January 2021 Recap

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.

AAF#7Amazing Adult Fantasy #7 – Stan Lee, Steve Ditko

AAF#8Amazing Adult Fantasy #7 – Stan Lee, Steve Ditko

51Y-B5KVppLMetro 2035 – Dmitry Glukhovsky

and the oceanAnd the Ocean was Our Sky – Patric Ness/ Rovina Cai (Illustrator)

fallen-angelsFallen Angels – Mike Lee

the flutist of arnhemThe Flutist of Arnhem – Antonio Gil

Metal Monday:

New year new music as they say. Though this month I shared some older songs too…

Mick Gordon- B.F.G Division (Doom Soundtrack)
Front Line Assembly – Arbeit
Korn – Falling Away From Me
Gojira – Flying Whales
Chevelle – Self Destructor

New Hobby:


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. 
Necron armyimg_1710

A Few New Things…
Distraction Dinsdag – An Unboxing…
Distraction Dinsdag – W.I.P’s

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!

Reading and Stats 2020
2021 Reading Resolutions
My name is Dave, I am a Wordaholic and so are you…
Net Galley Presents: Deacon of Wounds

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.


9 thoughts on “January 2021 Recap

  1. I’m ready for January to be over too. Sorry to hear about curfews, further lockdowns, etc. Doesn’t sound like a good time.

    At least you’re doing great on your blog 😀 😀 😀

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    1. We are scared, but safe at least. They did have a riot here in our town too, but Milou and I werensafe at home at least. I hope things will settle soon. I am happy with my blogging at the moment. I am enjoying each post i prepare so there is at least that to look forward too. Currently on a 5 star read too so that is great.

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      1. Don’t take this the wrong way, but I am glad to hear some international news, even if anecdotal.

        Here in the US we’re being absolutely bombarded by pure propaganda by the news outlets to the point where you’d think nothing else in the whole world was happening except for whatever they show here in the US. It is very moral destroying 😦

        And just so you know, my previous offer still stands if things get really bad for you. Just wanted to let you know.

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      2. Thanks mate. Milou and I are still fine for now but I do appreciate the offer. Everywhere in the world things have gone to shit in some way or another. I would not take things the wrong way if you can learn something from my end.

        We are also caught up on most things concerning the States. Most things that make the news stands here at least. All I can say is that your faith will be your guidance and you have the knowledge that God walks with you so do not despair.

        And if it happens that you need to blow of some steam know that we are always there to hear you out and try get through it all together

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      3. I am so glad to hear you’re still doing ok. I just remember your first lockdown experience was not good 😦

        The collapse of the States seems to be enthralling the world, that is for sure. While “collapse” might seem like overblown hyperbole, I don’t know what else to call the complete shutdown of free speech. Ahhh well, every Christian knew this day was eventually coming.

        Thanks for the offer. Don’t be surprised if you get a ranty mc-ravey email some time in February then 😀

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      4. Ranty Mc-Ravey sounds like a good pseudonym for Stooge’s alter alter ego🙂.

        Anything “Free” according to my knowledge has always come at a high price. I do not condone the laws going around what a person may or may not say. I can asure you that its not only a thing there by you, but by us it can also be relegated and undermined. Even in my home country the news is state owned so they have all the power to show what they want and keep the gruesome fact that White genocide is legal in SA under tight wraps… Sad world we live in Master Jack…

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      5. Hahahaa. My online identity having an alter-ego. How messed up is that?!? 😀 😀 😀

        Thanks for that second paragraph. I tend to forget just how free America has been and I tend to assume it’s the same the world over, and it’s not.

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      6. Its Mom’s birthday tomorrow, while they are in a less locked down state she is getting by. My oldest brother works in IT so he never stopped working. My youngest brother that works for the Disney cruise ships is having the hardest time finding a new job back in SA as being of the non required skin color works against him. Reverse racism is a thing, but people dont see that either,,, they are at least all healthy as far as I know. I know mom misses me a lot and has a hard time dealing with the fact that i am now very far away.

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