It’s a new month and there are new goals to work toward and new events to look forward to. I really enjoy writing these monthly posts but it’ll probably help if I go back during the month to see how close I am to what I hope to accomplish.
This month I read an all-time low of 13 books. My favorites were:
- Drama by Raina Telgemeier
- Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me by Harvey Pekar
- Ichiro by Ryan Inzana
- American Grown by Michelle Obama (review)
- Lucretia and the Kroons by Victor LaValle
Instead of telling you what I hope to read, I’m going to take a page out of Andi’s book and just read whatever I feel like reading this month. I’m not going to worry about ARCs or library books.
I’ve been slacking on blogging due to being in a slump and a modem that works only when it wants to. Now that that’s behind me, I can’t wait to get back. I’m hoping to blog as much as possible this month. A few things I’m looking forward to is. . .
The start of Carl’s R.I.P. VII challenge! This is my fifth time participating. Nothing says fall like this challenge. I’ve been counting down for the past few weeks for the start of R.I.P. and now it’s here.
The lovely Aarti (BookLust) is hosting a blog tour called A More Diverse Universe. She’s recruiting as many people (non-bloggers and bloggers alike) to read a fantasy or science fiction book during the week of September 23rd and blog about it somewhere online. Whatever you read has to be by an author of color. I’ve already signed up and started making a list. If you’re joining Carl’s challenge, why not join this blog tour also? I’m sure there’s going to be some great dialogue going on and wonderful books shared.
On the Home Front
September also brings the beginning of a new school year. The kids may not be excited but I am! Fingers crossed that the kids will end up liking their classes and their teachers.
The first week of the semester is finished and it was a success. My teachers are funny, engaging, and intelligent. In my Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion class, I wrote down several topics that came up in class including: Woody Allen’s version of prayer (get it yourself instead of asking for it), The Burning Years of the 12th and 13th centuries, male ob/gyns, and the Easter Bunny. Seriously.
Now I’m off to make my reading lists for the events I’ve mentioned earlier and do some homework. What are you looking forward to this month?