November was such a fun month! Sure, it was really busy, but in the best way. First of all, Quill and I celebrated our anniversary by going to a spa and staying the night at a hotel. We also ditched our phones for the entire day, and it was lovely and relaxing. I didn’t get much reading done because I spent most of the time snoozing, eating, and trying out all the different facilities they had! We definitely want to go back soon.
My birthday came next, and while we didn’t do much to celebrate that, we did have a couple of friends over to watch the Christmas lights in town be switched on. Quill bought me a new Kindle (<3), so I spent a lot of time reading on that.
For Quill’s birthday, I bought him a gaming chair and the new Spiderman game. I’m excited to give both of those a go! He also had some friends over (which I found a bit stressful), and all in all it was a really nice weekend.
Aside from the birthday and celebratory things, we also had my mum and grandad round for dinner, and later on Quill’s parents visited. Now that everyone has seen the new house, maybe we will have a chance to enjoy it ourselves 😉
Lastly, we went to see The Woman in Black at the theatre, and while at the beginning I was a bit iffy about it, it soon got really good. It wasn’t as scary as I was hoping, but it was quite jumpy!
- Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris ★★
- The Grace Year by Kim Liggett ★★★★
- Someone We Know by Shari Lapena ★★★
- The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson ★★★
- Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman ★★★★
- Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen ★★
- The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah ★★
- Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales ★★★★
- The Sky Weaver by Kristen Ciccarelli ★★★★
- Emily Eternal by M. G. Wheaton ★★.5
- Lock Every Door by Riley Sager ★★★
- Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things by Jacqueline Firkins ★★★
- Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson ★★★
As you can see, I had kind of an average reading month in November. I read a lot of books, but most of them were just three star reads or below. I did get a few really good reads in, but I’m hoping for more in December.
On the Blog & In the Blogosphere
November was a slightly better blogging month for me than October was, but I’m still hoping to do better next month. I really want to get back into the swing of blogging again, but at the moment it’s very stop-and-start, even though I have lots of post ideas. I didn’t have a chance to do much blog hopping either! Here’s what I posted in November:
- October Wrap Up
- Review: The How & the Why by Cynthia Hand
- November New Releases
- Review: The Fountains of Silence
- November Goals
- Review: The Sky Weaver
- 7 Changes in my Reading Life
- Guest Post: 5 Quotes to Live By
Movies, TV Shows, and Games
I haven’t done much gaming recently, probably because we’ve been so busy! I’m hoping to give Spiderman a go, and we’re also about to pick up the next Gears of War. Quill bought a gaming PC for his birthday, so when that arrives I’m planning on installing The Sims 2 (<3), and trying out Subnautica. I don’t know why I think that’s a good idea since I am terrified of deep water, but it looks so pretty!
We went to see Frozen 2 in the cinema on opening weekend, and I really enjoyed it. It was very empowering (I particularly liked the line “What do you need?” *SQUEE*), and I loved Kristoff’s solo song. LOVED.
We’re still making our way through Supernatural, and we’re currently about a third of the way through season four. We’re probably not going to catch up in time for the finale at this rate, but I’m glad we’re both enjoying the show. We’re also still watching Modern Family, and are currently on season three.
One new-to-us show that we decided to start was The Dragon Prince, which is written by the people who wrote The Last Airbender. I’m not as into it as I thought I would be, but can I just say that the animals in it are ADORABLE.
December is, well, December. I’m expecting it to be hectic. Aside from seeing family and friends for the holidays, there’s also our Christmas party, and also a secret surprise birthday thing that I arranged for Quill. Our weekends are pretty booked up, so I’m not sure how much reading I’m going to get in.
What do you have planned for December? Was November a good month for you?