Wednesday 5 February 2020

Month in Review(s) - January 2020

January 2020. The first month of a new decade.

...A little worrying that World War Three was trending on Twitter within a day or two of the New Year.

Trending globally. Off and on. For quite a while.

'January - Ionawr' title graphic with '2020' scrawled in the corner

Anyway, in better news, if you're reading this it means you've survived.

And that's worth celebrating, ok? That's an achievement in itself.

Me? Well, I'm still here too.

Two awful colds to start the decade - but that's kind of been my life for the past ten years or so, so that's ok.

A few bad Depression days, but I made it through! And that's OK.

I don't tell you this for sympathy, dearest nerdlets, I say it because there's no reason to be ashamed of it.

Because it's OK to struggle, and it's not a sign of weakness. And because I'm f**king proud of myself for realising all that! 😀💖

And, the problem with my grandfather's grave is solved!

Thank God or Rhiannon or the Universe or whoever else may be listening.

Because that? Was something we shouldn't have had to go through. Ever.

Still, we now know for certain that he is, in fact, buried in the correct grave.

No book reviews again this month - BUT! I have a review almost ready to post which should be on the blog within the next week or two.

...And once that one's posted, it'll be on to the next one!

I'm very very slowly attempting to organise myself, without over-working (which I have a tendency to do...) Lol.

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Most popular posts

1. The Bookish Diversity Link List 2020

2. Nerd Church - Our Roaring 20s

3. Friday Fics Fix - Harry Potter Fics With Transgender Main Characters

4. Friday Fics Fix - No More False Starts

5. Nerd Church - London Bridge

6. Month in Review(s) - November 2019

7. Micropoetry - October 2019

8. Comics Wrap-Up - Think You're So Criminal

9. Nerd Church - My New Year's Resolution

10. Month in Review(s) - September 2019

... I'm actually really pleased about how many of these are more-recent posts. I must be doing something right! 😊

And The Bookish Diversity Link List is @ #1! 😁😁😁
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Mildly Amusing Searches
Inspired by Cait @ Paper Fury & others

harry potter fanfiction draco panic attack
drarry fanfiction harry panic attack, why is this recurring search?

Not that there's anything wrong with searches like this, but they come up a lot - like, way more than I would expect people to be searching for this specific thing 😅

Anyway. Here's my post about Harry and Draco getting stuck in a cupboard, and having a panic attack! 😅😉dividing line

Non-Review Posts

Comics Wrap-Up

'Comics Wrap-Up' with notebook-style lined background and speech bubbles with heart symbols

Do the People Whisper 'Bout You On The Train Like Me? - Black Widow, Wonder Woman 1984, & more 

Think You're So Criminal - Birds of Prey & other antiheros/villains come out to play!

Picture, Picture, Smile For the Picture - laughing at JOKER & more

And I Do My Dance and Cancel Their Plans - The epic Birds of Prey soundtrack & more

Friday Fics Fix

Fics Fix title image with purple background and white lightning bolt shape

Harry Potter Fics With Transgender Main Characters - Trans people are welcome at Hogwarts, with or without Ms Rowling's permission

Undead, Not Unreasonable - BBC Dracula M/M, anyone?

Can Klaus Get a Boo? - Gay rom-com fanfiction with my Umbrella Academy fave

Brother Mine - Sherlock wish fulfilment!

Nerd Church

Royalty and Racism - Meghan Markle & Prince Harry

Other Non-Review Posts

Micropoetry - December 2019

So, that's January!
How was yours?
Talk to me! 💖💬

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  1. I think January was a tough month for all of us. But you’re right, we did survive. And that’s all that matters.

  2. I saw World War Three trending. Congrats on surviving! World War Six was also trending in the US after the president said something stupid. I guess we survived that one too. Your amusing searches are definitely amusing this month. People Google the most random stuff. I guess there’s probably a fanfiction to fit any odd Google search.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Six...? Did the rest of the world fall asleep for a bit...? You need to get rid of the Trumpkin over there!

      Ha, fanfiction readers know *exactly* what they want dammit!

  3. So glad that you got the thing with your grandpa's grave figured out. I know that was a big source of stress in your life!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. Massive - not knowing who was buried in which grave was... just super-upsetting on the anniversary of losing him, y'know? We had to have them dig down to read the nameplate on the coffin to get it resolved

  4. I think being in a northern climate means tough Januaries. We went almost 2 weeks here without a peek of sun. I'm so proud of you for discussing it--you never know when you might be helping someone else who is going through a similar time. And yay for the personal relief of knowing your grandfather's grave is correct. We have brght sunshine here today and it makes all the difference.

    1. I actually find that the amount of light/sunshine doesn't really affect me (...although I hate the summer, heat is... not good!) Still, I know that it does affect some people a lot, and I'm glad you have some sunshine back!

      Thanks so much - this was such a sweet comment! <3


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