October in Retrospect

Where did October go? Seriously, this month was far too short. I think some days jumped out of the calendar and are now missing, presumed dead. Winter is fast approaching. The temperature’s dipping (at least here in eastern Canada), the leaves are all but gone from the trees, and all I want to do all day is snuggle down under a comfy blanket with a mug of hot tea and a small tower of good books.

Is that too much to ask for?


Blue Magic, by A M Dellamonica
Who Fears Death, by Nnedi Okorafor
I am Legend, by Richard Matheson
Seven Forges, by James A Moore
Blood’s Pride, by Evie Manieri
Red Seas Under Red Skies, by Scott Lynch
Kabu Kabu, by Nnedi Okorafor
The Mad Scientist’s Daughter, by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Aberrant, by Ruth Silver
Redshirts, by John Scalzi
Alice in Tumblr-Land, by Tim Manley

So, 11 books reviewed this past month, which is more than I had expected to accomplish. It’s been a surprisingly review-happy month here!

I also wrote an article about judging a book based on its intended audience, and how that can affect how well or how harshly we received a given novel. I was also very fortunate to have my voice heard on the SF Signal podcast, discussing the books I want to read by the end of the year.


Sadly, I don’t think I’ll be able to write as many reviews in November as I did in October. That’s mostly because I’ll be doing NaNoWriMo for the umpteenth time, and writing is going to end up eating into a lot of my reading and reviewing time. (I’m on the site as Eternal Winter, if anyone wants to add me as a writing buddy.) I’ll try to 7-8 reviews, and if I do more than that, great, and if not, at least there’ll still be regular content here.

I’ll also be posting weekly updates as to how said writing is going, for the curious.

Hopefully next month I’ll get to be over at SF Signal a little more often, which will be great too.

As always, I want to know how your Octobers were. Let me know in the comments!

One comment on “October in Retrospect

  1. October was…short, to say the least. I managed to read some mediocre books, but I don’t feel like I got anything else done! Where did the month go?

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