October 2018 | Month in Review

It’s been another busy and productive month in Blogger-land! Here are a few highlights:

Thanks to participating in Blogoween, regular book reviews and the weekly recurring posts, we had 36 posts (25 last month)!

We had a lot of fun following some of the hosted prompts for Blogoween, meeting new booksta-friends and getting scared a bit in the process! Click HERE to see all the Blogoween posts. 🎃🎃🎃

Book Buddies – completed two buddy reads this month.

  • •Care & Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls ⭐️⭐️
  • •Beautiful Bad ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

  • Posted reviews for seven books and finished the month with a total of 14 read! (Links To Reviews)

    The Witch of Willow Hall

    In Pieces

    You Were Always Mine


    Daisy Jones and The Six

    The Curiosities

    Love in Catalina Cove

    Have you seen the MAGIC OF MEMOIR posts? We’re thrilled to be part of BookSparks blog tour and will have two more books to add by the end of November. Click here to see our Magic of Memoir posts.

    We joined two book swaps and hosted two giveaways! Grateful to @BusyMamaBookClub and @SheReadsWithCats for coordinating the book swaps. Can’t wait for the next one!

    I also joined the #BloomBlogWeek and partnered with author Kathryn Craft for a giveaway! Are you in Bloom?


    What goes around comes around! I mailed out several books this month and then won a pile of four books from an IG giveaway.

    We also won a $25 amazon gift card for the #fallingforbooks2018 photo challenge! (which we promptly spent on….books!)

    Best of the Web

    Fantastic post of how and where to get advanced reader copies and free books. Click here.

    Tom Hanks – is there any role you can’t play? Love him as Mr. Rogers. Click here.

    Well hot damn – swearing is actually a sign of intelligence? I don’t think my mom would agree 😝. Click here.

    Who’s the Most Instagrammed Writer of All Time? An infographic analyzing the authors who dominate Instagram. Click here.

    Is this for real?! New Kids on the Block Announce 2019 Tour with Salt-N-Pepa, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany and More. Click here.

    Reading Fiction Improves Brain Connectivity and Function. Reading a novel has the power to reshape your brain and improve theory of mind. Well, duh! Click here.

    What Would You Tell Your 18-Year-Old Self? Here’s what Gloria Steinem, Hillary Clinton and other readers had to say. Click here.

    November Reading Challenges

    Read at least two of your Book Of The Month backlist during November. Use #ThankfulforBOTM from @theliterarymom

    • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
    • When Katie met Cassidy

    Renaissance Faire series by Joyce and Jim Laverne – attempt to read first four books in the series. (Cozy Mysteries) Click here for the details.

    Berl and Michelle @BecauseReading are challenging you to read a complete series in one month!

    You’ll have questions. Click here.

    I’m FINALLY reading Evelyn Hugo! It’s long overdue but better late than never!

    Here are a few others I want to get to before the end of the year. See any favorites?

    What’s on YOUR TBR for November? I’d love to know.

    Happy Reading!

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