I truly don't know where November went. One moment I was waking out of a post-Halloween sugar coma, and then suddenly everyone was singing Christmas carols and putting on fuzzy socks. Unlike October, which was a flurry of change, I only added one new feature this month. Blogger Spotlight is still very new, but I have great expectations.
Check out the list below and make sure you're all caught up on this month's posts.
- Leviathan by Scott Westerfield (A steampunk alternate history of WW1 with incredible world-building.)
- The Raft by S.A. Bodeen (A survival tale that failed to make me care. However, the shark scenes were fantastic.)
- The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross (A Victorian steampunk that made me roll my eyes, but totally worth it for the sake of one character.)
- Thief's Covenant by Ari Marmell (A twisty, intense fantasy in need of editing but nevertheless enjoyable.)
My Meme Posts
- Top 10 Tuesday - Top 10 Characters I'd Name My (Hypothetical) Children After
- Cover Love #15 - Reboot by Amy Tintera
- Blogger Spotlight - Blue Sky Bookshelf
- Wishlist Wednesday #16 - Impostor by Susanne Winnacker
- Cover Love #16 - Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
- Top 10 Tuesday - My Top 10 Most Anticipated Reads of 2013
- Wishlist Wednesday #17 - Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler
Other Fun Posts
- Why I Love YA Lit
- Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop
- Book-To-Movie Soundtracks
- I Give Thanks For...
- Giveaways For The Weekend
- Why I Love The Clearance Section
Once again, I must stop and give thanks to those who gave me things over the last month. I've only listed gifts/prizes that arrived this month, but it's a pleasing little list. (Things won but haven't arrived will be listed in December's post.) Also, I've been very good about buying fewer books, as I'm trying to save up for Christmas gifts.
Stuff I Won
- SIGNED copy of Soulbound by Heather Brewer (from Thuy at Nite Lite Book Reviews)
- SIGNED Defiance (by C.J. Redwine) bookmark (from Stella at Book Lovers Inc.)
Stuff I Was Given
- Every Day by David Levithan
- Looking for Alaska by John Green
- Through To You by Emily Hainsworth (All three book from Jenna @ MTG Reviews. Thanks, Jenna!)
Stuff I Bought
- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
- The Thief Queen's Daughter by Elizabeth Haydon
Lastly, I give you my favorite list, the list that's all about you.
A Few Of My Favorite Blog Moments
- Continued triumphant roaring over my kick-butt ladies list from October (and convincing several people to pick up Seraphina)
- Getting to shower people with goodies in my giveaways
- Bonding over pretty covers
- Showing off my little sister and my new feature in one big shabang
- Swooning over Richard Armitage. (So very swoon-worthy.)
- Watching all of you take up the YA Lit love torch and run with it.
- PASSING 500 FOLLOWERS!!!
That last one... You guys have no idea. For me, 500 followers is HUGE. Thank you. Thank you all. Keep coming back, keep spreading the word, and maybe I'll have the funds for a big giveaway when we reach 600. :)