October Wrap Up!

Living Life

Wow! October was a super busy month for us! Here’s what we did…

Elizabeth and her hubby went to the pumpkin patch.

oct 4

Lindsey went Paleo to correct some of her health issues.

oct 2

Elizabeth began a 31 days of books photo challenge.

oct 7

We both met Nikki Kelly, Gennifer Albin, Jessica Brody, and Marissa Meyer at Linden Tree Books in Los Altos.

oct 1

Elizabeth survived her first round of parent teacher conferences.

Lindsey celebrated her 8th year of volunteering at a non-profit coffee shop.

oct 6

We did a happy dance over our 100th twitter follower.

oct 3

We attended the first annual California Capital Book Festival and met some really awesome bookish peeps.

ccbf

Lindsey passed out candy for the very first time to trick or treaters.

Elizabeth took her puppy and godchildren trick or treating.

We started NaNoWriMo.

 

 

Proudest Posts

Missed some posts over the last month? No worries! We’ve collected some of our favorites over the past month here in one spot. Enjoy!

Image obtained from Goodreads

Literary Redheads

LincolnParkFashionista_850

Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista

philanthropic ways

Philanthropic Ways

maid of secrets

Books I Wish Were Movies

oct 1

Fierce Reads Tour Fall 2014

A Year in the Life Picture

A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother & Giveaway

dangerous denial

Dangerous Denial

 

Ravenously Reading

With all of the busy-ness, it was a lighter reading month for us. Here’s a list of books we finished.

 

Elizabeth __ out of 75 completed!

A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother by Christie Barlow

Philanthropic Ways by Eugenie Laverne Mitchell

Dangerous Denial by Amy Ray

Unremembered by Jessica Brody

The Memory Coder by Jessica Brody

Favorite read this month goes to!

 

Lindsey 90 out of 100 completed!

All Fall Down, Dragon Rose, Binding Spell, Ashes of Roses, & One Thousand Nights by Christine Pope

City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Favorite read this month goes to!

shadow and bone

 

Stacking Shelves

Our bookshelves got waaayyyy more full this month! Check it out!

 

Elizabeth received the following books from authors in exchange for an honest review (thank you, lovely authors!):

A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother by Christie Barlow

Philanthropic Ways by Eugenie Laverne Mitchell

Dangerous Denial by Amy Ray

 

Elizabeth purchased the following books:

Unremembered by Jessica Brody

The Memory Coder by Jessica Brody

 

Lindsey received the following book from publishers and authors in exchange for an honest review (thanks Tor and Goodreads and Brenda Novak!):

Mortal Gods by Kendare Blake

The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak

 

Lindsey purchased the following books:

All Fall Down, Dragon Rose, Binding Spell, Ashes of Roses, & One Thousand Nights by Christine Pope

City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Scarlett by Marissa Meyer

Crewel by Gennifer Albin

Lailah by Nikki Kelly

Spies and Prejudice by Talia Vance

Can’t Look Away by Donna Cooner

The Princess in the Opal Mask by Jennifer Lundquist

 

 

Loving Links

SO MUCH happened on the internets. On the sad side, there was the whole #HaleNo debacle, but there were also some awesome links, too! Here’s some highlights:

Let’s get the negative out of the way. Kathleen Hale’s “Article” in The Guardian

The Future of YA Literature

YA Fiction Timeline (SO COOL!)

Requesting ARC’s from Publishers

Benefits of Reading

Susan Dennard’s Series on Crafting Characters

 

Dreaming and Doing

nanowrimo

We have one main goal for November- write an entire, full-length novel in 30 days! That’s right! We’re participating in NaNoWriMo this year! To learn more, check out their website.

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