Sunday, November 2, 2014

October in Review

Books Read: 10

Books on the Currently Reading Shelf on Goodreads: 13 (but I have more that I have bookmarks in that I didn't mark on Goodreads.

Approximate Word Count: ~11,363

Woo-hoo, improvements.  I think I did okay.  I read a little and wrote a little.

Book List:

  • Welcome to the Jungle by Jim Butcher, graphic novel, 5 stars
  • Checkmate by R. L. Mathewson, contemporary erotic romance, 3 stars
    • I'm surprised I even finished this book.  That guy made me so mad...  But he pulled through in the end.
  • Burning Alive by Shannon K. Butcher, paranormal romance, 3 stars
    • This series has been advertised in the back of the Dresden Files, and it was at the Book Bag.  I wasn't wowed by it, but it was good enough to make me want to read the rest of the series, and since I already got them, you know...

Naked Nobility by Sally MacKenzie, historical romance
  • The Naked Duke, 3 stars
  • The Naked Baron, 4 stars
  • The Naked Marquis, 3 stars
  • The Naked Earl, 3 stars
    • Not great literature, but, I mean, I obviously read a bunch of them.  They're funny and ridiculous.  Good for the quick and fun.
  • The Curly Girl Handbook, by Lorraine Massey, nonfiction, 4 stars
    • A celebration of curly hair, some curly confessions, really good for the curly girls out there!
  • Daring Miss Danvers by Vivienne Loret, historical romance, 3 stars
    • A series that was cheap for Kindle and I bought the whole series, wasn't terribly impressed, but it was still pretty decent, gonna read the rest of them 'cause I got them anyway.
  • The Fatal Tree by Stephen R. Lawhead, contemporary fantasy/sci-fi, 4 stars
    • Favorite author release.  It wasn't as strong as the earlier books in the series, but it was a conclusion that didn't end wrong.  It ended the way it had to, like any other SRL book.  He doesn't waste time wrapping it all up.