After watching many YouTube videos, we decided it would be nice to celebrate the past month sharing our favorite things as well. So here we are with our favorite things from November!
Tea. My friend (and fellow Travelling Geek) Maria sent me my favorite kind of tea, the English Breakfast, as a birthday present and I enjoyed it so much during my long afternoons spent researching for my thesis.
Narrowing down the number of apps I use. I love apps and I love planning, so I ended up collecting a considerable number of productivity apps on my phone lately. I love to geek out about them in a couple of Facebook groups and I always read geeky posts on how people stay organized, but I had to declutter my phone. I decided to keep just the ones I actually used on a regular basis and it feels so good!
Nonfiction November. Maria and I both joined the reading challenge called #NonfictionNovember and hosted by two booktubers: Olive of ABookOlive and Gemma of Non Fic Books. This year the theme where Home, Love, Substance, and Scholarship, and even if I didn’t manage to read a book for each category, I’ve been very happy with my readings. I will definitely do it again next year since I love reading non-fiction books!
Birthday presents. I wrote a whole blog post about it here. This year I’ve been spoiled with so many beautiful books!
Stranger Things. I’m not a fan of Horror and scary movies at all, but everybody online recommended me to watch Stranger Things so I decided to give it a try and OMG! I loved the show! I didn’t watch it last year, so I had 2 whole seasons to binge-watch and now I can’t wait to see the third one. I was so impressed by myself because I don’t usually get so excited about TV shows these days, but this one was so incredibly good that I couldn’t stop watching.
My first set of dice. I have played Dungeons and Dragons a few times, but since I was usually just tagging along with a roommate, boyfriend, or husband, I always borrowed someone else’s dice to play with. I’ve joined a new group at my local comic book shop, so it was about time I got some for my very own! The two D20s are a zinc alloy with yellow finish from Ultra Pro’s Heavy Metal series and the 7-die set is the Lustrous Shadow with gold design from Chessex. I love them!
Piglet mug. Piglet is one of my favorite Disney characters, but he doesn’t seem to be as popular as some of the other Winnie the Pooh cast. If he does appear on merchandise, it’s likely with Pooh or the rest of the ensemble. That’s why I snatched this up mug as soon as I saw it!
Norse Mythology audiobook read and written by Neil Gaiman. I realized that I had several books on my Amazon wishlist that were also available in audiobook form, and you know how much I like audiobooks. Like other Neil Gaiman books, he narrates this himself, so I knew I had to check it out. Plus, it’s great to feel like I’m joining in the oral tradition of the Norse tales.
How was your November? What are your favorite things of the month?