Happy Halloween! I’ve got a review of an appropriately spooky book for you today – a collection of Weird short stories by female writers that, in my opinion, is a must for anyone who likes a good supernatural scare…
I love an echidna, so I was over the moon when New Frontier Publishing offered me this beautiful picture book featuring one of the spiny little fellows!
I’ve always been far more of a DC girl than a Marvel one, so I was really excited to hear about the new DC Ink line, which offers alternate teen origin stories for old familiar characters…
I adore Halloween, especially when it falls the cute side of spooky, so this activity book from Nosy Crow sounded like a great idea!
And it’s time for my second blog tour of the day – this time it’s a review of Angel Mage, the fun new fantasy from Garth Nix!
Crier’s War is one of the best YA fantasies I’ve read in a long time, and it’s f/f to boot! I’m so excited to be bringing you my review as part of the blog tour today!
September flew by! I feel like I’ve barely been paying attention and the days have just slipped past – I certainly haven’t been blogging as much as I’d hoped…
Goodreads Reading Challenge
I didn’t make it to 50 books, unfortunately, but I got to 39, which is slap bang in the middle for monthly reads this year, so I won’t complain! I’m up to 344 books for the year, so there’s only 23 to go until I hit my target, which I’m confident I can do before the end of October. And then we’ll have to see what happens…
My Owned TBR
My owned TBR is currently at 623, which means that it’s gone down by 13 books! I haven’t bought a single book (though I wasn’t officially on a ban), but I’ve been very lucky with book post from publishers, so I’m genuinely pretty surprised. Who’d have thought that not buying books would mean you had a smaller TBR, hey? I’m also laughing at my January self, who thought I could whittle this down by 20 books a month – yeah right!
I have 143 books awaiting review currently, though I’ve been seriously proactive about reviewing them, with 17 submitted in September. I was only approved for 10, as I’ve been trying hard not to request things unless I’m sure I’ll love them.
Three blog tours for me in October, with two happening tomorrow (I know, I know, I’ll stop double booking myself eventually, but it does make things exciting)!
2nd – Crier’s War by Nina Varela
2nd – Angel Mage by Garth Nix
11th – This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman