Hello, Goodbye: October 2013 Recap

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November Excitements

Save-the-date releases
nov 2013 excitements
CATCHING FIRE ASDAJKJFIDJFINADKA!!! I’m so excited i’m so excited i’m so excited *jumps up and down* As for the book releases, these are the ones I’m watching out for. I actually haven’t read the books that precede Four Seconds To Lose and Champion yet, but since the latter are going to be out this month, I guess I should get started. The F- It List and Crash Into You are my favorite book releases for November! Those two were fabulous reads- I’m going to post my reviews soon!

On the blog
I have several blog tours lined up! Also, I’ll be posting reviews for the books I’ve read recently and not-so-recently. I’ll be continuing my Little Talks posts although I’m not assigning a definite schedule for these. I’m also bringing back my List Of Awesome posts, which I sadly failed to do last month. You’ll be seeing less book haul posts too, as I’m going to be a little more serious with my book buying and galley requesting ban. There’s a possibility that my blogging this month will be more sporadic than it already is but I’ll try my best to come up with fabulous posts!

October Recollections

Events and happenings
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1. HOUSE OF HADES ASDKJFKIDIJ!!! Also Allegiant and Just One Year, but I didn’t read them yet because I’m SCARED
2. Got a new shelf + a new computer!
3. I started doing discussions on the blog ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED
4. First semester finals = cries
5. Semestral break *confetti pls*
6. My face was on the newspaper OMFG
7. Halloween vibes + long weekend
8. Attended friends’ debuts, which became more of a high school reunion really
9. Lazy days mostly spent watching animes and reading mangas

Books read
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Total books read for October 2013: 10
2013 Reading Challenge progress update: 97/100

Book reviews
The Rule Of Thirds by Chantel Guertin
The Infinite Moment Of Us by Lauren Myracle
The Beginning Of Everything by Robyn Schneider
How To Love by Katie Cotugno
The Chaos Of Stars by Kiersten White
Finding It by Cora Carmack

Other posts
I fangirled because House of Hades was released! (x)
I interviewed Piper Shelly, author of Play With Me. (x)
I gave discussions a go. (x)
I reveal the reasons why I get anxious about unfollowers. (x)
I question the reliability of positive reviewers. (x)

Blog lovin’
Book Nerd Reviews – A perfect place for book nerds indeed! Mel and Kristy review lovely books and feature tattoos and nail arts inspired by fiction. They also do Blogging 101 Tips, which serves as a great resource of knowledge for book bloggers!
Sipping Tea Between Books – Sandra’s blog is cool like her ’nuff said !!!!!!
The Paper Sea – I love reading Nikki’s posts! Her reviews are absolutely insightful and her discussions are awesome!

On Replay


God knows how many times I’ve sung my heart out to these songs. I discovered Home through one of Rachel‘s Listen Up posts and I was just so in love- with the lyrics, with Gabrielle Aplin’s voice EVERYTHING! I heard All Of Me on the radio first, but when I saw the beautiful music video.. I may have teared up. The song is amazing and it’s so sweet! I’m putting it on my list of possible songs for my future wedding teeeheeee. I also may have teared up when I heard Between The Bars, which was played in the movie, Stuck In Love. I’m a crybaby, sue me. Say You Like Me has a rather upbeat tune, compared to the other songs here, but I love the meaning and the story it tells!

Lovely words

“Sometimes people think they know you. They know a few facts about you, and they piece you together in a way that makes sense to them. And if you don’t know yourself very well, you might even believe that they are right. But the truth is, that isn’t you. That isn’t you at all.”
– Elise Dembowski, This Song Will Save Your Life

About Hazel @ Stay Bookish

Hazel Ureta is an advocate of stories. She is the blogger and Editor-In-Chief of Stay Bookish because she loves talking about books. She enjoys reading Young Adult novels the most and writes them too.

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Hazel Ureta is an advocate of stories. She is the blogger and Editor-In-Chief of Stay Bookish because she loves talking about books. She enjoys reading Young Adult novels the most and writes them too.

