I feel like I say this with every wrap-up, but honestly where did the month go? Where has the year gone?! I cannot believe that we are only sixty days away from ringing in 2019!
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October was a whirlwind month for me. Blogoween kicked off for the first time and was a HUGE success (all thanks to you guys), I hosted my very first giveaway (which the winner will be announced below!), and I have made so many new friends here in the book blogging world! Honestly, October was a great month filled to the brim with different events and different emotions. I can’t even believe this but hot damn I read a crap ton too. How I found the time to host, co-organize, work, read, and you know–breathe, I will never know! But flipping flapjacks does it feel good.
Before we get into what exactly I read, I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone that participated and hosted Blogoween. You guys are simply amazing. None of this would have happened if it wasn’t for your enthusiasm and participation! Thank you to everyone who posted for it throughout blogoween, and to all the hosts for giving us a piece of your week/blog throughout the month of October and promoting the shiznits out of this event! YOU ARE THE REAL MVP!!!


5-4 Stars

  • Can’t Text This by Teagan Hunter – REVIEW – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Fall by Kristen Callihan – REVIEW – ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  • Fence #10 by C.S. Pacat – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Fence # 11 by C.S. Pacat – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

2-3.5 Stars

  • Love, Sincerely, Yours by Sara Ney & Meghan Quinn – REVIEW – ⭐⭐⭐.5
  • Dear Jane by Kendall Ryan – REVIEW – ⭐⭐⭐

1 Star

  • Playmaker by L.P. Dover – RTC – ⭐


  • Off The Ice by L.P. Dover


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This month has been a nostalgic month in the music department as I have found myself venturing back into a country mood. Maybe because it’s fall and cool weather has decided to sporadically visit the city I live in that has got me into my southern roots and what not. I don’t really know, but man oh man have I been loving these songs like crazy this month:

  • Shallow – Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper
  • Hi-Low – Bishop Briggs
  • Lullaby Love – Roo Panes
  • Neon Church – Tim Mcgraw
  • Lose It – Kane Brown
  • Beautiful Crazy – Luke Combs
  • To A T – Ryan Hurd
  • Burn the Ships Album – For KING and COUNTRY
  • Dead Man’s Arms – Bishop Briggs
  • Taki Taki – DJ Snake, Selena Gomez, Cardi B, Ozuna
  • Without Me – Halsey
  • Sweet But Psycho – Ava Max
  • She’s Got the Best Of Me – Luke Combs
  • Simple – Florida Georgia Line
  • Talked You Out of It – Florida Georgia Line
  • Whiskey Glasses – Morgan Wallen



And finally, the moment most of you have probably been waiting for–the winner of the 2018’s Blogoween Giveaway is….

Shalini @ Book Rambler

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Congratulations Shalini! Please check your email you provided for all the details to claim your book! Please note that if you don’t respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen. And thank you to everyone who entered! I’ll most likely be doing another giveaway soon (because I had way to much fun with this) So keep on a look out for that!

How was your October? Let me know!



  1. Book_rambler

    November 1, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Ahh! Oh My God! Thank You so much !

    1. sammers65

      November 1, 2018 at 2:20 pm

      You are welcome! Congrats!

    2. Book_rambler

      November 1, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      I didn’t get an email yet ,..*waiting*

      1. sammers65

        November 1, 2018 at 2:22 pm

        I sent it around 9am this morning my time…Did you check your spam?

        1. Book_rambler

          November 1, 2018 at 2:24 pm

          Nope …can’t see

          1. sammers65

            November 1, 2018 at 2:24 pm

            I resend the info through your contact me page then.

          2. sammers65

            November 1, 2018 at 2:27 pm

            sent! Let me know if it went through!

          3. Book_rambler

            November 1, 2018 at 2:32 pm

            I don’t know what is the problem but can you send me the details on bookramblerblog@gmail.com ?

          4. sammers65

            November 1, 2018 at 2:34 pm

            oh I know what happened. The email you gave in the giveaway didn’t have the word blog in the email name. Just sent!

          5. Book_rambler

            November 1, 2018 at 2:40 pm

            OMFG!😖 Sorry about that

  2. Clo @ Book Dragons

    November 2, 2018 at 10:52 am

    OMG October was a month for country music with me too! Very strange that haha, and Blogoween was so much fun, beyond excited for everything we have planned! Gotta say though, you slayed your reading game last month girl…I did finally break out of my reading slump though which was great for me hehe.
    (lowkey procrastinating on formatting posts, by blog hopping so hi, I should be formatting posts haha)

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  4. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

    November 2, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    LMAO Sam… your post says August wrap-up and if that isn’t a freaking mood idk what is

    1. sammers65

      November 2, 2018 at 4:36 pm

      well fuck. LOL. this is what happens when you try to write a wrap up while falling asleep at your desk. Wow what a time. #mood

  5. Kristina

    November 5, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Woohoo !! so glad your october was filled and a good one 🙂 Blogoween was a blast, though I ended up not knowing what to finish it with as I haven’t read many horrors and stuff so eeerh xD but now everything went back to normal, I actually find blog post ideas harder this month..
    Congrats Shalini !! xx

    1. sammers65

      November 7, 2018 at 4:04 pm

      Same! This month has been kicking my but idea wise. Hopefully that will change soon!

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