Friday Wrap-Up: Best of September

It seems I can barely keep up with these monthly wrap-ups. While there hasn’t been a whole lot going on at BookPairing on the front lines, I can assure you that the whole shady background of the set (see: woman typing fervently behind laptop with dog at her feet) is moving a mile a minute, with loads planned for BookPairing in the next few months. Likewise, reading has lightened considerably, especially at the end of the month but I blame that just as much on reading Stephen King’s The Stand (1,000+ pages ahem) than anything else.

This month on BookPairing, I released my first Quickie Pairing of Breasts and Bonk–two women who take on the naughty bits and naughty times of our lives. For some more escapism, see my review of The Demi-Monde: Winter by Rod Rees.

There was also a guerilla fitness challenge with A.J. Jacobs’ book Drop Dead Healthy. And, at the beginning of the month, I wrote up my pairing for two books that spoke to the dusty desert towns I grew up in: All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy and Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins.

Oh and I talked about my bookshelves, because that’s what all the cool people do.

For the final month count, I finished 6 books (wop wop after last month, right?):

What’s your favorite book you read in September? What are you reading now?

P.S.: I want to send a huge thank you to Amy at the One Artsy Momma Etsy shop for putting together a new blog header after I asked her to have it finished like yesterday. She must have had a DeLorean because here it is. Thanks again so much Amy!


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  • Melissa

    I just read the Stand this year too. It was intense!

    • Nikki Steele

      It was so great! I listened to the audio version and the narrator was amazing — he captured all the spookiness perfectly.

  • Cipriano @ Bookpuddle

    Here I am just doing a random Google search for “breasts and bonk” and serendipitously land on your site!
    [Just kidding!]
    [I only Googled “breasts”].
    [Again — just kidding…]
    And now, two brief non-immature comments:
    First, I LOVE The Stand. I read it a long long time ago [like decades ago] and I want to re-read the thing. I thought it was fabulous back then. I really love end-of-the-world-ish novels, and this one was a dandy.
    Secondly, I wish I could read as much [as fast?] as you do. I max out at about 4 books a month, usually.
    So — kudos to your reading ability, and eclectic taste!
    Oh, thirdly — nice bookshelves!

    • Nikki Steele

      Definitely try the audio version of The Stand if you re-read. It’s fantastic!