Heartbeat Monthly (10): October 2018

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments


I meant to post this last week while I was on vacation, but got busy and forgot to!! So better late than never, right? XD

October haul






Bookish merch

  • Mia candle from Gillywick Goods
  • Abraxos pin (not pictured) from Gillywick Goods
  • Wizardry at Work double sided sign (BST group, not sure who made it)


  • “Magic is life, Life is magic” Grim Lovelies tote (pre-order incentive)
  • Warrior of the Wild ARC (borrowed – thank you Christy!!!)


  • Gillywick Goods candles – Wildcard, Eelyn, Mirror of Desire, Sean Kendrick, Life Finds a Way, Abraxos
  • Behind the Pages bookmarks, chapsticks, lotions, and body wash
  • Howler socks from Behind the Pages

Thank you so much Hailey and Gina for the amazing trades! You ladies rock!!

From publisher/for promo

Shelf Queens ARC package

Thank you so much Riveted Lit for this incredible package!


Thanks Angela for the awesome giveaway!

Rep stuff

If you’re interested, here are my rep codes!
MLC Co – MLCNOVEL (save 10% on your purchase)
Shelflove Crate – NOVELH (save 10% on subscription only)
Enchanted Book Box – NOVEL5 (save 5% on single purchase or sub)
Fairyloot – NOVEL5 (save 5% on 3 or 6 month subcription)

October Wrap Up

Books I read

  • The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein – ★
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco – ★★★
  • The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw – ★★★★½
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers – ★★★★
  • Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda – ★★★★

Pages read: 1,627
Average rating: 3.5
Favorite book read in October: The Wicked Deep
Least favorite book read in October: Dark Descent

Books I reviewed

Other posts

Around the blogosphere

I’ve started trying to discover new blogs and visit some other blogs as well this month! I really want to get back into blogging, but it’s hard to find the time with two jobs, a house to maintain, and all my other hobbies. Bookstagram has to come first because of my rep positions, too.

Here’s a few new blogs that I found that I love:

  • Eat Train Read
  • Novel Knight
  • Exploring by Starlight

Here’s some blog posts I enjoyed reading this month:

What I’ve been up to this month

This month went by in such a blur! I can’t believe it’s November already. The last week of October was spent scrambling around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to get ready for vacation. I kind of waited til the last minute to do a lot of stuff! I had to get the car fixed before I went – dropped $1500 on new tires, new brake pads/rotors, and a new windshield (there was a crack all the way across, it was bad). *cries* Being an adult sucks, you guys.

Other than that, it was fairly uneventful! I didn’t do nearly as much as I wanted to for Horror October. To be honest, I’m really depressed at how much it flopped. :( I don’t know if I’ll bother next year.

Current obsessions

Music: M83 radio & Pendulum radio (Spotify)

Movies: I Am Dragon (Prime movies)

October Bookstagram Highlights


November TBR

  • Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto
  • Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller
  • This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada
  • Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne
  • Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons
  • Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell
  • Slayer by Kiersten White


What’s in your mailbox, loverlies? Link me up!

Jessi (Geo)

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