Month in Review: September 2018

Posted October 7, 2018 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 22 Comments

This was a slow month in reading and blogging! I didn’t do a single book review.

My main achievement was finishing a reread of the Earthsea books by Ursula K. Le Guin, in preparation for the discussion I was invited to join for the upcoming Witch Week. It was a very wonderful, thought-provoking experience, and I look forward to seeing the fruits of our discussion published in a few weeks.

What are you looking forward to this fall?

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Books Read

  • The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, The Other Wind by Ursula K. LeGuin – Reread
  • Circe by Madeline Miller – Review to come
  • Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales by Marie Louise von Franz – Reread

Other Features and Events

Shared in the Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer, the Month in Review linkup at The Book Date, and the Monthly Wrap-up Round-up hosted by Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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22 responses to “Month in Review: September 2018

  1. Reese

    Your post reminded me of two things: 1.- I need to read more LeGuin, because I only read a short story and she’s so celebrated it seems like I’m missing out on something awesome; 2.- Circe is on my TBR and I’ve still haven’t gotten around to reading it, which I must correct soon.

    Hhmm, I’m looking forward (and already enjying tbh) the cooler weather. I was over the heat two days into summer!

  2. Can’t wait to hear your take on Circe! I still need to read it… also looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Earthsea. I read the first three in high school, but despite amazing writing and worldbuilding, they never joined the ranks of my long-term-favorites.

    I’m also looking forward to the Witch Week posts, both yours and other people’s, and considering whether to add a post or two of my own. Mercedes Lackey’s By the Sword would be a great choice for a week focusing on fantasy and feminism, and I can think of a few others as well — McCaffrey’s Dragonsong and Dragonsinger jump to mind.

    • We had a really interesting discussion on The Other Wind. Maybe it will inspire you to complete the series! Would love to see your own post as well.

  3. Understandable you didn’t review if you’ve been re-reading 🙂 I missed your progression report on Les Miserables so I’ve got that saved to read later; not read it myself but can identify with the months-for-a-long-book thing. I’m looking forward to getting to the small backlog I have.

  4. Kat

    I have some long, very long novels going, too, though not as long as Les Miserables!, and thought I could rush through them but it does seem better to savor.

    Haven’t read Circe, but there are some excellent retold myths and I hope this will be one of them.

  5. An excellent month of reading! For this upcoming month I am hoping to get back to my long long looooooong-neglected project of reading all Ruth Rendell’s books in the chronological order of their being published. October seems like a good month to pick back up on a mystery reading project!

  6. Deb

    I’m really looking forward to reading Circe! It’s taking forever on my library wait list. I hope you enjoy Witch Week just as much this year. I’ve read very little LeGuin but mean to read more.

  7. Danielle Hammelef

    I haven’t read Circe, but I’ve seen it around. I’ll check out your review. October is already half over as I type this and fall arrived quickly here. The leaves are peeking color changes and when the sun is shining, the trees are glorious.

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