November has ended and it is time for me to wrap-up everything I read. This month I read four books! I didn’t actively try to read as much as I usually do because I was writing a fair bit. Nonetheless, I’m still surprised by how much I read!
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Wuthering Heights was not what I was expecting at all! The story was really interesting, but sometimes with classics I have to read SparkNotes to understand and that is something that irritates me.
The Confession by Jo Spain
This book was pretty dull and the story did not keep me interested. There was too much backstory.
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
Such a great feminist read and definitely one of a kind!
Meet Your Match by Lindzee Armstrong
A novella that was very short and sweet.
Yessss, it’s December (tomorrow)! My favourite month! I love Christmas and have many Christmas-related posts ready to go later in the month. I’m planning on reading one Christmas book (Let It Snow), but will likely just rely on Christmas music and movies seeing as Christmas books do not seem to be that popular in stores. I also last-minute decided to post every day to Instagram using Christmas challenges and have already taken several of the photos, so I’d better actually commit this time!
Into the Darkest Corner Elizabeth Haynes
I’m currently reading this!
Let It Snow by authors
This should be a good Christmas read 🎄
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
I’m buddy-reading this with someone on Goodreads!
On 27 November I completed my Goodreads challenge! I have read 50 books (so far). It has got to be the most books I have read in a year. Last year I read 37 books.
Film and TV
WHY are the only two films I watched this month Christmas movies that I watched within the span of two days?
A Christmas Prince (2017)
Christmas movies are cute and all but why do they have to be so ridiculous? This movie is basically the Christmas version of The Princess Diaries.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town (1970)
After watching A Christmas Prince and telling Twitter about it, someone recommended this movie to me and I was like WHY NOT. So I watched it with my brother, who likes old animated movies. It was a fun movie.
I finished my last semester at university and I thought it was bittersweet because I was happy to be graduating but at the same time I was anxious about what I was going to do. My deadline for sending off post-graduate applications was 30 October, so I sent off two and luckily got into both of them! So that was a massive weight let off my shoulder (actually, I think I have mentioned this before – ignore this if you’ve already read it). Anyway, when I found out I got into these courses I slipped into extreme Lazy Mode. I was going to apply for jobs, but then I thought, ‘What is the point now?’ and have applied to none. I thought I would be very stressed out this month and instead I have just been cruising.
Way back in September I interviewed for a retail job because it seems I am always looking for one. Somehow, I got it, which trust me, never happens. I have awful luck with part-time jobs. I started this job in November because it’s only during the summer, which is very unfortunate because I really like it. Apparently it is going to get very busy in January and we are all going to die during our shifts, but for now it is relaxing. It is definitely the best job I’ve ever had (this frozen yoghurt job I had once comes close though). Like my boss will send out my timetable over a week in advance…I did not know bosses could be so reliable??
NaNoWriMo has ended! Congratulations to everyone who participated (and won).
I’m so happy it’s over. I’m really embarrassed to admit this, and I’m not even joking, but I lost my entire WIP that I had been working on. Basically, I was writing throughout the day and I kept getting an error message, but just ignored it. Then at the end of the day, I closed my document and had a strange feeling that I should check to see if it was still there. So I did, and it wasn’t! It just disappeared. After trying to find it again, I found the document, and it was corrupt. Whenever I open it now, there is a bunch of question marks. There’s literally question marks instead of words.
I know I should have backed up my work; I’m not an idiot. I always back up university assignments because I think about what it would like to lose it and realise it would be awful. Because of that, I have never lost a university assignment before. But, seeing as this was for my personal gain, I didn’t back it up. I relied on my MacBook Air because it has never failed me before.
Long story short…you should back up your work 😒
And yes, I am annoyed. I lost 24,000 words. It took me three days to think about what I should do, and I decided to start again from scratch. It is going to have a slightly modified plot, which is probably something I would have done anyway if I ever got past the first draft. I’m going to re-write the story (and will back up my work often). Honestly though, please don’t feel sorry for me in the comments! I’m not looking for pity, I just thought I should share what happened to me seeing as there’s no way I’m going to make a separate post about it (that would be sad, also because I’ve written barely anything since it’s happened).
I ranted a lot in this post; why do I feel like over-sharing all of a sudden? Anyway… How was your November? How many books did you read?