That Was The Month That Was… September 2020!

I can’t believe it’s already October! Time has been so strange this year as it’s been both very slow and yet has flown by.

My reading mojo is still not really there. I have read quite a few books this month but a lot of them were either books that I’d part read the month before or they were audio books. I enjoy books when I’m reading but I don’t feel inclined to pick books up, even when it’s something I’ve started and was enjoying.

My blogging mojo is flagging a bit too at the moment. I’m struggling with typing and it’s harder to use my dictation software with the new WordPress so that’s not helping. I must apologise for not replying to all of your lovely comments in anything like a timely manner. Also, for not commenting on your blogs. I hope I can get back into the groove of it very soon.

September was a good month in other ways though. My healthy eating is going well and I’m definitely forming much better habits. I’m even eating breakfast every day (for the first time in my adult life!). Over the last few weeks I’ve lost over a stone and given that I can’t really exercise due to the nature of my disability I’m feeling quite proud of myself.

My husband is now off furlough and is working from home for the time being. It’s meant we’ve finally found a proper purpose for our spare room and it’s looking really good as an office. Today the picture frames we ordered arrived so we’ll finally be able to frame our music posters from various Isle of Wight festivals we’ve been to and when we saw Kate Bush. It’s only taken us 6 or 7 years to get around to this but better late than never!

The Books I Read

My September Blog Posts

That Was The Month That Was… August 2020!

WWW Wednesdays (2 Sep)

My 20 Books of Summer Wrap-Up

Book Haul (5 Sep)

WWW Wednesdays (9 Sep)

Mini Book Reviews of Three by D. A Mishani, Dead To Her by Sarah Pinborough, The Storm by Amanda Jennings, and Here is the Beehive by Sarah Crossan

WWW Wednesdays (16 Sep)

Review of A Year of Living Simply by Kate Humble

WWW Wednesdays (23 Sep)

Review of In Black and White by Alexandra Wilson

Review of The Stolen Sisters by Louise Jensen

WWW Wednesdays (30 Sep)

How was September for you? I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well and that the month has been okay. What was your favourite book from September? I’d love to know what you’ve been reading so please comment below. 

10 thoughts on “That Was The Month That Was… September 2020!

  1. Wow, you got through loads! September has been a good reading month for me with quite a few books added to my Top Reads list including The Thursday Murder Club, All About Us by Tom Ellen and The Women Who Ran Away by Patricia Scanlan.

  2. Great selection! I have quite a few of these too. I still need to read the storm but I keep putting it off as I loved The Cliff house and I want to like this one just as much. 😬😆

  3. Very happy to hear that your husband is once again working; what a load off your mind. And your healthy eating, too, is good news, Hayley. I’ve noticed that reading mojo has a lot to do with stress, so hopefully as your life gets back to a pattern, you’ll get that mojo back, too.

  4. Very happy to hear that your husband is once again working; what a load off your mind. And your healthy eating, too, is good news, Hayley. I’ve noticed that reading mojo has a lot to do with stress, so hopefully as your life gets back to a pattern, you’ll get that mojo back, too.

  5. Wow you got through loads Hayley I’m so impressed! Sorry you’re having problems with the new Word Press editor. I don’t think they’ve really thought about all the book bloggers who’ve been quite happy with it for years. Don’t worry about not commenting, it just lovely to see your posts when you’re able to blog. xx

  6. That’s appalling about the WordPress editor not working with your software – have you reported that (if you’re able to)? as that’s just not on. I read some good books in September – Huda Fahmy’s Yes I’m Hot in This, Paul Magrs’ Exchange and Paul Jepson/Cain Blyth’s Rewilding were highlights for me.

  7. I really should read Liar… (if you didn’t know, I’m an American living in Israel. I wish I could read it in the original, but my dyslexia prevents me from doing that).

  8. My you read some great ones – how was Writers and Lovers? I’m so curious about it. And YES the new editor is MADDENING. I can’t figure out how to indent an entire paragraph and the list block makes no sense and I seem to have to relearn picture gallery every time (it does awful things to pictures when you let it just crop willy-nilly). Glad the hubby is working again – mine just got back to work in September (big sigh of relief) so maybe I can buy a few books again.

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