Sunday, November 6, 2016

October Wrap-Up

I am linking up to both the Sunday Post @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and the Sunday Post @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

Well I have been in such a blogging/reading slump lately that I completely forgot to even do a September wrap-up! Crazy, huh? I didn't blog or even read much in the month of September, so maybe that's why. Things are looking up though. I am reading a pretty interesting ARC right now and I've actually managed to catch up (a little bit) on my ARCs. And the fact that I haven't even requested any new ones in a while has helped a LOT. And the creative juices are flowing with my blog again, so I'm happy!

On the personal front, there isn't too much to report. My parents came to visit us in September and it was a great trip. We walked a lot and saw a lot and ate way too much. Good times.
Family in Florence
My husband and I celebrated our eighth wedding Anniversary and we celebrated in one of our all time favorite places: Ravello! 
View from our hotel in Ravello
We didn't travel at all in October, but that's because we have a lot of travel coming up for the holidays. We will be spending Thanksgiving in Norway and Christmas in Vienna/Salzburg. We are both really looking forward to those trips. And I am SO HAPPY that the weather has FINALLY cooled down!! It feels amazing. I actually had to pull out my fuzzy socks and warm blanket to curl up with on the couch and I am in heaven.

During the month of September, I read 12 books and I read 10 books during the month of October.

These were my favorite books over the past two months:
These were my two most disappointing reads:
FYI: I didn't hate The Midnight Star. I did give it three stars in Goodreads. I just found it a bit slow and not nearly as good as the first two in the series. Am I alone in that opinion?

How has your October been? Are you loving the cooler weather? And for those of you on the other side of the world, are you enjoying the warmer weather?

14 comments :

  1. Glad things are looking up with reading and the blog! Yay for a trip with your parents. Your holiday plans for traveling sound amazing. I want to read the new Jodi Picoult. Have a great November!

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    1. Thanks so much Grace! The Jodi Picoult one was wonderful. You will love it. :)

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  2. Nice pictures and travels! Where in Norway are you going for Thanksgiving? (I'm Norwegian, but live in Switzerland...)
    Your new books look great, and I hope they'll help you want to continue to read and blog more again.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Thanks Lexxie! We will be going to Tromso. Fingers crossed that we will be able to see some Northern Lights! I hear it's beautiful. We have been looking forward to this trip all year.

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  3. Happy belated anniversary!! Lovely family photo too! Happy November!

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  4. Oh no, you didn't like Midnight Star? I just got it from the library and am really excited to read it so hopefully I'll like it better than you did! Meh series enders can be so frustrating, especially after such amazing 1st and 2nd books! Also, happy belated anniversary! That view in Ravello is GORGEOUS!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. Laura, I do hope you enjoyed Midnight Star. It may have been just me. I just thought it moved a little too slowly and I wasn't happy with the ending. And Ravello is definitely one of my favorite cities.

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  5. Ravello looks beautiful! Glad October was better than September for reading and that you are requesting ARCs and feeling inspired again!

    my October recap!

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    1. Eva, Ravello is amazing! Thanks so much.

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  6. Oh, I am so envious of your travels! I am always sad to see summer end, but yes, the cozy gear does help.

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    1. Thanks Wendy! I am pretty lucky to be able to travel so much. :)

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  7. Wow! What a great trip! And more to come. You read quite a few books to and the covers of The Winner's Crime and Kiss are beautiful.

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