Update (I’m Back!) and Discworld Month 6 (Better Late than Never…?)

Happy Holidays, everyone! I’m back from my unannounced hiatus! Incidentally, I’m a broken record.

November and December are generally not great months for me (one of the million things they don’t tell you as a kid is how the holidays can go from the Most Wonderful Time of the Year to Time of Dread as you grow older), and this time was no exception. And then some. Bad mental health stuff and hospitals, basically.

I’m probably turning into one of those characters in SFF series who spend half of their screen/page time waking up in hospital beds and being like, “Hey doc, nice to see you again” and “We should really stop meeting like this.” Well, minus a cool sword and a world to save.


As for Discworld, we’re now six months into the Discworld Readathon started by me and Nicole (the Bookworm Drinketh).

This month’s book is (was?) Wyrd Sisters and if this is the first time you’re hearing about it, you have two whole days to get to it. Pfft that’s totally feasible, right? :DD

Wyrd Sisters

Arbitrary deadlines aside, if you want to join now then go for it. Leave me a comment, enjoy Sir Terry’s brilliant imagination, and post your review whenever.

And a thousand apologies to Nicole and the other participating bloggers for the radio silence. I’ll definitely try to get to the book by the end of next week.

I also have a backlog of posts I need to publish, a collab project that I’m super excited to unveil (hopefully sometime in January), and need to figure out how I’m supposed to write reviews for books I read over a month ago. So look out for those!


Do tell me how your month has been, what interesting books you’ve picked up, etc, etc. Happy reading!

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bookbeachbunny December 29, 2018 - 6:14 pm

Welcome back! I hope you’re doing better. I definitely plan on doing Wyrd Sisters- already read it. I think this is the best one so far actually 🙂 Just need to get my butt actually writing a post. Looking forward to reading everyone’s thoughts on it. Let me know if you need anything!

Avery @ RedRocketPanda December 29, 2018 - 6:54 pm

Woo! I’m glad you’re back, sorry that things have been tough though. Wishing you all the best for the start of 2019 and beyond, and looking forward to seeing all your brilliant posts!

Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky January 3, 2019 - 9:31 am

Thanks, Avery! And Happy New Year! I’ll be forward to all of *your* awesome content as well. <3

acquadimore December 29, 2018 - 9:11 pm

Welcome back!! I hope 2019 will be better.
I… relate to that feeling about the holidays turning from “gifts! no school!” Time to Dread Time. And yes, no one warned me either

Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky January 4, 2019 - 1:44 am

Thank you!! And yeah, even the gift thing has become a source of stress and guilt. I’ve been telling people for a couple of years now that I don’t really need gifts for Christmas. Sigh. Adulthood–why are you so sucky?

Bookish: End of Year Wrap Up 2018 (Part 1) – The BookNook UK December 29, 2018 - 10:03 pm

[…] Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky is just dynamite at every post she does and every time there is any book discourse or discussion I think to myself, “what would Kathy think?” Then I ask her and then Kathy responds with her succinct and thoughtful answers regardless of how ridiculous the concept. Kathy shy away from odd questions and rigorous debate and I am so pleased she doesn’t. […]

Norrie December 29, 2018 - 11:00 pm

Welcome back! Hope you are feeling better <3
From mid november to christmas is really nothing magical or wonderful for me either, so i can relate. Sort of, i guess.
Hope the new year will bring you some peace & happiness.

elnadesbookchat December 29, 2018 - 11:21 pm

Welcome back and I am glad that you are doing better, I’ve read Wyrd Sisters but don’t have the review done yet. But I will get it up soon. Hope your new year brings you some peace and happiness.

Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky January 2, 2019 - 6:40 am

Thank you! I just started on it now and am hoping to get the review by the end of the week. I’m excited to be returning to the witches plotline. 😀 Happy new year!

jennifertarheelreader December 30, 2018 - 12:56 am

Welcome back, my friend! I’m so happy to see you but sorry to hear it’s been a difficult time. I’ve been thinking of you and sending you lots of warmth and love. I hope you can feel it. ♥️

Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky January 1, 2019 - 5:40 am

Oh, Jennifer, thank you. <3 And I so missed seeing your daily posts. Looking forward to seeing what you've been up to this past month! <3

Redhead December 30, 2018 - 1:58 am

Happy to hear you are back! Holiday season can be pretty garbage-y. Yay for Pratchett!

As far as recently books, I recently picked up an older Tim Powers title to prep for #VintageSciFiMonth, The Drawing of the Dark. it’s fantastic, and I’m already 3/4 of the way through it.

Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky January 1, 2019 - 5:03 am

Aw thank you! And I didn’t know VintageSciFiMonth was a thing! I’ve never read a Powers book before, but the blurb sounds interesting and the Pat Rothfuss’ review on Goodreads has got me intrigued. 😀

Meeghan reads December 30, 2018 - 4:48 am

Glad to have you back! I’m halfway through and started yesterday, so it’s totally readable in 2 days!! xxx

Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky January 2, 2019 - 6:33 am

Thank you! I just started on it an hour ago, so I’m hoping I’ll make it by the end of the week. But I figure being late is like part of our brand at this point. 😀

Meeghan reads January 2, 2019 - 11:22 pm

Haha, so true!! I’ve still not finished, so I’m with you on the late post!

