What a pitiful month September was for me and books. I only read (5) books which I'm pretty sure is the lowest number read in the 16 years I've been tracking. I felt easily distracted and just found it easier to watch television or play games on my phone instead. Here's to a more exciting October for me and books.
The little one's continue to love preschool and kindergarten, a loved one is recovering nicely from hernia surgery and the best of the fall foliage here, is yet to come. It had been fairly warm here, humid almost until yesterday when cooler temps hit which will help speed up the pretty colors of fall.
- Before, During and After; Richard Bausch (ARC) 4/5 (Sept/2017
- Little Fires Everywhere; Celeste Ng (eGalley) 5/5 (Sept/2017)
- Death of a Busybody; George Bellairs - 4/5 (eGalley) Sept/2017
- The Old Man; Thomas Perry (audio) 4.5/5 - Sept/2017
- Almost Sisters; Joshilyn Jackson (audio) 4/5 (Sept/2017) (no review yet)
Our book group met to discuss Station Eleven (read and reviewed in January of 2015. I didn't reread it but, the discussion was lively and everyone was surprised by how much they enjoyed it.
Thanks to Candlewick Press, I received these lovely children's books.
- The Twelve Days of Christmas: Panorama Pop-Up
- Christmas Decorations: Press Out & Color; Kate McLelland
- Windows; Julia Denos
Plans for October
Book group pick is The Muralist; B.A. Shapiro, still reading: The Deep Dark Descending and Never Coming Back; B.A. Shapiro. I dare not make any more reading commitments based on my recent slump.
Freckles, our 14 year old cat is not doing well. Once playful and a lover of all food, he is now just moping around and turning his nose up on every food offering, including deli turkey. He is a bad vet patient and at his last visit 2.5 years ago, he tried to bite the vet and they were unable to perform a full exam. Now, his weight is down from about 15 to 11 pounds -- we will be taking him back for an exam and blood work -- hoping he will cooperate. After losing our sweet Lily this past year, I hope its something easy like a thyroid issue. Purrs for Freckles please.
Have a Great Month Everyone.