September was a crazy month here in Novel Project Chronicles Land. I’ve been blogging a lot, reading and writing a lot and heading into the city for lots of bookish related fun. Here’s a recap of what I’ve been up to lately.
Books I bought this month:
None. Prompted by a discussion over on twitter, I realised that don’t spending nearly as much time in my local libraries as I feel I should. So I’ve embarked on a book spending ban where I will only be reading books checked out from the library until December 1st. You can read more about my challenge, and get some tips for surviving one, here.
Books I read this month:
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
On Writing by Stephen King
The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien
The Intruders by Michael Marshall
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
Aside from my support libraries challenge I also participated again in #bookadayuk on twitter. You can read all about #bookadayuk here.
September is also a great month in Dublin for all things cultural. I took a tour of the National Library for Dublin’s Culture Night and attended the opening of A Girl is A Half-formed Thing at the Beckett Theatre, as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival. You can read my five-star review of this incredible play here.
I also saw Back to Back’s great production of Ganesh Versus the Third Reich (review here)
Book of the Month:
The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien.
This book knocked my socks off. I’ve a fuller review of it here but suffice to say that it is one of the best books I’ve read in a while.
I’ve linked my monthly round up post to a few memes – The Sunday Post @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Showcase Sunday @ Books Biscuits and Tea – so if you’re coming from these links please leave your Sunday post link in the comments so that I can come and visit your blog.