Welcome to November’s Monthly Minutes at Midnight!

 Here’s the deal: I’ll share the books I’ve obtained, posts of interest from others, giveaways I have happening, and just general random shenanigans. You know I love a shenanigan.  Also, covers all link to Goodreads, because I am awesome. As always, I link up with the Wrap Up Round Up, too! 

The Books

For Review/From Publishers:

Hugest of thanks to the publishers for these lovelies! They were both fabulous and reviews are coming soon! 


Huge thanks to the publishers for these lovelies! 


Seven Dirty SecretsThe Reckless KindA Face For PicassoA Psalm of Storms and SilenceOur Violent Ends

Not too bad this month, eh?


Thanks to Amber for The Buried, Breathlessand The Corpse Queen for my birthday! Lena got me a book too but it is at my parents’ house so I will include it next month! 

Shenanigans Since Last Time:

I read only 12 books this month. I don’t even know why, just time ugh.

A mostly good bunch- and the kicker is, some of these were books I actually bought myself, gasp! 

Giveaways: Click Here, or on Sidebar

Blogosphere Bulletin

Here are some of the loveliest/most entertaining/super helpful/just plain interesting posts I found this month!

Guys I am so sorry I failed at blog hopping this month, again but I did the best I could!

Fancy & New Since Last I Saw You!

I love looking at pretty covers! So here are some new ones that I have fallen in love with since our last update!

Pretty covers are pretty. Not a lot of new ones this month, but alas. 

Things we need to talk about at this juncture:

  • Whew boy, I think I failed worse than last month, at like, everything! Here’s the thing- this month flew by. I haven’t the foggiest idea how! But it just did. I didn’t even take any pictures of Thanksgiving, whoops? But it was very nice to see family that I hadn’t been able to see in almost two years. Also, the kids are fully vaccinated now too, so that is big cause for celebration! I assume December will be even more hectic than November so… wish me luck, and don’t expect much 😂 Hope that you have a wonderful holiday if you celebrate any, and if not, just have a wonderful month- and hopefully you get to enjoy a few days off too! Here, have a picture. Fun fact: I edited our Christmas card because the kids look weird in this picture, but I looked weird in the only one they were both looking at the camera. Olé! That file was too big though, so here, have this one.

Have a great December, loves! Let me know how your month was! Looking forward to anything coming up?

Posted November 30, 2021 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Blog Recaps / 34 Comments

34 responses to “Monthly Minutes at Midnight: November 2021

  1. Love the shirts. You guys are adorable. I am insanely jealous that you have the new Mangle book. I am eager to read that, The McManus too, but I know the Library will have that book.

  2. Kel

    November did fly by, but I’m glad you and the kids had a good holiday! I saw a show in Philly last weekend, and I set up a new desk in the apartment (so I could shove all the work stuff in the corner), but I think that’s about as productive as I got outside of work, lol.

  3. Thank you so much for the shoutout, Shannon! I love the pic with your kids too! And I think it’s totally understandable to struggle to balance blogging and real-life responsibilities! I am living it right now! Also, your eARCs look so good!!!!!

  4. November sure did fly by! I realized as everyone was leaving my house after Thanksgiving that we didn’t take a single picture! Oh well. I guess we will try for Christmas.

    As always, I love the pretty book covers.

    Have a blessed December!

  5. Aw, cute family photo. I’m glad you were able to see family for Thanksgiving and yay for the kids being fully vaccinated! That’s definitely cause for celebration. My November reading was kind of blah…in terms of amount, though I did read some good ones, so I guess it’s okay. LOL I do hope to read more this month but it’s also the month of all the holiday things, so we’ll see how it goes!


  6. “I think I failed worse than last month, at like, everything!”
    Wanna trade? LOL. Seriously, you wrote a bunch of awesome reviews, and I’m sure you managed to visit more blogs than I did! Also, happy belated birthday (what? you got BOOKS? 😮 😂).

    “Also, the kids are fully vaccinated now too, so that is big cause for celebration!”
    It is!

  7. Congrats on getting *any* reading done, and it being books you bought is pretty huge. Yay! This is the time of year where nobody has any time for anything, so anything beyond the keep-yourself-alive activities is a bonus and you deserve to acknowledge that. I hope things aren’t as stressful or exhausting as feared, and that you have a good holiday season!

    • Bwhahah SAME considering I am just getting to all these comments NOW 😂 Makes me feel better that I am not the only one! I was hoping I’d get a lot done over the break too, but I have been sick so.. it isn’t going great! I hope you fare better!

  8. Danielle Hammelef

    Merry Christmas, Shannon! I love the matching holiday shirts in your photo. November was all over the place here and December has been the same and I’m just treading water now it seems. I loved seeing all the pretty covers and can’t wait to read The Last She.

  9. Honestly November flew by. I have barely any memory of it at this point. I think I read a bit? I know I went away, but only after you reminded me that Thanksgiving was a thing. I’m surprised I even posted last month, but apparently I did, and in a wonderful turn of events you decided to share it, so I guess it was good? Imma go reread it to find out!

    But all jokes aside, that holiday card of you and your kids is absolutely adorable! I hope you’re having a wonderful end to the year and that you get to enjoy the upcoming holidays!

    • Bwhahah I do always enjoy your posts, glad I could refresh your memory 😂😂 But I DO feel you- I am so out of it I can’t tell which way is up! I hope you have been having a calmer December, at least! And thank you so much, I hope you had a wonderful one as well! ♥♥

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