November 2022 Wrap Up

November was the worst month I’ve had for reading this year. Which is fine, it’s not like I need to read 11-16 books a month to be happy, but it was frustrating because I wanted to read something but at the same time nothing appealed to me. The only thing I wanted to do all month (since late October, really) is watch old favorite shows on Paramount+ and pretty much every Ariana Grande video I could on YouTube.

Well, I did also read a lot of Victorious/Sam & Cat fanfiction… so I did read. They just weren’t books.

read month

  1. The Art of Insanity – Christine Webb ✰✰✰✰✰
  2. Places We’ve Never Been – Kasie West ✰✰✰✰.5
  3. The Noel Diary – Richard Paul Evans ✰✰✰✰✰

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Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie
I just couldn’t get into this book. I started reading it because one of my friends directed a high school production of it, which was fantastic, but I couldn’t get into reading the book. Either I just wasn’t in a murder-mystery mood or it had to do with the slump I’ve been in since late October.

bought month

I successfully didn’t buy any books in November!

watched month

Victorious | Paramount+

victoriousI started rewatching Victorious at the end of October, and I’ve just been rewatching it and kind of analyzing the show. My top three characters are without a doubt – Jade, Cat, and Andre. I don’t dislike any of the other characters; I just love these three the most and feel like they have the best lines. I will say my favorite couple is Cat and Robbie, though they never became official before the show ended (we were robbed!), and my favorite friendship was Cat and Jade (again, not enough scenes between them, but knowing that Ari and Liz are real-life besties makes it better). One of my favorite aspects of the show is show everyone is protective of Cat and treats her like a little sister.

Sam & Cat | Paramount+

sam and catWith Victorious comes Sam & Cat. Cat is immensely dumber in this show, which is sad for the character but says a lot for Ariana Grande’s acting skills, and she’s still my favorite character in the show. The friendship with her and Sam is a lot like Cat and Jade’s in Victorious, the only difference being that these two live together and just recently became friends. I do like how they take care of each other in their own ways and how their friendship developed, but again, we were denied a real finale for this show (damn you, Nickelodeon). This show is definitely crazier in some ways, but that’s what makes it a fun show to give you some good laughs.

iCarly (reboot) | Paramount+

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I only just started (sort of) watching this reboot to see what it’s about. It’s funny, and definitely no longer a kids’ show, but that’s also part of the charm. It’s kind of fun as someone who grew up with this show (and being around the same age as the main cast) to see the characters grown up and how they faired after the initial show. Watching this makes me want to see reboots of Victorious, Ned’s Declassified, and many more shows that I loved back in middle/high school (and early college). I’m not as big on watching this show, so I’m not sure I’ll watch it all the way through, but we’ll see what happens.

The School for Good and Evil | Netflix

schoolgoodevilI finally got around to watching the adaptation of The School for Good and Evil, and it blew me away. I was so wary of watching it because I was afraid it’d be like the last couple of book-to-movie adaptations I’ve seen, which were flops, but not this one. The actors were all amazing in their characters – my only complaint is that the dude who plays Tedros looks too old to be in that role. At least the girls and the guy that played Hort all passed as teenagers. But out of all the characters/cast, my favorite was Lady Lesso (Charlize Theron) which is funny because I didn’t give her a second thought in the books. However, her portrayer was so great in the role that I love her now (and she has some of the best lines). I really hope they make the rest of the books into movies now, because I want to see these people in action again!

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That’s all for my November Wrap Up! Obviously, it was more watching shows/movies than reading (unless you count fanfiction) but hopefully some good Christmas books will get me back in the reading mood! I have a few out from the library and on my own shelves that I need to read, so we’ll see what happens!

What did your November look like?

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