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What I Read and Acquired in November (It's less shocking than October)

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November has come to an end. Can you believe it? I can't. This year has flown by.

Just as I did last month, I am sharing a list of the books I read and acquired this month. The acquisition list is much less daunting than my October list. Remember that? It's probably best not to.

Here we go...

What I read in November

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue - started at the end of October and finished in November
Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton - savored this slowly through October and the first part of November
Deep Work by Cal Newport - purchased at Barnes & Noble after seeing Cal Newport’s TEDx talk about quitting social media
Burning Woman by Lucy Pearce
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Tribe by Sebastian Junger - borrowed from the library; my local book club selection for November
The Tourist by Robert Dickinson

I also rediscovered my love of comic books and read these...

Heart and Brain: Gut Instincts by The Awkward Yeti
Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson
Unicorn …

Book Riot Live: A review of my experience

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I recently spent two days surrounded by books, authors, and book lovers at Book Riot Live in New York City. This was the second year of the fan conference, which is hosted by Book Riot.

I wasn’t able to go last year, so when tickets went on sale this year, I jumped at the chance for a solo bookish vacation.

When the day finally arrived, I was stoked. I read for the entire 86 minute train ride (I was reading Burning Woman by Lucy Pearce), then walked 1.5 miles to the venue at Metropolitan West. Despite the chilly temperature outside, I was sweating by the time I arrived thanks to my brisk pace (made extra brisk because of the aforementioned chilliness).

I dropped my coat off at the coat check, kept my backpack with me, and went to registration, where they gave me a tote with some promotional items, a water bottle, a name tag and lanyard, and a t-shirt I had pre-purchased. (Best event t-shirt ever, by the way, on account of its supreme softness, and the fun Book Riot Live artwork.)

There wa…