November Wrap-Up 2016

In My Life

November was a pretty terrible month. The election happened, and I’m still not over it (and refuse to get over it). Watching Trump’s cabinet assemble has horrifying and frustrating, making it hard to get excited about the year ending.

Other than that disaster, November was focused on college apps and schoolwork. I had a week off from school, which was great, but I spent entire days working on college essays, so it wasn’t all fun and games. Thanksgiving was filled with family and wonderful food.

On This Blog

This was an okay month for blogging. I did not meet my goal of posting three times a week, but I liked the posts I did manage to write. I posted 10 times.

Also! After two and a half years of blogging, 52 Letters now (finally) has a review directory. I have been putting it together since summer, but I managed to finish it over break.

Top Ten Tuesday

Discussion Posts

In Reading and Reviewing

I read 5 books this month, which is better than I expected, to be honest. They were all incredible, which is a bonus. I also caught up on one review (Drowning is Inevitable by Shalanda Stanley — 4/5 stars).

  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater — 5/5 stars (will not be reviewed)
  • His Majesty’s Dragon (Temeraire #1) by Naomi Novik — 4.5/5 stars (review)
  • Throne of Jade (Temeraire #2) by Naomi Novik — 4.5/5 stars (review)
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare — 4/5 stars (review to come)
  • Headless by Tristram Lowe — 3.5/5 stars (review)

In Writing

This was a great month for writing. I added almost 13,000 words to my WIP, which brings my total word count up to 84,500. That puts the end in sight, and I now officially think I can meet my goal of finishing it by the end of the year. I also shared one poem here, This Was Supposed to Be a Poem, in response to the election.


How was your November? Did you read any amazing books? What are you going to read in December?

10 thoughts on “November Wrap-Up 2016

  1. Wow! Look at you go with your WIP. I’m hoping to keep up the pace with writing what I did for NaNo – I’m at 52k at the moment but I think if I give myself a little bit of a breather from the neck breaking pace I pushed myself at to catch up after I fell behind I’ll be ready to jump back on the horse and keep writing!

    Good job on the review directory as well! I’m much more impatient than you and I just work on mine sporadically XD and I have it up just incomplete. What can I say?!

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    1. Thank you 🙂 This is the fastest I’ve ever written a draft, so I hope it can finish it soon. I can’t believe you wrote 50+K in November! The only time I wrote close to that much was over summer, when I had nothing but free time!
      The half-finished review directory had been sitting in an excel sheet for months and I needed to feel productive…so I finished it. We’ll see if I can keep it updated lol 🙂

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