Better late than never…or something along those lines.
I waited to post November’s update as I knew I would surpass my 50-book goal for 2011! You can read about book 50 here, but it was only posted yesterday so hopefully you read it.
Now this isn’t a huge to-do as I usually read more books than this (and technically have read 51 already), but I actually kept up with posting about each book which is MAJOR for me. I found the accompanying image on socialdino.com – but it’s made me think I should try and create a line of similar photos for when I pass the various milestones in a year. Oh the numerous ideas I’m always coming up with…
What a crazy month, so not only did I pass my 50 book goal for the year, but I apparently finished 10 books since the October update. I didn’t do it last month, but the nifty pages read stat graphic from Goodreads is here:
That’s a lot of pages. More so than I reported on Goodreads last year (2010 total was 16,975 pages). Next year should be a bit more interesting as I’ve joined two challenges and I’ll build a page for them later, but for now you can see the Mount TBR Challenge and the Back to the Classics Challenge by clicking the links.
Other than reading a lot over the past month, I’ve spent a lot of time finishing up Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion in time for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (which I still haven’t bought – I’m too cheap and with birthday/Christmas coming up I need list ideas).
Last weekend (the 12th) a few friends, Tom and I held a Boston Thanksgiving and it was great. We started it off by going over to a raffle/holiday bazaar held by the Little Sister’s of the Poor. It was great to learn more about what they do as they’re our next door neighbors. I made the turkey using this recipe, and I highly recommend it. It was juicy and tasty and not overpowering at all. Everyone else brought various side dishes and deserts and it was just a lot of fun. Shockingly I don’t have any photos, but not too surprised as I spent most of the time running around making sure everything was ready and everyone had enough to eat or drink. We wrapped up the evening by playing 7 Deadly Sins which was incredibly entertaining considering how much wine we’d had.
Also in the next couple of weeks Tom and I are taking his nieces for a cultural weekend. We’ll probably see a film, go to dinner, and go to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, but they definite of the weekend and the jewel in the crown, if you will, is a Sunday afternoon matinee of the Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker (photo courtesy of citybuzz.com). It will be a fun weekend, but I know it will be exhausting too. (I’m still catching up on sleep from this past weekend.)
I’m looking forward to November/December as there’s no stress about reading books, so maybe I’ll re-read a few. I’m currently reading Friday Night Lights for the Somerville Public Library Book Group: Books into Movies.