Books: October 2009

Books Read:

Books Read October 2009(sorry the picture is a little fuzzy – I need a new camera)

  • Peony in Love by Lisa See (review)
  • Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill (not pictured) (review)
  • Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown by Maud Hart Lovelace (review)
  • Heaven to Betsy by Maud Hart Lovelace (review)
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (review)
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart (review)

Books Acquired:

Books Acquired October 2009(again sorry the picture is a little fuzzy – I need a new camera)

  • Jeff in Venice, Death in Varnasi by Geoff Dyer
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  • Heaven to Betsy/Betsy in Spite of Herself by Maud Hart Lovelace
  • Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery
  • The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl (not picture)

Six books in one month for me is pretty amazing, so thanks to the quick reads and the read-a-thon for that.  I really liked everything I read this month.  I may have bought a few more books than usual in October, but I got a bonus and part of it made its way to Barnes and Noble, so really it’s all justified (although a twitter conversation forced me to do the math and realize that I could read for about 10 years without buying any more books or using the library).

Big events in my reading life this month were (1) moving my blog from vox to wordpress and (2) the read-a-thon.  The move went very smoothly and I’m still transitioning old posts over.  I’m very happy with wordpress and I an enjoying the comments from non-vox users (my main complaint of vox).  I’m also glad that my vox friends are schlepping over here to continue reading.  As for the read-a-thon, I already expressed how much I enjoyed that event here.

I also completed my first reading challenge, the Maud Hart Lovelace challenge which you can read about here.

October seemed to be a pretty good reading month for everyone and I am hoping to keep it going in November.  Although the end of the month is looking a little busy for me and I’m going to Boston to see my dad for Thanksgiving so that’s some time I probably won’t read much.

6 thoughts on “Books: October 2009

  1. Kelly November 2, 2009 / 8:35 pm

    I’m afraid to do a post of books acquired vs. books read. It seems like no matter how many books I read, I’ve always, always bought more.

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    • Michelle November 2, 2009 / 9:15 pm

      I think it’s good for me to keep track so that I don’t buy even more.

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  2. Nicole November 2, 2009 / 9:24 pm

    Congrats on moving your blog over. That can be hard work. You also got to read some good books. I am looking forward to reading Betsy Tacy books.

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  3. Vishy November 3, 2009 / 12:01 am

    Interesting lists! You seem to have read a few of the books that you acquired this month, which is wonderful! I have read Matthew Pearl’s ‘The Dante Club’ before and liked it. Looking forward to reading your review of ‘The Last Dickens’.

    It was interesting to read your line ‘a twitter conversation forced me to do the math and realize that I could read for about 10 years without buying any more books or using the library’. I did something like this sometime back and the math wasn’t very encouraging 🙂 It hasn’t stopped me from buying books though!

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  4. Vasilly November 4, 2009 / 10:32 am

    Glad to hear you had such a great reading month and enjoyed the read-a-thon.

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