It’s definitely acceptable to start celebrating Christmas now. I am honestly waiting for Mariah Carrey to start singing about her Christmas wishlist trough all convenience stores but honestly that’s #reletable because wow would I do that if I were her? yes, yes I would. I still need to find something that rhymes with aggressively screaming “BOOKS!” at unassuming citizens though.

(“No Jenet put the can of peas down and buy me a book!” is the name of my next album. I have the voice of an angel…if the angel was on fire and everything was on fire and this is actually France and wow how did the angel even get here….BUY IT ON ITUNES!)

jimmy fallon christmas fail GIF by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
me getting into the Christmas spirit



For a bit of context: in my country every highschool throws a huge prom at the start of every year for the freshmen. Yes it takes place in a club, yes it’s loud music and people are smoking and we choose a Prom Queen and Queen (aka Miss and Mister) and then we dance until our feet hurt. Anyone from any highschool can come as long as they buy a ticket so it’s also really crowded.

…ergo, as any respectable dumb teenager I put on heels, a good layer of make up and just went with some friends.

here’s a blurry picture of my legs which I can assure you are the only non-lizard part of me

(I don’t know if you can even see that but I am wearing 10 cm heeled boots because 1. I am 5’3 so I am a pretty small creature, 2. I LOATHE stiletto shoes and really thin heels NOPE mate I don’t want to be a precarious Bambi that screams of casualty waiting to happen and 3. I AM DANGEROUS FEAR ME HUMANS for I will step on your ankles.)

Conclusion: I hate clubbing. I also hate the word “clubbing” because it sounds like you’re hitting someone with a club. The prehistoric type. (But I love my friends and we had fun.)



Which saddens me greatly because I loved the kids the first time I went. They were the actual sweetest and they wanted to show me what they thought was interesting and they were so so little. But there were some organisation problems (aka there was no organisation) so I had to leave.



You might think “Ioana but aren’t you exaggerating a bit?” and you might be right: they certainly didn’t give us tests while we were eating our candy which I am grateful for. But they did give us tests while we were sleeping most certainly (how dare the biology teacher teach while I’m napping let’s be real sleep is important #rude). I nearly cried when I realized I had to study for another test once…it was not the best moment of my life.

Animated GIF
me @all teachers



Wut. Is it nearly 2018 already? I am 15?? How is time moving so quickly? Can it please take a second to let me sleep, breathe, eat some chocolate crepes, maybe stay a child forever?

angry peter pan GIF




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  • Romeo and Juliet: ☆☆☆ I actually really liked this one and I never like classics. I found it so funny for some reason?? Like me and your boi Shakespeare have a similar sense of humor. People why focus on the romance when there is a scene where Romeo and Mercutio just sass each other by calling each other a goose. Legit literature.
  • Spellbook of the Lost and found by Moira Fowley Doyle: ☆☆☆☆☆ This has become my second favorite book I’ve read this year I made a whole post which is just me fangirling about it.
  • Turtles all the Way Down by John Green: ☆☆☆☆ Such an important read and oh look I like a John Green book. Review to come soon.





I didn’t read as many books as I did last month but


Wooohooo *gives you dessert to celebrate*!!!



I know 40 might not be a lot to some people (especially since I count graphic novels as well and you can’t stop me John) but to me it’s just fine. I was in a reading slump all summer and that was horrible but I’m back on track now and maybe I’ll get to 45 by the end of the year.



…..*cricket sounds can be heard in the distance for Ioana didn’t have time to watch anything…she doesn’t need to remind you of all those tests…also she should stop referring to herself in 3rd person because it’s starting to get weird…*

  • Coco : Ahh I absolutely love Pixar. Yes I am 15 and yes I did go with some other dinosaur teenage friends and WE HAD A BLAST! The movie is lovely and so very touching with incredible animation and design (I am nerd when it comes to cinematography) and very good songs. I am glad that latino people are finally getting represented on the big screen.

