Bookkeeping~ September/ October

I can’t even believe that it’s October 15th! Where does the time go?

I didn’t get to do a wrap -up post last month, and there are several things going on this month that I have not mentioned either. So hopefully I will remember everything.

September Reads
I managed to read eight books in September, which when I think about it is astounding. Work has been crazy this fall, which it usually is, and I have been putting in time at the studio which is fun, but of course everything eats into my reading and blogging time. I’m still trying to find the balance between reading books, reading and commenting blogs, and posting. All things I love, so it’s so hard for me to get a schedule going.

Still I managed to read:
Peony In Love: A Novel, by Lisa See
Uncharted Depths, by Taylor Nash
Woman’s Field Guide to Exceptional Living, by Corrie Woods
Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Run, by Ann Patchett (which I have to review because I loved!)
The Confession of Max Tivoli, by Andrew Sean Greer
Immortal, by Traci Slatton
An Exact Replica of A Figment of My Imagination, by Elizabeth McCracken (giveaway)

I also finished two reading challenges by the September 30th deadline- Non-Fiction Five and The Novella Challenge. That’s probably news to the hosts Joy and Trish. Thank you both for hosting them. They were fun!

My Non-Fiction books were:
Hurry Down Sunshine, by Michael Greenberg
Lost, by Cathy Ostlere
An Exact Replica of A Figment of My Imagination, by Elizabeth McCracken
How To Read and Why, by Harold Bloom
The “F” Word, Kelly Bare

My Novellas were:
Foe, by J.M. Coetzee
The Penelopiad, by Margaret Atwood
Property, by Valerie Martin
I, Tituba, The Black Witch of Salem, by Maryse Conde
Recent History, by Anthony Giardina
Reunion, by Alan Lightman

Blog Spotlight:
J. Kaye from J. Kaye’s Book Blog chose Linus’s Blanket for her Blog Spotlight. J. Kaye has such a great blog. There is a constant stream of new reviews, guest posts, and interviews and chats on books. You should definitely check it out. It’s so easy to get lost in all the wonderful posts and features. I often do on the weekends when I have the time to indulge.

I actually have more to report. To be continued…

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  1. Wow! Thats quite an awesome number of books πŸ™‚
    and congrats on being the ‘spot-light’!!
    and kudos for completing the challenges!!

  2. Kathy, I’ve been working on recording 8 songs that I wrote. Now we’re mostly recording guitars and mixing the songs. Hoping t be finishing things up over the next couple of months.
    Veens I do remember the read-a-thon! It freaks my blog out when I put up a button and the layout goes haywire. I mentioned it briefly in the testimony giveaway. I was also going to mention it in part 2 of my september /october update but haven’t had a chance yet.