October 2019 Wrap Up

And so we say good bye to another month and the end of 2019 is fast approaching!

October 2019 though… WHAT A MONTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Like ignoring the fact that I read hardly anything and had a super tough month illness-wise…

I SAW JOHN MAYER IN CONCERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NOTHING CAN TAKE THAT EXPERIENCE AWAY FROM ME!!!!! You guys I still can’t believe I saw him in the flesh. I have been a fan of his for nigh on twenty years. I own all of his albums either on CD or digitally. I pretty much listen to his music daily. He just is that musician that gets me… I know that sounds nuts and I am more than aware that he knows not of my existence. But his songs, his lyrics… they mean more to me than I can ever say and so finally getting to see him in concert after all these years was both incredibly exciting and deeply emotional.

But I hear you… this is a book blog not a blog dedicated to all things John Mayer!! So let’s talk books.

I READ SOOOOO LITTLE THIS MONTH!!!!!!!!!!!! I just don’t know what happened. I swear this happens nearly every October. I just get into sort of a funk or a slowness and well… I just don’t read that much!

But I don’t feel concerned in any way. Because I am such a mood reader I let that guide me. And if my mood is to watch copious recordings of John Mayer’s 2019 world tour on YoutTube then so be it… (I know, I can’t help but mention him this month LOL!)

Here’s a complete list of everything I read in September (click on the titles to be taken to my review).

Five Stars

Four Stars

Three Stars

So just five books in total… bear in mind Ducks, Newburyport is over 1000 pages though… But still a long way off my average for a month. And any month in which I read as amazing a book as Mary H.K. Choi’s Permanent Record is a great month in my opinion!

I do hope that I read a little more November but as long as I am happy then that is all that matters I guess.

And as a last hurrah to my best night ever, here is a YouTube recording of John Mayer performing Tougher Than The Rest (a Bruce Springsteen cover) from that most amazing of gigs that I was so privileged to attend.

24 thoughts on “October 2019 Wrap Up

  1. You still did good! 5 books is still a higher average than most people read in a year! I’m proud of you girl! I am glad you had fun at your concert too. ❀

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  2. I’ve had a list of artists that I’d be so keen to see live and John Mayer has been on that list since I was in high school! He’s pretty amazing and I’m SO HAPPY that you got to see him, Emer! I can only imagine the vibe and how that experience must have been for you 😍πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸ€© Ooh, the chills! And like I commented on Leelynn’s comment: you should TOTALLY make a John Mayer Book Tag! Haha

    Sounds like you had a pretty great month despite not reading so much but it looks like you read some good books. I’m SO excited for Permanent Record and yeas, a month reading such an awesome book definitely makes it amazing! Happy reading in November! Great wrap up πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh he’s been on my list of artists to see for 20 years πŸ™ˆ I’m a fan since the earliest of days lol!!! It was an amazing night Dini. I don’t get to get out all that much due to my illness but to see him live…. It was wonderful. Worth feeling quite poorly afterwards :))) So yes, a very good October indeed :)))


  3. i am so happy you got to see him in concert my love ❀ YOU WERE HYPE HAPPY AND EXCITED AND THAT'S WHAT MATTERS. and 5 books is STILL A LOT. you did that. wishing you an awesome november.

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  4. I’m loathe to admit that I’ve never actually heard a John Mayer song πŸ˜‚ but I’ll fix that now and listen to the one on your post!! My month was super slow for reading too but sometimes it’s what’s needed. Plus, there are some awesome books coming out this month that I’m eager to get my hands on! I can’t wait to try Permanent Record πŸ˜„ Jen

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    1. Haha it’s okay, he’s not the most popular musician these days. I’ve just been a long time fan :)))
      And I agree with you, reading moods and grooves just ebb and flow and it’s nice to go with wherever the vibe of any given month takes you :))) thanks Jen!

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  5. So happy you saw John Mayer, I love concerts in general, they just make me feel so alive! I saw Backstreet Boys the night before my birthday and I felt 15 again. It felt so good haha! I think I’m a bit burned out on reading with the holidays now here too – there is so much to do, so little time to read.

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    1. Omg thinking about the backstreet boys brings me right back Yolanda!!! Oh how I miss the 90s, those indeed were the days :)))) I love concerts too, don’t get to go to very many but I’ve loved the few I have gone to :))) here’s to an awesome November for both of us <333

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  6. You know what you should do? Make a John Mayer Book Tag ❀ That would be so freaking cool! And shoot he better know how much he means to you! I love this so much and I'm so glad that you were able to see him in person! That is my absolute dream when it comes to Becky G. I'm glad you didn't have any 2 or 1 star reads this month though! I don't know how you were able to get through such a huge book in a month either! I couldn't do it, so good on you, Emer ❀

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    1. Aw thank you so much Leelynn. You are the sweetest <333 I hope you get to see Becky G someday soon. I was totally thinking about doing a John Mayer book tag lol!!! Great minds think alike my friend πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ I hope November brings much kindness to your life Leelynn <3333


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