5 Star Reads
4-4.5 Star Reads
3-3.5 Star Reads
2 Star Reads
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.