NOVEMBER WRAP UP // comfort movies and not a whole lot of free time

So… November. I had such high hopes but then I ended up working 3 jobs all at once and life sort of overtook my hobbies and so I went from reading everyday in the first few days on the month to sperativally reading a few pages in my lunch breaks and effectlively falling inato a reading slump. So disappointing but the school year ends ina few days so I’ll go back to only having one job which will be a huge relief and will give me some more free time!

On the other hand, this month I also made plans to watch a movie every day which was a bit difficult with me working 8-5 for a lot of the month but I somehow managed to do it, with a lot of short films and catching up with full-length feature films on the weekend.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
A Little Life
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1)
Middlegame (Middlegame, #1)
In the Dream House
The Backstagers, Vol. 1: Rebels Without Applause
The Backstagers, Vol. 2: The Show Must Go On
The Backstagers, Vol. 3: Encore
A Court of Mist and Fury
A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)
A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1)


  • Jan 2020: 4,479 pages
  • Feb 2020: 7,109 pages
  • March 2020: 4,156 pages
  • April 2020: 9,116 pages
  • May 2020: 5,866 pages
  • June 2020: 2,466 pages
  • July 2020: 1,942 pages
  • August 2020: 4,062 pages
  • September 2020: 1,432 pages
  • October 2020: 2,456 pages
  • November 2020: 1,496 pages
  • # Read this month: 6

🌻 – Buddy read
🎧 – Audiobook
πŸ“š – Library book
πŸ’» – Ebook/Kindle
πŸ” – Re-read
✨ – Review copy
🌈 – LGBTQIA+ rep

*Click on the covers to go to my Goodreads reviews!

A Court of Mist and Fury
Fence, Vol. 4: Rivals
Avatar by Gene Luen Yang
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Eat, and Love Yourself by Sweeney Boo
A Silent Voice, Volume 4 by Yoshitoki Ōima
  • A Court of Mist and Fury [28 – 03/11] – 4 ⭐ – I love how the story is progressing and all of the nex characters we met in this one, I’m honestly living for the friendship between Feyre and Cassien!
  • Fence Vol 4 [01 – 05/11] – 4 ⭐ – I genuinely cannot believe I’m saying this…but this was actually GOOD??? A total suprise since volumes 1-3 were all pretty subpar!
  • ATLA The Promise [05 – 09/11] – 3 ⭐ – An interesting plot but the romance between two 14 year olds was too weird for me. Also, as always, there wasn’t enough Sokka for my taste.
  • Sabrina The Teenage Witch Vol 1 [10 – 11/11] – 4 ⭐ – As always, Kelly Thompson just KNOWS how to write a fantastic main character and hits all the right notes!
  • Eat and Love Yourself [23/11] – 4.5 ⭐ – I can’t put into words what this graphic novel meant to me, just know that is fantastic and so so important! Exactly what I needed right now! ❀
  • A Silent Voice Vol 4 [24/11] – 4 ⭐ – As a HoH person this was an incredibly difficult read and I had to take a lot of breaks, but it was worth it and I cant wait to continue in the series!


πŸ” – Rewatch
🎬 – Film shorts
🌏 – Documentary

*Click on the covers for my Letterboxd reviews!

