Hahaha….is it socially acceptable to start celebrating Christmas yet?

Welp…looks like October just ended so I better become one with the Christmas tree. There is no escape for I am made of tinsel. I would transfigure into fairy lights but we all know that I’m a strong advocate for all year round fairy light usage.

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@me between October 31st and November 1st

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  • I HAD A BIRTHDAY!

I have officially been alive for 15 years now and wow aren’t you all just so glad?? Spain is in fact SO glad that they made my birthday a national celebration mate so get on their level of dedication. (Nope there is absolutely no coincidence that 12th of October is The National day of Spain shut up Susan.)

 And of course I had to celebrate with all the family persons in my life. AND THEY BOUGHT ME 4 DIFFERENT CAKES. They know what’s up. They are related to me after all I wasn’t expecting them to be any less dramatic. We are notorious for being the definition of extra.

(I have no proof of the existence of the cakes since I may have eaten them all so you just have to take my word for it)

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  • I WENT TO VALENCIA in SPAIN!!

I love my parentals for caring exactly 0 percent about what is normal and just flying me to Spain for my birthday in the middle of a school week. Who needs maths anyway??

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(I am so proud of this picture please admire it I had to bend at odd angles to take it but it was worth it)

  • I’M A JOURNALIST NOW

This means that I OFFICIALLY know what I’m doing. Mostly. Am I supposed to threaten people with dragons and occasionally demand candy from mere mortals?….No? Well I say I can and who’s THE JOURNALIST BETWEEN THE 2 OF US HUH??? I AM, ergo your argument is invalid. (Unless your argument is actually pretty valid in which case you get a cookie).

 I write for TWO (Zwei, Dos) WEBSITES NOW!! The school’s newspaper (!!! MUCH EXCITED FOR THIS ONE?? I already love it so much?? Made some writing and photography friends) and a teen online news site!! How fricken amazing is this??

 They are in Romanian sadly – for me too because I write so much better in English most of the books I read are in English how do I even first language properly?? I am stuck because I think I forgot how Romanian works.

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  • ALSO A TEACHER

 Look at me doing 50 different things. “When do you even get time to sleep Ioana?” you may be wondering. Well I do in fact not get any time to sleep. I am running on sugar and pure sheer force of will here. Luckily I might be a vampire or a lizard (it is not yet certain one of the true conspiracies of the world) so I probably didn’t need sleep anyway.

 Who even thought it was a good idea to make me a teacher? I will be teaching English to poor children that can’t afford to pay for lessons at a local church and I AM BEYOND EXCITED!!(Also scared because children scare me.) Yes it’s community service which lots of people from my school are also doing and everyone is so lovely and over all flailing over smol humans.

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Me as a teacher
  • THIS BE THE SEASON FOR SPOOKINESS

I absolutely adore Halloween and it’s a shame really that my country is just a sour trashcan when it comes to celebrating it…alas my school organized a party and I went with some frens! And…than we took the bus to the nearest shopping center decked out in full on Michael Jackson’s Thriller make up.  I don’t think the grandmas appreciated the fake blood all that much.

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 This month I finally read the amount of books I usually read in a month which means: NO MORE SLUMP! Begone book slump I succumb to you no more!

(Please note that I’m not saying that you HAVE to read at least 5 books a month. That’s just how many I usually read. Everybody has their own pace and it’s ok to be in a slump and not read at all!)

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  • Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi: ☆☆☆ I’m a tad bit sick of dystopian novels but I can certainly see why this was popular in 2013. ALSO: I NEED MORE WARNER!!
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco: ☆☆☆ Murders in Victorian London that aren’t nearly as fun as they should be. My review is HERE if you want some Sherlock Gifs and in depth thoughts.

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  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke: ☆☆☆ Very atmospheric but I think the devil got lost on the way because he was nowhere to be seen.
  • Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare: ☆☆☆☆☆ haha CAN YOU HEAR ME ENDLESSLY SCREAMING?? This is my new favourite book series yes better even than Harry Potter

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  • Giant Days vol.1: ☆☆ Funny collage students and amazing art!! Sadly the plot was a bit rushed.

