Friday, November 29, 2013

November 2013 Chapter

Welcome to the Read.Write.Repeat. monthly wrap-up.  Every month, I give a quick overview of what books I read, the progress made on the 100 Best Novels goal, a few book-related links, and general blog news.  

November News

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday! It has always been my absolute favorite holiday. This year, I am especially thankful for family and good friends, however typical that may sound.  I am also thankful for you and the fact that you are reading this right now. This year has held a lot of growth for Read.Write.Repeat. and I could not be more thrilled.

In that vein, a few exciting things happened this month.  For one, the Facebook page surpassed 100 likes - this week, actually! If you haven't already liked the page, head over there and due so now. It's a great way to keep up with what's going on and I occasionally post some things I don't here. It's worth checking out!

Also on Facebook, I got a special shout out from author Michael Hurley there after I reviewed his book, The Prodigal for TLC Book Tours. Hurley posted the following on his Facebook page along with a link to the blog:
"This, coming today from the blog "Read, Write, Repeat," may be the best line yet from all the reviews of The Prodigal: "It's a book for people who like people, not people who like explosions." This reviewer correctly observes what is sometimes lost on lovers of explosion-literature (God bless them), which is that The Prodigal is driven by characters, not plot. It is a long walk on the beach at sunrise, not a quick ride on the Tilt-a-Whirl at the fair. Check out the full review here:"
Thanks so much to Michael Hurley for those kind words!

If you missed out on Movie Monday this month, I talked about Orson Welles's adaptation of The Magnificent Ambersons. At the start of this week, I gave you my thoughts on the first Hunger Games movie. For those of you who went and saw "Catching Fire" this past week, you can look forward to discussing that in less than two weeks!

Books Read

  1. Lunch in Paris - Elizabeth Bard - 11/2
  2. The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton - 11/3
  3. The Prodigal - Michael Hurley - 11/10
  4. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley - 11/16
  5. Quiet - Susan Cain - 11/27
  6. Down to the Wire - David Rosenfelt - 11/28
Pages Read: 1,907

Favorite Book Read: I have not posted about it yet (look for that next week), but I absolutely loved Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. I can't wait to tell you all about it!

100 Best Novels Progress


As I read through all these classics, the idea of literary symbolism comes up a lot. Ever wonder if authors do it on purpose? This man found out for you!

I will never get tired of talking about Harry Potter. My husband may think me a huge nerd for that fact, but, let's face it, he thinks the four Hogwarts houses are Gryffindwarves, snakes, samosets, and Milwaukee Brewers (yeah, that's a real quote from him). I'm thankful for good friends who send me articles about the importance of Neville Longbottom, proving I'm not alone in my adoration for the series.

More Harry Potter? Yes, please. See what your favorite character says about you. I'm forever and always a Hermione Granger fan. Surprised?

Remember last month how I showed you Hunger Games makeovers for each district? Apparently there is also chocolate for each district. I'm a total sucker for unique chocolates like this. Whoever gets me this for Christmas will forever have the odds in their least in my book!

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Thanks again for being a reader. I really am thankful for you and the fact that you are here, reading my thoughts.  I hope you had a truly wonderful Thanksgiving and that your holiday season will be filled with cheer. And lots of reading time, of course!

What are you thankful for?

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