Sunday, November 01, 2009

Reading posts for October

It’s taken me several hours, but I have finally got all my reading posts for the year sorted out and up to date. I was trying to reuse the layout of an earlier month in Live Writer when I updated and I’ve finally worked out that doing it that way meant I actually overwrote the earlier post. I now know that I need to start a new post and copy and paste instead.

Then I had where my reading challenge lists and my monthly lists didn’t match up. Now they do. I realise this doesn’t bother anyone on the entire planet except me, but since this is my blog, I needed to get it all fixed.

So finally, here’s my measly reading stats for October.

October 2009 Reading

  1. Harrowing the Dragon – Patricia A. McKillip
    Fantasy; eBook; 7/10
  2. To Ride Hell’s Chasm – Janny Wurts
    Fantasy; Library Book; 6/10
  3. Harmony’s Way – Lora Leigh
    Breeds, Book 8; Erotic Romance; eBook; 7/10
  4. The Changeover – Margaret Mahy
    YA; Paranormal; Library Book; DNF
  5. Angels’ Judgement in Must Love Hellhounds – Charlaine Harris et al. 
    Guild Hunters, Book 1.5; Urban Fantasy; 8/10

Best book of the month = Harrowing the Dragon
Biggest disappointment of the month = To Ride Hell’s Chasm

October Reading:
Books read this month = 4
DNFs this month = 1
10/10 reads this month = 0
New reads this month = 4
Rereads this month = 0
paper books : eBooks = 2 : 2 = 50% : 50%

October Challenges Progress:
100+ Reading Challenge = 3
Support Your Local Library Challenge = 1 (Stage 1 Completed 3-04-09)
Romance Reading Challenge = 1 (Challenge Completed 25-02-09)
YA Reading Challenge = 0
eBook Reading Challenge = 2 (Challenge Completed 24-02-09)
Patricia A. McKillip Reading Challenge = 1 (Challenge Completed 5-10-09)

October Non-Challenges Progress:
SF/Fantasy books read = 4
Audiobooks listened to = 0

Cumulative Totals – October 2009

2009 Reading:
Books read for 2009 = 81
DNFs for 2009 = 10
10/10 for 2009 = 9
New reads for 2009 = 67
Rereads for 2009 = 8
paper books : eBooks = 39 : 36 = 52% : 48%

2009 Challenges Progress:
100+ Reading Challenge = 76
Support Your Local Library Challenge = 21 (Stage 1 Completed 3-04-09)
Romance Reading Challenge = 17 (Challenge Completed 25-02-09)
YA Reading Challenge = 8
eBook Reading Challenge = 35 (Challenge Completed 24-02-09)

2009 Non-Challenges Progress:
SF/Fantasy books read = 49
Audiobooks listened to = 6

Completed 2009 Challenges
Once Upon a Time III Challenge = 7 (Books Component Completed 22-04-09; Challenge Ended 20-6-09 with A Midsummer Night’s Dream unwatched. Result = Failed, but only just)
Patricia A. McKillip Reading Challenge = 3 (Challenge Completed 5-10-09)

3 comments:

kiirstin said...

I also really enjoyed Harrowing the Dragon when I read it. I love how she weaves music into her writing so that you can almost *feel* its power (is what I remember from it most!)

I did see your tweet about The Changeover, and I have to admit it inspired me to get it out of the library. It was one of my favourite books when I was younger, but I'll admit I wasn't as easy to scare then as I am now so I'm curious to see how I like it now!

orannia said...

So, what did you think of Angels' Judgement. Oh, and if you've finished it I guess I better get the library book off you :)

And YAH for getting everything sorted!

Eva said...

I get needing to be organised, just for you! :) I haven't read any of these, but I hope you enjoyed them!