October was a slow month, but in a “quality over quantity” kind of way. I read To Kill a Mockingbird for the first time. I read it sloooowly. I wanted it to never end! When I finally finished, I couldn’t seem to move on to anything else.
Seriously, I basically picked up a book, set it aside. Tried another book, set it aside. Rinse and repeat. Slumped around for a while. Thankfully, Diane Cook helped me turn a corner with her collection of short stories, Man V Nature.
Then I read The Republic of Imagination by Azar Nafisi, which was thought-provoking and interesting and all those great things, but really required my full, careful attention. (Proper review coming soon.)
So, that was my October. I also realized during October that I really don’t like closing myself off to galleys. Even though I have plenty of backlist titles I want to read, I pretty much just want to read what I want to read, when I want to read it, period.
How was your October? Any bookish plans for November?