Oh sweet October. I turned 34. I feel old. It was a weird, busy kind of month where I had a hard time focusing. Regardless it was not a bad month I think. You might have seen a very nice blog change happening too…
In October I read a total of 8 books which makes the total of 2021 83 books read.
Of the 8 books 6 books were fantasy and 2 books were detective/mystery .
Out of the 31 days of October I read 9 days which amounted to a total of 2521 pages.
The rating average of this month was 4 stars .
- Hammers on Bone (Persona Non Grata 1) by Cassandra Khaw | 4 stars | Novella
- The Bone Ships Wake (The Tide Child 3) by R.J. Baker | 5 stars | ARC
- Paybacks A Witch (The Witches of Thistle Grove 1) by Lana Harper | 5 stars | ARC
- The Book of Stolen Dreams by David Farr | 3 stars | ARC
- Tiril en de Toverdrank by Bette Westera | 4 stars | Novella
- Murders and Metaphors (Magical Bookshop 3) by Amanda Flower | 4 stars
- The Year of the Witching (Bethel 1) by Alexis Henderson
- By Book or By Crook (Lighthouse Library Mystery 1) by Eva Gates | 3 stars
I decided to change my reading goal from 120 to 100 because I was just struggling with constantly seeing that number. And honestly, 100 is still a great number to reach.
⌘ We are currently in the process of getting Merijn evaluated and seeing if we can get a diagnosis for him. I don’t want to talk too much about it but I find it a hard process because it just takes a while before we get their advice and all. Meh. Merijn is also struggling a little more with sound this last half of the month so I’m worried about him.
⌘ The first weekend of October I was at a Saturday market. My third market with In Line with Annemieke. But my first time completely on my own. I mean husband came for the last 2 hours but I was on my own from 7.00 to 14.00 to set everything up and all that. So I’m proud of myself considering my anxiety and all that.
⌘ October was busy in that we had 3 birthdays in the family, one of them being mine. My parents were here for a few days.
⌘ Merijn spend his fall vacation at my parents which was good for me. Unfortunately I fell down the stairs though and its taken my body a good 2 weeks to get rid of all the bruises and pain. And honestly, my back is still not a 100%.
⌘ I’m going to have a table at Anderwereld‘s shop day. They are a book store that mostly sells second-hand books. But they also sell a lot of mystery boxes and book boxes online. They started a physical shop last year but I’ve known their online shop for quite a few years. They asked a few shops if we would like to have a table during one or both shop days they were hosting with eye on the holidays. So that will be November 20th. It is a long way for me but I want to do it because it is also just meeting like minded people regardless if I sell something.
Announcements and the Like
⌘ A New Look for A Dance with Books
⌘ The Book of Dragons. Edited by Jonathan Strahan
⌘ The Bone Ship’s Wake (Tide Child 3) by R.J. Barker | ARC
⌘ Payback’s A Witch (Witches of Thistle Grove 1) by Lana Harper | ARC
⌘ The Book of Stolen Dreams by David Farr | ARC
Top Ten Tuesday
⌘ Five Bookish Pet Peeves for Me Personally
⌘ Five Bookish Settings from This Year So Far I’d Like to Visit
⌘ Online Resources for Book Lovers (of Which I Use Three)
⌘ 10 Best Scooby-Doo Movies to Watch for Halloween
Discussions, Topics and the Like
⌘ Book Haul 65 | Just Before My Birthday
⌘ Did I Read Last Years Birthday Book Haul?
⌘ 35 Books Before 35 | Update
⌘ Good to Meetcha | Book Tag
⌘ Trick or Treatin’ | Book Tag | #SpooktasticReads
⌘ Time to Get Your Ghost Up | #SpooktasticReads
⌘ The Challenge | Season 37 | Ep 8 -11
⌘ Alicia from A Kernel of Nonsense made a list of You Are NOT a bad book blogger if…
⌘Nicole from Book Wyrm Knits is also looking at her book hauls from previous years to see if she has read them.
⌘ Jess from Jessticulates talked about books with ace characters for Top Ten Tuesday.
This monthly wrap up will be linked up with the monthly one by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction. This so we can blog hop to each others wrap ups easier.