Can you believe we are about to head into the final month of 2021? In part, this year really dragged on but simultaneously, it also just wooshed by. However, we’re still in November now and I’d like to start wrapping up the month by talking about some books I read!
- Teen Titans: Beast Boy Loves Raven by Kami Garcia/Gabriel Picolo (4 stars)
This is the third installment of this particular run of Teen Titans and I’m still enjoying myself. The art style is sweet, but not too cutesy. There’s honestly not *that* much happening in the story, but I like the characters, although some might argue that they aren’t always portrayed how we might know them. The next comic will be about Robin and I’m looking forward to that change.
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (3 stars)
Honestly, I’m just not that much of a fan of the story. More about that in an upcoming post!
- Love, Lists & Fancy Ships by Sarah Grunder Ruiz (4 stars)
As per usual, click on the covers to get re-directed to Goodreads, where you are always welcome to add me as a reading buddy! My own reviews (where there is one) you’re able to find by clicking on the titles in the list above if there are posts for them.
Again, I would also like to mention that I have created a Storygraph profile and try to link to the books on that platform as well when I do my reviews. Feel free to add me as well here, but know that I’m struggling with the navigation on the web version a little bit. I can’t use the app on my phone (I have zero storage left), but I’m not vibing with the desktop version as much. Still, the stats are very cool and I want to support the site!
So, I have a couple things to confess. First of all, I did not end up participating in NaNoWriMo after all. I was really excited at the beginning of the month, but then I just got busy and distracted by other things, dropping my writing entirely. It’s sad, because I even did an outline for the most important plot points and am generally passionate about the story, but I’m really not happy with my writing and the quality I put out there. So, I didn’t want to be dissatisfied and just stopped. I’ll write and edit a whole book eventually … I think … here’s how I spent my time instead:
However, I did spend some time getting back into drawing. While Eternals is not my favorite Marvel movie, I fell head over heels in love with Druig and Makkari and I couldn’t stop myself from creating some art. It’s been half a year of me not picking up a brush and if I had more time, I’d love to get into this more regularly again. It’s just that it takes roughly 8 hours to complete a piece and that means there’s little else I can do on that day, so I often don’t want to spend my weekends or days off just with that.
I’m forever happy to have Lauren Ridloff be Makkari and therefore giving us the first deaf superhero in the MCU, paving the way for better representation in the genre. I’m also very glad to have a hard of hearing Hawkeye now and that Echo is getting her own show soon.
MY FAVORITE THINGS
Aside from Drukkari having stolen my heart, I really truly earnestly am obsessed with the Amazon adaptation of Wheel of Time! The show is absolutely fantastic, it even has me out here considering if I should read 14 books with 700+ pages each, because I cannot stand the one week wait between episodes. (But let’s be real for a moment, I’m not actually going to do it. I don’t have time for this!)
There’s so many characters I already love, but I’m particularly sad to have learned that Barney Harris, who is portraying Mat, was recast for Season 2. I know that no one owes me or us an explanation, but the secrecy around the departure has me worried and a bit sad. He is really the perfect Mat and his successor has big shoes to fill, but most of all, I just hope Harris is alright? I’m definitely overthinking this, but I get so easily attached sometimes.
ELSEWHERE ON THE BLOGOSPHERE
I’m still not the best at blog-hopping, but I’m trying! Please go and show some love to these amazing blogs and bloggers!
- Marie, one of my longest and best blogging buddies, just celebrated her 7-year-blog-anniversary with a look back on the years and a little giveaway! Definitely check it out!
- Stephanie, like myself, loves to see if she vibes with the book taste of celebs. Her latest experiment included Jameela Jamil’s favorite non-fiction books and Stephanie’s thoughts on them!
- Saima decided to revisit some faves from 2020, which I love, because we so easily forget about the books we read not too long ago in favor of new releases.
- The Orang-utan Librarian had some fun ideas for gifts for bookworms.
- Fadwa has always been a busy bee, but now also shares some tips on how to create content on such a busy schedule!
- Lashaan reviewed a bunch of graphic novels that had one thing in common – violence!
- Veronika took a look at some books to see if they deserved the hype surrounding them.
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