‘Bye September…

Bye, September. You flew by so fast. I lost my bearings in the process. However, along with writing, reading, and getting myself back on the work track, I welcomed Fall’s official beginning with glee.

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I miss the chance to use this gif!

With September’s end, comes October and spooktacular treats in our libraries, book apps, and bookstores, if we trust ourselves to not creep ourselves out and tuck our heads under the blanket.

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But, before I welcome October, let’s look back at my crafty books and pop culture jaunts for our sad and departing friend, September.

September Reading Revelations

  •  Overdrive feeds my book addiction and I’m not ashamed. Unless I really need to possess any given book, I’ll check with this app first to save funds.
  • E-books own their place in my heart. I must get over some snooty feelings toward them.
  • Reading multiple books at one time fuels brain power. At the time of this post, I finished two, while maintaining two others.
  • Even though I’m reading multiple books, I pace myself. One book may take an entire month to read, whereas another sees three-day completion.
  • Adding nonfiction to my reading lists feels good. Sure, reading them takes longer, but adding them rounds out my reading.
  • Nostalgic trips via audiobooks astound me still.

Total # of Pages Read:


Physical Books

The Summer We Got Free by Mia McKenzieThe Handmaid's Tale


Play It as It Lays by Joan DidionThe Weight of LiesSome Hope by Edward St. Aubyn


Ultraluminous by Katherine Faw MorrisThe French Girl by Lexie Elliott


E.T. the Extraterrestrial Storybook by William KotzwinkleIncidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs


Today Will Be Different

Today Will Be Different

Short Stories

 The Lottery and Other Stories (Finished anthology)

First Book Read

The Summer We Got Free by Mia McKenzie

Last Book Read

The Handmaid's Tale 4/5

Highest Rating: 5 The Summer We Got Free by Mia McKenzieE.T. the Extraterrestrial Storybook by William KotzwinkleIncidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs

Lowest Rating: 2 The Weight of Lies by Emily CarpenterSome Hope by Edward St. Aubyn

Overall Book Rating: 4.15

Favorite Book

E.T. the Extraterrestrial Storybook by William Kotzwinkle Nostalgia’s strong, kiddos.



∗Despite wanting to see Mother! and Kingsmen: The Golden Circle, I nixed those plans after lackluster reviews. Movies weaken the wallet and I seek strong movies for my wallet’s bend.∗

How did your September reading and pop cultural moments go? Feel free to share below.

Here’s to the spooky month of October!

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Happy Reading!


Author: Crafty Scribbles

Lover of Words. Mother. Teacher. Traveler. Writer. Bionic woman against ignorance. Finding the balance between words and reality. M.Ed. built to school you.