November was all about sci-fi month and I wish I had been able to be more active. However depression continued to kick my ass…
# Read 60 Books
Read this month: 15
- Coral by Sara Ella / 5 stars // ARC
- Failure to Communicate by Kaia Sønderby / 4,5 stars
- The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past 1) by Liu Cixin / 4 stars
- Das Steinggeschöpf by G. V. Anderson / 4 stars // Novellette
- The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth’s Past 2) by Liu Cixin / 4 stars
- Awakening (Monstress 1) by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda / 4 stars / Reread / Graphic Novel
- The Blood (Monstress 2) by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda / 5 stars / Graphic Novel
- Haven (Monstress 3) by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda / 4 stars / Graphic Novel
- The Chosen (Monstress 4) by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda / 4 stars / Graphic Novel
X Devil’s Deal (Infernal Contracts 1) by Tess Hastjarjanto / DNF / ARC
- The Weight of a Soul by Elizabeth Tammi / 2 stars / ARC
- The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter / 4 stars
- The Singer of Apollo (Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5,5) by Rick Riodan / 4 stars / Novella
- Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh / 4 stars / Novella
- Shadow Pack (Spellcaster Academy episode 4) by Jenetta Penner / 3,5 stars / ARC / Novella
- Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse 1) by James S.A. Corey / 4 stars
I mean this looks like a lot but don’t let looks deceive you. There are 4 graphic novels and 4 novella’s here.
Level: 3 (21-30)
Read This Month: 7
Total Asian Authors Read: 27
You know I am doing a lot better than I thought I was going to do, so yeay for that. But considering that it is 20+ books of 130 books it could be a lot better too.
⌘ The start of November came and I kind of had a sort of meltdown which included self-harm. Maybe it is just this whole season where I have a big problems with the change in weather and trees and all the rain. But even on the sunny days I can still struggle. I am so tired. It has gotten slightly better since the weekend of the melt down again, because I was exhausted the week after that. But yeah meh. I guess 2020 it is back to the drawing board for this depression thing. I just don’t have the energy now.
⌘ On a more positive note, Merijn finally got to start speech therapy and this speech therapist kind of sees Merijn like I see him, even in just 2 appts. So am mightly pleased. I filled in a SSP questionaire (regarding sensory processing) and tomorrow we’ll hear how he scored on that and see what wat we are going to go with helping him.
⌘ At the start of the month Merijn also had his first school photos taken at pre-school and I wasn’t expecting a whole lot because the teacher said she had to run after him the whole time. But they actually turned out really nice!
⌘ To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers
⌘ Zero Gravity / Sci-Fi Playlist
⌘ Proto Sci-Fi: From the Earth to the Moon
⌘ The ‘Sci-Fi TV Shows’ Book Tag
⌘ Sci-Fi Books in the Last Year I Read I’d Reccommend to You
⌘ Failure to Communicate by Kaia Sönderby
⌘ Short Stacks #5 // H.G. Wells Edition
⌘ My Sc-Fi A to Z
⌘ Time ‘Travel’ and Dimension Hopping Stories I’ve Read
⌘ Most of the SFF Awards 2015 to 2019 / What Did I Actually Read?
⌘ Reasons to Pick Up Rememberance of Earth’s Past
⌘ Escaping by Use of Space / Is Sci-Fi Only Escapist Fiction?
⌘ The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
Announcements and the Like
⌘ Turtle Recall Reading Challenge / A Journey Through Discworld // 2020
⌘ Go Big or Go Home – 2020 Reading Challenge
Top Ten Tuesday
⌘Books & Authors I Associate with Other Bloggers
Discussions, Topics and the Like
⌘ Here We Go / #BookishReadersChoice2019 Nominations
⌘ Here We Go (Again) / LGBT Choice Awards 2019 & 2019 YA Releases by Authors of Color Awards Nominations
⌘ Book Haul #48 / A Small November Haulin’
⌘ War of the Worlds (Canva) / Season 1 / Episode 1-3
I don’t really care about the characters except the blind girl and the refugee, sort of since I don’t even remember their names. But the idea is interesting.
⌘ Carol from Musings from My Soul shares books that are related to Death.
⌘ Fadwa from Word Wonders shares with us how you can use Trello for your reading life.
⌘ Avery from Red Rocket Panda shares their favorite themes and features in Sci-Fi.
⌘ Imyril from One More started Six Degrees of Seperation for SF. Here with Revenant Gun and later with Frankenstein.
⌘ Tammy from Books, Bones and Buffy did a A to Z of sci-fi titles she’s read!
⌘ Beware of the Reader is doing Blogmas 2019.
⌘ Book Roast is hosting yet another magical readathon in December. And it starts today!
⌘ So December will have the magical readathon again but this time we won’t know the prompts up ahead. Chapters will open on each Sunday. It will be interesting. On top are some of the books I’d like to fit into the prompts if I can. And I also need to finish some sci-fi for my own reading challenge.
⌘ In the last week we will be going to La Palma in Spain with husband’s family. To say I am not looking forward to that is putting it mildly. My anxiety is not looking forward to it with a 3 year old toddler on the plane and all the other crap I have to deal with. It just is not my idea of fun. But husband wanted to go.
I even had to ask the Dutch ambassey of Spain if I needed extra declerations for my medication. Luckily, no. But that does mean that the end of the year wrap ups will be going a little differently and most will be posted in January with some easy wrap ups of things in the week that I am away. For as far as I can manage it in any case.
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.