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It has been a bit since my last post! I unintentionally took a blogging break for the entirety of September. This year has just been so unexpected in so many ways. School started back up for my kids - all three were signed up to do the hybrid process which is a mixture of in class and remote learning. My youngest two kiddos made it three days in person (so like a week and a half total) before the school moved to online only. My oldest is a senior this year and has been doing doing his school's version of the hybrid school year the entire time. I'm SO thankful that I already worked from home, that my kids are old enough that they don't need my constant help and attention because wow.....I feel for the parents where this isn't the case. And still my time has been taken up with helping with schoolwork and assisting with technical issues when needed. Something had to give and both blogging and reading took the hit. I managed to read three books in total in September. Definitely not my best month numbers wise. There were some positives in there of course too but I think that mostly explains why I've been so absent here. Honestly, it remains to be seen how much free time I will have but I'm really focusing on getting in more reading time this month because I NEED it! Reading is a stress reliever for me - in October I'm hoping to prioritize reading a lot more (and scrolling on my phone a lot less).
That was a long winded explanation to why I haven't been blogging but I was reading some really great things in August before I hit my slump. I have some really great books I want to share my thoughts on with all of you. And prior to all of this, I was doing decent at just keeping up with reviews so that is something that I would like to work on catching back up on. I'm currently in the midst of reading two books:
And Now She's Gone by Rachel Howell Hall is my current print read. Last year I read and loved her book They All Fall Down which if you haven't read yet - I definitely recommend! This is her newest release and so far I'm intrigued. Nothing seems to be what it seems and I'm HERE for it. On my e-reader, I've just begun reading Love is a Rogue by Lenora Bell. I haven't read a historical romance in forever it feels like, I saw an amazing review for this one on Instagram, and it releases later this month so I just knew that I needed to give this one a go. It will be the perfect break from all of the scary, dark, thrilling reads that I'm hoping to get to in October. My library stack is absolutely overflowing with books perfect for fall reading!