September At A Glance

Posted October 3, 2013 by Lori in Books / 2 Comments Tags: ,

October really snuck up on me! I mean, I knew it was coming, but somehow, all of a sudden, here it is! I had none of my end-of-the-month or beginning-of-the-month posts ready for the blog and none of my Halloween decorations ready for the house. Luckily, I think my kids already have their Halloween costumes. I just hope they won’t change their minds. The weather around here has gotten warm again but I’m okay with that because we have lots of soccer games to go to and I prefer not to freeze at the morning games. I’m sure once Trick-or-Treat gets here it’ll fall dramatically. Until then, I hope to spend this month getting caught up on my review books. They seem to come in batches. I’ll go for a while without any due and then I’ll have seven or eight all at the same time. I really need to do a better job planning ahead because I can only read six or eight books a month and at that pace I can’t always keep up. But anyway, here is my September wrap-up post. Finally. I’ll have my reading queue post up tomorrow, hopefully. It wasn’t a great month reading wise but a fantastic month book wise! The most exciting things? I got an ARC of Crash Into You by Katie McGarry and I was auto-approved for HarperTeen on Edelweiss! I just about died. So here are the books, the posts, and a few other updates for September!

 The Books

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The Collector (Dante Walker, #1) Out of Line (Out Of Line, #1) Heartbeat Battling Boy Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3)

Panic Dear Killer Racing Savannah

Bought:

Crank by Ellen Hopkins
Fire by Kristin Cashore
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
The Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Robin Palmer
Catching Liam by Gennifer Albin (as Sophia Bleu)
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The Collector by Victoria Scott
Out of Line by Jen McLaughlin

For Review:

Crash Into You by Katie McGarry (ARC from HarlequinTEEN)
The Beginning of Everything (Severed Heads, Broken Hearts) by Robyn Schneider (from ARCycling!)
Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott (eARC from HarlequinTEEN and NetGalley)
Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi (eARC from HarperTeen and Edelweiss)
Panic by Lauren Oliver (eARC from HarperTeen and Edelweiss)
Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell (eARC from HarperTeen and Edelweiss)
Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally (eARC from Sourcebooks Fire and NetGalley)

Recieved:

Battling boy by Paul Pope (won – thanks to MacKids!)
Sidekicked by John David Anderson (won – thanks to Walden Pond Press!)
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff (Traded via YA Book Exchange)

 

The Posts

Mini Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns and Defiance
MG Reviews: Unfortunately, The Milk and Fairy Tale Comics
Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Review: Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney
Review: The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
Review: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
The Gender Games: Battle of Brave New World

September Reading Queue
Fall Movie Preview
October YA New Releases
Top Ten Books I Wish Were Taught in Schools
Top Ten Books in My Fall TBR Pile
Top Ten Best Sequels Ever

Blog Tour: Life, Love, & Lemons by Magan Vernon: Excerpt
Blog Tour: No Angel by Helen Keeble: Excerpt

Reading Challenge Progress

Standalone Reading Challenge : Completed

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney

Debut Author Challenge : 10/12

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Goodreads Reading Challenge 72/100

The Photos

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1. Soccer 2. Too cool for school 3. College football!
4. Watching Dad race 5. Celebrating Halloween and Christmas at Target 6. I read Two Boys Kissing
7. My own Harry Potter! 8. Me and my hubs: Then and Now 9. Star Trek!!
 

Lastly

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With everything that happened with Goodreads this past month, I decided to start a BookLikes page. You can find me here. I’ll still be on Goodreads, I’ve got too much invested there to leave right now, but I won’t be posting full reviews there anymore. I’ll still rate books and make lists and all of that stuff, but my reviews will now be on my blog or BookLikes. I can’t leave Goodreads, but I also won’t be giving them my content from here on out. If you’d like to follow me at BookLikes, I would love that. If not, don’t worry, you can still find me at Goodreads.

As always, thank you for your support. Every one of you that reads my blog, follows me, comments, or enters my giveaways are awesome and I feel super blessed to be able to do something that I enjoy and share it with other. Thank you.

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