Goodbye October, Hello November 2018

Hello my fellow bookworms, I hope you are well? Autumn has truly arrived here in the UK and with our first snow fall in some parts, winter feels very close! It has been a very busy month at work, but I also enjoyed seeing my favourite, long-haired Scotsman, Neil Oliver do a talk on British history, and an amazing, belated birthday, trip to Warner Bros, Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter! Now here is what I managed to read:

Fiction: 3           Non-Fiction: 0

At the start of the month, I finished re-reading the gritty, dystopian Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, the second book in Collins’ bestselling young adult trilogy. Next I picked up the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril reading event again, with the dark, intense Viking murder mystery, Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. The gripping first book in a planned series, so I look forward to more! Then I swiftly continued my R.I.P reading with the historical mystery, A Letter of Mary by Laurie R. King, the third nostalgic and thrilling Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mystery for me.

Pick of the Month: Kin

Altogether that is three books finished. Another lower month, however in good news I now have only two reviews to catch up with! Over the month, I have also been reading The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan and A Gathering of Ghosts by Karen Maitland. So there are few reviews for you to look forward to and I will also soon be doing a round-up post for the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril reading event.

In November, I look forward to several family members’ birthdays and to going to see a stage adaptation of Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of the Four. As well as enjoying more reading, whilst snuggled up in a blanket with copious amounts of hot chocolate, as the nights draw in.

What did you do and read in October? What are your plans for November?


10 thoughts on “Goodbye October, Hello November 2018

  1. Snow – already. It’s a bit unbelievable. You had a good month and catching up with reviews is always a relief. I’ve managed to pull mine into better order – I’m still about 6 behind but that’s a lot better than 12!
    I love your image header.
    Lynn 😀

    1. Judy, I am pleased to hear that October was another good reading month for you and I hope it won’t be too long till you have the chance to read Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes series. 🙂

    1. FF, I am really looking forward to seeing The Sign of the Four. It has been produced by Blackeyed Theatre if that helps with your search for where it is touring. And thank you, I hope you enjoy November too! 😀

  2. That sounds like a wonderful birthday trip, and I’m sure the Neil Oliver talk must have been interesting too. I’ll look forward to your thoughts on A Letter of Mary as I have read the first two books and really want to continue with that series.

    1. Helen, I certainly did have a wonderful trip to the HP Studios and the Neil Oliver talk was very interesting/amusing! Hopefully you won’t have to wait too long for my thoughts on A Letter of Mary, as I am, finally, only two reviews behind! 😀

  3. Books, a blanket and hot choc on the side, I love your plans for November! Also, how cool that you went to the Harry Potter tour as a belated birthday treat 🙂
    I also had my birthday in October and we’re off to the mountains for a long weekend to celebrate. So I’m starting November with plenty of time to read!

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