Wrap Up

Dancing out of November 2020

November was the mont that went a bit up and down in productivity. Some weeks I worked a lot on the blog though I was on a semi-break. I somehow gained more inspiration and want to get back to the blog. Other weeks there was more reader. And then other times there were periods and elections. Surprisingly, despite my semibreak I broke my number of unique visitors in November. Huh.

reading challenge 2021

The Numbers

In November I read a total of 9 books which makes the total of 2020 148 books read.
Of the 9 books 6 books were fantasy,  3 books were sci-fi.
Out of the 30 days of November  I read 13 days which amounted to a total of 2453 pages. My best reading day was November 27th with 343 pages..
The rating average of this month was 3,83.

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel

  1.  Ottilie Colter and the Withering World (The Narroway Hunt 3) by Rhiannon Williams | 4 stars
  2. Escaping Exodus (Escaping Exodus 1) by Nicky Drayden | 3 stars
  3. This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone | 3 stars | Novella
  4. A Dead Djinn in Cairo (Fatma el-Sha’arawi 1) by P. Djeli Clark | 4 stars | Novella
  5. Call of the Bone Ships (The Tide Child 2) by R.J. Barker | 4 stars | ARC
  6. Welcome to the Other London by Erynn Q. | 3,5 stars | ARC
  7. Hollowpox (Nevermoor 3) by Jessica Townsend | 5 stars
  8. Raising Steam (Discworld 40, Moist von Lipwig 3) by Terry Pratchett | 4 stars
  9. A History of Madness (The Outlands Pentalogy 2) by Rebecca Crunden | 4 stars | ARC

 

turtle recall white

Total: 7
Read in November: 1

go big or go home 2020

Total: 7
Read in November: 1

startonyourshelfathon

Total: 25
Read in November: 2

personal 2021

⌘ November was a weird month. There were weeks where I barely read and other weeks were I read everyday. First the USA elections were all consuming, and another week I had my period with the worst headache. So reading was not a top priority

⌘ I also was a bit of a downer because nobody was buying things from my shop at the start of the month. Sad face. And so I didn’t draw a whole lot. But that changed with the cyber sale.

⌘ All in all I do think that I am doing better depression wise. It is more easy to be positive about things. Anxiety still feels pretty high at times though.

⌘ In the Netherlands we have a Dutch children’s holiday  called Sinterklaas (which ends the day this posts) which lasts about 3-4 weeks and so Merijn has been pretty restless. It gives kids a lot of anxiety and I’ll be glad it is done.

⌘ I think the blogging break did me well. Just pulling off the pressure and I am much more motivated to write blog posts. 

on the blog 2021

Announcements and the Like
⌘ The Bookish Jazz Awards 2020 Nominations | #ReaderAwards2020
Turtle Recall is Coming Back! | Announcing Turtle Recall Reading Challenge 2021!

Wrap Ups and Other Memes
⌘ Dancing out of October 2020
⌘ Best of the Bunch | October 2020
⌘ Show Your Bujo Theme | October 2020

Reviews
⌘  Escaping Exodus (Escaping Exodus 1) by Nickey Drayden
⌘ The Archive of the Forgotten (Hell’s Library 2) by A.J. Hackwith
⌘ Call of the Bone Ships (Tidechild 2) by R.J. Barker | ARC
⌘ Welcome to the Other London by Erynn Q. | ARC

Top Ten Tuesday
⌘ 7 Sci-Fi Titles to Catch Your Interest
⌘ Sci-Fi Books I’d Rec Since #Scifimonth 2019
⌘ Six Things I’m Thankful for in Sci-Fi Books These Days

Discussions, Topics and the Like
⌘ The Anderwereld Fairytale Box | October 2020 | Unboxing
⌘ Series Here, Series There | The Serial Reader Tag
Get to Know Annemieke, the SF Reader | #Scifimonth

 

blogosphere 2021

⌘ Sammie from The Bookwyrms Den talks about how you should care and keep your TBR Beast.
⌘ CW from The Quiet Pond talks about reading romance while demisexual.
⌘ Jean from Happy Indulgence talks about book buying, consumerism and being judged.
⌘ Louise from Monstrumology talks about why she prefers soft sci-fi.
⌘ Joanna from Joanna Maciejewska shares some Polish SF books that she would love to see translated.
⌘ Sofia from The Bookish Wanderess talks about her favorite 2020 Releases by Latinx authors.
⌘ Jess from Jessticulates shares sci-fi books by indigenous authors.

Linked up 2021

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.

8 thoughts on “Dancing out of November 2020

  1. Thanks so much for linking to my post, Annemieke!

    It looks like you had a really good reading month, and I’m glad to hear you’re doing well. 🙂 November feels like one of those weird months that dragged and dragged but also went by really quickly, so it’s no surprise it was an up and down month. I’m very excited to see you rated Hollowpox 5 stars – I need to get to it asap!

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  2. Sounds like (except for the headache) November was overall a pretty decent month. I hope December goes well for you also!

    I want to get back to the Moist von Lipwig books; I’ve only read the first of that sub-series, but I did enjoy it a lot.

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  3. The US election stressed me out more than the general elections we had in Romania this weekend. And it was everywhere I turned for a week.
    I’m really looking forward to Call of the Boneships

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  4. I can relate to all the up and down in November, but it’s gone and now 2020 is finally wrapping up! Yay! I hope December is a better month for you on the blog, at home, and through your store. I know drawing provides you solace. Here’s hoping sales are up for the holidays and beyond!

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  5. I ended up reading ALOT in early November to get my mind off the election. Nov 3rd was an incredibly stressful day, and I curled up and read literary the whole day to try to keep the anxiety at bay.

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  6. I hope you are feeling well in December! The election and ensuing refusal to acknowledge defeat by Trump (even still!) was indeed stressful and I have been very curious about the world’s reaction to it all. I remember pacing that day and into the night, not being able to sit or keep my mind on a task like reading. Now Christmas is almost here and with restrictions we are still keeping to just our family. Hopefully 2021 is a much better year!

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  7. Ik ben blij dat je blogpauze deugd heeft gedaan en dat je ondanks het feit dat je met momenten niet kon lezen in een volgende week wel weer in staat was om wat bij te lezen. Hier gaat dat laatste nog steeds moeizaak. Zelfs mijn blogfeed moet er aan geloven. Ik sta nog ontzettend veel blogposts achter en ben nog bezig in het vijfde boek van deze maand dus ook december gaat geen uitschieter zijn qua leesmaand. Ik ga gewoon blijven hopen dat het volgend jaar weer zal omdraaien. Positief blijven denken en zo hé.

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