Wow, you guys, September. Not my strongest month for reading…
- Our Souls at Night … Kent Haruf
- The Beautiful Bureaucrat … Helen Phillips
- Between the World and Me … Ta-Nehisi Coates
Three books, each fewer than 200 pages, all read over Labor Day weekend. Pretty weak. I didn’t even write the blog review for Between the World and Me yet! In September, I also started Black Mass (still only about 40% through) and read the first 20 or so pages of both Fates and Furies and Slash. I don’t know. Just wasn’t feeling reading much in September. I don’t exactly want to call it a slump because I’m liking all of what I’ve read, but just had trouble sitting and focusing on it in my free time. I felt too antsy, it was too quiet in the house without my husband around (he was at a composer residency this whole past month).
Anyway, instead of reading I spent my time working on a drawing (which I haven’t done in YEARS) and re-watching The Sopranos. Such an amazing show; I never get sick of that one. Other stuff I did in September instead of reading: my favorite bar closed so I had to go over there one (okay, more than one) last time, watched the Packers go 3–0 (best start in a while!), saw members of ICE perform at UCM in Warrensburg, reviewed The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6, and my parents came for a visit last weekend.
What did you read in September? What are you looking forward to this fall?