I have so many books to review and so many posts to write, but I just haven’t had the time. It’s hard to say why, really. Although it’s taking me longer to get too and from work now, I’m not really working any longer than I was previously. Obviously there is the new household resident who is taking up a lot of my time, but I can’t really begrudge her that. I think I just need to find the balance between spending time with my family whilst ensuring I also get Hanna Time in which to read.
I didn’t get round to doing a September Wrap-Up, but considering how little I read, I didn’t feel too bad about it. That was Moving Month, so I feel like it can be excused. I’ve read a bit more this month, thankfully.
I feel really lucky in that I’ve had such a good run of books over the past few months. I’ve started thinking about my Best of 2017 list already and, for the first time ever, I think I’ll be leaving books out instead of scrabbling for additions so I can reach the total.
There are so many of these books that I’m dying to review and talk about – I have pages and pages of notes for My Friend Dahmer, the graphic novel by one of Jeffrey Dahmer’s classmates, and I have Things To Say about How To Stop Time as well.
I’m definitely not going to do a book haul this month because my trips to the library have become ridiculous. I don’t feel too bad about it because I haven’t yet had to return a book unread, which means that at least I’m not unnecessarily hogging books that other people could be reading. Of course, it does mean that I haven’t really been reading my own books a whole lot, but that’s not the end of the world.
Huddersfield Library really is brilliant though – they get so many new releases in and they seem pretty good at purchasing the latest trending books as well. Hence my groaning library card.
Between that and a book buying trip with Charlotte, I have more unread books than every before. It’s hard to complain though, when so many of them have been brilliant and I haven’t actually paid for the majority of them.
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson