Last month’s deets on I Heart Romance & YA
Hey all! November has been awesome for me and my creative juices have been overflowing to the brim! I am so excited to be actively blogging and connecting with other book bloggers. I think this has helped me rediscover my love for blogging.
One of the highlights of my month was meeting Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff at Once Upon A Time Bookstore in Montrose, CA. Take a look at this awesome photo!
BTW, I kind of fan-freaked out but I was able to tell them how much I love the hero’s first name is (it’s Ezra, read about why it is) and told Amie that These Broken Stars made me love YA again! Please excuse the oily face, I didn’t have time to prep before rushing to the bookstore.
Another highlight of my month was the malware horrors that I encountered! Yes, my blog was hacked but I took care of it, however, all my images and stats (below) have disappeared and I still don’t have the time to fix it. So please, pardon the dust.
On a good note, I have read 98 books already! ( think I read more because I reread The Night Huntress novels by Jeaniene Frost multiple times this year and GoodReads doesn’t count rereads, so let’s keep it as 98.
READING CHALLENGE STATS
- GoodReads Reading Challenge – 98/100
- Review Challenge – 44/100
- Historical Romance Challenge – 36/48
- Netgalley Challenge – /20 < unable to gather info at the moment
- Re-Read Challenge – 10/5*
I tried not to get any ARCs this month and I succeeded!
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday here, I didn’t really shop for anything.
DISCUSSIONS ON THE BLOG
- [3 Nov] Top Ten Tuesday: Debut Authors on My Radar
- [10 Nov] Top Ten Tuesday: Book to Movie Adaptations
- [23 Nov] Bookish Discussions: Eye Catching Book Covers
- [25 Nov] Malware Horrors and Moving from Feedburner to Mailchimp
- [26 Nov] Write On Review-a-Thon: November
LAST MONTH’S REVIEWS
- [4 Nov] Mine by Stacey Kennedy
- [8 Nov] If the Viscount Falls by Sabrina Jeffries
- [14 Nov] Desire Me Always by Tiffany Clare
- [16 Nov] Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
LAST MONTH’S READS
LAST MONTH’S DNF’s & ON-HOLD
As much as I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I had a hard time connecting with the second book. I am putting it on hold for now and maybe start reading it again next month.
FAVORITE MONTH READ
I am a little sad that The Lunar Chronicles has ended. But this turned into my favorite read this month!
I only saw one movie this month. Pitiful, I know but hubby is at work right now so no movie watching for me. I told him that I HAD to see it before he comes home later this week and his exact words were “Sure, I don’t really like to watch it.” Whaaaa?! But that’s okay. I dragged him to see Frozen a couple of years ago so…
I haven’t been watching a lot of TV shows this month but I did watch a couple of episodes of Jessica Jones on Netflix. It’s dark and different, to say the least. Hubby is coming back this week so we may be binge watching a few TV shows soon.
I decorated our Christmas Tree over Thanksgiving weekend! I still need to purchase the star topper and wrap a few more gifts but I think the tree is pretty much complete. Coincidentally, I found a lot of black and white objects around the house! Oh and everyone living in our house is represented! And I just had to add a stack of books to the decor, yeah?
How did you do last month? Did you start decorating for the holidays?