…..Now watch me scream when poc movies aren’t getting as much recognition as any other animated movies despite having better stories. (I’m not saying this is about that Frozen short before the movie but it is about that Frozen short before the movie.)….

(I also bought a My Little Pony egg that day and got some holographic stickers from it so I walked around the mall with star stickers on my cheeks looking like Sailor Moon YES I AM A CRINGE TEEN that is just the type of person that I am you can now do what you will with that slice of information)



I’ve reached 100 followers??

I mean…not WordPress followers but “in total” followers!! Which is amazing aahhhhh!!!

That’s SO MANY??? HOW??? Seriously if I put you all together in a room it would be crowded?? That’s so many more then people I know in my actual real life!!! ASDFGHJKL!!!


In all seriousness: thank you for commenting and liking and even just reading my posts. I never expected this to happen. I was overwhelmed with joy at 20 followers and I will continue to be at 100. I’m giving you hugs and waffles trough the power of the internet!!

-I’ve also changed up a bit how things look around here

Because I’ve finally figured out fonts (IT TOOK ME AGES and I think I’m now old and wrinkly) so that meant I HAD TO add new graphics and I love them so very much and now it’s so pweety.



And all of you were so nice and left comments and helped me a whole lot and I wanted to thank you again for taking your time to actually read and comment and it made me feel loads better ❤

Some of my favourite posts this month include:

Common TYPES of the Mysterious Author Creatures

Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle // Queer witches and formidable weirdness



  • Simon vs the Homo Sapiens agenda movie trailer is here and it’s amazing and pure and I can’t wait to make everyone read it and then go see it with me!

  • Also the Avengers Infinity War trailer exists and I AM LIVING I’M SO EXCITED AHHH (hello yes I am a huge Marvel nerd). I want to see Doctor Strange and Tony and Cap just DOING AMAZING STUFF and Peter because he’s now my absolute fave and asdfghjkl. Ioana.exe has stopped working is seems.
  • CASSANDRA CLARE IS WRITING A NEW SERIES and whop there goes me I am a puddle on the floor CAN I HAVE IT NOW PLEASE??? (My wallet has transformed into a howler and I can’t say I blame it)




sleepy doggo is telling you to go start preparing for holidays are coming


Do you have any Christmas movie recommendations (because I would love to get into the festive mood)? What are your plans for the holidays? Do you celebrate Christmas (is not what do you celebrate)? Let’s just get excited BECAUSE IT’S DECEMBER together!


23 thoughts on “November Recap {Freshmen Prom and how is it nearly 2018?}

  1. OMG YES 2018 is here and Im going to be 24 and I feel like I did so little in my life. BUT EVERYTHING IS FINE. Okay, I shouldn’t say that to you, because I might gonna put your next years in a bad light XD
    The only good thing about the last month of the year is that it puts me in the “I must do this” mood. Might be able to stay on diet.
    And congratulations for your followers ❤

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    1. It’s ok growing up and old is fine! Just imagine how cool a 24 year-old you are! You rock obvs.
      Good luck on your diet (mayyybe my posts aren’t helping much since I talk about cake a lot…FRUIT IS GOOD FOR YOU and also I have a smol weakness for baby spinach it’s so good)
      Thank youu ❤!

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  2. obviosuly we can start celebrating christmas.

    (OMG THE GRAPHICS IN THIS POST THO SO PRETTYYY HOOOWWW) and i love the Santa gif. O HOPE YOU HAVE A LOT OF FUN AT YOUR PROM. it sounds crazy and wild so obviously, you will have the time of your life. and omg YOU HAVE LEGS???!?!?! WHEN DID THIS HAPPPEENNNN and yayy for reading 40 books you amazing dragon!!! AND OMG 100 followers. ?*SCREAMS FOR YOU* and i still havent read SIMON VS BUT I LIKE THE TRAILER AND THE BOOTS. i will never get over how cute your dog is! CAN I HAVE

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    1. Yes I magically grew legs somehow (weird phenomenon happens occasionally). A PAIR NONETHELESS like double one leg ACCOMPLISHMENT!!
      I’m always celebrating Christmas it’s just that come November-December I can actually show my crazy. And it’s socially acceptable to listen to carols all the time.
      Read Simon it’s cute and adorable!! (It didn’t WOW me but it’s a cozy fast read and you’re probs going to get cavities it’s that sweet)
      My dog knows she’s cute and she’s using her to her advantage DO NOT LET YOURSELF BE FOOLED she took over our family and it’s now the supreme ruler of the couch and bed.

