Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2014

Posted December 1, 2014 by Debby in Uncategorized

November 2014: the month that I’m glad is finally over.

Ugh. November, quite frankly, sucked. I don’t even want to think about it. Let’s just focus on the bookish highlights.

November Reads

Books Read:

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Chasing Before by Lenore Appelhans
Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas
The Walled City by Ryan Graudin
Finding It by Cora Carmack
Seeking Her by Cora Carmack
Keeping Her by Cora Carmack
All Broke Down by Cora Carmack
Venom by Fiona Paul
We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist
When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill
This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Book of the Month:

November Stats
Total books read: 12
Total pages read: 3,959
Average rating: 3.5
0 2014 debut authors read
4/12 (33%) standalones, 8/12 (67%) series
8/12 (67%) paper, 3/12 (25%) pixels, 1/12 (8%) audio
2014 Stats
Total books read: 120
Total pages read: 44,094
Average rating: 3.42
20 2014 debut authors read
36% standalones, 64% series
69% paper, 24% pixels, 7% audio

November Reviews

November Posts

On the Big Screen

Obviously, Mockingjay, Part 1. I watched The Hunger Games and Catching Fire again the night before and I was an emotional MESS. Mockingjay was way better than I expected. I super appreciate all the details they added, so I don’t really mind the split into two movies anymore. I mean, it still wasn’t super necessary, but they are doing it well. I got really emotional about Gale asdfjkl; and also Philip Seymour Hoffman, because god, he killed it as Plutarch. Anyway, it was really really good.

TV has been more of the same, but The Newsroom is finally back and asdfjkl; IT’S SO GOOD OMG. If I still haven’t convinced you to watch this series just asdfjkl; doooooooo itttttttt. It’s immaculate. And Don and Sloan are the best ever I just cannot even with my feels.

I’m still slowly binging Eureka, just like in last month’s wrap up. I’m on the last season now, and I’m liking it more than ever. Though I’m very scared about the prospects of MY SHIP.

Through My Speakers

I’ve mostly been listening to Taylor Swift’s new album, 1989, this month – which unfortunately means I can’t share any of the songs because she keeps pulling them all from YouTube *rolls eyes* But aside from the awesome Shake It Off and Blank Space, I’ve really been loving Bad Blood (for relatable reasons asdfjkl;), Wonderland, and Style. So. Yeah. That.

In Real Life

  • Reeeeeally not a good month. Work drama, direct family drama, extended family drama, other extended family drama… let’s just say there’s a reason why I primarily read contemporary romances this month. -.- My mood has been tragic, and I’m sorry if that’s been bleeding through on social media.
  • BUT I did get to buy a ticket to go back to Texas for Christmas, to spend it with my dad, so that’s something.
  • And book club was really nice. I love those girls. ♥

That’s it for me. How was your month?

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8 responses to “Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2014

  1. I still love love love your little wrap up chart doodad. I am good at wording. Shut up. Ooooh, you read Venom and I missed it somehow. Hmmmmm. I will ask you about this in chat.

    Oh man, all three THG movies in a row. MUCH TEARS. Haaaa, I said the same thing about not minding the split anymore. Also, Jennifer Lawrence is just amazing. Like, from a plot perspective, not a ton happened, but holy fuck she can just sit there and be compelling.

    I FORGOT ABOUT THE NEWSROOM. How did I do this?!?!?!

    *rolls eyes at T Swift* Maybe I could have become a fan, but now I’ll never know since I can’t listen to her music. LALALALA LITERALLY CANNOT HEAR YOU TSWIFT.

    Yay! You get to hang out with your dad. 😀

    • Wording is hard but doodad is a legit word – even spellcheck thinks so so ha.

      We can talk Venom. ‘Tis okayyyyy but I have a feeling the series gets better later. I’ll give it a fair enough shot, because hello, Paula, duh.



  2. I’m sorry November was a tough month for you. When I’m stressed I always turn to the romance, too. Sometimes contemporary, sometimes historical. But I just like to escape and not think about all the stress. I hope December is a better month and that’s great that you get to see your Dad for Christmas.

  3. You do sound very unhappy on Twitter, Debby. But I’m glad you have a safe place to share that stuff. It can bottle up and quickly turn into a mess.

    Good luck in Texas! We need more people like you to lift the IQ for a bit.

    • 🙁 Sorry to hear that. I’ve been trying to keep it to a minimum though… And the past couple weeks have been a bit better.

      HA. Well I’d only raise the IQ for about a week, but I will do my best. (`・ω・´)ゞ