Wrap-up November

Posted 09-12-2021 by Marion in Allgemein / 9 Comments

Hey, guys!

What a month. I say that but there was not really that much going on. At least not…I can’t really describe it.

♣️ I got bad depressive episodes. Look, that’s not usually something I would talk about here. It’s not something I would talk about period. But in a way I have noticed that I don’t want to keep it all in either. Fact is that around here nobody talks about when they are feeling bad. I think that might still be because it has some stigma to it and technically it’s not really anybody’s business. On the other hand, I think it would be so much easier if people would just talk about it openly. Not in a “look-how-poor-I-am” kind of way, which also happens. You are valid if you have a happy and stable life. But it should also be okay if you are not well. At the moment I’m not well and I’ve started therapy for it, so I hope there will be improvement at some point in my future.

♣️ Austria went into another lockdown. Which seriously sucks so much, you can’t believe. It’s additional weight on my depression. I wish I could meet people. Not only some of my old friends but I also want to meet new people and make more connections. Face to face. But if anybody of you feels like talking, you can always send me a message on Twitter. Don’t hesitate, I’m here for you if you feel lonely. Okay?

♣️ I got myocarditis. Which is not fun. And also the reason why this wrap-up is so late. I’ve not been able to do much lately and even the way from the bedroom to the livingroom was very exhausting. I slept a lot. I should not do sports for the next six months which sucks because I have taken up biking which is good for my mental health and actually makes commuting to work so much faster. While I’m still not at 100% I’m feeling much better after a lot of rest and can even do stairs again. (Slowly and carefully but it’s progress.) So what I’m saying is: Take your health seriously.

♣️ I was so bored during my extended health break, so I bought 21 books and didn’t read a single one of them. Which is seriously so me.

♣️ I bought a refurbished iPad that never arrived. Which annoys me so much. Somebody has faked my signature and kept it, which makes it so much harder to get compensation and the company that sold it… I mean, the people on the phone are nice and I’m trying to be nice too because it’s not their fault but I’m seriously so frustrated.

SymbolMeaning
📱ebook
📖physical copy
🎧audiobook
💥 graphic novel
🐣Middlegrade/Children’s Fiction
🐥YA
🐔adult
👽science fiction
💗romance
🐉fantasy
🧟dystopia
contemporary
🔎mystery

TitleAuthorSeriesGenreMediumwith me since?Reread?RatingCover
Ace takes flightCory McCarthyBest World #1🐣👽📱03.11.2021No2🦊Ace Takes Flight by Cory McCarthy
How to write a storyKate Messner🐣💥📱ScribdNo3🦊How to Write a Story by Kate Messner
The flying surgerySam DaviesHex Vet #2🐣💥📱ScribdNo3🦊Hex Vet by Sam Davies
TidesongWendy Xu🐣💥📱17.11.2021No4🦊Tidesong by Wendy  Xu
Stepping StonesLucy Knisley💥📱23.11.2021No3,5🦊Stepping Stones by Lucy Knisley
The Double HelixTrudi TrueitExplorer Academy #3🐣📖02.02.2021No4🦊The Double Helix by Trudi Trueit
500 miles from youJenny Colgan🐔💗📱10.10.2021No3🦊Five Hundred Miles From You by Jenny Colgan
Vampire AcademyRichelle MeadVampire Academy #1🐥🐉📱01.09.2021No2,5🦊Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

I managed…two(?) reviews this month? Which is good. I’d say it’s good. It’s not one per week as hoped but I’m still glad.

Review “The Mystwick School of Musicraft”

Review “Bridge of Souls”

I was on fire with new posts in November! I’m so proud! Come and take a look if you haven’t already!

Top 5 little things I love to see in books

Top 5 reasons I will dnf a book

Books I want to read before the year ends

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9 responses to “Wrap-up November

  1. it sounds like you had a rough november, and i’m sorry you’ve had to deal with all that.
    but good job with all your posts!! you did an amazing job with that, and you read a ton of books!

  2. I’m so sorry that you’ve suffered so much recently! It sounds like you had a really rough month, and I’m hoping it all gets a bit easier in time for you:)

    • Thank you, Evelyn. That’s very kind of you.
      I think the best I can do is to take it one day at a time. 🙂

  3. Ah that doesn’t sound like a fun November (except for those 21 books). I understand how the lockdown weighs on your depression. I am depressive with anxiety and the constant threat we now have of a lockdown and everything is really stressing me out. I hope your lockdown will be able to stop soon so you can see people again. And your health continues to get better <3

    • Thank you, Annemieke, that’s really kind of you. I’m doing better heartwise and will continue to take it slow so I can properly mend.
      I hope you will feel better too. Depression and anxiety is no joke, take good care of yourself.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve had such a rough November, Marion! It’s definitely hard being open about the state of your mental health but it’s great that you’re doing it (cos it is okay to not be okay) and I hope you see some positive results from that in the near future! Also, lol, buying 21 books and not reading them because hello, this is also very much me 😂 I hope you have a much better December!

    • Thank you, Dini! It’s not easy at the moment. But it’s nice to know that there is somebody out there who cares, so thanks.
      Also, yes. 21 books. I’m groaning so hard at myself at the moment. 😀

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