Hi friends,

It’s Sunday and the first day of December so I’ll combine the Sunday Post with the November Wrap-Up! As usual I’ll be linking back to Kimberly @caffeinatedreviewer hosting The Sunday Post.

But first of all, I want to apologize! If I visited everyone who commented last week I was not able to answer to your comments! This is the first time this happened to me but I had a hard work week and I was busy orgabizing Christmas etc.

So I am very very sorry guys!!!

In my private life

As I said this week has been heavy work wise. Things are moving at work, people changing jobs and it sometimes gets emotional when it was not what people expected…

I am also trying to organize Christmas knowing that my family decided that I would host it on December 24th but the only problem is that I am working that day!

I can’t begin to cook something elaborate!

Add to it that my kids and husband are now vegan but the grand mothers are not …. This makes it like a puzzle trying to please everyone while not asking for too much time on my side! I decided to order food but even that is complicated as my son wants something different than the others. Gah!!!!!

Then there is the hunt for all the gifts but …these are petty problems as that means tha I still have a family to celebrate Christmas with and enough money to spoil them!

The good news is that I officially set the Christmas tree yesterday! Yup all decorated and shiny. ๐Ÿ˜€

Any way add to it being busy to prepare Blogmas 2019 (first post later today) and organizing a blog hop by the end of the year so, here are the reasons why I did not reply to last Sunday’s comments!

PS I just noticed that today I have 666 followers on WordPress! Should I expect something hot happening?

On the blog this month (click on the graphic to read the post)

November has been a fantastic month reading wise!!! I have reviewed 13 books and read two more (review coming next week)!!!!

From lower rating to higher:

Sadly, Call Down the hawk by Maggie Stiefvater was only a 3,5 stars for me.

4 Stars for:

By Any Other Name by Kayti aand M Pierce (adult fantasy)

Scared Little Rabbits by A.V. Geiger (YA mystery/crime)

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin (YA fantasy and audiobook)

War of Hearts by S. Young (Adult PNR)

4,5 stars for:

Outmatched by Kristen Callihan and Samantha Young (Romcom)

The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White (YA fantasy/arthurian legend)

The Tattooist of Auschwitzย  by Heather Morris (historical fiction)

Carry the World by Susan Fanetti (historical fiction and second book read about the Pack Horse Librarians)

5 Stars

Landon & Shay by Brittainy C Cherry part one (NA contemporary)

And my favorites this month:

Someday, Someday by Emma Scott (Adult, Male/Male romance) 5 Stars.

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes (historical fiction)

The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black (YA fantasy and my most awaited of 2019!) 6 stars!!!!

And this week’s discussion post was about being grateful as a blogger!

In the blogosphere and literary world

Epicreads has set up a quizz to see what percent of a hero or a villain you’d be. ๐Ÿ˜€

I am happy that my results are :

“You’re 92% heroic…

You’re the fearless and noble leader everyone aspires to be! The world would be lost without you so keep fighting the good fight.”

Super Sophie is coming your way!!!!!

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Blog hopping:

As a die hard bookstagrammer I really liked Ama’s post:

How to Edit Your Photos for Instagram (& include your username to AVOID theft)

This was my month! Now how many books have you read in November? What was your favorite?

Thanks for reading!

Sophie

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42 Comments

  1. I’m 83% villainous… haha I don’t like this quiz ๐Ÿ˜‰ And no apology needed!! I’m sorry work has been so stressful and its a totally valid reason for not commenting (not that you need a reason!) Also its not petty to be stressed about all those things! Honestly its a bit petty of your family to put all that stress on you!! I like your ordering food solution! It sounds like a great way to cater to everyone and not drive yourself crazy <3

  2. Ahh it’s the stressful season with all the holiday preparations, I wish you all the best for it all, you can do this! <3 <3 I hope you'll have a lovely December and will still get some moments to relax, hopefully ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Here comes the rush of the holidays – we have such a short window this year! My tree is up and partially decorated… It feels like success, but I wish the ornament fairies would come and put them on for me. Good luck with the vegan dinner – goodness that’s a tough one!

  4. I hope you figure out the Christmas dinner dishes. That’s a lot of variety to have to work with:) I just finished decorating my tree too and now I’m going to work on the outside of the house today. And you sure did have a great reading month. A few of the books you shared have found their way to my lists!

  5. When I am with my vegan friends we all just eat vegan as it is the easiest option! Are you vegan too? I can see how that might make the dinner a lot more difficult to plan though. And no need to apologise for being busy with life. My commenting game has been slacking lately as I have been traveling as well ;.; I hope you will be able to get everything ready for Christmas.

    1. I am not a vegan but I eat so few meat, maybe once a week or two weeks that it does not bother me at all! I love vegetables and chick peas etc. We will all eat vegan indeed ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. I like your review graphics.

    As for Christmas, we’ve been meeting at local restaurants for the past few years…although it would be nice and homey to curl up at one of the houses. I stopped cooking a few years ago, though. I guess I’m lazy? LOL.

    Enjoy your holiday.

  7. Oh no sorry you gotta work on the 24th. Argh that sucks but I hope it all works out. Food too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh and I got 92% Hero/ 8% Villain, so that’s not too bad right??!?

  8. Work and shopping and hosting on Christmas Eve… it can all be so overwhelming, but kudos to you for keeping it all in perspective. In the grand scheme, these are good problems to have, aren’t they? ๐Ÿ™‚ And hooray for such an awesome reading month!

  9. You’ve been reading some fun stuff and don’t worry about the commenting. It’s going to be like that sometimes. My only suggestions for Christmas with multiple diets is either pizzas or tacos where they can put in the “toppings” they prefer. Good luck. Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

    Anne – Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post ย ย 

  10. Hopefully things calm down a little at work. I know how stressful work can be!! And trying to have a family meal with everyone’s requests is tough. I can’t have gluten, so I usually end up with my own stuff. I can’t imagine trying to do a big meal vegan though!

  11. Can’t everyone just eat vegan? Seems like the easiest solution. I hope you are able to work out your menu. Congrats on 666 followers. Hopefully you get another follower, so you don’t have such an ominous number of subscribers. You had so many 5+ star reads. That makes me so happy!!!

    1. Well yes I’ll have everyone eat vegan but then some don’t eat fat, others…LOL But I’ll find a way ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Christmas is always very stressful. I’m so sorry you’ve to worry about Christmas dinner (although I no longer eat meat, I still eat fish and all in my region all the Christmas dishes have fish). But I’m sure everything will be fine.

    Happy readings!
    Tรขnia @MyLovelySecret

  13. Cooking when there are a lot of different food preferences can be difficult. Hope it all works out! I’ll have to check out the Brittany Cherry book. I’ve been meaning to try her. Hope things get less stressful and busy for you, and have a great week, Sophie! ๐Ÿ™‚