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Anticipated Books Coming October 2022

Happy October everyone! The cool weather has finally set in (at least where I live) and with that a new list of books to settle down with and read by the soon-to-be roaring fireplace. I am definitely ogling a few covers this month and I’ll be looking to get my hands on some if I can. As usual, I have linked their goodreads pages your convenience, and I hope you enjoy!


October 4

Scions (Starcrossed #4) by Josephine Angelini
Pretty Dead Queens by Alexa Donne
The Empress of Time by Kylie Lee Baker
The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera
The Second Death of Edie and Violent Bond by Amanda Glaze

October 11

Dark Room Etiquette by Robin Roe
If You Could See the Sun by Ann Liang

October 18

Love from Mecca to Medina by S.K. Ali
Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove by Rati Mehrotra
Drizzle, Dreams, and Lovestruck Things by Maya Prasad

October 25

Strike the Zither by Joan He
Eight Nights of Flirting by Hannah Reynolds


And that’s a wrap! Any important ones for you that we missed or any covers that you particularly love? Let me know in the comments below!

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Let’s Talk Bookish – Reading Seasonally

Aria @ Book Nook Bits will be the new host for Let’s Talk Bookish! If you aren’t following her yet, good check out her blog and give her a follow!

September 23: Reading seasonally (Mikaela @ Mikaela Reads)

Prompts: Do you read seasonally? Do you like a beach read in summer, a spooky book in the autumn and holiday themed ones in winter? What’s your favorite season? Do you have any favorite seasonal reads?


Welcome to another week of LTB here at DTRH! Or should I say, Season’s Greetings! Now that it’s fall, it got dramatically colder, at least where I live. Appropriately, today’s topic is about seasonal readings and who partakes in it!

I don’t generally read seasonally. After all, murder mysteries and thrillers don’t lend itself to any season in my opinion. Okay I take that back; cozy mysteries do tend to lend itself to fall weather. However, I don’t really pick books according to the weather or season. Even if I were to, it would probably only be a book or two per season to “match”.

I do have a book club coming up that will be based on a Halloween theme! I do think that if you’re going to be setting up something with friends or a book club, that using a theme is a convenient way to narrow down choices for books, in case anyone is facing decision paralysis. I am certainly excited for that book club, and can’t wait to share it with all of you too when the time comes!

I read spooky books all year round, not just in autumn, but I think I do tend to pull out the beach reads during the summer, and perhaps the cozy mysteries in the colder season as well. Something about sitting by a fireplace and reading under the covers really lends itself to the atmosphere of certain books. Of course, if there’s a book I really want to read, the weather certainly won’t be stopping me.

My favourite season is generally autumn because I’m rather afraid of the high heat, but in true Canadian fashion, I really do complain about any weather that isn’t temperate. I also like reading all year round, and I would say the season doesn’t really affect it that much; it’s more likely that my work or schooling is what really affects what I am able to read each season.

Lastly, my guilty pleasure read is probably the Murder Mystery series by Joanne Fluke! The dessert themed mysteries really lend itself to a rather whimsical read in the colder seasons. What are your favourite seasonal reads? Let me know in the comments below!


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Let’s Talk Bookish – Tips for Newbie Bloggers

Aria @ Book Nook Bits will be the new host for Let’s Talk Bookish! If you aren’t following her yet, good check out her blog and give her a follow!

September 16: Tips for newbie bloggers (Aria)

Prompts: What have you learned since you first started blogging? What advice would you give to new bloggers? What is your favorite thing about blogging? What is the hardest part of blogging for you? Is there anything you wish you’d done differently with your blog?


Welcome everyone to another week of LTB here at DTRH. Today’s topic is suggested by our very own host, and certainly a new topic that hasn’t come around in the rotation much! I definitely don’t feel like I am the best person to be giving advice in this area but I’ll be looking around for tips myself maybe.

The biggest lesson I’ve learned (not just from my own experiences) is to be kind to yourself. Blogging is difficult! The basics of it are super simple, sure, but it’s actually a lot of work and it can take time to build up a blog. Never feel bad about taking a break if you need, nor for the slumps that inevitably happen too. Remember that blogging is supposed to be fun and you can’t really go wrong from there.

My advice would be to know yourself well. Some people need to stay super organized and that’s how content gets churned out. Others will post according to their whims and whatever spontaneous fancy they may have. And I’m sure there are all the people in between as well! Whatever your style is, make it work for you. Don’t try too hard to conform to something you aren’t. Number one, it isn’t fun. Number two, everyone wants to see you for you. So know yourself well, and try and show that off!

My favourite thing about blogging which I’m sure I’ve said before is the community. In my day to day life, I don’t actually know too many readers and book lovers. But here, there is a whole vast world of all you bookish people and honestly it really makes me feel like I belong. So I certainly appreciate all of you!

The hardest part about blogging is definitely time management and keeping up with the hobby. As with any hobby, it takes a certain time investment and this is no exception. Any hobby begins to slowly fade without you putting your effort into it! I still feel like a new blogger myself, so I’m not sure I would do anything differently yet. Having Andge to guide me through blogging really helped me through some beginner stages though, so maybe that’s why as well!

And that’s all for today! How would you all give advice to blog newbies? I honestly feel like a newbie myself still, so let me know in the comments below!