Friday, December 2, 2011

November Confessions

Beautiful Fall Leaves
I don't know about you, but November has been one of the craziest months I've had in a long time. I attempted to take part in NaNoWriMo again this year and failed due to some unforeseen events; however, I really like my WIP and will definitely continue it at my own reasonable pace.  I'm simply glad to have done a little bit of writing and for some of my students to participate as well. By the way, I'd be all over a NaNoWriMo in July.  Just sayin'!


Regardless of how crazy this month got, I'm glad I was able to enjoy Thanksgiving with my family; I have a lot to be thankful for this year!  And now onto the exciting holiday season....(cue the Christmas music).  However, I have a feeling the month of December will be just as busy! I'm sure I will find some time to read and relax....at least I hope!




Books Read in November:
1)  Passion by Lauren Kate - 3.5 stars
2)  Little Women and Me by Lauren Baratz-Logsted - 4 stars
3)  The Pledge by Kimberly Derting - 3.5 stars
4)  Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Gray - 4 stars
5)  Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally - 4.5 stars
6)  The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Review to come!)


My November Top Five:


Favorite Book of the Month
1) Favorite Book- Catching Jordan was without a doubt my favorite book that I read this month. I'm still swooning over Henry. 


2)  Biggest Surprise- Becoming Marie Antoinette took me by surprise. I really enjoyed it and I had no idea it was part of a series!


3)  Biggest Letdown: I hate to say this because I love Kimberly Derting, but The Pledge was a disappointment to me.  


4)  Favorite Post: Sara Shepherd Book Signing- It was so much fun to meet Sara!  I really enjoyed listening to her talk about her books and TV shows.


5)  Favorite Part: Of course I am going to go with Thanksgiving--who doesn't love this holiday? It was great to relax, hangout with the family, and eat some delicious food.




8 comments:

  1. I'm glad you're going to continue with your WIP! Yay!

    Happy December! :)

    I'll be interested to see your review of The Help. It's one of those books everyone seems to have read but for me!

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  2. I feel ya on finding time to relax :) Coffee helps!

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  3. i wasn't really interested in catching jordan until now!! now i need to read about henry!

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  4. You should definitely do your own NaNo type thing in July! That is obviously a better time for you with you being a teacher and all:) I hope December is a bit slower for you and you get plenty of time to just do nothing and hang out with family!

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  5. Glad to hear you had a good Thanksgiving! Yeah, NaNo is CRAZY, but even if you didn't finish, you at least have the base for a great novel--more than you did before NaNo!

    Best of luck with it!


    Smiles!
    Lori

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  6. I think 'Catching Jordan' sounds great! Nina just reviewed it over at the blog and she loved it as well.

    I hope you'll have a wonderful December, Christina :)

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  7. Leanna- I will definitely be reviewing The Help this week, so keep your eye out. Thanks for the kind thoughts about the WIP. I hope I keep up with it....eventually!

    Juju- I hear ya! :)

    Carrie- You should definitely read Catching Jordan!

    Lori- Thanks for the kind thoughts about Nano; I appreciate it!!

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  8. I blame Nano for the craziness of November ;)

    Hopefully December will be a little more relaxed!

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