I am writing to you on this lovely Sunday morning from the comfort of my couch. A cup of English breakfast tea is still brewing on the coffee table in front of me, and there is a darling black cat snuggled up against my side. He was a little annoyed when I moved him off my lap, but I think he's okay with his new position now. :)
It is kind of hard to believe that the end of September is here. The first month of school flew by. I have been so absorbed in everything going on with school, that I've been in a bit of a bubble. I wake up, teach, come home, plan, and attempt to fit sleep and food in there somewhere. I do feel like I am slowing down a bit-getting back into the teaching grind and finding a balance with all my responsibilities. I'm hoping this means October will a more lively month on the blog, and that I'll be able to write about the first 5 Harry Potter titles at some point. I still haven't picked up book 6 (besides putting it on my nightstand).
There are lots of lovely books I do want to read this month. I think I might even dive back into some classics (I have been on a YA kick recently and have all but thrown my lists of classics out the window). How about I list the titles on my pile, and you all tell me what to start first? I like that idea! :)
- The Turn of the Screw by Henry James: I started this a couple weeks ago, but I set it aside.
- The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe: I am planning to read this for a readalong (with O!).
- The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins: I really loved The Woman in White, so this might be a fun choice.
- The Monk by Matthew Lewis: I just got a new Penguin English Library Edition of this one, so it's calling my name as well.
Have a lovely week!