Since this is my very first monthly recap, I’m counting the tail end of October, too.
- Towards the end of October, I visited Denver for the first time. It’s a lovely city with a comforting sort-of–Midwestern vibe and majestic mountains in the distance. I visited a beautiful bookstore, and somehow managed to stop myself from buying a whole stack of books.
- I had a birthday, and am rapidly passing into “wizened crone” territory. (I kid, I kid.)
- This November, I find myself thankful for all the usual things: loving family, kind friends, and what-on-earth-am-I-supposed-to-do-with-all-this-leftover-turkey amounts of food to eat. I’m also thankful for my local public library, without which my 2015 100-book challenge would have been unbelievably expensive.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (★ ★ ★ ★ ★)
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby (★ ★ ★ ★ ★)
The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins (★ ★ ★ ★)
The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami (★ ★ ★ ★)
Re Jane by Patricia Park (★ 1/2)
Book Thoughts & Discussions
- Time to put on my complaining hat and whine about being a slow reader.
- I hold a few unpopular book opinions. The most controversial: my feelings about the Harry Potter movies.
- Sometimes, a novel really feels like the product of a particular place.
Round-ups & Recommendations
Around the Blogosphere
- CW @ Read, Think, Ponder talks about why she needs representation in books.
- Rinn @ Rinn Reads admits she’s falling out of love with Doctor Who – and her reasons are much the same as mine.
- Aentee @ Read at Midnight visited Japan recently, assembling a list of local sites that might interest other visiting bookworms. (Ah, vicarious travel!)
- Shanelle @ The Art of Escapism wants English-speaking authors to portray the Chinese language properly, ’cause right now they’re doing a laughable job with translations and naming systems.
- Reg @ She Latitude dishes out some great blogging advice.
- Bex @ An Armchair by the Sea contrasts simplicity and bookshelf overwhelm.