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Thursday, December 1, 2016

November Recap

Happy December! Only 25 days until Christmas!!

November was a pretty fun month for me. I was able to take some time off work and have a couple long weekends. Which were very welcome.  I went on a mini vacation to Edmonton, Alberta this past weekend. It was my nephew's 6th birthday and he really wanted to go on an airplane for his birthday. So, my sister, my little brother and my nephew went for 4 days. We spent the majority of the time at West Edmonton Mall, we went to the water park, the amusement park and did some Black Friday Shopping. It was pretty fun, I was also able to visit with one of my BFFs who lives out there.

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This is one of like 3 pictures I took on this trip.

But really, you know what November was really all about?    

The Crown

Guys, I binged this show on one of my long weekends. Mind you, it's only ten episodes, but still. This show, this show. Oh man, this show. Brilliant. I didn't think I was going to like it, I honestly thought it would be kind of boring. I sat down one day to watch a couple episodes to see how Matt Smith (like seriously- My Doctor) did as Prince Phillip. Next thing I know, I am completely hooked. The Crown was SO well done, and well researched (I think). I really was fascinated with the politics of everything, and Queen Elizabeth's internal struggle.  Watch this show. 

The Books:

Number of books completed
Physical books
Physical Books: 
Fling by Jana Aston (4 Stars)
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay (2.5 Stars)
Trust by Jana Aston (3.5 Stars)
The Couple Next Door by Shari LaPena (2.5 Stars)
Paper Princess by Erin Watt (3 Starts) 
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt (4.5 Stars)
Baby Doll by Hollie Overton (4 Stars)

Favourite Read of the Month

This book crept up on me. I randomly saw Margot from Epic Reads talk about it, and thought I needed to get it read. Guys, you need this book in your life. It's such an amazing story. About AIDS in the 80's, when the disease was just emerging and there was a lot of fear. Tell the Wolves I'm Home is about a girl who befriends her deceased uncle's lover. It's such a beautiful story. 
The King of Wall Street by Louise Bay (3.5 Stars) 
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom (4.5 Stars)
Indigo Nights by Louise Bay (4 Stars)

Favourite Listen of the Month

This one also surprised me. I wasn't expecting to be so moved by it. About a man who dies and who believes lived a rather "average life" but really didn't. He met so many people and influenced their lives in so many amazing ways. I loved it.

November on the Blog 

Whoa, that was a long one. I hope you enjoyed.

~Happy Reading Everyone.


  1. So glad you enjoyed Tell the Wolves (well, as much as one can enjoy such a book, that is). Truly unforgettable. Glad you and your family had fun!

    December is probably going to be a slow month for me. The holidays, yanno?

    Happy reading, Sara!

  2. Aww I'm glad you had a good time at the mall. I usually avoid it like the plague, especially around this time of year, but the novelty of it can be pretty fun especially as seen through the eyes of two young people who no doubt had a blast!
    Tell the Wolves - that is not at all what I thought that book was about. Sounds impactful.
    The Crown - REALLY want to watch this, just got to convince my husband that he'll like it or else carve out time to watch it on my own sometime.

  3. Sounds like a fun trip to the mall in any case! :D Oh I keep seeing The Crown when I log into Netflix but I never clicked that THAT was the show I'd seen Matt Smith discuss a while back. Duh! Anyway, it sounds brilliant - I'll definitely check it out! Happy December xx

  4. Your trip sounds like so much fun! I'm happy November was so great for you! I've had Tell the Wolves I'm Home on my TBR for way to long. I really need to pick it up.

    Thanks for sharing on Saturday Situation!


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