November 1, 2011

October in Review

October was a busy month! My husband and I are all settled into our new house, and this week we are getting our back yard fenced in. They put the posts up yesterday, so hopefully the fence will be completed soon! 

Work has been busy - we are hosting another series of author visits and write-ins for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). We started with a kick-off event last week to get everyone signed up and ready. Also, we just had Zombie Fest (an after hours teen event). 

Zombie librarian
Last week I attended two book club meetings. I lead the staff book club discussion on Hate List by Jennifer Brown. I also attended the Forever YA Book Club Indianapolis meeting. We met at Barcelona Tapas (my new favorite restaurant downtown) and discussed The Book Thief by Markuz Zusak. 

We have the Teen Film Festival coming up, and I'm also preparing for a Day of the Dead craft program and a cake pop-decorating program! Our teen-hosted events have been going really well too - Teen Advisory Board (TAB) members host after school games, crafts, or tech programs. 

I read quite bit in October! 

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality by Donald Miller 
UnChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity and Why It Matters by David Kinnaman
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Seriously...I'm Kidding by Ellen Degeneres
Tales of Terror by Edgar Allan Poe
I'm almost finished with Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach - it's a great audiobook!

Print books & eBooks:
Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer & Peter Lerangis (ARC reviewed for VOYA)
Croak by Gina Damico (ARC reviewed for VOYA
Hate List by Jennifer Brown
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I'm almost finished with Something Blue by Emily Giffin, and I'm about 1/3 of the way into The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons. 
It was a productive reading month for me. I'm at 95 books read so far with a goal of 111 by the end of the year. 
How was your October? 


A. Knight said...

Double claps for Lola and the Boy Next Door! I hope you loved it as much as I did ;)

And the zombie librarian look - very cute.

- Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

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