Monday, 29 October 2012

October Round Up!

Monthly Feature- rounds up all the books I've read, progress on challenges and reviews my blogging!
It is kind of an expansion (?) of my favourite memes hosted by the lovely Shelia over at Book Journey!
Quick update! I've been taken ill by some random flu as well as being a good daughter/granddaughter painting, decorating and taking apart kitchens so sorry for the lack of blogging!

October in numbers!
Total posts= 16
Books read= 6  
Reviews Posted= 4
Meme Posts= 4
Other Posts= 8
What I read in October!
 I think I've been busy decorating and reading non fiction books on careers etc to read as much as I would of liked!
What I Reviewed!
Thomas and January by Fisher Amelie.
Easy by Tammara Webber.
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi.
Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Not too bad on the reviewing front not as great as I'd hoped though! 

What I Posted!
Challenge Motivation!- This one should go live tomorrow!  
Top Ten Minor Characters!- If you've read my reviews you know I love minor characters so this Top Ten was hard to narrow down!
Bloggiesta Wrap Up!- Sums up my Bloggiesta experience and accomplishments!
Blog Tours
Forbidden Mind Blog Tour
Book Promo
6 Seconds of Life Blitz- Touring this blog next month!
Move by Brina Courtney 
Don't Panic by Lindsay Paige

 Did I achieve my goals?
To blog to a schedule.-
Almost! I kept to my planned schedule quite well for half of October however my blog plans for November and surprise real life schedule changes hindered me! I did find planning a schedule made me much more organised and aware of how I was blogging- scheduling is now my top blogging tool!
To make progress on my challenges.

I didn't make much progress on this one! I did only read five books though so I'm not too surprised! More on this on below!
To post two non meme/review posts.
I did post alot more book promo style posts and my challenge update post however my planned posts got moved to November... So this is half successful
To tweet every blog post.
Thanks to Tanya  who pointed out that I could link my Blog to my Twitter = goal achieved! Yay!

What I hope to achieve in November!
  • To successfully host my feature month!- I've got a contemporary themed month planned and a detailed schedule planned out so I want to keep to it better than I did in October.
  • To make progress on my challenges!- I'm posting a challenge update post tomorrow so I can layout exactly what I need to read to complete my challenges! Posting my goals and plans on this blog will make me feel more accountable!
  • To update my blog pages!- I want to put all the books I've rated under the relevant rating on the rating page. Update my about me page. Blogkeeping really!
How's your October/week been?
Much Love!


  1. Looks like you did pretty darn good in October :-) I don't read a lot of contemporary books so I'm looking forward to your November posts, so I can get some good ideas.

    1. I felt like I had less reading time but I read more than I thought I had!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I love how you are always striving and challenging yourself :) I think that is great!!

    1. Thank you! It helps me to stay focussed if I have goals!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. What a great month of reading! Turns out I won't be reading the Fisher Amelie books. My library decided not to purchase them (or at least not the Callum and Harper one) and I can't afford to buy them.

    1. Oh no! If you have the Kindle app maybe put them on your Wishlist and Amazon will tell you if they go on sale?
      I still need to get my hands on Callum and Harper!
      Thanks for stopping by!


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