Book Mail Monday 10/3/2022

Happy Monday, book friends! And happy Day 3 of Blogtober to all who are participating in the challenge of writing a blog post a day for the month. (If you want to know more about this, I wrote a post about why I’m participating in Blogtober).

I spent the weekend driving to and from Virginia for my best friend’s joint bachelorette party with her fiance. I’m so glad I was able to spend the weekend with them and celebrate their upcoming wedding! It was also lovely to drive through the mountains as the fall colors start to come in, and I really enjoyed the alone time with my audiobook as well. I listened to the entirety of Christina Lauren’s Something Wilder and my goodness was it a good pick for the drive! Much more adventure suspense vibes than I expected, which made the time go by quickly.

But of course, it’s October now, which means most of my month will be witchy reads. I received the last two of my witchy TBR books in the mail this week, so I’ve got a little Book Mail Monday feature before I turn my attentions to reading the books I’ve got rather than getting ahold of new ones.

A long suffering Azula asks why I keep putting her in my book photos

A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow

Given the length of The Once and Future Witches, I expected this to be a massively long book. Imagine my surprise when this slim little hardcover arrived instead! Very excited to get to this one and feeling more optimistic about finishing my Witchtober TBR now that I’ve seen it isn’t a monster.

The Kiss Curse by Erin Sterling

We’ll see if I like the second book in this series better than I liked The Ex Hex. If nothing else, the cover art for these sure is adorable and eye-catching!


Hope your week is off to a great start! Have you gotten any exciting new books or other goodies in the mail recently?

Why Your Book Friend is Doing Blogtober, Again

Happy October, book friends! Last year, I participated for the first time in the blogging extravaganza known as Blogtober. The goal is to post every day of the month for the entirety of October, and I had a ton of fun taking part and meeting other bloggers last year.

I debated whether I would be able to participate again this year, even though I knew I really wanted to. Work has been incredibly busy this year as I take on bigger responsibilities in my role, and October will be a particularly full month in my personal life as well. My childhood best friend (and original book friend) is getting married, and I’m honored to be her Maid of Honor. That means traveling to Virginia for the wedding weekend.

I’ve also got my half marathon in my hometown of Cincinnati the second weekend in October, and a little something else requiring travel the first weekend (it’s a surprise so I can’t say more at the moment). All in all, I’ll only be home for one weekend for the entire month, and that makes the idea of posting every day in October a little bit daunting.

And yet.

I really wanted to be a part of the Blogtober excitement. So, I’m throwing my bookish hat into the ring this month but making no promises. I may miss a day or two given everything that’s going on, but I think that’s okay.

Stay tuned for an announcement of my Witchtober 2022 plans (that’s my name for reading witchy books all month to celebrate spooky season), photos of my LFL in her Halloween best, and whatever else I can come up with to fill the month of October with book blogging goodness!