I am in Christmas mode. After the year it's been, I think everyone who celebrates any kind of holiday during this time of year has started celebrating a little bit earlier. We could all do with a little bit of cheer. But, even if you don't celebrate anything during this time of year, I hope you still find joy in something. Here's what I got up to in November:
What I Read:
A Discovery of Witches by: Deborah Harkness: 3/5 stars
Dear Justyce by: Nic Stone: 5/5 stars
Furia by: Yamile Saied Mendez: 4/5 stars
An Ember in the Ashes by: Sabaa Tahir: 5/5 stars
A Torch Against the Night by: Sabaa Tahir: 4/5 stars
A Reaper at the Gates by: Sabaa Tahir: 4/5 stars
Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop by: Roselle Lim: 4/5 stars
Favourite book: Dear Justyce was an incredible sequel to Dear Martin. I was very curious about Quan's story from hearing about him in Dear Martin, and this book offered an amazing insight into him, and the lives of incarcerated black teens. I think this book gives a great outlook on racism within the justice system. I thought it was really well written.
What I Blogged:
My favourite blog post of the month was my discussion on The Orenda by: Joseph Boyden. This post took the longest for me to write, about two months in the making, and I'm really happy with how it turned out and the discussion it created.
Favourite Blog Posts:
Roberta shares Gratitude on Tell Me Something Tuesday
Sabrina shares Five Signs that You Should Take a Reading Break
Claire interviews author Maurene Goo
Cee discusses Setting Work/Life Boundaries
Simone shares Wheelchair Facts and Stories
November was a very busy month school-wise. I rarely ever get stressed out about school, but this month I almost sent myself into a panic attack! To be honest, I was actually kind of happy that I was stressed about school and not other things, because I feel like school is a more common thing to get stressed about rather than the stuff that usually stresses me out. I know it's sad that school is such a common thing to get anxious over. We definitely need professors and teachers to be a bit more understanding.
Anyways, this month was spent at my desk studying and writing masters applications. It's so nerve-wracking! But, hopefully December will be more under control. I'm looking forward to the winter break and I'm definitely looking forward to the holiday season. Even though it will look different this year, the spirit will still be there. But please party responsibly this year and limit social gatherings! Let's have a happy new year, instead of a sick one.
How was your November? Do you have any plans for December?
Emily @ Paperback Princess