November 2017 – Monthly Wrap – Up

Posted December 8, 2017 by Carole in Monthly Wrap-Up / 36 Comments

November 2017
November is gone!  I can’t believe that we are already closing in on the end of the year.  It was another busy month at my house.  Once again, band took center stage in our lives.  I had thought that we would be done with Marching Band by the time November started but the high school’s football team just didn’t want to lose, which was great!  The school went through several rounds of playoffs and eventually made it to the state championship game!  They lost that game by a single point but it was an exciting year.
November is not always the best weather to be out supporting the football team.  These photos were taken a game that was played in the sleet…not a lot of fun.  Everything was slippery and wet and the mom in me was afraid my daughter would fall off of the drum major stand.  I made it through 3 quarters of football and then took my wet cold self home to thaw out.

In other news, I had a week off during the month which was great.  I need more weeks off!  During that week I focused on getting caught up with some reading.  I called it Operation 9 Books in 9 Days and was able to do it.  I picked some rather short books to tackle during the week totaling 2,340 pages.

I am linking this post to the Monthly Wrap-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

Reviews Posted 
(not necessarily read in November)

Reading Stats
Books Read: 15 total
Audiobooks: 1
Digital Books: 10
Print Books: 4

Book Source for Books Read in October
NetGalley: 7
Edelweiss: 1
Blogging for Books: 2
Direct from Publisher: 1
First to Read: 1
 Purchased: 1
Won: 2
Borrowed: 1

Goodreads: 165/100 – Completed!!
Blogger Shame: 1 read towards the challenge in November

Favorites of the Month
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How was your month? Do you have any reading or blogging goals for December?

36 responses to “November 2017 – Monthly Wrap – Up

  1. A one point loss – that sucks. Awesome picks of the band. I remember being in marching band and HATING it when the weather got bad…or too hot. Neither was comfortable. You had a great reading month and I'm glad you enjoyed your time off. I am so glad you liked Chalk Man as I am planning on it for a January read. Have a great weekend.

  2. It's amazing how time flies so fast and we're now approaching 2018!
    And ohh, looks like you had a wonderful November Carole. Hope you'll have wonderful reading month this December as well πŸ™‚

    Vanessa @ Blushing Geek

  3. LOL! What a dilemma. On one hand, yay team, but on the other…more time on band. πŸ˜‰ I love the way you support her efforts.

    Nice stack of books you were able to read and review. I loved Christmas Cowboy Hero, too.

    Have a great December, Carole!

  4. Anonymous

    How great is that football team made it to the playoffs! A one point loss, man…. Your are one busy Mom but a supportive one and that is just wonderful. You read some really good books last month. I picked The Chalk Man as my BoTH pick, just waiting on it to get here. *stalking mail lady* Have a great weekend!

  5. You did great with Operation 9! I kind of want to do the same in my Christmas Vacation. I want to read more books! πŸ™‚

  6. The team did so well! And wow… it must have been such an intense game to only have lost by a single point DD: They did good, and I am glad the marching band adventures went so well too. 15 books is a brilliant amount. You truly made the most of that week off πŸ˜€

  7. My daughter was drum major in high school and they played through some miserable weather here in Michigan too. My husband and I always volunteered for the band and it was work, but fun too. Great photos–thanks for sharing your memories!