Hello readers! I’m back after a long unexpected hiatus from blog. I expected I would be busy in September but not to the point that I wouldn’t be able to read, post, or blog hop. I would have written and published this post earlier but after a long 15 day break I somehow didn’t want to sit and write.
Here is my September 2023 in life, Blog, and Books-
Table of Contents
September 2023 in Life
We moved into the new house. The house move was smooth. It feels so good to have our own house after ten years of saving and living in rat-infested rent houses/house-sit. It looked just as we wanted and I really liked the colors and the comfy sofa and bed… and it’s so peaceful even though there is interior work going on in most of the flats in the colony.
Here is how it looks-
And I love my bookshelves once they are organized.
Did I mention last month there was a family function on my husband’s side in the middle of the month? It was just before we moved into the new house and my in-laws were in the town. There was lots of drama with the function itself, regarding the accommodation, and other things that are best not to mention. As expected some were very quick to find faults in our house and only a few were genuinely happy for us.
Things settled only in the last few days of the month and that too went in buying little things we needed. There are still many things we haven’t bought yet and it will take another month before we can say it’s all done and no more spending money.
There was PTM in school and we all are very happy with my kid’s progress. Did I tell she has learned to complain now? She complains a lot! “Daddy, mommy is doing this”; “Mommy, daddy is doing that”… oh and she is so good at ordering! It’s fun to see her communicating with kids in the colony and she is friendly to all even though she met them for the first time.
September 2023 in Reading –
Reading Stats –
Books Read – 4
Total Pages – 1147
Goodreads Challenge – 74/80
(click on title to read full review)
Midnight at the Houdini is enjoyable, atmospheric, and adventurous YA urban fantasy with magical realism. I absolutely loved the magical hotel setting but the plot is predictable and characters are two-dimensional. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Bear and the Nightingale is beautiful, imaginative, and atmospheric historical YA fantasy with amazing world. The world is the best part and I loved Vasya. It was great to read a different fantasy that read like literary fiction. There is still more to know and that’s why I gave this ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
Dhara’s Revolution is a beautifully narrated, delightful, and lovely book for 8 year old. I loved the theme and message of what is healthy and friendly competition and how one can achieve so much when we work with each other rather than against each other.
The Colony of Shadows is gripping, emotive, and atmospheric fiction with disability representation. There wasn’t much details on portal to other dimension but I loved characters, atmospheric vibe, and disability representation was the best. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Best Book of The Month –
September 2023 in Blog –
Not bad looking at just 4 posts this month and me being AWOL for most of the month.
Plans for October –
There is just one major plan for now and that is finding some kind of routine.
We are also planning to hire a cleaning service for the house we just vacated this weekend as we need to hand over the keys to the owners.
It’s my birthday month. Nothing major planned but I’m sure buying The Day of Fallen Night which I and Toni are planning to read in December. I better get that in the sale this month and hope there is more price drop.
Right after my birthday, Navaratri is starting and after almost 10 years we will have all nine days Navaratri celebration. We had that in Hyderabad but only for the last three day. Even after moving back to my home state, we didn’t go anywhere as it gets really crowded in events organized in party plots and clubs and passes for it are too expensive. But now my colony is organizing it in the common area for all nine days so that will be fun. Also, my kid enjoys dancing so can’t wait to see her learning Garba steps.
Thank you for reading! Let’s chat..,
How was your September? what are your plans for October?
Have you read any of these books or plan to?
[click on the hamburger button ‘☰‘ in the Menu for the Sidebar]
Sign up to receive email whenever I publish new post-