Today, I’m here with a wrap-up for the lovely month of November. Let’s just get right into it!
The Books I Read
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien was my first book of the month. I took a bit of time to read it, as with the Lord of the Rings series, but I liked it very much.
The Kiss of Deception by Mary Pearson was my second read. This one was amazing! My sister read it before me, and she loved it. I thought she was hyping it up too much, but she was not! I loved the mystery elements a lot, so this one is easily a five-star read for me.
The Midnight Dancers by Regina Doman was my final book of the month. I previously read Doman’s other books in the Fairytale Retold series and loved them, and I liked this one a lot. It might be my favorite of the series, but it’s hard to tell. They are great Catholic fiction. Five stars!
This month, my main crochet projects have been little things, such as keychains, hats, and other small projects! I’ve also started on some Christmas gifts! 😁
Blog Posts on “Books and Hooks”
Sunflower Crochet Keychain Pattern
I Finished Draft Two of my Novel + New Posting Schedule
What’s Your WIP Writing Tag: Dystopian Novel
Reviewing November’s Goals
Finish the second draft of my dystopian book. (Write 2,000 words a day.) As y’all probably know, if you’ve read my past couple of posts, yes, I did finish it! I’m super happy about that! I wrote every day for the first…maybe half of the month? Then, I took a small break before going back through it for a third time. I’m probably going to put this project aside for a little while, while I take a small break from writing. I’ll also be planning out the second book in this duology soon, too!
Run 10 miles. No, I didn’t get around to this. I think I went on two or three runs. For some reason, I find it harder to run in the cool weather, so getting out there in the winter is a bit of a struggle. I still love running, though! I might go on a run tomorrow, too, and it’s still not the end of November, so…
Go on a walk every day. I did this successfully for about the first half of the month, and then I started missing some days. Overall, though, I think this was pretty successful!
Re-decorate the walls around my bed. Yup! I just took down some pictures and put up new ones, and my sister and I put up some hanging fairy lights!
Start getting up early and make a schedule. Umm…😅 Not really.
Less screen time. I don’t feel like I went on screens any less, but also not really any more than before.
Drink more water. I think so!
Plan and schedule posts for the month in advance. I feel like I wrote more posts in advance this month, which I’m happy about, so yes!
Try out a new bread recipe each week. I did this for the first three weeks, and I made some Italian bread the first week, whole wheat bread the second, and for the third week, I made some French bread! I didn’t make any for the final week with Thanksgiving and all, because I had a lot of baking as it was. I did make rolls for our Thanksgiving dinner so I think that that almost counts.
Goals for December
Go to bed by ten each night.
Bake some Christmas cookies.
Complete my reading goal.
Practice the piano every day and learn some Christmas songs.
Make a Christmas music playlist.
Go thrift shopping.
Get some more yarn.
Decorate for Christmas.
Pictures From my Month
What happened in November?
- November was a pretty good month, but I don’t feel like a lot happened!
- I got sick. Mostly just an annoying cough, though, which wasn’t fun, but not too bad either.
- I mostly got a lot of walks in and wrote a lot, at least in the begining of November. I loved going on a walk, and thinking about the book a lot, then coming back to write.
- We also had a great Thanksgiving, with a lot of yummy food.
- On Friday (Nov 25) we got a Christmas tree! My family always goes and hunts for one, which is actually pretty fun.
That will be all for my November wrap-up!
How was your November? What fun plans do you have for the upcoming month? Did you have a good Thanksgiving?
Thank you so much for reading! I hope you are all having a good start to your week, and I hope you have a good week until I’m back on Monday!
See you later! Bye!
P.S. Please comment with any winter/Christmas related posts you’d like to see on my blog!