October Wrap-upOctober was a really good month, reading-wise and just all-around. I read or listened to 25 books. A couple of the reviews aren’t up yet, but will be this week.

  1. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  2. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  3. The Lost Years of Merlin by T. A. Barron
  4. Penny and Rio: The Locked Dog House Mystery by Jennifer Swanson
  5. Charlie and Mama Kyna by Diana Rumjahn
  6. Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish edited by Shana Liebman
  7. Queen Vernita Visits the Blue Ice Mountains by Dawn Menge
  8. Poetry for Young People: Edgar Allan Poe edited by Brod Bagert
  9. Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
  10. The Weeping Werewolf by Bruce Coville (audibook)
  11. Ansel Adams in Color edited by Harry M. Callahan
  12. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  13. Permission Slips by Sherri Shepherd
  14. Runaway Mummy by Michael Rex
  15. Flesh and Fire by Laura Anne Gilman
  16. The Guns of Avalon by Roger Zelazny
  17. The Frandidate by Jim Benton
  18. Zathura by Chris Van Allsburg
  19. Frantastic Voyage by Jim Benton
  20. ShapeShifter: The Demo Tapes Year 1 by Susan Helene Gottfried
  21. The 13 Days of Halloween by Carol Greene
  22. Scooby-Doo! and the Halloween Hotel Haunt by Jesse Leon McCann
  23. Angels by Chuck Fischer
  24. The Music Teacher from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  25. The Widow’s Broom by Chris Van Allsburg

I read 3 during the Read-a-thon, which was a blast by the way. I’m already looking forward to spring’s.

I think my favorite for the month was actually The Widow’s Broom, which I should have a review of today or tomorrow. My most disappointing was The Shadow of the Wind, I think in part because my expectations were so high.

I made some progress on my challenges and joined two more.

Operation Actually Read Bible- I read Matthew and Psalms 1-30 (NIV)
100+ – I’m at 122
What’s in a Name? – 5/6
A-Z – 42/52
Chunkster – Completed
RIP – Completed
Wilkie Collins – 0/2
Shelf Discovery – Started November 1

IMG_4086At home, it was a fun month. The first week-end, one of Amber’s friends came for a sleep-over. We went up to the lake with some friends and family the next weekend and did all the fall things, a Pumpkin Festival, a corn maze and hayride, and sat around a campfire. Our anniversary was this month, and I actually posted a picture of me, even if it was from ten years ago. Of course, Halloween was this past weekend. We decorated our house, made jack-o-lanterns and I took Amber trick-treating. My brother and his wife went with us, which was nice.

How was your October?


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