I am so glad September is over. I mean, it is probably my least favorite month of the year. I always get sick, school starts, and the weather can't make up its mind. I am glad to see October, chillier temperatures, and a routine starting to set in.
September was also a horrible reading month over here. While I read about half of Moby-Dick, the only book I finished was Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, which was a whopping 120 pages. I am clearly not accomplishing any of the goals I set for myself.
And I have to admit, I really don't care that I'm not being more hardcore about reading every night. Perhaps it is the illness, or maybe the fact that I am busy, but reading took a bit of a backseat last month. When I went back and looking at my reading list for last year, I did the same thing-I only read 1 book in the month of September. Let's just say that September is not a good reading month for me.
In any case, I have been reading a bit more this weekend in attempts to get on top of all the reading commitments I have this month. This includes 3 group reads (2 that I am hosting), a book for the Classics Circuit, the remainder of my R.I.P. choices, and a few "fun" reads I am hoping to plow through. With being sick, I'm not going to kill myself to get all this read, but it is still a goal.
My book buying ban is going really well. I was tempted to stop in the store the other day to "browse," but I realized that was silly, since I don't need any more books. I have plenty on my shelves. My only "purchase" was a free ebook for Homer, so I haven't broken the ban yet! If I can make it a month, I think it'll be the longest I have gone without buying a book. Sad, I know.
Anyway, I am heading over to my mom's in a bit to do laundry (I have to get the husband to help me carry the laundry downstairs first-too many stairs sets me coughing like a maniac). Usually I take my computer and such with me, but since I really want to finish Moby-Dick, that is all I am taking with. Wish me luck! I am aiming to get to page 500 today!