So, looking back at the month that was September 2021…
I read five books (in order of favorite to least, although all were good):
- Invisible Differences: A Story of Aspergers, Adulting, and Living A Life in Full Color by Julia Dachez (author) and Mademoiselle Caroline (illustrator)
- Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry, collected and with an introduction by Joy Harjo, 23rd U.S. Poet Laureate
- The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
- Friday the Rabbi Slept Late by Harry Kemelman
- Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry, also by Kemelman.
I think why I liked the graphic novel the best is because I (and my wife) think I’m probably on the spectrum somewhere. While I read one Goodreads review that said the resources offered at the end of the book were superficial, I thought it wasn’t meant to be exhaustive but an introduction. Personally I could relate to a lot of what Marguerite, the main character, experienced in her life. Even this morning, I found myself slightly overwhelmed by a neighbor’s barking dogs.
We watched seven TV shows (in alphabetical order, all are/were excellent):
- Alice in Paris
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine
- Reservation Dogs
- Ted Lasso
- What We Do in the Shadows
Hard to pick up a favorite, but I will: Reservation Dogs. Seek it out.
I listened to a little bit of this:
A little bit of that:
And a lot of meditation exercises from meditation apps (not providing the links, because…Google):
- Wake Up/Wind Down (with Niall Breslin)
I also listened/watched folklore: the long pond sessions on Disney Plus, that really enhanced the album. I’ll leave you with my favorite song from the album:
While I know September actually has five days left, how was your September? Read, watch, listen to, do anything good in the last month? Please share in the comments.