We are finally on the last day of the longest month of the year. As Milou and I are still under Hard Lockdown protocols, we have had ample time for reading. At least Milou spent more time actually reading where I spent it mostly on “other stuff”. Being in lockdown has made me really lazy and I am not ashamed to say that. Getting up at 12 in the afternoon is not even considered blasphemy to me. It does make the days go by quicker at least. Our lock down is set till the 9th of February, but I have a suspicion that it will be extended upon as The Netherlands have now contracted not only the British variant of the virus, but also the South African, as well as the Brazilian strain. We are also by law forced into curfew after 9 in the evenings, not that there is anything to do outside at that time, but people over here have somehow lost their shit and thought it a good idea to start riots and burn cars as well as plunder shops purely for reasons I can not even fathom at the moment. Things are looking grim, at least I read a lot of Grim and can deal with it in my own way. Here is a look at what you might have missed in the month of January on my blog.
I did a bit of variety reading this month… Six reviews for the start of the year ain’t that bad for me I feel. If I can keep this up I’ll reach my goal of 30 books by June… Two of these books were only 26 page comics though so I shouldn’t be too proud of myself. I got another Horus Heresy review in which I was really proud of and ended up listening to it twice while building my newly acquired miniatures (see further down) and also started another HH book which is taking me a while to finish. Two books that were a bit of wasted time were Metrou 2035 and The Flutist of Arnhem, where one was a new retelling of Operation Market Garden that took place in WW2 and the other a “cult classic” turned out to be pretty shitty for me. I also finally got around to read And the Ocean was our Sky which was both pretty to look at, had a good message if you read between the lines, but had a pretty weird ending that not many can explain. I did enjoy it though.
New year new music as they say. Though this month I shared some older songs too…
Seeing as we were still in lockdown, I decided to treat myself to myself to my first Warhammer Starter set. So far I have had fun as well as a confusing time getting to know all the rules of playing the table top. I am happy that none of the miniatures broke in my very unskilled hands and I had a lot of fun putting it all together.
On the Blogging Front:
In January I celebrated the fact that I now have 400 followers. 400 Does not mean my posts do “amazing”, they still do about the same likes to comments stats as before I got to 400. But it seems more people “find” my blog some how then move on. I also did my stats for last year early in the month which I was very proud of showing of. If there is one thing this blogging hobby of mine has influenced in a good way it is the amount of reading I see myself doing throughout the year. 30 Books sounds like a lot at the start of the year but when you double your goal, that is pretty neat as well. I also did a reading Resolutions post at the start of the year and I am very happy to say that most of those resolutions I have already started working on. My Net Galley one might turn into a bit of a problem though… Ha!
Aaaand that was my January all summed up for your reading pleasure. Did you have a favorite post of mine that you enjoyed? Did I miss one of yours maybe? Share them in the comments section and I will get to it soon as I wake up!
I hope February will be kinder too us all.