Monday, December 3, 2012

What I Read In November

November was, again, a pretty good reading month for me.  I didn't do much on the weekends, which gave me plenty of time to read - much more time than I've had during these first few days of December.

Highlights from this month were

Trip to Gatlinburg:  We decided to take a weekend getaway in Gatlinburg with some of our best friends, Adam and Crystal during November.  We were only there for a day, but we packed in tons of fun - a hot air balloon ride, shopping, and Phase 10 were the highlights.  Crystal and Adam stopped by our house on their way home and made a delicious lunch and we celebrated Crystal's birthday.

Happy Birthday, Crystal!

Thanksgiving: Luke's mom came to visit for two days and share our Thanksgiving dinner, and we had a great time with her.  She helped us decorate the tree and we had a delicious lunch. 

Christmas tree decorating is exhausting!

Outings with Sugar Bear:   We were able to see a showing of The Christmas Carol at the Tivoli for free in exchange for ringing the Salvation Army bell before and after the show.  I really enjoyed both the bell ringing and the show - and we plan to do it again this season.  We also had tickets to see a one night showing of To Kill A Mockingbird, which was amazing.

Boo Radley:  Sugar Bear got a kitten, named Boo Radley, who is just as sweet and snuggly as he could possibly be. 

As far as the actual reading, this month I read:

The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima
The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima
White Horse by Alex Adams
Moranthology by Catlin Moran
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima
Iron: Or, the War After by Shane-Michael Vidaurri
A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Jocelyn Jackson
Judging A Book By Its Lover by Lauren Leto
Black Dahlia and White Rose by Joyce Carol Oates
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Total books read this month: 12
Total books read this year: 121
Total pages read this year: 38,419
Money saves through using the library, reading books I own, and reviewing: $1436.58

What was your November like?

1 comment:

  1. My favorite part of November was definitely getting to spend time with you and your hubs. I can't WAIT for February (but hopefully I'll see you before then!)