Some of Bev's Favorite Quotes...

Attention All Challengers! here on the Block has been, shall we say, challenging since I got back from vacation. I cam back to work to no computer (not hooked up after our office move) and my laptop at home has gone on strike. It looks like the Check-in Posts for the Just the Facts & Mount TBR challenges will wind up happening at the end of July instead of the regularly scheduled mid-point. But they are coming. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October Wrap-Up & Pick of the Month

Onward in my monthly statisic-gathering and a combo post with Kerrie's Crime Fiction Pick of the Month over at Mysteries in Paradise.


A tiny increase in the book numbers this month (a whole two more than last month, woo hoo)--and that includes reading Stephen King's doorstop book, 11/22/63 (weighing in at 849 pages).  Steadily working on knocking out those final books for all the challenges.  Only about 18 more to go.  The end is sight!

Total Books Read: 13
Total Pages:  3,612

Percentage by Female Authors:  38%
Percentage by US Authors:  69%

Percentage by non-US/non-British Authors:  8%
Percentage Mystery: 85%
Percentage Fiction: 92%
Percentage written 2000+: 23%
Percentage of Rereads: 0%
Percentage Read for Challenges: 100% {It's eas
y to have every book count for a challenge when you sign up for as many as I do.}
Number of Challenges fulfilled so far: 25 (71%)

AND, as mentioned above, Kerrie is sponsoring a meme for those of us who track our reading. What she's looking for is our Top Mystery Read for each month.  This month 11 of the 13 books I read count as mysteries and I handed out only one five-star rating to
Some Danger Involved by Will Thomas (click title for review).  This historical mystery set in the Victorian era hit all the right notes for me.  We've got an interesting new detective pair to give Holmes and Watson a run for their money.


fredamans said...

Happy November reading!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great month of reading! Thanks for sharing....