Happy Easter! Man, April is already here. I thought March was an okay month overal. The weather went from snow to very sunny weather where you saw people walking around without their coats on. I had some anxiety. Reading wise I seem to still be on a roll though I did also read some graphic novels.
The Reading Challenge
# Read 60 Books
Read this month: 19
- Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (4 stars)
- Fell Beasts and Fair. Edited by C.J. Brightley (3 stars) (Anthology)
- Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda (3,5 stars)
- Fables Deluxe Edition 1 by Bill Willingham (4 stars) (graphic novel)
- The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth 1) by N.K. Jemisin (4,5 stars)
- Gezien de Feiten by Griet op de Beeck (3 stars) (Boekenweekgeschenk 2018 / Book Week Gift 2018) (novella)
- Fables Deluxe Edition 2 by Bill Willingham (4 stars) (graphic novel)
- The Passage (The Passage 1) by Justin Cronin (3 stars)
- The Unseen (The Order of the Bell 2) by Jacob Devlin
- Fables Deluxe Edition 3 by Bill Willingham (4 stars) (graphic novel)
- Het Houden van Mannen by Myrthe van der Meer (2 stars)
- Lake Silence (The Others 6, The World of the Others 1) by Anne Bishop (5 stars)
- The Creeping Shadow (Lockwood & Co. 4) by Jonathan Stroud (reread)
- The Mad Ship (Liveship Traders 2) by Robin Hobb (5 stars)
- The Hummingbird (The Order of the Bell 3) by Jacob Devlin (2 stars)
- Fables Deluxe Edition 4 by Bill Willingham (3 stars) (Graphic novel)
- Fantastische Verhalen by multiple authors (3 stars) (anthology)
- The Lightning Thief: Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson 1) by Rick Riordan (3 stars) (graphic novel)
- The Bear and the Nightingale (Winter Night trilogy 1) by Katherine Arden (4 stars)
The TBR and Backlist Challenge
# Unread Books
Total unread books on shelf end of February – 198
Books read in March (that count) – 10
Books bought/received in March (no ebooks) – 19
Total unread books on shelf end of March – 207
I did so well until we went to the Boekenfestijn and got the book boxes…
# Unread Ebooks
Total unread ebooks at the end of February – 17
Ebooks read in March – 3
Ebooks bought/Received in March– 4
Total unread ebooks end of March – 18
# Beat the Backlist
Backlist books read in March – 12
Total – 39/40
# Library Love Challenge
Library books read in March– 5
Total – 20/24
How Was March for Me?
⌘ March started of with cold for me which ended up in me losing my voice again in the first full week of the month. I also felt quite stuffy and had some pain on my chest.
⌘ We did still got to my parents from the 9th to the 11th, despite me not feeling so hot. I went to bed early every night. I’m a terrible guest lol. But I got new bra’s (bra shopping is the evil) and hubby and I got some alone time so that is good. There was also too much food.
⌘ I hit 700 WP followers at the start of the month. Thank you so much. ❤
⌘ I had various appointments throughout the month with some friends and people I hadn’t seen in a while. This month I was able to keep most of them. 😀
⌘ There was also finally the gyneacologist appt. Nothing was wrong inside that could be seen. Yeay. But I had a bunch of anxiety about it. Vaginism sucks.
⌘ Merijn was a bit on and off at the start of the month. He did well with words at the end of February but this month he seems to have tossed them all out of the window with the exception of a few? He is continuing to climb a mighty lot. And he can eat his yoghurt on his own with his spoon. Well I have to help him with the last bits obviously but he refused for the longest time to eat with utensils and then couldn’t figure it out so for him to start doing this within a week was quite great.
⌘ Looking back on the blog and the time I spend on actual articles I sometimes amaze myself with how much I actually managed to get out. Normally I do a lot of blogging on Wednesday and Saturday night but I let go of a few of those this month because I was so tired a few times. Scheduling ahead is pretty great.
