I don’t have much to report about October; the month was mostly spent working at my part-time job, searching for an entry-level job in my field (marketing/communication), squeezing in a few visits with the long-distance boyfriend, and getting back into blogging regularly. The highlight of my month was the day trip the boyfriend and I took to Watkins Glen. We had a lovely day driving through the Finger Lakes, sampling wine at one of the many wineries along Seneca Lake, and hiking the beautiful gorge (picture at left). I’m hopeful that November will bring some change and excitement!
This month: 1,644
Year to date: 14,905
Books read YTD
Progress toward 50 book goal: 86% completed, 2 books ahead of pace to accomplish goal
Books added to my collection
The End of Your Life Book Club – Will Schwalbe (I won a copy from Devourer of Books‘ giveaway for their next Book Club.)
The Crucible – Arthur Miller
The Love of a Good Woman – Alice Munro
Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen
Elena and I are due to finish and have our final discussion of Cloud Atlas tomorrow! Reading with her has been so much fun, and I feel like I’ve gotten a lot more out of the book from discussing each section as we go along. I am crazy impressed with this book, and I can’t wait to see the movie once I finish! I’m dying to see how it’s structured and how it carries out the book’s themes.
As mentioned above, I will be discussing The End of Your Life Book Club with Devourer of Books‘ Book Club on November 13. I have heard nothing but good things about this book, and I’m so excited to read it! (Adding to my excitement is the fact that two of my favorite bloggers, Heather of Between the Covers and Rebecca of Love at First Book, will be participating! I can’t wait to discuss with you ladies!)
What did you read in October? Any plans for November?