Well. Since I went from a part-time student to a part-time student with a full-time job, my November was nowhere near as productive as usual in terms of reading! I’m really happy with the job and don’t mind my new, much slower reading pace (and the extra driving leaves more time for audiobooks!), but I’m still trying to figure out what it means for Erin Reads. I haven’t opened my Google Reader in a month and hope to spend some time catching up once school is done for the semester. I miss talking books with you!
Here’s what my November looked like:
Total books read: 2, plus most of 2 more
Total pages read: 576 (not counting the 2 I haven’t finished!)
Favorite book: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Least favorite book: Well, the only other book I read this month was The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton, but I don’t think it’s fair to call it my least favorite, as I really enjoyed it!
Total audiobooks listened to: 4
Total hours listened: 37 hours, 51 minutes
Favorite audiobook: Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik, just because Simon Vance is positively delightful
Least favorite audiobook: Actually, they were all good: Lost on Planet China by J. Maarten Troost, The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt, and 1984 by George Orwell!
- I caught up on reviews from the past few months, including Original Sins by Peg Kingman, The Women of the Cousins’ War by Philippa Gregory, David Baldwin, and Michael Jones, The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton, The Trembling of a Leaf by W. Somerset Maugham, Packing for Mars by Mary Roach, The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen, Blindness by José Saramago, and Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (audiobook).
- Reading Buddies read The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (discussion is here, wrap-up is still to come!) and chose The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne for December.
- I shared my reading and blogging plan for the rest of 2011.
- I asked you whether you rate, both on your blog (if you have one) and on bookish social sites like Goodreads.
That was my November. How was yours? I’d love to hear about it!