November 2012 Summation

by Jessica Anderson on November 30, 2012

in Challenges, Features, Summations

Summation

Here is an abstract of my literary doings in November.

Books Read – November 2012

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling (Audio) – 11/7/2012
The Middlesteins, by Jami Attenberg – 11/9/2012
Mrs. Mike, by Benedict & Nancy Freedman – 11/12/2012
Sweet Tooth, by Ian McEwan – 11/20/2012
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J.K. Rowling (Audio) – 11/26/2012
The Mansion, by Henry Van Dyke – 11/26/2012
Astray, by Emma Donoghue – 11/28/2012

November Total = 7
Year-to-Date Total = 97

I have a tie for favorite books read this month (not counting the Harry Potter books that were rereads): Sweet Tooth and Astray.

Book Club

The Highland Book Club read The Mansion, by Henry Van Dyke. It is a short Christmas story in the vein of A Christmas Carol. Next up is Missing Susan, by Sharyn McCrumb.

The Third Thursday Book Club read Mrs. Mike, by Benedict and Nancy Freedman, and I really enjoyed it. We’re reading Unwind in December.

Challenges

No challenge progress this month.

The Pulitzer Project – 11/84
The Printz Project – 8/13 (+7 Honor books)
The Newbery Project – 25/91 (+12 honor books)

November Highlights

  • As you may have noticed, I was absent from the blogosphere this month, due in part to participating in NaNoWriMo. I didn’t reach the goal of 50,000 words, but I did get just over half way there. The lesson: I like reading more than writing. I have a whole new appreciation for writers and the books they produce.
  • The only other post I managed to get up was my review of Judging a Book by Its Lover.

That’s it. That’s what happened in November. Thanks to everyone who stopped by my blog this month!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Jenny December 1, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I wish I could find time to re-read the Harry Potters. I’ve been wanting to lately.

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Jessica December 6, 2012 at 10:50 am

I’m having quite a good time doing it. I am appreciating the genius behind it a lot more this time.

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