Last Week on Inked Brownies

July Wrap Up + Hiatus Announcement

Well, well, well, I can’t say July was a very productive month for me book-wise. I’ve only managed to read 5 books…

I did quite a few tags (which I normally hardly ever do), was featured as one of Inge’s BFF’s @ The Belgian Reviewer, and did an interesting Q&A with the lovely Tiffany McDaniel.

This is actually still pretty impressive *shoves feather up my own arse* because I initially expected to hardly be around at all with all of the stuff going onย in my life at the moment. However, I did realise I needed to take a break from a lot of things in order to focus on staying relatively healthy myself and being there for my family.

My dad’s surgery went well in itself, but there have been so many complications afterwards that he’s still in the hospital and hasn’t been able to eat anything since the 18th of July (apart from a few popsicles). His bowels have shut down, tube feeding wasn’t an option, so he got a couple of bags with glucose, vitamins, and minerals intravenously on his chest. The IV got infected, though, so now he hasn’t gotten any ‘food’ inside of him again for the past 3 days…

The results of his lymph nodes are back in, but the surgeon wants to discuss them while the ‘entire’ family is present this upcoming week. I honestly don’t know if that’s standard procedure or if it’s a good or a bad sign? The extra days of waiting are a giant pain in the arse, though. My mum is coping surprisingly well, yet we all still need to take care of her 24/7 in shifts.

Which is why I’m taking a break from my blog, starting tomorrow (I’m going to try and put up one more review of The Telling). My aim is a 2-week break, but it all depends on the circumstances, really. I have my blogiversaryย coming up on the 15th or 17th of August (I keep forgetting ^^), and already bought a tote bag full of presents for a Giveaway, so I hope I’ll at least be back on time for that.

See you all back here again then (I hope)! I’ll be checking in occasionally to see what you guys are up to in the meantime ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheerios!

– Anne

 

 

About Anne (231 Articles)
Dutch book reviewer who reviews in English. Grammar nazis beware!! I like brownies. And chamomile tea.

49 Comments on July Wrap Up + Hiatus Announcement

  1. Don’t worry about the blog! We’re here for you, Anne. Take care of your parents and don’t forget yourself. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’ll miss you!

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    • โค Thanks Zainab! Pfff, you’re just going to sleep and by the time you wake up, I’ll be back again! ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I’ll miss you too! โค

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  2. Best wishes, be gentle with yourself .

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  3. Thinking of you and your family! We’ll be here waiting to welcome you back when you’re ready! Lots of love! โค

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  4. dogsandshit // 31/07/2016 at 14:53 // Reply

    Stay strong! ๐Ÿ™‚ Things’ll get better and when it does, we’ll be welcoming you back!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • chugs can of spinach and flexes arm I will ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you!! โค (there better be cake when I get back…and ice cream! ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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  5. Sending good vibes to you and your family. Take good care of yourself during this difficult time โค We’ll be waiting for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Merci beaucoup! โค I’ll most likely still be on Goodreads and Twitter occasionally because I can’t imagine what it’s like to not ramble with you guys anymore ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • I tried to have a real hiatus, without twitter and Goodreads, but it was too much ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad we’ll still have a little piece of you during your break!

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        • Haha, I can imagine so! I mean, how else are you supposed to keep track of your reading process and rant about it to someone other than poor hubby?! ๐Ÿ˜‰ โค

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  6. I took a two week hiatus because I needed it, and when I came back my mind was so refreshed!! Breaks are necessary. I hope everything goes okay with your family! โค๏ธ

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    • I think that’s going to be the case with me as well. I’m totally pooped out at the moment. Thank you so much! โค

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  7. I hope everything goes as well as can be expected. Take care and don’t worry about the blog – we’ll be here when you get back ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks // 31/07/2016 at 18:05 // Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear about your father. I hope he gets better soon, Anne. Blogging can wait; we’ll all be here when you’re ready to come back. Take care of yourself. โค

    ~ Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks

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    • Thank you so much Aimal! I hope I can return all rejuvenated and with more positive vibes/rants ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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  9. Forcefully sending a ridiculous amount of positive vibes your way! The break is probably overdue at this point! Although I will miss your fabulous presence of the next few weeks ๐Ÿ˜‰ You have that effect! Ok enough dribble.. good vibe incoming and keeping you in my thoughts deary.

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  10. Oh, Anne, I am sorry. This sounds similar to what we went through with my grandfather. They told us everyday to make preparations, and three years later he is still here. I hope the surgeon has good news to share. This will all be be here when you get back. Take the time you need for you and your family. hugs

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  11. I’m so sorry to hear that about your dad- I hope he gets better soon

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  12. You seem to have a tight family so it’s good that you have each other for support and fall back on, and we’re here too for you of course. I hope for the best, and will be thinking of you this week!

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  13. All my best to you and your family, still keeping you in my thoughts and hoping all turns out well. Take all the time you need, perfectly understandable. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. You and your family remain in my heart and prayers. I so hope for your father’s swift and steady recovery, and continuing strength and support for your mother, as well as all of you who are caring for her.

    Just don’t neglect your own health…

    Love, hugs and so much more, lovey ๐Ÿ˜Œ xxx

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  15. We will be hear when you return, that’s a given. All the very best wishes and I hope everything goes well ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. Have fun!
    we’ll be here when you’ll get back ๐Ÿ˜€

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  17. bookheathen // 02/08/2016 at 13:07 // Reply

    Hope to ‘see’ you soon. Take care! – Andrew

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  18. Anne, I’m sorry that your family is going through this. It’s smart to take a break from blogging and focus on you and your family. Big hugs!!!

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  19. โคโค to you and your family.

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