# Shorts: 16
# Movies:

Madagascar Poster
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet Poster
Your Name. Poster
Once Upon a Snowman Poster
Purl Poster
Float Poster
Space Jam Poster
  • Madagascar [01/11] – 3 ⭐ – Not as good as I remember but King Hulian is still amazing!
  • A Life on Our Planet [02/11] – 4 ⭐ – I’ve literally never watched a documentary in my life but this was a perfect place to start! Absolutely fantastic and such a necessary watch!
  • Your Name. [03/11] – 5 ⭐ – A new favourite! This movie is absolutely fantastic and has BIG Lake House (2006) vibes!
  • Once Upon A Snowman [04/11] – 3.5 ⭐ – So cute! No hate if you don’t like Olaf but I love his little shorts and this was no different!
  • Purl [05/11] – 2 ⭐ – Didn’t love this one as much as I was hoping too. honestly, the whole idea that you have to change everything about yourself to fit in with the people around you is a dreadful message to send to children so this wasn’t the short for me.
  • Float [06/11] – 4 ⭐ – So cute! I also loved that it focused on a single father and his son!
  • Space Jam [06/11] – 4 ⭐ – I couldn’t give a damn about basketball and I barely know who Michael Jordan is but I love the Looney Tunes so this was a total blast for me! Does anyone else find it weird how much this movie focuses on MJ’s baseball career???
Smash and Grab Poster
Wind Poster
Howl's Moving Castle Poster
La Luna Poster
Burn-E Poster
Kitbull Poster
Destino Poster
  • Smash and Grab [07/11] – 3 ⭐ – I loved this story and colouring!!
  • Wind [08/11] – 3 ⭐ – So cute!!
  • Howl’s Moving Castle [08/11] – 4 ⭐ – Not my favourite SG film but still a lot of fun! I love Sophie, Cal and Markl!
  • La Luna [09/11] – 3.5 ⭐ – All I’ve wanted to do all month is watch Xmas movies & Studio Ghibli films but clearly this is actually going to be the month of 8 miniute shorts because guess who is now working 3 jobs all at once… πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ That being said, these Pixar shorts are damn good!
  • Burn-E [10/11] – 3 ⭐ – This was more enjoyable than the entirety of Wall-E
  • Kitbull [11/11] – 3 ⭐ – A serious downer with a short but hopeful ending. Definitely not something you should watch if you’re already in a bad mood!
  • Destino [12/11] – 3 ⭐ – This was absolutely fantastic! Amazing animation and such an intriguing story! I highly recommend oin gand checking out the shorts on Disney+ because they’re all so different and this is one of the best!
Riley's First Date? Poster
Castle in the Sky (1986) | The Well-Red Mage
Piper Poster
Auntie Edna Poster
Lava Poster
The Polar Express Poster
Think Like a Man Poster
  • Riley’s First Date? [13/11] – 3.5 ⭐ – A fun reminder that I need to rewatch Inside Out asap!
  • Castle in The Sky [14/11] – 4 ⭐ – Lags a bit in the first half but oh my god does it pay off in the second half! One of my favourite Studio Ghibli movies!!
  • Piper [15/11] – 4 ⭐ – Very cute, loved the naimation style!
  • Auntie Edna [16/11] – 3.5 ⭐ – So cute and definitely the best thing to come out of the sequel!
  • Lava [17/11] – 3.5 ⭐ – cute but I’ve seen it a few times at the point so the cuteness is sstarting to wear off.
  • The Polar Express [17/11] – 1.5 ⭐ – One of the strangest and most annoying Christmas films in existence and unfortunately for me, my brothers love it and insist on watching it.
  • Think Like A Man [17/11] – 2 ⭐ – I love the cast and having an all-black cast especially, but the actual movie itself is so incredibly flawesd! (Also, I’m just never goin gto be a fan of Kevin Hart as a comedian or an actor)
Bohemian Rhapsody Poster
About Last Night Poster
Partly Cloudy Poster
Lilo & Stitch Poster
The Princess Switch: Switched Again Poster
Fred Claus Poster
The Princess Switch Poster
  • Bohemian Rhapsody [18/11] – 3.5 ⭐ – Queen is amazing and Rami Malek is fantastic in the Live-Aid scene but the rest of the movie is a total miss!
  • About Last Night [18/11] – 3.5 ⭐ – Really enjoyed this one and I love how it’s a remake of a classic, with an all black cast. But again, Kevin Hart… he’s just not funny.
  • Partly Cloudy [19/11] – 5 ⭐ – SO cute oh my god! I’m a sucker for friendship stories so this was completely up my alley!
  • Lilo & Stitch [20/11] – 5 ⭐ – Perfect in every way!
  • The Princess Switch 2: Switched Again [20/11] – 2 ⭐ – This really isn’t a good movie. There’s nothing inherently wrong with it and it’s exactly what it says on the box. It’s just not a good movie.
