Monday 9 November 2020

Month in Review(s) - October 2020


(Warning: this post discusses Coronavirus/Covid 19, and mental health problems)

Well... October was pretty much the same as the rest of 2020 - there were a couple of nice things in there, but overall it sucked.

(I'm still standing though! #ThePositiveSide!)

My local Lockdown became a Welsh national Lockdown, and the anti-Welsh sentiments in some parts of the media and the Interwebs were irritatingly loud. 

*Takes deep breaths* *Resists urge to rant*

(If you want to see me ranting for a whole blogpost against an ignorant RT from the Trumpkin, you can read that here.)

'October - Hydref' with carved, lit, pumpkins in the background

So, to be clear: I don't like being in Lockdown - but I'm proud to be in a country which prioritises lives over political point-scoring. 

And anti-Cymric 'jokes' about us being backward and/or stupid aren't acceptable. 

Please don't even with that sh**.

Aside from all that my mental health hasn't been great this month - there were some days when it was Very Bad, tbh.

But I'm still here! Still standing - any month you survive is a good month dearest nerdlets, ok? Ok.

Every month has good points, and I'm determined to cling onto them! 😊

It's the little things that make life shinyful dearest nerdlets!

Plus Dora Reads turned 6 this month!

Woo! Check me out with my semi-veteran blogger status! 😎😉

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Most Popular Posts

1. #Prideathon TBR

2. Nerd Church - The Writer Diaries: Dealing With Self-Doubt

3. Nerd Church - Mr Trump, the USA Would Be Lucky To Look More Like Wales

4. Comics Wrap-Up - Fabulous Kids Today, They're All Being Who They Were Born To Be

5. Nerd Church - I'm Not (Totally) Lovin' It: Why I'm Not Entirely Happy (Meal) That They're Ditching the Plastic Toys

6. Nerd Church - Hate Crimes Are Bad, Right?

7. Friday Fics Fix - Lost and Found

8. Friday Fics Fix - Don't. Touch. The Artifacts.

9. Friday Fics Fix - Klaus and Ben's Guide To The Parenting of Dead Children

10. Nerd Church - I Scaled Back on Blogging in August. Have I Learned Anything?

...I think you have some preferences when it comes to my content, dearest nerdlets 😅

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Non-Review Posts

Comics Wrap-Up

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Fabulous Kids Today, They're All Being Who They Were Born To Be - Kitty Pryde is proud! & more

Oh, We Can Beat Them, Forever and Ever - Mystique as a Queer icon, & more

Like a Secret in Your Throat - Thor, manga, & more

Did You Wanna Be An Icon? - Chris Pratt issues & more

Careful As I Write Her Name on the Corner of the Page - Marvel Indigenous Voices & more

Friday Fics Fix

'Fics Fix!' with purple background and white lightning bolt shape

The Detective's Dreams - Sherlock + John + nightmares

Don't. Touch. The Artifacts - Look if you tell Tony Stark not to touch something... *shrugs*

Lost and Found - The Queerness of The Lost Boys, in fanfic form

Returning to Haven - The Haven TV series, and my fave, Duke Crocker

Clint and Bucky Undercover - Enemies/Rivals-to-Lovers for Hawkeye and The Winter Soldier in a non-Ace-exclusionary Soulmate AU!

Nerd Church

The Writer Diaries: Oh, the Melodrama! - Attempts to avoid melodrama in my writing... with uncertain results

Mr Trump, the USA Would Be Lucky To Look More Like Wales - I get very defensive of my country, because the Trumpkin needs to keep us out of his tweets

Hate Crimes Are Bad, Right? -, I thought this was obvious, but apparently not

5 Things That've Kept Me Going In 2020 (So Far) - It's the little things, dearest nerdlets!

Other Non-Review Posts

Month in Review(s) - September 2020

6 Years of Blogging at Dora Reads!

That was October!

How was yours?

Talk to me! 😊💬

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  1. Happy blogiversary! I hope you’re able to find ways to keep yourself entertained in lockdown. I thought I’d get more reading done while stuck in the house, but nope. I spend too much time doomscrolling. Have a good November.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Since I work from home anyway, it's not too bad. It's more the feeling that we're further from things being OK, y'know? Anyway, our restrictions have started to ease again, fingers crossed this will have worked and the case numbers will be down!

  2. I wish I was in lockdown right now. I know that sounds stupid to say, but the Ontario government has not been helpful at all in combatting the second wave. Too many people are allowed to gather in large crowds, and then people wonder why the cases are so high? I'm looking for firm action but so far haven't been getting any. The next election can't come soon enough.

    Anyways, I'm sorry you had a bad mental health month :( You've got this, Cee!

    1. Our restrictions are easing - but the Welsh Government is v. much of the opinion that we need to take it a step at a time. The problem we have is that the UK Government and press feel the need to undermine what the Welsh Government do... despite the fact that they ended up following us into a Lockdown - a Lockdown that is longer than ours was.

      Thanks Em :) <3


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