Monthly Update – October


This month was pretty good, thanks to the Read-a-Thon.

2010 Books/Reviews

  • Why shoot a Butler? (Georgette Heyer) — Heyer
  • Prospero’s Daughter (Nancy Butler) — Countdown, Fall 10, New Author
  • Bayou Moon (Ilona Andrews) — Pub, What Name, I Spy, Fall 10
  • Untameable Rogue (Kelly Hunter) — Autumn 10, Contemporary, Pub, Countdown

The backlogged 2009 reviews posted:

  • NONE

What’s still pending:

  • Duel of Hearts
  • Three Bags Full
  • The Battle Sylph (McDonald, L. J.)
  • Magic Bleeds (Andrews, Ilona)
  • Secretive Stranger (Greene, Jennifer)
  • Winter Kiss (Cooke, Deborah)

One challenge ended in October (Countdown 2010) and another became perpetual (101 Fantasy Reading Challenge).  Despite my dismal reading/blogging year, I’ve went and join several more reading challenges on Good Reads that cross over into 2011.  Yeah, I know.  I’ve also signed up for a 2011 reading challenge (Off the Shelf) and I’m about to sign up for a holiday themed reading challenge.

Speaking of 2011 challenges,  despite the fact that I said I wasn’t really interested in doing a 2011 Countdown, I’ve been thinking about just doing it as a personal challenge (not hosting it or anything).  I know of at least one other person who’s doing this, since it looks like the hostess isn’t going to being running the challenge again.  If  someone ends up hosting it, then I’ll join.  Why the change of heart?  Well, the Off the Wall Challenge compliments this challenge, since it requires me to read books that I’ve already own.

There is another challenge, hosted by the same person who was hosting the 2010 Countdown Challenge, that I also plan to do as a personal challenge, unless someone else hosts it: “Pub” Challenge.  It’s one of the few challenges that I know I can complete — I pretty sure there are 11 books coming out in 2011 that I will want to read!

Challenges Completed this month:

Incomplete (Ended in October):
Countdown 2010

2010 Challenges:
Contemporary Romance: 2/10
Harlequin/Silhouette: 1/6
“In Death” Challenge: 0/??
New Author: 5/20
Pub 2010: 9/10
Romance Reading: 3/5
What’s in a Name 3: 3/6
Year of the Historical: 4/12

2011 Challenges (not started)
Off the Wall: 0/30  <— 2011 Challenge

Perpetual Challenges
101 Fantasy Challenge:
Georgette Heyer: 1

Readers of Romance (ROR) Book Challenges (Shelfari)
Fall 2010: 3/15
Toy Stories: 0/12   <—- NEW!!

Romance Readers Reading Challenges (RRRC) (Good Reads)
Read-the-Season (Autumn): 1/7

Serious Overload of Series (SOS) Challenges (Good Reads)
I Spy: 1/24    <—- NEW!

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Total (Month): 4
Grand Total (Year): 20

Total Pages Read (Month):  1,193
Grand Total (Year): 6,551

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