September in Review and Looking Ahead

October 3, 2015

As predicted, I did not get many books read in September. In fact, I finished three:

  • Smek for President! by Adam Rex (middle grade, audiobook)
  • Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond (YA)
  • Mindset by Carol S. Dweck (adult, nonfiction)

I just have to accept that I will never get more than 3 or 4 books read in September. Oh well.

I do plan to review all three books, and, as a challenge to myself on that front, I am signing up for the Blog Ahead challenge.


blog ahead 2015


Participants are supposed to have 31+ posts scheduled by the end of the month (the number of scheduled posts you already have + 31), but let’s be real: I am probably not going to hit that goal. For one thing, I rarely, if ever, schedule posts. Secondly, I don’t even think I have 31 post ideas. Not to mention, the posts that count have to go up on Nov. 1 on later. Considering I have nothing scheduled for October and it’s the first week of the month, I can’t honestly say the posts I schedule will be for post-October. Oh, and my life is hectic and I barely have time to watch a half-hour comedy. But I’m going to give it a shot. After all, some is better than none. And if I can schedule some posts that actually get into November? So much the better.


I’m also looking forward to Aarti’s A More Diverse Universe Challenge, which starts tomorrow.

A More Diverse Universe 2015

I just have to pick up the book I’m planning to read from the library. Which, I promise, is not happening today. Because I have declared today a Nothing day, which means I’m not leaving the house (maybe to get some food…maybe). So what will I do today? I plan to write a couple of posts, read, and watch some TV. I started my Nothing day last night when I finally finished S1 of the The Flash, so I’m looking forward to getting into more of that kind of fun.

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  1. anna (herding cats & burning soup)

    Good luck with your challenge! Yup. Agree with ya any extra posts scheduled (even if you don’t make it to the challenge goal) is a good fantastic thing :D

  2. looloolooweez

    I’m doing that Blog Ahead Challenge too! But I’m like you… I rarely schedule posts very far in advance, and my October is already looking pretty empty because I don’t think I’ll finish my books until late in the month. But I wanted to try it because the holiday season is going to be super hectic and it seemed like a good kick in the tush to prep for that.

    • Akilah

      Yes! I wish I could get all the way into December. I was looking at some of my year-end stuff I normally post and trying to figure out a good way to get ahead on those. I could probably start drafting some of them…

      Good luck to you!


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