First of all, Happy Halloween everyone! Today is just any other day for me. On Friday, I dressed up as Sarah Palin for work, but that really didn’t involve anything except putting on a bump-it and wearing my glasses. Other than that, I haven’t dressed up or gotten a costume. We didn’t go to any Halloween parties or anything.
As far as my reading goes, this week was a bit better for me. I finished The Lonely Polygamist, by Brady Udall. It took me a week and a half to read, which is long, even for a 600 page book. My book club was supposed to discuss it this month but our meeting was pushed back until November 22, so I don’t know what the reactions to it will be! I also read The Adoration of Jenna Fox, by Mary Pearson. I needed something quick and easy after finishing The Lonely Polygamist, so I picked this one at random of my shelves. Definitely a good choice! I have now moved on to Burning Bright, by Tracy Chevalier. I love Chevalier and this is one of the few books of hers I haven’t yet read.
Now on to my reading wrap up. This month, I read:
Wintergirls, Laurie Halse Anderson
Great Expectations, edited by Dede Crane and Lisa Moore
Dewey’s Nine Lives, Vicki Myron
The Lonely Polygamist, Brady Udall
The Adoration of Jenna Fox, Mary Pearson
10 books is definitely good for me, although I admit the number would have been much lower if not for the read-a-thon! I have just been super busy, which is a trend that I fully expect to be carried into November and December.
I also wrapped up a challenge this month–RIP V.
This was my second RIP challenge and, just like last year, I participated with full force in September and then kind of tapered out more than I wanted to in October. Still, I definitely read more than the requisite four books, so I have nothing to complain about! I read–
Wait Until Twilight, Sang Pak
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, John Berendt
The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
The Dracula Dossier, James Reese
I’d Know You Anywhere, Laura Lippman
The Little Stranger, by Sarah Waters
Whew–that was a long TSS post, at least for me! I hope everyone enjoys their Sunday!