Grateful for: Natalie loves her job and has successfully navigated her first week of college. One of her instructors hasn’t graded anything yet, but after one week of assignments, she has 100% in one course and 97% in the other. She likes her instructors and is enjoying the work so far.
Enjoying: Fall TV! Almost all of my favorite shows have returned, Mentalist starts tonight, and Grimm in a few weeks. Plus, we enjoyed two new shows: Marvel’s Agents of Shield, which has great potential, and Sleepy Hollow, which I think might be good. I like the casting, so I’ll give it a few episodes to take off. My returning favorites are Castle, Bones, Elementary, NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy, and Blue Bloods. Are you watching any fall TV?
Enjoying, take two: Football! The Seahawks are undefeated so far, and they’ve got a fantastic team. We could go all the way this season!
Reading: Touchstone by Laurie R. King; The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins; A Question of Honor by Charles Todd; The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell; Aimless Love: Poems by Billy Collins; and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R.Tolkien
Recently finished reading: Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford; Light by Michael Grant; and Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
Listening to: Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Recently finished listening to: My Latest Grievance by Elinor Lipman and Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts
~ Book Review: Lineup by Liad Shoham
~ A to Z Reader Survey
~ Mini-reviews: Starglass by Phoebe North; Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son by Michael Chabon; and Night Film by Marisha Pessl
~ Mini-reviews: Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen; The Writing Class by Jincy Willett; and The Doll by Taylor Stevens
What have you been reading, listening to, watching, and/or grateful for this week?
Books finished in September:
The Doll by Taylor Stevens – 4 stars – my review
Persuasions: A Dream of Reason Meeting Unbelief by Douglas Wilson – 3 stars
Starglass by Phoebe North – 3 stars – my review
Fin and Lady by Cathleen Schine (audiobook) – 5 stars – my review
Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son by Michael Chabon (audiobook) – 4 stars – my review
Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate by M.C. Beaton – 4 stars
Night Film by Marisha Pessl – 4 stars – my review
Lineup by Liad Shoham – 3 stars – my review
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (audiobook) – 5 stars
My Latest Grievance by Elinor Lipman (audiobook) – 4 stars
Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford – 5 stars
Light by Michael Grant – 5 stars
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons – 3 stars
Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts (audiobook) – 3 stars