November was a mere flash of a month, eclipsing present goals, and creating new ones. Never a dull moment—guess that’s a good thing at this age!
November weather was so mild that the CE and I got to explore a new trail close by and walking was inspired by the cyclists whizzing by. Remembering the years we rode our own bikes, nostalgia took over and I went on the quest for a bike—not the motorcycle kind (had to give that up), a bicycle. Our son delivered his wife’s mountain bike and proving too big and heavy for me, defaulted to the CE. I finally found a guy who carefully guided me into a good used Trek that fits. LOVE this hybrid cruiser!
Then a crisis with our daughter diverted our attention to a quick trip to southern Illinois and another crisis in our son’s wife’s family short-circuited Thanksgiving plans, so it turned out to be a quiet, private Thanksgiving. How was yours? I hope you enjoyed family, a fabulous dinner, and lots of love. Speaking of—our little great-grandson had his first birthday the latter portion of November. Phew!
We did manage to do some reading in November though. (I did some reading, the CE the driving.) Together we read or listened to twelve books in November, most from NetGalley (still our primary resource).
- The Rising Tide by Ann Cleeves (audiobook)
- Back in the USSR by Patrick D Joyce (CE review)
- Defending Jacob by William Landay (audiobook)
- What Have We Done by Alex Finlay(CE review)
- More Harm Than Good by Jean Grainger
- Hell and Back by Craig Johnson (audiobook)
- The Nature of Secrets by Debra Webb (CE review)
- The Sandcastle Hurricane by Carolyn Brown
- Mitzy Moon Mysteries Books 2 and 3 by Trixie Silvertale
- Clive Cussler The Sea Wolves by Jack Du Brul (audiobook)
- Devil’s Way by Robert Bryndza (CE review)
- Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls
I think I pretty well caught up my challenges page. As mentioned before, all my challenges have been achieved with the exception of the Goodreads Challenge of 180, now at 177 and 98% which is also my Feedback Ratio on NetGalley. Check my Reading Challenges page for updates.
I cranked up the speaker and listened to a number of my YouTube favorites, Queen, Abba, Andrea Bocelli, and 2Cellos (which, btw, did you know they quit as a team? Gees!!), and started my inside Christmas decorations. Almost done—next, the outside lights. Are you getting ready for the season as well? Do you celebrate with a crèche, cards, trees, and lights? Next week, my annual trek to the post office with my boxes. Pray for me.
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