Monthly High Points: September

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You may be wondering why I have a photo with cupcakes on it. Well, I just wanted to give you the craving for cupcakes like the evil person I am. *evil laughter* No, that’s wasn’t why (though I kind of wish that it was). It was because this month I had my birthday!

*cheers*

Well, that was awkward. Moving on.

I turned SEVENTEEN years old. SEVENTEEN. Wow. I feel so old. I’m almost out of the teenage years.

*gasps*

Writing

HAHAHAHAHA… Um, I wrote maybe a thousand words. It is very pitiful. But with a few hundred of those words…

I FINISHED MY FIRST BOOK!!!

I can’t believe, that I actually finished a writing project!!! I had started to feel like I’d never finish it.

Reading

I “think” that I got a good amount of books read this month.

1.) Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough

This was surprisingly good. Theodore Roosevelt has an amazing/heartbreaking story.

2.) The Wishsong of Shannara (The Shannara Trilogy: Book 3) by Terry Brooks

Really good. And sad. Oh, Allanon! He is my absolute favorite.

3.) The Raven King (The Raven Cycle: Book 4) by Maggie Stiefvater

I expected some of the content, but was still disappointed. The ending was missing something. It wasn’t the ending that I wanted. It felt a bit wrong, but other parts were so so so good.

4.) Androcles and the Lion by Aesop

Just a short fable I had to read for school.

5.) House of M by Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel

THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING MARVEL COMICS EVER!!! It had the X-Men and The Avengers. They had to address questions about what to do with a superhero that had lost control of her abilities and killed some of The Avengers.

6.) Cable and Deadpool, Volume 2: The Burnt Offering by Fabian Nicieza

Pretty good, I didn’t have the first volume so I was a bit confused at first, but it didn’t take long to figure things out.

7.) Cable and Deadpool, Volume 3: The Human Race by Fabian Nicieza

I really think that Cable’s story is so so so neat in this series.

8.) Cable and Deadpool, Volume 4: Bosom Buddies by Fabian Nicieza

Very, very strange and weird. But pretty fun!

9.) UnWholly (Unwind Dystology: Book 2) by Neal Shusterman

GAH! WHAT AN ENDING? WHY DID IT LEAVE ME HANGING? At least I had the next to start right away. THIS SERIES IS THE BEST. READ IT NOW. That was not a suggestion, but a order.

10.) The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge by Calvin Coolidge

Very insightful into what being a president it like, but a bit boring.

11.) Antigone by Sophocles

This is classic Greek tragedy. So almost everyone dies. 😉

12.) UnSouled (Unwind Dystology: Book 3) by Neal Shusterman

SADJLFKSKSLFJLKSDFELFDKLFSKJFLASGLHDLFK!!!!! WHERE IS THE NEXT ONE???!!!!! I NEED IT NOW. These characters have my heart and soul.

13.) The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus: Book 5) by Rick Riordan

Pretty good ending, but I wanted Percy’s point of view. And I could have done with some more Percy in it.

I also read the Bible books 2 John and 3 John.

I am currently reading:

  • One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
  • The Iliad by Homer
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter: Book 8) by J.K. Rowling

One Thousand Gifts: Ummm… No, I haven’t read any this month. Surprised?

The Iliad: I didn’t get this one either. I need to though.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: It is so great to be back in the world of Harry Potter. I’m loving it!

Music

Um… I’ve been listening to a lot of stuff recently. Truslow is totally one of my new favorites. It is such fun music.

HAMILTON. MY HEART (Do you hear it breaking?). I must listen to it about everyday. It is so amazing.

TWENTY ØNE PILØTS CAME OUT WITH A NEW SONG!!! *screams/flails/squeals* It is a cover. But it is beautiful.

Gah! It is so sweet and sad.

HappeningsHere

Purposeful Pages Link-Up: September

I love doing this link-up and I’m very happy to participate!

Book Review: The Wishsong of Shannara (The Shannara Trilogy: Book 3)

This was a great book, Allanon was amazing in this book. AAAHHHHH… This has a feel like The Lord of the Rings or something.

Don’t Let Fear Control You

I really enjoyed writing this post. Fear. It’s something we all deal with. In many cases it will never go away. But that isn’t what matters; what matters is how you react to it.