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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

  • Rick and Morty (season 3): This was SO GOOD!! The season finale let me down but still. I am terribly disgusted with the fanbase though and I’m face palming so bad. I highly recommand watching this show because IT’S INCREDIBLE but trigger warnings for almost anything under the sun.
  • My Babysitter’s a Vampire: I found this movie on Netflix and I remember being too scared to watch it in 2nd grade so curiosity won the best of me and I HAD TO…it was worse than I remembered but oddly still entertaining.

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 So…one of my posts had so much success this month OMG?? This is so so amazing and I have no words and just asdfghjkl. Just let me do my pterodactyl scream of pride here bit.

WHAT I like about Contemporary Fairytale Retellings (+ a geeky retelling review!)

I got an explosion of likes and followers and omg HELLO PEOPLE OF THE INTERNET that joined me!! I shall bribe you with dessert, bad jokes and GIFs from now on so be prepared for that.

(Ilsa @A Whisper of Ink actually linked to my post in her AMAZINGLY AWESOME discussion about how to spice up your book reviews and please excuse me while I sequel in excitement!!)

I even got something in my SEARCH TERMS:

amazing stuff right here yup -> well who am I to disagree with the truth mate I am glad to know you think I’m in any way amazing

Also for Spooktober I made some themed posts since I absolutely adore Halloween and I am an autumn person!

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  •  Cait @Paper Fury IS GETTING PUBLISHED AND OMG I AM SO EXCITED HER BOOKS SOUNDS LIKE EVERYTHING I’VE EVER WANTED IN A BOOK (ok maybe not EVERYTHING but CLOSE ENOUGH) AND AGHHHH I’M FOREVER SCREAMING!!

Add it on Goodreads HERE

  • Cait also made a very important interview with the author Daley Dowing in which they discuss their autism and it’s amazing and incredibly eye opening!!
  • Restore Me by Tahareh Mafi got a COVER and a SNIPPET and omg it’s so adorable
  • Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli ARE CO-WRITING A BOOK AND YOU JUST KNOW THAT IT’S GOING TO MAKE US ALL CRY BOTH FROM LAUGHTER AND FROM THE SADNESS WHEN OUR HEARTS GET RIPPED OUT
  • Stranger Things Season 2 is out and I’ve already watched the first episode IT’S SO GREAT my spooky children (that also happen to be MY AGE!! Finn Wolfahrd is literally 2 months younger than me!!) are back!!!
  • Danisnotonfire made a video talking about dealing with clinical depression to help destigmatize openly talking about mental illness and it’s amazing

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@dragon_waffles

 I haven’t posted anything on bookstagram since the begging of October. It makes me sad that I didn’t have much time to photograph books since I love it so much but alas I have to pick my battles.

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 My derpy dog wishes you all a happy November!

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How has YOUR October been? Did you do anything nice for Halloween like stuff yourself with candy? Are you watching the new season of Stranger Things? And how excited are you for CAIT’S NEW BOOK ON A SCALE OF 10 to 10???

LET ME KNOW.

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16 thoughts on “October Recap {I ate 4 cakes and HALLOWEEN happened!!}

  1. Happy belated birthday Ioana! WHAT THE HECK GIRL YOU GOT TO FLY TO SPAIN ON YOUR BIRTHDAY? SO LUCKY! I love that picture you took so much – it looks so professional! And hahaha Chinese is my first language but I’m better at English. Let’s be the worst first language-ers ever together! Also wow you’re a journalist + a teacher???? Wow look at you doing great things while I’m lying down on the sofa watching Disney Channel! I am so proud of you girl ❤
    AAAAAHHH 324354646577/10 I AM SO EXCITED FOR CAIT'S BOOK! I NEED IT LIKE RIGHT NOW JUNE 2018'S LIKE A LIFETIME AWAY HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO WAIT.
    Heheheh, I'm gonna tell you a little secret – I don't eat candy. Yep! I remember when I was in kindergarten and the teacher gave me candy because I was behaving well – but I refused to eat it so she stuffed it in my mouth! I CRIED SO LOUD 😂 So nah I didn't eat any Halloween candy.
    I haven't watched any episodes of Stranger Things yet, but I plan to binge both seasons of the show soon! You internet people keep telling me to watch it and now I'm succumbing to peer pressure lol. I hope I'll love it as much as you did!

