Monthly Musings – October 2013

It is November 1st.  Un-freaking-believable.

October was a hit or miss reading month for me.  I finished 12 books – not bad considering it was a very busy time at work.  My favorites were Magic Strikes, The Iron Traitor and A Breath of Snow and Ashes (yes, I still owe you a review for this one.)  For the year, I’ve read 86 books and am on track to break 100 for the first time.  Since my original goal was 52, I’m pretty happy about that.

Another great thing about October – I gave my Mom a copy of Outlander and she was completely hooked.  I think she may even do a guest review for us and I can’t wait to see what she has to say about Jamie and Claire.  She loved it so much that I immediately ordered Dragonfly in Amber so that she could start reading.  The morning after she received it, she informed me that she stayed up until she was blurry-eyed and read over 110 pages.

I’m currently reading several good books but they aren’t standouts yet.  Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance was a Goodreads-Firstreads win.  So far I’ve only been able to read a few pages per day as it isn’t holding my interest very well.  The Boleyn Deceit by Laura Anderson is the 2nd in her series that started with The Boleyn KingI am anxious to get updates on this alternative history of the Tudor court.  Doctor Sleep is on hold for a few weeks.  I have to admit that I’m a little disappointed in it so far so I decided to put it to the side and come back with fresh eyes.  Lastly, I’m still working through the short stories that came as part of my novel purchase of I Am Legend.  I finished the main story months ago and just need to read the remaining stories.

On November 11, I will be part of the blog tour for Into the Fire by Jodi McIsaac.  It is the 2nd book in her series, The Thin Veil.  The first book, which I finished a couple of days ago, was very good and I can’t wait to learn more about Cedar, Finn and Tir Na Nog.  My review of Book 1 will be posted on Monday – keep an eye out for it.

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How was your October and does anyone have any big plans for November?  Well, other than eating way too much turkey and stuffing?

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