September was an odd month, one wherein I didn’t feel like I had a lot of peace with the husband home. Its just weird when you are used to being just with your 2 year old to then have someone else home for 3 weeks and butting into everything. We also didn’t have the best luck with falls down the stairs and cracked car windows.
- The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kierstin White – 4 stars X
Dnf – Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art by Susan Napier
- Give the Dark My Love (Give the Dark My Love 1) by Beth Revis – 3,5 stars
- The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus 1) by Jonathan Stroud – reread
- A History of Dragons by Joyce Hargreaves – 2 stars
- The Little Shop of Found Things (The Little Shop of Found Things 1) by Paula Brackston – 3,5 stars
- Unwritten by Tara Gilboy – 3,5 stars
- To All the Boys I’ve loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before 1) by Jenny Han – 4 stars
- Lampje by Annet Schaap – 4 stars – Dutch Author
- 3Pak 2018 by Raoul de Jong, Nhung Dam and Tim Hofman – 2 stars – Dutch Auhtors
- The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland 1) by Catherynne M. Valente – 4 stars
- Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers 3) by Becky Chambers – 4 stars
- Sugar Spells (Spelwork Syndicate 2) by Lola Dodge – 4 stars
- Rejoice: A Knife to the Heart by Steven Erikson – 2 stars
- The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kierstin White – 4 stars X
# Unread Books
Total unread books on shelf start of September – 243 – 5 unhaul = 238
Books read in September (that count) – 5
Books bought/received in September (no ebooks/no previously read) – 13
Total unread books on shelf end of September – 246
# Unread Ebooks
Total unread ebooks at the start of September – 24
Ebooks read in September – 6 + 1 DNF
Ebooks bought/Received in September – 6
Total unread ebooks end of September – 23
# Beat the Backlist
Backlist books read in September – 5
Total – 112
# Library Love Challenge
Library books read in September – 1
Total – 57
⌘ This was the month that my husband had his 3 week vacation. It was weird because I was so used to being on my own and he kept putting my routine to a mess. Even so it was good for Merijn. He loved that his dad was home and wanted to crawl into bed with him every morning.
⌘ We went to dolfinarium with Merijn during maarten’s first week of vacation. It was a bit of a struggle for him to understand we had to wait for shows to start but once they did he did enjoy them. But honestly, he was still a bit too tiny and restless for it. There was also more playground than there were animals to see.
⌘ Merijn and I also visited Breda to meet up with Liesbet from Zwartaafje. ❤ It was great.
⌘ The Monday of the second full week of september, and of husband’s vacation we visited Eindhoven and I finally got to visit the van piere bookstore there. I loved their English section.
⌘ Merijn went to stay with his aunt and uncle for a night and day that week as well. Husband and I went to 3 country point. There is a point where you can walk from the Netherlands, to Belgium and Germany and back again very easily. If you look to one side it is Belgium, look to the other side and it is Germany and look behind you and it is the Netherlands. It was fun but we decided we needed to come back there with Merijn to take him through the labyrinth and walk through the forest. He’d love it. After that we visited Maastricht briefly. Just walked around, visited the Domincanen bookstore and went into a church.
⌘ Unfortunately on our day away I lost my voice. The day after I fell down the stairs. I was not having a great few days after that. My foot was swollen, I was bruised and my back did not enjoy any of it. Husband also managed to crack his front car window…
⌘ The week after we went to my parents for a few days. We didn’t really get to do what we wanted like go to a Belgian zoo because of my fall. I just couldn’t walk that much. But Merijn enjoyed spending lots of times with his grandparents.
⌘ This last week Maarten went back to work and had to work 6 days of which 4 evenings in a row plus also a day of school in those 6 days. The switch from spending 3 full weeks with his dad to just being with me has been hard on Merijn. I can tell he misses his dad. Just going into our room and sit in bed with his dad. Things like that. Husband wasn’t home much so it was even harder on him.