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    1. I am one of the internet gremlins, whispering to you from the shadows to watchhhh strangerrrr thingssss haha 😂! I actually started loving it because of the second season AND ASDFGHJKL seriously it’s good.
      THANK YOU SO SO MUCHH ❤❤❤!! Actually I flew for both mine and my dad’s birthday (his is like the day before mine) so WE DO A LOT OF COOL STUFF TOGETHER on our birthdays!!
      Haha yeah I HAVE LIKE 0 FREE TIME HELP. But I do enjoy all the things I’m doing atm so that’s fantastic. Oh I would totally LOVE come watch Disney with you thoughhhhh ❤!!
      I. NEED. CAIT’S. BOOK. IN MY HANDS. LIKE. YESTERDAY. I am laying in waiiiiit wait wait (I couldn’t resit making Hamilton references sorry). But seriously I am so so proud of her aghhhh it’s going to be amazing and IT WAS ABOUT TIME a publishing company published her!!
      Awee…well than I hope you had a Happy Halloween regardless of eating candy or not ❤!!

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      1. Oooh yas I would love to have a Disney show marathon with you! (WE SHOULD TOTALLY WATCH THE NEW HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA CARTOON SERIES!! <3) Also IKR I WAS SCREAMING WHEN I SAW THE NOTIFICATION EMAIL FOR CAIT'S BLOG POST ABOUT HER BOOK DEAL BECAUSE THAT'S SO EXCITING AAHH 😀
        Thanks Ioana ❤

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      2. I don’t think that’s airing in my country sadly…but WE CAN ALWAYS DREAM AND HOPE!! There’s a saying in my language that roughly translates to: “Hope is the last thing that dies”! Sooo…hopefully it will air so we can discuss it 😂!!

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  2. OOOH I DIDNT KNOW IT WAS YOUR BIRTHDAY BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING!!!!!❤️❤️ AND OMG WOW SPAIN I WISH MY PARENTS WOULD DO THAT!!! AND YASSSS LORD OF SHADOWS AHHHH THE DARK ARTIFICES IS AMAZING I CANT PUT MY LOVE IN WORDS. THE RELEASE DATE FOR THE NEXT BOOK IS COMING OUT THIS MONTH!!!

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    1. AWE THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU OTHER INCREDIBLE HUMAN BEING ❤!!! I do appreciate all your enthusiasm and all the caps lock beacuse HOLY SUGAR HONEY ICE TEA LORD OF SHADOWS IS THE BEST BOOK I’VE EVER READ!!! But isn’t the sequel coming out like…next year?? I HAVE TO GOOGLE THIS I CAN’T GET MY HOPES UP TOO MUCH

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  3. OMG HAPPY BIRTHDAY GURL ❤️❤️❤️😍 15 and glowing 😘 !! You are seriously such an inspiration teach to children plus taking initiative like that for your schools journal 😀 !! Keep it up ❤️❤️😍 YES YES YES ITS CHRISTMAS I DONT CARE WHAT ANYONES SAYING IT IS CHRISTMAS LOL ! Your trip in Spain LOOKS AMAZING 😱

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  4. I wrote a whole long comment and it got deleted. AND I AM SO SAD. So sorry if this comment is sucky okay

    FIRSTLY YOU SPEAK ROMANIAN? *Diesssss* WAIT YOU ARE ROMANIAN? *Diesssss* SORRY AM I CORRECT? IS THIS NEWS TRUE??

