Hello, Goodbye: November 2013 Recap

hello goodbye november recap

December Excitements

Save-the-date releases
dec 2013 save the dates
I have eARCs for Racing Savannah (read!), These Broken Stars (currently reading!), and The Promise of Amazing (will be read soon!) but I can’t wait until all of these, including Ink Is Thicker Than Water, are out in bookstores! I need them pretty covers on my shelf!

On the blog
I’ll be posting Story Soundtracks, some reviews from before that I’ve delayed on posting, several blog tours and a discussion or two! I also might just bring back Swoon Worthy Saturday! And maybe I’ll create a Christmas-y list of sorts? Oh and since it’s the time of the year for sharing and gift-giving and I’m also celebrating 6 months of book blogging this December, there maybe a giveaway!

The Holidays


Christmas is in the air and I’m so so so excited for it! Christmas gifts equals more books! Aside from that, I can’t wait to do lots of reading during the holidays! And baking too! I’m also psyched about upcoming Christmas parties, specifically The Pinoy Book Tours Christmas Party! Secret santas and other fun bookish games with my fellow Pinoy book blogger friends should be fun!

November Recollections

Events and happenings
A list of random things that occurred within the month
Screen Shot 2013-12-01 at 10.19.59 PM1. New school – I transferred to another college and I’m at that stage where I’m still adjusting but doing okay enough.
2. Catching Fire – Omygod you guys! The tears were infinite. I might not recover until Mockingjay comes out. I just loved Catching Fire so much.
3. 2013 Reading Challenge – Accomplished! I’ve finished a 100 books this year already! I’ll still continue to read though, even if I’ve already finished my challenge! Can’t stop, won’t stop reading.
4. Beach love – It may be cold outside but that doesn’t stop me and my friends from going to the beach to party and fly some sky lanterns. Had much fun with my friends last weekend!
5. Bookblogging.net – Can we all just stop and admire how awesome the people in the book blogging community are? Especially Ashley of Nose Graze, who created such an epic site for us book bloggers! Anyhow, let’s be book bloggy friends! Add me up here!

Books read
nov 2013 reads
Total books read for November 20137
Reading Challenge progress update104/100

Book reviews
Everything Between Us by Mila Ferrera*
The F- It List by Julie Halpern
(Never) Again by Theresa Paolo
Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover
Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide To Getting Girls by Tellulah Darling*
The Pentrals by Crystal Mack

Other posts
I discussed reading types. (x)
I made a list of book fandom shirts, featuring The Dream Shirt. (x)
I wrote about how we can reach out to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. (x)
I gave my opinion on endings & expectations. (x)
I shared my Story Soundtrack for How To Love. (x)

Blog lovin’
Fluttereal Flight – Emily’s posts are equally as gorgeous as her blog’s design. Y’all gotta stalk her beautiful site!
Little Book Star – Leigh is one of the book bloggers I’m so fond of! Her reviews and posts are candid and awesome! Filipinas rule!
Readiculous Reads – Absolutely passionate about books, Shelly is a very dynamic blogger! She’s someone to follow and be friends with!

On Replay
I’m currently replaying the Catching Fire movie soundtrack! The songs included in the OST are perfection! These are my top two faves:


Lovely words

“I need to know that there’s a way for people like us to end up okay. I need to know that there even is such a thing as okay, maybe even good, and it’s out there and we just haven’t found it yet. There’s got to be a happier ending than this, here. There’s got to be a better story. Because we deserve one.” – Josh Bennett, The Sea Of Tranquility

7 Responses

  1. OMG Hazel! You’re so freaking sweet <33 Thank you so much for leaving my link up there and for your lovely words!! :D I read Heartbeat and good gracious it was so beautiful! It's my favourite book of the year, and I'm glad you loved it too!! :3 And Catching Fire! I gottagotta watch that movie! It looks absolutely epic! xD Congratulations on beating your Goodreads goal! That's awesome girl ;)
    Have a wonderful December, Hazel, and thank you! <33

  2. Aww Hazel, thanks so much for putting me on your list, I feel so special haha! CONGRATS ON FINISHING YOUR GOAL OF 100 BOOKS!! It’s amazing! Also, I’m glad to see you enjoyed Catching Fire, I’m still hesitant to watch it! Anyway, I’ve also got my eye out on These Broken Stars, it sounds pretty great! Good luck at your new school and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for the blog! <33

  3. Promising of Amazing sounds SO cute. I really need to get it.
    I am excited about Christmas too. The only things on my wishlist this year are books and a bookshelf :D And baking! We already started that :D

  4. I feel so honored to be included in your wrap up. :D There’s sooo many awesome released this month. I can’t even! *cries*. I definitely cannot wait for These Broken Stars. I really hope that it’s a fantastic sci-fi book because I’m a sci-fi freak. I’m just scared that it would be a disappointment. I have Racing Savannah, but I need to read Things I Can’t Forget first. Miranda Kenneally is such a brilliant writer. Also, I’m glad to hear that Catching Fire was a success! I’ll be seeing it sometime this week. Also, congratulations on achieving your Goodreads goal! I’m very close to reaching my 100 books goal. I think I need to read like 6 more books? Hope you have a lovely month of December. <3

  5. WOOT WOOT gotta get the holiday spirits in the air! I absolutely cannot wait for Racing Savannah and These Broken Stars! I haven’t checked out the Book Blogger site yet which you just reminded me to do. Also, so many people told me Catching Fire isn’t that good so I don’t really want to go watch it now. Ahhh.. the decisions! Hope you have a lovely December :D

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