Bye 2021, Hello 2022 | Dancing out of December 2021

Bye 2021, Hello 2022

Well not quite yet but at the end of the day at least.

I hope you all will have a great turn of the year and that 2022 may bring us less covid and more books!

  1. A Marvellous Light (The Last Binding 1) by Freya Marse | 4 stars | ARC
  2. Fair Game (Alpha and Omega 3) by Patricia Briggs | 4 stars
  3. Dead Heat (Alpha and Omega 4) by Patricia Briggs | 4 stars
  4. Burn Bright (Alpha and Omega 5) by Patricia Briggs | 4 stars
  5. The Bone Shard Emperor (The Drowning Empire 2) by Andrea Stewart | 4 stars | ARC
  6. The Undertakers (Murder and Magic 2) by Nicole Glover | 4 stars | ARC
  7. Girls of Fate and Fury (Girls of Paper and Fire 3) by Natasha Ngan | 4 stars | ARC
  8. Dicken’s Kerstverhaal. Retold by Merel Leene (Original A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens) | 4 stars
  9. Hogfather (Discworld 20) by Terry Pratchett | Reread
  10. Jade Legacy (Green Bone Saga 3) by Fonda Lee +

+Technically at the time of typing this I haven’t actually finished it yet but I expect to during the evening leading up to January 1st. But it is why I removed the numbers for now.

⌘ We had Sinterklaas or Sint Nicholas as some of you know it, on the 5th. It is mostly a children’s holiday here but we celebrate with the inlaws every year. Even before Merijn was born.

⌘ There was a lot of fear creating in the media regarding what kind of new rules we were going to be getting for Covid. Initially the shops (except supermarkets) had to close at 17.00 and little could take place after these hours. Then later the schools had to close down a week before Christmas vacation. And a few days after that all of a sudden we got a big lockdown in which only essential shops are allowed open and no events were allowed. You can imagine how much unrest that brought us and everyone else here.

⌘ I’m so over it all. At some point we are going to have to figure out a better way than this to deal with covid because so many people are drowning. We are at about 2 years now.

⌘ So Merijn has been home a lot more which has messed quite a bit with my reading and blogging and my shop. I haven’t been able to get through those last few arcs that I wanted for instance. I did read a lot at the start of the month though.

⌘ Christmas was fine. We exchanged gifts and had snacks for dinner on christms eve. And then first christmas day we had dinner at the inlaws. Second christmas day was just easy going.

⌘ Unfortunately Merijn got sick the day after Christmas. A cold with a virus that made him puke for a while. And then I got sick lol.

Announcements and the Like
Turtle Recall 2022 | Journey Through Discworld
Let Us Read Middle Grade 2022
Signing Up for the SpaceTime Reading Challenge 2022
Signing Up for Adult SFF Backlist Books Challenge 2022

Wrap Ups and Other Memes
Dancing out of November 2021
Show Your Bujo Theme | October, November and December 2021
The Great Series Read Project | Update 2021
Looking Back at My Own Reading Challenges of this Year
2021 End of the Year Survey

Little Thieves (Little Thieves 1) by Margaret Owen | ARC
A Marvellous Light (The Last Binding 1) by Freya Marske | ARC
The Bone Shard Emperor (The Drowning Empire 2) by Andrea Stewart | ARC
The Undertakers (Murder and Magic 2) by Nicole Glover | ARC

Top Ten Tuesday
Red and Green Covers to Get in the Christmas Mood
Winter TBR 21/22
Books I Hope Santa Brings
Ten Best 2021 Debuts I Read

Discussions, Topics and the Like
Book Haul 66 | Birthday Haul
Did I Read My Fall TBR?
Ariel Bissett’s End of the Year Book Tag
Book Haul 67 | So Close to the End

⌘ Speed Skating | Olympic Qualifying Tournament
As the title suggests it was that time in the Olympic season for the Dutch speedkaters to qualify for the Olympics happening in 36-35 days or so? It is always a hard tournament for the Dutch speedskaters because we have so many good ones and so few places.

⌘ Paw Patrol the Movie
Merijn saw this in the theatres in September. It came out on dvd December 24th and my gosh. We’ve watched it over 5 times now. At least it isn’t a bad movie.


⌘ Karen from For What It Is Worth shared the custom bookmark I made for her for winning La La in the Library’s giveaway in this post.

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.

9 thoughts on “Bye 2021, Hello 2022 | Dancing out of December 2021

  1. I hope that you are all feeling better soon. I can’t imagine the pressure on the Dutch speedskaters, as they always seem to do so well in international competition. It must be a fantastic event to watch, though.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

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  2. Hier is het ook al een tijdje genoeg geweest. Je kan nog zo veel relativeren en positief denken als je wil maar na een tijdje ben je het gewoon beu. Zo hebben we vorige week nog besloten om de Londen-trip die in 2020 niet kon doorgaan en daarom werd opgeschoven naar 2022 (want-dan-zal-het-zeker-wel-lukken) nog maar eens een jaar op te schuiven. Natuurlijk is dat niet super erg het gaat immers om een luxe-iets. Maar ik had eerlijk gezegd niet verwacht dat het zolang zou duren en had gehoopt dat de vaccins er voor zouden zorgen dat ik niet iedereen maar wel mijn directe familie (ouders, neefjes, broers, metekindje, …) ondertussen zou kunnen knuffelen zonder ongerust te moeten zijn. In combinatie met de uitputting lijkt het ervoor te zorgen dat ik verander in een huisjesslak die nog maar zelden uit dat huisje komt.

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    1. Ja maar het is lastig als het iets is waar je naar uitkijkt. Maar ik snap ook dat jullie het hebben opgeschoven. Hopelijk is het dan ook met wat minder zorgen.

      De vaccins hebben niet echt gebracht wat we hadden gehoopt. Het is nog steeds goed dat ze er zijn hoor maar het bracht niet de vrijheid.

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      1. Daar hopen we zelf ook op. Momenteel zou je voor heel veel zaken een tijdslot moeten boeken en dan is zo’n citytrip een pak minder ontspannend en spontaan hé.

        Tja, een griepvaccin moet ook vrijwel jaarlijks worden aangepast om tegen nieuwe varianten te beschermen dus ik vrees dat dat met Covid ook zo zal zijn. Plus dat het uiteraard geen wondermiddel is maar dat hebben ze bij mijn weten ook nooit beloofd. Ik heb echter het idee dat veel mensen leken te vergeten dat het de kans op besmetting ging verkleinen maar niet ging doen verdwijnen. Jammer genoeg.

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