November 2022 round up



What I have read

I didn’t manage to read an awful lot in November as I was ill for over a week and didn’t read anything at all other than listening to one audiobook. But as I hit my goal of 100 books back in September, anything I do read is just a bonus! I managed to cram in a few books at the end of the month – ones I’d been waiting on coming into the library for ages.

What I have read:

  • A Symphony of Echoes (Chronicles of St Mary’s #2) – Jodi Taylor
  • The Dead Girls’ Dance (Morganville Vampires #2) – Rachel Caine
  • The Witches – Roald Dahl
  • The Bullet that Missed (Thursday Murder Club #3) – Richard Osman
  • The Christmas Bookshop – Jenny Colgan
  • Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever (Jane Jameson #3) – Molly Harper
  • James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl
  • About Time (Time Police #4) – Jodi Taylor

And I’m still working on:

  • The Lighthouse Witches – C.J. Cooke
  • Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  • Monarchy – David Starkey
  • Five Have a Mystery to Solve

What I have watched

  • I got through a lot of movies last month, even if a lot of them I watched over two nights. I revisited the Chronicles of Narnia and watched all three films, and the firs two Pirates of the Caribbean films (which become rather silly and convoluted from the third one I think). I also watched The Craft after watching the sequel in October, and the 70s version of The Railway Children (which recently I discovered I had on DVD after lamenting it wasn’t streaming anywhere while I was reviewing the Jacqueline Wilson book).
  • I even managed to squeeze in three Christmas movies – Falling for Christmas (Lindsay Lohan’s return to acting), A Castle for Christmas and Noelle.
  • With Brodie I watched Matilda and The Witches seeing as we have read the books. He was engrossed in them both and declared them better than the books.
  • TV wise I watched the new series of The Crown, most of season one of The Originals (the Vampire Diaries spin off, which I’m sure I watched some of before but I don’t remember finishing the first season).
  • Plus the usual suspects of House of Games, Only Connect, Taskmaster and George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces.

What I have done

  • Visited St Andrews for lunch and a bit of shopping (including at the Christmas Shop) – but Brodie was having a not smiling for the camera day.
  • Visited an independent Garden Centre which always has a huge Christmas area, this year it had a cable-car scene set up.
  • We put up our Christmas tree the last weekend of the month – with my Noddy decorations of course.
  • I did a decent amount of Christmas shopping but I know I still need to do more!

 


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1 Response to November 2022 round up

  1. chrissie777 says:

    I read a lot in November. The most disappointing crime novel of 2022 was “Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six” by Lisa Unger, my first and last attempt at this author. So boring! After 93 pages of only 390 pages they were still not in the woods and the story went from one flashback to the next. There are less and less good authors these days, so I mostly reread old favorites which is more rewarding.
    It seems to me that readers are VERY easily pleased these days.

    The Pirates of the Caribbean movies are among the first films that I watched with my husband at the movie theater when we just had met in 2006. I liked Keith Richards’ role. 🙂

    When I was a child I read the two books by Louisa May Alcott “Little Women” and “Little Men”, but found them very boring. I’m also no fan of the 3 or 4 film adaptations of “Little Women”.
    BTW we live only 40 minutes from Concord, MA, where Louisa May Alcott lived and wrote her books.

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