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:
- BBAW: My Favourite Blogs
- BBAW: Interview with Laura from Booksnob
- BBAW: Two books I loved, but never would have heard of
- BBAW: You should read this book!
- BBAW: Highlights and plans for the future
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:
- Reading Roots: Trish from Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’?
- Reading Roots: Pam from Bookalicio.us
- Reading Roots: Jess from Find the Time to Read
- Reading Roots: Melissa from One Librarian’s Book Reviews
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.