October 1, 2018

As Summer Leaves | September 2018 Wrap-Up

The seasons have finally changed and I am embracing the colder weather by staying inside with a cup of tea and a good book. Time is moving faster than the falling leaves and I am completely unprepared to say goodbye to September. I had forgotten how quickly time moves in college, with countless deadlines and sleepless nights making time a little too scarce. I haven't even had time to put up my Halloween decorations yet.

But, as months come and go, I just remind myself that we are a little bit closer to Christmas.

I am not in the business of holiday erasure though, so I fully plan on celebrating Halloween, particularly with some "spooky" novels. Even though I can't do full on horror (for books or movies), I am planning on reading books with more mysteries, ghosts, and witches.

But first, let's recap what happens at Crazy for YA and in my life during September!

Posts I Loved From Around the Blogosphere

Krysta @ Pages Unbound asks the important question of where are all the actually realistic YA boys? (also, if you find any YA boys in real life, let me know where and when)

Aimee @ Aimee Always shares majorly helpful blog engagement tips for both newbies and old pros 

Evelina @ Avalinah's Book Blog discusses the problems with the all to popular trope of enemies-to-lovers romance

Roberta @ Offbeat YA shares her unique perspective about why she reads YA

Noura @ The Perks of Being Noura lists some amazing books by female authors of color, including reviews from bloggers around the community (including yours truly!)

Inge @ Of Wonderland is helping to host revived The Bookish Games and gives all of the reasons why you should join

I signed up as a spectator to watch the games from afar without fear of dying (at least I hope) and I think that everyone should consider being apart of this revival of a book community staple!

Blogging News

1. Reaching 500 Posts

This month, I had the great joy of writing my 500th post on Crazy for YA. And, in standard Tessa style, I made too much of a big deal about it. Along with some sappy thank-yous and self-reflection, I also constructed a timeline of the best (and the worst) posts in the history of Crazy for YA. It is definitely worth checking out if you are curious what some of my biggest regrets are. 

2. Hosting my First Giveaway

To accompany my 500th post, I am currently hosting my first giveaway! I am giving away one book of choice from The Book Depository, which mean it is INTERNATIONAL! The giveaway ends on October 6, so there is still plenty of time to enter if you like free books (which I know everyone reading this does!). 

3. Pinterest

This month, I have finally remembered that I have a Pinterest account for Crazy for YA and that I should actually update it. (In fact, I was inspired by The Uncorked Librarian and her amazing pinning abilities.) I normally go on Pinterest for crafting ideas, recipes, and the occasional meme, but I also realized that it can be a fun way to interact with more bloggers.

You can find me here on Pinterest if you are interested in some bookish memes, cheesy quotes, and content from other inspiring bloggers. 

Post that I Wish Got More Love

Really, all I want for you guys is a chance to win a book of your choice from The Book Depository. As a broke college student, I can't throw giveaways very often, so make sure to take advantage of this one!

Plus there are some pretty embarrassing posts on my timeline, if you are in the mood for a self-esteem boost or a good laugh.

Tweet of the Month

Book(s) of the Month

This month's competition for the best book is a tied between P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han and Nocturne by Kat Ross. Both books earned solid four stars from me (see my review of Nocturne here if you are interested more in why it is so amazing). 

I am planning on reading Always and Forever, Lara Jean soon, but I have to say that PSISLY is my favorite in the series so far.

Other Books I Read

I read The Tempest for class and P.S. I Still Love You after I fell in love with the movie. 

Are you sad to see September leave or are you embracing the October vibes? What was your favorite book of September? What are you proud of from September? Have you entered my giveaway yet? If not, are you crazy???

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