Sparkling Letters Monthly Recap: November 2016

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Hello everyone, can’t believe it’s the end of the month already! ♥

Time flies so fast and we’re about to begin December soon! I am sooo excited because December is my birth month and I know you guys out there are also excited because it’s Christmas and snowing 😀 Without further ado, let’s see what I’ve been up to this month ♦♦♦

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  • I received a really upsetting news around mid November and I admit I was crushed </3 It was unexpected. I was sad and my mom seemed pretty sad too but she tried to cheer me up. Didn’t work honestly… but I did drown myself in loud & sad music, ate a lot of ice cream, and read some heartbreaking books. I’m fine now 🙂
  • On the brighter side, our cat gave birth to 5 adorable little kittens ♥ The kittens were born on November 4, so they’re almost a-month-old as for now 😀 Two of them are males and the rest are females. Their names are Jack, Archy, Nala, Kimba, and Dory. Here’s a picture of their happy family! ♥

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  • We just installed iflix (it’s basically a local version of netflix) and I’ve been binge watching A LOT of tv shows ever since 😛 I started Teen Wolf and Supernatural and re- watched my favorite episodes of How I Met Your Mother and New Girl. But one show that obviously got me hooked was Brooklyn Nine Nine! I thought it was a serious-cop show but it turned out to be really really funny 😛 I watched all the episodes including the most recent one.

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You might remember that October was my worst reading month this year. Thankfully, November turned out to be one of the best! 😀 I read a total of 18 BOOKS and that was a lot on my standard ♦ but what really made me happy is that I read books from a variety of genres and topics!

Books I Read 

YA CONTEMPORARY. I read a lot of contemporaries this month. I also intentionally seek out books involving mental illness and safe to say that I’m happy with my reads. They’re all really accurate and realistic!

I also read some great, non-related to mental illness contemporaries ♥

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NA ROMANCE. I was never into new adult romance because of a ridiculous reason : THE COVERS! They always have naked men on the cover. Sometimes they’re really, really muscular. And even worse, sometimes there’s oil glistening their bodies. Ugh, as if the muscles aren’t bad enough?? Point is, I feel uncomfortable collecting books with said covers, let alone reading them in public :’) HOWEVER, I was curious and decided to try one and now I’m kind of addicted >.<

  • The Off-Campus Series by Elle Kennedy. I did finish the entire series. Sue me 😛
    • The Deal (4/5). The best of all 4 books ♥
    • The Mistake (4/5). Classic playboy meets innocent girls, but executed well.
    • The Score (4/5). Fun characters are fun 😉
    • The Goal (3/5). Started off really well but kinda went downhill </3
  • Faking it by Cora Carmack (3/5). Honestly? Kind of mediocre. Guy’s too good to be true.
  • Tangled by Emma Chase (4/5). I loved this! Fun workplace banter resulted in a realistic yet adorable/hot romance 😛

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY. Surprisingly, my favorite genres are the ones I read the least this month :’) I was so deep in my contemporary binge and didn’t want to break the streak. But I read some really good ones ♣

November Haul

I don’t know if it’s true or just a happy coincidence, but I think Book Depository has improved their shipping time! The Serpent King arrived ONLY 13 days after I placed my order and Highly Illogical Behaviour arrived after 17 days. Which is a lot faster because they usually take at least 21 days for shipping. I seriously hope this is true >.<

And here are my November hauls! ♦♦♦

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I’m so pleased to say that November might be my best blogging month so far! 😀 Not only stats-wise, but also the fact that I was in great spirit and had some awesome, original ideas for the blog 😛 I felt happy and I really want to keep this mood ♥

My favorite posts this month :

My most popular posts this month :

All around the blogosphere ♥

This month was a good month on instagram as well ♦ I added fake flowers as a new prop and it kinda changed my whole aesthetics! So vibrant ♣ I like it but I miss my old one, it was calmer and had more space… but I love these flowers. What do you guys think about it?!! Go ahead & follow me if you haven’t 😛 @sparklingletters_

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So that’s my November recap, everybody! How about yours? Anything interesting? 😀 Link me to your own recaps or just tell me! Would love to hear your thoughts! ♥♥

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41 thoughts on “Sparkling Letters Monthly Recap: November 2016

  1. GOOOOOSH !! You had such a great reading month, I’m jealous !!
    All the books you read are on my TBR and since I don’t read that fast they’re going to be on there for quite a while still hahaha! Oh and also, thank you for mentioning my post, that means A LOT to me ❤
    And big big hugs for that bad news you got at the beginning of the month! I hope it's nothing too serious and that you're doing better now!

