Sunday Post #45 – September ’15 in Review

Posted October 4, 2015 by Lillian in Features / 9 Comments

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things you have received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

Thank God September is over! This was not an easy month for me or my family. With my grandfather’s sudden passing, not only did the days seem to last forever but we were all sad. And do you know how hard it is to NOT be sad in front of your four old?! It’s hard, trust me and bless him because he knew something was wrong.

How do you explain to a four year old that their great-grandparent has died? Let me tell you, it wasn’t easy. We are a Christian family so we believe in heaven and Jesus and try to raise our son with the same values. He humbled me after I explained to him why mommy was sad. He looked at me very serious and said “Don’t be sad Mommy. Jesus will love him.” This of course made me cry harder but for an entirely different reason.

Reading wise I read a whopping 7 books. I just couldn’t concentrate long enough on one book to really get into the characters and plot. And of course that means I also didn’t blog much. I’m looking forward to getting back into a groove this month.

Favorite September Read


Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas was easily my favorite read last month. I devoured the book in less than 48 hours. The prequel novellas had been my favorite from this series until this one. Those of you that wondered where Adarlan’s Assassin was in the previous books…yeah she’s been found. She’s awesome! And Rowan *happy sigh* that’s all I have to say about him 😀

Favorite September Quote

He could not remember if the thing was a prince, or if he himself had once been a prince. Not likely. A prince would not have allowed that woman’s head to be cut off. A prince would have stopped the blade. A prince would have saved her. Yet he had not saved her, and he knew there was no one coming to save him. ~ From Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas

Reviews in September

Other September Fun

Coming Up this Week

  • An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet – review
  • Top Ten Tuesday | “Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit” via the Broke and the Bookish
  • Children’s Corner | God Gave Us Sleep by Lisa Tawn Bergren – review
  • The Thirteenth World by A.N. Willis – review
  • A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston – review
  • Feature & Follow Friday | “If you could have any super power, what would it be?” via Alison Can Read and Parajunkee’s View
  • Weekend Reads | Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch – review

This Week’s Book Fix


The Keepsake by Suzy Vitello (eARC via author)

Spinning Starlight by (eARC via Disney Press) 

Snowbound at Christmas by Debbie Mason (eARC via )

Sound by Juliet Madison (eARC via Sourcebooks)


Veil of Darkness by T.C. Metivier (eARC via author)

The Fire Sisters by A.G. Howard (eBook via KOLL)

Infinity Lost by S. Harrison (eARC via Kindle First)

Coming Undone by Staci Stallings (Kindle Freebie)

What are you looking forward to in October?

Halloween is later this month and little man loves to go trick or treating, even though my weird child won’t eat the candy. This year he wants to be a ninja which surprised me. He’s currently on a Star Wars kick and every game we play revolves around Jedis and Vader. In fact every bad guy is Darth then his name (i.e. the Shredder is Darth Shredder). I honestly thought he would want to be Darth Vader. But nope he wants to be a ninja, so a ninja costume we’ve ordered 😀

There are a ton of good books coming out this fall and I have a stack waiting to be read. I can’t wait to share them will all of you. Also this month I’m participating in the Blog Ahead challenge hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Herding Cats & Burning Soup. So far I haven’t done that well. The goal is to blog ahead 31 posts (one for each day in October)…yeah I’ve done one. BUT I do have a plan written out for each post, so hopefully I can catch up this week and maybe even get ahead.

What are your October plans? Any good books on your TBR list? Comment below to share 😀

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9 responses to “Sunday Post #45 – September ’15 in Review

  1. This must’ve been such a hard month for you and your family. And kids can really surprise you with comments like that, it shows how much he understand what’s going on. I think it makes sense you read less, when grieving it’s hard to get into a book. I hope October is a better month for you!

    I also have only done only one post for blog ahead so far, but I did write two posts for october, even though those don’t count. I am not going for the full 30 posts though, but I do hope to get a few extra posts written.

    I love star wars, my boyfriend and I recently watched the whole animates clone wars series and am now eagerly awaiting the next season of star wars rebels. I also read The Phantom Menace in book form recently, it was fun to experience the story in a different way. I’ve seen a few customes for kid as darth vader, but that ninja custome looks really cool too. I hope your son will like it!
    Lola recently posted…Sunday Post #146My Profile

  2. Sorry for your loss and your sadness. Sounds like your little guy handled it well and in a sweet way.
    I read the first two Throne of Glass books and loved them! Looking forward to Queen of Shadows now. I read A Court of Thorns and Roses by her, which was also very good if you haven’t picked it up.
    Enjoy your week ahead and hope it is a better one for you.
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  3. I’m glad your horrible September is now done and dusted and hope October is a happier month for you and your family. At least you’ll have Halloween to look forward to.

    And I’m sure things will improve for your Blog Ahead challenge. The month has only started so I’m sure you’ll catch up!
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