It is a beautiful, sunny, slightly cold day here in Chicago. I’m excited for this week because we will be having temperatures in the mid- to high-50s, a big improvement over last week’s low- to mid-40s. This is more fall-like weather, which makes me happy as it is October.
What I Read:
I only read 3 books this week, although that added up to a pretty good page count, as “The Kingmaking” was 500 pages of epic 5th century historical fiction. One thing that makes me happy is that I have actually WRITTEN REVIEWS for all three of these books already, and they are all scheduled for this coming week. I’m hoping to get most of my backlog of reviews written this week (even if it negatively impacts my reading) before the Readathon, so I don’t end up with WAY too many reviews to write. Anyway, here’s what I read this week:
Again, look for these reviews over the next three days
What I Reviewed and Posted:
I posted three book reviews this week:
In addition to my regular Teaser Tuesday and Library Loot, I also featured a guest post from author Shilpa Agarwal about the journey of her novel, an author event Daniel and I attended with James Dashner, and my much-too-big Readathon piles.
I still have two current giveaways. My giveaway for “The Queen’s Mistake” goes through the end of the day on Monday, and the one for 250 custom business cards runs through the end of the day on Tuesday.
I’m doing terribly on Swapna’s Clear Off Your Shelves challenge right now. I have SO many books out from the library that I’m trying to get through some of them and return them. I’m hoping/planning that the Readathon will get me caught up a little bit. I’m aiming for 30% of my reading in October and November to be TBR books and right now I’m at 20% – 2 of the 10 books I’ve finished so far this month are TBR books.
Last weekend my husband started to teach Daniel how to ‘play’ the keyboard. He was really enjoying it!