Saturday, 29 September 2012

Mel's Random September

Another month bites the dust! I have to confess September was going well for me until this past week which just sucked big time (more illness in the family which just has me wondering when will it get better?). Up until this week though, September was rocking with my birthday a great excuse to see all my lovely friends - and hearing from those who I don't see often enough because of distance! One of my friends even got me one of the most fantastic homemade birthday presents...
A knitted Tower Bridge!
I love it! It was a fantastic surprise and so cool!

So what impact did this have on my reading?

Kitty Steals The Show (Kitty Norville #10) - Carrie Vaughn
Rome: The Eagle of the Twelfth - MC Scott (British Book Challenge)
Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires # 4) - Chloe Neill (TBR Reading Pile Challenge)
Enclave (Razorland #1) - Ann Aguirre (TBR Reading Pile Challenge)

The City's Son - Tom Pollock (British Book Challenge)
Full Blooded - Amanda Carlson
Hanging By A Thread - Sophie Littlefield
Poltergeeks - Sean Cummings

Blooded - Amanda Carlson

Guest Reviews
With Sarah back from holiday, she was in full review mood - reading and reviewing:
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke
Die for Me - Amy Plum
Pride (Shifters #3) - Rachel Vincent
Plus my friend Emma stopped by to review one of my favourite books:
The Knife of Never-Letting Go - Patrick Ness

As part of my blogging anniversary I asked you to interview me - and I had so questions I had to answer them over four weeks!
You Asked Me about...Blogging
You Asked Me about...Books & Authors
You Asked Me about...Me - Part 1
You Asked Me about...Me - Part 2

Regular Posts
In addition there were the usual wishlist posts, in my mailbox and Throwback Thursdays.

So updating the challenges -
British Books Challenge - 27 Read

2012 TBR Reading Pile Challenge - 31 Read

Best of the Bunch: This month my favourite read was Enclave - so thanks for pointing me towards it!

Honourable Mentions: Full Blooded & The City's Son were fun reads!


 What was your month like?


  1. Sorry to hear about the illness in your family :/

    I hope it all will get better, and, when did September get so far?

  2. So that WAS, in fact, the Tower Bridge in your photo--I was scrolling through my blogroll this morning and thought, huh, that looks like a knitted Tower Bridge. Very cool gift indeed!

  3. I love that knitted Tower Bridge- what a cool present! (Hope you had a great birthday).
    That's it- I've got to read Enclave now!
    Have a good week!

  4. Dear, you still rocked the month. :)

    Hope mom is doing better, so sorry to hear. Take care!