Bookish Breakdown

Bookish Breakdown No 11: November 2019

Hello, lovelies!

Well, November was a…month.

  • I turned 27!
  • I managed to go to multiple appointments before the year’s end that I didn’t want to go to and I’m lowkey proud of myself for that.
  • I participated in NaNoWriMo again! I didn’t win, but I did get almost 20K into a new novel, which is something.
  • I celebrated the half a dozen family member birthdays from this month!
  • I put in my two weeks notice and accepted a new job!
  • I started working on my first client manuscript for my editing services!
  • I booked my trip to New Zealand (!!!) for next summer!
  • I played Outer Worlds and thought it was rad.
  • I announced my finalist for SPFBO!

So it’s a pretty big life changing month, all be told. I’m really excited to see what happens next and what the next chapter of my life looks like! In December, I’ll start my new job, go on vacation with my family and boyfriend to visit my Mom’s side for Christmas and try to adjust to living life with a normal schedule! I’m quite excited for it, even if I’m so not prepared for the snow and the cold.

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What I Read

So, despite only having a month left in the year and only being five books behind my Goodreads reading challenge, I apparently read NOTHING THIS MONTH?

Even though I am supposed to be doing my Lightbringer reread–and I have been reading The Black Prism–apparently amongst all the changes going on, I’ve been reading a lot less than I thought I would.

Yeah, great.

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What I Hauled


**Nothing this month**

Library Snags:

**Nothing this month**

Received for Review:

**Nothing this month**

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What I Posted

In this section, I like to share posts that I personally wrote this past month that I either really enjoyed writing, am really proud of or wish might have gotten a little more attention.

→ I wrote a post about turning 27!

→ I announced that I got a real day job and how I’m traveling to WorldCon in New Zealand (!!) next summer!

→ I shared my new blogging schedule that I hope to start next year!

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Posts I Enjoyed

Curious what blog posts I really enjoyed around the blogsophere this month? Check them out here:

→ Austine @ NovelKnight shares tips for surviving NaNoWriMo (and even though it’s almost over, I think these are great trips for any writer, regardless of the time of year).

→ Chuck Wendig @ TerribleMinds kicks ass once more, reminding us why writing is hard, but also why it’s worth it. Also, this post.

→ Joyce @ Writes of Passage share a thought-provoking piece on how important it is to focus on finding joy, especially when we’re trying so hard to achieve our dreams and stay afloat.

→ Shealea @ Shut Up, Shealea discusses the problem of white-dominance of the Goodreads Choice Awards and shares other, actual readers-hosted awards to get involved with!

→ Shri @ Sun and Chai write an INCREDIBLE post about the problems publishing has with prioritizing white authors over POCs regarding stories written about cultures that white authors don’t belong to and EVERYONE needs to read it.

→ Madeline @ Happy When Writing shares writing tips that I 110% agree with, both for writing during NaNoWriMo or any other time of the year! And also, this post, which just resonated with the cores of my soul.

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Well, that’s a wrap for this month! I’m really excited for the end of the year and to see how 2019 ends for me. Wish me luck starting the new job and trying to balance all of the hobbies and life commitments during the evenings! And may you have a happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate it, where we can continue to fight the patriarchy and fight for a better world while eating too much food and definitely pie. signature

4 thoughts on “Bookish Breakdown No 11: November 2019”

  1. What a month! I’m so excited for you to start your new job – I hope it has been going well! and NEW ZEALAND oh my god this is so exciting I’m going to need to hear everything about this trip AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH I’m so pumped!!!
    I hope December has been kind to you, I’m sending you lots of love ❤

    1. Thank you!! I am really enjoying it so far, even though I’m nervous for it to truly start, once students come back in a few weeks. AHHHH I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S HAPPENING EITHER. I’m going to write like 100 blog posts about it and I’m already sorry. Hahaha.

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