November 2015 Wrap-Up & December TBR

NovemberWU

Another month has come to a close and what a busy month it has been! I really didn’t have a very ambitious TBR for November at all, but somehow I didn’t even mange to finish that. Either way, here’s what I’ve read during November:

  • How to Be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras
    I have to say that this book was a bit of a disappointment and actually very predictable. Also, I wasn’t a fan of the depiction of body image issues, especially not with the cover as it can be confusing (depending on whether that girl is supposed to be the MC or not).
  • Landline by Rainbow Rowell
    Rainbow Rowell can do no wrong. I think that is not really news to anyone out there, but it is once again my verdict!
  • This Song Is (Not) For You by Laura Nowlin
    I got to page 7 … I don’t really think that counts.

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As always, click on the titles above to get to the reviews and on the covers to be redirected to Goodreads!

InOtherNews

I feel like SO much has happened during the past month. I worked at the first ever Vienna Comic Con and it was simply a lot of fun! I got to meet great people and will hopefully stay in contact with many of them. Also, it triggered my urge to draw again, which I definitely consider a good thing as well. I haven’t done that in months!

Another thing I am quite proud of is that I participated in NaNoWriMo again! I find that it is also a thing that brings people closer together, whether it be at the local write-ins or in the virtual world. It surely bonds people together to turn mad at the same time! I didn’t write 50K, but I managed to do half of that and I am really happy with the result.
Also, in case I haven’t said it enough THANK YOU ❤ for all the positive feedback you’ve given me on Dreamer. It is one heck of a scary thing to share your writing, especially when it’s still very raw and not edited all that much, but you were all great. Because I will stop sharing chapters on the blog itself, the offer still stands that I’ll send you a pdf file of the story if you want to continue reading it. (Just contact me via some way listed on the Contact Page!)

Lastly, another THANK YOU is in order, because our little community her on Life and Other Disasters continues to grow. It feels just like yesterday that I had my first follower, yet this month I got to post that there are currently more than 300 people following the blog. You cannot imagine how humble and grateful I am for that! You are the best!

DecTBR

So, I am once again not attempting anything crazy here. I’ll be working at my favourite bookstore chain this month, wrapping the presents for other people. This will take right up until the 24th, which is Christmas here in Austria. I am therefore not sure how much time I really have to read. But I am once again striving for at least 3 or 4 books!

  • This Song Is (Not) For You by Laura Nowlin
    I don’t think I need to explain this again … It was after all on my TBR last month.
  • The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
    This is my 11th Sparks book to be put on my bookshelf. I am often still surprised that I never get tired of his stories, but they simply work for me! The movie will come out next week and I like to read the books with enough time ahead of the movie release to make sure it’s not too fresh in my mind when I see the film. (Watch the Trailer here!)
  • Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate
    Cliques, prejudices … it just seems like a nice High School kind of story. I got approved for the eArc and that’s that.
  • Reborn City by Rami Ungar
    I am a little anxious to read this book to be honest. I consider Rami to be one of my friends and I hate reviewing the work of friends, just HATE IT! But I know that he is great at what he does and I think that I might actually get a lot more reading done this month than I did in November, so I don’t want to keep him waiting forever.

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52 thoughts on “November 2015 Wrap-Up & December TBR

  1. You had such a great month, yay!! 😀 And congratulations again on NaNoWriMo and your fantastic story! I can’t wait to know what you thought about the Laura Nowlin novel. I read one book by her and loved it, so I’m really eager to know how you enjoy her writing style and this new story 🙂
    And congratulations on all the followers, that’s so great, and well deserved, you’re amazing 😀

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  2. It’s totally understandable that you only got through two books given that you’ve been killing it with your NaNoWriMo project! Seven Ways We Lie looks really interesting and I can’t wait to see what you think about it by the end of the month. (: Here’s hoping your December goes well!

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    • Thank you for getting it! I just wasn’t capable of reading anything and concentrating on my writing at the same time.
      I am probably going to read the books in the same order as they were listed on the TBR, but hopefully I’ll get to it soon. I like to tackle eArcs rather quickly before I forget about them hahaha

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  3. Wow it sounds like you had a super busy month! Congratulations on doing NaNoWriMo — your story sounds awesome! Also — you worked at ComicCon?! *flails* That’s so cool!

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    • Thank you 🙂 and yes, it was definitely busy, but in a good way! I really didn’t want to miss ComicCon in my home town, but it was sold out very quickly, so I thought, why not apply for a job? I was lucky to get it, but because I worked with the VIP-team, I therefore got free and all access entry to the event. That was awesome!

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