Can you believe that we’ve passed 11 MONTHS in 2020? I feel like March is just a few weeks ago, when in reality we’re just 4 weeks away from 2021 😱
November is probably my happiest month so far (I mean, as happy as one can be when one’s still not allowed to leave the house) because I FINALLY SUBMITTED MY UNDERGRAD THESIS. I’ve been working on it, give or take, since March and I’m just glad it’s done. Now I’m just waiting for my defense date, and if I pass it, your girl is (un)officially graduated this year! Beside uni-related things, I didn’t do much except scrolling through social media and playing with my cat.
Since I’m practically scrambling to finish my thesis, I didn’t really consume a lot of media this month. I’m still watching k-drama Start Up, but honestly I’m not feeling it anymore (it started really good, but then it went downhill). I started Moonlovers / Scarlet Heart: Ryeo, and thankfully this one is much, much better. I still have around 5 episodes left so let’s hope it doesn’t disappoint.
In spirit of Christmas, I’m going to watch Dash & Lily (and other Christmas-themed movies) in December. It looks really cute and I’ve heard great things about it. I’m also planning to watch a new k-drama, True Beauty. It’s based on a popular webtoon and I’ve been waiting for it for a while!
Other reasons why I’m happy in November is because the books I read. I read a total of 7 books this month, and honestly they’re all such wonderful reads. Here’s what I read :
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong – 5/5 stars
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – 4.5/5 stars
If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio – 3/5 stars
Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko – 4/5 stars
The Silence of Bones by June Hur – 4/5 stars
The Burning God by R.F. Kuang – 5/5 stars
One Way or Another by Kara McDowell – 3/5 stars
It’s honestly hard to choose my favorite read from this month. These Violent Delights is a wonderful retelling of Romeo and Juliet set in 1920s Shanghai. Gods of Jade and Shadow is a book about god experiencing love and other feelings for the first time (the yearning in this book is truly on another level!). As expected, The Burning God is as painful as you probably imagined, and I’m really sad that this series has ended. If I have to pick one series to recommend, I’d choose this one without a doubt.