September in (Reading) Review

So it's been...ridiculously busy. After six months in Australia and a month in my hometown, the Australian and I finally landed back in Boston, where we'll be for the next foreseeable while. We touched down after a red-eye flight on the morning of September 1st, and I immediately started a six-day work streak, and things pretty much went from there. We took a few days off to drive to Michigan for the very last Booktopia (more on this later), but other than that, it's been nonstop EVERYTHING settling back into our apartment, working my butt off, and generally running around like a headless chicken. Things look like they'll continue this way for a while, but in the meantime, here's all the good stuff I read in September! (Hold onto your hats, folks. This one's a long one.)

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"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door."

..."You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to" (Tolkien).

I'm typing this from the airport, where I arrived ridiculously early to avoid various delays. As you read this, I am probably in an airplane. (This is a pretty safe bet, given that my total travel time between here and Melbourne is about 30 hours, including layovers.) It's been a stressful few days what with packing and storing my apartment and running around like a headless chicken trying to remember everything I might have forgotten.

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