September!

If you’re a book lover or a fall lover, there is so much to get excited about right now.

First of all, it’s September! Here are just a few reasons why I’m so excited about this month:

  • Pumpkin flavored treats make their appearance in the coffee shops again.
  • The Hogwarts Express leaves from the King’s Cross Station.
  • Double-digit temperatures become a regular thing in Tucson again. I may even break out a hoodie…
  • You know how Earth, Wind, and Fire asks if you remember . . . the 21st night of September? Well, I always do, because that’s my birthday 😀

And this particular September is full of great things to look out for. A Torch Against the Night recently came out, which I had the pleasure of reading a month in advance when they gave away free ARCs at Comic Con. I can’t express how much I love the Ember in the Ashes series and Sabaa Tahir’s writing style. I hope you get the chance to check it out!

Secondly, the Hogwarts short stories are about to be released into the world! I’ve recently mentioned that I’m feeling the Potter-mania again, and I just finished my reread of The Order of the Phoenix. After I got over my feels when Sirius Black died again (Sirius-ly, how is it that his death hurts even more the second time? Is it just me?), I started questioning why it is that the fifth volume of the series has been my favorite all this time. Ultimately, I decided it’s because it’s the book where the faculty shines. I love McGonagall’s snark and saltiness toward Umbridge. I love Dumbledore’s badassity. I love Flitwick’s subtle presence (also he’s a Ravenclaw!) and the way Trelawney’s importance gets cranked up in the tiniest way. Also, Snape. Enough said. Actually, when all is said and done, Harry Potter is my least favorite character of the Harry Potter series, but the Hogwarts faculty is full of flavor. So, I can’t wait to get my hands on those short stories and learn more about my favorite professors!

So, whatever gets you excited about this month, I hope you get a chance to enjoy it in full. Maybe you’ll get to pull out your hoodie, grab a coffee, and read something amazing. Maybe it’s a good month for a road trip. Maybe you’ll go pick out a Halloween costume. I could definitely use some ideas on that myself this year!

What do you love about September?

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