september wrap-up

I’ve only read 12 books this month (ish) and I am internally CRYING because WHY. I’m stuck on Life Lik3 (it’s amazing I just can’t finish) and I’m almost done with Clockwork Prince. I AM REGRETTING ALL LIFE DECISIONS. I got sick about halfway through September which caused my reading slump, I think. BUT IT’S FRUSTRATING ahhhh. I’ve been RIPPED from my power and down to the commoner’s perspective. (kidding I’m not that good)

ALSO you may notice I have a new blog theme! (Don’t worry, it’s temporary) I just LOVE Halloween a LOT so I decided to spice up my blog for the month! I wish the heading could have a different color (so it’s easier to see) but since it’s temporary, I’m just leaving it (ahaha I’m so lazy)

 


BEST BOOKS READ:

You Owe Me a Murder

You Owe Me A Murder

I honestly don’t remember much except that the love interest was SO mature for a YA novel love interest and I LOVE IT. I need more. PLEASE, YA, MAKE ACTUALLY MATURE TEENS PLEASE! WE EXIST!

 

 

The Screwtape Letter

The Screwtape Letters

I read it for school and I LOVE IT. I love it. AHHhhhhHhh. It’s letters from a demon, Screwtape, to his nephew, Wormwood, who is tempting a human to get away from the ‘Enemy’ (Jesus) to ‘Our Father.’ (Satan) It’s all from a demon’s perspective and I love it. I love CS Lewis anyway, but even compared to the other works of his I’ve read, this is a masterpiece. (I’m not saying his other works are bad: I just really think this book is amazing)

 


WORST BOOKS READ:

I didn’t really read any truly awful books so I guess I’m happy


FAVE SONGS:

Romanian Wind from Sherlock Holmes (RDJ’s version)::: it’s amazing.

you should see me in a crown: Billie Eilish::: this is the ONLY song of hers I’ve listened to and WANT to listen to and I LOVE it actually.

Pure Imagination::: ahhhh Willy Wonka was one of my FAVORITE books as a child and this song makes me sad IDK why but I love it.

The Cat’s Fugue by Domenico Scarletti::: I love harpsichord music and this is one of the best I’ve heard I think

Your Angel Put The Devil In Me from Doctor Who season 3 (David Tennant/Freema Agyeman season)


BLOG POSTS I LOVED

FROM ME:

BOOK-LOVER TAG ||| ft me screaming over an evil woman I met

Should Books We Read for School Count Towards Your Goodreads Goal? |DISCUSSION (that may or may not make sense)

FROM OTHERS

Getting Back to Writing 1: Into the Reading Cave

Beware the Slump: Treating the Most-feared Readers Disease

Do Contemporary Novels Become Outdated?

In Defence of Girly Girl Genres

The Bookworm’s Guide to Removing Stubborn Stickers

And this one’s SUPER last minute but it is literally the best post I’ve read this month.

The Most Pretentious Post You’ll Ever Read


WRITING:

Not much has happened except me writing fanfiction on my own novel aka not getting any actual writing done. Here’s an example (I’m not going to bother with the screenshots because it’s a royal pain to get screenshots on this computer) But I seriously just used an idea from Sherlock and none of this makes sense. (since when has Verity gotten married?  Since when do you send in college applications in fantasy lands? Since when does she have a cat named after a perverted king? I don’t know, man.)

me @ me procrastinating

Verity tucks a blanket around her, careful not to disrupt the snoozing tan cat. “So, Ash, have you sent in the college applications yet?”

“Yes- I haven’t heard anything yet, but I should soon.”

“I’m excited for you!” Verity grins. “My little bro’s growing up. But are you gonna keep that disgusting mustache?”

Self conscious, Ash raises a hand to his lip. “I’ll keep it for your sake. I’ve just been forgetting to shave.”

“Ahuh.” Verity raises an eyebrow. “I reckon it makes you feel manly, doesn’t it?”

“No, I-”

The door cracks open and Willian slouches through the door and throws his battered bag on the granite counter. “Hey Ver. Hey Ash.” He yawns and steps into the living room. His face is slack and lined, exhaustion reflected on his features. He bends over and plants a lingering kiss on his wife’s lips. “I’ll join you in a minute.”

Verity gestures at Willian, who leaves the room. “Now that’s a man. And he doesn’t have a mustache.”

“I told you, I’ve just been forgetting to shave.”

She air-quotes. “Forgetting.”

