In November, I read only one book. The reason is that it was the most plodding, pretentious, and laborious book I have ever read. Said book was Fathoms: The World in the Whale by Rebecca Giggs. I desperately wanted to love this book because I love marine life and am always eager to learn more about it. When I bought the book, I couldn’t wait to read it and was eager to discover what awaited between the covers.