Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September Wrap-Up

Books I Read

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare


Recommended to anyone who likes urban fantasy, romance, and a good, long series.

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith


Recommended to anyone who likes quick reads, romance, and light, "fluffy" reads. This is not a hard book to get into and read, which makes it a great remedy for a book hangover.

Shadows Wake by Robyn LaRue


(Thanks for sending me an ARC, Robyn!) Recommended to anyone who likes quick reads, gothic novels, romance, and books with a small-town feel like that of "Little House on the Prairie."

Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forester


Although it's not one of my favorites, this is a great introduction to classics, because it's quick and not difficult to read.

Paper Towns by John Green


Recommended to anyone who likes mystery and light, "fluffy" reads. This was a great beach read and is a good book to read after something dark or heavy.

Movies I Watched

"Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" (a rewatch)


Recommended to anyone who likes sci-fi, space stories, and epic adventures.

"Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi" (a rewatch)


Recommended to anyone who likes sci-fi, space stories, and epic adventures.

Quotes I Wrote

While I have been writing, I haven't exactly written a ton, and definitely not anything quote-worthy. This month was more focused on editing, as I've finished Beneath the Moon and Stars and finally worked up the courage to approach the behemoth that is Flightless Birds (which needs a ton of work and should be approached with a finger hovering over the backspace button. It needs to be cut down a lot).

Obsessions I Acquired

Pinterest. I hadn't realized how to use it to its fullest potential until recently, and I'm discovering so many cool boards for writing inspiration!

This song.  It was already a great song, but slowing it down made it even prettier.

Headcanon. Of any kind, but especially "Sherlock" (like on this awesome website). I didn't even know this existed until a few weeks ago! It's addicting, so much fun, and isn't as involved as creating a whole piece of fan-fiction is.

And this song. I know it was barely released, but still. MOCKINGJAY!!! (I'm so excited.)

The new Doctor! :) It always takes me a few episodes to accept the change (Tennant to Smith was the worst, I think), but Peter Capaldi has proven himself to be worthy of the title role. He's like an older version of Eccleston, who was also fantastic. ;)

Picture of the Month

Basically how I've been feeling after finishing the entire series for the second time with my parents. I've had a massive TV hangover for weeks, cured only by new episodes of "Doctor Who."

How was your September?


Boquinha said...

Watson! I miss John . . .

nevillegirl said...


I've heard one that was "This is Gallifrey" before, but... I hadn't heard that version before. Thanks for sharing!
(P.S. I'll have to find the "This is Gallifrey" song slowed down for you! :P)

The Magic Violinist said...

@Boquinha Me, too. :(

@nevillegirl I KNOW, RIGHT?!

Ooh, I'll have to check it out. Thanks! :)

Cait said...

Oh *sobs* I was not emotionally prepared for that last episode of Sherlock. BUT I'M EXCITED FOR THE CHRISTMAS EDITION! They better do it. >.> I think it's one of the most brilliant shows I've ever seen, tbh, and of course SHERLOCK AND WATSON THEMSELVES ARE JUST MARVELLOUS. AFJSDKALFDS BASICALLY.


I'm up to City of Heavenly Fire now! ^-^ I found it for $2 at a second-hand store and I was so pleased. X)

The Magic Violinist said...

@Cait SO AM I. Literally every Tumblr/Pinterest/blog post I've seen about the Christmas special from the "Sherlock" fandom has said something along the lines of, "OMG THAT'S SO MUCH CLOSER. THAT'S LIKE TWO WHOLE WEEKS WE DON'T HAVE TO WAIT FOR MORE." Which is awesome, but kind of sad, because it's still over a year away. :P

I know! The writing, the music, the acting, everything is brilliant. Everything, everything.

O.o That was fast. And those are big books! Ooh, nice deal. ;) Excited to hear what you think of it! But don't look ANYTHING up until you've finished with it!!! SOOO many spoilers there. Just don't.