Wednesday, November 2, 2016

October 2016 Wrap Up

Read: 

          

1. Nemesis by Anna Banks
-DNF

2. Wendy Darling: Seas by Colleen Oakes

3. Wrecked by Maria Padian

59/75


Crossover Book:

Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh

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Book Haul:

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
-Trade

Everland by Wendy Spinale
-Trade

The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas
-Trade

Boss Babes Coloring Book
-From the Publisher

Roseblood by A.G. Howard
-From the Publisher

Replica by Lauren Oliver
-Purchase

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
-Purchase

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
-Trade

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Reviewed:

Dreamology by Lucy Keating
Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken

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In My Corner of the Blogosphere:

I talked about Japanese Internment Camps in America during WWII in my A Glimpse Back in Time post.
I highlighted some Boss Babes featured in the Boss Babes Coloring Book from Workman Pub!
I talked about which November books I'm looking forward to!
I featured a recipe for chili in my Book Nerd Bites post!

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Life:

Life has really been uneventful this month. I finally just got my credit card bill paid off (then promptly celebrated by probably spending too much money *CRINGE*).

I had a week at work where I worked so much that they kept sending me home early so I wouldn't get overtime. Which was nice and also lame. Nice because I didn't want to stay and work on the projects I would have had to work on and lame because I wanted the money!

I went to a haunted house with my sister and a few of her friends from work. I was definitely the chicken of the group and I think like 25% of the times I got scared was because the stuff hanging to separate rooms moved wrong. It was fun. Except it had the same theme as last year which was Circus of Fear so there were clowns and I could have done without that.

A bunch of people from my work run the haunted house in the town I work in now. So some people were telling me I should go. But they are like really into Halloween. They would probably pick on me while I'm going through it and I'm not about that life. Also, apparently when you leave, they have conveyor belt type thing with a coffin on it and you get into the coffin and theY PUSH YOU OUT! NO THANK YOU! I figure I'll spend plenty of time in a coffin someday, I'm not about to start now.

I guess really that's all that was exciting in my life this month. I borrowed all the seasons of The Walking Dead from a friend and I'm about to put myself through that hell so that will be fun.

That's all I've got for now about that.

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Looking Ahead:

So, if you didn't know this about me, I work in a distribution center. People order things off the internet and I pack it into boxes and ship it out. Things have been super slow lately because we've had a few bigger clients leave and summer/early fall is just plain slow in general. But starting on Black Friday we're going to start getting hit with all the Christmas orders. Black Friday won't be so bad. But Tuesday after Cyber Monday is when things are gonna get real.

So I don't think that I'm going to hit my reading goal for this year. I still have 16 books to go. And From Thanksgiving to Christmas is going to be busy at my work. Oh well.

This is what I would like to read in November:

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
Roseblood by A.G. Howard
Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
Soulmated by Shaila Patel
After the Woods by Kim Savage
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Also, I think I'm gonna try to blog a little more lightly for the rest of the year. I kinda want to work on beefing up my posts for 2017 so I can try to be more ahead of the game in the future. Especially during times like right now where I'm like, "Ehhhhhhh," when I think about having to blog.

How did October go for you? Anything exciting happen in your life? Did you read your new favorite book?

4 comments:

  1. Be optimistic about hitting your goal! I need to read about 40 books myself. We'll see what happens.

    Good luck at work! I can imagine hwo many orders will be placed online. For some reason, I've never ordered anything online for the holidays. Probably because I like doing things last minute.

    And yay for paying off your credit card! That'll be me in another year or so. Ugh.

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    1. Oofda! Good luck hitting your goal! I'm gonna try, but every time I pick up my book, I just end up taking a nap. Haha! And that has nothing to do with the book because I'm enjoying the one I've been reading for awhile now!

      Yeah, last minute holiday orders aren't a wonderful idea! Things are so hectic all around!

      Good luck with paying off your credit card. Don't celebrate like I did by buying all the things. Haha!

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  2. I didn't think that I was going to be able to hit my Goodreads goal this year, but a recent turn of events says otherwise so I'm really happy about that. If you haven't already, you should try audiobooks to help you hit your goal. There's still time! That's too bad about Nemesis; it looks SO good!

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    1. Nemesis could very well be good. I didn't read THAT much of it. I didn't like the format of the eARC I was reading. There weren't any spaces anywhere and it made it hard to read. Also I feel like NOTHING happened at all in what I read and it was all like, info-dumping or something. But I also didn't like her other books, so it might just be my own personal problem with her writing.

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