Saturday, 1 November 2014

It's A Wrap - End of Month Round Up

Here we are now in November and it is still relatively mild.  I don't want to tempt fate but it's not been too bad so far.  The long dark nights are upon us, I am trying to get up earlier to make the most of the daylight now the clocks have gone back an hour.  Halloween passed by, we had some callers for sweets and as if they knew we had run out there were no more callers.  I swear word spreads which houses to call.

October on the blog has been a pretty good month for me.  The reviewing mojo is on its way back and I am enjoying participating in some memes and writing discussion posts.  Here is what October looked like on Booketta's Book Blog.

Post Stats
Poetry Corner = 5
Discussion Post: Self Publishing = 1
Sunday Post = 3
Wondrous Words Wednesday = 5
Book Review = 2
Give-away = 1


Books Read and Reviewed
Calling Mrs Christmas - Carole Matthews 4*
Forgotten - Cat Patrick 3*

Books Read and Rated
A Place of Execution - Val McDermid 5*
Ghost In The Machine - Ed James 4*
The Stepmother's Support Group - Sam Baker 3*
The Pilot's Wife - Anita Shreve 5*

Books Unfinished/Losers
Rachel's Holiday - Marian Keyes
What Would Oprah Do? - Erin Emerson
Public Property - Mandy Baggot

Winners
A Place of Execution - Val McDermid 5*
The Pilot's Wife - Anita Shreve 5*

Poetry Feature
Mrs Rip Van winkle - Carol Ann Duffy
The Tyger - William Blake
I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud - William Wordsworth
Ozymandias - Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe

Discussion Post
Self Publishing - The pros and cons both from an author's and a reviewer's perspective.

Sunday Post
I missed one week but kept up with this meme through the month when possible.

Wondrous Words Wednesday
I found words from various reads to post this month.

Give-away
I gave away a PreLoved copy of To The Fair Land by Lucienne Boyce.  The winner was Anne from Random Things Through My Letterbox.

Overview
I made 17 posts during October, my stats are still improving.  I read 6 books out of 9 but 3 were abandoned, they just didn't grab me at all.  I am still catching up on my TBR reads which will take me a long time to clear the shelves.  I am still not able to take on any review requests for the foreseeable future.

Plans for October
I am currently reading Significance by Jo Mazelis which was sent to me for review, an exceptional request acceptance. My next choice will be from the book jar.  I have more poems to share with you and I hope to find some new words to bring to WWW.  The intention is to try and make regular contributions to the Sunday Post and find an interesting topic to discuss with you.  I hope to post some reviews and I am going to host a PreLoved give-away this month.  Due to the fairly high postage costs over here I can only manage one of these give-aways a month and for UK residents only.  Watch this space!

How was your month in books?






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