September and Looking Towards October

     Happy October! Last month I read five books: Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal by J.K. Rowling, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson,  Don’t Sleep There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle by Daniel L. Everett, and Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival by Bernd Heinrich. Overall I don’t really have much to say about September’s reading: I liked all of them but wished I had read more. This past week I haven’t been reading that much; I’m almost 100 pages in to Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons which I am enjoying, but other then that I haven’t read anything. I don’t know; I’m feeling a bit apathetic about reading lately, which I don’t like, but I’m hoping if I force myself to read more that feeling will disappear. I hate talking about forcing myself to read; I read because I enjoy it and I don’t want to make it a chore. But sometimes if I don’t feel like reading but I do anyway I rediscover its ‘joy,’ so to speak. Anyway, enough musings- onto the stats!
Number of books read: 4
Number of books read this year: 36
Number of pages read: 1,379
Number of pages read this year: 12,282
Number of non-fiction read: 3
Number of fiction read: 2
Number of rereads: 2- Pride and Prejudice and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (although it was the first time I read it in Spanish)
Number of books bought this month: 11 (my most this year!)
Book sources for the month: 2 from library, 2 from my shelves
Books counted towards challenges/personal goals/read-alongs: Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal (challenge)
     As for October I don’t really have any set plans. I want to finish Cold Comfort Farm, read The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, and read some of the new books I bought last month but haven’t got around to reading yet! Anyway, what are your reading plans for October?

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I'm a recent college graduate and this is my blog where I talk about whatever happens to be on my mind- mostly books!
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One Response to September and Looking Towards October

  1. TBM says:

    I just finished The Woman in White and really enjoyed it. Sometimes I get in a reading funk and it’s wise to take a break. Don’t ruin the enjoyment by forcing yourself.

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