Monday, October 6, 2014

Monday Maunder: Readathon Results & September in Review


Hello Monday!

I was hoping to get this posted earlier, but this weekend was chaotic.  I even had to bring work home with me over the weekend, so I didn't get a lot of time for anything else.  Enough complaining though.  Let's get to the good stuff . . . my #FrightFall Readathon results and my monthly wrap-up!

FRIGHTFALL READATHON RESULTS

The results of my #FrightFall Readathon was . . . well, frightful!  I was only able to read one book and start another.  Thankfully, I can tell that the second book is going to be so much better than the first!  Here's a quick wrap-up of the final stats:

Pages Read:  164 pages
Books Read:  1
Books Finished:  Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

And, for those interested, the second book that I started was The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.  I was also able to get at least a couple of hours of listening in on my audiobook, Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld.

SEPTEMBER IN REVIEW

Now, let's take a look at the whole month of September.  There is honestly not a lot to report.  With the start of my new job, the kids going back to school, and then the kids kicking off all their activities, I found myself not reading as much as I typically do or as much as I would like.  I think that combined with reading the same book almost the entire month (one that was not that intriguing to me, but yet I still found myself trudging through) left the month a bit on the thin side in the reading department.  Let's hope that October proves to be a more successful month in the books!  In the meantime, here's the usual monthly highlights from September . . .

The TOP POST for the month, in both hits and comments, was #30Authors Featuring Eleanor Brown.  No surprise there!  And, I can't wait to get my hands on her personal recommendation.

The TOP PIC for September was my intended reads for the month.  Sadly, I have only finished two of these books as of today.  However, I will be continuing with this stack this month until it is complete!



And, for my list of BOOKS READ . . . well, it was not actually a list, but a single book:  Ghosting by Edith Pattou.

September was not my best month of 2014.  Thank goodness that my previous months were better and I am still currently 11 books ahead of schedule for my goal of 75 for the year!

Did you participate in the FrightFall Readathon?  If so, how did you do?  How was your month of September?

10 comments:

  1. ah but you read Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez! I really need to read it. September was a great month for me: http://wordsandpeace.com/2014/10/01/2014-september-wrap-up/

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    1. wordsandpeace.com ... Yay for a great month for you! Honestly, I was not really a fan of Love in the Time of Cholera. Hope you enjoy it more than I did!

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  2. Is it weird that I'm jealous of you for just having read one book? I feel like I've actually been reading too much. Crazy, right? ;)

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    1. Kristen M. ... Yep, that is crazy!! ;)

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  3. Any reading is good, and I really think we all want to read more than we do, regardless of how many we get through! lol

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    1. writersideup.com ... That is so true!

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  4. September is so far away I don't even remember what I read in September. I have the memory of a goldfish, and it is sometimes pretty embarrassing. :p

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    1. Jenny @ Reading the End ... Ha! The only reason I remember is because I track everything in Goodreads.

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  5. I had a frightful FrightFall too. lol Oh well. These things happen. Thanks for joining me. Hope you enjoyed the reading you did get done. :)

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    1. Michelle Miller ... So glad I wasn't alone! :)

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