September 2022 Book Update

Wow, September has been a busy month… but not for book reading apparently. Oh well.

I haven’t read too many books this month and none of them were real standouts for being amazing. My favorite was The Atlas Six. I really fell into that one and finished it quickly. Otherwise, I’ve been in a bit of a slump and didn’t find reading to be as important or as entertaining as usual.

Still, I’ve made sure to keep chipping away at a few books to reach a goal of 100 books this year.

My Mess is a Bit of a Life

By Georgia Pritchett

Rating: 2 out of 5.

This one was fine. Made me feel a little better about myself knowing what other people go through in life. But overall, just a bit strange.

The Atlas Six

By Olivie Blake

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I’ve had my eye on this one for a while because it’s been so popular in the book world. I was rewarded as promised. This book was unique, had well-developed characters, and kept me on my toes. The magic system was cool too.

The Alchemy of Air

By Thomas Hager

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This one is about the invention of synthetic nitrate, aka fertilizer. It’s a mix of science, history, and storytelling that was oddly satisfying. Don’t let the topic deter you, there really is an important story to tell here.

The Birds at My Table

By Darryl Jones

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

I like birds and nature so I figured this would be a cool way to learn something new. I did learn a lot, but I think the book was too long. Too many personal stories that basically said the same message over and over again. Still interesting and informative.

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  1. My tally for the challenge is 46 books – 4 for September, and I’ve read a total of 170 books so far with 18 more books this month.

    #36 About sports: W.P. Kinsella Shoeless Joe -274- 5 stars. This is the novel that inspired Field of Dreams. Captivating, unputdownable, I loved every minute of it. Incredibly visual (or not for some). Magical. I read it to celebrate my son’s birthday who’s a lover of everything baseball and has been for at least 25 years now.

    #03A Recommended by a friend: |PRINT| Samuel Schlesinger Tap Tap And Grind: Secrets Your Dentist … -94- 3 stars. Many times Dr. Sam writes “your dentist will decide this or that” but for most of these it’s by the dental hygienist, the client and your insurance. The DH will decide depending on how your gums look and other stuff. I felt like he was talking to a recalcitrant child instead of adults; he’s a bit condescending at times too. A whiny person started each chapter (why, why, why); that got old fast. The chapter that is the most detailed is the one about implants but most should have been on a cheat sheet after surgery, then some of it appear again in the annexes.

    #15 Translated from another language (Swedish): Jonas Jonasson The Accidental Further Adventures of the 100 y.o. Man -440- 4 stars. I loved the book as much as I did the first one; my one-star off is because of the editing. It needs a serious pass and it’s distracting. Over-the-top unbelievable, lots of plots and politics, a bit of romance while friendships slipped away to my great sadness, but always entertaining with fun name-dropping included.

    #43 Of poetry: The Modern Folk Poet Quirks & Irks: Contemporary Poetry On Modern Life -58- 3 stars. Cute short poems. I loved the one about construction best. Some old-fashioned ones, others quite contemporary. Great read while you’re waiting for something or someone.

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