It’s October! Fall is finally here and it’s starting to feel like it with cooler temperatures on the horizon. I thought it would be fun to do a monthly review for September, which I’ve never done before. Here goes!
September was my birthday month. Getting excited about my birthday is a thing of the past, but I actually felt pretty good about it this year. My b-day was spent at home feeling a little sick due to a wonky thyroid again, but I was with my husband and children, and we had a fun time, so it made up for it. My gifts were two HIGHLY anticipated books released in September. Here they are:
Dark Black and Blue: The Soundgarden Story
My husband just happened to hear about this one on satellite radio. This book is over 400 pages and chock-full of so much information. It’s going to take me some time to read it, but I’m so freaking excited about it just after reading the introduction.
Postscript (P.S. I Love You, #2)
I bought this one for myself from Book Depository the moment it was released in the UK. The plan was to read it for Netgalley, but I was too late and it was already archived. It’s not released in the US yet, and waiting until 2020 was just out of the question. The first book is a favorite, and I’m so excited to read about Holly again.
I also received a few really cool gifts from my oldest son…
Conan: Without Borders Funko Figure
Avengers: Endgame Mystery Box…
I received Thanos which I was surprisingly happy about. 😂
Exciting news: My oldest son was actually on The Ellen DeGeneres show in September. I couldn’t believe it! It was luck really: he happened to be in L.A. when a skit for the show was being filmed. It was really something seeing him on national TV though. He’s had some really exciting opportunities this year and I’m really happy for him.
I’ve been trying to take time out for art and piano because creating always seems to make me feel my best. I finally finished this art piece in September. There are a couple details to add, but for now it’s hanging. The picture is inspired by my favorite music album this year: Trench by Twenty One Pilots. It’s made with a combination of acrylic paints and sunshine yellow duct tape on canvas.
On the blog:
Books I reviewed this month:
- Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman
- The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket
- Stranger Things: The Other Side by Jody Houser
- The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket
- Nordic Tales by Chronicle Books and Ulla Thynell
- Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
- Lily’s House by Cassandra Parkin
- The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket
- Alice in Worstershire: Brummie Girls Do Cry by Eskay Teel
- Pumpkinheads By Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks
I did review a handful of children’s books this month on Goodreads but never did get around to posting on those. Hopefully this month I can share some of them with you.
Music Monday Posts:
- Danny Gokey: “Haven’t Seen It Yet”
- Tesla: “What You Give”
- Ventura County Sheriff’s Department: Lip Sync to the Rescue: “Ice Ice Baby” and others.
- Guns N Roses: “Don’t Cry”
Flower Friday Posts:
Because I shared a few reviews on Fridays I wound up with only two Flower Friday posts for September:
I’m caught up! I might not get all the books in that I want to, but I’m going to complete my Goodreads challenge and my Retelling Reading Challenge.
So for the Retelling Reading Challenge my goal was set to Warrior Princess, which is 6-10 retellings. So far I’ve read 7, but I’d like to get to 10 or more. My bingo card is looking pretty sad, and there’s no way I’ll fill it up by the end if the year, but I’ll meet the number goal at least.
That’s it for September! I’m happy and feel like this was a fairly productive month. Hopefully I can keep up with reviews and everything else in October. I do have some interesting books coming up!
How was your September? Do you like the fall season? What fall reads do you have coming up? Let’s chat in the comments section!