Yet another month has come and gone. I’ll admit I’m happy that October is over. I know all you Halloween fans probably hate me for saying it, but I’m always glad when Halloween ends because I LOVE CHRISTMAS. It’s by far my favorite holiday/time of year and once Halloween is over, I start really getting into the Christmas spirit. I’ve been listening to Christmas music nonstop since I woke up yesterday morning. No shame.
Anyway, let me tell you how my October went with regards to reading and blogging.
Books I Read
- Initiate by Laura L. Fox (4.5/5)
- All Her Secrets by Kate Avery Ellison (4/5)
- Heartless by Marissa Meyer (4.5/5)
- Asylum by Madeleine Roux (3/5)
Admittedly, October was not my best reading month. I read 4 books which is pretty low for me. It’s still about a book a week so I can’t be too upset with it, especially since I’ve been pretty busy with school, but I was still hoping for around 6 books. Oh well. 😛 Better luck this month.
Other Things I Posted
- I did a few Teaser Tuesday posts featuring Initiate by Laura L. Fox and Heartless by Marissa Meyer.
- I participated in Top 5 Wednesday for the first time in awhile, talking about books that took me a long time to get through and books with inaccurate covers.
- I was also participating in a Halloween Readathon for most of the month and I posted a TBR as well as weekly updates (which I won’t bother linking to) and yesterday I also did a wrap-up post for that.
- I posted the Diverse Books Tag which proved to be pretty difficult and showed how desperately I need to diversify my reading.
- I suggested different ways to get people interested in your group (without spamming people with invites).
- I did a couple of Top Ten Tuesday posts: books I was recommended that I want to read and YA horror books I want to read.
- I helped reveal the new cover for Beyond the Ever Reach (formerly Fear My Mortality) by Everly Frost.
- I discussed the problem with calling backlist books unoriginal.
- I also got tagged to do a couple of awards, including the Versatile Blogger Award and the Sunshine Blogger Award.
- I asked all of you for advice on sticking to a book-buying ban because wow, I’m terrible at it.
- I talked about what constitutes a spoiler and if spoilers really matter.
- I also talked about weeding out my Goodreads TBR (and completely failed when I actually tried to do it).
- I asked whether you felt it was fair to judge self-published books.
- I did the My Bookish History Tag.
- And I, of course, talked about what November releases I’m looking forward to.
Alright, well I think that’s about it for October! I don’t have anything really exciting to mention. October was an okay reading/blogging month – here’s to hoping that November is even better!