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November wrap up: I read a lot


How many books that I planned did I read?

I planned nine-ish with an expectation that I would get through about 7 of them. I ended up reading 11, and as expected, half of those unplanned. 😁

The Plan:

I had a few ARCs, and few BOTMs, a few library loans, a few recent purchases on this list. That basically is the list, actually.

The Result:

HOOOOO BOY. I think the last day of October, I had barely started a book I found on Booksirens called Fire Within and I was like yeah I’ll give it a go. And then I LOVED it, and proceeded to read book 2, book 3, and book 4 in the series voraciously. The only reason I haven’t immediately started number 5 yet is because once I finish it, I’ll have to wait for more (if there are more?) and I don’t want that. 😭

I did finish three ARCs as well, and one was surprisingly good and one was surprisingly not great. What about the third, you ask? Beasts of a Little Land was as good as I had hoped (pub 12/7!). 😍 I was also torn on my BOTM pick, Keeper of the Night, where I absolutely loved it for most of the way through and then the way it ended seemed to hint at a direction I have ZERO interest in for the continuation in book two. 😐


  • I attended a funeral
  • I went on a date, like pre-covid times
  • a squirrel knocked on my window
  • I went to a live show of WWE RAW
  • I enjoyed the new fireplace
  • I ate a reese’s cupcake that was better tasting than I expected and just as unhealthy as I expected
  • I drove 6 hours in a day
  • I was on TV


blue boxes are days when I posted…

After some pretty spotty posting for a few months, November seemed to help me get back to it. I’m guessing this is because it started to get colder and sadder, so I stayed inside more and read more to escape.

I am feeling more creative again though, so I’m planning to continue my blue-box trend (not BOTM blue box, that might be discontinued…).

Here are some of my favorite posts I worked on this month, in case you missed them!

And here are some of my favorite posts by other bloggers!


Reader, traveler, photographer, and always looking to learn!

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