Tuesday, October 4, 2011

What I Read In September

Hello, Reader Friends!  I'm pretty excited about what I read in September - I read quite a few really good books.  Not all of the reviews are posted yet, but I'll link to the ones that are, as usual.

The Little Friend by Donna Tartt (already owned)
The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson (review)
You Are My Only by Beth Kephart (review through NetGalley)
Divergent by Veronica Roth (bought through All 4 Alabama - maybe the first time I've ever paid over retail)
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie (bought used)
Impulse by Ellen Hopkins (gift)
Feed by Mira Grant (gift)
Dear Bully by various YA authors (review)
The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe (review through NetGalley)
Hell's Belles by Seale Ballenger (bought used)

I also started by did not finish Forbidden by Ted Dekker.  Since I didn't finish it, I don't count it in my statistics

Total books read in September: 10
Total books read this year: 80
Total pages read: 28,727
Total saved by reading what I already own, buying used book, using the library, and reading review copies (I get this number by adding up what I have spent on the books I read and subtracting that number from the retail cost of those books): $781.43

As far as my personal life goes, there are no major changes or any big news to report.  I already wrote about Decatur Book Festival, which was my big September event.  I had planned on attending National Book Festival, but ended up deciding not to go because of migraines.  The migraines are the main reason I have done nothing of any real interest this month.  I had a bad reaction to a medication and have had almost daily migraines as a result.  I'm off the medication now and will hopefully have fewer migraines as the medicine leaves my system.  So basically I spent a bunch of time sleeping and laying in the dark.  The great news is that I'm already having fewer migraines AND the weather here is finally bearable!  I'm looking forward to October and finally getting to wear my boots!

1 comment:

  1. You really did a fine job this month. Looks like you had a beautiful stack to choose from!


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