Friday, September 30, 2016

September Wrap-Up

September has been a crazy month. In case you missed me completely obsessing over it for the past few months, I moved into college at the beginning of the month! I'm starting my first year at Smith, and so far, I love it. I have a lot less time to read (at least for leisure), but I'm sure that when I get better at balancing things, I'll get more time.

I'm really excited about all of my classes - I have America in 1925, Introductory Logic: Valid and Invalid Reasoning, Elementary Modern Hebrew, What I Found in the Archives, and a running class to make sure that I don't spend all of my free time sitting on the couch. I have more homework than I'm used to - especially more reading - but I'm spending so much less time in class that it's been really manageable so far.

A few days ago, the temperature dropped about 20 degrees, which means I'm actually experiencing seasons for the first time in my life! I'm very excited. It's already pretty much as cold as it ever gets where I live, so it'll definitely take some getting used to, but I think I'm up for that.

As for blogging news, I've gotten a lot better at planning and scheduling posts! I made a goal of having a post every Tuesday and every Friday, and I think I only missed one this month. There was one point where I actually had posts scheduled two entire weeks in advance, which felt pretty incredible.

This is going to be a much shorter reading wrap-up than usual. I can't remember the last time that I've read this little.


DAVE BARRY TALKS BACK by Dave Barry: So this was also on my wrap-up last month. I still haven't decided whether I'm going to go back and edit that yet. I thought I was going to finish it on August 31, so I put it in there in advance, but then I finished it the next day instead. It was a really nice break - it's been too long since I've read a Dave Barry book. They always make me laugh!

IRON CAST by Destiny Soria: This book comes out next month, and you need to get it. It has pretty much everything - action-packed plot, great characters, intriguing story. If you want to hear more about it, you can read my spoiler-free review here.

IN OUR TIME by Ernest Hemingway: This is my first required reading for class (America in 1925). I really liked the first few stories, but the later ones didn't capture my interest at all. And even with the stories I liked, I had so many mixed feelings. ½

IT LOOKS LIKE THIS by Rafi Mittlefehldt: I have so many complicated feelings about this book, so I think I'm going to do a combined review of this and discussion about queer books in general. Look out for that in the next few weeks.

  • LONGEST BOOK: Iron Cast, 384 pages 
  • SHORTEST BOOK: In Our Time, 156 pages
  • FAVORITE BOOK: Iron Cast
  • DIVERSE READS: 2 (Iron Cast, It Looks Like This)
  • NONFICTION: 1 (Dave Barry Talks Back)

How was your month? What was your favorite book you read? Tell me in the comments!


  1. Oooh I'm so excite to read Iron Cast! I'm really glad to see you liked it though, it just makes me want to read it even more. My love for historical-fiction is never ending. I hope you're having fun with all your classes though. I cannot wait until I finally got to go to college/university, it feels so far away. I hope you have an awesome October, too. ;)

    1. Iron Cast is so good! I can't wait for it to be out so that everyone can read it.