November Highlights

Oh my gosh, it is December already!? Whaaaat!

October was a big month for me, but November was just as busy and eventful. This month brought some great, new changes to my life, and it was also a bit of an awakening for me as well. My blogging and reading time entered a bit of a lull, but if you keep reading on you’ll see that it’s been worth it :)

November Highlights!

This month I read 7  books! (Which might not seem like a lot, but it surprised me because I felt like I hadn’t read anything this month)

thebeautifulamerican thetroublewithflirting waroftheworlds thewonderofallthings
            robinhood weddingnight somethingstrange

I still need to get my review up for The War of the Worlds, and later this week I will be hosting a blog tour for The Beautiful American, which I am so excited to talk about!

What I Watched In November

Like I talked about last month, Matt and I have been binge watching Supernatural. We watch a couple of episodes most nights, and right now we are halfway through Season 5. The first two seasons were amazing! I am totally in love with Sam and Dean and I LOVE their relationship. I think the fact that they are brothers as opposed to best friends makes the show so much better. But seasons 3 and 4 were kinda disappointing. Season 5 is better, but honestly, every time Castiel pops up, I know the rest of the episode is going to go downhill (except for the Trickster one! Oh my gosh, that’s one of my favorite episodes so far).

I also started The Blacklist, and I think I’ll be binge watching the rest of Season 1 next month (I have SO MANY QUESTIONS!).

I saw The Maze Runner finally (and broke my cardinal rule by seeing the movie first), and loved it, but I also saw Nightcrawler with Jake Gyllenhaal and was creeped out. Good movie, but not the kind of thing I want to see twice.

Most Popular Blog Post

My most viewed post from November was my update on my 25 Things list! I’m slowly crossing off things from my list of 25 Things For My 25th Year, and I’ve done some pretty big and exciting things throughout the past couple of months!

Favorite Memories From November:

  • I GOT A JOB! Woooooo! I talked about this in my 25 Things Update post, but I’ve been employed for nearly 3 weeks now and I love it so far. My husband and I are very thankful for God’s provision.
  • YALL Fest!!! I could go on and on about this amazing experience, but I sort of already did that ;)
  • Thanksgiving! This was my first Thanksgiving in 3 years that I got to spend in the States, and since it is my favorite holiday, I was very excited about it! My grandfather came to visit us for the long weekend and it was really nice getting to spend some time with him. I spent Thursday morning watching the parade and cooking up all my favorite dishes from last year.
    thanksgiving

Biggest Challenge From November

NOT ENOUGH READING TIME! This is the one downside to working full-time: I don’t have as much time to read and blog. My commute to work is about 1 hour and 15 minutes, so I’ve been listening to audio books to make up for it, but not all of the books I want to read for reviews, for example, are available on audio book. Hopefully this month I can catch up on my TBR pile :)

December To Be Read:

I listed most of my TBR for next month on last week’s Top Ten Tuesday post, but I also plan on finishing the books on my Back to the Classics list, which includes North & South, The Journey to the Center of the Earth, and For Whom the Bell Tolls.

Things I’m Looking Forward To In December:

  • Matt and I celebrate our 3rd Anniversary later this month! Hopefully we can spend a 3 day weekend somewhere nice.
  • CHRISTMAS! But mostly Christmas decorating! I love Christmas, but I really love getting ready for Christmas. Usually we would have gotten our Christmas tree the weekend after Thanksgiving, but we were busy visiting family, so we’re doing that one night this week instead and I AM EXCITED! Matt and I have a tradition of decorating the tree, making Christmas cookies, and watching It’s A Wonderful Life :)

What were some of your favorite moments/books from November??

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4 thoughts on “November Highlights

  1. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday too! I’m glad to hear that you had a nice holiday and a great month overall. I hope December is just as good (or even better!).

  2. I listened to Sophie Kinsella’s Wedding Night on audiobook during my long (one hour) commute that I had last year, and I thought it was completely ridiculous, but entertaining, at least. Full-time work does leave little time for reading–but just wait until you have a baby, haha! Then there really is very little time for reading. I’m excited about Christmas break between semesters of grad school, because then I might be able to squeeze in time to read a book or two–I’ll have to choose carefully! I’ve only read one book since Jake was born, and that was the latest installment of the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead, which I am just hooked on! It only took me a couple of days to get through it, but needless to say…I was not the best mother in the world during those two days–haha! :-)

    On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 8:08 AM, macarons & paperbacks wrote:

    > Maggie @ macarons & paperbacks posted: “Oh my gosh, it is December > already!? Whaaaat! October was a big month for me, but November was just as > busy and eventful. This month brought some great, new changes to my life, > and it was also a bit of an awakening for me as well. My blogging and > readi”

    • Hahaha we have the same opinion of Wedding Night. I laughed quite a bit, but I was glad when the book was over. It was rather ridiculous and unrealistic, but funny too.

      Ahh, that’s the tricky part–choosing your vacation reads carefully. I’m a big mood reader so I always choose the books I’m dying to read at that moment, and Christmastime is usually when I’m in the mood for historical fiction and classics. It’s funny how I go through the same cycles of mood reading each season (summer is always YA romances, and spring is usually when I reread Anne of Green Gables).

      I haven’t heard of Bloodlines! I need to look it up. I can totally understand how little time you have for reading now that you’re a mom–obviously I don’t live that firsthand, but I’ve seen it with friends who stop having time for their biggest hobbies after becoming parents. I think when I have a baby one day, I will be spending those first months sitting on the couch binge-watching Netflix (which I never do now… ;) )

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