Monday, November 3, 2014

October 2014 Monthly Wrap Up

Phew!  Halloween is over.  I have to say that it is probably my least favorite holiday of the year, but the kids love it....

Even though we're heading into the busiest time of the year, it is prime reading time for me.  As I've posted a few times before, I've been struggling with finding time to read since school started.  I think I've finally gotten into a good routine for it and I'm hoping to be able get back at least close to my pre-school year rate.

That being said, my October reading accomplishments are a little anemic.

In October, I read:
The Paradise Tree by Elena Maria Vidal
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (re-read for book club.  Link goes to my original review)
Lead Like Jesus by Kenneth H. Blanchard (no review)
Wild by Cheryl Strayed (re-read for book club.  Link goes to my original review)
Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good by Kathleen Flinn
Juliet's Nurse by Lois Leveen
Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes (review to be posted on 11/4/14)

Right Now, I'm reading:
Milk Glass Moon by Adriana Trigiani
The Language of Sisters by Amy Hatvany
Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (my daughter and I will be taking a break from LIW after this book and will start learning how to train dragons!)

In Other News:

  • Book club selection time is coming up, at least for one of my book clubs (the other selects books in May).  In the past, I've always suggested books I've already read because I don't like to recommend stinkers.  However, this year, I'm taking a leap of faith and going to my very full Kindle and will pull out a couple of unread titles to suggest.  The front runner right now is Meg Wolitzer's The Interestings.  For those of you who have read it, it is something you might suggest to a book club?
  • For those of you who review cookbooks...I have shelves full of cookbooks, but I rarely review them because I feel like I should try every.single.recipe in order to do a review.  But, I don't know a single non-cookbook author who has made every recipe in a cookbook.  How many recipes do you make out of a cookbook before you feel you can review it??

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