October At A Glance

Posted November 1, 2013 by Lori in Books / 1 Comment Tags: ,

October was super busy around here. Every weekend was full of soccer and football and birthdays and activities and Halloween stuff. Now that it’s over I hope to finally sit a bit and relax. But I know that’s a crazy thought. Now that it’s November we’ve got birthdays and Thanksgiving and Hanukkah and lots of no school days and holiday shopping. Both our kids have November birthdays and I have done zero prep. Also, between now and the New Year we have four other family birthdays and one anniversary to celebrate as well as all of the holidays. It’s an amazing time of year for us and so much fun but also super busy. October was already slow for posts but I’m hoping I can figure out how to read, post, and get stuff done around here. You’d think after a year and a half of this, I’d have it figured out. But no. Oh well. Here’s what did happen around here in October!

The Books

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How to Love Olivia Twisted Lady Thief (Scarlet, #2) Being Sloane Jacobs Ask Again Later Maybe One Day

For Review: 

Jessica Darling’s It List by Megan McCafferty – ARCycling
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson – ARC from Penguin
Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill – eARC from NetGalley and Random House
No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale – ARC from Around the World ARC Tours
Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas – eARC from Edelweiss and HarperTeen
Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor – eARC from Edelweiss and HarperTeen
Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughan – eARC from NetGalley and Bloomsbury

Bought:

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
How to Love by Katie Cotugno
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
The Grimm Conclusion by Adam Gidwitz
Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Received: 

Olivia Twisted by Vivi Barnes : Won from Foreword Literary
Of Beauty and Beast by Stacey Jay: Traded via YA Book Exchange
Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake : Traded via YA Book Exchange
Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff: Won from Ageless Pages Reviews


The Posts

Mini Reviews: Eat, Brains, Love and Coraline
Review: Battling Boy by Paul Pope
Review: Jessica Darling’s It List by Megan McCafferty
The Gender Games: Battle of Two Boys Kissing

Top Ten Scariest Looking Covers
Top Ten Best/Worst Series Enders
Truth or Dare Fridays #1
Truth or Dare Fridays #2

November YA New Releases
October Reading Queue
September At A Glance


The Reading Challenge Progress

TBR Reading Challenge

Crash by Nicole Williams
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Venom by Fiona Paul

Debut Author Challenge

Eat, Brains, Love by Jeff Hart (Turns out there is a sequel that will be out next summer!)

Paranormal Reading Challenge

Eat, Brains, Love – Zombies
Coraline – Other

The Photos

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1. These 2 kill me. 2. Fog and sunset. 3. The scary dentist.
4. These 2 went camping with scouts. 5. Pumpkin patch/hay maze. 6. Supporting my hubs in the marathon.
7. Seeing the OSU Marching Band Halftime Show w/Harry Potter. 8 & 9. Happy Halloween from Harry Potter and a skeleton!!

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