Wow… September was such a blur!! My mom was here visiting so for several weeks I was non stop running around and doing things with her! That was mainly my biggest excitement for this past month. I’m so excited it’s finally October and officially fall now, yesterday the cooler weather finally came around and I’m just so excited! I love all things Fall and Winter and am really looking forward to the upcoming seasons 🙂
I finished watching The Vampire Diaries so I’m all set to for Season 6, although I haven’t yet watched the premiere. I officially love it, it’s true. My newest tv addiction though is now Hart of Dixie! OMG, I just fell in love with this show immediately. I’m only on season one but I estimate that won’t be the case for long 😛
Anyhow, I don’t have much to say really so onto the wrap up…
*Click for review. Non reviewed reads link to Goodreads.
Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White ★★★
Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley ★★★★
Blackbird by Anna Carey ★★★
Forget Me by K.A. Harrington ★★★★
Made for You by Melissa Marr ★★★★
Get Even by Gretchen McNeil ★★★★
Goodreads Challenge: I’ve read 61 out of 100 books! I’m still tragically far behind but I’m past the point of caring. I’m just reading as I go and if don’t make it, I don’t! There is always next year 😉
2014 Debut Author Challenge: I have read 8 books out of my goal 20. I read two in September, which is the best progress I’ve had in a while. I doubt I will meet this goal by the end of the year but I hope to atleast read a few more!
2014 TBR Pile Challenge: I didn’t read anything here again haha. I should probably just eliminate this altogether but what if I suddenly read a ton in the last three months 😉 Always the optimistic!
2014 Review Pile Reading Challenge: I read another 7!! I’m one book shy of my 45 goal 🙂 I’m so excited, and it’s perfectly timed because October, November and December I have far less review copies to read than previous months so it gives me a bit a chance to catch up on other reads!
2014 Series Challenge: I haven’t updated this challenge recently, so I have no idea. I’m going to sit down in October and get my progress sorted out!
2014 Prequel and Sequel Challenge: Oh wow, I just checked and apparently I completed my goal mid-September! YAYY!!! I still have to update everything to make sure, and I will continue to participate and see how well I do until the end of the year 🙂
I participated in the Made for You tour! I loved this book, it was such a great read and I had so much fun participating in the tour. I also posted a Guest Post by J.L. Bryan for the Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper Book Blitz! I can’t wait to read this one, and plan on doing so for my Halloween reading 🙂 The giveaway is still ongoing until next week so be sure to stop by to enter to win an ebook!
I posted my Top Ten Tuesday picks for Top Ten Underrated Books, Top Ten Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From but Need to Read More, Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR List, and Top Ten Books that Were Hard for Me To Read!
Along with my September reads I also posted my review for Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes. It was definitely an interesting reading experience for me!
Unfortunatly I didn’t keep up so well with posts in September so I don’t have as many as normal, I’m still going through September posts in Feedly and my email 🙁 I will be back in regular business for October folks!!
Books & Reading
- What to do When the End is Here at Belle of the Literati
- Quit Making Me Feel Like I Need to Defend YA at Utterly Bookish
- To Thine Own Self Be True at So Obsessed With
- The Joys (and Perils) of Library Books at Read and Reviewed
- The Best Places to Buy Cheap Books at Tempest Books
- Are you a Book Hoarder? at Bitten by Paranormal Romance
- Novellas are the Bane of my Existence at The Quiet Concert
- Dragging Out Series at To Another World
- When Everyone Loves a Book But You at Writer of Wrongs
- E-books vs. Paper at The Well-Read Redhead
- There’s No Such Thing as Perfect at So Obsessed With
- On Bookish Comparisons at Writer Grrl Reads
- No, I Don’t Know What You Should Read! at Xpresso Reads
- How Do You Picture Characters? at These Paper Hearts
- Is it Ever Okay to Ban Books? at Bookshelfery
- How Quickly Can You Read? at Tempest Books
- ‘I Don’t Have Time to Read…’ at Rinn Reads
- A Basic Guide to Managing TBR Piles at Word Revel
- I am a Book Buying Addict at Snuggly Oranges
- Sometimes Reading Stresses Me Out at Oh, The Books!
- My Latest Bookish Addiction – Preordering at The Book Addict’s Guide
- My Audiobook Realization at Oh, The Books!
