September 2016 Reads

5 Star Reads

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4-4.5 Star Reads

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3-3.5 Star Reads

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2 Star Reads

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Audio

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What I learned from September’s reading selection?

Wow, I really slowed down in September.  I’m going to ignore that little voice in my head pointing out how much blogging I’ve been doing in place of reading, and instead I’ll tell myself it’s just a fluke.  Completely random.   I mean, is 11 books read this month really considered slow?  I know people who who couldn’t even squeeze a book in.  Or maybe they were so busy they could only finish 1 or 2.  Eleven books read!  That’s damn good!

Actually, for real, eleven books a month is on the higher end of my usual average.  These last few months of 15-20 books read was called a reading frenzy.  I’m sure you guys all know what a reading frenzy is, right?  It’s when you’ve lost interest in anything on television.  Movies feel like a waste of precious time.  You have no interest in leaving your house, therefore (outside of groceries) no shopping or visiting is happening.  You find things to occupy the children and partner, just so you can keep your bum glued to your seat and a book in your hands.  I mean, I was reading a book every 1-2 days.  I haven’t read like that since I was a teenager.  I’m usually 1-2 books a week, maybe 3 if family plans are light.

Obviously my situation has changed, which is why I only hit 11 books this month.  First, my daughter went back to school, so that takes up more of my time.  I have things going on at home I can’t shirk (like hosting my Grandmother’s 82nd birthday party this weekend, who happens to be one of my favorite people!).  I also found myself invested in television shows again.  I’ve been binge re-watching Gilmore Girls, good stuff.  I’m watching this season of The Voice (cause Miley and Alicia, obviously), and I’ve started This Is Us.  Sidenote -If you are not watching This Is Us, WATCH IT.  It’s incredible!  New favorite show!

With so much going on, I’m actually really proud of my 11 books read (10 actually read, 1 listened to).  Even though my number was down, it was really UP so I’m going to count this as a good month.

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About Birdie

Don’t look for her in any bar, club, crazy raging party, or anywhere there may be a large gathering of strangers. She’s more likely to be found tucked into the corner of the couch watching one of her favorite shows, or preferably under a comforter with her current novel.

10 Responses

  1. 11 books is pretty impressive especially since you have so much going on at the same time. This month was my first month of frenzy reading like you described so I read 18 books.10-11 is my usual number. Glad to see that the majority of the books that you read were also good(based on the rating). Enjoy your next month and happy reading:-)

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  2. I think eleven books is fantastic. I usually average around seven. Blogging is so time-consuming, so it’s totally understandable that you read a little less because of blogging. Your grandma’s 82nd birthday? That’s awesome! I hope everything goes off without a hitch. Hope you have a fantastic October!

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  3. Al

    11 books is brilliant! I haven’t finished a book in nearly two months, mostly because I quit book-internet and realised that most of my motivation was lost with it. I’ve reopened a book Twitter and started up a book blog, so I’m hoping the motivation comes again and I’ll have books to talk about at the end of October. Congrats on a good reading month, and Happy Birthday to your grandmother!

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  4. I only read 10 books this month which was a slow down for me too. There was a lot going on in September for me too and I just couldn’t keep up with my reading like I had been You look like you had a great 11 books though. I loved I’ll Meet You There. Have a great October!

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