Friday, October 6, 2017

BOOK CHAT: September 2017 in Review


It's time to check out how the month of September went.  It's going to be short because it was a chaotic month and reading and blogging took a huge hit.  Let's get to it!

There was no TOP POST for the month because I didn't post a single thing all month long.

The TOP PIC for the month was this solemn shot, taken on the day that our family and friends remembered my mother-in-law.  I thought it was very fitting in many ways for the day and in honor of this important woman in our lives.


My BOOKS READ for the month was sparse.  I was able to finish these two books, but that's it.  It was slow going, and I have found myself in the middle of way too many books again.
  1. Rat Queens #1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe
  2. Requiem by Lauren Oliver

With only two completed reads, it's hard to choose just one as my FAVORITE READ.  I think I'm going to with Requiem by Lauren Oliver.  It was a really good trilogy and I liked the way Oliver wrapped it up.  



As I've mentioned multiple times, SEPTEMBER proved to be a difficult, chaotic month.  I chaired my own Out of the Darkness Walk and had great success, but we also lost my mother-in-law when she passed away only days later.  Sleep came in bursts and I found myself ending the month with my sole wish of just getting more of it.  OCTOBER, on the other hand, I have great hopes for.  First of all, I got to start out the month with an opportunity of a lifetime ... seeing Stephen and Owen King speak about their newest book, Sleeping Beauties!  I hope to share more about this with you all very soon.  I also plan on participating in the FrightFall Readathon hosted by Michelle of Seasons of Reading as well as RIP XII hosted by Andi of Estella's Revenge (I'm shooting for Peril the First, which is four books total with a perilous theme).  I plan to post at least one check-in throughout the month, if not more.  Oh, and I am also planning to re-read The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson with Tasha at Book Bloggers International.  We have started a new Goodreads group to aid in the conversation, so stop by and check it out.  Obviously, I plan to read a lot more this month, but I also plan to sleep a lot more.  I've got some major catching up to do!!

How was your September?  Are you participating in any of these events in October?

8 comments:

  1. Sorry September was so horrible. It's rough when bad things just keep coming. I hope October goes better for you. It sounds like it already is on its way. I would love to meet Stephen King.

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    1. Jenny ... Sometimes I feel like it's just pouring bad things in 2017, and I just can't wait until it ends and we can start a new year, hopefully with better things! Though I have to admit that October started out pretty amazing with a little King!!

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  2. I hope October is a better month for you. I'm doing FrightFall and RIP too, but my reading has been pretty slow lately.

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    1. Carol ... My reading has been pretty slow too, but I feel like it is picking up compared to September.

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  3. Requim is one I want to read! Happy October, hope it is a better month for you.

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    1. fredamans ... Thank you! I definitely recommend you read Requiem so we can talk about it!

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  4. I do hope this month, the only darkness in your life is in your seasonal reads!

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    1. Kristen M. ... I love the sound of that!!

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