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TSS: September Reading Wrap-Up

September was a bit of a crazy month around here.  First of all, my Kindle arrived, and I’ve read quite a few books on it.  I’m surprised by how much I like reading on it; I don’t want to give up my books but I definitely haven’t wasted my money.  Then I won the Best Historical Fiction Blog award for BBAW 2010, which was really exciting, and I’m still really happy about that.  Then, through a few interesting events at work, I’ve landed into a new job, which is by all means a good thing but also has meant that I’ve spent quite a bit of the last week learning things, and I’m not going to stop learning for some time yet.  The new job is probably all good for my blog though; it should involve far less writing, which means I may actually be able to blog after work and not feel sick of writing all the time.  We’ll see how it goes, but I’m cautiously optimistic.

September was a pretty good month in terms of reading too.  I somehow read 22 books.

Historical Fiction


  • Tom Thumb: The Remarkable True Story of a Man in Miniature, George Sullivan
  • Katherine Swynford, Alison Weir
  • Geisha of Gion, Mineko Iwasaki


Fantasy/Sci Fi


Contemporary Fiction

Obviously, historical fiction has completed its comeback and now makes up the majority of my reading once again.  I mainly enjoyed the books I read this month, but I vastly preferred Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion to the rest.  It just completely set itself above much of what I’ve read lately – I found myself marking passages and thinking about it almost constantly.  I feel like I love very few books these days, and this was one I loved.  I can’t wait to tell you about it later this week.

In the meantime, October looks to be another amazing month, or so I’m hoping!  The Read-a-thon is next weekend; I haven’t even begun to think about what I plan on reading and I may join in a bit late, but I will be reading and I’m looking forward to it.  Then, towards the end of the month, my husband and I are going to Paris for a short holiday, which I absolutely cannot wait for.  Otherwise I’m looking forward to reading a lot of good books and enjoying some nice autumn weather if it ever stops raining!

What do you have planned for October?  Will you be reading or cheering during the Read-a-thon next weekend?


7 comments to TSS: September Reading Wrap-Up

  • You had a great reading month! Your trip to Paris sounds lovely! I’ll be cheering you on during the readathon. I have a ton of books planned for October so fingers crossed that I’ll get to most of them. Have a great week!

  • What’s your new job? It sounds exciting!

    October’s going to be a mad month, I can already tell. Too many things going on!

  • Congratulations on the new job! May it be everything that you’re hoping it is!

    Looks like a terrific reading month for you! ^-^ 22 books is amazing! ^-^ And that trip to Paris sounds lovely… I hope you’ll both have fun!

    My October is filled with Tam-Lin-related stories and course work. ^-~ Though sadly, I don’t think I’ll be joining in with the Read-a-Thon next weekend. I’m feeling utterly and entirely swamped. I need to learn this planning thing people talk of. I never got the hang of it. *sigh*

    I am expecting a small package of books, though. They’re all September releases, so I’ve been waiting for them for months now. Soon I shall have them…
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  • Holy cow, that’s almost a book a day! I’m sure you’ll be great at your new job. I hope you’re feeling better!

  • Oooh, a trip to Paris sounds wonderful. I am envious! I wish I could read 22 books a month, but I rarely even get half that. I will definitely be participating in the read-a-thon though, so hopefully that increases my reading for this month!
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  • Wow! You have got somany done this month. I will not be participating in the read-a-thon. Aarya is not well, and I don’t think I will get any reading done, as well!
    Paris sounds so GOOD, I hope you post pics, Have a great month ahead :)
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  • Congrats on the side ways shift into a new job – something exciting I hope. What is def exciting is your planned trip to Paris, how much fun and I full subscribe to the idea of holidays close to the end of the year for a little boost. I’ll be in Portugal in a few weeks for a last minute end of year relax and I’m so looking forward to it.

    Have a fab time during readathon, I will be watching someone get married, so I can’t complain about not attending this time as it’s for a happy reason. Looking forwrad to all the posts that will pop up on Sunday.