September Recap

September Recap

For me September was busy and held a variety of things. I started the month off in North Carolina visiting family and celebrating my nephew’s third birthday. We have had cooler weather in Seattle since the end of August and Fall weather is definitely in full swing now. Here are some highlights from the rest of the month:

New Book Releases
In Paris September 4
Vengeful September 25
Instantly French September 25   
The Little Swedish Kitchen September 25
The Botanical Bible September 25 

Victoria Schwab at Third Place Books. As usual, she was fantastic! I love the vast majority of her books. She has an extremely varied range of books so there’s something for everyone from her library.

The Early November at El Corazon. My favorite band since 2002 and it was so, so good to see them live again. AND I got to hear my very favorite song live.

Il Corvo. A favorite among both locals and visitors, somehow it took me 6.5 years to try this place. Despite it being really popular, I was disappointed. The flavors didn’t wow me.
TNT Taqueria. My second time here, but this time I had the Gringo Burrito and it was amazing. I can no longer say I don’t like burritos.
McMenamins Tavern on the Square. A friend introduced me to McMenamins Anderson School. McMenamins is a company that turns abandoned buildings or lots (in this case, a former middle school) into usable space again. Here they have a hotel, pool, brewery, a few restaurants, and more. The food was good, the atmosphere was great, and I can’t wait to explore more here. It would also be a fun staycation for a weekend- you’d never have to leave the grounds!

Pioneer Square, near Il Corvo

Outlander. I started watching this tv show and it had a big impact on me. I binged the first season over a few days and have had to take a break before starting the second season to let my emotions recover.
iPhone XS. I am fortunate enough to be on a two-year cycle of getting whatever new iPhone comes out. I upgraded from the 7 to the XS and it was a big jump. I originally didn’t like the idea of facial recognition and had planned on getting an 8 Plus, but the camera was too good of a draw and I did not want a phone as big as the plus is. It’s like carrying around an ipad! I love love love my new phone and am excited to take it on our trip in a few days.
Yoga.  I started practicing Yoga in August and this month I participated in Adriene Mishler’s Yoga for All. I’m a little behind and have one day left in the course but I highly recommend it, it has been challenging but so fun and rewarding.

Next month I am looking forward to the release of Muse of Nightmares (If you haven’t read Strange the Dreamer, go! Hurry!), visiting the Southwest US for the first time, and HALLOWEEN. How was your September?

If you would like to follow along with me throughout the month, you can find me on Goodreads and Twitter.