  • Fred Claus [20/11] – 3 ⭐ – An interesting idea and a great twist on the whole Santa Claus story but there was just something missing, some humour maybe?
  • The Princess Switch [21/11] – 3 ⭐ – A fun, if not completely non-sensible movie.
The Princess Switch: Switched Again Poster
The Grinch Poster
Alien Xmas Poster
The Knight Before Christmas Poster
High School Musical 3: Senior Year Poster
High School Musical Poster
High School Musical 2 Poster
  • The Princess Switch 2: Switched Again [21/11] – 2 ⭐ – A trash movie with slightly higher stakes than the first movie but still here I am excited for the third movie.
  • The Grinch [22/11] – 3.5 ⭐ – I LOVE this movie and I honestly don’t understand why people would rather watch the live-action when this movie is right here!
  • Alien Xmas [22/11] – 3 ⭐ – THis would have been a good short, it really idn’t need to be 40 minutes long!
  • The Knight Before Christmas [22/11] – 2 ⭐ – A genuinely awful movie, I doubt I’ll be watching it again.
  • High School Musical: Senior Year [22/11] – 4.5 ⭐ – An almost perfect movie that just shows what a director can do with a decent budget.
  • High School Musical [22/11] – 3.5 ⭐ – THe perfect nostalgic movie with a bangin’ soundtrack! HOWEVER, it’s so weird and distracting to watch knowing that Zac Efron isn’t the one singing.
  • High School Musical 2 [22/11] – 3.5 ⭐ – Not as nostalgic as the first, but objectively a better movie.
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Shawn Mendes: In Wonder Poster
The Greatest Showman Poster
The Lucky One Poster
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile Poster
Holiday in the Wild Poster
New Year's Eve Poster
  • The Return of Doctor Mysterio [23/11] – 4 ⭐ – Something you could totally get away with watching if you’ve never seen Doctor Who. It’s just a chill movie about a dude who wants to save lives and still babysit a little kid.
  • Shawn Mendes: In Wonder [24/11] – 3 ⭐ – I’m not really a documentary kind of person but this was certainly interesting.
  • The Greatest Showman [24/11] – 3 ⭐ – After watching this, I can see how Efron was cast as Bundy – he barely cracks a smile in this movie. Soundtrack’s a bop tho.
  • The Lucky One [24/11] – 3 ⭐ – I’ve seen this a few times now and I am constantly distubed by how black-faced Efron is. I do keep coming back to this movie though, I think it’s because of the dogs.
  • Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile [25/11] – 3.5 ⭐ – Very distrubing. Had me on edge for days.
  • Holiday in The Wild [25/11] – 3 ⭐ – A different kind of Christmas movie so it was fun for that aspect, but otherwise it was pretty dull. Loved the elephants and conversation around poaching though.
  • New Year’s Eve [25/11] – 1.5 ⭐ – Eh. A bunch of b-list actors all hitting rock bottom at the same time.
Rescue Squad Mater Poster
Jump In! Poster
Bad Neighbours Poster
The Princess Bride Poster
Criminal Minds Poster
Bridesmaids Poster
Lifted Poster
  • Rescue Squad Mater [26/11] – 2 ⭐ – Completely pointless but probably fun for the target audience.
  • Jump In! [27/11] – 3 ⭐ – Not me thinking this was a dancing movie… πŸ˜‚ Good but clearly nostalgia is why so many people love this movie.
  • Bad Neighbours [27/11] – 3.5 ⭐ – A total suprise to me and possibly Zac Efron’s best perfomance to date.
  • The Princess Bride [28/11] – 4 ⭐ – The start is a bit rocky and I don’t really understand why the main couple fell in love but this movie is worth it for the fantastic script and comedic timing!
  • Criminal Minds Season 1 [15 – 29/11] 3.75 ⭐ – Why, yes I did just start a fifteen season tv show… Honestly though, as much as I love the characters I can understand why Mandy Pitinkin left – most of the killers are men who rape or brutally murder their victims. It’s not an easy show to binge watch.
  • Bridesmaids [29/11] – 1 ⭐ – One of my least favourite brands of humour, also some really distasteful dialogue moments – fatphobic comments used for humour? No thanks.
  • Lifted [30/11] – 3 ⭐ – Cute but not a favourite. Still, a good way to end the month.


A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)

A Court of Wings and Ruin [03 – ??/11] – 25% – I was really hoping to have this finished at the beginning of the month, but as you can see I was very unexpectedly busy this month and never got around to finishing this!


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