October 2021 Wrap Up

Posted November 1, 2021 by Carole in Monthly Wrap-Up / 11 Comments

October 2021

Time just doesn’t seem to want to slow down and somehow it is already November.  Things started feeling like fall this month and I have enjoyed the cooler temperatures.  This was a pretty normal month for us.  We worked every day and walked the dogs probably 1,000 times.  (Okay maybe not quite a 1,000 but it sometimes feels like it.)  We celebrated my mom’s birthday and got to see my daughter’s trombone recital.  

I am pretty happy with this month’s reading totals.  14 books is a pretty respectable number of books read.  Some of the books that I read were pretty short but I also tackled a few longer books so I think it all evens out in the end.  I read through the goals that I wrote at the beginning of the year which helped me get focused on cleaning up some of the older review books that I have.  On bookstagram, I am trying to have more fun.  I dropped out of several engagement groups so that I have fewer things that I am obligated to do and can have some time for fun.  I ended the month with 2,011 followers.

I am linking this post to the Monthly Wrap-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

Books Read

Reading Stats
Books Read: 14
Audiobooks: 7
Digital Books: 6
Print Books: 1
Re-Reads: 2

Book Source for Books Read in October
NetGalley: 9
Edelweiss: 1
Direct from Publisher/Author/Narrator/Publicist: 3
Purchased/Freebie: 1
Kindle Unlimited/Audible Plus: 0
Borrowed/Library:  2
*Some books may fit into more than one category

Challenges
Goodreads: 123/100

End of the Month NetGalley Stats
Feedback Ratio: 89% 
 660 Approved | 589 Feedback Sent

End of the Month Edelweiss Stats
2 books to review | 99 downloaded

Favorite of the Month

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How was your month? Do you have any reading or blogging goals for November?

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11 responses to “October 2021 Wrap Up

  1. I’ve felt like time has been flying too. Glad you could go and had a good time at the trombone recital and yay for reading a big stack of good books this month. I will get to that Deanna Raybourn eventually. Way to go sticking to your yearly goals.

    Have a great November, Carole!

  2. i’m glad you had a nice October. Mine was a mix of good and not…bad…but sad, I guess. I’m happy those moments are over with, and hopefully November will be a good month. 🙂

    -Lauren

  3. oh I feel you, I have no idea why time can’t slow down. I think the only month that felt slow for me was January. Love seeing all the books that you read. I really like seeing a Melissa Foster there.

    Hope your month in November is a wonderful one.

  4. 14 books is a great reading month. I had a very prolific for me reading month too with 8 books in total. That puts me right on track for keeping my book a week goal!

    I’d love to pick your brain a bit on engagement groups sometime. I can understand how they would be helpful in sharing my content more, but I fear it would turn bookstagram into more of a job.

  5. October did seem to go by crazy fast! You got some great reading done and I’m so excited to see that the Deanna Raybourn was your favorite of the month. I have that one coming up on my TBR. Hope November is wonderful.