I can always tell when I am not getting enough time to read by the sharp increase in the amount of books I purchase. Book buying represents my yearnings more than it does my reality.
While September is often a light reading month (school starting and all that jazz) this one has been my lightest reading month in years. Really, the least amount ever since I've emerged from my baby/toddler years. I blame it on kids, and remodels, and finally moving next weekend, and having old friends move in down the street, and recently becoming addicted to knitting. Still and all, I'm hoping October sees an increase in books read!
2 Books Read in September: (83 year-to-date)
2 for Book Club:
- Moloka'i, Alan Brennert (3.5)
- Into the Blue, Robert Goddard (3.5)
Perhaps it just isn't the right timing, but I began reading this aloud to my girls, and after a magnificent intro, this one just left me bored. Too bad it's a Newbery Medal book, because I have a sort of personal challenge to read all those. Right now though, dropping the challenge altogether sounds more appealing than forcing my way through a boring book.
2 Current Reads:
- Annie Dunne, Sebastian Barry. This is what I was reading before the ultra-craziness hit. I've picked it back up (tentatively) and am working on it bit by bit. It's a slim novel, but takes silence for me to really appreciate it.
- Redemption Falls, Joseph O'Connor. I've barely ventured into this one, but I'll get there.
On My Nightstand:
Ugh. I don't know where I'm going. I really wanted to join the Les Miserables read-along, but--as you may agree--I've made the responsible choice to bow out considering my current reading situation. Also, as I mentioned above, I've been purchasing books left and right, so I've a dearth of new reading material to choose from. But I'm not committed to anything right now. I'll wait and see which way the winds blow.