The Sunday post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is a bit of a recap post of the week where you can link to the posts you made this week, share news, and even what you have been reading. Some categories might change per Sunday.
Happy Sunday and Pentecost
After I posted my last Sunday Post, Maarten and I went to a book market in Hengelo. We couldn´t quite find it in one go so my body protested a bit. But it was nice being there. Though it wasn´t warm it was a nice day to be out with the sun. I quite liked this book market.
After we got home though I managed to fall against-on top of the coffee table and bruised myself rather nicely. The next Monday morning I was so terribly stiff and in pain. Luckily I healed rather fast. I was surprised, haha. But the first half of the week wasn´t a great one for me.
The rest of that week was spend with Maarten, reading or cleaning. From Thursday on we had some great warm weather. 26 Degrees Celcius. It was pretty great, though a tad bit too warm for me to be honest. I kept getting up earlier and earlier so I could do things when it was still cooler. On the up, the warm nights seemed to make me sleep better. Weird, I know. The warm weather stayed until Friday. Now it is cold again.
Last Tuesday I had to go to the hospital in a nearby city to see if I have pregnancy diabetes, a mandatory test. I’m pleased to say I do not have it. I did have to be there for two hours though. You get your blood drawn, then have to drink this glucose drink (big, big cup) and then wait in the waiting room (not allowed to walk around or anything) for two hours, before your blood is drawn again to see your values. But mine were normal apparently.
Other than that we had our second wedding anniversary on Saturday. Maarten had to work though so we didn’t really do anything.
Currently Reading and Read-a-Thon Wrap-Up
RYBSAT and Blossom Books Read-a-thon
I struggled at the first half of the week to read. But once the weather got better and warmer, I got my groove on. I participated in all of the challenges set for the Blossom Books Read-a-Thon. Overall I did okayish.
★ Armada by Ernest Cline
★ White Sand volume 1 by Brandon Sanderson
★ Uprooted by Naomi Novik
★ XXXHolic Omnibus 1 (1-3) by CLAMP
★ Melodies of Blood 1 by Maialen Alonso
★ The Awakening (The Darkest Powers 2) by Kelley Armstrong
What Am I Watching?
Every few weeks/months I’ll add in this section to share what I’ve been seeing (not everything, just what is of interest)
★ Continuum (season 1-4) – They started showing the show here and blew right through it. While it certainly isn’t my favorite sci-fi show (Stargate and Firelfy for life) I did really enjoy watching this for the interactions between the characters and to see how some of the changes to the timeline would play out. Kiera and Alec often needed a good smack because they were being stupid to each other (but that generally means I was invested in their characters). I did feel like the last season was too rushed. It was also only half the episisodes that the other seasons had so that was a bit of a shame.
★ Catching Fire – I was not entirely impressed with this movie. Maybe it was because I like this book the best out of the trilogy. But I missed the nightmares Katniss had in the book, and quite honestly the movie was just too long. Like in the book it took ages to get to the actualy action part of the plot, and the movie just could not hold my attention throughout that first three quarter of the movie.
★ Eurovision 2016 – This week it was Eurovision week. Every since I’ve been little I remember watching the final each day. These days I also watch the semi-finals. I missed most of the second one though, because I had volunteering that evening. I haven’t been very impressed by the songs this year. I’ve heard the Dutch song so many times that I think it’s okay. It’s not something I would put on myself but when it is on the radio I like it.
The new way of counting is weird. And the voting was weird as well. Some of those that ended up high weren’t that great. To be honest, not a lot were that great. I liked Belgium and Cyprus the most. And Ukraine won. And it ended up being Ukraine and Russia at the last moment in battle which is a bit ironic.
★ (Biweekly) Sunday Post #34
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