Week in Review: November 1

missprintweekreviewThis week on the blog you can check out:

It was a short week made longer by my lingering cold illness which is why this post is so late. Halloween was incredibly quiet although I did enjoy this year’s coverage of the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade on New York 1.

I got this awesome packaged from mt OTSP Secret Sister just in time for the season:

Which led to this coloring adventure:

I got a very shiny and well-packaged ARC from Scholastic:

And, because it is FINALLY November, I also started decorating:

I also got some sweet bookmail at work:




And, lest you think I don’t value Halloween at all, here is a spooky picture I took:


If you want to see how my month in reading is shaking out be sure to check out my October Reading Tracker.

How was your week?

November 2015 Reading Tracker

You can also see what I read and received in October.

Books Read:

  1. Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
  2. Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs
  3. The Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd
  4. Smoketown by Tenea D. Johnson
  5. The Blending Time by Michael Kinch
  6. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
  7. Never Never by Briana Shrum
  8. Beauty by Robin McKinley
  9. Dust City by Robert Paul Weston
  10. Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
  11. Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older
  12. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
  13. The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
  14. Starters by Lissa Price
  15. I Woke Up Dead at the Mall by Judy Sheehan

Books On Deck:

Must read this month:

  1. Stitching Snow by R. C. Lewis

Must read before December 13:

  1. Symphony for the City of the Dead by M. T. Anderson
  2. Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Would like to read this month:

  1. This Ordinary Life by Jennifer Walkup
  2. These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
  3. The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
  4. Cybele’s Secret by Juliet Marillier
  5. Losers Take All By David Klass
  6. This Raging Light by Estelle Laure
  7. Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen

Books Bought: 0

Gifted/Traded Books: 1

  • Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
  • epic giveaway from Nicole at YA Interrobang!

Arcs Received:

  • The Dark Days Club by Allison Goodman
  • When We Collided by Emery Lord
  • Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
  • A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab (!)

If you want to see how I’m doing with BEA 2015 books check here.

November 1: Almost forgot to make this post! I am finishing up Passenger before moving onto new titles. Nominations are closed for my committee so I’m hoping to really be able to buckle down and get some of these books read.

November 5: Greta and the Goblin King was fun if weak in terms of world building. Not what I needed it to be (too thin as a retelling) but enjoyable enough.

November 17: Lots of duds so far this month. Never Never was not quite what I wanted it to be but still interesting and I already have friends to whom I plan to recommend it. It’s the weird time of year where books I read may not be reviewed this  calendar year on the blog and I am torn between shiny ARCs for next year’s books and the books I have to read from this year.

November 20: I’m really buckling down to finish committee reading and it is paying off! Two books left! I also am starting to read for my place of employ’s Mock Printz in December (which is why I have an arc of Challenger Deep from Amazon Vine at all). SO close to being able to read whatever the hell I want for a while!