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November Favorites

It’s that time of the month, again! Did you, dear reader, have a wonderful Thanksgiving? I sure hope so.

I don’t have a lot of favorites for the past month, mainly because I was far too busy to really focus on anything.

Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts  – I swear I didn’t buy this myself. One of my co-worker’s left them on my desk and it would just be rude to not eat them. They surpassed what I thought they could be. Seriously. If you like pop tarts, these are the jam. Figuratively. Not literally.

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This was the month of restaurant wins. If you are local, I highly recommend Sunday brunch at 4 Sisters, which is a Crêpe- Bánh mì place. If you are thinking “wow, I love both those things” then we can probably be friends. I also recommend desserts at Sweet Surrender.

Books  –

Guys, I don’t think I can explain what an awesome this month was for me and reading. One of the perks of working at my library is I get first crack at some of the new books we order. Or you know, request that we order certain books. It is so amazing.

Deep Dark Fears by Fran Krause. Utterly, pointlessly amusing and who doesn’t need that in their life. This collection of cartoons capture some of our (or someone’s) bizarre, crazy fears. Some will make you laugh at the author and some will make you laugh at yourself for secretly being afraid of the same thing.

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson. I love, love, loved this book. I found her writing to be so funny, but she also opens up beautifully with her struggles. Her relationships seem so strong and relatable. I just admire how willing she is to lay out her life for her readers.

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Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink. If you like the podcast, you’ll like this book. If you don’t, you won’t.

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Mediocre

I know this is different from my normal monthly pattern, but when I was thinking about what I liked and tried this month, I have several things that I didn’t hate, but I wouldn’t recommend going out of your way to get.

Becoming Nursey – I talked about this blog last month in my favorites, but this month I actually read her book. It was… fine. I think her information was good, but she isn’t a great writer. I couldn’t follow the logic of her layout and overall, I felt that the book should have been more heavily edited.  Plus a lot of her information could be found on her blog. So, I wouldn’t recommend it.

Fails

Wet n Wild We’re the Wild Cats Stay Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow Palettes. I bought 3 out of the 4 available ones. I would consider myself a Wet N’ Wild groupie. I love the majority of their products and some of their limited edition palettes in the past have been among my favorites. But these were terrible and, honestly, I hold this company to a higher standard. The shadows were flaky, little to no color pay off, and abrasive to the touch.

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This is what the end cap looks like at my local Rite Aid. 

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