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Dancing out of January 2020

My planned in posts have never dropped this low  and my back-ups are drying up quite heavily. You could say this month has just been a continuation of the hazard that was 2019. Even so there were some good things. 

Reading Challenge

The Numbers

In January I read a total of 15 books which makes the total of 2020 15 books read.
Of the 15 books 12 books were fantasy, 2 books were non-fiction and 1 book was sci-fi.
Out of the 31 days of January  I read 18 days which amounted to a total of 4338 pages. My best reading day was January 28th with 598 pages and 2 books finished.
The rating average of this month was 3,76.

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel

  1. Storm of Locusts (The Sixth World 2) by Rebecca Roanhorse / 4 stars
  2. Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children 5) by Seanan McGuire / 4 stars // ARC / Novella
  3. Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Imaginarium by Paul Kidby / 4 stars
  4. It Takes Two to Talk: A Practical Guide for Parents of Children with Language Delays by Jan Pepper and Elaine Weitzman / 4 stars
    X Ashlords by Scott Reintgen / DNF // ARC
  5. No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg / 3 stars // Novella length
  6. Bone Silence (Revenger 3) by Alastair Reynolds / 4 stars // ARC
  7. Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (Tristan Strong 1) by Kwame Mbalia / 4 stars
  8. Wild Country (The Others 7) by Anne Biship / 5 stars
  9. Belle Revolte by Linsey Miller / 4 stars // ARC
  10. Enchanted Inc. (Enchanted Inc. 1) by Shanna Swendson / Reread
  11. One Upon Stilettos (Enchanted Inc. 2) by Shanna Swendson / Reread
  12. Damsel Under Stress (Enchanted Inc. 3) by Shanna Swendson / Reread
  13. Don’t Hex with Texas (Enchanted Inc. 4) by Shanna Swendson / Reread
  14. Much Ado About Magic (Enchanted Inc. 5) by Shanna Swendson / 3 stars
  15. No Quest for the Wicked (Enchanted Inc. 6) by Shanna Swendson / 3,5 stars

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Read: 1
Total: 1/15

Feburary Plan: Read Equal Rites (our readalong book for February) and Maurice and His Extraordinary Rodents.

go big or go home 2020

Total: 1/12

February plan: Read The Dragon Republic


Read: 2
Physical: 1
Ebook: 1
Total: 2

TBR February: The Tyrant’s Tomb / The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O / The Dragon Republic / The Serpent’s Secret

But we’ll see if I can actually get to them.

Reading Challenge(2)

⌘ Oh January, where do I begin with you. We came back home an hour or so before the new year hit us from La Palma on December 31st. We were exhausted and went to bed as soon as midnight happened, lol. Merijn had a hard time with all of the changes that happened in the first few days of the year and it really showed how hard sensory processing is for him in these things. But once we really got back into the routine the first full week of january it was fine.

⌘ It was still disaster streak this January. Merijn managed to trip at pre-school and hit his head on a chair. We got a call to take him into the doctor. Luckily no stitches but he did need those special adhesive plasters that can’t get wet for 5 days en then fall off after a while. At least he didn’t have a concussion. Then almost 2 weeks later he managed to fall on a point of a table right on the wound and reopened it again. Ugh. But at least that wasn’t as bad and it closed reasonably quickly.

⌘ I ended up having a hurt back. I’m not even sure what happened but one sunday I could hardly walk and had nerve pain pulling through my butt, side and leg. The rest of the week was okay as long as I moved a bit, and nights and mornings were pretty rough. Of course a week later I had to fall with the bike and Merijn, and my back started hurting even more. I ended up getting some extra pain meds from the doctor. But it is why I am not very active and why I haven’t really been able to keep up with blogging ahead as I usually would.

⌘ Halfway through the month Merijn decided he wanted to potty train and he is doing really well actually. Nights are completely dry and during the day accidents happen rarely (mostly because he is a bit distracted). Now only to get him on the toilet in the next few months and get him trained at pre-school. Go Merijn.

⌘ Merijn got tested by the speech therapist. The same test we did during the Summer that he scored so badly on and now he scored average for his age. Party! His vocabulary was also average for his age (and I honestly think he could have scored higher but you know 3yo).

