October has officially started, and if you didn’t already know it, I believe it to be the best time of the year. Pumpkins, football, sweaters, the leaves changing colors – what’s not to love about this time of year?! (Also, it’s my birthday month, which pretty much makes it perfect. And yes, I celebrate the entire month. 😉 )
I’m doing something a little different this month, in the hopes that it gets me into posting on a more regular basis. I’ve seen the 31 Day Writing Challenge floating around on social media/blogs/Facebook pages, and I was curious enough to do a little investigating, and when I realized it didn’t have to be about anything specific, I thought, “Why not?!”
Of course, in typical fashion, I had that thought this afternoon, instead of a few weeks ago, when I could have had more time to better prepare myself. But I don’t think it’ll be that much of an issue.
Of course it would need to be about books! That’s what the primary use of this blog was supposed to be (though I’m not opposed to it morphing in different directions on occasion). I’m sure I can come up with 31 different things to post about.
For the first post, I figured, I’d keep it simple. Behold – here is my bookshelf! Well, only one of my bookshelves.
I have a second one that is smaller in size (think half the size of this one) that goes from floor to ceiling directly on the opposite wall of this one, and a third one that was built similar to this one in my main bedroom. Mostly this third one is being used for storage at the moment, but there is currently an entire shelf on that one dedicated to the books I’ve read thus far this year. I’ve been trying to keep track of those with reviews and such (and believe me, some of these entries will probably involve reviews).
I hadn’t intended to put all of my books on this bookshelf, at least not until this year was closer to being over, but in light of attempting to blog 31 days about books, I’m thinking that I might try and get all of the books I still have that aren’t put away in their forever home yet up here somewhere. I think I will aim for a completed and up-to-date bookshelf picture for my last post of this month.
Of course, something else to keep in mind, is that this is my own personal view and opinion about books. I am thankfully not the end-all, be-all when it comes to them, though. I don’t think there can ever be anyone who knows EVERYTHING about ALL THE BOOKS. And that is part of the beauty of this topic.
If you like reading and/or all things related to BOOKS, I hope you’ll consider following along!
Day 2 – Stacks and Stacks
Day 3 – All Things Newbery
Day 4 – Book Review: An Evil Guest
Day 5 – What’s With The Numbers?
Day 6 – Seasonal Reading
Day 7 – Book Review: Frankenstein
Day 8 – Little Known Holidays
Day 9 –This Book Saved My Life
Day 10 – Book Review: Death Comes to Pemberley
Day 11 – Then and Now
Day 12 – The Oldest Book I Own
Day 13 – Favorite Children’s Book
Day 14 – Literary Heroes
Day 15 – It May Seem Like It’s Out of Context
Day 16 – It is a truth universally acknowledged
Day 17 – Whatever You Might Think…
Day 18 – All children except one grow up.
Day 19 – A Few More
Day 20 – Book Review: The Maze Runner
Day 21 – Book Review: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet
Day 22 – Book Review: The Shakespeare Notebooks
Day 23 – Book Review: Insurgent
Day 24 – The Classics Club
Day 25 – Book Review: Nightlight, A Parody
Day 26 – Book Review: The Sandman, and the War of Dreams
Day 27 – Time to Start Reading Again!
Day 28 – Book Review: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Day 29 – Book Review: The Little Prince
Day 30 – For When I Don’t Feel Like Reading
Day 31 – Once more unto the breach, dear friends