Friday, 30 September 2011

Mel's Random September

This week has been goregous in the UK - the sun has been shining and the temperatures up in the high 20s! Been far too nice to work, but alas I've had too... However, the nights are drawing in and it is now dark when my alarm wakes in the morning - actually it's been dark in the morning for a while, but now it's dark when I leave the flat and that's even more depressing. But these long nights are perfect for curling up at home with a book and I've spent a lot of September practising for those nights! That and I've been trying to save money which means not going out as much!

So how did this impact the reading situation?

0.4 - Mike Lancaster
Nothing But Trouble - Rachel Gibson (Transworld Book Group)
The Red Queen - Phillippa Gregory
Death Sentence - Mikkel Birkegaard (Transworld Book Group & BCC's Mystery & Suspense Challenge)
The Girl of Fire and Thorns - Rae Carson (FCC's Speculative Fiction Challenge)

Audio Books

Guest Reviews
Sarah reviewed The Sandalwood Tree - Elle Newmark as part of the Transworld Book Group.

Other Posts
Same Book/Different Cover looked at A Game of Thrones this month.
In addition there were the usual wishlist posts, in my mailbox and Throwback Thursdays.

Eli Monpress Week
This month I had my first week event - the search for Eli Monpress! Among the posts & reviews I had great fun sharing my love for this series with you all - hope you enjoyed it as well!

The Spirit Thief - Rachel Aaron (Audiobook)
My Book Boyfriend - Eli Monpress
Interview with Rachel Aaron
The Spirit Rebellion - Rachel Aaron
60 Second Quick Quiz with Rachel Aaron
The Spirit Eater - Rachel Aaron

And don't forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to win all three Eli Monpress books - running until 7th October!

So with all that in mind my reading challenges status looks like this:
BCC's Mystery & Suspense Challenge - 11 Read, 1 Left to read. I know I can finish this soon!
FTC Speculative Fiction Challenge - 20 Read - officially I've completed this! Yay! However, I'll continue to post reviews and see how I can do in the second half of the year.
BV's YA of 80s and 90s Challenge - 12 Read, Again I've officially finished this but I'll continue to add to the reviews as I picked up so many old YA books - I need to read some of them!  
Personal Classic Challenge -  6 Read

Highlight of the month: No contest really - Eli Monpress week! I had such a blast reading those books - it really reminded me of how fun reading can be! Plus Rachel Aaron was such a star during her interviews.

Honorable Mentions: World War Z was a great audio book which I loved listening too. 0.4 was a great read as well!

So what was your month like? :)


  1. Woah! You were busy! Loved Eli Monpress week! It was too short!

  2. Gosh that was one super busy month - you make me feel like a loser haha. j/k

    Pabkins @ Mission to Read