Tuesday, November 2, 2010

October in Review

Books Read and Reviewed (Click links):
1. I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan
2. The Hole in the Wall by Lisa Rowe Fraustino

Read, but not reviewed:
3. Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
4. Ivy + Bean by Annie Barrows
5. The Houdini Box by Brian Selznick
6. Where I Live by Eileen Spinelli
7. Oggie Cooder by Sarah Weeks
8. Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building by Deborah Hopkinson
9. Shredderman: Secret Identity by Wendelin Van Draanen
10. Dodger & Me by Jordan Sonnenblick
11. Being Teddy Roosevelt by Claudia Mills
12. Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman by Marc Tyler Nobleman
13. Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
14. How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor
15. Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln by Judith St. George
16. The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin
17. Hachiko Waits by Leslea Newman
18. Frogs by Nic Bishop
19. The BFG by Roald Dahl
20. Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat by Lynne Jonell
21. Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison
22. The Nixie's Song by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
23. A Giant Problem by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
24. The Wyrm King by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
25. Alien Invasion and Other Inconveniences by Brian Yansky
26. The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
27. Guardian of the Gate by Michelle Zink
28. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
29. Bloodthirsty by Flynn Meaney
30. The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
31. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Number of pages read this month: 6,380

Books read so far this year: 254 See List Here
Pages read this year: 61,488

Some of my favorite reads this month were: Rampant, Guardian of the Gate, and The Lost Hero

Challenge updates:
Graphic Novels Challenge: Read 0 books (66 total)
CYBILS Award Challenge: Read 1 books (30 total for MG GNs, 9 total for YA GNs, and 30 total for YA Fantasy)
Debut Author Challenge: Read 3 books (60 total)
Reading From My Shelf Project: Read 2 books (42 total)
Books Won Reading Challenge: 1 books read (5 total)

Well.... 2 reviews out of 31 is pretty.... bad. Wow. I need to work on that! I'm so behind it's not funny, but real life has been pushing in the way here. Sorry!

How did you do this month?


  1. Wowsers. I'm floored by the sheer amount of books you read! I used to think I read really fast until I started book blogging! lol

  2. holy smokes, i agree with jamie. you read soo many books! i'm so impressed, looks like a great october, and here's to a fab november :D

  3. wow! HOW do you ever find time to read THAT many books. I average about 3 or max 4 a month. Unless I read really short ones. That's super impressive!

  4. Great reading this month! I love BFG and Ivy and Bean; very fun

  5. Wow - great job on the reading! Tons of great ones :)

  6. That is an impressive number of books although I remember that you did a lot of reading during the readathon so I'm not surprised.

  7. What a lot of reading this month -- looking forward to your reviews!!

  8. You had a fantastic month!

  9. I am ridiculously impressed that you read 31 books in one month. I'm excited to see all those reviews!

  10. Great month! Good luck on the reviews. :)

  11. Wow that's a lot of books read! Like everyone else I am super impressed you manage to get through that many books in one month! (What's your secret? :D)

  12. You read lots of books this month that I've been meaning to read as well - you're in IL, right? Lots of Bluestems on your list! I had a similar ratio of books read to blogged last month - it's hard to write reviews when you just want to keep reading. :)

  13. What an awesome amount of books! And so many good ones, too! Keep it up!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries


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