Good, Old October: National Book Month

Good, old October is one of my favoritest months for many reasons, but now I have another reason to add to the list. It’s National Book Month! Wheeeee!
Now, honestly, I don’t need bells and whistles or a monthly celebration to get me to read. I LOVE to read. I would read here or there, at the store, behind a door, on a couch, in a pouch, in a car, covered with tar. I do so love reading all kinds of books. Thank you, thank you, books with hooks.
Um, I seem to have gone off on a Dr. Seuss tangent. The point is, October is National Book Month, so perhaps you might like to check out the National Book Foundation site where you’ll find lovely lists of National Book Award winners and other ideas to cram ever more books into your life.
Right now, I’m reading a folksy, self-pubbed memoir called The Thrill of the Chase by Forrest Fenn. If you live out around Santa Fe, and have a hankering to go treasure hunting, check out Fenn’s poem (in the book) filled with enigmatic clues to the buried gold. That’s right, he buried a treasure chest and it’s there, yours for the taking, if you find it.
It’s kind of the perfect book to start National Book Month. Because for me, every book holds treasure. How about you? What are you reading in good, old October? I’ll keep you updated on my choices this month, and you can keep me updated with your choices. Oh, I am really LOVING October!
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12 thoughts on “Good, Old October: National Book Month

  1. I am about to start the beginning to the Steven James series that begins with, "Pawn". The series comes highly recommended from a review blog I follow.

  2. I love October, too, Cathy! :)Hmm, I recently finished three really good books – THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Vanessa DiffenbaughWHEN SHE WOKE by Hillary JordanBLOOD WOUNDS (YA) by Susan Beth Pfeffer.And right now I'm reading THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morganstern – love it! 🙂

  3. Oooooh, those sound good, Madeline.I'll have to look up the Pawn series, Sally, I'm not familiar with that.And Lisa, you can just *skim* the Bylines–you probably know a ton of that stuff, anyway! :-)Thanks, y'all, for the book notes!

  4. I usually go Finders Keepers and see what my good friend Cathy is leaving her light on to read. 🙂 But I did just finish a great historical fiction by Laurie Halse Anderson called "Fever 1793" about the yellow fever epidemic in Philadephia of that year. It was fascinating. I'm starting to think I really, really love historical fiction! HAPPY OCTOBER!

  5. Oh, I read that one, Debra. It was excellent! I really like historical fiction, too. I get to learn all these wonderful, historical tidbits along with a great story. HAPPY OCTOBER!!!

  6. I just bought Writers on Writing since I hadn't read a writing book in a while and this one is great. Essays from all different writers and so far I've fallen in love with the Alice Hoffman one.

  7. I'm a sucker for memoir, and a bit of a Gleek, so I just finished "Happy Accidents," Jane Lynch's memoir.Next on my list, "Heaven is For Real." Because that little boy on the cover is just too cute.

  8. I love October, too! What am I reading now? Bread Crumbs by Anne Ursu (a MG retelling of Hans Christian Anderson's, The Snow Queen) It's getting a lot of buzz! Next on my list is DEAD END in Norvelt by Jack Gantos. My pick for the year so far is OKAY FOR NOW by Gary Schmidt

  9. Val, I'm a Gleek, too–I can't wait till that little Irish guy joins the cast. Not so big on memoir, though, unless there's treasure involved. :-)And Linda, not to worry about those chocolate coins. It's real gold, all right. But chocolate's pretty sweet, too.Ooooh, Clara, I'm adding Bread Crumbs to my list. How did I miss that? I'm so glad all y'all dropped in with the books you're reading!

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