Hi, I’m Annemieke and I was behind on everything this month.
60 200 Books
Read this month: 11
- Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices 2) by Cassandra Clare – 4 stars
- Ewan Pendle and the Castle of Nightmares (Ewan Pendle 2) by Shaun Hume – 3 stars / ARC
- Fantastic Beasts 2 Screenplay by J.K. Rowling – 3 stars
- A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Bridget Kemmerer – 4 stars / ARC
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – 4 stars
- A Boy Named Christmas (Christmas 1) by Matt Haig – 4 stars
- The World of Tolkien by David Day – 2 stars
- The Two Towers: Visual Companion by Jude Fisher – 2 stars
- Shadow Captain (Revenger 2) by Alastair Reynolds – 4 stars / ARC
- The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffmann – 4 stars
- 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…
# 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
⌘ 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.
⌘ 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
#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? /
⌘ 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
⌘ 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.
⌘ Sarah over on Tor shares 10 fantasy standalones to check out!
⌘ 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…)
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.