Monthly Summary: November 2017

Welcome to another Monthly Summary on Pages and Tea.

Time to talk about another month of reading and blogging. I finished 5 books this month, which must be a new record for me. I think choosing a shorter title or two probably helped with that. I also had another attempt with an audio book, which was something I wanted to try again this year. I enjoyed it far more than I ever did previously; I used to find that my attention wandered and I didn’t retain the story as well as when I physically read the words on a page/screen, but that didn’t happen this time, so it may be something I’d consider again in the future, but I think my first love is always going to be a physical book or e-book.

I also took part in Top Ten Tuesday because I always love the opportunity to talk TBR lists, of which I have an endless one.

Here’s what happened on Pages and Tea…

Book Reviews

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

A Pocketful of Crows by Joanne M. Harris

Featured Posts

Booking Ahead

November 2017

Top Ten Tuesday

My Winter TBR List

Reading Review

Reading Resolutions 2017

November Progress

Beat the Backlist Challenge Progress


6 thoughts on “Monthly Summary: November 2017

    • pagesandtea says:

      I wish I could do that too, it would definitely make boring tasks a bit more interesting, but if I do anything else at the same time I find my attention wanders, or I’m missing details, I don’t know why. I guess it’s something I’d get used to if I listened to more audio 🙂


  1. @lynnsbooks says:

    I’ve only just broken into the audio market and think for me it depends on the book – I’ve listened to Mishell Baker’s books on audio and loved them all – also American Gods which was really well narrated. But then I picked up one of the Miriam Black books by Chuck Wendig and it took me ages and felt like a real slog to get through – I figured it’s because I started mid series listening to audio and so the voices I was hearing just didn’t gel with the way I’m imagined. A lesson for me right there about not switching I suppose.
    Lynn 😀

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    • pagesandtea says:

      Did you enjoy American Gods? I started watching the tv series but couldn’t seem to get into it, and someone I spoke to recently gave up on the book part way through. I know I have a copy of the book somewhere but it’s left me a bit undecided whether to give it a go.


  2. Kristilyn says:

    5 books is great! I listened to a lot of audiobooks earlier this year but just haven’t been able to fit them in. I find if I’m doing things where I can actually focus on my book it works better and my mind doesn’t wander.


    • pagesandtea says:

      Thanks 🙂
      I’ve found exactly the same thing with audio – if I can sit and listen then it holds my attention far better. If i try to do other things at the same time I can’t seem to keep track of it, or I feel that I’ve missed details and end up wanting to go back and listen again. Then it ends up taking longer than it would just to read the physical book 😀


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