Booktober Update #3

I know, I know, we’re twodays away from the end of October, but I’ve decided to wrap up my Booktober challenge today.

In case you don’t remember, I wanted to finish “A Song for Ella Grey” by David Almond, “Praesagium” by John Metcalfe, and “Jackaby” by William Ritter, and read “The Diamond Thief” by Sharon Gosling, “The Blood of Olympus” by Rick Riordan, “We Will All Go Down Together” by Gemma Files, and “Night of Pan” by Gail Strickland.

Whilst I did finish the first three books, the rest… didn’t mostly go according to plan. I ended up reading “Blood of Olympus”, “Murder Most Unladylike” by Robin Stevens, “Days of Blood and Starlight” by Laini Taylor, and “Unwept” by Tracy Hickman, and only managed to start “We Will All Go Down Together”.

In the end, I did finish three books and read four new ones. Just not the ones I had expected. So… that’s not so bad, is it?

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Booktober Update #2

I managed to write a weekly Booktober update on time! Woohoo!

Once again, I have four books to talk to you about. This last week, I have finished “Praesagium” by John Metcalfe, “Murder Most Unladylike” by Robin Stevens, and “Jackaby” by William Ritter. I have just begun “Unwept” by Tracy Hickman, and “Days of Blood and Starlight” by Laini Taylor. I’m also starting “We Will All Go Down Together” by Gemma Files very very soon!

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Booktober Update #1

I had meant to post an update on how Booktober is going every week, but between getting ill and having a death in the family, it’s been a little tricky to find writing time. Thankfully, however, I have finally found it.

If you remember, I wrote that I would finish “A Song for Ella Grey” by David Almond, “Praesagium” by John Metcalfe, and “Jackaby” by William Ritter, as well as read “The Diamond Thief” by Sharon Gosling, “The Blood of Olympus” by Rick Riordan, “We Will All Go Down Together” by Gemma Files, and “Night of Pan” by Gail Strickland for Booktober. Well… it hasn’t been going exactly as I expected for more reasons than the personal ones I’ve already mentioned.

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Happy Booktober!

Funny how time goes by. One minute it’s July, the next the month of Halloween and pre-NaNoWriMo-panic is here.

Yes, October and November has always been a busy time for me. Between uni and exams, NaNoWriMo, book and film releases, the resurrection of autumn TV shows, and gearing up on chocolate for the winter, there’s ever hardly any time to rest. Though I have no university or tests this year, there are always other secret projects  under my sleeve (plus the never-ending search for a job)… Yes, breathing space is scarce so, of course, I decided to join in on something else: Booktober.

Booktober is organised by the fantastic Carrie Hope Fletcher.

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