Pushing Forward Back: October/November 2017

In October, I dressed up for Halloween at the library where I work, we bought a new painting to go on an empty wall, we finished Game of Thrones, and I participated in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon.

October was similar to September in that I had another three-day weekend and Kim and I were watching Game of Thrones. We decided we couldn’t wait until December for Season 7 to come out on DVD, so we bought it on streaming instead. Now we just have to wait until next year or the year after for the final season. The highlight on the reading front was definitely Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon on Saturday, Oct. 21. I read four and three quarters book in just over eight hours:

  1. Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures by Brian Selznick
  2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  3. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
  4. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

And the one I was still reading at the end of the day was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I finally finished it earlier this week. Out of the five, my favorite was The Graveyard Book, which was a reread. I loved the writing in The Book Thief, but was less than enamored with the story itself. For me, it went on a bit too long.

Pushing Forward

Unlike the last couple of months where I had a long weekend toward the beginning of the months, this coming month I have a long weekend to end the month. I have off work from the Wednesday before Thanksgiving until that Sunday. As with other Thanksgivings, I plan on participating in Thankfully Reading Weekend. As with last month’s readathon, I have no ideas yet what I will be reading.

As for TV, I’m looking forward to this, on Netflix:

For me

And Kim and I both are looking forward to this, on Amazon Prime (we already watched the first one and loved it):

What were the highlights for you for October? What are you looking forward to in November?

11 thoughts on “Pushing Forward Back: October/November 2017

  1. The whole family is currently enjoying season two of Stranger Things. No binge-watching for us because we just don’t have the time to watch that much TV in one sitting, so we will dole it out one episode at a time. Connor will be home for Thanksgiving, so I have no idea how much reading I will be able to get done. He might just sleep the entire week so who knows?

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  2. You aren’t watching Stranger Things?

    I am off the week of Thanksgiving and the following Monday because I have to use my time or lose it. It’s a nice position to be in. Hopefully this year I can enjoy it. The death of my mom last year really affected my end of the year time off, as you can imagine but put me in a slump for months afterward. The situation with my sister is no better off last year so anything could happen.

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  3. I have absolutely no idea how I missed that you switched to a new URL. It must have been one of those times when I had to mark everything as read because I’d been away from my computer for weeks. I’m sorry I missed it! I was wondering where you’d gone – figured you were just on an extended break or something. *headdesk* But then I saw a link out on FB today and checked my feedly, and your old feed goes nowhere. Heh. So…apologies for like six months of missing comments. I’m here again now!

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    1. I tried to let people know about the switch, but unfortunately not everyone saw when I mentioned it. Such is social media. It’s hard to keep up… That said, welcome back. I’m trying to do a better job of keeping track of your blog too. I especially like your Sunday posts.

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  4. I love finding a new series (new to me) and there are several seasons out. We tend to binge on them, did that with Breaking Bad, Justified and now Sherlock. It’s hard waiting on a new season.

    Just finished Magpie Murders and plan to join in on nonfiction November. I saw that posted at Kim’s place, Sophisticated Dorkiness, and JoAnn at Lakesideing Musings. Are you joining in this year? This is my first year.

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