What’s On My Plate – November 2013

On My Plate

October flew by, didn’t it? I can’t believe we’re nearing the end of the year already! So I had a rough October in the reading department. I was super busy in other areas of my life, you know, the non-blogging things I do, so I didn’t read as much as I wanted to. I’m hoping that November can be a “catch-up” month since I don’t have as many review books that I need to read. But there’s this other pesky thing I’m doing in November, NaNoWriMo, which will most likely throw off my November reading schedule! I’m going to think positive, however, and believe that I can finish everything on my plate this month!

For Review from NetGalley:

The Curse Keepers

The Curse Keepers by Denise Grover Swank. This looks like a lot of fun, and I’m hoping it’s got some romance in it. I feel like I haven’t read anything with romance for a while, and it’s time!

ARCs from Publishers:

Garbage Man and Meat by Joseph D’Lacey. These are reprints from the UK publisher Oak Tree Press. I was hoping to read them last month, but you know…Joseph De’Lacey is a very atmospheric writer, so I’m looking forward to reading these.

The Deaths of Tao by Wesley Chu. This just came out this week, and once again I’m a little late getting to it. However, this is next on the list, and I can’t wait.

The Scroll of Years by Chris Willrich. I’ve heard amazing this about this book! And the sequel comes out next year, so I’ll be reading this soon so I can request the next book.

Blog Tours:

Wow, don’t these two books look like they belong together? Amazing, and they are from two different publishers (Strange Chemistry and Month9Books).

Cracked by Eliza Crewe. I’ll be reviewing the book (which I’m finishing up right now), and I have a fun interview with the lovely Eliza on Monday, so check back! I’m pretty sure there’s a giveaway as part of the blog tour.

Scion of the Sun by Nicola Marsh. I have a review stop on the tour, and my tour date is November 18th.

For Book Club:

The Archived

I know I haven’t talked much about my book club in the past year. In fact, my Book Club page is woefully out of date. But this month we’re reading The Archived by Victoria Schwab, a book that I’ve been trying to get to since January. So you can bet I’ll move heaven and earth to make sure I read this.

Bookish Events:


Yep, I have decided to try once more to write 50,000 words during the month of November! I’ve done it before and I have to say it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. But having won, I know it’s possible. This time I have a better idea of where my story is headed (yes, an outline!) so I hope it will go smoothly. If you think you might want to try it, it’s not too late! You can sign up today and start writing. First read my post.

Giveaway Hops:

The Dystopian Giveaway Hop is going on now! Click the link to enter. And the November New Release Hop starts on the 15th, so check back! Book Twirps is hosting it, and you can still sign up to participate!

Appalachian Undead

My giveaway for a paperback copy of Appalachian Undead is still going on! This zombie anthology was pretty amazing, and if you live in the U.S., you can enter to win a copy here.

Did you miss any of my October reviews? Click on the titles below to read them now. Winners this month? Two Serpents Rise and The Kings and Queens of Roam, which both received five stars.

Two Serpents Rise by Max Gladstone

The Kings and Queens of Roam by Daniel Wallace

Scarecrow by Matthew Pritchard

Thin Space by Jody Casella

Dying is My Business by Nicholas Kaufmann

Very Superstitious Anthology

Endless by Amanda Gray

Have a great month, everyone!

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Posted November 1, 2013 by Tammy in What's On My Plate / 5 Comments


5 responses to “What’s On My Plate – November 2013

  1. Happy November and good luck with NaNoWriMo! The Archived looks good. I really like V. Schwab’s writing, but I’ve only read The Near Witch so far. Your month looks like a busy one, but I know you can handle it 🙂

  2. Pabkins

    Deaths!! and The Scroll of Years! (loved) – I’m going to read Deaths this week. I really want to read The Archived soon too!

    • I’m reading Deaths right now and it’s pretty good so far. I can’t wait to read The Archived! It’s been since January when it came out that I’ve been trying to fit it in.

  3. Laura

    I hope you had a wonderful November month 🙂 and if I read your reviews on the books you read, I can conclude that these books were a succes 🙂 They are all on my to-read-shelve, tooo 🙂