September was a busy blogging month! I honestly don’t know how that worked out — most of the month was a blur. BUT, we did get to welcome fall (my favorite season) and barely start to feel the cooler days in my neck of the woods.
on the bookshelf
Oh my, I’m turning into a book hoarder. My mother would agree. New titles on the shelves, both virtual and paperback, include the “Targeted for Danger” ebook novella collection, The Last Summer by Brandy Bruce, Chasing Haven by Rachel Fallin… and for upcoming review Crown of Souls by Ronie Kendig, All This Time by Melissa Tagg, Hometown Girl by Courtney Walsh, Too Far Down by Mary Connealy, The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner, The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright, Returning Home by Toni Shiloh, and Impossible Saints by Clarissa Harwood.
on the blog
Most popular posts:
- Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books with Bookish Heroines (and Heroes!)
- 4 Reasons to Read Inspirational Fiction
- Author Interview & Giveaway: A New Shade of Summer by Nicole Deese
- How-To: Solar Dyed Yarn Project (With Kool-Aid!)
- Let’s Talk Rereads!
Most popular book reviews:
- I’ll Be Yours by Jenny B. Jones
- The Long Shadows of Summer by Robin E. Mason
- Many Sparrows by Lori Benton
in the kitchen
I tried this fresh raspberry pie recipe from PBS Food (yes, them again. They just post some good recipes!). It was light and fun and soooo good.
I’m also having fun with a new Christmas cookie cookbook…. more on that, and a review, soon.
on the screen
I admit it, I’ve never read an Agatha Christie book OR seen any adaptations (that I know of). So, I watched the “classic” Murder on the Orient Express from 1974 because the new one looks just so darn good. I admit, I didn’t see some of the twists coming! It has a 1970s drama flair to it that I will be anxious to compare with the new one.
Of course, I watched the new Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Home Again Hallmark production (shoutout to the #POstables fans!!!). I’ve been following this saga for most of its duration, happily rooting for the characters, friendships, and (finally) romance of the series. This latest made me happy, once again! I really, really appreciate how the ongoing relationships have steadily grown in complexity and depth over several installments — and not just with the 4 main characters, but with the extended family dynamic and other characters. Also, I LOVE how the series refocuses on a fresh storyline yet frequently retains a thread of patriotism and honors historical events.
around the web
Merriam Webster added new words to the dictionary. You might learn a thing or two from their announcement, or be glad your slang terms are now “official” (I’m talking about froyo here.)
And this is SUPER nerdy, but I was amused by this TED video on alphabetizing and types of sorting algorithms:
Exciting covers were revealed this month for two 2018 releases: Rachel McMillan’s upcoming Murder at the Flamingo AND Joanne Bischof’s Sons of Blackbird Mountain! Both are gorgeous and creative and exquisite.
Bethany House’s blog post featuring Five Bookish Mysteries to Solve is witty and fun!
YOUR TURN! How was September for you? Did you accomplish that “to-do” list or do anything exciting?