How’s your October been? Mine has had some ups and downs, but a definite highlight has been getting my hands on Scribbler’s October box. In case you’ve forgotten, I’m not sponsored by Scribbler’s. These are my honest feels.
Well, let’s dig in, Wyrms. I know I’ve said it before, but this was my favorite box out of all the boxes! (And the only reason I keep having to say that is because the Scribbler’s team kills it every month. Just sayin’) Usually there will be one or two things that really stand out to me in a box, but this time, every single thing had me grinning.
Let’s start with the writerly gifts. In the box, I found an inspirational wooden block for my desk, a cute writerly magnet, a high quality sticker sheet, popcorn (it was delicious), AND a daily writing goals planner. I love, love, love having writerly things to decorate my life with. Maybe it’s just me, but writing is such a personal, usually independent, endeavor. All the magic happens in my head and on the page. It isn’t like other hobbies where you have a gaming system or art supplies on display for everyone to see and recognize. At the basic level, I have a laptop and a flash drive. Having these little stickers and magnets allow me to put it on display that I am a writer. It makes it a little more concrete, you know? The other gift I’ll take time to comment on is the writing goal planner. I’m a to-do list kind of girl. I like structure. I like schedules. I absolutely love this notepad!
Under all the amazing gifts, we have our teaching supplies and book. I haven’t gotten into it yet because I don’t usually have time to read the books before I get the unboxings up, but I am so excited to get into this month’s material. Did I mention I love structure? I love outlining my stories. It’s one of my favorite parts of the process because it’s thought dumping and organization. I can’t wait to learn more about how to do it better.
Her Final Words by Brianna Labuskes
It seems like an open-and-shut case for FBI special agent Lucy Thorne when Eliza Cook walks into the field office. The teenage girl confesses to murdering a young boy. Disturbingly composed, she reveals chilling details only the killer could know. Beyond that Eliza doesn’t say another word, leaving a vital question met with dead silence: Why did she do it?
To find the answer, Lucy goes to the scene of the crime in the small Idaho town of Knox Hollow. But Lucy’s questions are only mounting. Especially when she’s drawn deeper into the life of the victim. Then a combing of the woods yields unsettling evidence that Eliza isn’t the only one in this close-knit rural community with secrets.
Getting to the truth is becoming Lucy’s obsession. And it’s a dangerous one. Because for the good folks of Knox Hollow, hiding the truth will take more than silence.
As always, BookWyrms, drop me a comment. Are you a fellow Scribbler? What was your favorite item this month? Not a Scribbler? What do you surround yourself with to express your passion? Let’s talk! Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter to stay up to date on my posts. Enjoy the rest of your October, BookWyrms!