Ely’s November Wrap Up

Posted November 30, 2015 by Ely in Wrap-Up / 3 Comments


November was a crazy month for me. Of course, it was NaNoWriMo which always makes the month interesting, as well some other stuff I’m going to tell you about. It’s also getting closer and closer to Christmas. I admit, I’m one of those people who doesn’t like Christmas, but this Christmas means being reunited with my dad after seven months. I’m incredibly excited for that. Let’s talk about November.


I read 14 books in total this month. My favourite was definitely A Vanishing Glow by Alexis Radcliff (review soon), but I really enjoyed a lot of these. Soundless was by far the worst book I read this month—it was two stars for me, and even that was stretch. If you’d like to see what Michelle and I thought, you can watch the Four Corners liveshow we did. Dracula and The Monkey’s Mask were both for class.

I watched a lot of TV this month. I marathoned seasons one to five of Gilmore Girls, I’ve already seen them all but I wanted to rewatch it. I’m up to date on Agents of SHIELD which is pretty much the only currently running show that I am caught up on. I’m not enjoying season 3 as much as the others so far. Speaking of Marvel, I also watched episodes 1-3 of Daredevil and episode 1 of Jessica Jones. I know I’m really behind with Daredevil, but I’m struggling with it. I watched episode 3 to 7 of Arrow, which I also struggle with, and episodes 1 and 2 of Supergirl—I haven’t decided whether I like this yet. I watched season 1 of Major Crimes, which I absolutely loved, and episode 1 of Ripper Street which was very different to what I’d been expecting. For class, I watched the terrible movie adaptation of Dracula. I think this might be the worst book to movie adaptation I’ve ever seen.

This is what I want to do to Francis Ford Coppola. ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’, my ass.

With it being NaNo, I did quite a lot of writing in November. I made it 50k on the 12th of November—this is the quickest time I’ve ever done NaNo. I wrote the beginning of a new book called Abditory, which is a sort of paranormal/supernatural thing set in WWII. The original plan was to finish this new novel, but I decided instead to take a break after I’d finished. If you’re interested, I have a Beautiful Books post, Snazzy Snippets and Pinterest board about this book. I’ve just gotten back into writing this after a break. I only finally finished reading through Tied Together, and have started rewriting some scenes. I’m staring with the big picture stuff—the plot, characters, that sort of thing first. I’ll talk more about this in December.


Most of the month was taken up with writing for me, or binge watching TV, clearly. What else did I do? Well, I complained to Michelle as usual, made myself stressed about things, and starting calling Val a munchkin…as it turns out, she doesn’t like it. You know what that means! (Everyone start calling Val a munchkin. Please, and thank you.) We also had the Four Corners of the Bookshelf chat, which was very interesting since we all hated Soundless. We were joined by a super special guest too—Jamie, who is an amazing blogger if you don’t already follow her.

Two final things. If you’re a fan of WWII books, please consider signing up for Val and I’s February event. This is sort of related to that, but I’m considering hosting a read-along for The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. This is one of my favourite books of all-time, and Anne Frank is a huge inspiration to me so I want to be able to share that with people who might not have already read it. (You can still join if you want to re-read like me.) The book is pretty cheap on Amazon, and it is one of those books you HAVE to read in your lifetime. There’s no date for this yet, I’m just waiting to see if anyone would be interested.

That’s all from me today. I hope you all had amazing Novembers.


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3 responses to “Ely’s November Wrap Up

  1. Wow. You finished on the 12th? That’s awesome! I finished on the 18th which is the fastest for me! I hope you have a great month and that reuniting with your dad makes Christmas special for you this year. ^ ^