Hello and welcome back to my blog, Books and Hooks, where I post a lot about my various hobbies! Today, I’m here with a monthly wrap-up for September. Is it just me, or did this month go by really fast?
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins was a re-read for me. It is one of my favorite books, and it’s one of the books that got me into reading! I loved the book just as much this time around as I did all the other times. I just feel like it’s such a well-written and thought-provoking book. Also, are you team Peeta or team Gale? (Really, though, there is only one true answer.)
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, the second book in the Hunger Games series was the second book I finished in September. This series is just the best!
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins was the third book I read this month. And, the ending always hits so hard. 😭 I’d you’ve never read this series, definitely do! This whole series, in my opinion, is a five-star read!
Then, I read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. It was an assignment for my English, but I think that it was actually pretty good. It really shows how going too far with science can become a risk. I thought that it was also just pretty sad. I gave it four stars.
The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys was a great book. I previously read both Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, and they were both amazing. So, I had high hopes for The Fountains of Silence. Thankfully, my expectations were not too high! I gave this book five stars! I am working on a full book review for it, so keep an eye out for that!
This month, I got a good amount of crocheting done! The main projects I’ve been working on have been crocheting these pumpkins! I’ve made about ten by now! XD
Crochet Flower Chain: Beginner Pattern
Never Have I Ever: Writer’s Edition
My Favorite Book to Movie Adaptions
How to Start Crocheting: A Collab With BetsyJane
Reviewing September’s goals
Write 1,000 words every day. I did not get as much writing done this month as I hoped, so no.
Practice Spanish lessons every day. Yes, I did! 😃
No phone on Mondays and Fridays (except for texting friends and doing Spanish lessons) Uh…no.
Follow schedule. Here’s the thing: I got sick at the beginning of September, so everything with my schedule got kind of messed up. So, I didn’t really do this at the beginning of the month, but during the latter part, I’ve been trying to get into more of a rhythm with school and everything.
Get up early & go to bed early. As I said, my schedules have been weird, so not a lot.
Read five books. Yes, exactly!
Post a crochet pattern. Yes, I did! Click here to see it if you haven’t!
Drink more water. Kind of.
Post twice a week. Yes! I kept up a pretty good posting schedule throughout the month!
Goals for October
Write a total of 30,000 words
Start practicing piano again
Finish The Return of the King book
Make some fallish posts
Find a running plan, and start it
Try out a new recipe
Pictures from September
What happened in September?
- I feel like September was a pretty chill month.
- I got sick at the beginning of the month, so that was not the funnest, but I’m practically better now!
- We got started with school again. I’m having a lot of fun with my courses this year!
- A lot of things were starting up again, such as our homeschool co op, which has been really fun so far!
Thanks, everyone, for reading! I’ll be back on Monday with a fallish (is that a word?) post! See y’all then!
How was your September? What are your plans for October? I’d love to chat in the comments!
Edit: Guys, after I posted this, I got a notification that this is my 100th post! I can’t believe it!