Currently: My toes are cold as I’m sitting here listening to MONTERO again. I’m listing the pros and cons of whether or not I want to shower today or curl my hair, as I only have the energy for one of those things. Lastly, I’m trying to convince myself this post doesn’t have to be perfect, I just need to post something because I’m tired of not posting.
Also: trying to remember the highlights of this month, but I’m having a hard time remembering. It’s tempting to get on my phone and scroll through my socials to see, but I know if I do that I will get sucked into checking all the notifications and then will stop writing this post. So, let’s see what I can remember.
I know I read four books this month: The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie, which was a buddy read with my friend Rachel. They Never Learn by Layne Fargo, which was September’s Litualla Book Club read. Neon Gods (Dark Olympus #1) by Katee Roberts, a gift from my dear Allison. For the Wolf (Wilderwood #1) by Hannah Whitten, my most anticipated read this season.
And for fellow fanfic readers: I read a total of 53 different fics for a total of 1,405,318 words of fanfic this month. My top three are probably Divine Repairs & Restoration (A Good Omens Human AU), Bigger Than Us (A Good Omens Human AU/Priest Aziraphale), and Blackbird (Drarry/Werewolf Harry).
Currently, again: I wrote the above part of the post on October 1st, got distracted and never finished it. Or rather, it was finished, but I never posted because I got distracted looking for the right picture to feature. And now I am sitting at the breakfast bar in our house, drinking coffee, with the Wee One in his highchair on my right. He is eating Cheerios, playing a game on his tablet, and is stuffed between his trash panda and favorite blanket.
So far: I have posted three times on Instragram this month, thanks to a lovely Halloween IG challenge for the month. I am not going to post every day, but just the days that spark an idea. That way I don’t burn myself out and start to hate IG.
Also: this ambient mixer sound, “studying in a small town apartment” is my favorite. It’s also the sound I was listening to when I came up with my queer dark academia book idea. Which I will talk about in a later post.
Finally: I’m not going to spend three more days on finding the perfect picture for this post, but I might spend ten more minutes trying to find a new title.