Monthly Recap Time! September
- 5 books; 77 for the year
- 1346 pages, 1 hours | 22474 total pages, 170.3 hours for the year so far
Hardcover, Hardcover, Audio, Tradeback, Tradeback
Purchased, Purchased, Audible Freebie, Target Purchase, Half Price Books
Actually, truth be told, I DNF’d Liar’s Club because I just couldn’t deal with any more Texasness and I skimmed to the end of Nightbitch because it just wasn’t what I needed at this time. It took me to Sept 24 to finish the first book(!!!)of the month. WHOA.
And my audiobook game faltered. Sigh. I listened to what is probably called a “Short Story”: Dispossession, a well done Audible Original by Tayari Jones . (It was good! and filled an entire dog-walking session to the minute. Jones is on my list of authors to read whenever I get the opportunity.) I’m 2/3 through my October Audible credit now and have a Libby audio lined up for after so I think October numbers will be better for print AND audio. I might even do a review post of that last book I read because it satisfies a What’s in a Name category. Amazing. (Nightbitch does, too, but I’m hesitant to use it since I really didn’t give it 100%)
I enjoyed Evelyn Hugo but it had that separation of author-to-reader, where I know I’m reading a book, rather than being immersed within the story. Book club discussion on Tuesday. My favorite was Lucy By the Sea by my favorite Elizabeth Strout.
“We had kidney beans from a can and two hot dogs each, an I made an apple pie, and the day felt so cozy.”lucy by the sea, pg 224
It’s been a month of full-strength blowing of the winds of change. I was given unsettling news about my job and it sparked a job search process which resulted in me getting an offer which I accepted. I start tomorrow. In other news, WordPress alerted me that it is bloggivesary time! I’m been yapping about books-and-stuff at this space for 15 years!
October has a couple of pie days. The 12th is Pumpkin Pie Day and Boston Cream Pie Day is Oct 23. Something I’ve always wanted to make a Boston Cream Pie Pie (rather than a cake.) It wouldn’t be that hard; make a cake layer in a pie crust and then layer some cream, — or maybe bake a round cake and split it horizontally, place on in a pie crust (blind baked, probably), layer in some cream, top with the second cake layer, and pour a chocolate ganache on it… MmmmmmmmMMMMMmmmmmm
Yesterday, I declared I would make Apple Pie today but I think I’ll post this and sit on the couch watching football, read my World Piece book by Beth M Howard (and is it FULL of pie as you would expect) and continue to think about maybe making pie this afternoon.
What was YOUR favorite book of September?
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5 thoughts on “Status ⬥ Slow September ⬥ 2022”
Congrats on the new job and the blogiversary! James made apple pie over the weekend. Sooo good! Now my thoughts turn to pumpkins…
YAY APPLE PIE! I might make one tonight. I probably won’t make a pumpkin on the 12th but I intend to go buy a slice somewhere. Got your letter – will write soon!
So glad you got a new job, congrats! Hope things go smoothly. ❤️
Happy 15! Wow!
I just reviewed Lucy by the Sea (definitely not my favorite). Cloud Cuckoo Land and Nona the Ninth were my favorites for September.
I’ve been trying to think why Strout hits my heart like she does and, she just does. #shrug