September 2020 Month-in-Review

Should I really be writing one of these when I’ve published exactly one post across both blogs since my August update?  Probably not, but I am going to do it anyway.

My work scheduled and driving several hundred miles each way every couple weeks is really kicking my butt when it comes to blog writing time.  I need to figure out something workable for the next couple months—I certainly don’t intend to stop posting altogether—but my time will remain tightly constrained.

The really hard thing right now is only seeing my two-and-a-half-year-old every couple weeks.  She feels about two years older every time I see her.  I am pretty sure she will be driving by my next trip back.

Our house in Michigan still isn’t sold.  I finally broke down and signed a three-month lease on an apartment in the mountains, which at least gives me a stable living situation.  And I finally found a landlord willing to do both short-term and allow a dog, so I still have Strider for company.  (I live in an empty apartment and only see my kid every other weekend.  I am basically living the life of a divorced man right now.)

I really think it’s okay to live like this

I finished just three books in September, but I also only acquired three.  It was the audiobooks that saved me (including a BBC radio dramatization of the original Game of Thrones—I, Claudius).  That and one of my new neighbors stealing the new David French book out of my mailbox while I was gone for the weekend.


September Reviews


Books acquired

  • The Rowan by Anne McCaffrey (audiobook)
  • Rage by Bob Woodward
  • I, Claudius by Robert Graves (BBC radio dramatization)


Books started

  • The Polar Bear Expedition: The Heroes of America’s Forgotten Invasion of Russia, 1918-1919 by James Carl Nelson
  • Rage by Bob Woodward
  • I, Claudius by Robert Graves (BBC radio dramatization)


Books finished

  • Comanche by Brett Riley
  • I, Claudius by Robert Graves (BBC radio dramatization)
  • Seaborn by Michael Livingston (audiobook)


Mount TBR Counter

  • September: +0
  • Year-to-date: +7

About H.P.

Blogs on books at Every Day Should Be Tuesday (speculative fiction) and Hillbilly Highways (country noir and nonfiction).
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5 Responses to September 2020 Month-in-Review

  1. Bookstooge says:

    Game cams. Use to nail your neighbor stealing, then shoot him. Oh wait, you’ve got a family. Ok, new plan.
    Hire “somebody” you know anonymously 😉

    Best of luck trying to juggle everything. You have my sympathies…

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  2. Off The TBR says:

    Ugh…hope things settle down soon. That back and forth has to be terrible.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Bro, I’ve been there doing the back-and-forth, only being home a few days out of the week. It’s rough but you’re doing it for your family. Try to keep that in mind.

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