⌘ I somehow managed to forget to take my meds for two days nearing the end of March. I’m still not sure how I managed to do that but suffice to say that on the morning of the third day when I did take my meds again I was having a very bad day. It went better as the day went along but I’m glad hubby was home in the morning so help with Merijn a bit.
⌘ I’m writing this on March 31st and husband has his birthday today. But he has to work during most of it. Tonight however we are going to play with one of his gifts, haha. I already knows what I arranged for him to be getting from my parents which is a thunderbirds monopoly. As it is also Easter tomorrow we will celebrate his birthday another weekend.
What Happened on the Blog?
⌘ White Sand volume 2 by Brandon Sanderson
⌘ Gone Rogue (Wires and Nerve) by Marissa Meyer
⌘ The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace
⌘ The Zanna Function by Daniel Wheatley
⌘ The Crystal Key (The Wellspring trilogy 1) by Robert Gronewold
⌘ Reign of the Fallen (Reign of the Fallen 1) by Sarah Glen Marsh
⌘ The Unseen (Order of the Bell 2) by Jacob Devlin
⌘ Herding Cats (Sarah’s Scribbles 3) by Sarah Anderson
⌘ Fall Beasts and Fair. Edited by C.J. Brightley
⌘ The Hummingbird (Order of the Bell 3) by Jacob Devlin
⌘ Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
⌘ Lake Silence (The Others 6) by Anne Bishop
Dancing Out of February 2018 / Book Haul #29 – An Oops I Did It Again Haul / Why I Usually Don’t Read Excerpts / Epic Reading? Epic Tag! / Book Haul #30 – Boekenfestijn 2018 / Unboxing – Anderwereld Mystery Box / Undress Me! Surprises On Naked Hardcovers in My Collection / IBWM #2 – The Life of an International Book Blogger
What Did I Watch?
⌘ Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card / Anime / Ep 3 – 10
I still really enjoy this. ❤
⌘ X-Files Exenstials Collection / Season 3 – Ep 20 / Season 3 – Ep 2 / Stopped Watching
As I started to lose interest this month I skipped one and then another and realized I am just going to stop watching this. I’m just bored? I’ve seen a lot of these story lines been done better #sorrynotsorry
⌘ Under the Dome / Season 3 / Ep 5-7
I’m still kind of struggling with keeping my attention there. Series like these are just best binge watched.
⌘ The Magicians / Season 3 / Ep 4 – 6
I didn’t realize they were already showing this in The Netherlands so I missed the first three. ._.
Best of My Bookstagram
Beat the Backlist Instagram Challenge
⌘ Saar from Walking Through the Pages shows her updated book shelves tour.
⌘ The Orangutan Librarian says you do no not get to dictate taste.
⌘ Cait from Paper Fury shares 10 things book bloggers get excited about.
⌘ Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner answers some Q&A questions about blogging that were very interesting to read.
⌘ La La in the Library boosted some Bookstagram accounts including mine.
⌘ Ely from Of Wonderland talks about blogging and having a chronic illness.
⌘ Avery from Red Rocket Panda shared Diverse British Fiction.
⌘ Krysta from Pages Unbound convinced me I need to read the appendices of Lord of the Rings one day.
What Is Up Next Month?
⌘ For April I want to focus on sequels a little. I have been slacking a bit on my goal to finish some series. And I’ve started some series but not continued them so I figure I should focus on those a little. But I also have some review copies I need to get to so we’ll see where I get.
⌘ TBR: The Oddling Prince / The Smoke Thieves / To Kill a Kingdom / Defy the Stars / Defy the Worlds / The Obelisk Gate / The Stone Sky / The Empty Grave / The Silver Tide
⌘ As for April on a personal level I hope to focus a little more on healthier eating after Easter and the celebration of Maarten’s birthday. I’ve been saying that for a while though.
⌘ My parents will also come for a few days in this month so that will be busy. Otherwise I hope this month will slow down a little and I hope that the weather will turn out quite a bit better than what they seem to be thinking.
The Sunday post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is a bit of a recap post of the week (or month) where you can link to the posts you made this week, share news and wrap up your reading. I will also link up with Monthly Wrap up from Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction.