Wow! We're near the end of 2010, and I still remember celebrating the X'mas of 2009! Before I know it, I will be sitting in the front yard of some antique house, with white hair and a wrinkled face. *shudder* I wish time slowed down!
September has been the most diverse potpourri for me in all senses. It was my first month back at work, my first time ever in my own apartment, got my first car and my new dashing Droid X! Lots of new things, and that pretty much dried up my monetary resources. While I'm still enjoying my new life, I'm also trying to come to terms with my reduced reading time. And that's funny, because grad school is supposed to be busier. I was terribly worried about this, but for the last few days, I've been reading like crazy! I've realized that I just had to give myself time to adjust - after all, I literally moved a mountain over the past month. So, all I read this month was four books, of which one was a WOW read!
Click on the images to check out my reviews (for those I reviewed, that is)
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd was my favorite read of the month. If you guys still haven't read it, you should! I enjoyed the movie as well. Finny by Justin Kramon was a delightful book with some wonderful quirky characters. However, Stealing Lumby by Gail Fraser was slightly disappointing. It was still enjoyable, but not so much as the first book in the series.
In September, I also started the Game-On! Diet as if I didn't have enough on my plate already. Although I struggled during the first week, I managed to kick back in the second week and it has been going well ever since. I will post a review of the book and the game some time next week.
Other reviews posted this month
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The inside happenings over here
It was BBAW week during the third week of September, and my blog made it to the longlist! (Thanks guys!) I declared September as the month of shelf cleaning, and while I did read three of the books off my shelf, I can't boast of 75% success, considering I read only 4 overall. Banned Books Week also fell in the last week of September (it's still not over), and while I don't normal read books for the "occasion", I do rant till I'm hoarse, as I did when there was talk of Speak being banned, and then I wondered about the violent responses to certain books.
As for challenges, at this point, I'm at risk of failing every single one. I thought I'll make it to 100 books this year, but it seems like a distant possibility for now. The only challenge that I completed, and yeah, I'm proud to have completed it, is Women Unbound challenge (Click on the link to see the books I read for this challenge).
Never been happier to greet a new month!
Number of books: 4
Number of pages read: 1215
Number of Audio Books: 0
Hours listened to (completed audio books only): 0 hours
Zero Re-reads | 4 New-to-me authors | 2 Male authors | 3 Female authors