Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Mel's Random November

I can't believe November is over already! This means that 2011 is nearly gone and 2012 is just around the corner. And this month has been pretty hectic - I spend a week in Ireland for my work's annual conference. I'd never been before  but it was just beautiful - cold but clear skies. The place we were staying was Malihide, on the coast just outside Dublin - look how pretty it is!
Malihide Harbour
 Anyway, this week away really bit into my reading time and I feel like I didn't do as well with reading this month as I usually do - but lets check it out shall we? How did it hit the reading situation?

Joint Reviews
Sarah and I did our first official joint review together - Forgive My Fins - Tara Lynn Childs

Audio Books
Cards On The Table - Agatha Christie

Author Interviews
I had the lovely Susan Kaye Quinn stopping by as well to answer a few brief questions!

Guest Posts
My friend, Emma stopped by to discuss her re-reading of Little Women

Other Posts
Same Book/Different Cover looked at Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews this month.
I also asked if you preferred New books or Old Books to be reviewed in one of my Book Confessions.
In addition there were the usual wishlist posts, in my mailbox and Throwback Thursdays.

The winner of my Open Minds ebook is.... Karina from Nocturna Book Reviewsl

So with all that in mind my reading challenges status looks like this:
BCC's Mystery & Suspense Challenge - 13 Read, I've finished this challange as well!
FTC Speculative Fiction Challenge - 20 Read -  I've completed this!
BV's YA of 80s and 90s Challenge - 14 Read - also completed.
Personal Classic Challenge -  6 Read

Highlight of the month: Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn - and her answers to my Q&A - she was great to talk too. :-)

Honorable Mentions: Tempest's Legacy and Twice Bitten were both great additions to  great Urban Fantasy series.

Phew - what a busy month! So what was your month like?


  1. If that's with your reading slowed down, you're still doing pretty great!

    I can't believe December is almost here already. My sister is getting married on Saturday and it has come round so quickly.

  2. WOW! Where did the month go? Looks like you got a lot done.

    Thanks again for the guest post! I really enjoyed it.

  3. December....I can't believe it! Eeek presents, xmas cards!!

  4. NOOooooOOOooooo! I refuse to believe it is over! NOOooooOOOOooo!

    Btw, you rocked it! AND I was waiting for you to pick me up! I was all ready to go! ;D

  5. Hey! I'm the highlight! Your review was a highlight of my November too! :)