November Wrap-Up


Hello Bookworms! I come to you with my November Wrap-Up which is only a slight bit different in format than what I typically post here on Lair Of Books. I usually include my Book Haul but that tends to leave me with a lengthy post & so I decided to split them up and I think I may keep it this way. I really didn’t expect to get as many books as I did in November but that’s usually the case whenever I try to convince myself that I can go on a book buying ban smh, check out my My November Book Haulย where I bake my soul for judgment…please be easy, i’m just a woman with a profound love for books, the prettier the better haha!

November was a roller coaster of events for me with close friends and family experiencing loss & sadness. I found myself really wanting to be around my loved ones, people who are known for being strong & always being there for others. It was time to give back & be the source of strength for two very important people in my life. Thanksgiving was bittersweet but I found so much to be thankful for. I’m a little late with this post but I just want to say Thank You to all my blogging buddies both new & old. I’ve enjoyed getting to know a lot of you a bit better & the wonderful conversations we’ve had, many times have changed my day for the better. I appreciate you all & can’t wait to see what 2018 brings us ๐Ÿ™‚

*My reviews for each are linked below

Her Body and Other Partiesย โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… 4 STARS (RTC)

Artemisย โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… 3 STARS

The Closest I’ve Comeย โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… 4 STARS

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstanceย โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… 4 STARS

Renegades โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… 4.5 STARS

After the EPIC month of October, I knew it would be a tough act to follow lol. No 5 star reads but they definitely came close & so I am satisfied. Renegades was my best read of the month, I was just happy to have a new book by Marissa Meyer but it wasn’t w/out its flaws. My overall enjoyment overpowered the fact that there were large chunks of inactivity & it’s a HUGE book so there’s that. Still though, highly recommend to any superhero/villain lovers out there. Be warned though, that ending will leave you begging for the sequel like yesterday. My biggest disappointment was Artemis by Andy Weir & whelp, I wasn’t expecting that to be the case (review linked above). I may still give The Martian a go but I’m not so sure I’ll be continuing on with the follow-up to Artemis that is rumored to be in the works.

December is already lining up to be a pretty EPIC reading month, I’ve already finished my first read & it is a EPIC 5 stars! currently reading The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden & gahhhhh! how I’ve missed Katherine Arden’s LUSH WORLD BUILDING!!!! her books feel like a warm blanket on a cold winter night & I just don’t ever want to leave *sobs* My December TBR will be going up this Friday so stay tuned <3’s!

I was actually surprised that I managed to squeeze in 2 movie dates with the hubby & a Netflix binge but it happened and it was AMAZING!…

Thor Ragnarok

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SO worth the 5 Butterflies!!! I can honestly say I LOVED this movie so much so that it made the 2011 flick fade to black #jussayin Thor Ragnarok had incredible action sequence scenes, EPIC call to action soundtrack, fun plot, and LOTS of screen time with Tom Hiddleston (still not enough though lol). We also get to catch up with Hulk & see where he’s been, those scenes brought some humor & levity to the flick. Similar to how how I felt about Spiderman Homecoming…this movie made me see Thor in a new light. Whereas before I didn’t really care much for the God and his hammer, now I’d like another movie please ๐Ÿ™‚

Justice League

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ย 4 stars to the movie that surprised the heck outta me! I was not expecting to enjoy JL as much as I did after not quite loving Batman VS. Superman but I did! Ben Affleck toned it down several notches & I found him to no be as annoying this time around. I actually really enjoyed his Bruce Wayne scenes especially those with The Flash who wonder & awe added some comedic relief. Didn’t think I’d love this Flash because I LOVE Grant Gustin’s version so much on the CW but surprise surprise lol. Aquaman legit made my heart skip beats & yes! yes I would like more Jason Momoa on the screen please lol. Gal Gadot friggin Killed it, she can do no wrong in my eyes at this point. Cyborg is a essential & awesome new addition to the team, he is constantly evolving as he is part machine which I thought made him all the more interesting. Overall, I really enjoyed Justice League & hope it continues in this new direction.

Punisher

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There’s a new order to my fave Netflix Marvel series & it goes like this…Luke Cage (#1), Punisher, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Defenders. I haven’t had a Netflix binge since Luke Cage & when I sat down with the hubby for some Pizza & the pilot episode to Punisher, I wasn’t expecting to watch 8 episodes back to back but again, I did. This month was definitely filled with some unexpected goodies in my viewing so yay for that! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  this show is not for the feint of heart, there is a lot of violence & revenge taking place but I just couldn’t tear my eyes away. Frank Castle is seriously bad a**!& I’m here for it! haha!


Happy reading in December Bookworms!!! Hope you all had a wonderful November & an even better start to December. What are you currently reading/watching? drop your comments down below <3โ€™s!


