September 2014: Month in Review

What I’ve Been Up To:

Well, I spent half the month in Europe, so that’s pretty notable. For a preview of what will hopefully eventually be a full travel post, check out my instagram feed as well as Lenore Appelhans’. I had the best time hanging out with Lenore and traveling around to other places. But yeah, this trip feels like it was all of September, what with the way I panic pre-travel. Coming back to real life now is sort of surreal. I already miss Lenore and her kitties.

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October will probably be all about new music, since Lenore and I were trading music back and forth and I realized how out of the music loop I am. I haven’t checked for new stuff from favorite bands in ages and haven’t been looking for new artists either really. The time has come.

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Also notable about September: I have aged. I am now 27. I am trying to have feels about this, but I feel so much like I did before that I don’t mind. 26 wasn’t the best year for me in some ways, so I’m happy to leave it behind and hope to make 27 fucking awesome.

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On the pop culture front, I’ve mostly been too busy to watch things, but I’m almost done with my Gilmore Girls rewatch. I’ve just started season seven and I wish I could say I was excited about that fact. Buuuuut not so much. TOO MUCH PAIN. Also, on the plane, I watched How to Train Your Dragon 2 (very much enjoyed, but I think I had some issues with it, though I’ve forgotten what they were by this point), X-Men: Days of Future Past (pretty entertaining, but also maybe a plot hole?), and Maleficent (totally called that final plot twist and more meh in general than expected, but it was a decent watch).

Reviews Posted in September:

Look how many more positive reviews I have now that I DNF so frequently. DNF post is coming soon, I swear. Probably. But yeah, it makes a real difference to the average rating, which is a 3.6. I could use some more feelsy books, but September was a month of pretty good reads for me anyway. It was also probably the least books I’ve read in one month for a couple years, but that happens when you go a-traveling.

5 star:

I’ll Give You the Sun – Jandy Nelson

4.5 star:

One Man Guy – Michael Barakiva
Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend (Broken Hearts & Revenge #1) – Katie Finn

4 star:

Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy #1) – Sarah Rees Brennan
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) – Sarah J. Maas
In a Handful of Dust (Not a Drop to Drink #2) – Mindy McGinnis
The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3) – Rick Riordan
Lies We Tell Ourselves – Robin Talley
If I Die (Soul Screamers #5) – Rachel Vincent
Before I Wake (Soul Screamers #6) – Rachel Vincent

3.5 star:

A Little Something Different – Sandy Hall
Life by Committee – Corey Ann Haydu
Liars, Inc. – Paula Stokes
A Wicked Thing (A Wicked Thing #1) – Rhiannon Thomas

3 star:

Blind – Rachel DeWoskin
Hook’s Revenge (Hook’s Revenge #1) – Heidi Schultz
My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers #3) – Rachel Vincent
My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers #4) – Rachel Vincent

2.5 star:

Divided (Dualed #2) – Elsie Chapman

2 star:

1.5 star:

Famous in Love – Rebecca Serle

1 star:

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3 responses to “September 2014: Month in Review”

  1. Oh man, I am the saaaaaaame. I’m the worst at keeping up with music. Since I never listen to the radio, I rarely get introduced to new things – but even my favorite artists/bands, I usually only get around to their latest albums a couple MONTHS after they came out. I should work on that. =/

    YAY I GOT TO SEE YOU THIS MONTH. YAY SEPTEMBER. YAY BIRTHDAY. That gif is fabulous, saving it forever.
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  2. Bekka says:

    I am totally one of those people that listens to a TON of music from when I was in high school. Not exclusively or anything, but a lot of it. I’m so bad at finding new artists that I like though, and I rely heavily on Mike to do that for me. I’m so glad we share the same taste in music.

    Happy birthday! I am currently having a crisis about my own upcoming birthday (just like I do every year.)

    I am sooo jelly of your European adventures! I did love following the IG and Twitter updates though, and it’s SO awesome that you got to see/meet bloggers from so far away. Those opportunities are rare and I’m so happy they happened for you!

    I am so, so sorry for being responsible for the lowest rating of the month.
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  3. Spending half a month of Europe? Definitely notable. So glad you had an amazing time! Can’t wait to see your travel post (hopefully).

    Happy Belated Birthday!! Hope you had a lovely day!
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