For the first time since I started blogging, life was too busy for me to write my wrap-up on time!
A lot happened in November, it is hard to keep up and remember everything, but some highlights are worth mentioning.
First of all, I finally found a therapist! I had been shy and hesitant about talking about my issues, thinking it would not make a difference. Well, it does make a difference. I am now lucky enough to meet a psychiatrist and a nurse every week, and just talking about what’s happening has been a huge relief. I can feel a difference already. I haven’t started my med treatment, but I don’t rely that much on pills so I make the most of the sessions and relish every good day a little more.
I went shopping! Yes, it’s silly, but it deserves to be noted because spending three hours at the mall is not so easy for me. Not easy at all, in fact. A big thanks to my mother and my hubby for putting up with me to find shoes. (We did not find shoes but a beautiful Minelli bag and a wonderful little black dress that makes me feel sexy and hot 😂). Who goes shoes shopping and actually comes back home with shoes anyway?
Studies are now in the back-burner until January. It looks like I was a little too ambitious about working and taking care of myself at the same time. It’s a setback but I haven’t given up on my degree. For the moment I’m focusing on studying in a way that makes me happy, which means I shoved Lolita in the back of a drawer and won’t take it back until I absolutely have to!
Enough about mundane things, let’s go back to books now!
Book I read in November
Faithful, Alice Hoffman
My review was due two weeks ago, but it’s in draft. I’ll have it all good and ready to be read for next week.
I was surprised to like it so much as coming-of-age stories are not my thing. I love cover picks that end up being favorites!
Safe With Me, K.L Slater
Jury still out on the rating
Here comes the second review that should have been published already. Now I feel terrible!
Intense and creepy. Very creepy. The creepiest feeling. I still can’t put my finger on what made it so creepy, but creepy it is! (Did I mention it was creepy?)
Hello Me, It’s You, Hanna Todd and Anonymous
You can find the review here.
Three Dark Crowns, Kendare Blake
The review was published as the Hype or Like Book of the Month Review here.
Only 4 books read this month, this is a bit disappointing but a slump tried to invade my life. I had to fight to keep him at bay. Let’s hope it leaves me alone in December.
Books I reviewed in October
In Our Family Portrait We Look Pretty Happy… 5/5 Review of A Suitable Lie, Michael J. Malone
Looking Back and Moving Forward 4/5 Review of Hello Me, It’s You, Hanna Todd
Life In Words 4/5 Review of Descriptions of Heaven, Randal Eldon Greene
Hype or Like Friday: Review time! 2,5/5 Review of Three Dark Crowns, Kendare Blake
I was lucky to win a copy of The Graveyard Book, my first Gaiman book, from my Lady Saucy over at Inked Brownies and it came with the mail yesterday! Thank you Anne! 😘
Books I received for review
So proud to see my bestie’s name on a book! My review of Corrupt Me should be up very very soon! It’s not a genre I usually read, but this story might change that!
Book of the Month Award
The author managed to make me enjoy a coming-of-age book and relate to a growing character, that deserves an award! Also, the fact that I kept reading despite animals being a big part of the story says it all. It’s a good one.
- Suntag: This Is My Genre, Tell Me Yours Book Tag
- Suntag: Celebrating The Little Things
- Suntag: The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge
This Week In Books
That’s it for me! How was your November like? How many books did you read? Tell me everything, I’m nosey!