Thursday, October 03, 2013

October Plans! More Plans?

Yes, I'm still planning. Whether or not I actually make the plans a reality this month will be a crapshoot.


First and foremost on my list of plans: DRACULA!!! Whahahaha! (That was my best Count on Sesame Street laugh). Since I will have finished The Historian yesterday (I hope), I have to knock off Dracula this month. Finally. After all the years of not reading it all. Brooke and I are tackling this one as well as some other BookTubers.

I also need to read and review Havisham, by Ronald Frame, since the folk at Picador were so nice to send me one when I offered them a kidney. And I'm genuinely excited about it. I'm surprised I've been able to hold off this long.

Finally, Kindred, by Octavia Butler is another buddy read this month. Didi and I will be reading it, along with Grace. I started it back during the summer but didn't have enough uuumphf to finish it then. Looking forward to it!

Other than that, I'm more or less keeping my options open.


Flavia will be tempting me. I know she will. 

What's on tap for you in October? 



37 comments:

  1. So excited for Dracula! I really hope you and the rest of booktube like it. I was surprised by how entertained I was the first time I read several years ago.

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    1. Me too, Brooke! The part I've read before was really good. Looking forward to actually finishing this time.

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  2. What a stack! Kindred is a book that's been on my tbr list for years. For October, I'm hoping to dig into my ARC piles and read a few scary books. Happy reading. :-)

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    1. I'm really looking forward to getting back into Kindred. My enthusiasm for ARCs is waning again, so I'll be digging into my TBR for the rest of the year. Good luck clearing out some ARCs and tackling some scaries!

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  3. Maybe we should do Dracula for our book club pick this month? I haven't read it either. I've started Havisham but can't decide if I'll continue. Might give it a little bit longer before making a decision. Will be curious what you think.

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    1. YES YES YES! Re: Dracula. And I hope Havisham picks up for you. I read a few pages after your Twitter comment the other night, and it seems a bit choppily written.

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  4. I'll be reading The Funeral Dress by Susan Gregg Gilmore in preparation for an author event and then The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt for my book club. At the rate I'm reading, that will probably take the whole month.

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    1. That's what I'm afraid of, too. It's such a chunky one and I only have 2 weeks to read it. Eeks.

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  5. I'm about fifty pages into Dracula now--and it's SO GOOD! Very scary! I hope you enjoy it as much as I've been enjoying it!

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    1. Yay! I'm digging into it right now!

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  6. I have Dracula on audio and was thinking about popping it in, but I have to finish The Interestings first!

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    1. I hope you enjoy The Interestings and Dracula if you decide to listen!

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  7. Andi,

    Is that your cover of Dracula or did you just choose the prettiest one? I know how you are about covers.

    Aaaaand are you serious? You haven't read that book yet???? I saw that kidney post. . . you will be losing it shortly if you don't get it together and read!!! :P

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    1. LOL, Rebecca! I actually have that copy of Dracula because I didn't own a hard copy, so I sought out the prettiest one. *pets the cover*

      Nope, I haven't. I am itching to pick it up though. It's gonna happen this weekend.

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  8. Just a fair warning, Dracula is a lot drier than it ought to be. But still kind of cool?

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    1. I'm a couple of chapters in, and it is dry, but there are some super creepy parts from what I remember of prior reading (just parts). Him shimmying down the tower was creeptastic!

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  9. Yes, Dracula! One of my most favourite books ever! You're going to love it :)

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    1. Woohoo! Glad to hear it, Sam!

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  10. I need to get to the next Flavia book soon, too. Love your October picks!

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    1. I can't wait to start it! David is downloading the audio right now. lol

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  11. Ooo, good books. I have a copy of Havisham to read, too - I know you've been super excited for it (and yay Grace!).

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    1. Woot! I'm reading it now. Not sure what I think yet, though.

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  12. happy October reading! there are 3 books I absolutely need to read in October. see at the end of my September recap: http://wordsandpeace.com/2013/10/03/2013-september-wrap-up/

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  13. Great reading plans! I'm in the middle of Dracula and it's so good. My only reading plan is to actually finish a book this month! ha... I just feel like I can't get a lot of reading done.

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    1. I'm glad to hear that! I need to get on it but life and the busy'ness. Ugh!

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  14. I have Dracula and I red part of it and never finished. I think at the time I was reading two books and the other one distracted me. I need to read it all at some point! I hope you love it!

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    1. I hope I love it, too! We'll see. lol

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  15. Yay, Kindred! Great fall read, I should try one of Butler's vampire novels this month...

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    1. Definitely! I can't wait to get started on it. And read more of her stuff. My experience so far is limited to short stories.

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  16. Go with Flavia! I'm also curious about Havisham, that looks so good! I'll be reading The Moonstone. I've heard great things about it and so I have high hopes.

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    1. I love Flavia! It should arrive today. Not sure what I think of Havisham yet, but I'll be reading more of it over the weekend. I wanted to read The Moonstone, but I already have The Woman in White unread on my stacks.

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  17. I can't wait to hear how Havisham is! I know you've been looking forward to that one :D

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  18. I'm curious about Havisham, too. Loved Kindred. I finished NOS4A2 and am reading Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano. I love her world-building. Next up will be The Goldfinch for F2F group. I'm a little nervous about it because a lot of people have told me it's "sad" but they also said it was worth sticking out . . . so there's that.

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  19. YOU'VE NEVER READ DRACULA!?!? I'm incredulous! I think you will love it. I've read it twice now and I will probably pick it up again in a year or two.

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  20. Yes, Dracula! I'm almost finished. (I'm painfully slow this month-so tired!) I really, really want to know what you think! We should chat about it or something.

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  21. Looks like you should have a brill month with those books! I'm excited to hear about Havisham. And Dracula, actually. I'm not sure I've read it...(yes, I forget what I've read frequently) :)

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