September Round-Up

October 2, 2010

September is always a little crazy in my life, given that I’m a teacher and all. This month seems to have been more of the same in some ways, and yet a bit more relaxed in others. Ramadan (the religious month as well as the event I held) ended about a week and a half into this month, just after I started working at a new school.

My partner moved across the country at the beginning of the month for a job, so I’ve had a lot more time to myself these days. This has made itself noticeable in how much I read: for the second month in a row, I’ve surpassed my record for monthly books read (as well as page count). For the record, that meant 22 books this month, coming in at around 5700 pages.

This month had a lot of stuff going on. I participated in a book buying ban, Blog Fest, and the Fall Catch-Up Read-A-Thon, not to mention Book Blogger Appreciation Week. Speaking of BBAW, here’s a quick list of my posts from that week, in case you didn’t catch them:

Just in time for the ALA’s Banned Books Week, a guy in the States started the whole book banning kerfuffle all over again. I joined in on the #SpeakLoudly madness, and am currently holding a giveaway of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.

Let’s also not forget the shock and awe that happened on twitter (well, maybe a mini-S&A campaign) when I mentioned that I had never read Harry Potter before. That was soon remedied, though, as I read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for the first time, and wrote about my experience. (Yes, yes, I know.) Since then, I’ve also read two more of the books in the series, but am currently taking a break since the next book is not available at school, so I’ll have to find it elsewhere.

Also, last weekend, I went to The Word On The Street for the first time. It was fantastic, and I should go many, many more times.

Here are some quick links to blogger interviews I posted this month, in case you missed them:

And finally, you can see what I read this month below.

I had a fantastic time reading this month, and hope that you did, too!

What did I read this month?

Click on the book cover to see the review post for each title.


  • Iris October 2, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    A very busy month!

    And I know all about having more time to read (or just reading more) because of being away from your partner..

    • Carina October 3, 2010 at 7:26 pm

      Indeed, on both counts! We’ll just have to start our own support group or something.

  • Amy October 3, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Wow, congratulations on reading so much, that is fantastic!! And so many great books too! You’ve really had a busy month 🙂

    • Carina October 3, 2010 at 7:27 pm

      Yes, yes it was! But a good kind of busy. 🙂

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