Hello my lovelies, I have a lot to talk about today.

We have got books I read in the month of October, the books I’m hoping to read and a new series that I’ll be starting on my blog etc etc. Alongside these, I also want to write share some of the stuff that has been happening with me. Which is nothing so I’ll basically be only rambling about how anxious my life is Of course you don’t have to bear with that, which is why BOOKS first.

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Recent Reads 👻

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Pet Semetary was no doubt the most horrifying, depressing, and scary book I’ve ever read. It was also my first Stephen King book. And as you can probably guess, I loved it. The most striking feature of this book is that the horror element is not what makes the book that scary, in fact it comes much later on. However, the way that grief as a subject is dealt with in this book is brilliantly realistic. It explores the human mind after trauma and the extents to which a person can go after suffering loss. It’s twisted, wicked and amazing. It is well paced and to be honest, has the most frightening ending ever. Perfect for Halloween month.

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*Drum roll* Meet my new favorite Gothic novel. I finished reading Rebecca like three hours ago, I think and I just can’t stop thinking about it. You have probably heard of this book before because of all the hype, and let me just tell you that it deserves every bit of praise available on the internet and otherwise. An unnamed heroine, a dead ex wife and a beautiful huge house full of sinister memories. This story was simply genius. If you like gothic lit, this is for you. I’ll probably do a full review of this one so stay tuned for that. Some gigantic raving about to come.

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I also read The Fellowship of the ring and The Two Towers recently and I’ve kept it no secret that I’m in love with everything related to Tolkien. I loved these two books. I’ll be honest, it took me some time to adjust to his writing but once I did, the story read like the wind. It is rich, has the most beautiful prose I’ve ever read in literature ( except Gatsby lol) and the world building compares to none of the other fantasy books I have read. Again, I don’t think I’m doing these books justice by talking about it here, I want to finish Return of the King and post a full review on my blog.

spooky TBR 👻

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In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.”

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Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors.Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems

Other Ramblings 🌙

New Series on the blog?

So I’ve been thinking a lot and I want to start two new monthly? series on my blog to spice things up and be more interactive with the lovely book blogging community mostly because I think I stay pretty aloof not participating in any memes and all. However. That being said, I want to send out mails to different book bloggers every month and ask them interesting questions and then post it here. It’ll be sort of like a promotion but more…amusing? I PROMISE you that. I’m not sure how this will go about exactly so don’t hold me on to that. But I’m pretty positive I’m going to come up with a easy and fun system.

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Secondly, I’ve been reading across genres and delving into less popular fiction compared to all the hyped ones and It’s all good. I realized I want to help Independent Authors as well along with the traditional publishers to help get their content out there because despite popular beliefs they are good books as well. So Occasionally I’ll be doing INDIE reviews series on my blog where I’ll talk about Independently published books that I really enjoyed. So there’s that.

I’m a bundle of contradictions

Okay so here’s the personal part. There is a teeny tiny possibility that I take a loooong hiatus. We are talking about 5 months here. There’s so nice way to say this. I am exhausted. Don’t get me wrong, I love blogging and I love reading. But lately everything has been.. meh. I’m stressed about a lot of things. I could write a thesis on it. I have zero motivation and I just don’t feel confident about any of my capabilities. One drawback and I get unbelievably anxious. Thus even though I’m excited about all the things I mentioned above, I might just not blog for a while altogether. It really depends on how am I feeling. I’m in class 12th (senior year) and I have like a ton of exams and stuff coming up. It might sound lame but I want to do well. But I also want to do so many other things? I don’t think I can follow my heart right now. Okay, I’m just being really vague right now and none of this makes sense but whatever.

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I guess It’ll all work out in the end. I’m just glad I have someone who keeps me sane and is the sweetest, bestest person ever and sometimes I just want to look at him and cry because I thought I’ll never even encounter someone as good as the boys in books and here I have someone even better. Cringy, but deal with it.

So I guess that will be it for today! If you read the whole thing then I truly adore you for keeping up with me. I hope you all are doing well both physically and mentally. I would love to have a chat with you below. If you’re going through a rough time, I wish you courage to deal with it. And remember to not go gentle into that good night ❤

14 thoughts on “Recent spooky/ non-spooky Reads and other Ramblings

  1. Ooh I might definitely have to try and read Pet Semetary a lot sooner than I was planning to! The only Stephen King book I’ve read is Carrie and I definitely want to expand on it because horror is my favourite genre and I feel like I should definitely have read more Stephen King books 😂

    The new series sounds really interesting!! If you need to take a break though that’s completely understandable 💖 I was away from blogging for nearly the whole year and even now I’m back~ I’m still a bit inconsistent with posting. You’ve got to put yourself first and if life is hectic then taking a break is probably the best option! Sometimes it can be so hard trying to manage everything!!

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    1. Oh yes, you should definitely read Pet Semetary, I enjoyed it a lot. ! I’m so glad you like the Idea of the new series. Yes, taking breaks sometimes is so important for mental health. I did notice you were gone for a long time, But I’m so happy you’re back! Thank you so so much for your sweet comment Lauren ❤

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  2. It’s lovely you’re back and I’m delighted you loved Rebecca so much – I love Daphne du Maurier’s writing. And I’m also pleased you enjoyed the first two books in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. They aren’t for everyone and I do think the writing is a bit dated now, but you’re right about the richness of the description and depth of the world.

    As for taking a break – your wellbeing and health has to come first. This is clearly a crucial year for you. We aren’t going anywhere. So do what you have to do to take care of yourself. In the meantime, happy reading:))

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    1. Ahh yes I loved Rebecca. One of the best books I’ve read this year. I can say the same for The lord of the rings trilogy. Love it. So much.

      Yes. It IS a crucial year for me. Plus the thought of leaving school in like a month is getting me all ditsy, haha. Thank you so much for your kindness! I will take care of myself! I hope everything goes well that’s all! Thank you so much again, bookblog community is the nicest 💫👻

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  3. I think it’s a great decision to take a break, however long that hiatus might be. It’s important to think about your sanity first and not let blogging or reading get in the way. I’m sure you’ll know when the time’s right to dive back into this community that will surely welcome you back with open arms, Anushka! 😀

    I also look forward to reading the LotR trilogy now. I think everyone seems to mention the heaviness of his writing in it so I might be at least mentally prepared for that now hahah Happy reading!

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    1. You’re absolutely right! Sanity over blog, haha. I have my exams coming up so I’ll have to take a long hiatus anyway!

      YES. Lotr is amazing. It was actually my second attempt reading it this year. And it worked out. It takes time to get into it but it’s a beautiful series. Hope you like it as well! ❤

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