Tuesday, November 2, 2010

October in Review

As always I borrowed the month in review post from Lily's Bookshelf, because she's awesome. 

Books Read:
Touching From a Distance - Curtis (review)
How Did You Get This Number - Crosley (review)
Moonlight in Odessa - Charles (review)
A Streetcar Named Desire - Williams (not reviewed)
The Lake of Dead Languages - Goodman (review)

Total Number of Books Read This Month: 

Total Number of Books Read This Year: 51 
Books Unfinished:
As I Lay Dying
Great House 

Most Anticipated:
How Did You Get This Number

Biggest Let Down:
How Did You Get This Number

Favorite Read:
The Lake of Dead Languages 

Overall Reflection:
October was a month of ups and downs for me. I'm really lucky to have gotten five books in this month. Three of them are curtsy of the Read-a-Thon earlier this month. After that I kind of fell into a funk. I was supposed to read Faulkner's As I Lay Dying for class but got about 3/4 of the way through and couldn't finish it. I was also having a hard time getting into Nicole Krauss's new novel, Great House. This was really discouraging because I'd been looking forward to it for a while. I was in a reading slump for most of the month, but rediscovered crocheting and made several hats and my dad a blanket for his birthday.  

So really out of the entire month I was only actively reading for about 10 days of it. I'm finally out of my slump. I read Carol Goodman's The Lake of Dead Languages over Halloween weekend, and got a few books at Barnes and Noble with a gift card I had laying around. I'm ready and excited to start November off on a strong note.

What about you, read any good books this month?


Coffee and a Book Chick said...

I'm glad you're out of your slump!! I have to read The Lake of Dead Languages soon!

Lily Child said...

I think we all hit reading slumps now and again. Still, 5 books this month...not too shabby! :)