In My Life
November was a pretty terrible month. The election happened, and I’m still not over it (and refuse to get over it). Watching Trump’s cabinet assemble has horrifying and frustrating, making it hard to get excited about the year ending.
Other than that disaster, November was focused on college apps and schoolwork. I had a week off from school, which was great, but I spent entire days working on college essays, so it wasn’t all fun and games. Thanksgiving was filled with family and wonderful food.
On This Blog
This was an okay month for blogging. I did not meet my goal of posting three times a week, but I liked the posts I did manage to write. I posted 10 times.
Also! After two and a half years of blogging, 52 Letters now (finally) has a review directory. I have been putting it together since summer, but I managed to finish it over break.
Top Ten Tuesday
- Top Ten Books I Want to Read Before the Year Ends
- Top Ten Authors I’m Thankful For
- Top Ten Books to Give Friends to Turn Them Into Bookworms
In Reading and Reviewing
I read 5 books this month, which is better than I expected, to be honest. They were all incredible, which is a bonus. I also caught up on one review (Drowning is Inevitable by Shalanda Stanley — 4/5 stars).
- The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater — 5/5 stars (will not be reviewed)
- His Majesty’s Dragon (Temeraire #1) by Naomi Novik — 4.5/5 stars (review)
- Throne of Jade (Temeraire #2) by Naomi Novik — 4.5/5 stars (review)
- Hamlet by William Shakespeare — 4/5 stars (review to come)
- Headless by Tristram Lowe — 3.5/5 stars (review)
This was a great month for writing. I added almost 13,000 words to my WIP, which brings my total word count up to 84,500. That puts the end in sight, and I now officially think I can meet my goal of finishing it by the end of the year. I also shared one poem here, This Was Supposed to Be a Poem, in response to the election.
How was your November? Did you read any amazing books? What are you going to read in December?