It was a pretty good week! As I mentioned, I took Wednesday off and had a fabulously productive day. I watched Zero Dark Thirty which was super intense but really good as well as four hours of the British series "Silk" which took a lot off of my DVR. I also reorganized my closet and because it was so successful, this weekend I tackled my bookshelves and under my bed. It's very much still a work in progress but I'm loving the feeling that I have slightly more open space plus I uncovered three pairs of shoes so it was almost like I went shopping but without spending any money.
Halloween was great fun! I dressed up as Minnie Mouse, which was very easy and super adorable. I already had a black shirt and tights as well as yellow shoes so I just needed to pick up a red and white polka dot skirt and ears. It got a lot of compliments so I was pleased.
Have I mentioned that I'm a planner? Well I've been stressing over what I wanted to give my coworkers for Christmas (12 people within my department plus a few others outside) and I'm really struggling beyond cookies, which I haven't ruled out. Is anyone else planning and have an idea to share?
The Month That Was, October:
I thought October was a pretty good month with 26 books read but it turns out my average rating was only 3.71 after the 3.83 rating of September. The books I would be most likely to recommend are The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas and The Heiresses by Allison Rushby with the caveat that I can see why others wouldn't like them.
The Month That Will Be, November:
My fourth blogoversary is coming up! I'm not planning anything big but since I like to celebrate in style there will be a giveaway; still working on the details. Otherwise just more reviews and continuing to work on War and Peace.
Finally it's not music related. Instead it's the website Shoes of Prey, where you can design custom shoes according to your own design tastes. Below is a pair I've been working on and hope to purchase. I could not find a pair of tan patent heels I liked and this just might end up being the solution. If you like shoes, you'll have a fun time on this website!
Week to Come: Lots of random goodies this week, across categories and genres-I hope you enjoy the eclectic mix and find something you're interested in :)
Find Me by Romily Bernard
Princesses Behaving Badly by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
Loud Awake and Lost by Adele Griffin
Glittering Promises by Lisa T Bergren
Flo & Wendell by William Wegman
All God's Children by Anna Schmidt