This month flew by; I don't say that often. Lots of things falling apart and breaking down in my life and that combined with some crazy work hours left me with not a lot of reading time and not much read. Worse still, much of what I tried to read wasn't of interest to me and I ended up not finishing.
I did read Wings of Fire Edited by Jonathan Strahan and Marianne S Jablon. I'll have a 'not a commentary' on that whenever I have strength and energy. It helped to highlight my changing reading preferences in fantasy and solidified my suspicion that I need to check out more science fiction. Currently, I'm about half way through Trader by Charles de Lint. Reading a book by de Lint was a New Year's resolution and I'm glad I finally got around to it. I'll be looking into much more of his works.
My only reading goals for October will be to finish Trader and Kushiel's Dart, which I didn't touch this month. I'm hoping that if I keep my goals super low there may actually be a chance of me achieving them.
I bought three books this month, all of which I've very excited about. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters is ghost story-ish, Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson will most likely decide a lot of my future fantasy reading habits, and This is where I leave you by Jonathan Tropper. I can't remember where I first heard Tropper was awesome, but a lot of people say so and the first few pages were great. Waters was one of those books I heard so much about upon release that seeing it in the bargain bin was too hard to resist. I'm hoping to love Warbreaker so I can say I'm not done with the kinda a fiction that initially made me fall in love with reading, but I have my doubts. Time will tell.
I could do a lot of complaining about various things here, but I'm honestly too tired. And no one wants to read that kinda thing anyways... I'll try to be more interesting next month.