So…this is awkward.
September is almost over and I have yet to share anything on here. I swear I’m still alive and I’m still working on Book Three. We just happened to have this little life event happen:
As we approached the end of our second year in our current city, we had to make a choice: stay or go. We’ve long talked about moving out of the state we’re in right now because it isn’t really where we want to end up. My husband and I are naturally nomadic–we’ve lived in seven different places in the nine years we’ve been together. Regular changes in environment really work for us.
When it came down to it this time, we decided we’d like to buy our own home again so we’re not under the limitations and time constraints of a landlord or property management firm when we finally make a call on where we’d like to go next.
In typical Martin fashion, once the decision was made, we kicked everything into high gear to handle it right away. It was something like a total of 35 days from the first house we viewed to the time we closed on our new place and moved in. The southeast has to put up with us for at least a little while longer.
August was a crazy, crazy month and September has been more of the same. Sometimes life has to take center stage and this has been one of those times. The bonus? I have my own office in our new place and it’s amazing. So, I’ll probably get about 178 million percent more done than ever before, right?
As you might guess, my reading time took a nosedive. Here’s what I read in August:
So, what’s on the reading list for September?
- Revealed by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast — I’m still working my way through this series. This is probably the only book I’ll finish this month – if I even get that far. It’s always a bummer when I don’t get as much time to read. I’ve been trying to make myself sit down for long enough to do a chapter a day even when I’m stretched thin, but that doesn’t always work out. I usually find that time around the same moment my body shuts down and demands sleep.
A note about Orgullo y prejuicio (Pride and Prejudice ~ Spanish Edition) by Jane Austen – Honesty time: I’ve put this one on the back burner for now. I would still like to make my way through it, but other things have taken priority at this point. I’m a little grumpy about it because I really love the challenge. In the moments I get to chill and read right now, though, I want to let my brain take a break. Unfortunately, I’m not fluent enough to enjoy this as an easy read–it feels more like goal homework (which it is, for me). For my own mental health, I’m going with lighter reads for a little while 🙂
Over to you! What have you been reading this month?