My grandfather worked in tool and die. When he retired, he had his machines in his shed. One of the things he loved to make the most were cribbage and euchre boards. He gave this lovely euchre board to me quite some time ago. Although I’m not sure how to take that on a personal level , it really does represent the state of my blog as the month of September has drawn to a close and October is finally underway. Grandpa will be 91 on the 15th, so happy early birthday from your favorite granddaughter in Virginia!
September really was quite a month. I participated in two wonderful book tours, I read 11 books (!!!!), the Literate Housewives Book Club officially started (thanks to everyone who has signed up on the forum!), we all celebrated Book Blogger Appreciation Week, and I took a road trip to see one of my favorite authors, Philippa Gregory. While this will be a month to remember, it has left me behind on my reviews and my comments. Hopefully October will be a good catch up month. With my birthday, the girls’ birthdays (Ally – 22nd, Emma – 23rd), our 11th anniversary, a visit from my parents and Uncle Ryan, and a business trip to Boston, it’s sure to be eventful if nothing else.
I read 11 books this month, but I only wrote 7 reviews (including The Seamstress that I owed from August). That leaves me 5 reviews in the hole. I’m hoping to have those all written and published by Monday. Here’s how my reading broke down by category:
The Last Queen by C.W. Gortner
Immortal by Traci Slatton – review forthcoming
Young Adult Fiction
Sisters of Misery by Megan Kelly Hall – review forthcoming
Months and Seasons by Christopher Meeks
One Can Make a Difference edited by Ingrid E. Newkirk
Good Person Guidebook by Richard Bayer, PhD – review forthcoming
Shrink Rap by Robin A. Altman – review forthcoming
Best Read of the Month:
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I hope that you all had a happy and prosperous September and will be enjoying the changing of this colors in October.