πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | My November, Novellas & Nonfiction 2021 Wrap-Up πŸ‚

Hello everyone and a blessed second Sunday of Advent to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. A tough November has passed here in the UK for me and now it is time to reflect on what we’ve been doing, reading and watching over that time.

The month started with a bang with one of my favourite childhood celebrations: Bonfire Night πŸ”₯, but it was a bit of a damp squib for me as I was feeling under-the-weather, which then turned into just over three weeks off work with Chronic Sinusitis caused by stress. πŸ€’

Thankfully, after being prescribed steroid nose and ear sprays and following the doctors orders to take short walks, do light chores and rest, I am feeling a lot better now and I was able to return to work in the last week. 😌 I was cheered up even more when I awoke, on the last day of the month, to the above beautiful snowy scene out of my window! β˜ƒ

With the combination of my three weeks of convalescing and my shorter reading choices for Novellas in November 2021, I have been able to finish a super impressive 7 books:

After finishing off the vintage thriller, The Land God Gave to Cain, I went on to read one short story and four novella length books for Novellas in November 2021. Then I rounded the month out with the meatier historical-fiction, Katheryn Howard. There was no one outstanding read, but I think my favourite was probably the short classic, Where Angels Fear to Tread. πŸ†

Throughout the month, I was also reading another non-fiction: the biography, The Gilded Lily: The Life and Loves of the Fabulous Lillie LangtryΒ by Ernest Dudley, which I finished on Wednesday, and I started reading the nostalgic mystery, The Game by Laurie R. King.

Not surprisingly my new viewing has increased exponentially with my illness too, especially as there were days and evenings when my head hurt too much to read.Β  First here are the films I watched:

While here are the TV series I worked my way through:

That is a whopping 11 new views for me! I also enjoyed re-watching two of my absolute favourites: the wonderful fantasy-adventure film, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) and series 3 of the British fantasy-adventure drama, Merlin (2008-12). As well as watching a couple more episodes of the classic, sci-fi series, Star Trek (1966-9). My favourite watch of the month has to go to the utterly charming period film, Little Women (2019). πŸ†

Finally, in case you missed anything, here are the reviews I shared over the month:

πŸ“– Thunder on the Right by Mary Stewart ⭐⭐⭐

πŸŽ₯Β The Witches (2020) ⭐

πŸ“– Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (1908) ⭐⭐⭐

Less than I would have liked, but I think I can be forgiven as my head wasn’t in the right place to concentrate on reviewing. However I did also share these other posts:

πŸ“š Nonfiction November 2021 | Week 1: My Year in Non-Fiction πŸ—“

πŸ›Β The Classics Club | List Adjustments 2021Β πŸ“‹

β˜• My 4th Teatime Bookshop Book Box πŸ“¦

πŸ“šΒ Nonfiction November 2021 | Week 4: Stranger Than Fiction! 😲

I am pleased I was still able to take part in two of the weekly topics for Nonfiction November 2021. Please check these out, if you haven’t already. πŸ™‚

For now, that’s all folks! I look forward to catching up with you all next Sunday for my regular weekly reflection; and in a month’s time to see how December and Christmas has treated us all! Wherever you are in the world, I hope you and your loved ones are well: staying healthy and happy. God bless and bye for now!πŸ‘‹

Now I’d love to me know what you have been doing, reading and watching in the comments below. Or please leave a link to your own Sunday or November wrap-up posts. I love to chat with you all!

8 thoughts on “πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | My November, Novellas & Nonfiction 2021 Wrap-Up πŸ‚

  1. The snow looks lovely – and it seems to be sticking. Here in New Mexico, we may get some snow, but it rarely sticks for more than 12 hours. I’m so glad you’re feeling better!

  2. Wow, look at that snow! We’ve had a little too, on and off. It definitely looks like December around here!

    Glad you are feeling better. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! πŸ™‚

  3. It’s a shame you felt bad for much of November, but at least it turned out to be a productive reading month for you! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a film adaptation of Little Women, but I’m hoping to revisit the book as part of my Classics Club reading.

  4. I’m glad you’re feeling better and have been able to go back to work. It sounds as though November has been a good month of reading for you – seven books is very impressive!

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