September in Retrospect

I feel like September has been a really up-and-down month. On one hand, I got a lot of blogging done, thanks in part to sneaking some writing in at work. On the other hand, I didn’t really have the time to do a lot of reading, and I’ve gone from being ahead in my yearly reading goals to being behind again. Time for a lot of short books, I guess!

Anyway, let’s look at what I accomplished.


The Fire Rose, by Mercedes Lackey
Manifesto UF, by various authors and edited by Tim Marquitz
A Natural History of Dragons, by Marie Brennan
The Incrementalists, by Steven Brust and Skyler White
A Game of Thrones, by George R R Martin
The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch
Prince of Thorns, by Mark Lawrence
The Woken Gods, by Gwenda Bond
Shaman, by Kim Stanley Robinson (hosted by SF Signal)

So, 7 books read and 9 reviewed. I guess that isn’t so bad. It’s about what I managed last month. Though to keep up with my reading goals, I do need to read a little over 8 books a month. Hopefully I’ll manage that next time.

I also did a fun A-to-Z book survey, which was spreading across the blogosphere like wildfire. I wrote a post about author interaction and bullying, which gave my blog its best day ever for hits (let it never be said that controversy doesn’t sell). I finished things off by writing a little bit about the disappointment of being incapable of submitting feedback on NetGalley for older books.

I answered the last batch of questions for the Lies of Locke Lamora readalong, and then we all started in on Red Seas Under Red Skies and answered questions for chapters 1-4 and 5-8. Then there was the last set of questions of the Game of Thrones readalong. We’re all reading the next book now, so expect the Q&A posts for that readalong to begin again soon.


Next month, I’m hoping to get at least 10 books reviewed (this won’t actually be as hard as it sounds, since I already have 6 of them scheduled), plus at least 1 more for SF Signal. I’m due to be on a podcast soon too, which excites the hell out of me, because I’ve never been part of one before. I’m hoping to get 8 books read, though I’d like to manage more. I won’t count on it, but I will hope for it.

How was everyone else’s month? Get any good stuff accomplished?

3 comments on “September in Retrospect

  1. A podcast? How exciting! Which one?

    And my month was crazy as hell between the start of the academic year and the accompanying infolit sessions and getting ready for our big move (you guessed right!). But busy also means productive and I reached my 100 book reading goal for the year!

    • The SF Signal podcast. It records really late tonight (10 PM my time), but I’m excited about it!

      Congrats on making your yearly reading goal! I hate that I’ve fallen behind because this past month has been annoyingly busy and filled with stuff that prevents me from reading. I have a couple of hours today, though, during which I don’t think I’ll be able to do much but read, so maybe that’ll help with catching up. :p

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