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:
- Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures by Brian Selznick
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
- Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
- 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.
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:
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?