I always think of time as some trickster, jumping out of nowhere and making you realize a month has gone past. It’s once again our time to round-up what we’ve done this October. Amazing, how in two months’ time we shall be welcoming 2013.
Book Hunting Expedition
Book Hunting Expedition is our excuse to splurge on books while taking stock on what we own and what we’ve read.
BHE (22): Love to Tom Angleberger
BHE (23): Love to Anthony Browne and Epigram Children’s Books
BHE (24): Middle Grade Books, Graphic Novels, and Bradbury Love
To take a break from book reviews, we’ve included our love of photography into this blog and joined a few challenges over the course of the year. In October our Featured Photographer is Ms. Blanche Berzamin-Acabado who shared her photos for the A-Z Photo Challenge.
Q is for Quack said the Duck [and other animals]
R is for Rivers, Oceans, and other Bodies of Water
Other Photo Challenge: Weekly Photo Challenge/Travel Theme
For October we featured Stephen Acabado an anthropological archaeologist who currently serves as Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Guam.
Read his thoughts on: Raising a Reading Child
Bimonthly Theme and Kidlitosphere Meme
Books About Books
Book within a Book in the Annotated Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer and Notes by Leonard Marcus
Luscious, Delectable Letters: The Boy Who Loved Words
The Literary Ant: The Saga of Shakespeare Pintlewood and the Great Silver Fountain Pen
Be Afraid…Be Very Afraid of this Book: The Book that Eats People
Happy Hallow’s Eve with Susan Pearson and Gris Grimly’s Grimericks
A Touch of Darkness in Bradbury’s “Something Wicked This Way Comes”
RAWR: Wild About Books by Judy Sierra and Marc Brown
When Characters Come to Life: Otto the Book Bear by Katie Cleminson
Faintly Macabre Fairy Tales and Wild and Wicked Books
A Spread of Picture Books on Books
Munch on a Poem and Read to Me – Jane Yolen and Mark Strand
Post-Halloween, Pre-Holiday Cheer
Reading Challenge Update
365 Reading Challenge. It’s been slow this year, but we’re trying and we still have two months left to complete the challenge. Hopefully the Holidays would prove to be productive. We’re hoping that the numbers would pick up as soon as Fats finds the time to update her reading list. Here are the books we have read for January/February,March/April, May/June,July/August, Sept/October of this year. So far, here are the numbers:
- January – 30
- February – 33
- March – 46
- April – 34
- May – 13
- June – 13
- July -22
- August – 27
- Sept – 23
- Myra – 19
- Iphigene – 6
- Total for October – 25
- Grand Total: 266
We need to read 99 books until the end of December to complete the challenge. Hopefully, the numbers change when we get Fats’ reading list. That’s roughly 33 books across the three of us. Sigh, with the rate I’m going I’m thinking this an almost impossible task. But do cheer us on! We’re going to hit that 365 books no matter what.
Here’s our running update for the other reading challenges:
We have 3 more challenges to complete for the year. Hopefully, this coming November would indicate some progress.
NonFiction Picture Book Challenge: 31 out of targeted 12 – completed
Picture Book Challenge: 124 of 120 – Completed
AWB Reading Challenge: 97 of 35 Completed
Caldecott Challenge: 23 of 24
Newbery Medal Challenge 5 of 12
Reading the World Challenge: 7 of 7 – Completed
Persons of Color reading Challnege 31 of 25 – Completed
Novels in Verse reading Challenge 7 of 10 (no progress this month)
Immigrant Stories Challenge: 15 of 6 – Completed
October Winner for the Award Winning Books reading Challenge
Congratulations Fill Your Bookshelf for your review of Lois Lowry’s Number the Stars
If you have the time, do check out Fill Your Bookshelf’s Blog and meet Mr. Curiosity and Ms.Adventure and their thoughts on reading as much as enjoy Natalieinne’s easy-to-follow reviewing format.
Please send us your postal details so that Pansing Books can send your book prize over to you.
Oo, I win a book! I love books! How do I send you my address so you can send me my book? Thanks!
Hi Natalie! Congratulations. Please send your address and your contact number to gatheringbooks (at) yahoo (dot) com – thanks!
I’m been up to too much-along with work and reading, I’m in the process of buying a new home & cleaning out the old one! Argh-h-h! It’s quite a process, but I am excited to see what November brings! Thanks for every bit of your posts, all of you. Love reading them.
Hi Linda, yup, moving is a daunting process. I’ve moved a lot in my lifetime so I know how you’re feeling. Good luck with everything.
And we’re always happy to see your comments. 🙂