October 2013: Recap & Wrap-Up!

Oh, October. You came and went so quickly too. I think I did a LITTLE better this month in terms of reading, but it was still sooooo busy. Still working on lots of things around the house and lots of things taking up my reading time — Not in a bad way, but I surely miss it!


  • Number of Books Read In August: 13! The past two months have been so hard for me to catch up but I managed to read thirteen books this month! YAY!
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  • More Amusing Search Terms: “why is holmes such an ironic character” || “gif tumblr best friends”|| “alyssa asti” (HEY, I know them!!!!) || “can’t get turned on by boyfriend” (Sounds like a personal problem…?
  • Most Referrals (Non-Twitter/FB/Wordpress, etc): Jessica Spotswood’s website (in case you missed it, she stopped by for A Fortnight of Fright!), The Librarian Who Doesn’t Say Shhh, Teen Lit Rocks
  • Where My Blog Most Often Leads You (Non-Goodreads/Internal Links, etc): The Grown-Up YA, Gone Pecan, Books Take You Places



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  • I’m doing #NaNoWriMo again this year and hopefully not stressing myself out! My goal is just to GET to 50k for my WIP but that’s also including all of the words I’ve written in September and October too. Hopefully I’ll still have time to read and blog AND write! Phew!
  • I’m going to the Fierce Reads tour on Monday, November 4th and yours truly is the the featured blogger at the event! That means that I’ll be interviewing the authors, hosting a giveaway for ALL of their Fierce Reads featured books (that’s a total of NINE books), and I’ll be live tweeting the event if you can’t make it! Keep your eyes peeled for that! 🙂
  • We’re planning another Three’s Company read! Book TBD, but I’m excited to have another buddy read with Alyssa and Amy!

That wraps up October! Once again, the month flew by quickly. I was afraid I was still behind on my Goodreads challenge but I JUST pulled ahead at the very end. Hopefully I’ll catch up even more in November!


Hi, I'm Brittany!
Hi, I'm Brittany!

I'm an avid reader, candle-maker, and audiobook lover! Here you'll find book reviews, fun blog posts, and my other loves of photography & craft beer!

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2 thoughts on “October 2013: Recap & Wrap-Up!

  1. Alexa Y.

    October sounds like it was a pretty great month for you, reading-wise! Glad you were able to get more books under your belt. Here’s to wishing you all the luck for NaNo this year — I just know you’ll get to that 50K!

  2. Pamela

    You have had a super busy month! I am doing NaNoWriMo this year too. I am just focusing on the daily word goal and not even thinking about getting to 50,000 words!

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