I know, I totally forgot to do a wrap up for November, but I had a reason!
First I had a really big personal event coming up that I was focusing on, and that went really well!
Secondly, I had to take a trip for my work in early December, and that was a Very Big Deal.
I’ve never travelled for work before, and I had to fly to another city, which I was extremely anxious about (yes, I did live overseas for two years, but you really can’t predict or explain some anxieties). But I talked about it with my boss and he was super great about everything, and I went to this work event interstate, and I actually had a smashingly great time! I got to meet loads of amazing people, including my new grand-boss, and everyone was SO EXCITED to meet me, and even my great-grand-boss was ecstatically happy that I had come!
Literally everyone I spoke to thought I was really interesting, which doesn’t really happen to me very much because I think I’m comfortably boring! But apparently I’m not? WHO KNEW?
Finally, I have rearranged my bookshelves.
You may be aware that I have a library room, which used to host most of my YA and all of my adult audience books. I also have a single bookcase out in my living room which previously hosted all of my unsolicited paperback ARCS and select YA books I was planning on reading.
This arrangement started to make me feel a bit odd since my YA books were split over two rooms.
I recently rearranged my bookcases so that the books in the library room are all YA (alphabetical order, of course), and I moved all of my adult audience books out into my living room.
However, this leaves me in somewhat of a conundrum. I now feel that my adult audience books are giving a false idea of what I actually enjoy reading (YA), which feels slightly dishonest. However, my library room now feels almost complete with all of my YA on the shelves and not split up over two rooms. (I mean, I still have a ton of read books packed away in my storage room…)
The library room is almost complete because next month we are expecting delivery of two wonderful hand-picked reading chairs to snuggle and read and enjoy the room the way we’re intending it.
Monthly Wrap Up
November Book Reviews:
- [1 Nov] Bid My Soul Farewell (Give the Dark My Love, #2) by Beth Revis, Mhairi Morrison, Bruce Mann ★★★★★
- [8 Nov] The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby ★★★★★
- [15 Nov] The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco ★★★★
- [18 Nov] Chasing the Shadows by Maria V. Snyder ★★★
- [22 Nov] People Like Us by Dana Mele ★★★★★
- [29 Nov] Unnatural Deeds by Cyn Balog ★★★
December Book Reviews:
- [6 Dec] Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult, Samantha van Leer
- [13 Dec] This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter ★★★★
- [20 Dec] Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh ★★★★
- [27 Dec] Sisters of Shadow and Light by Sara B. Larson ★★★
- [30 Dec] Matilda by Roald Dahl ★★★★★
Other Blog Posts You May Have Missed:
- [2 Nov] Stacking the Shelves (217)
- [5 Nov] Top Ten Books That Give Off an Autumn Vibe
- [6 Nov] Waiting on The King’s Questioner
- [12 Nov] Top Ten Favourite Bookmarks
- [13 Nov] Waiting on Belle Révolte
- [16 Nov] Stacking the Shelves (218)
- [19 Nov] Top Ten Changes In My Reading Life
- [20 Nov] Waiting on All The Stars and Teeth
- [23 Nov] Stacking the Shelves (219)
- [25 Nov] Culling the TBR Pile 25
- [27 Nov] Waiting on Deathless Divide (Dread Nation #2)
- [30 Nov] Stacking the Shelves (220)
- [2 Dec] Culling the TBR Pile 26
- [4 Dec] Waiting on The King of Crows
- [7 Dec] Stacking the Shelves (221)
- [10 Dec] Top Ten Freebie: YA Books to Read Based on Taylor Swift’s Lover Album
- [11 Dec] Waiting on Honor Lost
- [17 Dec] Top Ten Books on My Winter TBR
- [18 Dec] Waiting on Ink in the Blood
- [21 Dec] Stacking the Shelves (222)
- [24 Dec] Top Ten Books I Hope to Find Under My Tree
- [25 Dec] Merry Christmas for 2019!
- [28 Dec] Stacking the Shelves (223)
- [31 Dec] Top Ten Books I Read in 2019
Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!
Thanks for joining me here at the Moonlight Library!