Sunday, October 3

September Wrap Up!

Wow! Three months left and the year is done! Where has the time gone? Thankfully this month was a lot better for me than August, even with some very big changes in my life, I managed to find a nice balance between reading, work and play. Along with having a new furry member join my family, who sometimes, disturbs my reading, nibbles on my books, book marks and me, if I do not pay enough attention to her. Not to mention, I got a nasty cold near the end of the month, which basically had me in bed for two and a half days. Usually I can still read when I'm sick, not this time.

Regardless of all that, I had a good month for reading. I even joined in the Banned Books Week, although I did have to abandon some of my plans near the end, I did read some great "banned books."

This month I read six books. I managed to dip into a genre I never expected to like (paranormal/paranormal romance) and met some fabulous authors at a book signing/Q and A event (Smart Chicks Kick It). So, with out further ado, here are this months reads.

Books!

My favourite book of the month had to be The Color Purple. My least favourite book was Coastliners.

1) Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins - 8.75/10
2) Bitten - Kelly Armstrong - 8/10
3) The Book of Human Skin - Michelle Lovric - 8/10
4) Chef - Jaspreet Singh - 7.75/10
5) Coastliners - Joanne Harris - 5/10
6) The Color Purple - Alice Walker - 9/10

Not bad at all this month. Still behind on my reading, to what I thought I'd be this month. I'm hoping the 24 Hour Reading Challenge will help with that.

Challenges

Oh, this is where I say, I may be over my head. I haven't been watching some challenge end dates as closely as I should have. Now I have 7 days to read 19 books to complete the Countdown Challenge. Something tells me I won't complete it, I will try. Without going insane that is. I have yet to start both the Chick Lit and EBook Challenges. And have about 90 days left to finish them off. Along with my other challenges. I may drop out of the Ebook Challenge, haven't decided yet. Also, I am "dropping" out of one challenge. Although I'm not sure it counts as a DNF or failed attempt, as the challenge host, challenge blog have disappeared of the face of the blogsphere. I'm not sure if I missed a "Hey I moved" post, as I tried looking, nothing. So, I'm dropping out of it. The challenge was "Reading Western Europe," and I was about half way through the challenge. I'm also dropping out of my two reaming Mini Challenges. I really want to read the books that I was planning for them, and I may very well do it, but in reality, I don't think I will finish them. I haven't even planned out for them to be finished. Not bad, but not good either.

So I dropped out of a challenge and two mini challenges, but joined the "Fall into Reading 2010" challenge, to help me get some TBRs and books for other challenges read. My list mainly consists of books I need to finish for other challenges, and for the most part, they are the only books I can read to fill certain requirements of certain challenges.

So other than that, I'm like the tortoise slow and steady wins the race? I can do it! I can. Here's my progress so far. Some will obviously be finished, others, well we shall see come December 31.

Read n Review - 57 Books Read
Pages Read - 17, 250/50, 000

2nd's Challenge - 5/6
10/10 Challenge - 57/100
18th and 19th Century Women Writers - 2/3
100+ Challenge - 57/100
451 Reading Challenge - 1/7
A - Z Challenge - 34/52
Bibilophilic Challenge - 4/6
Canadian Book Challenge IV - 7/13
Centuries Challenge - 2/?
Chick Lit Challenge - 0/8
Chunkster Challenge - 2/4
Countdown Challenge - 35/55
Decades Challenge - 3/10
Ebook Challenge - 0/6
Fall into Reading Challenge - 0/25
Fantasy Challenge - 3/6
Flashback Challenge - 0/6(+?)
Finish that Series Challenge - 0/3 Series
Global Reading Challenge - 11/12
Jane Austen Challenge - 0/4
The Marple Poitot Holmes Challenge - 3/6
Reading Through the Seasons Challenge - 1/4
RYOB Challenge - 29/50
Support Your Local Library Challenge - 28/50
TBR Lite Challenge - 0/6
A Tournament of Reading - 0/3
War Through the Generations: Vietnam - 2/5
Women Unbound Challenge - 4/8


Countries Visited

I did have a very international month in my readings for September. Two new places I visited were Peru and Pakistan. Also on my reading travels, I visited Italy (Venice), France, India, Canada, America, and an unnamed place in Africa. Not a bad month at all!


visited 38 states (16.8%)
Create your own visited map of The World


Books Bought!

Probably one of my best months yet, I only bought 6 books this month!

1) Stolen - Kelly Armstrong
2) Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
3) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
4) The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
5) The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafón
6) Jezebel - Irene Nemirvosky

So that was my September. October is looking good already, and there's of course the 24 Hour Read-A-Thon, which is only a few days away. I'll start brewing the coffee now!

Happy Reading.

2 comments:

  1. I love your country graph. I want to add one of those when I do my final stats this year!

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  2. Amanda - One of my goals for the year, was to read more books from around the world, so far I've been doing good. I like being able to track where I've been through my reading adventures.

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