Monthly Rewind ~ October 2016

Posted November 10, 2016 by Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog in Features, Monthly Rewind, Uncategorized / 43 Comments

Monthly Rewind is exactly what it sounds like. A post to summarize the past month: Books read, my quick takes on them, top posts of the month, what I have been watching and what’s coming up. I will be linking up to Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s Monthly Wrap Up Round Up.

Break from Books


  • We took our family pictures for our Holiday cards and they came out great!
  • It was my birthday and I had two great dinners with my family and got some books and a lot of gift cards $$$
  • My poor Jets stink and watching football has been painful.
  • I took some time off blogging and it was good and my reading picked up a little.
  • We went to Disney for a week! The kids had a great time and I am still not sure I am recovered. I need a vacation from that vacation.
  • Halloween was fun and the kids dressed up as a mouse and a race car driver.
Top 3 Reviews


Life After Coffee // The Vanishing Year// Last Seen Leaving

Top 3 Non-Reviews


Top Books I Read on Recommendations //Ten Characters I Like but Wouldn’t Name my Kids After // My Reading Slow Down and Fall TBR Update

What I Read


The one that was my favorite: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
The one that was my second favorite: The Bird and the Sword
The one that was the most adorable:
How to Say I Love You Out Loud
The one that was the biggest disappointment: 
The one with the phone sex:

Challenge Update

Rock My TBR Challenge: The Status of All Things
Popsugar Challenge: N/A

What’s Ahead

November should be low key. We have my Dad’s birthday, I have a Billy Joel concert and we host Thanksgiving and that is about it. I am hoping my reading will stay at least steady with this month. I want to get some January ARCs in and some more off my fall TBR.

How was your October? What was your favorite book from the month?

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog


43 responses to “Monthly Rewind ~ October 2016

  1. You really buried the lead with the Billy Joel concert because that sounds like so much fun 🙂 Definitely agree that a vacation is always needed after Disney no matter how fun it is. Glad you loved All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, I’m hoping it comes it at my library soon, I’m next in line so fingers crossed.

  2. Love the family photo, Grace! Watching the Jets cannot be as painful as watching the Jaguars. LOL They’re just… Bad. No one here can figure out why the coach is still employed. It’s even discussed on ESPN. LOL How does Gus Bradley still have a job? Disney is so exhausting. I live fairly close but haven’t been to the parks in years. We go to Orlando a couple times a year but usually it’s just for R&R at our favorite resort. Good luck on your fall TBR! My favorite book in November was definitely A Court of Mist and Fury. The Deal by Elle Kennedy was a close second. 🙂
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  3. I love your family pics!! Your family is so beautiful!!! I’m the same as Nereyda, we’ve been together forever and haven’t had family pics yet, either! UGH… With your blogging break, you still got a lot done this past month. Better than me, I think.

    Oooo, hosting Thanksgiving, huh? That’s not nothing!! Good luck!! 🙂

  4. Your Christmas card picture is fantastic — what a lovely family you have! I need to start working on our photo cards; since we don’t have kids (well, just furry ones, who of course get featured!) I usually just put a few pictures from our adventures each year. How is it time for that already?!

    We’re birth month buddies — my birthday’s in October too! 🙂 Good luck prepping for Thanksgiving!
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  5. danielle hammelef

    I love the beach photo–what a fun place to have a family photo! I also am hoping to read the books you read in October. Great selection you have here.

  6. Happy belated Birthday, Grace! I really like this tradition you have in the US with Holiday cards. Yours are so lovely. Though it’s so strange to see you not wearing warm clothes on Christmas cards, it’s cold and snowy in Moscow in this time of year. A couple of my friends praised The Bird and the Sword, I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it too. I’m looking forward to read it. I’ve known Amy Harmon as a contemporary writer; I hope her fantasy would work for me too. Have a great November!
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  7. Billy Joel?!? I never go to concerts, but way back in about 1985 I remember swearing that if I ever had a chance to go to one of his, I’d take it. Sigh. I hope it’s a blast.

    I really like the categories you put your books into!
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  8. Hi Grace! I was starting to plan a trip to Disney for my family. My daughter is 6 and this will likely be the one and only time we’ll get to take her. I was planning 3-4 days and staying in one of the resorts close by. Do you have any tips for what is a MUST see while we’re there? Is one day at Magic Kingdom enough or should we do two? We don’t want to do Animal Kingdom and I’m not sure she’d benefit from Epcot at her age? But maybe Hollywood Studios would be good for her? Any tips or recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
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    • Depends on what she is into. My daughter still loves the princesses so we tried to see them all. We did that through some of the characters meals (easy way to meet them) and see them throughout the parks (mostly MK). We did two days at MK this year and thought it worked out well so we could see all the characters and get to do the rides. Hollywood Studios is fun – they have a lot of the Disney Junior stuff, A Frozen Sing A Long we love, Toy Story characters. Epcot we did mainly because they have Baymax and Joy& Sadness which my kids are obsessed with. Also that is where Anna and Elsa are as well as their ride. Not sure f you are getting the park hopper but you can do half day and then go to MK or something. Also check out the times for the parades at MK – my kids loved watching it!!! Anything I missed just ask!!

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