“I have, Ver.”

“No one likes it.”

“C’mon.” Ash rolls his eyes. “I’ll be clean-shaven next time you see me.”

“I hate it. Rush hates it. Henry VIII here hates it,” Verity pats the cat’s ears, who mews in protest and shrinks away. “Elsie would hate it if she could see. And, I can guarantee you Scarlet hates it, too.” Verity straightens up and calls, “Will! What do you think of Ash’s mustache?”

“It’s better than yours,” he calls back. 

“Oh yeah, thanks, that really helped.” She turns back to Ash. “Shave it.”


GOALS:

I finished my Goodreads goal!

reached 50 followers!!!!!!!!!!!!! (ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh tysmmmmmm)

Also since I have a question mark in my name all of the notifications like this seem shocked. yOuVe recEiVEd 50 FollOWs on SmEllFoy cAn reAD?

I didn’t finish a draft of Zenith BUT I was close. (60 pages ahaha) Also I’m rewriting FTIDKTT and named it ‘Otherworldly’

posted twice a week!

I didn’t even TOUCH Obsidio (ahahah that’s never happening)


BOOKS I BOUGHT:

Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor.

but I really want the new Loki novel ahhh I might buy it, idk.


MOVIES:

I watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and ahhh they were so adorable. I also watched The Chamber of Secrets and I wish there was more Percy. ASLO. When Harry frees Dobby, Lucius begins to cast the AVADA KEDAVRA CURSE ON HARRY. IN THE SCHOOL. RIGHT OUTSIDE DUMBLEDORE’S DOOR. if Dobby hadn’t stopped Lucius he would’ve KILLED HARRY. WTH LUCIUS.

I ALSO WATCHED THE LIVE ACTION ALADDIN AND THE AESTHETICS WERE AMAZING. I really didn’t like the actor for Jafar because he wasn’t as terrifying as the animated one. But considering it was a live-action it wasn’t too bad. (even the genie was okay: he’s just doin his best.)

Spiderman 1: Tobby Macgooer is hilarious I love this spider-man so much.


TV SHOWS:

I haven’t watched any Doctor Who recently (sad). Well, actually I did rewatch a couple episodes. But I did watch some Sherlock! I also heard Supernatural is finally ending??? (sad)


HIGHLIGHTS:

  • I’ve made a new friend I think
  • Also I’ve been answering questions in class and talking to people and haven’t been feeling as anxious as I usually do
  • My best friend and I have patched up our relationship somewhat but we still need to sort out some things
  • I think I’m getting out of my reading slump
  • I found out I’m Peeta from the Hunger Games and ahhhhhh
  • I’ve been having fun in chemistry despite all the math
    • Ahhh I love this gif
  • my baby brother’s path to the dark side is almost complete (I’m trying to get him to say ‘hello there’ as his first words)

GOALS FOR OCTOBER:

Finish Gilderoy Lockhart costume

Finish a draft of Zenith of the Sea and get at least halfway through Otherworldly‘s outline.

Read 30 books. (I’ve slacked off on my reading recently and need to get back on track)

Get twenty more followers.

Post twice a week.


MEMES: (new section ahah)


Due to a high demand of cat photos, I am adding a couple here to add to this monstrously long post.

(ignore the trash cats are extremely difficult to take pics of)

 


HOW WAS YOUR SEPTEMBER?

26 thoughts on “september wrap-up

  1. ateencalledtara says:

    12 books?! And you’re disappointed?! 😂😂 ahaha I wish I could read that much in a month. Loved the post! Your cats are so adorable 😍 and congratulations on the +50 followers! That’s awesome! Have a great day xxx

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  2. R A I N says:

    This one of the best wrap ups I have read so far!! 😍😍❤️❤️ soo diverse and fun! And Beck, you read 12 fucking books and you are fucking disappointed!???!! 🤣🤣🤣 YOU SHOULD BE PROUD! That’s quite an achievement, hon! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    And Srewtape Letters and You Owe Me A Murder sound ABSOLUTELY amazing! I am going to add them to my tbr right fucking now!! 😍😍😍❤️

    And YAYYY FOR MAKING A NEW FRIEND AND PATCHING UP WITH YOUR BEST ONE TOO! 😍😍😍🎉🎉🥳🥳🥳🥳

    And you are writing a novel!?! Named Zenith of the Sea!?!? 😍😍😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️ #excited

    You seem to have had an amazing SEPTEMBER and I wish that your October is EVEN BETTER!! 😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️🥳🥳

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    • Beck @ SMELLFOY CAN READ says:

      Ah thank you! I’m just disappointed because I usually read more than that? (usually thirtyish) but I didn’t realized how stuckup that made me sound ahaha…..ha…

      I HOPE YOU ENJOY THEM AS MUCH AS I DID THEY ARE FANTABULOUS and I wish you could somehow listen to my lit teacher’s lectures on the Screwtape Letters… he is my fave teacher tbh. He’s so good at his job.

