Month In Review | November

MONTH IN REVIEW IS A MONTHLY FEATURE HERE AT JOSIE’S BOOK CORNER WHERE I GIVE YOU A LITTLE REWIND OF ALL THE HAPPENINGS OF THE MONTH AND THE THINGS I’VE LOVED.
I just realised that last month, I missed out on this monthly review post! But this month I remembered. It’s the end of November and I’m sitting here thinking where the time has gone! It’s as though the wind just blew the days away as easily as it would blow away paper.

This month has been a fantastic month, full of amazing moments within my life and within my blogging life too and I am more than excited to share my month with you! So let’s do this.


 

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November has been a fabulous time for my life, and I’ve pretty much been on a high for the entire month.

Firstly, I finally graduated from high school and stepped into the real world! It’s absolutely exciting, not only knowing that I never have to do extremely stressful exams anymore, but also because it means I have more time to read, and work and earn money and all that fun stuff that comes with being an adult (even though I’m still only seventeen). 

I’ve been going out a lot this month, since I’ve been released from my school life, and I’ve had an amazing time connecting with my friends. One of the best things is that I haven’t drifted away from many of my friends since graduating. It’s something that I feared would happen, but I’m relieved to say, my fears did not come to pass. 

I went to my first ever wedding this month, in fact, on Saturday! (Which is why my Spotlight Saturday post didn’t go up, I apologize for that!) Weddings are probably my favourite events ever now. They make me feel so warm and fuzzy inside, and, they give me a reason to dress up (because you all know how much I love to do that). 

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This month I am so happy to see my “Thursday Ramblings: Sex In Novels” post being the most popular post among you guys this month. I am overjoyed about the response all of you bookworms gave me towards it and I, weirdly, loved your long comments, especially the ones that could be called ‘essay comments’! 

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I was going to say my ‘Sex in Novels‘ post was my favourite to write, but let’s not be repetitive here – I think this month I really enjoyed writing my Monday Musings post in which I talked about ‘The Beauty of Being an Organised Human‘. 

You all know I have a gigantic slight obsession with organisation, planning and stationary, so writing this post gave me extreme joy, because I was sharing something that I was passionate about and getting some of you into the act of being organised in a fun, artistic way. 

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Hands down this month my featured book has to be Clockwork Princess by Cassandra ClareThe Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer came so close to being my favourite this month, but nothing can take away the feels that Clockwork Princess gave me. It had me crying my eyes out and put me through the best and worst feelings ever. 

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The cover for This is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang is absolutely beautiful! I love the colour scheme which is simplistic, and the use of the feathers and curving letters in the background which give a whimsical feel to the entire cover of this novel! I hope I get to read this one soon. 
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“Mental illness turns people inwards. That’s what I reckon. It keeps us forever trapped by the pain of our own minds, in the same way that the pain of a broken leg or a cut thumb will grab your attention, holding it so tightly that your good leg or your good thumb seem to cease to exist.”

This quote is honestly beautiful and pretty much spot on with the concept of mental illness. 

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Hillsong came out with a new album filled with amazing worship songs. This album has been on repeat basically all month for me. It’s amazing and every single one of the songs on this album is perfection. They’re deep and powerful and I could sit for hours just listening to this album. 

I have never been a fan of Justin Bieber until I listened to his new album, Purpose. All of the songs in this new album of his are honestly so great. They all have great lyrics and I can genuinely say I enjoy listening to them over and over again. I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed, because his music is starting to get over-played all over the radio, but I do enjoy his new songs very much. And a bonus is HE FEATURES HALSEY IN ONE OF HIS SONGS. YES YES YES. 

Troye Sivan came out with two new songs for his Blue Neighbourhood album: Talk Me Down and Youth and I am honestly obsessed with these songs. They’re electronic with deep beats and I just can’t get enough of them. I have yet to get sick of replaying these songs. 

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This is not my image, and is not my bullet journal (I wish though!)

I have been obsessed with bullet journaling this month, and have fully invested myself in committing to a bullet journal as my form on organisation and planning my life.

Holy crap--this Rowan fan-art is AMAZING/perfect. [Rowan by taratjah]:

I have also been obsessed with scrolling through Sarah J Maas’s Pinterest, showing all the Throne of Glass fan art. My goodness. Just look at this amazing fan art of Rowan… I can’t even handle my feelings right now. AH. 

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I don’t watch much, I never watch actual TV and I hardly ever watch TV shows on Netflix (which is such a waste for my subscription, but hey!) but this month I rewatched the Lord of the Rings movies because it’s something I do multiple times a year. And of course, the movies are just as amazing the hundredth time, as the first! 


And that is all for this month’s review! I hope you enjoyed it! 

What was your November like? 

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51 responses to “Month In Review | November”

  1. Haha you’re not alone! Time seems to be flying by so fast. Awesome wrap-up post, Josie! ❤ Congrats once again on graduating and your successes (in all areas)!! I'm so happy for you, November seems to have been a great month! Also, I totally agree with you on Justin Bieber's new album. 😉 I never really used to listen to his music that much until now!

