Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monthly Roundup - October 2012

Books read in October = 12
Italics are from my bookshelf or on my Kindle

The Ivory Dagger by Patricia Wentworth
The Woman in Back by Susan Hill
A Capital Crime by Laura Wilson
Snake Ropes by Jess Richards
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Absolutist by John Boyne
The Watersplash by Patricia Wentworth
The Silver Dark Sea by Susan Fletcher
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
The Bolter by Frances Osbourne (NF)
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
The Confidant by Helene Gremillon

Clarissa in October - With a huge sigh of relief I've finished!! Will write my final post sometime in November. 

Fiction = 11
Non-Fiction = 1
Library Books = 9
E-books = 0
Off my Shelf = 3 

Added to my bookshelf = A visit to our daughter this month  always means a morning at the secondhand book shop and I came away with 4 new titles.....Mr Pip is off my daughter's bookshelf.

Bodily Harm by Margaret Atwood
Full House my M.J.Farrell (Molly Keane)
All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville-West
Guard Your Daughters by Diana Tutton
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones

Looking ahead to November.........October was full on with RIP and Gothic events but I returned from our short break midway through the month knowing I had had enough which means I only made it half-way through The Mysteries of Udolpho and the M.R.James short stories. I realised that for the last 5 months events and readalongs have directed much of my reading and as much as I enjoy it I now want a couple of months free from any commitments. To read where the mood takes me! And after this last lazy blogging week I also have posts to catch up with. 

Have a wonderful November!


  1. East of Eden is one of my favorite books ever!
    I'm still reading Dracula. It will take me forever to finish I'm afraid.

    1. For some reason I didn't think I'd like John Steinbeck but I loved East of Eden and it's now a favourite of mine too. Good luck with Dracula - I really enjoyed that one too.

  2. Congratulations on finishing Clarissa - that is quite an accomplishment!

    Enjoy your commitment free November. I think I am going to have one of those myself.

    1. I do feel a sense of achievement at finishing Clarissa but I never would have done it without the readalong. Very glad to see the end of it!

  3. Hey Cat :-) I didn't do well in October, but I did read Dracula which I loved. I just finished The Winter Sea that I started once before and it was so good! I know you read that one and I got so lost in it. It was great. You know with loving all the family history stuff, it made it the perfect read. I haven't been doing well with my blogging, but I wanted to say hello and see what you have been reading!

    1. Hi Missy - hope all is well with you. Glad you loved Dracula - I did too and The Winter Sea, of course. Thanks for dropping by as I've missed your visits. :-)