Well, this has been a month, wow. Somehow, both everything and nothing has happened. Let’s break it down and parse it out, shall we?
Life Beyond the Blog
For one thing, my life has been nothing but NaNoWriMo and essays, all written at the last minute. School is intense, which I suppose I should have anticipated from senior year and my own procrastination habits, but still. It’s caught me a little by surprise and left me scrambling to meet deadlines and word counts.
Somehow, though, nothing is late, nothing is overdue, nothing is too far behind where it needs to be. It’s a bit of a miracle tbh, given how strong my procrastination skills are. If only I were better at active time management instead of working under the pressure of deadlines, huh?
Beyond that, I survived a not so pleasant Thanksgiving break, and
Books Read and Reviewed
Not many, but more than zero! I’m feeling good about that, since I didn’t think I’d really have time for anything this month. I got through Sawkill Girls, The Arsonist, and What You Hide, all of which I’ve reviewed on the blog! I’m also done with The Girl King and Girls of Paper and Fire, but you’ll see those reviews over the next couple weeks.
That’s five more books than I thought I’d get to!
Next Month’s Reads
I definitely want to get through Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, The Waking Forest, and Descendant of the Crane. Beyond that, I’m going to read anything I want to, because my winter break starts around the 18th (if I can get my final essays turned in early), and after that, I have freedom for just shy of a month. You bet I’m going to take advantage of that!
My Top Three Posts
I’ll be the first to admit it: it’s been a slightly slower month around the blog this time. NaNoWriMo has come first, which meant I dialed back on some of the posts I typically do, and didn’t let myself feel too guilty about empty days in the posting schedule.
That said, I do have some favorites from this month that I hope you’ve enjoyed too!
Favorites From Around the Blogging World
I’m never not blown away by the amazing posts I see throughout the month, and it’s so difficult to pick favorites! Still, here are some of this month’s best!
And that’s it for the month! I hope your November has treated you kindly, and that December finishes out the year smoothly for you! See you around!