I know we’re only, like, four days into September, but already, it has been SUPERB. (No, there was no sarcasm in that!)
It was a wonderful start to the month, as it always is in September, to have a three-day weekend, where I could relax, unwind, and (mostly) sleep1, but also get some stuff done around the house. So, I had to be an adult first and clean my house before I blogged, but once the work is done, then the fun has begun!
1I totally fell asleep before 11 PM last night, and rolled out of bed around noon today. It was glorious.
Once again, let’s look at the wonderful stats — I mean, they’re probably not that wonderful since I did take that mini hiatus towards the end of August, but y’know, what can ya do? I’m not aiming to be a BIG book blogger, just a book blogger who manages to make some pretty awesome acquaintances and read powerful and beautiful books along the way. *grins*
I guess this is the vitality of the whole post. What I read, how much I read (yikes, not that good this month, I’m afraid).
- A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry • 288 pages • ★★★
- Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake • 398 pages • ★★★★
- Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco • 326 pages • ★★★★
Total pages: 1,012
Avg. Star Rating: 3.66
Let’s see how this month differed from July, yes?
- Total gained Bloglovin’ followers: 3 (3 in July) • Total: 258
- Total gained WordPress followers: 0 (4 in July) • Total: 4
- Site views for the month of July: 309 (362 in July) • Total: 671
- Total comments: 44 (75 in July) • Total: 119
It’s safe to say (with the help of my two-week break) that I didn’t do too well this month, as far as commenting and visiting other blogs to, essentially, up my traffic. But that’s okay. Like I said…I’m not really here for that. Sure, it’s nice to have people give a crap about my blog and read/comment on what I have to say. But I do this for me. It’s therapeutic and fun and I get to make people laugh sometimes, and even other times, I introduce people to new books or new opinions about books that they may/may not have read. So I’m cool with that. And I just hope some of you stick around for more!
SEPTEMBER 2017 RELEASES
Even though I probably won’t get to any of these until five years from now, I still get excited about new books hitting the shelves! And I like to tell you what’s going on my TBR (which really doesn’t need any more books added to it!)
- Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart • September 5th 2017
- Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Cassel • September 5th 2017
- Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas • September 5th 2017
- Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett • September 5th 2017
- Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows • September 12th 2017
- Nyxia by Scott Reintgen • September 12th 2017
- One Dark Throne (Three Dark Thrones #2) by Kendare Blake • September 19th 2017
- An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson • September 26th 2017
- There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins • September 26th 2017
MY SEPTEMBER TBR
I’ve pretty much given up on #TheReadingQuest, and I’ve learned something valuable about myself: I SHOULD NEVER DO A READATHON EVER AGAIN. I just can’t commit, guys. I’m definitely a mood reader, and I want to go at my own pace. I don’t want to feel rushed. So… I’m throwing that “readathon order” to the wind, and reading what I want to read. Which, currently, is this… (After I finish Want by Cindy Pon, that is!)
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEPTEMBER…
- This Friday, September 8th, my boyfriend and I celebrate six years together! I’m being all nostalgic and looking at our first pictures together (AWWW) and just can’t believe I’ve found someone who loves me and wants to be around me a major portion of the time! Eeeep. ♥
- Autumn is in the air! And I’m so super excited about it. I’m one of those people who wants to go straight from summer to fall decor the second Labor Day weekend is over. Ha.
DEAR READER: How did the month of August treat you? Did you get a lot of books read? What are you looking forward to in September?
It’s a beautiful day out, so Rosie is going to go swing on her hammock and get some reading done now. Well, okay, maybe after she gets something to eat, because there’s a rumbly in her tumbly. And, oh crap, she’s forgotten about the laundry! *runs away*