September was a better month than I expected in a few ways. Granted, it flew by very quickly, but it was a good month. Obviously I had my sad moments – September 11th for the anniversary of the Twin Towers going down and the lives lost, as well as the 5th anniversary of my gramma’s passing – and even just this past week I’ve been a little on the ‘meh’ side of emotions. I guess that’s life though. High and lows.
Of course another low was the passing of my mom’s friend’s husband, who unfortunately passed from Covid-19. Yes, he was probably unvaccinated (I’m not sure why, if he wasn’t) but that doesn’t mean he deserved to die from the disease, as one person I know of has said of the unvaccinated (but let’s not get into that argument). The point is, a person died, and that’s sad, no matter what.
On a happier note, I finally went on a little trip for the first time since my Canada trip over two years ago (in April of 2019!). It was a little weekend getaway to Vermont, and it was nice, though I did miss my cats… especially the young one (six months) since he’s still just a baby. Hopefully I’ll get back into the mood for traveling again and eventually make it out of the country again someday.
- Standing By – Tabitha G. Kelly ✰✰✰✰✰
- The Day Before – Micol Ostow ✰✰✰
- Up All Night: 13 Stories Between Sunrise and Sunset – various ✰✰✰.5
- Since We Last Spoke – Brenda Rufener ✰✰✰.5
- Playing Nice – J.P. Delaney ✰✰✰✰✰
- The Holiday Switch – Tif Marcelo ✰✰✰✰
- Throw Like a Girl – Sarah Henning ✰✰✰✰✰
- Destination Anywhere – Sara Barnard ✰✰✰✰
- Haikyu!! vol. 1 – Haruichi Furudate ✰✰✰✰✰
- Haikyu!! vol. 2 – Haruichi Furudate ✰✰✰✰✰
- Love & Gelato – Jenna Evans Welch
- Love & Olives – Jenna Evans Welch
- And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie
- The Geography of You & Me – Jennifer E. Smith
- Just Last Night – Mhari McFarlane
I hadn’t planned on it, but I ended up starting the Haikyu!! manga series at the very end of the month and, well, I’m hooked. Now I’m going to have to start the anime as well.
I am happy to report that I refrained from buying any books until the end of the month when I went on my short, teeny vacation to Vermont and visited one of my favorite bookstores – Northshire Bookstore. Trust me, I was tempted a few times to just purchase a book on Amazon or haul my butt to Barnes & Noble (because I prefer them over Amazon) but I didn’t. It kind of helped that I had a lot going on this month personally, with appointments and such.
Though, now that it’s October, I think I should start making my Christmas wish-list and save my money for buying others’ gifts.
What did your September look like for reading/hauls?