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  2. I’m glad you had a great month and that you’re still close to your friends after graduating 😀 That bullet journal page is so PRETTY. Definitely goals haha, though I think I’m too lazy XD

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    1. I’m glad too! Agh yes I’m still trying to make my bullet journal that pretty. And have you see studyblrs on Tumblr?! People taking such pretty school notes, like, WHERE DO THEY FIND THE TIME FOR THAT?!
      I got lazy with my billet journal yesterday… Hehe 😆

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      1. YES I HAVE! How do they do it?! My notes are pretty organised because I take them on my laptop haha, but if I were to take them by hand…

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  3. It’s so exciting that you’ve graduated Josie! Keep in touch with those friends when you start real life, because it’s easy for the years to pass by. How exciting that you attended your first wedding, they’re completely gorgeous! I love your bullet journal lterring, it’s so pretty!!

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    1. It really is exciting! I’m going to do my best to keep in touch, it helps that my three best friends and I go to the same church and are all leaders at a youth group.
      I honestly think weddings are my favourite type of events now!
      Thank you Jeann 💓

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  4. This is what I call a beautiful post. Also, weddings and dressing up is my thing too. Plus, I wasn’t aware of Amy Zhang’s newest release has a really awesome cover. I need to check it out as soon as possible. Have A Great Day 🙂

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    1. Oh Warisha, you are too kind 💕
      I’ve never read anything by Amy Zhang but this new release might be my first to read of hers! I hope you also check it out too! You have an amazing day too 💓

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  5. My goodness! You have had a busy month. Congratulations on graduating high school!! So exciting to be venturing out into the world and deciding your own path. I also love so many things in this post that I can’t possibly list them all, but a resounding YES to Troye Sivan!! 🙂

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    1. Yep! Busy busy! Thank you so much! I’m glad you love the things in here that I also love. YES TROYE SIVAN IS JUST AGH 💓

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  6. I’ve said it already, but CONGRATS ON GRADUATING, LOVELY. ♥
    It sounds like November has been very eventful for you – blogging and life! I hope December will be exciting but restful for you. c: The holiday season can either be awesome or super tiring — or both!

    Oh my gosh, I’m so glad you featured Amy Zhang’s book. I read her other one – Falling Into Place – and I loved it. So I’m super excited for this book! 😀

    Also, major props to you for your incredible discussion post regarding Sex in Novels. I thought that was very brave and awesome of you to tackle a subject that meant a lot to you and something that people get pretty opinionated about! I really respect you, Josie! 🙂 ♥

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    1. THANK YOU, AGAIN 💓💓💓
      It really has been eventful, but I love it! Now I just feel like December is going to be my hermit month, where I hide away in my cave and write… And work to get money 😂

      I must check out Amy Zhang as soon as possible. She sounds like a great author!
      Thank you, again! I was overwhelmed and happy about how great the response was to that post! I’m very open minded so it was great to see everyone’s thoughts, event the ones that completely disagreed with me ☺️

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      1. Haha that’s what I’m definitely doing too! I’ve decided I don’t want to see any of my friends this month… need some time to be alone and ‘recharge’ my energy. Plus, going out means spending money which means less money for Christmas presents for my friends! XD

        I’m proud of you, Josie! It was so great and it’s awesome that you’re open-minded. ♥ We learn so much more when we are! ^u^

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    My sister is always after me for LOTR rewatches but I CAN’T DO IT. xD They’re so long!! It takes me like ages to get through one movie…although I really do love them and I love the soundtrack and the little hobbits and faljdksa they are so great. 😛 Congrats for an epic month!! AND YAY FOR FINISHING HIGHSCHOOL!!!

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    1. HOW CAN YOU NOT?! I fly through them and hardly notice the time going by 😂
      The soundtrack, AAGGGHHHHHH it’s so good 💓 and HOBBITS. And GOLLUM ☺️
      Thank you Cait!!!

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  8. Where did the year go!? If they all go at this rate, I’m going to be an old hag before the next blink. Hang on tight to something now that you’re done with High School- they zip by! I went to my first wedding last year, and I ADORED it! For a long time after that I was obsessed with weddings. Which worked out greatly because I’ll be having my own soon! Can’t wait to post my engagement photos. Loved the fanart- their style is just so clean-cut and neat! Maybe I should look into instagram. Happy November!

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    1. I know right?!
      Yep, I think I’m obsessed with weddings now.
      Oh my gosh how exciting! I totally want to see your engagement photos!
      You should definitely have a look at Instagram 💓

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      1. I think I’ll start taking pictures of the books I read and seeing how that goes. If I can keep it up, I’ll instagram them. And the engagement photos will be up once we.. have time to take them.. We haven’t even set a date, and I’ve been engaged for two months.

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  9. I LOVE the new Hillsong album! But I think my favorite is still Glorious Ruins. Have an amazing December! 🙂

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    1. Glorious Ruins is an amazing song! Thank you, and same to you! 😊

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  10. Wow! It looks like you had a great month. I like weddings too because it’s the best time to dress up and have fun. congratulations on graduating and I hope you have a great month in december. 😀

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    1. It truly was a great month. 😊 Thank you and I hope you have a fabulous December too!

