My Goings On in September:
- I started teaching my homeschool co-op classes: Acting, Musical Theater and 5th/6th Grade Writing.
- Along with the school year comes activities – my daughter continues gymnastics (four days a week for three hours each time!) and my boys start swimming twice a week. Plus, we’re doing obedience classes with our two dogs – they’re actually doing really well with it (surprise, surprise). Throw in random doctor appointments (and eye doctor, etc), my bi-weekly Bible study small group, which starts meeting again in the fall, and my teaching the K-1 class at church (which I do year-round, but just one Saturday/Sunday per month or so), and you have a very full month. Fall is always so busy, busy!!
- I did a first edit of Alyssa’s Redemption by Karly Morgan and a minor edit/proofread of Resounding Desolation by Kate Thomas.
- I binge watched on Netflix:
- The last few seasons of Switched at Birth (I love that ASL is used so extensively in this show!)
- The entire series (so far) of The Fosters – This show is a total guilty pleasure. It makes me crazy and the characters often make decisions that urge me to throw large objects at the TV, but I’m still totally hooked.
- The first two seasons of The Walking Dead – This is my new obsession. Plus the hubby’s watching it with me, which is a big bonus (we don’t have many shows that we both like).
Most Popular Posts:
Since I’ve been so busy this month, I haven’t posted as much and I haven’t had much of a chance to make my rounds around the blogosphere, and it’s worked the other way too – my numbers were way down this whole month. It makes me sad to look at them, but I just need to face the fact that sometimes we all have slow (or, rather, busy!) months and just let it go. Numbers aren’t everything!
Anyway, here were my most popular posts in September:
What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler – ANOTHER All-Time Favorite
Other Features & Discussions:
My Favorite September Discussions/Features on Other Blogs:
- Jen at TheBookAvid asks Do We Need Books About Mental Illness By Neurotypical People?
- Renae at Respiring Thoughts writes about Cyberbullying: what it is, and what it isn’t.
- Karen over at Kissin’ Blue Karen talks about the Worst Reasons for Reading and The Worst Reasons I Ever Bought/Read a Book (a fun, gif-filled post!).
- Cynthia at Bingeing on Books has a thought-provoking post on self-censorship!
My 2015 Reading Progress:
Here’s my reading for 2015 so far. As I’ve mentioned before, the books that are unrated are books I’ve edited, so I don’t rate them.
September 2015 Reviews
September was a very slow month for reading/reviewing, but THREE of these books fall into the All-Time Favorites category. How does that happen?! Here’s what I reviewed this month:
- Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers | Review | Rating: 5/5 ALL-TIME FAVORITE!
- The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare | Review | Rating: 4/5
- The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand | Review | Rating: 4/5
- I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios | Review | Rating: 4.5/5
- What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler | Review | Rating: 5/5 ALL-TIME FAVORITE!
- Transformed by E.V. Fairfall | Review | Rating: 4/5
- Undivided by Neal Shusterman | Review | Rating: 5/5 ALL-TIME FAVORITE!
My Favorite September Reads:
I could not possibly pick a favorite since there were three all-time faves this month! I don’t think this has ever happened before!! I loved all three of these books for very different reasons, but they all wormed their way into my heart. Click on the pics to read my reviews of these books!
Jackie Lea Sommers has generously offered to give away a copy of her book to someone in the US. Of course, I jumped at the chance to share this amazing book with you!! Follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter below to enter!
Don’t forget to link your September wrap-up posts up to the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up! And watch for the giveaway, which will be posted on The Emerald City Book Review on the 6th!