Book Review: The Raven King (The Raven Cycle: Book 4)

I was prepared for some horrible content. But a good bit of it was still amazing. I just love how the author writes! And the characters are so fantastic!

Guest Post: Madelyn Cutrone & Joshua Anderson

This was my first guest post on this blog. Madelyn and Joshua discussed books that impacted them. I loved what they came up with. Many books I had heard before, some I hadn’t. They all sounded fantastic though.

Book Review: UnWholly (Unwind Dystology: Book 2)

If you haven’t read any of this series, GO FIND THE FIRST BOOK NOW. You won’t be disappointed. They’re so good. So deep. So relatable (Our world could easily turn into this one!). And just pointblank awesome.

Are You Confident?

Feel insecure? Not very confident? Here the reasons why we need to be confident and how to go about it.

FavoritePosts

Wendy Greene did a post on Jason Bourne and it was AMAZING (and absolutely hilarious).

Brianna da Silva changed the name of her novel Emergence and I LOVE IT!

Jeniqua talks of her end of the year goals and ask for beta readers! It is so exciting! You’re doing great Jeniqua!!!

Sophia talks about living during the blackout in Puerto Rico. It is funny and totally understandable seeing I was living about the same way for those few days.

OtherThings

I started was The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. It is three hours long so I haven’t finished it. #shamed I usually can watch that in one night. But…I was tired.

I just love these old spaghetti westerns. AND DOES CLINT EASTWOOD NOT LOOK LIKE HUGH JACKMAN???!!!!!

Oh, and I’m going to do NaNoWriMo. I AM NOT PREPARED.

How was your September??? Are you going to do NaNoWriMo???!!!!! Are you prepared???

-G. Paige

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14 thoughts on “Monthly High Points: September

  1. Happy birthday, mellon nin! *bubbles*
    CONGRATULATIONS ON FINISHING YOUR BOOK! That’s awesome! 😀
    Also, /yes/. NaNo! It’s going to be fabulous this year. And who is ever really prepared for a NaNo event, anyway? xP

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    • Thanks! *hugs* *throws confetti everywhere*

      Thank you!!! I’m so happy that I finished my first one!

      Yeah! No one’s EVER prepared. *inwardly cringing*

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  2. Happy 17th, Gabriela! And thank you so much for including my post ❤
    YES NANO IS COMING. I love NaNoWriMo. So. So. Much. *happy sighs* I believe I've added you on there and you added me back. I think?
    I'm mostly prepared… or at least, I will be prepared when November 1st comes. All my ideas are strewn in a notebook but I'm hoping to do a "NaNo Prep" series over at the blog and have an outline done by the 31st. We'll see. XD

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    • Thank you, Jeneca! I can’t believe that it has been a year since my last birthday…

      I was happy to! I’m excited to read your book!

      I love/hate/mostly love it too! I’ll have to check! I haven’t been on the site in awhile!

      Nice! I totally didn’t really plot for my first two books, but I want to do some plotting this time.

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  3. WELL HEY WELCOME TO 17. *high fives* And that’s super awesome that you finished your novel like wow adadgadsfhldsahfldlkh great work so when do we get to read it? 😉

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    • *high fives back* Thank you! *bows dramatically* It’s a whole new world! XD

      *squeals* THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Uh…hehehe…how about after it’s edited to the extreme??? XD

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  4. HOW DID I MISS THAT YOU FINISHED A DRAFT?? That’s awesome, Gabriela!! Congratulations!!

    Also, happy late birthday. xD 17 is one of the coolest ages, in my personal opinion. 😎

    Ack… I must read the Unwind series… although I will admit, I’m very very scared to. O.O

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    • I DON’T KNOW. Thank you! It’s need a bunch of work, but I’m happy with it.

      Thanks! I think seventeen is pretty cool too! I hope that it’s my best year yet!

      Don’t be scared! THERE IS NOTHING TO BE AFRAID OF. *evil grin* Seriously though, it’s amazing and you won’t regret reading it.

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  5. Wow, you’ve had an exciting month! BOOKS AND FINISHING NOVELS AND BIRTHDAYS AND MUSIC AND AJKL;SDF. xD

    (also yesss the new twenty one pilots song I will never ever stop listening to it ❤ ❤ <3)

    SO EXCITED AND PROUD OF YOU for finishing your book! Now do I get to start asking the question, "When can I read it?" 😉

    // katie grace
    a writer’s faith

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