October is a bittersweet month for me. It is usually the month we close up our cottage for the winter (that’s the bitter), and we settle into our autumn routines at home, including getting together with family over Thanksgiving. (the sweet)
Autumn is such a beautiful month in Nova Scotia.
Crisp days with beautiful foliage.
On a personal note, my husband and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary on September 24th! I’m so fortunate to have spent the last 40 years married to my best friend!
I received three titles from NetGalley in September
I requested “The Music Shop” because I’ve loved everything I’ve ever read from this author so have high anticipations for this one!
which the publisher invited me to read after I did a
blog interview with the author, Kaira Rouda
I had a big disappointment from NetGalley in September when my request for “The Visitors” was declined.
I really wish they would give you a reason when they decline your request. I’ve had three previous books from Gallery/Scout Press and have reviewed them all…
AND, my request for “In a cottage in a wood” was declined.
but… YIPEE! I received three titles from Edelweiss in September – and one of them was “In a cottage in a wood“!This just goes to show that if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again…
I read the first book in this series last year and loved it – so I was only to happy to be invited to take part in the TLC Book Tour for this title on October 5th. I’ve not been taking part in blog tours recently as I find they interfere too much in my TBR, causing me to shuffle it every time. For “Odd child out” I made an exception.
Just really liked the sound of this one!
I purchased the following TEN books in Kindle format from Amazon.ca and SEVEN of them were FREE!
Ten books with my total expenditure = $ 4.18 Cdn. Not bad!
You’ve gotta love those FREE Kindle books from Amazon!
So SIX more review commitments in September. I am valiantly trying to get my TBR under control and I’m working toward my 80% NetGalley badge. There have been many tempting titles listed on NetGalley recently, but until I get that danged 80% I refuse to request them. My ratio is now standing at 76%
We bookbloggers need validation once in a while,
so I am delighted to share with you the following:
So, all in all, September was a great month for my blog. Thanks to all my fellow bookbloggers who have been SO very supportive, and who share my posts via Twitter, etc.
This blog is approaching 100,000 hits! I’m so excited! Hey, don’t judge me… LOL