Dancing Out of December 2018

Hi, I’m Annemieke and I was behind on everything this month.

Reading Challenge

The Numbers

# Read 60 200 Books
Read this month: 11
Total: 202/200

  1. Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices 2) by Cassandra Clare – 4 stars
  2. Ewan Pendle and the Castle of Nightmares (Ewan Pendle 2) by Shaun Hume – 3 stars / ARC
  3. Fantastic Beasts 2 Screenplay by J.K. Rowling – 3 stars
  4. A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Bridget Kemmerer – 4 stars / ARC
  5. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – 4 stars
  6. A Boy Named Christmas (Christmas 1) by Matt Haig – 4 stars
  7. The World of Tolkien by David Day – 2 stars
  8. The Two Towers: Visual Companion by Jude Fisher – 2 stars
  9. Shadow Captain (Revenger 2) by Alastair Reynolds – 4 stars / ARC
  10. The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffmann – 4 stars
  11. Harry Potter: Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts – 4 stars

I’m still reading Shadow of the Fox but I doubt I’ll get that done before the end of 2018…

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# Unread Books
Total unread books on shelf start of December – 257 – 12 unhaul -=245
Books read in December (that count) – 5
Books bought/received in December (no ebooks) – 10
Total unread books on shelf end of December – 250

# Unread Ebooks
Total unread ebooks at the end of November  – 24
Ebooks read in December – 3
Ebooks bought/Received in December –  8
Total unread ebooks end of December – 29

# Beat the Backlist
Backlist books read in December  – 5

Total – 134

# Library Love Challenge
Library books read in December – 2
Total – 64

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⌘ We finally got the contract for Merijn to go to pre-school. He is starting on January 7th! He will go two mornings a week and it will be great for him. ❤ We visited briefly one morning this month so we both have seen it before he really starts.

⌘ We finally celebrated Sinterklaas on December 9th. It was fun but exhausting with Merijn who kept wanted to unwrap all the present before anyone got the chance to see who it was for haha. I got this gorgeous Hogwarts pillow cover. ❤

⌘ Since Merijn is starting pre-school next year my parents wanted Merijn to stay with them for a week in December which he did. He brought him on Monday and we went there on Saturday so that was quite a long while.

⌘ I decided to start running. I know. I don’t know what came over me haha. Once/Twice a week because with Merijn I can’t quite fit it in more at the moment. Maybe once he goes to pre-school I can do a solid twice a week. We’ll see. I have a program and I use a friends start to run files so it is like 2 minutes running, 2 minutes walking. I’m taking it slow so sometimes I repeat a program part the next time again. It is not about how quick I can get up to 30 minutes of running. It is that I am doing it.

I made a blog roll page. Go check it out.

⌘ The weekend before Christmas I kind of got sick. I lost my voice and was so, so tired. On the Monday I got a bit of voice back but then it felt like all the slime went downwards towards my lungs and I got a pressure on the chest and an ugly cough. The cough I still have. The pressure on my chest comes and goes. It is probably from the coughing. Annoying though, especially in the middle of the night.

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Valiant by Merrie Destefano / ARC
Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices 2) by Cassandra Clare
Ewan Pendle and the Castle of Nightmares (Ewan Pendle 2) by Shaun Hume / ARC
In An Absent Dream (Wayward Children 4) by Seanan McGuire / ARC
White Stag (Permafrost 1) by Kara Barbieri / ARC

Top Ten Tuesday
Cozy Reads for This Upcoming Winter / Some of My Favorite 2018 Releases I Read / Books on My Winter TBR

Other Posts
#15yearsbartimaeus – The Amulet of Samarkand Graphic Novel Discussion / Dancing Out of November 2018 / Almost Here – End of the Year / Looking on the Inside – Part 2 – Classics and Special Editions End Papers / Lets Go Climbing – Mountain TBR Reading Challenge 2019 / Gift Guide 2018 – 10 Anthologies & Story Collections to Gift Your Reader These Holidays / Six Bloggers & One Bookstagrammer Share Their Christmas Reads / Was 2018 the Year of Finishing Series? /

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Jordskott / Season 1 / Ep 6-10 / Finished
I really ended up enjoying this season as a whole and I have a planned in post where I go further into it.

Incredibles 2 / Movie
Husband bought this on dvd and we watched it. It was good. Solid, like the first. I’ll need to rewatch the two movies back to back sometime though.

The Witches / Movie
Technically I saw this when I was younger but since it was so many years ago I remembered little of it. It is kind of scary for the kids.

Albert / Movie
I think I might have seen this movie 5 times on nick jr. Blergh. Making a movie out of a tiny tree wanting to be the big christmas tree…

Santa Baby / Movie
I woke myself coughing and I couldn’t get back to sleep. This was on so I watched it. It wasn’t spectacular but I lked how the daughter of Santa was so strong willed.

