Monday, October 31, 2011

October Confessions

Brandywine Wine Trail - October 2010
Happy Halloween, everyone! October is over and November is upon us.  For me, it's been a strange month.  We had a crazy snowstorm this past weekend and we got five inches of snow.  I was stuck inside all of Saturday due to the snow and ice. Snow in October, at least in Pennsylvania, is definitely not something that's expected.  

I'd like to think November is going to be an easier month, but it's going to be just as hectic.  The quarter is ending at school, we have conferences, and I signed up to take part in NaNoWriMo again.  I have many students taking part in it this year and I plan to try it out as well, but I am sure with my busy schedule, I won't reach the goal of 50,000 words.  It's always worth a try though!

I don't know about you, but I am already very excited for Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season! 

Books Read in October:
1.  The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton- 4.5 stars
2.  Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison- 2.5 stars
3.  Crossed by Ally Condie- 4 stars
4.  The Other Countess by Eve Edwards - 3.5 stars
5.  The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory - 5 stars
6.  Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon- 3 stars
7.  Legacy by Cayla Kluver - 5 stars

October Top Five:
1.  Favorite Book: It's a close tie between The Constant Princess and Legacy, but I am going to have to go with Legacy.  I didn't expect to like this one as much as I did!  I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

2.  Biggest Surprise:  The Faerie Ring - This one took me off guard; I loved it!

3.  Biggest Let Down: Tris and Issie and Carrier of the Mark both weren't as good as I was hoping.

4.  Favorite Post: Fall TV Shows 2011: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

5.  Favorite Part:  I went to an Oktoberfest celebration a few weeks ago with my friends. I had never been to one; it was a lot of fun! Plus, they had pumpkin adult beverages. Delicious!

Hope everyone has a fun Halloween,


  1. Great job this month! Hope November is just as good.

  2. I hate winter and I have a feeling we are in for a rough one this year. Thankfully we didn't get the snow where I live in Ohio but I saw a winter forecast map on that shows we are supposed to get more precipitation than normal this winter. Makes me want to move to Arizona :(

    I really want to read Legacy now after your glowing review. Though you were disappointed with some of your books, it looks like you did find some great reads.

    Here's to a wonderful November!

  3. Hmmm, maybe I will have to check out The Faerie Ring then. It didn't immediately attract my attention but with such a good rating I'll have to reconsider. Great month! Here's my October recap

  4. Oooh, pumpkin adult beverages! Definitely sounds like a great month, and you got lots of fabulous reading done.


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