    And gurl at 15, a teacher, a journalist, going to spain? EXCUSE ME HOW CAN YOU BE LIVING THIS GLAMOUROUS LIFE OKAY? You are my role model.

    AND YAYY FOR THAT POST GETTING ALL THE LOVE. I’ll be sure to share more of your posts AND MAKE SURE THIS AMAZING STUFF HAPPENS AGAIN!!! ❤

    Also, highlight of the month is like getting a search term. BECAUSE THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED TO ME BEFORE SERIOUSLy. I am in awe. Teach me this witchcraft please.

    AND I am 67876/10 EXCITED FOR CAIT's BOOK!!
    I want to adopt your dog.
    I want to eat your bookstagram.

    ANyways my comment before was SO LONG AND DETAILED and it too me like 5 minutes to write BUT IT DIED SO RIP MY WONDERFUL COMMENT.

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    1. Rip Ilsa’s wonderful comment it shall forever be remembered as the best comment on WordPress that never was.
      (AND YOUR COMMENTS ARE NEVER SUCKY OK I LOVE AND ADORE ALL OF THEM ❤)

      Yes I do speak speak romanian and that tends to happen when you are romanian. Vampire alert, dangit I knew I would be discovered eventually.

      Glamourous more like sleep deprived! But I do get dessert occasionally so that’s amazing and also fine. Everything is fine.

      OMG STAPHHH YOU’RE MAKING ME BLUSH and that’s a feat because vampires don’t blush so what is this magic even. Seriously I am beyond grateful but I am so glad you actually liked the post because that’s what’s important to me ❤!!!

      Serch terms are a mystery and I wasn’t sure they even existed until I saw it. Does anyone even know how does one get one???

      PLEASE ADOPT THE BEAST. It looks cute but it’s actually malecious (hmmmm…I wonder where it got THAT from…i may be at fault here)

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      1. The comment that never was. I’m writing a novel about this tragedy. TRULY HEARTBREAKING.

        And omgg I DIDNT KNOW YOU WERE ROMANIAN? WHY AM I SO OUT OF THE LOOP.

        I have no idea my search terms are always hidden so go figure.

        OMGG WHAT IS YOUR doG CALLED. And noo, he is not a beast.

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      2. My dog is called Maya and she’s a little monster gremlin (i’m almost strangely proud of her dragon-like tendencies).

        I have now found the perfect idea for NaNo: The true tragic mystery of the lost comment (a tragedy in 4 acts).

        It’s a guaranteed classic let me tell ya.

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  5. Happy SUPER belated birthday! 15 going on 21 it sounds like LOL. A journalist, teacher, AND world traveler?!?!?! I’m not even jealous. Just tidiculously impressed. You will rule the world one day, I think haha.

    Didn’t even know Cait will be getting published! What exciting news! I’ll have to look into that. And a book co-written by both Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli?? Sounds like a dream. And girl YAAAAAAS, to Lord of Shadows. Isn’t it pure perfection??? Just ridiculously romantic, action-packed, adorable, and f**** heartbreaking??? That ending, doe…. MY HEART CAN’T TAKE IT

    Your insta is on point and your dog is adorbs. Just a fabulous post, all around 😀

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    1. I always accept birthday wishes so it’s fine and thank youuu ❤!! That is the plan oh you’ve got meee (I am trying to take over the world BEFORE the age of 21 does it show?)

      CAIT’S BOOK IS MY SECOND MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK NEXT YEAR AND I NEED IT AND FINALLY THE PUBLISHERS ARE GIVING US WHAT WE WANT.

      LORD OF SHADOWS IS THE BEST BOOK. Seriously now that’s my absolute favourite series of all time.

      Thank youu ❤!

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      1. I KNEW IT 😂

        YAAAY!! 🎉🎊

        Isn’t it just amazing?? I’m having a hard time deciding whether I like The Dark Artifices more than The Infernal Devices! Didn’t think that’d ever happen haha

        💚💙

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