#Blogtober Monthly Wrap Up

My October 2021 Monthly Wrap Up – Half-Term, Halloween & Bookish Fun!

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My #Blogtober a.k.a. 🎃 31 Days of Halloween 🎃

Hello, my spooktacular lovelies. As an audiobook blogger who’s passionate about paranormal romance, cosy paranormal mystery and urban fantasy, most of my reviews fit perfectly with this time of year. However, I’ve joined in with #Blogtober this year which is a daily blogging challenge. This means that I’m trying to mix it up with some suitably Halloween-y book tags, memes and discussion posts too this month.

I haven’t ever tried to post every day before but I’ll do my best to keep it interesting.


Happy Halloween!! Welcome to my October 2021 monthly wrap up post; the final day of 🎃 31 Days of Halloween 🎃 my version of #Blogtober.

What have I been up to this month?

I’ve been off work for the past week. Schools have been on half-term holiday and I’ve enjoyed staying in bed late and not wearing a watch. Bliss!

I’m sticking to my reduction in screen time, hence the sporadic blog hopping – sorry. Plus, I’m now an audiobook junkie. Getting my reading fix through my ears instead of my eyes. 😉 The number of ocular migraines (also referred to as retinal migraines) that I’ve had this last month is down to single figures! Woop!Woop!

Coronavirus COVID-19 is still lurking about and keeps mutating! However, here in the UK, our immunisation programme is still going great guns. Over 67% of us have now been fully vaccinated (me included!) WoopWoop! The UK government are talking about restrictions and new changes being put in place this winter. Coronavirus remains a serious health risk and cases worldwide are rising again.

In bloggish news…

I’ve taken part in the month-long blogging challenge, #Blogtober.

So, what is #Blogtober?

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#Blogtober takes place in the month of October (hence where the name comes from). It’s a yearly thing that gets bloggers excited for the Autumn season and the festive month of December which is just on the horizon. The idea is that the blogging community talk about anything Autumnal and Halloween-related.

If you’re stuck for ideas, there are lots of bloggers out there who helpfully post useful #Blogtober post ideas and lists. Just do a Google search! 😲

Goodness me it was tough! Posting something interesting every day was very challenging. I’m not sure if I’d be able to do it again.

What have I been posting?

Now on with the rest of my October 2021 monthly wrap up post. Be warned, there’s a lot. 😘 Feel free to click on anything that you missed this month.

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Book Birthdays

I’ve been celebrating some wonderful New Releases this month.


Blog Tours

I love taking part in blog tours. This month I’ve enjoyed being a part of these fabulous tours.


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~ Reviews ~

🎧 Reviews 🎧

And, of course, this being a book blog, I shared my thoughts about some spooktacular stories this month:


What other bookish bits and bobs were on the blog this month? 😉

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That’s it for my October 2021 Monthly Wrap Up. However, moving forward, what can you expect from me in November?

~ Coming up on Flora’s Musings ~

  • Celebrating more New Book Releases.
  • Hopefully, some author interviews, book tours and spotlight posts.
  • and of course, lots of reviews!

~ My Current Reading Challenges ~

My Current Reading Challenges (2)

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I take part in the Goodreads Annual Reading Challenge but that’s not the only one I take part in. I thought that I’d use these regular wrap up posts to update you on my progress in all the challenges that I’m taking part in …

2021 Audiobook Challenge

Last year I joined the 2020 Audiobook Challenge. I enjoyed it so much that I’ve signed up again this year.

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Audiobooks have become my main format since reducing my screen time. I’ve already achieved my original goal of 50+ audio listens so I’m now trying to reach the 75+ level. Wish me luck and check out my progress on My Audiobook Challenge 2021 page.


I’m linking up to The Sunday Post – a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer.

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(See rules here: Sunday Post Meme)

Don’t forget to hop along to some of the other amazing blogs taking part in the Sunday Post.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my spooktacular October 2021 monthly wrap up post. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day, stay safe and healthy. I’m off for a well-deserved rest. 😂

Bye for now,

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Flora x

About Me

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

(8) Comments

  1. Audiobooks are the best! I also love reading in the PNR and UF genre which does line up with Halloween all year round. Hmm, I wonder if that has anything to do with my mindset of Halloween being a state of mind and not just one day out of the year that you get to dress up I saw that you’ve gotten a few more Annette Marie novels read! She’s an amazing storyteller, right? ♡

    1. Flora says:

      Hi Mikky, yes, I’m really loving audiobooks. I’ve downloaded the rest of Annette’s Spellbound series and the Demonized series.

  2. Okay I love the bats flying around and the pumpkins! 🙂

    Happy Halloween!!!
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    1. Flora says:

      Thanks Greg, it’s a new “weather effect” plugin I’m trying

  3. I’ve enjoyed all your Blogtober posts this month!

    1. Flora says:

      Aww, thanks Wendy.

  4. Audiobooks are awesome!

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

    1. Flora says:

      Yes they are, Anne

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