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  11. Congrats on your graduation! Good look with real life. You seem to be approaching it much more calmly than I ever have.

    One of the best parts of graduating is all the freed-up reading time. Being able to read what I want when I want is the best.

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    1. Thank you so much! Honestly I’m a little excited about it so I suppose that’s why I’m so calm.
      I am so happy that I have all this free time to read! It’s the best.

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  12. I had never heard of bullet journals before reading this post – sure I had seen many pretty looking journals on tumblr but didn’t realise they had a name to them – so thank you! I may even try (and probably fail) to start one myself. Also thanks for introducing me to This is Where the World Ends – I immediately added it to my TBR. Great post 🙂

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    1. You’re welcome! Do try it. It’s hard to fail with something like a bullet journal! Just start of simple and try not to be too hard I yourself with it 😊
      And you’re welcome! I hope you read it soon!

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      1. Thank you for the words of encouragement 😊

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  13. OH my gosh, CLOCKWORK PRINCESS! And I love that picture of Rowan!
    Congrats on graduating 🙂

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  14. What a great month! Congrats on graduating Josie! That’s quite an achievement 🙂 The bullet journal is so creative. I have only gone a few weddings and will be going to another next year I believe. I have no idea what I will wear XD

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    1. Thank you so much! Ooh well have fun at the next wedding! Finding something to wear for a wedding is so hard! Good luck 😆

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      1. You’re welcome! It’s not till the end of February so I have some time 🙂 Thanks, it’ll be tough 🙂

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  15. It looks like you had a great time in November. Kudos on your amazing productivity! I have really loved your posts on bullet journals and am tempted to start one for myself! Congratulations on your graduation!!!

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    1. Indeed I did! Thank you so much! I am maybe going to do another post fully dedicated to bullet journals but I’m not sure. So many of you have responded extremely postively towards them though! 😊

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  16. I am so glad that you had a great month! 😀
    The bullet journaling looks so awesome! I wish I was more creative, haha.
    Congrats again graduating! I’ve been to a couple weddings, but really only one that I remember since the others were when I was a lot younger.
    I was invited to a wedding this year though that is happening in January and that’s exciting! 🙂 Kind of freaking out a little bit, because I’m not entirely should what I should wear, haha!

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    1. Thank you Ashley! Oh weddings are fun and I’m excited for you! Just make sure not to wear white, and possibly avoid black, and don’t wear the color of the bridesmaids dresses! 😌 And it also depends what kind of wedding it is!

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      1. Thanks for the tips! 😀

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      2. Thanks for the tips! 😀

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  17. I liked your Sex in Books post too, I am actually planning on doing a response post at some point. Rowan is just perfection, though.

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed that post! Yes please do make a response post soon, and let me know when it’s up! I already know one person who is writing their response at the moment 😊

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      1. Cool! Will do, I’ll link your original post!

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  18. This book cover of This is Where the World Ends is absolutely gorgeous, I love it! Thank you for sharing that! 😀 And bullet journals, I can’t stop looking at those thanks to you, but I’m nowhere as creative as ANY of those things, so I think I’ll just get annoyed at myself for that, ahah. But those are SO so so pretty and useful!

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    1. You’re welcome! For both the book cover and introducing you to bullet journals! It actually makes me so happy that so many of you are now looking at bullet journals ☺️
      I hope you start one of your own! It’s actually such a fun experience!

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  19. I’ve been looking at some bullet journals on tumblr and omg I cannot deal with how beautiful these things are!!! I wish I had the talent to be able to make such beauty! Thanks for introducing me to bullet journalling though. I think I’m going to start getting more creative ❤

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    1. I know right?! I’m constantly on Tumblr crying over the beauty of some of those bullet journals 😭😍
      I hope you start doing your own bullet journal! Ive been doing it for a while and I adore it! And I am hardly a creative person.

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  20. Congratulations on graduating, Josie! Study hard and party harder, as they say. Did you hit your NaNoWriMo target, btw? 🙂 I only just read your post about the organized human. I thought I’m organized enough until I saw that bullet journal, it really is a creative way of organizing! I wish my handwriting is that pretty, lol. Also, I have to agree about Bieber’s new songs, they’re catchy and much, much better than his earlier releases. 🙂

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    1. Indeed! I like that saying! 😉
      Oh unfortunately my writing didn’t go very successfully this month! I was much more focussed on life and reading this month. But j think December will be better for my writing!
      And right?! Bullet journaling is so awesome, and it’s a great way to stay committed to being organised because you always look forward to it!
      Justin Bieber is definitely stepping up his game 👌🏼

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  21. Your bullet journal is gorgeous!! It makes me want to do something like that 😀

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    1. Catia! You should definitely try it out, it’s so easy and simple!

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      1. I think I’ll try. It looks that you have so much fun while doing it 🙂

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