November 30, 2014

Month In Review - November Edition

~ November Edition

What happened on It's a Book Life?
  • I participated in the Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Read-a-thon. Not only did this help me catch up in my goodreads challenge, but it gave me the chance to actually read some holiday books this year.
  • I started a new discussion type feature called "I Feel Like Gabbing Today." It's a fun way for me to tell you all the random bookish and non-bookish thoughts that pop into my head throughout the week. So far I have had two posts and hope to keep it up. I'm thinking I will do this feature every other week.
  • I also brought back Book Prescriptions, previously titled Book Recommendation Friday. I plan to post this on the first Friday of every month. I won't have a post for December, but I plan to make this a for sure thing every month in 2015.
  • I posted only 5 reviews this month.

My Favorite Read of The Month
The very very long wait for this book was worth it!

What went down behind the blog?
  • I got a new car! My old 2001 Pontiac Sunfire was slowly falling apart and becoming a pain. It got to the point that it wasn't worth fixing up anymore. Luckily for me my dad works for Ford and I got a really good affordable deal on a new Ford Fiesta. It's a pretty blue color.

My Biggest Moment in November

I participated in and WON NaNoWriMo!

I can't believe December starts tomorrow!

My Bookish and Non-Bookish Goals for December
  • Take time to actually relax and enjoy the holidays with my husband and the rest of my family.
  • Finish my goodreads challenge goal! This means I must read 15 books in the month of December. I got this.
  • I need to catch up on blog post comments. Since I was so busy in November they kind of got away from me.
The December Release I Look Forward to The Most


  1. Love the color of your new car! And good luck on all your December goals -- I have 9 left for my GR challenge, but I always find December challenging when it comes to reading around the holidays -- but then again I've been on a reading roll, so who knows? Time to pick out some Christmas audiobooks to listen to while making cookies and decorating :)

    1. You have been on a reading roll, I think you will hit your goal! :) Christmas audio books while cookie making sounds like the BEST idea ever. You are a genius.

    2. I did it for the first time last Christmas and it was so much fun! I like Christmas music and all, but the audiobooks were a nice change of pace :)

  2. Wahoo, car. That is always such fun and heck yes I loved Retribution too! Hope the week ahead is positively perfect!

    1. Thanks! I'm so glad Retribution was so good after that super long wait. :)

  3. SO MANY THINGS. First - YAY NEW CAR! Second - CONGRATS on NANOWriMo! Third - I hope you love Princess of Thorns! Fourth - YOU KNOW WHAT MONTH COMES AFTER DECEMBER? JANUARY! AND YOU KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING IN JANUARY? WE FINALLY GET TO MEET IN REAL LIFE :D :D And last but not least - I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your husband and family :)


      I hope you have a wonderful holiday as well. Hopefully you have a break from school coming up.

  4. Congrats on winning NaNoWriMo!! :D
    Your new car is so pretty! The Retribution of Mara Dyer was fantastic wasn't it? Such a crazy read! I'm so excited for Princess of Thorns too!
    Good luck with your December goals!


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