What I’m Into November 2012

To say this November didn’t happen exactly like I had planned would be an understatement.

Believe me, when I tell you that I spent most of it in a hazy, snotty tear-filled fog, and I simply can’t write about it yet. Yes, I floundered again on my NaNoWriMo commitment and spent far too much time away from my writing and blogging and poetry. Sometimes, silence really is the only why to knit together the small heart pieces unraveled by life.


November did afford several good things. Things I would love to share with all y’all(plural form of y’all for you non-Southern English speakers). I’m joining my friend Leigh Kramer and presenting my What I am into in November 2012.

What I'm Into at HopefulLeigh


Television, movies, and what not….

I will always and forever love The Big Bang Theory. Any show that can incorporate Chaucer’s The Miller’s Tale in Middle English, Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, and pick fun at T.S. Eliot….well, that’s my kind of show.

My other obsession is Elementary, and I’m coming around to the idea of Dr. Watson being a woman. I think the characters will need fleshing out a bit more, but there is still a lot of TV viewing time left.

And of course, I’m behind on Once Upon a Time, Downton Abbey, but I’m okay with catching up over Christmas break.

On the movie front, I finally saw Love Actually…and loved it! Best in Show mocks the craziness of dog shows(FYI: my Thanksgiving day traditions include: eat, watch the parade, watch the dog show).

Books and writings and things….

For my birthday, I bought Anne Lamott’s Help, Thanks, Wow. She discusses prayer without overly religious jargon, and it was the best book on prayer that I have read in ages.

I finished reading Mary Karr’s Lit. While I love her luscious writing, parts of the book felt too slow. I struggled to stay interested about midway through the book. I did find her book of poetry Sinners Welcome stunning and raw.

Right now, I’m reading Susan Cain’s Quiet, Barbara Tiller Cole’s Ebenezer Fitzwilliam Darcy (a mash-up of A Christmas Carol and Pride and Prejudice),  Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, and Mary Oliver’s A Thousand Mornings.

Blogs and internet fun times…. 

As any good dog lover should know, our dogs do some wretched things…mine have taken to 3 am potty breaks, complete with me taking them outside. Hence, my fascination with DogShaming.com . Owners make signs telling the whole world how bad their bad dog truly is.

On my own blog this month, I opened it up to 3 guest poets–Grace, Mary, and Veronica.

I broke open a tiny morsel of my pain from this month, became a bit more hand-waving poetry as worship type too.


What are you into this month?

7 thoughts on “What I’m Into November 2012

  1. I just finished “Lit” too. I’d never read anything by Mary Karr before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I didn’t think it was amazing but I did enjoy it and appreciated her first person account of her struggle with alcoholism (and converting to Catholicism–I didn’t see that coming!)

    I loved Quiet, and can’t wait to read Anne Lamott’s new one. Maybe I should put that one on my Christmas list 🙂

  2. I’m so sorry to hear November didn’t treat you all that kindly. Hope December is much better on all fronts!

    Anne Lamott’s latest, Lit, and Quiet are all on my To Read list. This makes me want to bump them up a few spots. Thanks for linking up with What I’m Into!

  3. I did Nanowrimo once. And then every other time I tried I barely made it past a title. I eventually stopped trying. Too emotionally exhausting! And, I’ve been wanting to read Cain’s Quiet for a while. It looks good!

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