Wednesday 9 February 2022

Month In Review(s) - January 2022


January was the perfect example of pandemic time

- it simultaneously lasted five minutes and three thousand years.

(Not that my experience of time as a concept ever manages to be one speed, but this is especially marked.)

January - Ionawr

So, this is 2022.

...I feel like it's best not to tempt fate by saying any more than that 😅

January started 2022 off with migraines

- which sucks.

Got a little better towards the end of the month, but back again in February.

Still, I got some fairly decent posts up in January

(...which is about as complimentary as I get towards myself, tbh. Lol.)

I'd really appreciate it if you got chance to check out The Bookish Diversity Link List 2022.

This is the 6th year I've run the link list, and I hope it helps you find diverse books and resources!

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Most Popular Posts

#1 - Nerd Church - I'm Resisting the Onslaught of January Hustle Culture

#2 - The Bookish Diversity Link List 2022

#3 - Nerd Church - The Writer Diaries: Run To The Next Tree (Write To The Next Full Stop)

#4 - Nerd Church - Responsible Reporting Required:  How Media Outlets Are Failing To Follow Suicide Prevention Guidelines

#5 - Month In Review(s) - December 2021

#6 - Comics Wrap-Up - Crooked Wheels Keep Turning

#7 - Nerd Church - Of Monsters, Mice, and Men

#8 - Nerd Church - Simply the Best? It's More Complicated Than That

#9 - Friday Fics Fix - Night Magic

#10 - Friday Fics Fix - Bucky Angst (I Regret Nothing)

Not sure what's prompted the recent steady uptick in traffic for my 'Responsible Reporting Required' post but if you're struggling right now, please seek help - you're awesome, OK? Even and especially when you don't feel like it.

And, if you're in the UK or ROI, you can talk to The Samaritans at any time, about anything.

If you're international, there are suicide prevention and/or mental health helplines you can use.
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Non-Review Posts

Comics Wrap-Up

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Crooked Wheels Keep Turning - Neil Gaiman's Sandman & more

Keep Making Trouble What 'Til You Find What You Love - vampires in comics & more

Do You Have A Dollar? Would You Like To Fund A War? - Moon Knight & more

Preach Electric To A Microphone Stand - The greatest mystery of the MCU & more

Friday Fics Fix

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Magical Shenanigans With Tony and Loki - Novel-length FrostIron!

Bucky Angst (I Regret Nothing)

Night Magic - (BBC's) Merlin fights a magical creature who's going all Nightmare on Elm Street all over Camelot

Superhero Mission Fics

Nerd Church

I'm Resisting the Onslaught of January Hustle Culture - because it's the time of the year when everyone and their great-aunt Lucy is trying to sell you productivity

The Writer Diaries: Run To The Next Tree (Write To The Next Full Stop) - making the tiniest pieces of progress, because it's better than none

Simply the Best? It's More Complicated That That - Not everything is a superlative

Of Monsters, Mice, and Men - Musings on Maus, the documentary The Final Account, censorship, and the dangers of common men 

Other Non-Review Posts

The Bookish Diversity Link List 2022

Month in Review(s) - December 2021

That's January! How was yours?

Talk to me! 😊💬

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  1. Sorry about the migraines. I hope you're feeling better!

  2. I think January lasted a long time. For me, it all seemed like one extremely long day, all leading up to the Olympics lol. I got really impatient by the end of the month. Of course, I'm sorry that your month started off with migraines. Here's hoping for a migraine-free February!

    1. Ha, I think the ship has long sailed on a migraine-free February, but thanks Em <3 Hope you're enjoying the winter Olympics! :)


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