We’ve officially entered the rainy season in my part of the world, but instead of getting colder, it keep getting hotter and hotter. Usually I didn’t mind it as much since I spend most of my time at uni, where I’m at air-conditioned rooms almost all time. But now that I’m at home, it feels more unbearable. I can’t even take a good ol’ nap during the day anymore. On the positive side, this means more time doing productive things.
In general, my October was much better than the previous months. I’m still doing my thesis most of the time, but the progress was much better so I didn’t have many breakdowns. I was also able to relax more and do other things. Also, I went out to the mall for the first time since March! It wasn’t really for fun since I have to do something there, but it’s still nice to go somewhere other than the grocery store.
For the first time in forever, I decided to watch horror movies/tv series by myself. Said tv series is none other than The Haunting of Bly Manor, and surprisingly, I’m not that afraid and I loved it. If you’re also afraid of horror-related things but you’re curious about Bly Manor like me, I definitely recommend it! It’s basically a sob story with a dash of ghosts. Beside that, I also watched Julie & The Phantoms. It’s about a girl forming a band with ghosts (wow, ghost again?), but this one is not scary at all. The whole series remind me of old Disney shows like Camp Rock and Hannah Montana, so it’s fun and made me feel nostalgic.
For k-dramas, this month I finished Mr. Sunshine, which is SO good and I think will end up being my favorite k-drama I watched this year. I also started Dr. Romantic season 2 (my fave medical k-drama), Rooftop Prince (this one is so funny!), and Start-Up (second-lead syndrome hits me hard in this, y’all), and all of them are pretty good so far.
This month, I manage to read 9 books! I didn’t expect to read this many since I’m still busy, but apparently my reading mood kicked in. Anyway, here’s what I read in October:
Jade City by Fonda Lee – 4.5 stars
First & Then by Emma Mills – 5 stars (re-read)
The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang – 5 stars
Lucky Caller by Emma Mills – 3 stars
Layoverland by Gabby Noone – 3.5 stars
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco – 3.5 stars
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi – 4 stars
I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee – 4 stars
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – 2.5 stars
As expected, my favorite reads from this month is The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang, followed closely by First & Then and Jade City. My least favorite read is sadly, Daisy Jones & The Six. I loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, but Daisy Jones was pretty boring for me, so I didn’t enjoy it as much.