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Refreshed from a road trip | Weekly Snapshot

I'm getting an extremely late start to this post. After the long drive yesterday back home and then a late evening meetup with our neighbors, I was out of juice very fast and needed to crash. And what does Sunday morning mean after a busy week? Tis a day full of chores. Ugh.  Life We spent this past week in Boston with my brother-in-law and his wife. We all got the break we needed - we did some shopping, watched lots of TV, and enjoyed lots of family time. I started writing this post on our drive back but didn't get to schedule in advance. We opted to drive the 13-hour route so although it made for some very long days, it felt good to get out of the house and enjoy a road trip. The weather cooperated all the days in all the places we were in those days so that was a plus.  As always after a long vacation, we have come back to a lot to do. I have so much to catch up with and need to do some of that today as there's just as much to do on the work front from tomorrow.  Renovat

September in review


After a long season of minimal reading, I finally had a month of a lot more reading, though not quite where I want to be. Still, no complaints, it's good to just be reading something most of the time. Fall is the season of TV and it's no different over here. The Voice, The Vampire Diairies, The Walking Dead, and Once Upon a Time are what I mainly watch. I'm still catching up on Supernatural, so that is more in the category of binge-watching. (On a side note, it's funny that I watch shows I would never read about on books. Magic? Vampires? Zombies? Give me a book having one of those and I will groan heavily.)

Last month I read...



Wish I could read this again: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The dud: Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff.

Reviews posted...
The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
How to be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Other posts...
My resort vacation
Ten Books I would like to see as a movie or TV show
Jon Krakauer on how McCandless died
Choosing the next read
Ten books on my Fall TBR list
By Order of the High Inquisitor of Hogwarts...

Plans for October
I don't really have any plans for October. I'm usually a list-maker, so the fact that I don't have any reading plans feels a little weird. I know I want to finish MetaMaus - that's the only item really on the agenda for this month. Part of me also wants to take part in Dewey's readathon this month - if I have a pretty free weekend.

Comments

rhapsodyinbooks said…
I still haven't read any Sophie Kinsella - not sure why - I should do that!
Ti Reed said…
I have How to Be a Good Wife but between King's new one and The Interestings, which I am TOTALLY and utterly in love with, I haven't got to it. You know how you love a book and realize that you would be okay reading it say, forever? That is how I am with The Interestings right now. It's ruined me for other books.
bermudaonion(Kathy) said…
It looks like you had a good reading month! I quit list making a while ago because it never worked out for me.
Helen Murdoch said…
Once Upon a Time is a big one in our house as well! I just started Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. It might be a bit depressing (suicide as a topic), but I've heard it's fantastic
Sam_TinyLibrary said…
Kinsella's Shopaholic books are my guilty pleasure, but I haven't tried any of her stand-alone books yet. I'm glad you are coming out of a long reading slump :)