I didn't read so much this month. Winter is not my best time of year and I kind of want to just hibernate until spring comes back around. Is that physically possible for a human being? ... Tempted to try anyway.
In November I read three books, all physical copies, one a re-read and two were new reads that I picked out for Tome Topple. Let's get started!
5 Star Re-Read
I first read this in May of this year, and absolutely loved it. It's a book of gorgeous poetry by a very talented musician that completely stands up to re-reads.
|Tome Topple is a Readathon hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes|
I rated both of these 3 Stars, although I definitely enjoyed the first book more than the second. The second really dragged for me, and I know they're both over 500 pages (Tomes), but the second book felt slow even when there were things going on. I had 20 pages left at the end, someone had literally just been shot, and I got bored. I left those 20 pages until the last second to read just because I didn't care anymore.
However, I still do really like these books, purely for entertainment factor. This is the kind of book where the plot is great, but there's nothing much else going for it. I love Lisbeth as a character, and Mikael too (although not as much as Lisbeth, she's great), but if it weren't for the twisting and interesting plots I would have given up on this. I'm still planning to read the third book at some point in December.
On the Blog
I suppose it carries over that because I didn't read much this month, I didn't post much either. This is a book blog after all, if I don't read then there's not much to write! I could have defaulted to Top Ten Tuesdays and Top 5 Wednesdays but I wasn't in the mood to write posts like that either.
On the topic of NaNoWriMo - I failed! Miserably! But that's okay, because I went into it with the wrong kind of plan, and now I know what I need to do differently. I did manage to write a little over 12'000 words, which I wouldn't have if I hadn't participated. I'll definitely be giving it a go again next year and I'll beat it next time! I'm thinking about trying Camp NaNo as well, but I need to learn more about it before I go for that.