September 2016 Wrap-Up

September 30, 2016 Monthly Wrap-Up, Wrap-Ups 10

September Wrap Up



Not lot’s going on this month. I got more crochet done, 2 new scarves! And picked up a new pattern I want to try making a blanket with. Bought 7 skeins of christmas variegated yarn to use with it. It’s red, white and green. So if I get time to make much, I’ll show off a work in progress in next month’s wrap up.

I plan on taking a week off work next month and doing a bit of a stay-cation. Where I sit around and read and crochet and not worry about work. *lol* I also plan on dragging Dad to the zoo, and going to a natural history/science museum, as well as visiting some of our relatives. So possibly not too much of a stay-cation, we’ll have to see!

We lost our oldest cat on the 26th. He was Dad’s, and he’d had him since he was born. Mike was 18 and a half years old, and we lost him due to a mix of cancer and some kind of infection that filled his tummy with fluid. He died in his sleep at the vet’s office, and it was very quick. So at least he wasn’t in pain for long.

And so as not to leave this on a sad note: I’m still loving my fitbit flex. I’ve now managed to lose 2lbs and .5in off my tummy! Hoping to keep it up and lose all the weight I need to. Though I’ll settle for most of the weight, just so long as I keep losing!


Books Received/Purchased:

Curse on the Land by Faith Hunter (eARC)
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (eARC)
Closer To The Heart by Mercedes Lackey (finished copy, DAW)
The Hammett Hex by Victoria Abbott (finished copy, Berkley)
Behind Chocolate Bars by Kathy Aarons (finished copy, Berkley)
Seeds of Deception by Sheila Connolly (finished copy, Berkley)
Putting On The Witch by Joyce & Jim Lavene (finished copy, Berkley)
The Witch and the Dead by Heather Blake (finished copy, Berkley)
Paws And Effect by Sofie Kelly (finished copy, Berkley)
Killing Thyme by Leslie Budewitz (finished copy, Berkley)
Masking for Trouble by Diane Vallere (finished copy, Berkley)
Tangled Up In Brew by Joyce Tremel (finished copy, Berkley)
Ghost Times Two by Carolyn Hart (finished copy, Berkley)
Crepe Factor by Laura Childs (finished copy, Berkley)
Hook, Line, and Murder by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain & Renee Paley-Bain (finished copy, Berkley)

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (purchased)
Oath of Fealty by Elizabeth Moon (purchased)

Thrilled to get Curse on the Land, I loved the first book in this series!


Most Popular Post:

The Graces (The Graces #1) by Laure Eve (380 views)

Closely followed by:

The Changelings by Christina Soontornvat (363 views)

There were 465 unique visitors this month, and 32 comments made!


September Reviews:

The Graces (The Graces #1) by Laure Eve (eARC) (2 Stars)
Winter’s Child (Wind River Reservation #20) by Margaret Coel (finished copy for review) (4 Stars)
The Changelings by Christina Soontornvat (eARC) (4 Stars)
By Familiar Means (Witch’s Cat Mystery #2) by Delia James (finished copy for review) (4 Stars)
The Last Phoenix (Genie #2) by Linda Chapman (3.5 Stars)
No Farm, No Foul (Farmer’s Daughter Mystery #1) by Peg Cochran (finished copy for review) (5 Stars)
Aveline (Lost Vegas #1) by Lizzy Ford (eARC) (3 Stars)
Closer to the Heart (Valdemar: The Herald Spy #2) by Mercedes Lackey (finished copy for review) (4 Stars)
Murder of a Cranky Catnapper (A Scumble River Mystery #19) by Denise Swanson (finished copy for review) (4 Stars)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1) by Ransom Riggs (2 Stars)

I hate when I end up with so many 2-3 star books in one month! But at least I did get one 5 star! And it was a book that I almost passed on, so glad I decided to try it!


September Discussion Posts And Other Babblings:

What Do You Think Of Movie Re-Makes?

My 2-Year blogiversary!


Once again, only got one discussion post done this month. One of these days I’ll get back into 4 a month. I just have to remember to work on writing and then scheduling them!


So that was my September, how was yours? Do anything fun this month? What was your favorite book that you weren’t sure you’d like?



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10 Responses to “September 2016 Wrap-Up”

  1. ShootingStarsMag

    I do want to do more discussion posts on my blog. I get ideas I want to work on but I need to make more time to write/schedule them so I’m not trying to do things last minute, etc.

    I hope you do get a nice staycation! Those can be great just to relax a bit and recharge.

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    • SilvaraWilde

      Thank you! It was nice, but I didn’t get anything done I was planning on doing at home. *lol* Ah well…

      As for discussions, I was so much better last year! I was doing 3-4 a month. This year I’ve been lucky to do one a month. Not sure where all my ideas have gone, but I hope you’re able to get yours down!

    • SilvaraWilde

      *laughs* Thanks hun! It wasn’t long enough. Vacations never are! But I actually didn’t get much accomplished at home. I swear I don’t know where all the time went!

  2. Kara S

    This wrap-up directed me to your compelling review of The Graces. I’ve heard some very good things about that book, but your ideas were bold and interesting. Cheers, Kara S

  3. danielle hammelef

    Two years of blogging success is an awesome feat. So much time to give your readers info about books to read and authors to follow. congrats on your succees and here’s to many more years! cheers to you!

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