October 31, 2013

October's Reading Recap

I don't ordinarily do monthly reading recaps, but since I've been too busy for weekly reading recaps, I thought I'd give it a go this month. Not that I have nearly as much reading to report as I had hoped, but that's what happens when you stress so badly over finding a "frugal" wedding venue- you don't get much else done!

(On a side note: I literally spent 8 hours straight, 3 days in a row searching online for a good place within budget; while I did find some promising places, I am still not even close to feeling confident booking anything. So the search continues. And my eyes burn!).

In October I finished 4 books . . .

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I had high hopes of reading The Grimm Diaries and posting reviews today and tomorrow what with the whole dark, spooky theme coinciding with Halloween and all. But I started them and the writing didn't click for me. The stories seem very interesting, but I wanted to edit as I read and I just couldn't get through them. Maybe I will revisit them again someday.

I was going to list all of the books I purchased in October, but thanks to the One Dollar Book Store I discovered last month across the street from my house, that list is really long! I bought so many books probably didn't even spend $20! All are in great condition, too! It's seriously my heaven! 

My Reading Goal Standings . . .
  • I am only 4 books away from my 2013 Reading Challenge of 50 books, but I hope to actually read 55 to significantly top last year. 
  • I have NOT been keeping in line with my fall TBR list at all! Shame on me, but I knew it would happen. I hope to start November off with Allegiant and Catching Fire at least.

Important Reading Notes . . . 

Thanks to this post from Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, I bought a few Kindle books on Amazon today for only $1.40 each!! Including Eleanor and Park and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell! Get on that sale!!! Here's a more complete list!


  1. Ahh, choosing a wedding venue that doesn't cost everything ever is probably even more difficult in CA! Are you wanting inside or outside? I hope you find something soon and can move onto stressing about other things =) I haven't really been keeping up with my list, mainly because I've been reading what I can get on Overdrive and not wanting to buy things/no time to go to library! But ahh sales on kindle, I'm going to go see what all is there!

  2. man! 4 books in this month? i'm so lame. i don't read any book in the last 2 months. is the grimm diary has anything to do with the tv show Grimm? i love that show


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