What I’m Reading in September

Oh man, I love September! It’s the beginning of fall, back to school, the heat FINALLY starts to go away … not to mention hot drinks, casseroles, warm socks, sweaters, leggings, and … books!

I’m not sure if it’s because of the whole going back to school and learning thing that usually happens in the fall, but when this time of year comes around, all I want to do is read! I tend to hang up my summer romance books and take out the cozy mysteries, the thrillers, the scary horror novels … I take out more audiobooks as I prepare the house for winter and try to sit down with a cup of coffee or a cup of tea and read a nice thick hardcover while the kids sleep. It’s the perfect season!

This month is going to be a catch up month for me with review books. I’m not sure how I’ve been accumulating so many, but I need to get on them! These will be my top priority books this month and I hope to be totally caught up by the end of the month!

all the things we leave behind one was lost smoke the courtship basket a heart most certain a tapestry of secrets
  1. All The Things We Leave Behind by Riel Nason (Courtesy of Raincoast Books)
  2. One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards (Courtesy of NetGalley)
  3. Smoke by Catherine McKenzie (Courtesy of Thomas Allen & Son)
  4. The Courtship Basket (Amish Heirloom, #2) by Amy Clipston (Courtesy of Booksneeze)
  5. A Heart Most Certain (Teaville Moral Society, #1) by Melissa Jagears (Courtesy of Nuts About Books)
  6. A Tapestry of Secrets (Appalachian Blessings, #3) by Sarah Loudin Thomas (Courtesy of Nuts About Books)

Have you read any of these books? What’s on your September TBR? 

Changes, Beginnings, Continuations, & So Forth

What the what? Is this thing on?

It feels very weird to be writing here, especially since it’s been about a year and a half since any bookish content was published on this blog, BUT I’ve been having some kind of mid-life blogging crisis lately. It’s more of a “who am i – what do i want to do – how do i parent and book” kind of crisis.

The thing is, I love books. I adore books. I want to read books all the time and talk about them and gush about them and share them with my kids and tell my husband about them even though he could really care less about what I was reading. And I want to talk to YOU about books. I want to be a part of the community! After blogging for nearly 9 years, I can’t see myself NOT being a part of the community, even if I don’t really blog ALL the time anymore.

So what’s the deal?

Yeah, I moved blogs. I started up a new bookish blog, thinking that’s what I had wanted, but it wasn’t. I was blogging about mom life and my kids and while I liked it, I wasn’t in love with it. I can talk about my mom woes on Twitter or Facebook, or to my real life mom friends. What I want to talk about here is books! I can’t talk to my kids about the new Harry Potter yet – they’re not quite at that point where they even get that that’s who the guy on the TV is. I can’t squeal at them with excitement about the new Spindle Cove book coming out, or show them the cover – I really doubt they’d also squeal with joy over that. With them I can mom and read books to them and feed them my love of reading so that they might love reading (which would really be better than EATING their books, which is what they’re likely to do).

I feel kind of like I’ve taken a vacation and now I’m back and rusty and I don’t know if anyone will actually read this, or if anyone actually still has this blog in their readers. I remember back in the day when I felt like hot stuff when it came to blogging and maybe it was just a little too cocky of me to think that but it’s true. I loved that I was in the paper, talking about the Edmonton Book Bloggers. I loved that we met up all the time and talked books. I loved that I could write up a discussion post and actually have people discuss it and share it and like it. But these days, I feel like a stranger. I don’t want to feel like a stranger, but I do.

It’s kind of like being the new kid again.

At any rate, I want to try this blog out again. Feel around, maybe change up the look of it and make it something for me now instead of a pair of shoes I’m trying to fit in. I’ve already given up the domain, so I’m a DOT wordpress kind of girl now, and that’s okay. But I want to get back into this again. I don’t want to be forgotten as a blogger.

So, what to expect from this blog now? Well, I plan to talk about books. I want to talk about bookish things a LOT. I most likely won’t share a lot of personal mom-life posts, since I find they’re more for a vent for me than anything else. I want to share covers and my bookish anticipations and my reading lists and my growing TBR pile. I just want to feel like I’m contributing, in my little corner of the internet.

And I guess we’ll see where it goes from there!

Reading In Winter has MOVED!

Hey my lovely readers!

As I’m sure you can tell, I am NO LONGER blogging at Reading In Winter! If you like what you saw here, you can now catch me over at A Little Time To Read where I blog about books, motherhood, and crafting — among other things.🙂 You can still read the archives of Reading In Winter but this location will no longer be updated.

I hope you will continue to follow me on my new blog!

xx

Kristilyn