I’m beside myself with how quickly October has passed. It’s been a more eventful month than normal with a number of birthdays, Thanksgiving, and general Halloween fun, with more to come, so in a way it has felt long. I guess I just want more time. Who doesn’t?
Well, I’m rather late getting this up, aren’t I? This honestly slipped my mind the first week of the month, and then I was busy for nearly another week. It’s really dispiriting how fast October has gone by. I had some hot cider for the first time, which was nice, but I haven’t stomped through a pumpkin patch yet or even fought a ghost yet.
Anyway, it’s the final stretch of 2020, and with that I’ve got less than three months to make good on my reading challenges for the year. Let’s see how I’m doing, shall we?Read More »
Once again, during the month of October I’m going to be participating in Frighteningly Good Reads, hosted by Molly over at Silver Button Books. There are no strict guidelines to it, it’s just a way for people to share and discuss the spooky books they’re reading for the Halloween season.
As I did last year, my plan is to share the books I want to read for the month here, review them as I do normally throughout October, and then put up another post around Halloween looking back at how I did.
Be sure to check out Molly’s blog if you’d like to participate.Read More »
So here’s September come and gone already (pretty much). It’s been another lowkey sort of month for new books—not sure the last time that’s happened—but I suppose it’s a welcome change for the moment. I keep feeling like I bought more, but it’s only because I meant to if they were in the shop, but they weren’t, so I didn’t. You follow?
Though I cannot work from home due to the nature of my job, I saw this tag completed by Sammie over at The Bookwyrm’s Den and decided to take her up on her open invitation for others to participate. I’d like to thank her for sharing her post, be sure to check out hers as well.
I may not be stuck at home as much as others, but the fact is we can’t really go out and do whatever we wish like the way we used to until the pandemic is over, so it feels an appropriate tag to fill out nonetheless.
Hard to believe how quickly August has flown by. It really is the Sunday of summer. I suppose I got up to a bit more back in July though. That can certainly make a month feel longer. I’ll be happy if we don’t have any more heat waves, though. I can’t stand the humidity… Oh yeah, this is about books.
I saw this tag on Molly’s blog Silver Button Books and decided to take her up on her open invitation for others to complete it. I really love the idea of this tag because it’s forcing me to take a harder look at the books I own and on my to-read list and come to terms with what I’ll probably never get to.
July was a bit more of a low-key month, though I’m wracking my brain wondering if there’s some book or another that I forgot I picked up. Has book buying become a problem if you’re convinced you forgot buying one or two, when it really ought to be easy to remember? Nah, probably not.
Would you look at that, 2020 is already half over. It doesn’t feel like it was all that long ago that I wrote my last challenge update, yet here we are. I’m more serious about finishing my reading challenges this year, so I still want to use quarterly updates to keep track of where I’m at. I had a lot of catching up to do in the last post, so let’s get some data together and see how I’m doing.Read More »
June was certainly an anomalous month for book purchases, thanks to some strange discoveries I made about certain books being available at a certain chain of stores. Many of these were purchased in retail locations, respecting social distancing guidelines and all that. I am fortunate enough to live in a small city with very few cases, and in turn less restrictive regulations, otherwise I would not have shopped the way that I did. I just don’t want to encourage irresponsibility.