Monday, October 31, 2016

#ReadMyOwnDamnBooks : October Edition

Oh, October. The weather has changed and I've not quite gotten used to the lack of evening daylight. I have to be very diligent about taking my vitamin D every day. I'm also starting to dream of a warm vacation destination ...


A Fine and Private Place - Peter S. Beagle
A Study in Scarlet - Arthur Conan Doyle (reread)
Poe: A Life Cut Short - Peter Ackroyd
The Boxcar Children - Gertrude Chandler Warner
Rustication - Charles Palliser
Murder is Bad Manners - Robin Stevens
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Alan Bradley (reread)
The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern (reread)
Edward Scissorhands: Parts Unknown - Kate Leth and Drew Rausch (reread)
Edward Scissorhands: Whole Again - Kate Leth and Drew Rausch
The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag - Alan Bradley (reread)

Monthly Total: 11
Yearly Total: 70

I just have to read 10 more of my own books in the next two months to hit my goal. Yay! My reread of The Night Circus (third time) was amazing. I am in awe of how that book can capture my attention and imagination even as it becomes more and more familiar. I'm also really loving my Flavia de Luce rereads. The thing I'm noticing a lot more this time through is the loving way that Flavia manages Dogger. I'm finding that I respect her for more than just her scientific prowess.

The third annual Witch Week hosted by Lory of The Emerald City Book Review starts today and the theme is Made in America. The schedule is up and the event kicks off with a post from ME about Neil Gaiman's American Gods. Be sure and head over to Lory's blog to read all of the great guest posts she has lined up this week!

I've just changed the top shelf of my TBR bookcase from RIP tomes to books I want to get to this fall and winter. I've moved The Handmaid's Tale up there because I've heard it referenced so many times this election season. I think I'll wait to read it until after November 8th though, when I'm sure it's a fantasy and not a possibility.

Is there a book that you are looking forward to reading in November?

Happy Halloween!


  1. You've totally rocked this challenge! I didn't realize people were referencing The Handmaid's Tale during this election season in the US. I've read it and now that you mention it - I can see what they mean.

    1. Again, why I'm going to wait. I don't want to know what I'm in for if it goes bad. I would rather see what we narrowly missed instead. ;)

  2. Looks like October was a great month for you! I should have a TBR shelf of books I want to try to get to in a given month... But I am so bad at reading plans and usually end up just reading whatever. lol

    1. It at least gets my eye on the books that interest me most at the moment. Otherwise, there are just too many books!

  3. I realized as I was reading American Gods that I HAD read it before and totally forgotten it. (Very similar to the figure in there who always gets forgotten after he appears.) Thanks so much again for your post on this mysterious, brilliant book.