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First, I was pretty consistent at blogging this month! After my very long hiatus earlier this year, my blogging had still been a bit off and on. November was the first month I actually felt like I found back my groove in blogging. I consistently posted my Top Ten Tuesday and WWW Wednesday posts, I wrote my first two reviews in AGES and I did LOTS of blog hopping. I also made the decision to make my featured images more simplistic so I would have more time to actually write posts and interact with people. It has changed everything! I’ve finally been enjoying blogging again and have had so many fun discussions with all the lovely bookish people.

For my Masters, I need to do a 6-month-long internship and it has taken me forever to find a place that worked. And with forever I mean since like February maybe? Countless emails, calls, and interviews later, I finally found one! I’ve been hired as an intern at a company that is exactly what I wanted and very close to home. I’m so excited!! It was stressing me out so much and now I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. The interview was crazy. It lasted 1,5 hours! Do you know how many questions you can be asked in that amount of time? A lot. But I got it. Yay me 🙂

Now all I have to do is stop avoiding my Masters Thesis. That would be great. 


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With the fire on high  Good me bad me  an anonymous girl  Dark Places
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  • With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo || One of my most disappointing reads this year, especially considering all the hype it received. It just felt so flat to me. More thoughts…
  • Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land || This was one of the best mystery/thriller books I read this year. Told from the perspective of a child, incredibly disturbing, yet not at all graphic or gory. More thoughts…
  • An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendriks & Sarah Pekkanen || A thriller that sounded a lot more interesting than it ended up being. Entertaining enough to get through but pretty forgettable. More thoughts…
  • Dark Places by Gillian Flynn || A thriller that was pretty good in general but dragged on a bit in the beginning and ended kind of anticlimactic for me because I realized I had seen the movie a few years ago. More thoughts… 
  • Giant Days Vol 1 by John Allison || A cute comic about girls in college. This was a fun read and I will continue on, though some of the dialogue was a bit awkward. More thoughts… 
  • Foe by Iain Reid || A short thriller with futuristic elements. It was different and entertaining, though it didn’t blow me away. More thoughts…
  • Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie || This was a great little book about feminism, formulated as suggestions on how to raise a daughter. It was great, loved it even more than the previous book I read by her. More thoughts…
  • My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite || Mehhhhh… it was okay? It was short and different. Though, I don’t understand why this is in the top 10 of mystery & thriller books on the Goodreads Choice Awards. There’s no mystery and it’s also not very thrilling.

To sum up, I read lots of things that were kind of fun but not impressive. 


review


Good Me Bad Mefoe


On the blog


In my last Top Ten Tuesday post “Book bloggers I’m thankful to” I mentioned some of the lovely people in this community I’m thankful to for some specific or not so specific reason. It’s so fun to do these kinds of posts, we should all mention other bloggers more! 🙂

Another fun one was “Discussing things I have learned I love and hate in books“. When I first started reading more I had no clue what I liked and just picked up everything that was popular. But no more!


favorite posts from other bloggers


  • Alex @Whipsy Pages posted 10 Short books to help you complete the Goodreads challenge || What better way to boost your total books read in 2019 than reading a bunch of short books in December. Alex to the rescue with this list of short books!
  • Sofi @A Book. A Thought. posted Top 5 favorite 3 star books || I thought this was such a cool idea. Never in my life have I thought about my favorite three-star books. They’re all just “meh” right? Well, this got me thinking and some are definitely better than others. So I might go ahead and… borrow this post idea from Sofi. 😋
  • Sophie @Me & Ink posted Blogging struggles || To follow up her blogging tips anniversary post, Sophie shared some of the struggles she has experienced during her time blogging. Very relatable and important. As long as we can all talk about these things together we probably won’t blow up out of frustration. ❤
  • Merline @Merline Reads posted 5 Star predictions wrap up || These 5-star prediction posts are just so fun. Merline did a follow-up post in which she compared her expectations with reality after reading the books. Some worked out, others not so much!
  • Jenna @Bookmark Your Thoughts posted Bullet journal November plan with me || If you own a Bullet Journal and are looking for some inspiration, or like me you just enjoy admiring talented people, head over to Jenna for her lovely minimalistic spreads. This month she did a theme based on Friends and it turned out amazing.

Also here are two accounts I just started following who have the most BEAUTIFUL site/aesthetics ever: Chloe @Marshmellow Pudding & Tiffany @Read by Tiffany


That is a wrap! Now I want to hear from you…

How was your reading month? Did you find any new favorites?
How are you doing?

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!


 

 

18 thoughts on “November wrap-up || Getting an internship & picking up blogging

        1. Hopefully we’ll both be able to end the year off on a high note. Though as long as you’re having fun, the reading doesn’t really matter that much.

          I’m doing my masters in Clinical Psychology! I only have to finish up my thesis and then move on to my internship at a mental health practice (which requires about 600 hours so that will also take a while). I can’t wait to actually do something other than staring at my thesis and re-writing the same sentence a million times 😂

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  1. Congratulations on getting the internship! I hope it’s going great and you’re enjoying your time there 🙂
    I also need to start preparing for exams and write tons of reports, but… I keep reading and blogging instead *facepalm*
    I’ve heard amazing things about Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Very curious to give it a try.
    And thank you, thank you, thank you!!! so much for featuring my post. It makes me so happy that people actually found it useful! 😀

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    1. Thank you! I’m not starting the internship until February so I won’t know for a while how I’ll like it, but I’m just happy I have one 😋 I feel you on the procrastination. I REALLY need to spend more time on my Masters Thesis but I’m getting so tired of it and have zero motivation. I hope we can both get some of our study stuff done this month. Good luck with the exams, I’m sure you can rock them!

      Dear Ijeawele was really great. The suggestions were pretty comprehensive and explained well with examples. Adichie is such a great writer.

      And you’re so welcome, it was a great post! Have a lovely December. 😁❤

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  2. congratulations on getting that internship! chimamanda ngozi adichie is one of my all-time favorite authors and i’m so glad you loved dear ijeawele – i’ve also read we should all be feminists and americanah, and there’s something powerful about her writing that always captures my full attention 😀
    thank you so much for the little shoutout 🥰 i’m also so glad i discovered your blog and i can’t wait to see more posts from you! ❤

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  3. Well done on getting your internship and I hope you enjoy but wow 1.5 hours is a lot for an interview!! 😱
    I’m glad you are getting into blogging again it is such a nice feeling!!
    And you’ve read a lot of books this month *dance party*, I’m sorry to hear With The Fire On High didn’t live up to your expectation as I had only heard good things too!!
    Thank you so much for mentioning my post and I’m so happy you enjoyed it! ❤ I think taking about struggle is so important!!
    I hope you have a great December!!

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    1. Thank you! I really hope the internship will be fun too. Indeed it’s great to fully be back and also have a great reading month. Those don’t really go together often haha. I’ve never read so many books as I’ve been reading lately. I’m usually a really slow reader but I’ve been on a roll audiobooks help. You’re welcome! Your post deserves to be mentioned. Have a great December too! ❤😁

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