Today just happens to be the day of the Australian Football League’s Grand Final, for which Tanieka and I have absolutely zero interest, being from the kind of forgotten states – she of the west and I of the south. But for the rest of Australia, it’s an excuse to get drunk like yobbos and eat hot meat pies and scream your lungs out barracking for whichever team you pick. See, in Tasmania, we chose who we barrack for, because we don’t have an official team of our own in the League. Sure, the Hawks try to rename themselves ‘Tassie Hawks’ whenever they come down to play locally but everyone knows their home base is in Hawthorne, nice try guys, you’re not fooling anyone. On the mainland its different, you barrack for the team that represents where you live, or where you grew up as a child.
Enough about football! No one cares!
This month and next month I’m taking part in the Booklikes Halloween Bingo 2016. I had a really slow start because I had to finish some books I’d started reading before September before I could join in. Here’s my progress so far!
I have read a grand total of FOUR books and am nowhere near getting a bingo!
Other than that, I don’t have much news to report on. I haven’t been to see a sleep specialist about my sleep apnea yet because I’ve been focusing on trying to get more hours of sleep, which means I’m going to bed super early and still waking up at least four or five times during the night.
Monthly Wrap Up
- [5 Sep] Underwater by Marisa Reichardt ★★★
- [13 Sep] Coraline by Neil Gaiman ★★★★
- [14 Sep] Dark Horses by Cecily von Ziegesar ★★★★
- [16 Sep] Clariel by Garth Nix ★★★★½
- [19 Sep] A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron ★★★★
- [26 Sep] Three Dark Crowns (Untitled, #1) by Kendare Blake ★★★★
- [28 Sep] Goldenhand by Garth Nix ★★★★
Other Blog Posts You May Have Missed:
- [7 Sep] H2O: Just Add Water Book Tag
- [8 Sep] H2O: Just Add Water Has A Sucky Theme Song
- [12 Sep] Frost Like Night Blog Tour: An Interview with Sara Raasch
- [21 Sep] I Hated Sharing Books as a Child
- [30 Sep] September Wrap Up
Posts We Found Interesting
Fables Library has a series of posts on how to start blogging:
Kaitlin @ Next Page Please guest posts on Chasing Faerytales to talk about review requests.
Read Dream Live is on a book buying ban.
Metaphors and Moonlight has some tips on keeping track of review copies with spreadsheets.
Cassie at Culture Coverage guest posts on Metaphors and Moonlight discussing free books vs paid books.
Pretty Deadly Reviews discusses DNF reviews and if or when she writes them.
LilyBloomBooks admits she struggles with blogging consistently.
Drizzle and Hurricane Books wants to know what a ‘successful’ blogger really means.
Read Think Ponder wants to discuss misrepresentation vs no representation.
Bookishness and Tea argues why we need diversity in YA fiction.
A Fool’s Ingenuity refuses to apologise or be shamed for enjoying her hobby.
I didn’t actually buy any books in September. I found it was a realy big month for review copies! I don’t think I’ve ever had so many in the one month, and I can’t wait to dive into them! Weirdly enough, I also got two finished copies for two ARCs I got as well!
Skyfire by Michael Adams (thanks Scholastic!)
Girls Can Vlog 2: Amazing Abby: Drama Queen by Emma Moss (thanks, Pan Macmillan Australia!)
Cell 7 by Kerry Drewery (thanks Hot Key Books and Allen & Unwin!)
The Last Descendents by Matthew J Kirby (thanks Scholsatic!)
The Call by Peader O’Guilin (finished copy, thanks, Scholastic Australia!)
The Call by Peader O’Guilin (ARC, thanks, Scholastic Australia!)
Three Dark Crowns (finished copy, thanks Pan MacMillan!) (see review here!)
Three Dark Crowns (ARC, thanks Pan MacMillan!)
Anne of Green Gables collection by L.M. Montgomery
White Hart by Sarah Dalton
A Threat of Shadows by JA Andrews.
The Hypnotic City by Andrea Berthot (purchased back in August, got lost in the mail and replacement copy sent out, so I still didn’t buy any books in September!)
Strange Sweet Song by Adi Rule from my beautiful co-blogger, Tanieka! (reviewed here)