Vera December 30, 2018 - 7:57 am

I’m so happy you are back Kathy, I’ve missed you. And I’m so glad you are feeling better, this time of the year can be rough and I’m sorry you went through such rough times. If you ever want to chat, I’m here. ❤️ And if there’s anyway I could help with, please drop me a note. 💕

December was a crazy month but I’m now focused on the new year. So many possibilities and lots of hope ahead. May 2019 bring us both lots of joy and peace. Thinking of you! ❤️

Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky January 2, 2019 - 6:17 am

Vera, thanks so much. For your support and friendship and everything. ❤️ I missed talking to all of you. I have a habit of turtling up whenever my mental health plunges, and I definitely want to be better about that in the future.

The Happiest of New Year to you. Here’s to 2019! <3

Vera January 2, 2019 - 6:53 pm

I think whatever is the best for you Kathy is always the way forward. If silencing out the online world helps, then that’s what matters the most. ❤️

Hear hear to 2019! 💕

waytoofantasy December 30, 2018 - 3:10 pm

Welcome back! Glad to see you feeling well enough to post. I totally empathize with you here. It’s the changing seasons which always gets me this time of year and makes my own mental health issues act up and I’ve pretty much been reading non stop and barely keeping up with blog posts (somehow eeking them out the day of or the night before). I’m so behind on reviews! But anyway, glad to see you are feeling better! Hope you continue to feel better and that 2019 is a great year for you!

Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky January 1, 2019 - 5:32 am

Thank you, Lisa! It totally doesn’t help that it’s been raining pretty much non-stop here for the past month.

And you’re an absolute trooper. I don’t know how you read so much per month and still consistently put out quality posts.

I’ll be furiously blog hopping these next two weeks and I’m so looking forward to seeing how your Nano and your December went. 😀 Happy New Year! <3

waytoofantasy January 1, 2019 - 7:29 pm

Yes, the rain totally does it to me too! One of my coworkers let me use their light therapy lamp at work and that does help a bit but there’s nothing like good old fashioned sunshine. Hope the rain lets up soon.

Thanks! Don’t know if it’s being a trooper so much as fearing to fail at yet another thing in life due to my stupid depression. :/

My nano went terribly but December was pretty good reading-wise at least. Happy New Year! Let’s all start fresh!

Aurora Librialis December 30, 2018 - 8:02 pm

I’m so happy you’re back, Kathy! I’ve missed you a lot. And I’m so sorry you’ve been going through such a hard time. I hope 2019 will be kinder and gentler 💕

Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky January 2, 2019 - 6:05 am

Thanks, Aurora. <3 Just honestly super grateful for your support and friendship. I hope 2019 treats us both well. Happy New Year! <3 <3

MetalPhantasmReads December 30, 2018 - 10:30 pm

Welcome back! I was wondering when you were coming back 🙂 the holidays are definitely hard to get stuff done. I’m behind on my content here :p but I can’t to see what you’ve been up to and reading.

Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky January 1, 2019 - 4:32 am

Thanks Amanda! <3 It feels weird to be diving back into blogging after ignoring it for what feels like forever. It's like I just crawled out of the rock. 😛 Looking forward to seeing what YOU've been up to as well!

MetalPhantasmReads January 2, 2019 - 7:06 pm

Not a lot, just working, trying to read more and enjoyed the holidays with family 🙂 what about you?

Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky January 6, 2019 - 7:11 am

Same! I watched a bunch of movies I missed earlier in the year. A lot of horror…which my mom was not enthused about 😀

MetalPhantasmReads January 7, 2019 - 6:33 pm

LOL that’s funny. My only kind of horror type movie is A Quiet Place lol. I can’t watch anything more graphic than that

Gerry@TheBookNookUK December 31, 2018 - 9:56 am

Kathy I’m glad you’re back as I have missed you 🙂 Don’t rush back in and worry about getting bits done. Take your time xxxxxx

A Storm Of Pages January 1, 2019 - 3:09 pm

Don’t worry about it in the slightest – everybody needs time away and it sounds like you had more than enough on your mind without worrying about a blog or a readathon! And it’s become tradition now, right, to post reviews for the Discworld book or wrap ups in general somewhere halfway through the next month? 🙂 It would be such a shame to break our streak!

thebookwormdrinketh January 3, 2019 - 6:32 pm

😂😂 I agree wholeheartedly!! 👍

thebookwormdrinketh January 3, 2019 - 6:32 pm

Don’t worry about the radio silence! I’ve been pretty silent as of late, myself. Lots of work stuff and a horrible lung infection kept me off the web for the passed few weeks. But, it’s a new year so time to get back to it!! 😅😊


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