Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 126

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Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult | Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White | Mortal Heart by Rachel LaFevers | The Lost Boy by Camilla Lackberg | The Orchid House by Lucinda Riley


Hello.

How was your Halloween? Ours was uneventful. Other than a couple of kids complaining we didn’t give enough candies, it was as expected. Every year, we anticipate about two hundred kids and every year, we always run out of candies. The best one was a kid dressed as a hockey referee. He blew the whistle on my husband then proceeded to tell him ,”two minutes in the penalty box for not giving enough candies!” Kids these days, I tell ya. 🙂

My boy went out dressed as Thor and my thirteen-year-old dressed as…well, I don’t exactly know. Something to do with anime, perhaps. I know she made it. She scoffed and dismissed me when I asked her what kind of costume I should buy for her. Tsk. Tsk.

The Month that was…

Anyway, I forgot to mention that I was interviewed over at Paper/Plates blog. Amina has a regular feature called, At The Table With…and I was so honoured when she asked me for an interview. Check out her blog. She combines her love of reading with her love of food. She takes phenomenal pictures, shares wonderful recipes, and very insightful opinions about books and films. She also has a knack for finding web articles of interest. Her book reviews are paired up with yummy fares, deserts and sometimes, cocktail recipes.

I reached my Goodreads reading goal in October! I read 150 books and I’ve got two months left for the year. This is the first time that I’ve completed my goal since I joined the site in September of 2010.

Wow. I read 21 books in October! Holy cow! Bar none, the best book I’ve read this month was Night Film by Marisha Pessl. Please check out my review here. How was your month?

Read anything good lately?

IMG_7675This week, I read The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters, Night Film by Marisha Pessl, and And Both Were Young by Madeleine L’engle. The Paying Guests was a huge book. Set in the 20’s, it follows the lives of  Frances and Lilian; two women who found themselves in the centre of a murder investigation. It was quite an eye-opener, to say the least. I’ll explain more in the review some time next week. Night Film was fantastic! One of my favourites of all time, for sure. And Both Were Young was a bit of disappointment, but it’s also one of those times when false advertising played a factor in why I didn’t like it so much.

I also started reading The Young Elites last weekend; and for a time or two, I thought I was going to be able to read the entire thing in one sitting. Unfortunately, I stalled. Quite severely. I hope to finish it this week.

Anyway, that’s been my week…my month.

What’s in your box of goodies this week?