2017

End of Year Survey 2016

Hey, I’m even a little over a month earlier than last year! As always, I semi-prepared this but didn’t finish in time, but wanted to finish it nevertheless. It’s supposed to be functioning as a memory aid for my future self. Anyway, here are some of the books I’ve read in 2016 and my thoughts on them …

SuBsalabim August 2017

The August SuBsalabim TBR is a little boring background storywise with four books purchased rather recently. Alas, with four firsts, this might get me into some series – or will make me abandon them. Who knows at this point …

SuBsalabim July 2017

The July SuBsalabim TBR is an eclectic mix: a horse novel, a contemporary, a historical novel, and two fantastical novels – and behind each purchase is a (short) story …

2016 – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

2016 – what a year! And not just on a global level, but on a personal as well. And you know what: I called it.
I celebrated New Year’s Eve with a couple of friends and movies, pizza, Singstar, fireworks, and a very long and very fun walk after midnight. It was reminiscent of the New Year’s celebrations I had in my teens. In every way, actually, which means there was some major drama – a simple misunderstanding that grew into a nasty beast. For some reason, I became the intermediary, which cost my mental and thus physical health dearly, meaning I was a total wreck. Somehow, we managed to kill the beast. Unfortunately, I can be quite superstitious, so on my train home a thought crept into my mind: What if those couple of days were a foreboding of what was to come in 2016? What if the year continued that way? Well …