At A Glance: Month of November 2017

Blogging Updates and Personal NewsΒ 

So November was an insane and crazy month for me. I decided to move back to Utah temporarily when my job fell through and really didn’t care to live in my car and since my apartment lease was up I decided to come back home for a bit. So my plan is to work, have some fun and save money and I am seriously thinking about moving up to Canada as soon as I get my car paid off, which would be awesome because I have a ton of family there that I am really close to but hardly get to see anymore. But I am going to miss Texas but I am planning on some fun things in 2018 and maybe even a trip to the UK. *crossing fingers* on that plan because I have been wanting to explore more of England and Scotland and Ireland for quite a while. But another plus to being back home is the library—I surely have missed the Provo Utah Library which has the BEST romance selection I have seen in a public library. I have a new niece, Liberty, and she is just adorable. (Left, Liberty in Basket, Right: My nephew Phoenix with his sister Liberty–and he loves being the “big brother”. Also I have been hooked on figure skating the past month or so. I have been watching the Grand Prix and so fun, although my favorites are the pairs free skate and free dance. What those couples do on the ice is CRAZY and so fun to watch and I do love watching those married couple dance together on the ice. πŸ™‚ I am a romantic, what can I say ??!!


As for the blog, well I have changed the design (abit) to a Christmas theme and would love to know what you think. I just adore this time of year, both Thanksgiving and Christmas are such a family focus holiday for my family so I just loving being able to spend so much time with my family and so many fun activities during the holiday’s so that is always a plus right? I am also changing up my individual pages on my Happy Ever After Book Database a bit so they look more polished. I hope to be finished with those by the end of December. I did get some fabulous books read though and my top pick of the month would have to be Rivalry by Nikki Sloane…that book is so dang good I can’t express my love for it especially if you are a football junkie or grew up around rivalries, you will get a kick out of it. So if you haven’t read it….go depart and read!!Β  NOW!! hehe Honestly….this book for some dang reason caused some a big book hangover (probably because I love rivalries and I adore football) and I have been doing quite a bit of re-reading the past week and am slowly recovering. So many books I want to get to ARGGH!!

Books Read and Reviewed

Reading Challenge Updates

Bad Boys of Romance 2017: 44/15


Books N'Tunes Reading Challenge 2017: 22/25


Audio Book Reading Challenge 2017: 10/10


Oldie But A Goodie Reading Challenge 2017: 13/20


Out Of This World Reading Challenge 2017: 3/5


Spooks Howls and Fangs Reading Challenge 2017: 23/20


Read It All Reading Challenge-Beverly Jenkins: 7/40


Top Picks for November

  • Congrats on the new niece! Sorry the job fell through, but at least you get to visit an awesome library now. Have a great December!

    • Thanks but yes it is good to be close to a really good library that has the best selection in fiction. Hope you have a merry merry December!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by.

  • So much going on but first, omg, UK and Ireland trip, totes want that too

    And what a cutie

  • I adore figure skating! I have always been such a fan. And oh my gosh you got so many books read this month!! Thats amazing! Your new niece is adorable!

    • Isn’t it so fun to watch??!! I love it and it has such a beautiful elegance to it, I wish I was like that on the ice hehe

      Yeah I can’t wait to meet my niece, very soon!!!

  • Bummer about the job in Texas, but looks like you came home at a good time for the holidays and to enjoy a go at a fabulous library. Neat prospects with your trip planning or maybe spending time living with your Canadian relations for a while.

    I thought your Rivalry book sounded pretty good in the review. And way to go toward all your reading challenges.

    Have a great December, Renee.

    • Yes I adored Rivalry, I am thinking of doing a re read even!! And I can’t wait to spend some quality time with my Canadian relations more. I have always wanted to try out living there. Hope you have a wonderful December as well.

  • Sorry to hear about Texas, but on the plus side, you get to go to your favorite library! I have some relatives who live in Canada, and they love it. I also ADORED Princess in Theory!

    • Yeah its a bummer since I really enjoyed it there, but I am also stoked to try living in a different country and I adore Canada. And yay for liking Princess in Theory as well. So entertaining.

  • I’m sorry about your job, Renee but baby Liberty looks absolutely adorable! Also, I love the Christmas theme! I love that you activated the snowfall because it totally works!! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Zeee. She is so funny, and already has spunk but is such a quiet and good baby. Yeah the snowfall here just blends in well with the theme I have going, so I was lucky to find it. I do adore Christmas.

  • Sorry to hear about your job but being near family sounds like a good thing. The library sounds wonderful! And Liberty is gorgeous and her big brother is so handsome. Love the new Christmas theme on the site. πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful week!

    • Oh yes my library is fantastic. They organize it by genre of fiction, so they have four long double rows of romance, sci fi/fantasy, mysery and general fiction and YA. And its a newer library, so they received tons of donations from the area. And yeah I will admit I had so much fun designing the christmas theme.

      And having gorgeous niece and nephews makes me hope I will have pretty babies πŸ™‚

  • I’m loving the Christmas theme πŸ™‚ I think it’s great when the blog reflects this time of year! Hope everything goes well with the move!

  • Wow! You have been busy. Sorry about the job falling through but it must be nice to be back home for the holidays. Canada sounds like a really big move…and exciting! You niece and nephew are both adorable. So sweet. Have a wonderful December, Renee!

  • Michele H

    Sorry to hear things didn’t go as planned in Texas but glad you have a chance to be with your family for the holidays and beyond. πŸ™‚ A UK trip sounds like such a fun time! I hope you get to go and will possibly share pics of the many interesting sights with us. πŸ˜‰ Oh, and congrats on your new niece! Talk about adorable… *sigh*

  • Well dang on the job falling through but sounds like you’re doing well and have some exciting adventures ahead πŸ™‚ Gotta love that! Hope you’re having a fun December so far πŸ™‚