- Deceived by the Hype Monster! at Jenna Does Books
- Reading Too Quickly at I Heart YA Fiction
- The Really Bad Narrator – When Good Books Turn into Bad Audiobooks at Parajunkee
- I’m Cheating on My Books… With More Books! at Snuggly Oranges
- Random Thoughts: The TBR Pile at Fiktshun
- The Book Addict’s Guide… to male POVs at The Book Addict’s Guide
- Commenting on “Classic” Literature at Respiring Thoughts
- Reading and Dyslexia at Oh, The Books!
- Random Thoughts: On How I Experience a Book at Fiktshun
- The Keys to My Heart: Banterfluff at Snuggly Oranges
Bookish Fun & Misc
- Breaking Down Book Photography at Word Revel
- Yay or Nay: Organizing Bookshelves at Rantings, Ravings and Ramblings
Blogging Help & Design Posts
- Get Organized With Trello at The Leading Librarian
- Reply Comment Background Color at These Paper Hearts
- Remove Linkwithin from Home Page (Blogger) at These Paper Hearts
- Free Blogging Tools That You Should Be Using at Parajunkee
- Mastering SEO-Colour Coding Chat Wrap Up at Nose Graze
- Premium Plugins & Why I Pay For Them at Parajunkee
- Add a Comment Number/Link on Your WordPress Archives at Nose Graze
- Giveaways at Caffeinated Book Reviewer
- Book Bloggers: 100+ Links to Everything You Need to Know at Books, Biscuits and Tea
- Creating the Perfect Blog Post – Ten Post Ideas That Will Draw Traffic to Your Book Blogs at Parajunkee
- How to Block Spam Comments That Get Through Akismet at Nose Graze
- The Pros and Cons of Private Domain Registration at Nose Graze
- Adding Anchor Links to Your Archives at The Paper Sea
Blogging & Reviews
- Do You Repeat Past Post Ideas? at Icy Cold Reads
- ARC Essentials: HarperTeen at The Irish Banana Review
- The Rating Dilemma at Utterly Bookish
- Reviewing Old Books – Worth It? at Laura Plus Books
- I Really wish That Bloggers Linked Images Consistently at Tempest Books
- The Middle Man Syndrome at Belle of the Literati
- Cutting Those Pesky Stars in Half at Little Birdie Books
- How Book Reviewing is like the X Factor at Between My lines
- Flip Flopping on Book Ratings at The Novel Hermit
- 4 Ways to Avoid Stressful Blogging at The Mile Long Bookshelf
- Formatting old posts… worth the time? at Angela’s Anxious Life
- Reviewing Average Reads at Oh, The Books!
- Yay or Nay: Series Reviews at Rantings, Ravings and Ramblings
- I Deleted My Categories! at Nose Graze
- What to Use as Tags for Your Blog Posts at Nose Graze
- Is It Okay to Change Your Ratings Over Time? at Snuggly Oranges
- Why I Don’t Accept Review Requests at Nose Graze
- How do you write your reviews? at There Were Books Involved
- Will eARCs be Swapped Out for “Advances Samples”? at Nose Graze
- What You Like vs What Others Prefer at Readers in Wonderland
Social Media, Commenting & Misc Blogging Related Posts
- How To Make A Book Blogger Furious In 10 Easy Steps at Notebook Sisters
- My Favorite Features from Other Book Bloggers! at Tempest Books
- Commenting Systems: What do you use? at Bookshelfery
- Know Your Sources at Word Revel
- Tech Talk: Cloud Storage at Books With Cass
- I Hate Getting Goodreads Notifications These Days at Bookshelfery
- Book Girls Don’t Cry… Or Follow a Million Ways at Xpresso Reads
- I Suck at Commenting at Novel Heartbeat
- The Fears of Co-Blogging at Oh, The Books!
- I Don’t Want Your Newsletter – I Want Your Blog Posts! at Nose Graze
- Sci-Fi Month is Coming! at Oh, The Books!
- Ten Ways to Alienate and Piss off Your Readers on Social Media at Parajunkee
- Twitter Spam… Or is it Marketing? at Nose Graze
And that’s all for this month! How was everyone’s September? Are you excited that Fall is here also? Link up!