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  2. It seems that so many good things happened to you in November from reading to blogging. I love Brooklyn Nine Nine, its such a hilarious show. Sorry about the upsetting news that made you feel down in November but I am glad that you are feeling better now. Have a wonderful December:-)

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    • Yeeesss I really enjoyed November! 😀 SO HILARIOUS! I rarely crush on a lead tv shows but I love Jake so much, he’s so funny and good looking, and very good at his job 😛 Thank you, I’m doing fine now hehe have a wonderful December too! ❤

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  3. *hugs* I hope everything is better now! 18 books is an amazing number! I think I only read around 3 and a half books this month… Holiday, please come soon! 😭 FINALLY YES GO BINGE-WATCH SUPERNATURAL. What season are you on? Also, should I watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine or W next? 😁 I haven’t watch anything because I have trouble deciding 😁 Have a lovely December Puput!

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    • Thank you Tasya *hugs back* 😀 SO AMAZING, but to be fair I had nothing to do and I probably read only zero to one book per month back when I was in uni hahaha :’) I’m only on season 1…. hahaha hmm both are awesome, but W is more complicated while Brooklyn Nine Nine is all laugh hahah we should go do that DOTS buddy watch once you’re done with your terms! ❤

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  4. Ahhh when’s your birthday?!! I’m so sorry you had some bad news this month, I’m hopin December will be better, also, I’m always here if you need to talk ❤
    Youu have read SO many books this month, this is SO great! ❤ And your book haul looks great, also I'm still hoping you'll read we were liars soon, it's such a great book. It has mixed reviews but I loved it, hoping you will too 😀

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  5. I’m so sorry to hear about the bad news, but I’m glad that everything’s better now. ❤ (Plus, kittens make everything better, right? xD) I absolutely loved Gemina, Heartless and We Were Liars so I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous recap! ❤

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  6. I’m sorry to hear you received some bad news but glad to hear everything is better now! Also, look at those kittens! They’re so cute! 😍
    It looks like you had a fantastic blogging and reading month, however. 18 books!? I didn’t even finish one. 🙈
    Here’s to hoping December is just as great of a reading and blogging month for you and without any bad news. 💕

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  7. I’m sorry about the sad news you received, Puput ♥ I’m glad you had a wonderful blogging and reading month though!! I’m constantly in awe of your discussion posts and bookstagram photos. I can’t believe you read 18 books. That’s AMAZING. So many of the books you read are on my TBR! I especially want to read The Female of the Species and Vicious. Also, those kittens are soooooo cute. I love ginger cats. .

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    • Thank you Lauren! ❤ 18 is probably the highest number I got this year. Or ever hahaha ahh you should!! Vicious is downright amazing and The Female of the Species is just so powerful and important! 😀 they are soooo adorable I want them to stay kittens forever hahaha

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  8. Kittens!! They are so adorable. Having kittens around is the best. They’re so entertaining once they start being playful. Now I want a kitten…Anyway, you read some great books in November! I also read The Female of the Species. It was pretty amazing. I really want to read Tell Me Three Things soon! I hope December is a good month for you!

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    • They are the cuteeeest! ❤ you should get some… maybe hahaha I did, it was probably my best reading month this year 😀 I love The Female of the Species, I think it was so powerful and important. I hope you have a wonderful December too ❤

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  9. So sorry to hear about your bad news, but glad to hear that you’re feeling better now. Sometimes you just need to wallow a bit and indulge in some tearful Adele and Ben and Jerry’s sessions to get your groove back. And your snippet about Gemina is what I’ve feared I’ll feel about the book once I’ve read it–I don’t see how any characters can live up to those two for me ❤

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    • It’s alright now, thank you 🙂 EXACTLY! That’s basically my cure to bad mood 😂 I knooooow Ezra and Kady are just so amazing buuuut I know a lot of people enjoy Gemina just as much, if not more, so I hope you enjoy it more than I did 😀

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