Sunday Post #49 – October ’15 in Review

Posted November 1, 2015 by Lillian in Features / 4 Comments

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Wow!!! I can’t believe October is already over. Where is the year going?! There’s only 8 weeks left in 2015! How is that even possible?! Okay freak out over 😉

I read 12 books and reviewed 13 during October. Not too shabby considering I was in a bit of a slump. I’m hoping November goes better. October was one of those months that just needed to end! The month started with my debit card getting stolen and someone going on a shopping spree. Luckily my bank knew I wouldn’t spend $3000+ on porn and put a stop payment after the first charge of $200. Still for us, that $200 might as well have been $3000. It wiped our bank account clean. I’m so fortunate to have parents and in-laws that were willing to pitch in and help us this month. AND our bank was awesome, getting our money back to us within 2 weeks.

After that fiasco, I awoke to a dead car battery, so there went the money we’d just gotten back. Luckily it was just the battery and nothing major. I’m not sure I could’ve handled much more this month!

The Blog Ahead challenge went great!!! I was able to get 22 of 31 posts completed and scheduled 😀 In addition to those I have about 30 drafts ready to go. The drafts don’t count towards the challenge but that’s ok. I’m quite happy with the progress AND I feel so organized and professional-like!

What did you read in October?

Favorite October Read

Hands down my favorite read this month was Kristin Cashore’s Bitterblue. It is a perfect companion to the Graceling Realm and left me wanting more. Does anyone know if the author will write more books for this series? I’m really hoping she does, there’s still so much to tell!

Favorite October Quote

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From Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

Reviews in October

Other October Fun

Coming Up this Week

  • My Book Cave – book blast
  • Esther by Rebecca Kanner – review
  • Top Ten Tuesday | “Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel or Top Ten Sophomore Novels That I Loved Just As Much If Not More As The Author’s Debut” via the Broke and the Bookish
  • The Rose Society by Marie Lu – review
  • The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom – review
  • Feature & Follow Friday | “” via Alison Can Read and Parajunkee’s View
  • Weekend Reads | Blood Tree Silver Edition by Scarlett Dawn – review

This Week’s Book Fix

Candle in the Darkness by Lynn Austin (Kindle Freebie)

Veil of Darkness by T.C. Metivier (Kindle Freebie, Received from Author)

The Game by Terry Schott (Kindle Freebie)

What are you looking forward to in November?

I’ll be honest November is going to be a hard month for us. Our angel baby was supposed to arrive on the 12th and take us from a family of 3 to a family of 4. My heart is broken that she won’t be with us, but I keep holding on to the hope that God has bigger plans for us.

Reading wise as the holidays approach the reading will slow down. That being said I still plan to read some really good books this month including taking my annual week to reread The Hunger Games Trilogy AND finally read my Christmas present from last year The Mortal Instruments. 

What are you doing in November? Comment below 😀

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4 responses to “Sunday Post #49 – October ’15 in Review

  1. I had my card stolen it is the worst feeling, stupid people why do they think they will get away with it. Glad you got the money back but sorry about the car. 🙁 it always seems to work that way.

    *hugs* for November!

    I am hoping to read a bunch of christmas stuff this month, I am really excited. I have a feeling Christmas will be a slow reading month for me.

    Have a great week Lillian! Happy Reading! ox
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