Sunday, November 2, 2014

BOO! October 2014 in Review

This recap will be short and sweet, because life is just crazy up in here lately.  First, sadly, my aunt passed away on the 31st after a long battle with cancer.  This is obviously very upsetting for our family, and we are in the midst of figuring out all the arrangements, so I may be MIA a bit around here (as I'm sure you understand).

Also crazy for good reasons though.  Of course, Halloween came and went, which was much fun for our kiddos, especially Small Fry.  It's fun to see how trick or treating has progressed with him over the years.  At age 3, he is really starting to get into it, and he had a blast going door to door that night.  I had a blast too, especially when he got to the house giving out full size Snickers bars.  Because that's probably a little too much sugar for a three year old, right?  So Mommy and Daddy might just have to confiscate that...
The firefighter puts out the fires that the dragon starts, of course.
Anyway, let's talk reading!

In October I read 5 books:
Larger Than Life by Jodi Picoult
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Man V. Nature by Diane Cook
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

In addition, we did a little Six Degrees of Separation with 1984, and I gave two thumbs way up to the Gone Girl movie.

November is now upon us, and I am SUPER PUMPED for Nonfiction November!  Post about that coming tomorrow.  Definitely going to get my nonfic groove on this month.

How was your October, friends?  Any fun Halloween costumes to share?


  1. I read The Haunting of Hill House last month too and loved it! Thinking of picking out a couple of reads for Non Fiction November too!

    1. Ah, I was only lukewarm on Hill House. I wanted to love it (I'd heard so many good things!) but it just didn't spook me like I was hoping.

  2. The spuds are so stinking cute!!! Love the dragon costume.

    1. Haha, thanks! He loved it too, at first. After the 4th Halloween celebration though, he was pretty well over it.

  3. awwwww LOVE their Halloween costumes, so cute!!

    1. Thanks!! I will be sad when they start requesting scary zombies and ghouls. They are too cute in the costumes they choose at this age.

  4. I'm sorry for your loss.

    Adorable Halloween costumes! Enjoy Nonfiction November!

    1. Thanks, Leah. And yes, I am enjoying Nonfic November a LOT!

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