September Wrap up! (Or should I say, life update?)

Hello lovelies!

Today officially marks my first month in Paris and it wasn’t as glamourous as Emily in Paris, but it was still okay. I have been in my biggest reading slump of the year; first because school started and also due to the fact that I unexpectedly had to look for a new apartment. Everything was very stressful and I was constantly on the verge of crying. When not even books provided me comfort, I understood that I needed to take time off. So I did.

I owned the fact that I was in a reading slump and I took time to take care of myself.. Instead I just lied in bed and I watched Gilmore Girls. These girls were my temporary lifeline, until I found my way back to books. When I started feeling better, I picked up Vampire Academy which I had meant to read for a while and I was pleasantly surprised. I’m definitely picking up the next books in the series. I sincerely hope I will manage to read more books this month and pick up the various hobbies I abandoned.

There was also the stress of meeting new people, getting along with said people, navigating living in a new city (Paris at that) and… a circulating ruthless pandemic. I have never wished for escapism more in my life. I am happy to say that I have been sightseeing as safely and has often as I can, and that I am planning a bookstore/ library tour because Paris has so many to offer. At first I kept taking pictures of everything I saw and then I calmed down and reminded myself that I live here now; which is still surreal to me. I also got close with two incredible girls in my class and I’m so grateful I met them. I also had an apartment breakthrough which has allowed me to breathe for the first time in weeks and I have to say that I’m loving my new classes and my teachers. Things are looking up! So there are not a lot of bookish stats for September so I’m turning this into a Paris diary for you.

This is one of the universities I get to go to (This is the University of Paris 2 PanthΓ©on-Assas ) and it is breathtaking; I’m still in awe whenever I go there. The other is la Sorbonne.

Then this is me sightseeing; I live a few minutes away from the Louvre, and due to the coronavirus and the lack of tourists and it feels as though the place is privatized just for me.

Wrap Up

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

This is exactly the type of books about vampire that I love to read about! It was so fun to dive into this new world and its own dynamics. I have heard that the the series only gets better! I love Rose; she’s unapologetic and caring and it was so refreshing to read about a confident sixteen-year-old in YA. Stay tuned for a review.

My TBR for October

Most anticipated release of October:

The Invisible Life Of Addie Larue – V.E Schwab

Synopsis:A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.

But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.

Did I only watch this movie for Henry Cavill as Sherlock? Yes, yes I did.

HOWEVER I have to say that the whole cast and production were amazing. I had a really good time watching the movie and it was nice to have a young female protagonist for once. Millie Bobby Brown is phenomenal and she has a big acting career ahead of her. I also liked the diversity and the talk about intersectional feminism. Kudos Netflix!

That’s it! I hope you all had a wonderful September and I wish you all a happy October! Happy reading πŸ₯°

Karla xx

BLM resources.

17 thoughts on “September Wrap up! (Or should I say, life update?)

  1. I adored Enola Holmes too! You’re lucky to live so close to The Louvre. And I’m happy you could find a new apartment, that sounds stressful πŸ˜” Hope you have a better reading month this October 😊

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  2. I’m glad to hear you things are starting to look up! Damn, your school is beautiful! I’ve never been to Paris but I’d like to one day! 😊❀️
    I hope you continue to enjoy the Vampire Academy! I loved that series. I loved the spinoff Bloodlines even more!
    Happy October! πŸ™‚

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  3. oh how I wish i was in paris rn… I spent last semester in France studying abroad and i really enjoyed paris!! i kinda miss it lmao

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    • So I’m currently on season 7 and so far my favorite is Logan! I know his relationship with Rory isn’t the healthiest but there’s something about him…I also really love Jess! They have incredible chemistry. My least favorite is Dean; his insecurities really ruined it and he cheated on his wife so there’s that….What about you? 😊

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      • Ahhh yep I definitely agree on Dean being the least favourite out of the three! Personally, Jess is my favourite haha – I just loveee how he would quietly annotate his books and lend them to Rory! And about Logan, I feel like Rory just loses her head when she’s with him πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‚ I really need to rewatch some episodes.

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  4. Oh so sorry you had to deal with the stress of searching for an apartment. I know how stressful that can be when you’re new to the city, especially if you need to find a place before classes start (I had to go through that once).
    I liked Vampire Academy too. It was entertaining. Didn’t like it enough to continue with the series though. I also liked the movie.

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    • I’m so sorry that happened to you too!
      Yes, I was a mess but at least that is done so I get to enjoy my time here.
      I loved the movie for Vampire Academy too!! I know people were disappointed by it but I think they did a good job 😌 Happy reading πŸ₯°

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