I started last month’s post with a comment about how I updated less frequently than my ideal. Once again I’ve fallen short of my post goal, but this time around I was anticipating that. Between NerdCon, Comic-con, and an unexpected but appreciated increase in my work load, I didn’t make a lot of time for blogging. I dislike not having a regular schedule. I crave predictability, but my work schedule currently doesn’t have that feature. As blogging is an independent hobby, it’s the first to thing to go when I’m on a time crunch. Over the past couple years, I’ve been working out how to balance my spare time between reading and blogging about reading. Although I didn’t find the time for blogging in October, I did manage to squeeze in lots of reading, so without further ado, here are the books I read in October:
- The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
- My Life with the Liars by Caela Carter
- Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holm
- All Rise for the Honourable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor
- OCDaniel by Wesley King
- The Witches of New York by Ami McKay
- Slacker by Gordon Korman
- When Friendship Followed Me Home by Paul Griffin
- The Ice Master by Jennifer Niven
- Hm, now I’m starting to understand how one can run a book blog and never post reviews…
- I’m a round one judge for the Cybils. Here’s my post introducing the awards and what my role is.
- Part 3 of my New Zealand literary pilgrimage series explores a variety of filming locations around Queenstown.
- I attempt to describe why NerdCon deserves another shot in my post “Why I Loved NerdCon: Stories“.
- For the October KidLit Blog Hop, I wrote about the books I’d read so far for the Cybils.
- The fall edition of Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon took place on October 22. Here’s my master post.
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— Veeampire Slayer (@findmereading) October 23, 2016
Upcoming in November
- Oct. 31 to Nov. 6 –Witch Week (“an opportunity to celebrate our favorite fantasy books and authors”) @ The Emerald City Book Review.
- Nov. 10 – An Evening with Ami McKay @ McNally Robinson. I finished McKay’s new novel The Witches of New York during last month’s Read-a-thon. Highly recommended! I will have a review up tomorrow.
- Nov. 29 – Publication of Scythe by Neal Shusterman, a YA ‘dystopia’ in which “the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional reapers (“scythes”). I adore Shusterman. Scythe sounds like an excellent follow to the Unwind books.
Now that I’ve finally posted on my own blog, I’ve got a lot of commenting to do. I have 40-some blog posts saved in Pocket that I want to check out. Then we’ll see how far ahead I can get with scheduling some posts. This weekend is shaping up to be a ‘catch up’ weekend for me. How was your October? What are you looking forward to in November?