Monthly Recap. November 2017

Monday, 4 December 2017



Goodbye November. Hello December! It's unbelievable how another year flew by. Just a few days ago, I was planning my goals for 2017 (which I can already say that I miserably failed) and now a new year is just a few weeks ahead. Since I'm still recovering from a stomach bug (I think this is how you say it in English), this will be a short post. However, before jumping to the books I read and bought in November, there is something I would like to share with you. I participated on, for the first time, NaNoWriMo and wrote 53,405 words. I'm really proud of it because I never imagined to write so much in a month (I know it's probably the norm for many people, but not for me)


In November, I only read three books. I must confess it was a really bad month since none of the books I read was very impressive and I found myself rating two of them with two stars.  
  • Chosen, R.S. Broadhead
  • The Night Realm, Annette Marie
  • Hinder, Kristin Ping
        I shared my review of The Night Realm and you can find it here.


        I may or may have not got too many books this month. ­čÖł Oh well, a bookworm will always be a book hoarder.
        • The beautiful special edition of V. E. Shwab's A Darker Shade of Magic
        • Shadow and Bone Trilogy box set 
        • Artemis, Andy Weird [Illumicrate] 
        • ARC of City of Brass, S.A. [Illumicrate]
        • Ignited, A.M. Deese [thank you Netgalley]
        • Shadow Rise, Audrey Grey [thank you Blaze Publishing]
        Regarding the Shadow and Bone Trilogy box set (I already mentioned it here on the blog before), I ordered the old covers and received the new ones - in fact, I received the old box with the new covers. It was very strange... This is something that has never happened to me before. Does anyone know where I can get the old covers? Because now I'm afraid of ordering the books individually and also receive the new covers.

        Which books did you get in November?

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        1. Wow what a wonderful haul!! Hope you enjoy those books. They sound stunning.

          Sorry November wasn't a great reading month for you, though:( But huge congrats on NaNo!! That's an amazing achievement.

          Hope you have a lovely December ❤

          Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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          1. I'm really happy with the books I got - so in love with A Darker Shade of Magic *.* Aww, thank you. I still can believe I wrote 50k words.

            Happy readings & Wishes of a great December Amy.

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        2. Congrats on NaNo! I have a feeling I also failed at my 2017 goals. I don’t even remember what they were. Have a great December, and enjoy your new books.

          Aj @ Read All The Things!

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          1. Thank you Aj. :) Sadly, I remember all of my book goals for 2017 and I know that I didn't fulfil any of them - or at least, 99% of them. =P

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        3. Congratulations on NaNo. That's a LOT of words! I have heard really good things about Artemis and City of Brass. I will keep an eye out for your thoughts.

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          1. Thank you. I still can believe I've written 50k words. I'm really intrigued by City of Brass - can't wait to plunge into its world.

            Happy readings! ;)

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        4. Sorry to hear the books you read weren't so great this month. Hopefully December will give you some good reads!

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          1. *fingers crossed* I want to finish the year with a book bang. =P

            Happy readings! ;)

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        5. Congrats on your writing challenge. So many words! Wow! I read an article somewhere that surrounding yourself with books is the mark of an intelligent person.

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          1. Thank you. I can't believe I wrote 50k words in a month. It's a huge accomplish for me.

            I need to read that article *searching for it online*

            Happy readings! ;)

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        6. So I'm visiting your blog now on my PC (last time I was on the phone, remember) and I think it looks AMAAAAZING!!! The colors and unbelievable, wow. Loving it!

          But why am I visiting this post? XD because I'm almost 2/3 of a month late to visit the November wrap up link up posts :D I was so busy!

          Ooh, you got Artemis! That's exciting.

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          1. Aww,thank you so much Evelina. <3 Changing is a source of anxiety for me, so it's so good to read the opinion of other people.

            Ahah, don't worry about it. Better late than never. ;) Because of a chaotic schedule, I also take a huge amount of time to visit all the posts I want to and to reply all the comments I receive.

            Happy readings! ;)

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