Bookends: October 2014

I sit here listening to my candy-addled children climb all over their father, who’s gamely trying to read aloud a chapter from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s The Long Winter, and I realize that I have no idea where October went. I remember bits and pieces of it—a fun train trip to Washington, DC; my first “morning off” in years; raking leaves and picking apples—but in my mind, it’s still late September. And that’s an uncomfortable situation to be in when Thanksgiving is looming.

Despite the racing along of time, I did read a few things this month:

Grown-ups’ Books:

Living Room Revolution by Cecile Andrews

Alone with All That Could Happen by David Jauss

The Abascal Way by Kathy Abascal

The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai

The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman

How to Talk So Kids Can Learn by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Kids’ Books:

Eragon by Christopher Paolini (first book in the Inheritance Cycle)

The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #1; audio)

Eldest by Christopher Paolini (second book in the Inheritance Cycle; stopped reading about 15% through)

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman (read aloud to my kids)

Currently Reading

  • The Hidden Gallery by Maryrose Wood (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #2; audio)
  • Called to Community: New Directions in Unitarian Universalist Ministry by Dorothy Emerson, Anita Farber-Robertson, and Mary McKinnon-Ganz

My To-Read List for October

  • No One is Here Except All of Us (Sisters Book Club November selection. Click the link to read along and join the discussion!)
  • Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë (for Cavalcade of Classics)
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
  • Her by Harriet Lane (LibraryThing Early Reviewers)
  • Famous Baby by Karen Rizzo (LibraryThing Early Reviewers)

What have you enjoyed reading in the past month? What’s on your to-read list for November? If you blog your answer, please post a link in the comments (and/or link back to this post, if you’re so inclined).

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