September, a banner month! On the home front, it was good times for so many reasons.
1. Our 7th wedding anniversary...which was celebrated with a dinner out BY OURSELVES! No kids! At a not-very-kid-friendly restaurant! It was amazing! We ate too much and drank
too much responsibly (we did have to parent when we got home) and just generally enjoyed each other's company. It was wonderful.
2. My 31st birthday, which was celebrated with a dinner out as well, though this was with the kiddos and involved eating my weight in hamburger meat at Red Robin and listening to Small Fry sing to me. Also wonderful!
3. Finishing my half marathon, which as you well know by now, was quite the saga, but I am rather proud of myself and licking my wounds more quietly. :)
Plus, I feel like I made a bit of a comeback around here, which is exciting.
The Three by Sarah Lotz
Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen
The Blonde by Anna Godbersen
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous (which included a celebration of Banned Books Week!)
The Memory of Love by Linda Olsson
In addition, I did a new Small Fry Saturday review for My Bus by Byron Barton.
I also talked about my issues with e-books vs paper (the struggle is real), and told you about my new tattoo and love for Jodi Picoult (though those two things are not related, which is probably a win for Jodi Picoult).
As I mentioned earlier this week, I'm hoping for some spooky reads in October, plus possibly snagging a copy of Picoult's Leaving Time, and I do have one TLC Book Tour coming up as well. I know, I took the whole summer off! But it will be nice to review some new releases again.
How is fall treating you, friends? Are you pro- or anti- the pumpkin spice craze? (Personally, I think the Pumpkin Spice Oreo is an insult to humanity.)