⌘ I am finishing this post up on Saturday afternoon as this posts on the Sunday morning. Saturday evening we are going out to dinner and going to our first escape room with husband’s siblings. I’ll share how that went in the October wrap up. 😉
⌘ Seafire (Seafire 1) by Natalie C. Parker
⌘ Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles 1) by Tamora Pierce
⌘ The Demon Race by Alexandria Warwick
⌘ Giant Days (volume 1 + 2) by John Allison
⌘ Twice Dead (The Necromancer’s Song 1) by Caitlin Seal
⌘ The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kierstin White
⌘ Mini Reviews of Comics and Graphic Novels
⌘ The Caged Queen (Iskari 2) by Kristin Ciccarelli
⌘ Miyazaki World: A Life in Art by Susan Napier
⌘ The Little Shop of Found Things (The Little Shop of Found Things 1) by Paula Brackston
⌘ Give the Dark My Love (Give the Dark My Love 1) by Beth Revis
Dancing Out of August 2018 / #15 Years Bartimaeus – Ready, Set, Go. Introduction Time! / If You Like This Young Adult Book, You Might Like This Adult Book – Times 7 / Book Stores #6 – De Drvkkerij Middelburg / Some of the Things I’ve Learned While Reading with Merijn – Up to 2 Years/ #15yearsbartimaeus – The Amulet of Samarkand Discussion (SPOILERS) / Looking on the Inside – End Papers Part 1 /
⌘ The Gifted / Season 1 / Ep 5-6 & 9-12
Forever on the fence on this show…
⌘ Take Two / Season 1 / Ep 4-11
Funny, amusing and I like the characters.
⌘ Sleepy Hollow / Season 3 / Ep 8-18 / Finished
It was okay. I’m not sure I am interested in season 4 with you know who not being in it. ._.
⌘ Once Upon a Time / Season 6 / Ep 1-12
While Agents of Shield might have dissapeared, we did get all ouat seasons…I have to be honest and say that I’m not sure how much I enjoy these additions to solid parts of the fairy tale stories we were already told. Like random additions to Snow White’s and Prince Charming’s stories.
⌘ Midsomer Murders / Season 20 / Ep 1-2 & 4
I missed episode 3 because I fell asleep, twice. It is a lot of the same but I always enjoy this anyway.
⌘ Paddington / Movie
This was cute. Nothing more than that.
⌘ Bridget Jones Baby / Movie
There was nothing else on and I couldn’t sleep the first night we were at my parents. It was…entertaining.
⌘ Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters / Movie
It was okay. Nothing very special. But I did love this head butting and nose biting Gretel haha.
⌘ The Last Witch Hunter / Movie
Again it was okay for an entertaining watch. It had a lot of potential but Vin Diesel does not invoke a lot of rooting response from me in general haha. I don’t even dislike him. His emotional physical responses are just blergh.
⌘ Supernatural / Season 12 / Ep 5-8
Really, a nephilim?
⌘ Krysta from Pages Unbound asks if it is time for YA to move on from generic conventions. She also shares 11 YA books with little to no romance.
⌘ Sci-Fi Month is coming in November again! Sign up over on X+1!
⌘ Cait from Paper Fury asks if it is better to read about characters who are similar or different from you?
⌘ Alicia from A Kernel of Nonsense shared her favorite reads for Latinx Heritage Month 2018.
⌘ Marie at Drizzle & Hurricane Books shares powerful ya books endings and beginnings.
⌘ Suzanne from The Bookish Libra shares why you should give audiobooks another try.
⌘ Aila from Happy Indulgence shares her review on Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens.
⌘ Kathy from Pages Below the Vaulted Sky has a Discworld Readalong going on where they read one book a month. In case anyone needs some extra motivation to start Discworld and Terry Pratchett. 😉
⌘ Destiny from Howling Libraries shared a horror recommendation list and a readalong announcement. She also has a part 2 for the horror recommendations.
⌘ Noura from The Perks of Being Noura shares a list books by female authors of colour and links to reviews of other bloggers.
⌘ Kwante from Kwante in Wonderland is hosting a Spook-a-thon and has a bookstagram challenge for October.
⌘ Liesbet from Zwartraafje shares bookish items for exchange. She also shares her love for bookish swaps.
⌘ Joany from Crving Pages shares what she’s learned from young adult books as a 30+ year old.
⌘ Next month is October! My birthday month. So much fun. It is also the month I’ll be shipping my package for Kwante in Wonderland’s Spookish Book a Swap. I will also be participating in her spook-a-thon. A tbr will be posted later this month for that. I’ll also be doing her bookstagram challenge. Busy busy busy.
⌘ Other than that I just really need to read some arcs that are due at the end of October of early November. Not as many as I had though. And I have so many other books I really want to get to…
⌘ Adding on to that I really need to make sure my back heals.
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.