Hello everyone! I hope you all have been doing well. As promised in my tweet on Twitter earlier this month, I had a couple of blog posts scheduled throughout October. So I stayed logged out of my social media accounts related to Xingsings and was quite absent around the blogosphere the majority of the time. I did do some blog hopping sporadically here and there, but honestly, those moments were just bouts of procrastination away from my studying. I still missed a lot; hopefully I’ll catch up to comments and replies tonight. Anyway, I’ve missed everyone and it’s time for a real, non-schedule post! Today is the last Friday of October so I’m back with an Exploring My Bookshelves post!
But let’s get onto this post, shall we? Oh and for those of you that aren’t as familiar with this lovely meme created by Victoria at Addlepates and Book Nerds and co-hosted with Shannon at For the Love of Words, it’s a weekly one (but adapted as a monthly here at Xingsings) where readers can share what’s on their shelves and/or discover a book collecting dust on their bookcase. Join in the fun if you want to add a Friday bookish meme to your blog!
Part of the meme asks the blogger to share a recent photo of their bookshelf, so here’s mine. Honestly, my shelves haven’t changed in any orientation since the previous month when I shared three months worth of this meme. However, I noticed that I need to start double shelfing (as in having two layers of books per shelf) soon.
October 2, 2015: Graphic Novels
I don’t own any comics but I do collect some manga. I don’t buy a whole lot because they’re super expensive where I live and can be read free online. When I do have a manga splurge, it’s to treat myself or I just simply love that anime so much I’ll try to collect its manga!
October 9, 2015: Guilty Pleasure Reads
My first thought was vampire books, but now that I think about it that’s like my default subgenre that I reach for anyway so technically they’re not really guilty pleasure reads. So maybe books about travel and study abroad that I enjoy, but I know aren’t culturally accurate and have been criticized by others. And oh, the photo of the vampire books on the left was from months ago when I had my bookshelf sorted by genre, subgenre, and author. I think I was going to use it for some post but never got to; it came in handy for this though!
October 16, 2015: Poetry Books
At first, I thought I didn’t have any poetry books until I remembered my Ellen Hopkins ones. They count right? I also found this Viet/English one too. That one is so old I forgot I had it, haha.
October 23, 2015: Companion Books
I only have one companion book and, no surprise, it’s for Harry Potter! 😀 Oh and I took this picture at a very weird time earlier today so yeah it explains the odd lighting. BUT WAIT, OH MY GOSH. The person that edited this is the person that wrote Hunter (a book I’m not sure if I’ll ever pick up again; too much tedious writing, didn’t like it…)! I never noticed this until now, LOL. 😄
October 30, 2015: Scary Books
I don’t really like horror so I had a difficult time finding books I own under this genre. I do have a lot of paranormal books though and a few that are in the paranormal/horror crossover genre, The Cirque du Freak series being one of them.
Yup, so that’s it! Hope you guys have nice weekend and a fun, safe Halloween tomorrow! 😀