12/03/23 Sunday Post in December – Between Pages and Dreams: Reflecting on a Blissful Mon

by Samy
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Sunday Post in December – The Sunday Post is a blog news meme hosted @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received.

Welcome to another Nerdy Sunday post and my first Sunday Post in December! 📚✨
This is where we dive into the literary wonders of the week, exploring the reads, plays, and watches that captured me, reflecting on reading, playing and watching goals, and embracing the joy of all things nerdy.
In this case, I do a 3-monthly recap here since I haven’t done a weekly Sunday for some time. But! Only more to mention for me!


Highlights (and not so highlights) in November

  • The Heat of the Everflame by Penn Cole – Heat is book 3 in Kindred’s Curse Saga. I haven’t finished it yet since it surprised me when I saw it has over 1k pages. However, I enjoy the book and recommend it to everyone to start with Spark of the Everflame!
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity by Ubisoft is a great game and, besides its minor bugs, a great experience.
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood by Ubisoft
  • Friday Night at Freddy’s – Discuss any surprises, memorable quotes, or themes that resonated with you.
  • Winnie Pooh: Blood and Honey – I’m not sure if I want to talk about this one.
  • The Wheel of Time – I’m not yet finished watching Season 1.
  • Beautiful Disasters – Yeah. Indeed, it is a disaster. I am unsure if “beautiful” describes the movie adequately.

October

  • King of Battle and Blood is an excellent read for all fans of fantasy, but especially for fans of vampires.
  • Silo – A fascinating watch as it discovered the uncertainty of the Outside for people living in a silo. I’m excited for season 2!
  • One Piece 3D2Y – A good summary movie for the events during the Impel Down arc with Ace and how Luffy decided to become stronger and gets together with his crew again.
  • Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Season 1 & 2 – I love this show, as I partly grew up with it but never watched the original episodes. Most of them are only cut on the free TV.

September

  • Insidious 3 – I’m somehow interested in the movie series and decided to watch those after a while.
  • Lady and the Tramp is a childhood movie I had to give another try, but honestly, I haven’t had it memorized like that. Some movies are just not for a rewatch.
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 – This is a hilarious movie. Besides the characters being kids and teens, it tells an essential story of the strength between siblings.
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3: Dog Days – At least as fun as the second movie was. It is also very relatable to usual family problems.
  • Wreck-It Ralph is a great movie! Ralph is just a great character, totally recommended!
  • Sing is more of a musical movie, but the songs are nostalgic. Recommended when singing in movies is appreciated!
  • Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew – I had to rewatch it; it’s just such a great movie!
  • Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of The Jungle – I haven’t known yet this one is one of the newer Pokémon movies. And it felt like a Pokémon version of Tarzan.
  • Tarzan is a favorite childhood movie, and I had to rewatch it because of the Pokemon movie. It’s still great after all these years!
  • Wicca Creed by Marah Woolf is a German book, and as I avoid those in most cases, it surprised me very positively!
  • Glow of the Everflame by Penn Cole – I liked book one (Spark of the Everflame) more, but it was a great read anyway!

DNFd

  • When Stars Come Out – I can’t bear the writing style when the ready is immediately supposed to know everything. I’d rather experience with the main character. That’s not necessarily on the book but instead on my reading preferences.
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Sunday Post in December – Challenges

I made some progress with the ABC Challenge – I read books and could add some to the list for the challenge. So far, I have 11 books left for the bookish ABC Challenge. Five left for watching ABC Challenge, and so far, I have hardly finished any games this year, but that’s fine.

On the #23for2023 challenge, I read more than 23 books this year and watched almost 23 movies or TV shows, but I didn’t happen to play as many as 23 games this year.

And there’s no progress happening on the Stack Senior Challenge. I already thought so since I am bad at planning what to read, watch, or play for a certain amount of time.

Sunday Post in December – Blogging & Co.

I started writing on drafts after reading Renard’s post about not having unfinished drafts. So, I went all in and edited as many drafts as possible in one day. And I see it as worthy! Most of my drafts are now as good as finished and ready for publishing.
I had planned to join Blogmas in December ever since I started blogging. Well, even when creating the blog, I had it in mind already. It’s a thing I already did when I had my old review site years ago—so reviewing and finalizing drafts helped for this part.

Also, I created a community for bloggers to have a place to talk about anything related to that part. It’s open for all hobby writers and bloggers who want to gush about their blog posts and what they did during the week!
I spent a long time looking for a discord community for precisely that purpose, but either haven’t found any, or it wasn’t active enough, and even if so, most people would be looking for work, and the channels would be full of their ads.
So, for all the bloggers out there, Come on in!

Sunday Post in December – Personal Reflections

For a specific time, I was sick with COVID-19, which held me back a bit but, at the same time, got me to finish Assassin’s Creed Unity. Afterwards, I was about to go with Odyssey but decided to re-play Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood first. Unity was a great game, besides its bugs.
Brotherhood is a game I love and don’t mind getting back to.

Sunday Post in December – Looking Ahead

As we wrap up this Nerdy Sunday as my first Sunday Post in December, I’m eager to get more into Heat of the Everflame. Don’t know yet, how long it’ll take until I can get back but I hope not too long, it’s just great so far. Besides that, I don’t have many plans yet.
What’s on your reading radar for the upcoming week? Let’s inspire each other with our TBR lists!

Sunday Post in December – Closing Thoughts

Thank you for joining me on this bookish journey. Remember, every page turned is a new adventure! Wishing you a week filled with literary delights. Until next time, happy nerding! 📖✨


How was your week? What does your Sunday Post in December look like?


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2 comments

shelleyrae @ Book'd Out December 3, 2023 - 5:15 pm

Tarzan was one of my favourite Disney movies to watch with my kids.
Congratulations on your challenge progress

Wishing you a great reading week

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Samy December 3, 2023 - 5:44 pm

Ohh can absolutely relate, Tarzan is great!

Thank you, happy reading to you!

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