Rewatched: Up / Zootropolis / Monster University

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⌘ Kaleena from Reader Voracious shares book blogger spreadsheet template.
⌘ Jamie from the Perputual Page-Turner shared a list of book to movie adaptations for 2019!
⌘ Destiny from Howling Libraries is hosting a late-a-thon for (overdue) arcs in January (but even if you don’t have any you can still join in).
⌘ Fadwa from Word Wonders listed 40+ of her most anticipated releases for January to June in 2019.
⌘ Krysta from Pages Unbound talks about how The Hobbit would be an unussual children’s book in this time of publishing. She also shares why negative reviews are the highest form of respect.
⌘ Fanna from Fannatility shares ten 2019 young adult debut novels to add to your tbr.
⌘ Jackie B from Death by Tsondoku talks about the importance of platonic relationships in books.
⌘ C.W. from The Quiet Pond made some corgi christmas wallpapers.
⌘ Avery from Red Rocket Panda talks about some of their 2018 friendships.
⌘ Hazel from Stay Bookish created some Ya Books as Christmas Sweaters again.

Dutch Blogs

⌘ I answered some of Chantal’s from Hoofdstuk 12’s questions for a feature that you can read here.
⌘ Liesbet shared her bookshelves in numbers.
⌘ Marcia from Boek Vinder read Adichi’s Tedx Talk.


⌘ Sarah over on Tor shares 10 fantasy standalones to check out!

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⌘ 2019!

⌘ I have no idea what is up next month. I have a tentive idea for what I want to read in January but that is it, really. It might end up changing completely. (Well probably not with all the arcs…)

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This monthly wrap up will be linked up with the monthly one by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction. This so we can blog hop to each others wrap ups easier.

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34 thoughts on “Dancing Out of December 2018

    1. Finger crossed. With the bad coughing and chest I haven’t been able to in two weeks. Hopefully I can get started again on Sunday. I think I like it because I can do it alone just fine. 🙂

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  1. Oh my! You had a very busy month! And good for you to start running! It’s like the good resolutions some weeks ahead. Have a Happy New Year Annemieke!

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    1. Somehow I doubt that. 😉 I do value high productivity in myself with the blog haha. But in reality I needed to replace almost all the photos from flickr (because of their changes in free accounts) and I have made zero dent in that.


    1. I hope so too! I never thought I’d run either and then it just kind of took off in my head in November. So weird. Not that I am planning on being able to run a marathon or anything. Just running 10 minutes straight at this point would be an achievement. 😉


  2. I love Harry Potter merch and this pillow cover is beautiful. Best of luck with running. I never thought I’d be a runner (except if a bear was chasing me), but I gave it a try and never looked back. Exercise has made me healthier and happier. 202 books is amazing! Best of luck in 2019!

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  3. Seems like you had a great month of reading and blogging! Looking forward to more amazing posts in 2019 😀 Thank you so much for including my post here ❤

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  4. Nice, 200 books!! Woop woop!

    Here’s to another great year of reading next year. Hope the pre-school thing opens up some time for you to run, or just read more. 🙂 Mine is 6 now and in school, but wow I remember what a difference it made when she started going off to be social during the day.

    Best of luck!

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    1. Yes I am planning on maybe doing a second run on one of those mornings. And luckily grandpa has said that most fridays Merijn can still come to him as well starting next week. Imagine all that free time. :0


    1. It is a weird feeling, because hello how big has he become, but mostly I am excited for him. I think he really needs the social interactions. Is your little one in preschool or going to go?

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      1. Ugh that is terrible. 😦 Home schooling is the best then yeah. That is something we don’t have to worry about here and it must be so hard that you have to keep an eye on those things as well.

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  5. Ik denk dus echt iedere keer ‘Het wordt tijd dat ik Annemieke’s persoonlijke favoriete blogposts eens ga lezen en zo nog meer blogs ontdek’ maar dat komt er dus nooit van. Ah nee, ik loop alweer weken achter met het lezen van mijn eigen blogfeed. Waar gaat die tijd (én vooral de energie) toch steeds naartoe.

    Ik vind het trouwens super knap van je dat je met die Start to Run bent gestart. Het maakt inderdaad niet uit hoe snel je loopt of hoe je het opbouwt. Het is gewoon al knap op zich dat je er aan begonnen bent. Zelf hoop ik dit jaar – in de mate van het mogelijke – wat vaker buiten te komen. Wandelen (laat staan lopen) gaat me niet zo goed af maar het zou goed zijn mocht ik wat vaker een stukje gaan fietsen. Buitenkomen is sowieso goed om tot rust te komen hé.

    Zo lief dat ik (én mijn rampant Harry Potter obsession) een plaatsje in je blog roll hebben gekregen. Sorry, dat ik dat nu pas ontdek trouwens.

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    1. Same. Ik denk ook als ik zie dat mensen andere blogs aanprijzen, ik moet echt eens gaan kijken. Maar ik loop ook constant achter. Zelfs met replying op mijn eigen blog loop ik momenteel standaard 2 weken achter.

      Ja momenteel lukt het niet zo met veel ziek zijn en dan is het nu aan het regenen. Dus ik moet weer helemaal overnieuw beginnen. 😦 Zeker om tot rust te komen. En ook zeker om 2 jarige in slaap te laten vallen. 😉 Ik heb nu een fiets stoel op de goede fiets zitten dus ik kan nu ook meer fietsen met Merijn. Met fatsoenlijk weer wil ik toch ook wel 1x op de week een goed rondje doen met hem.

      ❤ Hij staat er ook nog niet zo lang hoor. Ik heb het lang uitgesteld om een blogroll te maken.


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