So as planned, I started September with a four-day Labor Day Weekend as I tacked on Tuesday as a vacation day and caught up on some reading.
Mid-month, Kim and I went on a wine bus trip to Seneca Lake, one of the Finger Lakes in New York. The trip was part of our library’s Centennial Celebration, included three wine tastings, and a lobster festival at another winery.
I ended the month with a day off from work this past Thursday where I read my final book of the month, bringing my total to seven books, tying my best month of reading this year with January. The seven books were:
- The Rubber Band, the third Nero Wolfe, by Rex Stout.
- The Lost Book of The Grail by Charlie Lovett, which was recommended by Tasha of the blog Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Books.
- The Red Box, the fourth Nero Wolfe, by Rex Stout.
- Gallows View, the first Inspector Banks, by Peter Robinson, after seeing Tina of the blog Novel Meals mention the series on Instagram.
- The Western Star, the 13th Walt Longmire, by Craig Johnson.
- Too Many Cooks, the fifth Nero Wolfe, by Rex Stout.
- Some Buried Caesar, the sixth Nero Wolfe, by Rex Stout.
The best of the eight was The Lost Book of The Grail. The most meh of the eight sadly was the Longmire. I must admit that I liked the earlier ones better.
As for TV and movies, Kim and I began the month watching Game of Thrones (now up to Season 6), mid-month watched Wonder Woman, and ended the month with rewatching a lot of Parks and Recreation.
Spinning on my virtual turntable this past month was a little bit of this:
And a little bit of that:
October begins with Kim undergoing a procedure called cardioversion in an attempt to get her heart back in rhythm after learning in August she was, and is (still) in atrial fibrillation. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
On the reading front, the highlight should be Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon that takes place on Saturday, Oct. 21.
Other than continuing with Game of Thrones this coming month, we also are looking forward to the return of Stranger Things at the end of the month:
How was your month of September? Favorite book read, TV show/series watched, album listened to? What were the highlights for you? What are you looking forward to in October?