It’s been a busy week here, both at work and at home. At work we were preparing to get new carpet, so I spent the second half of the week packing up. On Friday our computers were dismantled and they came in to remove the furniture; so I was able to leave early. Friday was also closing day on my new apartment, so at lunchtime I went over to sign the documents. My new apartment is officially mine now! In the evening, my mom, dad and I went down to the apartment and had a picnic on the floor, while the sun set. The apartment, although empty and in need of a lot of work, looks great and I can’t wait to move in when the renovations are done! (with any luck, the renovations will take place over the next 6 weeks and I can move in by the end of November—hopefully).
September was a successful reading month—I read 12 books. Some of my favorites were taking Chances, by Molly Keane, William: An Englishman, by Cicely Hamilton, The tortoise and the Hare, by Elizabeth Jenkins, This Rough Magic, by Mary Stewart, and the Mrs. Harris goes To Pars/Mrs. Harries Goes to New York omnibus that was recently reprinted by the Bloomsbury Group. I enjoyed much less City of Light, by Lauren Belfer, a novel set in 1901 Buffalo. I’m currently reading Penmarric, by Susan Howatch. It’s a family saga set in the late 19th century that’s loosely based on the lives of the Plantagenet brood. I’m a sucker for novels set in and around gothic mansions, so this one is right up my alley—and it’s very good.