November 2020 reading wrap-up

This is more of general monthly wrap-up than a reading wrap-up as I didn’t read too much this month. You probably noticed I didn’t create a monthly TBR list at the beginning of the month. I wasn’t sure how much reading I was actually going to do and didn’t want to be disappointed. Turned out reading didn’t really fit into the schedule.

Work has been so busy, most days I feel like I blink and the day is suddenly over. What with budget season and just more events given the holiday season, the communications department is full steam ahead. It doesn’t help that upstate New York is in the midst of a second wave of COVID-19. We are back to working from home because they want to reduce the density in the building just to be on the safe side. Things are not looking good as numbers continue to go up and we are seeing hospitalizations at the highest they have ever been. I just wish this was all over.

With that being said, I only read one book this month. That’s right, ONE! I think this is the lowest number in a long time. There were two other books that I started but I haven’t managed to finish them yet so they will be in my December TBR. So what book was the lucky winner?

“Relish: My Life in the Kitchen” by Lucy Knisley was the only book club book I managed to finish. And you know what happened? I forgot to go to book club. I am seriously batting a thousand here. I couldn’t go to my other book club because I had a work meeting. Though I didn’t finish the book anyway, so it all worked out.

I think the only reason why I managed to finish this book was because it is a graphic novel that was a super easy read. I managed to get through it in about an hour or two. It’s not something I would normally read but it was actually pretty interesting as Knisley describes how food played a huge role in her life growing up. The imagery only served to make the story more palatable. You can read more about my thoughts on this book in my review.

Yes, that’s right, I actually wrote a review for the one book that I did manage to read. But that isn’t all. I actually wrote some reviews for books from last month as well and made some other posts. It is quite refreshing actually to getting back into the swing of things in regards to the blog.

If you are wondering what has caused this turn around, it’s because my desk that I ordered back in September, finally arrived and I now have a creative space where I can work comfortably. I absolutely love it.

Since buying this picture I have since upgraded my chair to something more comfortable and now I have office peace, if you will.

The one good thing was that COVID-19 didn’t ruin my Thanksgiving plans. It was the first dual family holiday since my husband and I got married in May. We hosted my parents and my husband’s mother and brother. However, given it’s 2020, Thanksgiving did have a few hiccups. Turkey juice spilled in the oven as my husband was taking the turkey out and we had a smoke-out. Later, after we thought we had cleaned it all up and put the oven back on to heat up all other food, we inevitably smoked the whole family out. We had to find creative ways to heat up the stuffing and make green bean casserole on the stove. Food still ended up amazing, everyone had a hearty meal and Thanksgiving was saved!

Now on to the holidays. Oy vey!

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