WELL, it sure has been a while since I've done one of these! But a lot has changed in the last...i don't even know, few centuries, so I thought it would be fun to update the interwebs.
Um. Did I even read this month?
No seriously. I'm pretty sure I didn't read this month. If I did, I didn't add it to Goodreads, but I'm notoriously awful at updating my Goodreads, so it's always woefully incomplete. Surely I read...something? ARGH.
Life got MADLY HECTIC this month (I MOVED! More details below) and when I'm busy and stressed, reading is always the first thing to go. I hate that so much, because reading is a great way to relax, but I guess it takes too much mental energy for the lump of over-pulled, melted taffy that is my brain on stress.
I've started a whole bunch of things, but haven't managed to finish. BUT I WILL. I WILLLLL. I also did some de-stressifying reread of fave scenes from fave books, which I do whenever life is TOO MUCH
I'm literally always watching Gilmore Girls. LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY YOU GUYSSSS
I binge-rewatched S1 for for Delena angst and because the last season is currently airing live and I have a half-baked plan to catch up (though that's most likely not going to happen)
I absolutely HATE scary movies--I'm the biggest marshmallow, i straight up don't understanding WANTING to be scared on PURPOSE, if you ever jump out from behind something to scare me I will kick you someplace very sensitive don't ever do it--so my brand of Halloween movie is less The Ring and more Bette Midler being faaaabulous
It finally, FINALLY feels like fall in Los Angeles! ☕🍁🍂🍃 It took most of October to happen, but I have to say I'm ready for it. .. Celebrating a gloomy autumn Monday with my adorable raccoon mug and admiring the unfairly gorgeous naked cover of #thisadventureends by Emma Mills, which I super loved. Favorite contemporary of 2016! .. #emmamills #fiercereads #fallintobooks #seewhatididthere #SOSHINY #bookstagram #coffeeandbooks #coffeeandraccons
I really wanted to be better at Inktober this year (aka, actually participate), and though the moving process became WAY too draining for me to keep up, I still actually drew a few ink sketches, so YAY! Calling it a win anyway.
Third day of October and I'm already behind, but first #inktober doodle is my Queen in the North, Sansa Stark 👸🐺❄🔥 pic.twitter.com/EbPnthPhiF— Gillian BuriedAlive (@mizgillianberry) October 3, 2016
Day 4 of #inktober: a SIMON VS by @beckyalbertalli sketchydoodle. Love lettering with my new brush pens ❤💙👓 pic.twitter.com/rqp5geInsB— Gillian BuriedAlive (@mizgillianberry) October 4, 2016
Semi late #inktober day 7: little sketch of Emma Watson's Belle for @bringmybooks @morganameridius @jessiexmachina 🌹👑✨ pic.twitter.com/rQHmlGnVr7— Gillian BuriedAlive (@mizgillianberry) October 8, 2016
I MOVED!!! FINALLY! For those of you who haven't managed to keep up with my leeeeengthy housing process, here's a quick summary: I bought a house (!!!) at the very beginning of July after a few months of hunting. I was living in an apartment at the time, and the lease was set to run out on October 30th. Me being me, I decided to plan ahead EVER so nicely and not procrastinate and get everything done so sensibly...and moved all my junk out of the apartment on...you guessed it...October 30th. SO. It was quite the process and super overwhelming and the most adult thing I ahve ever done ever. Houses are complicated beasts. Who knew. I haven't slept in weeks. BUT I have so much more space now, and I get to decorate it, and I'm already in the process of setting up my bookshelves! Look!!!
I've finally got the reading nook I've always wanted 😊😊😊🎉🎉🎉 pic.twitter.com/rYVNpgdUJ5— Gillian BuriedAlive (@mizgillianberry) October 31, 2016
SLOWLY BUT SURELY pic.twitter.com/efSdewGkVK— Gillian BuriedAlive (@mizgillianberry) November 1, 2016
Here's what it looked like semi vaguely empty (before most of the boxes arrived and then exploded their boxy contents all over my house (MY HOUSE!!!):It's the boxpocalypse but at least a quarter of the books are up pic.twitter.com/QoS0dcWUoJ— Gillian BuriedAlive (@mizgillianberry) October 31, 2016
In progress (also hi welcome to Casa Gillian please wipe your shoes on the mat and come on in) pic.twitter.com/9RfIUtMXJu— Gillian BuriedAlive (@mizgillianberry) October 30, 2016
NaNoWriMo is here!! (AKA National Novel Writing Month for those not in the know, in which deluded writer-type folks try for some ungodly reason to vomit out at least fifty thousand words in one month.) I absolutely love NaNoWriMo. It's my favorite time of year, and I always participate. If you're a similar breed of masochist, let's be buds! Clickety click right here to see my NaNo profile. I'm cheating a bit this year (I usually do) and working on a WIP that's already 40k words in, but it's inspired by the movie Anastasia and it has witches and princesses and bi boys and lots of things I love, so I'm very excited to devote every waking second of my life to it like the obsessive person I am!
THAT'S RIGHT. I HAVE VOTED. I did early voting by mail for the local election and I love it sooooo much. It's definitely the way to go for introverts like me who panic a bit at the prospect of polling places, plus with the move and the change of address everything got very COMPLICATED. But I voted for THE FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT EVER AND I'M VERY NERVECITED ABOUT IT BUT MOSTLY TERRIFIED AND I PLAN TO DRINK A LOT ON NOVEMBER 8TH OH GOD OH GOD IT'S A WEEK AWAY AND I'M NOT DRUNK YET *hyperventilates into a paper bag*
Did you know it is REALLY HARD to photograph your own boobs, how does Kim K do it so successfully so often
This month's blog posts:
Top Ten Literary Names I'd Rename My Dog
When You Fall Out of Love with A Series
Review: This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
OKAY. SO. I have finally decided to be a tea person. I'm just as much of a coffeeholic as someone raised on Gilmore Girls should conceivably be, but to be honest it's started to wreak havoc with my sleeping schedule (I'm an insomniac on the best of months, but add the stress of moving and related stress dreams...oof), so I want to try out something a bit gentler, caffeine-wise. (I don't believe in decaf coffee. Don't tell me to drink it.) So i'm trying out tea, which I have historically never liked. BUT THIS TIME I'M DETERMINED, mostly by bombarding myself with fall flavors. So far Apple Spice Chai (I do like chai), Cinnamon, and Peppermint have been winners. Black tea is most likely going to be my bag.
But if you have tea recommendations, PLEASE LEAVE THEM IN THE COMMENTS! I need things to try out until I figure out what I like :)
So that's it for me for October! November is probably going to be another month of tea, NaNo-ing, and setting up bookshelves (plus other house necessities like a TV and my closet and shit but whatever bookshelves), but hopefully it'll include a bit more reading!