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  3. Haha so if you like Shakespeare’s sense of humour you’ve got to check out Much Ado About Nothing – SO funny.

    I FEEL YOU ABOUT 5’3 AND BAMBI SHOES. Your boots are adorable and I’m glad you had fun!

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    1. HmMm never heard about that book but if it has Shakespeare humour I’ll check it out! (And how come NOBODY told me that Shakespere was actually funny? I feel betrayed.)

      Yey I guess we can be “kinda short” together! (It’s ok that means we can be vicious concentrated) Thank youu my boots are flattered ❤!

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      1. Shakespeare is HILARIOUS. All the plays we see in school are tragedies, that’s the problem. But Much Ado is great and I really like Merchant of Venice as well – run away lovers, an excellent comical character, and a dance of mistaken identities! We need more modern Shakespeare retellings so people fall in love. 😁

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    YAY for surviving your exams, you're the best!! ❤ and congratulations on your reading challenge and all the followers, you deserve them all and a thousand, billion more, obviously 🙂
    I hope you'll have a fantastic December! xx

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  5. AWNN ❤ Your dog picture is soo lovely!! 😀 You had a great month love 🙂 I'm so sorryy youre not a teacher anymore but that's okay you can always enjoy the Christmas season wooo 😀 AND THAT AVENGERS TRAILER HAD ME DYIINNNGG litterrally!

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    1. Thank youuu!! I’m sorry too I really wanted to teach the kids some Christmassy things in English 🙁. I’ll miss them they were so cute. Oh I’ll be sure the enjoy the Christmas cookies coming my way don’t worry 😂. THAT AVENGERS TRAILER WAS GREAT I NEED MORE TONY STARK AND PETER IN MY LIFE!!


  6. OMG I love your graphics so much still! You have real talent, girl ❤
    As always, reading your posts brings a smile to my face because you're such a fun person and I love all your little rants and excitement. Just makes me excited too!!
    Also, congrats on 100+ followers and on finishing your Goodreads challenge! I'm trying to reach 60 books myself and I just might succeed… Who knows? Still, 40 books is an amazing achievement so be proud!
    Lovely update, as per usual ^_^

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    1. I’m glad you enjoy my rants 😂! Behold a person that actually likes sitting through them! And I’m happy my excitement it contagious yusss my plan is accomplished.
      Thank youuu I still can’t believe it 100 asfhajkakl!!
      ALL THE LUCK TO YOU MY FRIEND crash that challange you can do it ❤!! And 60 books?? That’s impressive how you must tell me your secret to reading so many!


      1. Hahaha you bet!
        AND THANK YOU ❤ ❤ I will need it!
        Oh believe me, the struggle IS real and I don't know how much pressure I'll be able to bear any longer 😂😂
        The secret is… Well, be a recluse. As much as possible. And audiobooks. Tons. And just generally avoiding responsibilities and real life. Yup 😀

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      2. Thanks for the tips they are very much appreciated 😂. I’ll try audiobooks as for being a reculse I can’t since school forces me to socialise. I will retreat in my cave aka my room during the winter holidays though.


  7. Those shoes are so cute (psst. where did you buy them? lol)!! Also, congrats on surviving all your tests, completing your Goodreads challenge (hey, graphic novels totally count. if they didn’t i would still only be halfway through my reading challenge 😂😂😭), and reaching 100 followers! THAT DOGGO IS SO PRECIOUS.
    Ok ok. Christmas movies off the top of my head: Miracle on 34th Street, The Polar Express, Home Alone, and Love Actually. OH and Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas hahaha. December is so exciting for me because of all the CHRISTMAS SPIRIT and I finally get to go HOME 💫.