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27 thoughts on “November Wrap-Up”

  1. I’m currently reading Hold Still by Nina LaCour. It’s a debut and so far, I’m enjoying it even though I’m only a few chapters in. I recently went to see JL and I was meh on it, but I must be in the minority there. As always, I’m watching Bob’s Burgers ๐Ÿ˜› but I might find a new show to binge watch for the end of the year haha

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    1. I LOVE Nina LaCour! I read her book Everything Leads to You last year & really enjoyed the Female friendship. I’ll have to check back with you for thoughts on Hold Still. & that’s ok, I think JL was a love it or leave it type of flick lol. I’ve never watched Bob’s Burgers but I work with mostly guys at my office & they’re always talking about it so I feel like I do haha! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Me too! I only have 2 more books of hers to read so I’m going to try to finish this one and her other book before the end of the year or the beginning of 2018.

        Exactly lol because my friend went with me and she really enjoyed it. Haha that’s awesome because very few people at my work watch the show ๐Ÿ˜›

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    1. Thank you Annie! no complaints here, some months are better than others & October was stellar ๐Ÿ™‚ Tjhor was FANTASTIC!!! & yea nowadays you can’t turn your head w/out bumping into a caped superhero but still I can’t resist the Hiddleston LOL!

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  2. I’m sorry to hear that November was a bit of a rollercoaster, I hope that December will be better. Sending you all the love and hugs, to you and your family, Lilly! โค
    It seems like you had a lovely month when it comes to reading! I can't wait to see what you plan on reading this month ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks Marie your kind words are very appreciated, I’m hoping to have a calmer December. I am currently at work taking short breaks to respond to comments and write/publish my December TBR *fingers crossed* It certainly feels more like a Monday at work than a Friday *sobs* lol. Wishing you a wonderful December! โค ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks Raven! & eeeeeK @ Wonder Woman! top of my TBR for early 2018, making my way through my stack but I’m excited to get to that one. So glad to hear you’re enjoying it, did you happen to see teh cover reveal for Cat Woman? I LOVE IT! *heart eyes* haha! wishing you a wonderful December, happy reading! โค

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      1. Thatโ€™s great to hear, Iโ€™m pretty hyped for all of this line-up, the MC in Cat Woman I hear is half Cuban which has me super hyped up! Have a beautiful day/night Raven ๐Ÿ’•

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  3. Interesting set of books! I’ve heard so much about Her Body and Other Parties, but I’m hesitant to pick it up since I feel like it would be too disturbing. I’ve been meaning to get to Renegades too; I love Marissa Meyer so much!

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    1. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Her Body and Other Parties is trigger heavy for a ton of things but I enjoyed the read overall, some stories more than others. Renegades was a pretty solid start to the series, very character driven.

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  4. I hope your December is much better than your November was Lilly, I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed it’s less of a rollercoaster for you at the very least. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a shame you didn’t have any five-star reads in November but I guess Renegades is still a pretty solid best book of the month (I’m hoping after the way it ended we’re in for a faster paced sequel).
    Also oh I really want to see Thor Ragnarok, I’ve heard nothing but amazing things but haven’t got around to seeing it myself yet. One day soon that’s for sure! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Great recap, and I hope you have a fantastic December as well. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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    1. Thank you Beth, your kind words mean a lot to me & Iโ€™m def trying to remain positive and helpful for my loved one ๐Ÿ’œ & although I didnโ€™t have any 5 Stars, I did enjoy what I read so I guess not bad. Renegades was the โญ๏ธ of the month & yes I am also hoping for a faster paced sequel ๐Ÿคž๐ŸผThor Ragnarok was a million times better than its predecessor! Iโ€™ll be honest with you, the last one wasnโ€™t at all memorable to me but this one ha been hard to forget and Iโ€™m ready for a second showing ๐Ÿ˜† wishing you a FAB December ๐Ÿ’•

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      1. That’s all right. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully the end of the year will be a good on for you and all your loved ones Lilly. โค
        Yeah that's the most important things when it comes to reading, I still have my fingers tightly crossed for Renegades 2, and oh I can't wait to get around to the newest Thor film now then.
        Thanks Lilly! ๐Ÿ˜€ โค

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  5. I know some titles didn’t hit the mark ๐Ÿ˜‰ But you had a very productive month! It doesn;t always feel like it when we follow a busier month, but this is the time of year where life is overwhelming with holidays, kids,etc. And you have so much going on with work. Yet you still always present fabulous reviews. Look at all of the books I have read and will read because of you โค I mean come on "Bad Romance"! I would have missed it haha. -xx

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    1. Ainโ€™t that the truth! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜‚ smh I was ok with Novemberโ€™s Reading especially after having such a stellar October. December is looking very good so far. Thank you so much for your kind words Danielle, Iโ€™m glad to hear youโ€™ve found some good reads by way of my reviews. Bad Romance was a hard one to read but so impactful ๐Ÿ’œ

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