And a note from real life…
October was quite the month. As I mentioned in a previous post, my oldest daughter was in a car accident. She walked (hopped on crutches, but you know what I mean) away with a minor concussion, sprained ankle, and something else in her foot that we’re still getting checked out. She also had lots of bruises and scrapes from being thrown against the door on impact and the seat belt. The other driver has a broken leg. When the EMS crew, police officers, and ER doctors all saw the accident (or pictures respectively), they were shocked that both my daughter and the other driver weren’t killed in this accident. They were so very lucky. As a result of this accident, my life has been taken over. It’s been full of doctor’s appointments, car buying trips, phone calls to various insurance companies, doctors, etc., and taking my daughter out and about on her errands while she was unable to drive herself. This is why my blog was light on posts the past couple of weeks. I’m going to try and schedule some stuff for November since this is an ongoing thing. I’ve been so busy that I’m behind on EVERYthing in my life. I’m a week late for spring registration. I haven’t kept up with my bullet journal or hand lettering practice. I’m behind on writing book reviews and actual reading. My house is a disaster and the list goes on. I’m hoping that things are finally going to start to slow down and get back to normal, especially with the holidays right around the corner.
Anyway, with Dewey’s Readathon last month, my book totals are actually pretty good. I read a total of 12 books, which is two more than I read in September. To be fair, four of October’s books were graphic novels. But hey, they still count.
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. 268 pages.
- The Mathematician’s Shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer. 366 pages.
- To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin. 304 pages.
- Sweet Tooth, Vol. 1 by Jeff Lemire. 128 pages.
- Timekeeper by Tara Sim. 368 pages.
- Sepulcher by Kate Mosse. 560 pages.
- I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1 by Skottie Young. 128 pages.
- Lumberjanes, Vol. 1 by Noelle Stevenson. 128 pages.
- Saga, Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughan. 152 pages.
- Seraphina by Rachel Hartman. 499 pages.
- Victoria by Daisy Goodwin. 352 pages.
- Iron Cast by Destiny Soria. 384 pages.
This is a total of 3,637 pages and an average rating of 3.58 hearts. My favorite graphic novel, by far, was I Hate Fairyland. My favorite novel for October would be The Mathematician’s Shiva. I’ve linked the books that I’ve reviewed to their original posts. If there’s something on this list that you’d like me to talk about, just leave a comment.