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    1. THANKS (pssst Pull&Bear).
      Yess I would be like halfway done too 😂. I’m glad we’re in the Graphic Novels Protection Squad here.
      Omg thanks I still can’t believe that I have 100 followers!! Assfgsjajll
      The doggo fools you for it is full of evilllll!! Those eyes?? EVIIILLL let me tell ya. Little ball of eviiiiiil.
      YES THANKS FOR THE RECOMANDATIONS!! I’ll try watching as many as I can gotta get in that Christmas spirit! And I loveeee Polar Express (I love animated movies in general). Hope you have fun going home and happy holidays ❤!!

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  8. Wow I just finished reading your post and here is what went on in my brain, in chronological order:

    – Why is it snowing on Ioana’s blog? (LIKE HONESTLY GIRL HOW DID YOU CREATE THE SNOWING EFFECT?)
    – Wow I love Ioana’s heeled boots! (I own 0 pairs of heels hahaha because my mom believes they’re bad for my feet?)
    – UGHH I HATE TESTS AND I FEEL YOU. WE HAD LIKE 9 TESTS LAST MONTH AND I WAS SO EXHAUSTED. (We also have something called recited dictation – we have to memorize a Chinese poem and write it out from memory!)
    – Oooh ooh I can’t wait to watch Coco *scowls at a local movie poster that says “IN THEATRES DECEMBER 28TH” + I CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE OLAF IS MY FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER EVER.
    – CONGRATS ON 100 FOLLOWERS! You’re such a lovely person + amazing blogger and totally deserve that 🙂
    – Aaahhhh I love your new graphics ❤ PWETTY
    – Your dog is so cute! Those puppy eyes 😍😍

    Yep I celebrate Christmas! I'm a Catholic and I'm going to midnight mass on the night of Christmas Eve. Also I'm going to Japan for a ski trip, and I can't wait! (However I have exams right after the Christmas holidays [boo] so I will be bringing my math stuff along with me on the trip!)

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    1. Your comment made me smile so much 😂.

      YUP IT’S SNOWING LOOK AT DAT MAGIC isn’t it so prettyyy??? It’s like BANG CHRISTMAS! (I used the wordpress settings for it I’m not sure otherwise!!)

      OMG 9 TESTS?! I lost count of mine by the middle of the month! We deserve all the sleep and some delicious festive cookies how about that. (Omg I had something similar in elementary school with the poetry WHY DO THEY DO THAT I DO NOT UNDERSTAND IT LIKE HOW DOES IT EVEN HELP YOU IN LIFE ASFGSHAJK)

      Awww thanks -for being proud AND for complementing my safety hazard boots! I hopeee I can read more by the end of the year but with ALL THESE FINALS I highly doubt it.

      THANK YOU SO MUUUCH ❤!! You are a lovely person too and I appreciate you being my friend so much ❤ (I think people should be told that more often)!!

      YEY HAVE FUN SKIING (I am so scared of skiing it’s almost comical like nope you ain’t gonna cath a wild Ioana on those slopes)!! Not the math part (I remember how much that sucks). Hope you do well on your exam good luck ❤!

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  9. congrats on 100 followers, my dude!!

    i saw romeo and juliet this year and i liked it a lot, once i got past the fact that juliet is only thirteen freaking years old. all of shakespeare’s plays are funnier when performed, so you might enjoy it more if you saw it live.

    xo loren

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    1. Thanks so muuch ❤!! It’s amazing asdfghjkl.
      I wish I could see it actually performed mostly because I want to see Mercutio PFFTT WHO SAID THAT NOT ME I am totally here for the actual Romeo and Juliet yes *wipes sweat*. Yeah let’s just ignore the tiny detail that is their ages and get distracted because look SASS.

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