I started this page at the beginning of the month of September, but didn’t publish it until the last day of the month. That’s how my month went. It was busy and distracting. The main distraction was that I was moving, and this involved a lot of work.
Welcome to my September 2019 page where normally I would share my reading intentions and record progress throughout the month in a diary at the end of the page. Unfortunately this month got funneled into the moving activities that including downsizing, organizing, giving things away, storing whatever was left over, moving it to storage (I really didn’t want a storage space but there I was, at the end of the month, having to do that) … and of course, cleaning the apartment. I had the help of a friend. (Thanks, Jolynn!)
There wasn’t much time left over for reading, though I did manage to read a little.
Goodreads keeps track of books I’ve read this year. Books I’ve read so far in 2019.
My Word of the Month
[I really wanted “innovation” but due to my circumstances had to go with “determination” as I worked to empty my apartment for the move.]
My Haiku of the Month
Except God remains the same
Bedrock to stand on.
Bible Verses of the Month
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:19-21)
Books I read during September, 2019…
☆ – I own a copy of the book
★★ – I own a copy and am currently reading the book
✓ – Finished
↪ – Postponed
↩ – Held over from last month
PSRC = 2019 PopSugar Reading Challenge
Fiction continued from last month
☆ Recent Fiction: Norwegian Wood, by Haruki Murakami – [PSRC #17. A book set on a college or university campus]
I made good progress reading this book but after all is said and done, it is still a physical book and I do so much better with Kindle and audiobooks these days… so I didn’t finish yet.
✓ Nonfiction: Walden on Wheels, by Ken Ilgunas – [PSRC #17. A book set on a college or university campus]
This is the book that entertained me the most this month and the one book I finished reading. It is a memoir of Ken Ilgunas, a young man facing a mountain of debt due to student loans. He became obsessed with paying them off. If you have student loan debt, or any kind of debt you want to pay off, this is a motivating book to read. Part of his saga involved living in a van, but not all of it.
★★ Christian: Living Beyond Yourself, by Beth Moore
I started reading this with Christian friends at a Bible study in Happy Camp, California while I was visiting there in July. I am still reading this book… currently in week eight (out of ten).