With blogging, you can see at just one quick glance where your life has been for the last week, month, year, etc.
Looking at those handful of posts from September, made me very aware of something I already kind of suspected. As it is, I shall later refer to September as the month where I crawled into work-land and didn’t surface until autumn broke. (Though, really, that’s as good of a time as any.) With only a handful of posts across BookPairing, my business blog, and Food Riot, it’s been a bit crickets overall.
See, August was my big development month for my business. I was going to take it to new and amazing things. And I did. And it’s awesome. But all of that development in August quickly overfloweth in September and so I’m just now above the work-line enough to know that there are more important things than working 12 hours days.
Like blogging about books.
Drinking wine with friends.
Laughing over ridiculous Food Riot posts.
Reading all the books.
Keeping up with the bloggers that I love.
Cuddling with puppies and hubzies.
I can’t promise anything, but I hope to have some time for some good TLC back in blog-land and more time for reading.
Without much else gabbing on, here is what I’ve been doing for the past month: talking bourbon and Planetary, a comic series by Warren Ellis and John Cassady; awkwardly pairing wine with a book about the bubonic plague; and hitting two of my favorites in a quickie for books about war.
Oh and I also hit the wine again with another old favorite, Sarah Maclean.
I read ONE book this month and it was a shortie (though still really good): Divergent by Veronica Roth. My review coming later. I’m also half-way through two other books (so that almost counts as a second one, right): Insurgent by Veronica Roth and Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen–amazing so far.
Also, not to make everybody jealous, but I am planning a Night Circus themed party for this fall. And it’s going to be immense.
Around the Web
Okay. So I posted about some kitchen exercises you can do to slim and tone in the kitchen on Food Riot and it was awesome. And it featured a Richard Simmons GIF, sooooo yeah.
Over at the business blog, I talked about the places that I find social media inspiration and news. I also talked up a storm about Amanda Shofner’s Blog Events, which you should certainly check out if you’ve ever thought about hosting a blog event.
What did you do in September? What did you read?