A Glance Back at September

Saturday, September 27, 2014

5 things that happened this month:
1. I was writing like a fiend this past month. I had to write a flash fiction piece for USA Networks -which I got a lovely commission check for -and then I had to write a 25-page short story for my SciFi/Fantasy writing course. I just turned it in yesterday, so I'm a bit nervous about what my professor will think EEEKkk! (Amanda)
2. Heir of Fire came out!!!! So this was a HUGE deal to me! I had been waiting a whole freaking year to get my hands on that beauty, and when the day came, I was in Barnes & Noble to buy the first copy I saw. My heart was so full in that moment, and then it broke into a thousand pieces as I read that beautiful, beautiful book. (Amanda)
3. Something random and fun: I visited my family a few weekends ago, and I went out on a shooting range with my dad. I hadn't shot anything more than a BB gun in years, so I decided I should brush up on my gun safety and target practice. We shot my dad's 270 (which I was only a half inch away from the bullseye at a 100 yard range), and my dad's 9mm. Hand guns are a lot harder to shoot, FYI. They make it look so easy in the movies. (Amanda)

2 books Amanda enjoyed this month:

1.  Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
*review here
2. Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre

Amanda's New Obsession:
1. Mark Wahlberg. I mean let's be honest, I've always loved Mark Wahlberg, but let's be honest he's one of the most attractive and talented actors out there. I've fallen in love with the man all over again. The Italian Job was where I met him and Shooter made me fall in love with the man all over again.

2. Sarah J. Maas' Pinterest. After finished Heir of Fire (which gave me the worst book hangover I've ever experienced, I decided to check out her Pinterest boards. Bad idea. I spent hours on her boards. It's almost embarrassing how much time I've spent on there over the past three weeks.

3. Thor: The Dark World soundtrack. As I've mentioned above, I have been writing like crazy and I've been listening to the same track on repeat: Into Eternity.

4. The Blacklist. Damn that show you guys. So freaking good! It's been a long time since I've marathoned a 22 episode season in less than 72 hours, and now I've got a new friend stuck on it. She finished it in less than 48 hours. So that should tell you something. Go watch it NOW!

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3 things Amanda is looking forward to next month:
1. Over fall break, I'm going to Washington DC to visit my uncle and his family. The last time I was on the east coast was the summer after my eighth grade year. Now that I've graduated undergrad and am now in grad school, I decided that one of my goals is to travel in the States more. Normally, I had gone on an international trip every two years or so, and since I'm not planning on that any time soon, I figured I would do more traveling in the States and visiting family that I don't get to see very often.

2. Fall. I mean who couldn't love the chilly autumnal winds and scarves and boots and pumpkin spice everything? Call me a basic white girl all you want, but fall is the season I live for!

3. MY SHOWS ARE COMING BACK!!!! The last week in September is a glorious time to be alive, because that means about 60% of my shows come back for the next season. I can't tell you how excited this makes me. The only sad thing about it is that there is no more Outlander. Boooo.... :(

September in a photo

I decided to do a monthly shelfie on Instagram with the tag #bookishseasons. Share your seasonally/monthly shelfie using the tag! (Amanda)

Amanda's Favorite Quotes:
You collect scars because you want proof that you are paying for whatever sins you've committed. And I know this because I've been doing the same damn thing for two hundred years. tell me, do you think you will go to some blessed Afterworld, or do you expect a burning hell? You're hoping for hell -because how could you face them in the Afterworld? Better to suffer, to be damned for eternity..."
-Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

And then I am going to rattle the stars.
-Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

What did your month look like?


  1. Sounds like you had a fantastic September!! :)) I WAS SO EXCITED FOR HEIR OF FIRE. I was literally beside myself with excitement. I couldn't even blog about it...gah, I was just SO emotionally involved. ;)
    I have to admit Mark Wahlberg is darn awesome. My best friend had a massive crush on him and basically threatened me if I didn't watch The Italian Job and then Shooter. Buuuut, I was easily converted. I do love action (and spyish/stealing) movies. Hehe.
    I can't wait until October for Supernatural to come back!! Aasfdjkald
    And I LOVE your instagram picture! I remember liking it. ;-) The colours of your fall are awesome. We don't have anything like that in Australia. We have "autumn" but no leaves drop or anything. Which is a pity. It's soooo pretty in the pictures!

    1. Really? I've never been to Australia, so I don't know exactly what I was expecting, but no fall colors? How sad! It's my favorite time of year! you should visit the states during the fall (especially east coast, it's the prettiest around that time of year). :)

      Oh my gosh can we talk about Heir of Fire for one hot minute?! I was freaking out about it, and when I finally read it, it gave me ALL THE FEELS!!!! Then I had this crazy ginormous book hangover and had to read it again to get it out of my system... But I still have a massive hangover. It's quite sad that we all have to wait another year for the next one, but on a brighter note, she is publishing the first book in her other series come the spring I think!

      OMG Supernatural! I know!!! I'm kinda just a bit excited lol! :)

    2. btw you did get my tweet about Wattpad right? my username is amandapate :)

  2. Yay for Heir of Fire! I'm really, really looking forward to the next book in the series.

    1. I know right??!!! Ugh it was so good! I had the worst book hangover afterwards... like seriously the worst. It was so bad I had to reread it all again just so I could try and get out of the funk lol! But now we have to wait for another year. It's seriously going to kill me!


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