      And yeah! I went to target with a couple friends (which is a rare occurrence for me, actually- I never go places with people) and I actually enjoyed myself? Anyway I think we just had a rough year last year.

      AND YES THE NOVEL IS ZENITH OF THE SEA (because we need more Z books in our lives) AND IT’S AN ENEMIES TO LOVERS PIRATE STORY WHERE THERE’S A MERMAN/SIREN AND A PIRATE GIRL WHO’S BENT ON REVENGE AND THE WORST PIRATE EVER.

      I hope YOU have a great October too!!! Ty for being so supportive ahhh!💜💕

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      • R A I N says:

        Wow! 30!! I AM SO SO SOO FUCKING PROUD OF YOUUU!!😍😍😍 and nope, not stuck up at all now that we know your usual goal! 30 IS AWESOME!!

        OOooOooOoo!?!? I don’t know why but I think that although Literature is GREAT, male teachers make it ALL THE MORE GREATER! 😉😉🤣🤣🤣🤣

        AND OH MY FUCKING GODDD I AM SOO SOOO SOOO EXCITED FOR YOUR BOOK NOWWW!! PIRATESS!! 😍😍😍❤️❤️ Gotta love ‘em, matey! 😍😍

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      • Beck @ SMELLFOY CAN READ says:

        aww ty I was worried for a second (no matter how much I LOVE Lockhart, I never ever want to be him in real life)

        He is teacher goals tbh.

        AHAHAH I’LL BE SURE TO SHARE MORE SCENES FROM IT EVENTUALLY (and I’m so close to finishing the draft (I hope) so it’s one step closer to finishing! (annnnd I get a loki comic as compensation for my deranged crying xD)

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      • R A I N says:

        HEYY! I JUST READ “Where I pretend I am not actually Smaug” ON YOUR BLOG !! 😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️ I LOOVEE SMAUG AND THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE PUT THIS AS THE TAGLINE OF YOUR BLOG JUST….DID WE JUST BECOME BESTIESSS!??! AAAHHHHHHHHHHH!! 😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  3. bludgersandbroomsticks says:

    Only and 12 books should not be in the same sentence, that’s illegal. Also writing fanfic for your own novel is a freaking power move, I love it!
    Literally didn’t even notice any trash because it’s impossible to look away from Lucius and Lupin! (A++ memes btw)

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  4. Ellyn says:

    Ahh I’m so glad you enjoyed the new Aladdin, it’s one of my favourite movies of the year!

    Also, congrats on answering qs in class, that is something I have always struggled with and am slowly getting better at too!

    Congratulations on 50 followers! You deserve it! 💕

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    • Beck @ SMELLFOY CAN READ says:

      THE AESTHETICS THO (I’ve been hung up on it forever I’m not even joking omg they did a stellar job)

      Ahh I’m glad I’m not the only one (I know I’m not but it’s always nice to hear I’m not insane ahaha)

      Aww tyyyyy💜💙

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  5. Emma @ AFCTL says:

    Your writing is so amazing, Beck!!
    I love the additions to your theme and congratulations on 50 followers!
    And your cats are so beautiful!
    Also, I’m glad to see you are patching up with your friend!
    – Emma 🙂

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  6. Nish and Ngoc says:

    Um, I love that your reading slump is 13 books? I read 4 books last month & considered that a win 😂 Also I used to be a major chem nerd in school & my sister hates it & it makes me so sad, so if you ever want to nerd out about chem, I’m here for you 😂 Also pls make cat photos a regular section on your wrap ups!!! 😍

    Hope you have an amazing October!

    💛 Ngoc

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    • Beck @ SMELLFOY CAN READ says:

      Ahaha thank you! The math part of chemistry isn’t fun (bc it’s math) but I really enjoy the parts that involve fire and changing chemical properties. Also drawing atom diagrams. xD And YES, cat photos will most definitely become a regular thing here!

      I hope you have a spook-tastic month! 🧡🖤

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