November 1, 2013

October Reads + News

It's been another great month! 
Here's what was happening on the blog and elsewhere during the month of October:

Reviews
The F-It List by Julie Halpern
Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone
Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
Oyster, the "Netflix for Books"

Other posts
Top Ten Book Turn-offs
Stacking the Shelves (7)
Stacking the Shelves (8)

Exciting News!
I attended the Indiana Library Federation annual conference and came away with some great tips on library Facebook page marketing, creative media labs, and so much more! I also attended a session on the Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (aka the "Rosie Award") in which the latest list of nominees was revealed. This award is voted on by students and is all about encouraging high school students to read for fun. I had been on a wait list to join the award committee, and lucky for me, a spot has just opened up! So I'm excited to join the committee and help promote recreational reading for teens.

In blog-related news, as of today I am now an associate reviewer for Book Soulmates! I still plan to blog here, but I am looking forward to working with all the lovely ladies at Book Soulmates, too.

October Reads
I finished 17 books (3,795 pages and 51.4 hours of audio). This puts me at 165 read this year toward my goal of 200. I finished 1 book for the genre challenge, and I only have 2 left to go to complete it.

Sources: 4 review copies, 6 borrowed, and 7 owned

5 Star Reads
- Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman (re-read of a favorite!)
- For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
- Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture by Peggy Orenstein

4 Star Reads
- Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone
- Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
- The Dinner by Herman Koch
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding
- 1984 by George Orwell
- Suburban Legends: True Tales of Murder, Mayhem, and Minivans by Sam Stall
- When Parents Text: So Much Said...So Little Understood by Sophia Fraioli and Lauren Kaelin
- What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? Conversations about Women, Leadership, and Power by Marianne Schnall

3 Star Reads
- The Sweetest Hallelujah by Elaine Hussey
- Songs for a Teenage Nomad by Kim Culbertson
- Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover
- Poison by Bridget Zinn
- Close My Eyes by Sophie McKenzie

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