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Announcements and the Like
Another Year of the ‘Year of the Asian Reading Challenge’ / #YARC2020
Turtle Recall / February Readalong / Poll Go Vote!
Save the Pond / Pondathon Sign-up
Contrition of a Bad SF Fan – Backlist Bingo / Sign-Up
Turtle Recall / February Readalong Book

Wrap Ups and Other Memes
Dancing out of 2019
Best of the Bunch // December 2019
Short Stacks #7 – Diverse Reads
Best of the Bunch // 2019

Lost & Found (Spellcaster Academy 6) by Jenetta Penner / ARC
City of Brass (Daevebad 1) by S.A. Chakraborty
Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children 5) by Seanan McGuire / ARC
Bone Silence (Revenger 3) by Alastair Reynolds/ ARC
Belle Revolte by Linsey Miller / ARC
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (Tristan Strong 1) by Kwame Mbalia

Top Ten Tuesday
2020 Releases I Am Looking Forward to / January to June
Did I Like the 2019 Releases by Beloved Authors Last Year?
Recent Additions to My Want to Read Goodreads Shelf
My Favorite Covers of 2019 Releases

Discussions, Topics and the Like
Was 2019 the Year of Finishing Series?
Stay Focused / 2020 Reading Goals
Time to Crunch Some Numbers / Reading Statistics 2019
Turtle Recall Reading Guide / Discworld Reading Order
Turtle Recall Reading Guide / How to Determine with Which Discworld Book to Start
Book Haul #50 / December 2019 and January 2020

Reading Challenge(4)

Good Omens / Season 1 / Ep 1-3
FINALLY I get to watch this and I am enjoying it. It is about as ridiculous as I expected.

Reading Challenge(6)

I have nothing to show here which shows just how out of touch I have been with everything this month. I promise I’ll do better in February. I hope.

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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.

26 thoughts on “Dancing out of January 2020

  1. Aw I hope your year does nothing but get better from here on out. January really seemed like a bad month for alot of people, myself included. It was super stressful and am glad it is over! Hoping for a great February

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  2. Hallo, Hallo Annemieke,

    I found January to be quite taxing myself. I barely read anything at all. My favourite posts were the Top Ten Tuesdays I participated in and the capstone interview with Collins Hemingway which concluded my visitations with his The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen trilogy. Like you, I’m thankful for February and since I had to push all the New Year’s reviews into this second month and had a stacked schedule ahead of doing that… you could say, it will be a rather uniquely read month all round! I’m just starting to open books again this weekend… dear me! What a rocky start to 2020!

    Congratulations on the news with Merijn – did your back pain ease by the end of the month? I’ve still been migraine-free as I move into February and am grateful. I’ve had back issues though in the past which is why I have full sympathies for what you’re going through! 😦

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    1. I hope you will find some great books right away though ❤
      The back did not ease as the meds from the doctor ran out and I am on the waiting list for the physiotherapist. So normal pain meds it is for the time being. But yeay for migraine-free. I hope that lasts a long while!

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  3. Kids are stressful! Wahey on the potty training though- good job Merijn! Me and my little girl (she is 7 now, so not so little anymore) were both ill this weekend, which sucked eggs 😦 Rowan is better now, but I am still not well. Hope February will be good to you!

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      1. Still feel like poop. Ro went to school today, but she decided to go to bed at 18.45 – this is a girl that always argues about her 19.30 bedtime!!!! I may keep her home from school again tomorrow. So many kids at her school are off sick at the moment! Hope you are able to fight the bug and that Merijn is feeling better. 😉


  4. Zeg Annemieke, wat denk je ervan om dit jaar pas in februari te laten starten? Mijn lichaam heeft (nog steeds trouwens) het ook de hele tijd gigantisch uitgehangen in januari dus ik vermoed dat dat nog niet doorheeft dat er een nieuw jaar gestart is en dat het tijd is om zich wat beter te gaan gedragen. Misschien moeten we januari gewoon als een proefmaand beschouwen en onze vingers kruisen dat het komende maand een pak beter gaat. Knap trouwens dat je zo goed bijhoudt hoeveel je per dag leest en welke dagen niet. Zo fijn ook om te horen dat Merijn dit keer een veel betere score heeft behaald op die test. Dat zal een hele geruststelling voor jullie zijn geweest en hopelijk ook een serieuze opkikker.

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    1. Als dat eens kon. 😉 Al is het nog niet beter hier. Nog steeds rugpijn en merijn is ziek.
      Ja ik doe het in de bujo en dat is toch wel makkelijk om zo bij te houden.


  5. I am also going to read the Maurice book! It counts for both your Discworld challenge and for Barb’s February Puppy Love challenge (the furry can also be a cat). 👍✨ I have to find time to drop into the Turtle Recall group. I have read 60% of Equal Rites. I’m going to try and finish it today as a matter of fact. 📚✨

    Yay for Merijn’s speech testing. I was sure he’d catch up quickly. And also yay for staying dry at night, that didn’t happen for Baz until he was five. Way to go Merijn! 🙌🙌🙌

    The older you get the more mysterious pains become. I have stopped trying to figure out where they come from. 😛

    When do you start getting spring weather there? 🌷🌷🌷

    Here’s to February. May it make us smile. 💟💟💟

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  6. I’m sorry to hear January hasn’t been super good, hope February will be better and your back pain will be over! Yay for Merijn’s potty training and speech test though!
    Also, I am reminded again to JUST READ ANNE BISHOP BOOKS ALREADY 🙂

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  7. Your reading month was so good! I’m glad Merijn wasn’t hurt worse and potty training YAY! I hope your February is going well and your back pain is gone.

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