September was NOT a good reading month for me; since the start of the school year in August, my reading has really slacked off and my reviewing (and blogging) has suffered. However, September was a good month because I started my own discussion feature (aptly named Merin’s Musings) and think I’ve finally figured out how to balance my reading with my exhaustion from teaching 22 little first graders each day. Or at least I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, which is basically the same thing at this point in time!
BOOKS READ IN SEPTEMBER:
OTHER NEWS AND/OR POSTS OF INTEREST:
In personal news, I showed off pictures of my classroom and got a little more personal in my Musings topics linked above. I also participated in three Top Ten Tuesday posts, including my recommendations for Required Reading, the books I’d love to see on film or TV, and my top sequels.
Also this month, I Waited on Wednesday for Cress by Marissa Meyer, Pointe by Brandy Colbert, The Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee and The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud.
I also participated in three Blog Tours or Events, including hosting a stop on the Blog Tour for A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron, the Tour for Wolgast Castle by Linda Bell Brighton, and also interviewed Lindsay Ribar as part of the Debut Authors Bash.
In the failure department, however, I didn’t manage to participate in the Classics Retold Challenge that I was SO excited about. I was majorly bummed about this, but just could NOT find the time to get anything read. I am working my way through Jane Eyre right now, which was my Classics Retold pick, so be on the lookout for my thoughts on that soon. I may also go ahead and review the books I was initially planning to read as well, although we’ll have to see how my schedule looks. I am so behind on my galleys/ARCs that I really feel like I need to devote any free time I have to those.
ANTICIPATING IN OCTOBER:
Thank you to everyone who stopped by during the month of September, especially all my new followers! I’m always so incredibly flattered whenever anyone follows me, particularly since I know original content has been a bit slow in coming the past couple of months. Thanks for sticking with me as I worked to find the balance I so desperately needed in order to keep all aspects of my life running smoothly! I look forward to bringing you more discussion posts and more reviews during October.