November 2015 Review

This was a good month. I had three Thanksgiving celebrations: one with my cousins in Iowa, one with my boyfriend’s family, and one with my own family & boyfriend. They were all a wonderful time. I’m pleased with my progress in my Abnormal Psychology class, work is going uneventfully, and I was very active on my blog. I tried to alternate between “lecture” posts and book review posts this month.

I participated in Nonfiction November with the ladies at  Doing DeweySophisticated DorkinessI’m Lost in Books, and Regular Rumination. During the month, I read 6 nonfiction books (Evil Hours, I am Malala, The Epic of Gilgamesh and Old Testament Parallels, Quiet, and The Archetypal Significance of Gilgamesh) and reviewed 7. I also enjoyed reading science fiction along with Rinn Reads. I was only able to read 2 science fiction books (The Martian and Shada), and review 3. 

Next month I’ll be joining the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge hosted by The Christmas Spirit. So far, my plans are Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott; The Three Sisters, by Sonia Halbach; and The First Christmas, by Marcus Borg. Hopefully I’ll be able to squeeze in some more. You can see other upcoming challenges in my Challenges Tab.

I’ve been having trouble with formatting this month. If I add a link or italicize after-the-fact, it sometimes turns out really big. In past months, I could resize it, but now it won’t let me do that. It’s irritating. Any advice? 

Abnormal Psychology Posts:

Depression – an Overview
Personality Disorders – Clusters and Dimensions
Personality Disorders – Cluster A
Personality Disorders – Cluster B
Personality Disorders – Cluster C
The Biological Effects of Anxiety on the Body
Stress and Your Body – An Introduction
Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
Dissociative Disorders
Borderline Personality Disorder
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Book & Movie Reviews:

The Noonday Demon, by Andrew Solomon
Dark Eden, by Chris Beckett
Gilgamesh Translations
The Biology of Desire
The Martian, by Andy Weir
The Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels, by Alexander Heidel
Black Five, by J. Lynn Bailey 
Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness, by Pete Earley
Quiet, by Susan Cain
Evil Hours, by David J. Morris
I am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
Shada, by Douglas Adams and Gareth Roberts

Book Completed: 


Movies/Shows Watched: 

This update is posted to Sunday Salon, Sunday Post @CaffeinatedBookReviewer, Stacking the Shelves @Tynga’sReviews,  @MailboxMonday, It’s Monday What are You Reading @BookDate

24 thoughts on “November 2015 Review

  1. You did amazing with Nonfiction November! I intended to participate but then I started a big Harry Potter re-read and got sucked into that instead. Oh well. It happens!


  2. I love the Christmas Reading Challenge… But I never read as much as I think I should. This year I hope to work my way through a collection of short Christmas stories… Maybe one each day.


  3. Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving…I like how every year, my celebrations are a little different, depending on what my kids are doing.

    My undergraduate degree was in psychology…and my master's is in counseling. Back in the day, Abnormal Psychology was a lot different. There were institutions for some disorders, which, in looking back, seem a little antiquated. Fortunately, I have kept up over the years, with my career in social work (now retired).

    Enjoy your blogging…and thanks for visiting my blog.


  4. Oh, what a great thing to delve into all of those nonfiction titles! You got a lot of reading done. You have several books here that would interest me. I am glad I found you. New Bloglovin' follower who is looking forward to your posts.


  5. Wow on the number of books you acquired.

    And…congrats on doing non-fiction November. To me that would have been difficult.

    ENJOY this week and all those wonderful books.

    Nice blog, and welcome to Mailbox Monday.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  6. Yeah, I really enjoyed Nonfiction November. 🙂 I got Far From the Maddening Crowd on one of their daily deals, so it's not really on my immediate to-read list. But since it's a good reading I'll check it out sooner rather than later.


  7. Wow, you really celebrated Thanksgiving to the fullest! I'm impressed. My gosh, it seems forever since I took abnormal psych; I was a psych major but didn't go further down that road after graduation.


  8. Yeah, it seems like a lot of book bloggers are psych majors. 🙂 I'm hoping to go into psychiatry myself. But I'm really enjoying this psych class. I'm hoping I can fit in more as I take the prereqs to get into PA program.


  9. That looks like an amazing month of reading right there. Whoa. Very nicely done.

    I did search a bit for changing the size of links within Blogger and while I couldn't find anything out there specific to changing that, I know that it can be done. If you do a search for changing only the font size in HTML, that it can be done, just on an individual post — or within the template for all of your posts. At least…within individual posts, this is how you can change the font size with HTML:


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