Life Diaries & Reading Wrap Up – Sep 2019

I know, it is almost half way through October, and that I’m quite late with my Sep wrap up post, but what is it that they say? ‘Better late than never, right?’ So here goes a brief snapshot of my month in September this year.

September is my birthday month, and although I didn’t want to celebrate my birthday, because I’m constantly missing dad, I did end up having a sort of a celebration eventually, not surprisingly, because of all the special people in my life – my mom, my sister, my daughter, husband, friends and family 🙂 My mom had come over to stay for the entire month of September and my daughter was absolutely delighted to have her around, and so was I.

On my birthday, I took the day off from work, went for a run and thought of dad. Mom and I went out for lunch and then to our local bookstore, where she bought me so many books for my birthday present! I got a pair of really great wireless headphones from my husband and some adorable birthday card from my three year old. Mom made the most delicious dinner at night was a really nice day 🙂

Here is what I read in September:

  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Re-read this)

  2. Little Women (Another re-read, as part of the BookFairies classic readalongs)

  3. The History of Love (one of my favourite reads this year!)

  4. Exit West (I thought this one was slightly over hyped)

  5. Fierce Fairytales (A collection of poems and stories of fairy tale re-tellings)

We have an Indian festival called Ganesh Chaturthi in the month of September, which is a big festival in the state I live in, so we went out for a lunch to a friend’s place to celebrate. I’m a believer-turned-agnostic, but we want our daughter to experience as many festivals as she can, and decide for herself who she wants to be when she grows up. There’s always a lot of yummy food, not to forget 😉

There was a wedding that I attended towards the end of the month, and I tried running a little more in the month of September. So all in all, a pretty good month 🙂


I really want to participate in NaNoWriMo again next month – I have participated in the last two years and failed royally both years. It’s not the fear of failure, but just that I’m not able to find a story or an idea of a story that I want to write about, this year. Any tips? Should I try, or should I just skip it this year? 🙂

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