Bookends: October 2015


Last night, I strapped glow sticks to my wrists and took my kids around the neighborhood begging for candy. Now we have enough sweets to carry us to Easter (and beyond, if I don’t start throwing the candy away piece by piece).

Now it’s November, and I have only a little more than a month until I’m 39. It’s strange: this is the first birthday that’s snuck up on me. I’ve been so comfy being 38, and now all of sudden I have to say farewell to that age. Thirty-nine’s an okay age, though, I think. Thirteen times three and all. All the same, I think I’ll try to really enjoy what’s left of 38.

In any event, here’s what little I read in October…

Grown-ups’ Books:

Some Luck by Jane Smiley (SBC September Selection)

And that’s it for grown-ups’ books for this month! I cannot believe it! I finished just the one! What have I been doing with my time?

Kids’ Books (read-alouds and audiobooks):

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (re-read, audio)

The Railway Children by E. Nesbit (read-aloud)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (re-read, audio)

The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch (read-aloud)

The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander (re-re-re-read, audio)

Currently Reading

My To-Read List for November

  • Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde (SBC November Selection)
  • The Great Leader by Jim Harrison
  • Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

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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