Total Books and Current Status
Since January 1, I've read 93 books, and of those, I left 5 books unfinished. I have posted 83 full reviews and 28 mini-reviews and I have 5 reviews left to write. I am currently finishing up The House on Tradd Street by Karen White and am listening to Sweeping up Glass by Carolyn Wall.
What Did I Read and Review?
Here's what I reviewed in November. Click on the link to see my review; the letter in parentheses is my rating.
- The Magicians by Lev Grossman (C-)
- A Friend of the Family by Lauren Grodstein (B+)
- Fables 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham (B+)
- After the Moment by Garret Freymann-Weyer (C+)
- The Rabbits by John Marsden and Shaun Tan (B+)
- March by Geraldine Brooks
- Nobody's Fool by Ricard Russo
- Cookie cookbooks (various)
- Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm
- Peony in Love by Lisa See
Also finished in November but not yet reviewed:
- Meet the Austins by Madeleine L'Engle
- The Magykal Papers by Angie Sage
- Fables 2 by Bill Willingham
- The Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
- The Arrival by Shaun Tan
Literary Road Trip, Author Interviews, Guest Posts
Did I Complete Any Challenges? Join Any New Ones?
I completed the Everything Austen Challenge and the Clear Off Your Shelves Challenge.
I joined a ton of new challenges: Women Unbound, Young Adult, 100+, Support Your Library, New Authors, Read & Review, Twenty Ten, and Lord of the Rings Readalong.
I am hosting another challenge: What's in a Name 3. I hope you think about singing up for it!
A Few More Activities
I co-hosted the first ever Thankfully Reading Weekend, which had almost 70 participants from around the world. Jenn, Jen, and I are thinking of doing it again next year.
I am co-conspirator for the Bloggers Unbound challenge. I took up my own challenge and stayed fairly unplugged for most of the Thanksgiving weekend.
I was guest on Nicole's (of Linus's Blanket) That's How I Blog! series on Blog Talk Radio. For the schedule and links to past shows, visit That's How I Blog.
I was also a judge for the Cooks the Books Club. A daunting but fun adventure.
What's New and What's Coming in December
My new weekend meme, Weekend Cooking, seems to be taking off, and I'm pleased to have a few people join me every week to share their food-related posts. It is an open-ended, make of it what you will meme that everyone is welcome to join.
I have one Literary Road Trip post planned for December and one blog tour.
I am taking part in the 2009 Virtual Advent Tour (my post will be up on December 15).
I have a few more challenges to join yet (yes, well . . .). And I have 12 books to read before the end of year to meet my goal of 100 non-work-related books. I am determined to do it!
How was your November? Did you meet your reading goals? Are you caught up on your reviews? Are you making changes?