Part of any October review has to be Witch Week — this magical yearly event started October 31 and has just wrapped up. Be sure to visit the closing post to learn more about all the amazing topics and books that were shared, along with plans for next year.
I did not complete a review for the 1929 Club in the last week of October, but I joined in by reading Summer Lightning by P.G. Wodehouse, feeling I needed a humorous read at the moment. There were lots of other choices, serious and not so, from this year. Did you participate? If so, what did you read from 1929?
Otherwise in October, I managed to do a task for the Book Bloggers Support Challenge, I posted a new Make Me Read It poll, and I shared a link to my latest review at Shiny New Books. And of course there was this month’s installment in the Dark Is Rising Readalong, Greenwitch.
Books read in October:
- The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi by Kathie Lee Gifford and Rabbi Jason Sobel
- The Last Best Cure by Donna Jackson Nakazawa
- The Weather Woman by Sally Gardner
- The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. LeGuin – Reread, review to come for Shiny New Books
- Mother Hunger by Kelly McDaniel
I put a toe back into German learning this month, but then decided I don’t have time to study intensively at the moment. I continue to muddle along … I hope to get back into it next year and make a push for better comprehension.
Following up on a wish to write and submit more for publication, I decided to join a seven-week writing group hosted by Authors Publish. It’s structured around NaNoWriMo, but there are nonfiction, memoir and poetry writers participating too; no need to complete a novel if that’s not your thing. During the first two weeks in October, we had several very interesting and helpful sessions from writers and productivity coaches, met the varied and fascinating participants (there are almost 200 people in the course from far and wide), and matched up with critique and accountability partners to help us meet our goals for November. Now it’s time to get down to writing and supporting each other. I am really looking forward to seeing what emerges at the end of this month!