And just like that, we’re in the final month of 2019.
In true 2019 fashion, the month of November flew by. One moment it was October, and then it was December 1st!! Honestly, we’re not even a week into December, but it’s already more interesting than the entire month of November was for me.
- All Saints Day! I started the beginning of the month by going to the cemetery with my family, and the most interesting part was the food I ate there. Plus, a distant uncle/family friend (honestly, I don’t know) started talking to me! He’s one of those people who can really carry a conversation, so talking to him was a relief for my awkward self.
- Strand-based talk. My school offers three academic strands—ABM, HUMSS, and STEM—and this year, I’m gonna have to decide which one I’m gonna take for the rest of my high school life. We got to hear three professionals of our choice speak about their jobs and their journey to get there, and I ended up listening to a doctor, a psychologist, and a lawyer. Every talk was super educational (psychology was kind of a let-down though). But I’m 99% sure that I’m gonna take STEM next year, because it’s the most useful strand to take!
- Classic rom-coms! I watched She’s the Man in October because I had to write an essay on it (btw, I got a perfect score on that essay, from a teacher who notoriously grades low on essays; and no I will not stop bragging because I slept at 3AM working on it 😎). It was so funny and enjoyable that I just had to watch more movies like it, so in November, I watched Legally Blonde (yes, for the first time, because I live under a rock when it comes to movies), and I also had a lot of fun watching it! Are these films masterpieces? No, but they’re the movie versions of comfort food, and I’d love to watch more of them. I’m looking to start Easy A and 10 Things I Hate About You next (and I’m open to recommendations)!
So.. I absolutely failed at reading in November. I only read four books, and it was because school and extracurricular activities kept me very busy. (BUT, as I type this, we’re not even a full week into December yet, and I’ve already finished three books!!)
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I finished binge reading the All for the Game series in November! To be honest, I don’t love it as much as everybody else does. I can’t wait to explain why when I post my series review, but it’s taking me forever to write. *screams in frustration*
Hello, new favorite book of all time!!! Review here.
Though a little slow and hard to get through at parts, this was a solid fantasy novel, and there was clearly a lot of thought put into it. Review here.
My complicated history with The Folk of the Air series made it hard to enjoy the last book, but overall, QoN was okay! Review here.
I think the biggest blogging highlight of November was the fact that I didn’t redesign my blog!! Ahhh, I’m so happy, because I’ve finally found my permanent look. I may change some things here and there, but overall, I’m satisfied with my blog aesthetic.
Other than that, for the life of me, I cannot remember how blogging went in November. Did I even blog in November??
According to my review of The Sword of Kaigen, I was pretty absent on the blogosphere. I fell behind on replying to comments and commenting on other people’s posts. But in December, I’m trying to cut myself a little more slack, because sometimes I’m just not in the mood to interact, or I just don’t have the time, and that’s okay.
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I’m back with more
questionable blogging advice!! (But seriously, I’m really proud of this post because it took me about 12 hours to make.)
I did the Fall Bucket List Book Tag created by the lovely Tiffany, and this post actually did better than I thought it would??
I’m sorry this post isn’t that interesting. It was because November generally wasn’t interesting! 😂 December is great so far though!
Also, since December is the last month of the year (and in this case, the last month of the decade), I know that lots of end-of-the-year (or end-of-the-decade) posts will be emerging soon. I plan to do a lot of those in December and January, but right now I don’t have many ideas. I’m gonna do the obvious ones, like best and worst reads, anticipated 2020 releases, etc. but I’d love to do more, and if you have any ideas in mind, feel free to comment down below!