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Dancing out of November 2019

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…

Reading Challenge

The Numbers

# Read 60 Books
Read this month: 15
Total: 138/60

  1. Coral by Sara Ella / 5 stars // ARC
  2. Failure to Communicate by Kaia Sønderby / 4,5 stars
  3. The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past 1) by Liu Cixin / 4 stars
  4. Das Steinggeschöpf by G. V. Anderson / 4 stars // Novellette
  5. The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth’s Past 2) by Liu Cixin / 4 stars
  6. Awakening (Monstress 1) by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda / 4 stars / Reread / Graphic Novel
  7. The Blood (Monstress 2) by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda / 5 stars / Graphic Novel
  8. Haven (Monstress 3) by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda / 4 stars / Graphic Novel
  9. 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
  10. The Weight of a Soul by Elizabeth Tammi / 2 stars / ARC
  11. The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter / 4 stars
  12. The Singer of Apollo (Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5,5) by Rick Riodan / 4 stars / Novella
  13. Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh / 4 stars / Novella
  14. Shadow Pack (Spellcaster Academy episode 4) by Jenetta Penner / 3,5 stars / ARC / Novella
  15. 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.

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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.

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⌘ 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!

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Sci-Fi Month
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

Wrap Ups and Other Memes
Dancing out of October 2019
Best of the Bunch // October 2019

Coral by Sara Ella / ARC
The Weight of a Soul by Elizabeth Tammi / ARC

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’

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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.

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⌘ 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!

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⌘ 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.

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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.

15 thoughts on “Dancing out of November 2019

  1. I hope you’re having a better December!

    And I also hope that your holiday will go better than you think 🙂 At least the flight will not be too long. I couldn’t believe how many toddlers were on my flight to Bali this year. And that’s almost 6 hours. I hardly manage that on my own, I can’t believe how it would be with a kid to entertain xD

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  2. Oh Annemieke … ik wist dat je een slechtere periode had maar ik wist niet dat je zo diep in de put zat. Depressie is echt een lange strijd hé en nu met het najaar wordt die strijd nog een pak zwaarder. Ik hoop echt dat er verbetering voor je in het vooruitzicht ligt en dat dan niet alke dag aanvoelt als een gevecht maar dat je er van kan genieten zonder zorgen. Zelf heb ik de laatste tijd ook nog minder energie als anders waardoor ik veel minder gedaan krijg en jammer genoeg merk ik dan ook dat ik minder berichtjes stuur naar vriendinnen terwijl net zo’n kleine berichten je soms een beetje kunnen opkrikken. Sorry dat ik dat de laatste tijd minder doe.

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    1. De put kan altijd diep worden gegraven maar naar boven klimmen is dan weer heel wat anders 😉

      En dat geeft toch niet. Ik ben momenteel ook niet de beste berichten stuurder en ik weet heus wel dat je aan me denkt ❤

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  3. I hope your time in Spain goes well–you need it! Two of my kids went trough speech therapy and it was the best decision we made to get them into it before regular school. 15 books is so excellent! Happy holidays! May they be as bright and light as you need them to be.

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