Thursday, November 5, 2009

October Summary

October was a busy month around my house, but I still managed to get a lot of reading done.  It was a fun month and Halloween was a blast - with my youngest a year older, we actually managed to trick-or-treat in two neighborhoods. The classic line of the night was uttered by my 4-year-old when a nice older lady gave him 50 cents - "But you're supposed to give us candy".  We'll have to work on teaching him about money.  The 8-year-old on the other hand was thrilled with the money.  The big take of the night was a glow stick - next year I'm buying some of those for the boys to start out the night with!

I read a grand total of 31 books this month - my largest total to date and it came out to 7,699 pages. I also read 15 new authors again this month.

Library books read:

  1. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen - review
  2. Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz - review
  3. Hell's Gate by Stephen Frey - review
  4. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe - review
  5. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare - review
  6. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson - review
  7. Maze of Bones (39 Clues Book 1) by Rick Riordan
  8. Always Watching by Brandilyn and Amberly Collins - review
  9. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Review Books read

  1. Stretch Marks by Kimberly Stuart - review
  2. The Last Word by Kathy Herman - review
  3. See Mom Run: Side Splitting Essays from the World's Most Harried Blogging Moms by Beth Feldman - review 
  4. Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly - review
  5. Love You To Death by Shannon K. Butcher - review
  6. Spinning Forward by Terri Dulong - review
  7. Last Breath by Brandilyn and Amberly Collins - review
  8. Sex, Drugs and Gefilte Fish by Shana Liebman - review
  9. The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove by Lauren Kate
Audiobooks listened to with my son:

  1. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis - review 
  2. Tonight on the Titanic by Mary Pope Osborne - review 
  3. Buffalo at Breakfast by Mary Pope Osborne - review
  4. Tigers at Twilight by Mary Pope Osborne - review
  5. Twister on Tuesday by Mary Pope Osborne - review
  6. Earthquake in the Early Morning by Mary Pope Osborne - review
  7. Revolutionary War on Wednesday by Mary Pope Osborne - review 
  8. Civil War on Sunday by Mary Pope Osborne - review
  9. Dingos at Dinnertime by Mary Pope Osborne - review

  1. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris - review
  2. Purity in Death by J.D. Robb - review
Booksfree subscription books read:

  1. Against All Odds by Irene Hannon - review
  2. Would I Lie to You by Cecily von Ziegesar - review

I did well with my reviews this month - just a few to catch up on the next few days


Mandi said...

Wow - that is an awesome month!!!

Mary said...

Wow! I dub you Queen of readers :D
Great lists. I'm planning to read Spinning Forward soon.

Momma Hunt said...

Good for you, I wish I could read that many, I think I average about 1 a week!

Vivienne said...

I am so envious of the amount of books you have read this month. How do you do it?

Sue Jackson said...

Wow, that's a book a day for October! My two sons both LOVED the Magic Tree House series when they were younger and have passed their books along to their little cousin who's now getting into them. It's a great series!

Glad you and your family had a nice Halloween!


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