September has been a bad month for my bank account but a good month for my bookshelf.
I send out a #RAK this month to Vonnie from Vonnie's Reading Corner it was her birthday and I send her "Unwholly" by Neal Shusterman.
I went to Manuscripta for the first time. Manuscripta is a two day event where publishers and bookpromoters / sellers introduce their to be released books for the upcoming months to the audience. There are various activities and signings too.
This year I looked trough the program and saw that Carlos Ruiz Zafon was coming to sign his new book which was to be released that same weekend. Eventually I ended up going both days. On the Saturday I had Julian Barnes sign my copy of "The Sense of an Ending" which I got for my birthday in July. On Sunday I saw Amanda Hodgkinson and Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I had an ebook from "22 Britannia Road" but as that is pretty hard to sign I got the paperback on Manuscripta.
During the rest of the month I could not stop myself from buying "Prague Winter" by Madeleine Albright, "The Comfort of Lies" by Randy Susan Meyers, "Skippy Dies" (eBook) by Paul Murray and a baking book with Dutch recipes "Het Nederlands bakboek" by Gaitri Pagrach-Chandra.
I did not have time to read any of these books yet though so I am totally ready for the weather to go bad and living on the couch.
This month I did not plan many books to read. Reason was that I still had to read the last Matthew Shardlake book and the experience with the previous books was that it could take a whole to finish it. Other books I planned to read where:
- Gone Girl - Gyllian Flynn (Groupread Fiction Fanatics)
- The Quickening Maze - Adam Foulds (A-Z Challenge Q)
- Remembrance - Michelle Madow (A-Z Challenge R)
- The Secret she Left Behind - Diane Chamberlain (A-Z Challenge S)
- The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger (A-Z Chalenge T)
- Dead as a Doornail - Charlaine Harris (Series Challenge)
- Definitely Dead - Charlaine Harris (Series Challenge)
I finished most of them. Started "The Time Traveler’s Wife" yesterday the others I did finish except for "The Quickening Maze" I had to put that one down because I could not get a grip on the story. Instead I read "A Quiet Vendetta" by R.J. Ellory for my Q in the A-Z Challenge. Reviews of all these books will be coming.
And last but not least I decided to make the step from Tumblr to Blogger. As I ran into the limitations of Tumbr on several occasions I decided to have a look into my other options. As I was to lazy to choose for a self-host option I decided to go with Blogger. If you want to read up to my old posts feel free to visit my Tumblr, there are some pictures there too I will not post here (binturongs). Eventually I will transfer the reviews from Tumblr too here too but that is going to take a while because Tumblr does not export. So now I am going to make my plans for October and enjoy the rest of my Sunday!
How was your month.? Are you ready for autumn?