IT’S OCTOBER. That’s all I’ll say about how fast the year is going.
September was kind of a blur. I spent the first two weeks of the month on leave and I think not paying attention to the date for those two weeks made the month go by that much quicker. But it was still a reasonably productive month. I got the internet situation sorted in my new house, had some furniture delivered, got my little garden sorted, caught up on a bunch of NetGalley reviews, and just generally had a nice time.
Some reading things from September:
- I had an ok reading month. My favourite read was definitely Heather Rose’s debut novel The Museum of Modern Love (my review).
- I read the first two books of my Bookabuy subscription (last month’s book and this month’s). The first, In the Month of the Midnight Sun, had loads of promise but it didn’t really deliver (my review). The second was a new thriller by Claire Douglas called Local Girl Missing and IT WAS SO GOOD. I practically read it in a day. I can highly recommend it if thrillers are your thing.
- I also made my first foray into the world of manga and read the first volume of Death Note. It was excellent. I will be reading more.
I also got a new bonsai. This is the second one I’ve bought this year (the first one all the way back in April AND IT’S STILL ALIVE) and it’s just the most beautiful little thing. It’s as Japanese Maple so if I can keep it going until autumn I might get to see it looking like this.
I don’t have any big plans for October aside from spending the first weekend of it eating and watching tv (the grand finals of two of Australia’s major football codes fall are both on this weekend which is basically amazing). It’s a long weekend as well so go Australia. For the rest of the month I have zero plans. I’m sure it’ll be great.