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.
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.
- Storm of Locusts (The Sixth World 2) by Rebecca Roanhorse / 4 stars
- Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children 5) by Seanan McGuire / 4 stars // ARC / Novella
- Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Imaginarium by Paul Kidby / 4 stars
- 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
- No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg / 3 stars // Novella length
- Bone Silence (Revenger 3) by Alastair Reynolds / 4 stars // ARC
- Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (Tristan Strong 1) by Kwame Mbalia / 4 stars
- Wild Country (The Others 7) by Anne Biship / 5 stars
- Belle Revolte by Linsey Miller / 4 stars // ARC
- Enchanted Inc. (Enchanted Inc. 1) by Shanna Swendson / Reread
- One Upon Stilettos (Enchanted Inc. 2) by Shanna Swendson / Reread
- Damsel Under Stress (Enchanted Inc. 3) by Shanna Swendson / Reread
- Don’t Hex with Texas (Enchanted Inc. 4) by Shanna Swendson / Reread
- Much Ado About Magic (Enchanted Inc. 5) by Shanna Swendson / 3 stars
- No Quest for the Wicked (Enchanted Inc. 6) by Shanna Swendson / 3,5 stars
Feburary Plan: Read Equal Rites (our readalong book for February) and Maurice and His Extraordinary Rodents.
February plan: Read The Dragon Republic
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.
⌘ 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).
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
⌘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
⌘ 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.
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.
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.