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10 Comments

  1. Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile on November 2, 2013 at 5:07 am

    Hazel! Go read Just One Day nowww. I know that I also have to read Just One Year and Insurgent and Allegiant. But really, no excuses left for you. Don’t be scared.

    I’m so FREAKING EXCITED for the release of Catching Fire. Seriously dude, it’s my FAVORITE book in the trilogy and ughhhh, cannot wait. Cannot wait. Cannot wait.

    Wasn’t This Song Will Save Your Life just amazing? Also, yayee for the discussion posts. I’ll be visiting yours soon.

    I really like Nikki’s blog and since I’m back back to the world of blogging, I shall be visiting Sandra’s blog soon.

    Have an ah-mazing November. I’m all excite! =D

    P.S. That picture of you is so cool! xD

  2. Shelly on November 2, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Ahhh, HOUSE OF HADES!! I SERIOUSLY LOVED IT AND I ALSO FANGIRLED FOR IT!! And Champion <333 I NEED TO HAVE IT *deep breath* Yay for being in a newspaper! I still need to read Pushing the Limits so I can understand the fangirling towards Crash Into You. Thanks for sharing and have an awesome November! :)

  3. Crini on November 2, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    I’m currently reading Prodigy while I’m waiting for Champion. (I’m way more excited about this one than Allegiant which is also still on its way :D)

    I’m still not sure if I want to start reading Heroes of Olympus soon or if I should wait till the final book comes out. (only finished the last Percy Jackson book in October, took me lonk enough to jump on that bandwagon :D)

  4. Becca @ Nawanda Files on November 3, 2013 at 12:07 am

    OMG! You’re famous! That’s so awesome you were in the newspaper!! Also, side note, I love Elliot Smith. His songs always give me the chills :D Happy reading!

  5. Sandra @ Tea Between Books on November 3, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Thank you so much for including me Hazel! And wow, I guess you’re famous now that you were in a newspaper?
    Catching Fire looks SO DAMN GOOD. I really can’t wait, I jump up and down on my chair whenever I even think of it!

  6. Rachel on November 3, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Ahh! I’m so happy you love Home so much. I’ve had that on repeat a lot as well. I’m definitely going to have to check out your other songs because clearly you have good taste :)

  7. Kezia @ Chapteriosity on November 3, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    OHMYGOSH I LOVE THIS SONG TOO <3 That was one a super relatable book for me and it made me cry, no I mean SOB and I don't usually cry when I read. And Hazel Hazel I finished HoH yesterday and oh my god it was AMAZING. There were SO MANY CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT <3 NICO LEO JASON ASDFGHJKL:LKJHG

    Whoa you're on the newspaper :D That is sooo cool! I doubt I will ever be in the news — I usually avoid camera cause I don't like being taken pictures xD

    I am also afraid to read Allegiant. Most of my friends disliked it and I've only seen one or two positive reviews for it O_O But damn I accidentally saw a spoiler last week and I can't get it out of my mind until now D; It seems like when I want to forget stuff I just can't but when it comes to school… well xD Hope we will enjoy it though!

  8. Leigh @ Little Book Star on November 6, 2013 at 2:08 am

    dude what!? You were on the newspaper! That’s so freaking awesome! And yesssss CATTTCCCHING FIREE OMFG ASDFGHJKL; LIKEEEEEE CAN IT COME OUT SOONER!? Lol. and ALLEGIANT ASDFGHJKL; me want some Four <3

  9. Nikki @ The Paper Sea on November 8, 2013 at 3:26 am

    Hazel! Thank you so much for your kind words! ♥ It made my day to read this post!

    That’s a really lovely photograph of you in the newspaper! What was it for, if you don’t mind me asking? I see something about Margaret Stohl—was it a book event you attended? Either way, it’s awesome you made it into the newspaper!

    You got so many books read this month! And you’re so close to completing your reading challenge now! Congrats, Hazel!

  10. Michelle Sedeño on November 11, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    First time be on your blog (thanks to Dream Shirt giveaway) and I can’t believe it is indeed my first time! Not only your layout, I also love your posts like this!

    Btw, do you have any tips as to how can I make my face printed on a newspaper? Well, except for robbing a bank… LOL

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