Hey all, Dani here.
I realize right now some of you may be thinking that I forgot to add the TBR portion for this post. Normally you would be right, but as I am participating in Books and Munches’ Diverse December, I already have my TBR posted so you can check that out here.
Which basically means that all I have to cover with today’s post is the books I read this month, my OwlCrate unboxing, my monthly book haul, and then a brief NaNoWriMo wrap-up.
The Accidental Quarterback by Charles Curtis (3 stars)
The Impossible Pitcher by Charles Curtis (4 stars)
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman (5 stars)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Illustrated Edition by Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling) (5 stars)
All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson (5 stars)
The Chronicles of Exandria, Vol 1: The Tale of Vox Machina by Matthew Mercer, the cast of Critical Role, and around 60 very talented Critter artists (5 stars)
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty (5 stars)
My Hero Academia, Vol 1 by Kohei Horikoshi (5 stars)
Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza (5 stars)
Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins #3 by Matthew Colville (5 stars)
Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Birdwell (5 stars)
Corduroy by Don Freeman (5 stars)
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister (4.5 stars)
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (5 stars)
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch (4 stars)
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. (5 stars)
Avatar: the Last Airbender: The Lost Adventures by Bryan Konietzko (5 stars)
My Hero Academia, Vol 2 by Kohei Horikoshi (5 stars)
Runaways, The Complete Collection, Vol 1 by Brian K Vaughan (5 stars)
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden (5 stars)
I will have mini-reviews of the children’s books up soon, as well as a few more comic and manga reviews. Oh, and my review for The Girl in the Tower should be up on Monday.
Next up is my monthly OwlCrate unboxing, and I absolutely loved the November box.
My favorite items in the subscription box this month are the Expecto Patronum hat and the lembas bread bar of soap. Though my Fabrikator pin from the Grishaverse is really cool as well. And I am really looking forward to reading the book; it sounds really interesting.
Now onto my monthly book haul, and everyone, I may have gone a teeny bit overboard with my haul this month. On the plus side, I don’t think there are that many books for me to worry about in December. That’s great because I already know that January is stuffed with books I want to get.
Oh, and then I did some Christmas book shopping for my boyfriend’s 5 month old niece. This little girl already has an impressive library, and it will only continue to get better with each birthday and Christmas we have. So, I might as well haul her books on here too, especially since I decided to reread them myself before wrapping them up for her.
So I actually did pretty good with reading during November/NaNoWriMo. Speaking of NaNoWriMo, during my mid-month check in I reported that I wrote nothing the first half of the month because I couldn’t get the words to come out and I was in a bit of a writing slump. But I have yet to lose a NaNoWriMo, so I finally forced myself to get writing.
What I have now that the month is over, is roughly 51,000 words of a haphazard journal/diary of random words tossed on a page. It’s basically absolutely awful and will not be shown to anyone. But I plan to just open up a new document in the new year and start a second draft from scratch. Maybe now I will be able to write a better and more cohesive story. I’ll keep you all updated if the writing goes well, especially if I get to the point of publication.
So yeah, I succeeded for the 12th time with NaNoWriMo…and somehow still managed to read 20 books. (Okay, yeah, there were a handful of children’s books, plus all the comics and graphic novels, but still). Suddenly the idea to read 14 books in December doesn’t seem all that daunting.
How did your November go? Any great books read? Or did you buy some fantastic books that you can’t wait to read? Let me know in the comments.