September 2022 round up

September is over and with it went the last dregs of summer. We are now into October and autumn, but here’s what I got up to in September.

What I have read

I reached 100 books this month, which was my goal for the year. Now I need to decide if I want to up it by another 15 or 20 books, or just leave it. It’s not like I’ll stop reading either way.

What I have read:

  • The BFG – Roald Dahl
  • A Mother’s Love (Wartime Midwives #4) – Daisy Styles
  • The House in the Cerulean Sea – TJ Klune
  • The Primrose Railway Children – Jacqueline Wilson
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
  • The Story of Our Queen – reviewed here
  • The Little Bookshop on the Seine (Little Paris #1) – Rebecca Raisin
  • Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs (Jane Jamieson #1) – Molly Harper
  • Five Go to Demon’s Rocks – reviewed here and here
  • The Library – Bella Osborne
  • Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men (Jane Jamieson #2) – Molly Harper
  • Class (Maggie Adair #1) – Jane Beaton, recommended here
  • Rules (Maggie Adair #2) – Jane Beaton
  • The Single Mum’s Book Club – Victoria Cooke

And I’m still working on:

  • The Light Years (Cazalet Chronicles #1) – Elizabeth Jane Howard
  • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator – Roald Dahl
  • Gunner Girls and Fighter Boys – Mary Gibson

What I have watched

  • I’ve continued with House of Games and George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces.
  • Despite a fair few bad reviews we’ve been enjoying Rings of Power
  • I watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with Brodie now he’s read the book
  • The Queen’s cortege as it passed through Dundee, and then most of the funeral coverage (minus the actual services).
  • I went back and watched the first two series of The Crown and I’m now on series three which I’ve not watched before.
  • My sister has introduced me to Pretty Woman and 13 going on 30 on our Tuesday movie nights.
  • At the weekends we have watched The Shape of Water (worst film I’ve ever seen!)
  • Thor Love and Thunder and Dangerous Minds

What I have done

  • I took a trip into town with Brodie and my sister to visit the museum and treated ourselves to fancy ice cream sundaes
  • We made use of our membership to go to bus day at the Transport Museum, which included a free shuttle bus on vintage buses there and back, and we had lunch out after at a pizza place. Brodie even had his photo taken driving a bus which ended up on the front cover of the local paper.
  •  I visited my favourite place – St Andrews – with my parents and sister while Brodie was at school, we had lunch and a walk around as well as visiting some of the shops
  • We went to Blair Dummond Safari for my nephews’ birthdays
  • We turned an ordinary walk in the woods into a mushroom hunt and must have found at least a dozen different varieties

What I have bought

The Story of Our Queen, which I wrote about recently. I bought a copy the day after the Queen died, but then ended up reading a pdf copy a friend put online. It is still a lovely book to have, though.

How was your September?

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1 Response to September 2022 round up

  1. chrissie777 says:

    Our September was more active than in previous summers, because the weather was no longer hot and humid (thank God for that!), so we spent more time outdoors and took photos and twice met relatives and friends.

    I lowered my reading challenge goal in, because I want to read some books with 600+ pages and that just takes me longer than the usual 300 to 400 pages novels which enable me to read a dozen books per month.

    We didn’t go to the movie theater in September, because nothing of interest was released so far. TCM offered much better classic movies last year than this year (they bring one classic movie to selected movie theaters per month).

    In 2 days we’ll return to Maine for a two weeks vacation at Popham Beach…we fell in love with this most beautiful beach in New England last year in October.


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