Thursday, December 04, 2014

Reading, Writing and Arithmetic

November by the numbers:

* I finished book 52 of my book-a-week-in-2014 reading challenge. I'm still reading and will probably count at least three more before the new year. The last was Me Before You by JoJo Moyes, a tear-jerker of a novel. It was one of 15 books to get a five-star rating from me this year. Of those, my favorite was a classic, Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White, which in my opinion is the model of all a novel should be.

* In November, I began writing a novel of my own and tallied more than 50,000 words to "win" National Novel Writing Month. I haven't finished the story yet, and of course, I'll be making revisions for months, but I'm pleased with my start.

* When I wasn't reading and writing, I was counting rows for a cute little hooded cape, begun and finished in November. My daughter, a.k.a. Little Red Riding Hood, models: