Holy ****, it’s September Already?

*cues obligatory update post*

In the span of the past few weeks, I gave a conference presentation in front of 150 people, I threw a surprise Hobbit party where guests showed up in succession and Mike (as Bilbo) had no idea what was going on, I ordered a grown-up sofa from a furniture store (a legit furniture store, not Amazon.com), my Drow warlock hit level 5, and in between all that, I turned 27.  My poor blog feels completely neglected.  I really wanted to hit 75 books in 2015, but I’m looking at my Goodreads shelf and slowly coming to the realization that I might not be entirely realistic with my goals right now.  I’m going to try not to sweat it, because there are just so many other things going on.

I haven’t gotten around to a month-in-review post for most of the summer, so here’s some catch-up on what I’ve been reading:

Books I Read in July

Books I Read in August

Upcoming Reading Plans

Now let’s talk about some upcoming reading plans.  That’s right, it’s that time of year again!

rip10500[1]I’ve participated in the Readers Imbibing Peril event for a few years now.  This year it’s being hosted by The Estella Society.  It’s a two-month long celebration of everything spooky that goes bump in the night.  My goal is to read at least a couple books that fit with the theme, especially since I’ve got so many paranormal/horror books on my TBR.  I’m not going to stress it too much though or come up with lots of concrete lists to choose from, because I never stick to them anyway.

I also have a few reviews in the works that should be coming out within the next couple weeks.  I’m undecided whether I’m going to do a big batch of mini-reviews or go into more depth individually, but I have a lot of thoughts about these books that I want to share with you:

  • Dark Star by Oliver Langmead
  • Enclave by Anne Aguire
  • The Waterborne Blade by Susan Murray
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer

And in order to break my blogging dry spell, I’m scheduled to be on a bunch of September/October blog tours, because even though they greatly increase my stress level, they are a great way to make sure that I work on my blog regularly instead of mindlessly reading /r/relationships or watching bad movies on Netflix.  Two are historical fiction and one is magical realism, so I should definitely be in for a treat!

2 thoughts on “Holy ****, it’s September Already?

  1. I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone! How on earth is it September – and yes, RIP! I love this event. I need to post some reviews over at the site. I keep forgetting because my head isn’t saying ‘September’ to me.
    Lynn 😀

    1. I know! I’m so happy that it’s fall though. Pumpkin spice is like catnip for people.

      I need to pick something seasonally appropriate to read. I’ve got lots of choices!

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