alone for the better part of a year. The first person she comes acrossed seemed kinda abusive towards her so she’s kinda happy that he gets taken down. The second group of people that she comes across leaves her surprisingly happy. She may not know what happened to the rest of her family but she’s happy at the end of book 2.

Book Thoughts:

I love how short these books are and how addicting they are. Like I just want to buy the whole series and just read all of them back to back. Think this might be one of my favorite series. Or at least when I’m done with it. They do give off a walking dead vibe so if you love the walking dead then I suggest checking out this series. Because there’s a good chance you’ll get addicted by the first book. Like even though I don’t personally read books with a child main character, I can’t help but root for Kellie. Because all I want is for her to find people, living people, as well for her family. Like I personally wasn’t a huge fan of the first one so I was hesitant to get the second one. It was Yea I liked the first one but do I really want to pick up book 2. And so glad that I did. I enjoyed the second one more than the first. Which usually happens. So totally recommend you check the series out.

Book Ratings:

Book 1: 3 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Book 2: 4 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Yes I know I probably did some spoilers. But the books are extremely short so it’s kinda hard to do a summary without spoiling some things that happen in the books. If you do want to read these please read what the description on Amazon (or Goodreads) says about later books. In book 2, it does point in the direction of abuse but it wasn’t really explored. But the description of book 5 says along the lines of ‘read at your own risk’. So that’s only suggesting that these books do in fact get darker as the series goes on or else they wouldn’t have put that in the description of their book on both goodreads and Amazon.

What If… Vampires Existed

It’s October so it’s natural to talk about the supernatural. So in nature of October and Halloween what if vampires existed?

If vampires existed they would do a great job at concealing the fact their vampires. Like in twilight they only go out when it’s extremely cloudy so no one knows they sparkle. Like in vampire diaries they wear a ring so they can walk around in daylight. So this leads me to believe that if they did exist they would do a great job at covering up their vampireness.

If vampires existed then they are trying to blend in with the rest of us. Like doing conspiracy theories, reading books, writing books, being actors, heck even being our best friend. They really don’t want anyone to know so they blend in to what 2019 (almost 2020) is. You know minus the being obsessed with a cell phone and sleep.

I mean I know I’d love it if vampires exist because then there be that chance of never getting older. Wouldn’t have to worry about death and wouldn’t celebrate my birthday (which would be a plus) because it wouldn’t be a big deal. Trust me why would I want to celebrate my birthday all I’m doing is celebrating another year being closer to death.

I mean vampires have been such a part of culture for as long as we can remember. There’s Dracula, Hotel Transylvania, Twilight, Vampire Diaries, Vampire Academy, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Vampirina, and many more. So, that leads me to believe if vampires exist then they know their kind sells very well. Which would explain the constant ‘what can we do that can be the next big vampire thing’. Think if vampires existed they are still trying to figure that one out.

I personally believe that vampires existed yet they just don’t want the humans to know. Because they didn’t want us to post it because we tend to post any and almost everything online. Think it was easier before cell phones because then they didn’t have to worry about it getting out on things like twitter.

But that’s just my opinion. It’s sometimes nice to wonder about the ‘what if’ because there’s so many things we don’t know yet. Like aliens and mermaids (two different blog post for another time). We all believe in different things. Like vampires. It’s nice to be like if vampires do exist what are they doing.

My self care tips

Since we live in a day where we try to make mental health a priority and are always saying ‘if you’re suffering then get help’. I’m the type of person who doesn’t like reaching out especially going to therapy. I’m also the type of person who tends to not to believe the ‘I’m here for you if you need me’ words, mainly because I believe actions speak louder than words. I know it’s hard to do in Group Chats but usually your words in a Group Chats reflect the person behind the screen. I’m the type of person who doesn’t want people to know when I’m upset or having a bad mental day. So I thought there’s people out there who really don’t like sharing their feelings. These are just things I do. Everyone is different in how they deal with their mental health. Just do what’s best for you.

Eating better:

When I’m feeling down, weather it’s just a bad mental day(s) or something, I find eating something that actually healthy puts me in a better place mentally. It doesn’t have to be ‘oh I have to eat extremely healthy 24/7’. If your favorite fruit is apples then get an apple. If you love avocados then get avocados. Like it doesn’t have to be big. Sometimes as good for you as apples and avocados just puts me in a better mood.

Cooking:

This kinda goes hand in hand with the whole ‘eating better’ thing. I personally love cooking. I honestly find it relaxing and therapeutic. I know not everyone feels that way. But for me anyways, cooking is a way for me to let all the bad energy go.

Walking/exercise:

Everyone says ‘exercise is good for you’. Pretty sure we all heard it growing up. But honestly it isn’t just good for the body. I find that working out (or in my case walking) does in fact help your mind. Now that falls here, it’s the perfect opportunity to get outside and get walking. If you already have snow (I’m already hearing those ‘I have snow where I live’ comments) then do an exercise that you like inside.

Writing:

I don’t always write how I feel. But I love to write. I think it’s a great mental tip. Weather it’s making lists, writing about your day, or blogging I find that writing does do something therapeutic for me.

Acting weird:

I’m a weird person. You’d never know unless I told you. But personally for me, acting weird is a way for me to be productive. Only really do it around people I’m completely comfortable around. That way I don’t feel self conscious and feel like I have to hide.

Coloring:

Know this might sound “childish” but sometimes as a human we still need to do childish things. Like coloring. I don’t like the fact that I just admitted that I still color (even if it’s from time to time). I mean sometimes we just want to color. Not because we’re in that bad of a place but because we’re either in the mood to color or we use it as a way to let what’s bothering us go.

Showering:

I know that it can sometimes be hard on days to even shower. But honestly I use it as a way to let my problems go. Plus when you take deep breaths in the shower it personally makes me feel better. Maybe not much some days but the hot water and the deep breaths personally make a difference. Plus you can use it as a way of scrubbing away your problems. I would personally suggest taking a night shower because you can feel better especially before bed.

So there’s just a few activities that I enjoy doing for self care. Yes, I know I have a lot to work on still. So will this list change or will be added on too. Yes. If you haven’t tried something on this list and you want to feel free too. Also, I’m open to hearing what y’all do on days were your not feeling all yourself. It doesn’t have to be a bad mental day. Just days where you feel off.

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