Dancing out of March 2019

Again March was filled with sickness, a concussion but also celebrations, some great books and a birthday.

Reading Challenge

The Numbers

# Read 60 Books
Read this month: 12
Total: 36/60

  1. The Wizards of Once (The Wizards of Once 1) by Cressida Cowell / 4 stars // Monstrous March
    X Fablehaven (Fablehaven 1) by Brandon Mull / DNF
  2. The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor 1) by Jessica Townsend / 5 stars // Monstrous March
  3. The Chosen Ones (Worldquake Sequence 2) by Scarlett Thomas / 3 stars
  4. The True Queen (Sorcerer Royal 2) by Zen Cho / 4 stars // ARC
  5. Aru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava Quartet 1) by Roshani Chokshi / 4 stars // Monstrous March
  6. The Fever King (Feverwake 1) by Victoria Lee / 4 stars // ARC
  7. Ottoline at the Sea (Ottoline 3) by Chris Riddell / 4 stars // Monstrous March
  8. The Golden Fool (Tawny Man 2) by Robin Hobb / 4 stars
  9. The Unicorn Anthology. Edited by Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman / 2,5 stars // ARC // Monstrous March
  10. Wundersmith (Nevermoor 2) by Jessica Townsend / 5 stars
  11. Voluit Leven by Erns Bohlmeijer and Monique Hulsbergen / No Rating // Non-Fiction
  12. The Beauty and the Beast by Gabriella-Suzanna Barbot de Villeneuve / 3 stars // Monstrous March

Average: 3,86 stars

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Fire Breathing Dragon: 9/20
Prompts Completed This Month: Matriarchy, Set in Our World, Magic School

Complete Alien: 4/20
Prompts Completed This Month: X

Generic Robot: 5/12
Prompts Completed This Month: X

Total: 17/52

Read more about my own reading challenge here.

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asian authors


Starting Point this Month – 6
Asian Authors Read in March – 2
Asian Authors Read Total – 8

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⌘ So the first week of March was not too great. Both Merijn and I got sick on the second day of  the month. Merijn had the flu I think and I had laryngitis (voice gone too of course). Merijn got better after 3 days, I did not. For most of my being sick I only slept 2-3 hours. And then once the laryngitis got better I got an awful ear pain in my left ear throughout the night, couldn’t hear well out of that ear for a while and also ended up with my period. So yeah, no fun here at the start of the month.

⌘ The week after that I finished the group course therapy. Of course I learned new insights but it is going to take a while before a lot of those are going to take effect. So we’ll see.

⌘ The weekend of March 16th Merijn stayed at his grandparents (dad side) because we went bowling and out to dinner with husband’s sister, brother and girlfriend.  He stayed there from friday to sunday. Bowling and the dinner was a lot of fun. The dinner was at an all you can eat buffet restaurant and they had so much. I was not hungry on Sunday morning.  On the sunday we had two birthdays to go to. One of my friend and one of my bil’s girlfriend. There we picked up Merijn as well who was sick. Poor thing. Again.

⌘ I was then the lucky sod that got the wooden truck against my head from Merijn which left me with a small concussion. Yeay. So I haven’t been able to read or probably blog since March 22nd. #sadface

⌘ But at least todays husband’s birthday and I hope I feel good enough to people.

⌘ Up until the concussion I was very into playing Merge Dragons on my phone. Are you playing it? Let me know so we can friend!

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The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One (Woman Are Some Kind of Magic 3) by Amanda Lovelace // ARC
Wintersong duology by S. Jae-Jones
Firestarter (Timekeeper 3) by Tara Sim
The Black Tides of Heaven (Tensorate 1) by J.Y. Yang
The True Queen (Sorcerer Royal 2) by Zen Cho // ARC
Wizard of Once (Wizard of Once 1) by Cressida Cowell
Aru Shah and the End of Time (The Pandava Quartet 1) by Roshani Chokshi
The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor 1) by Jessica Townsend
The Fever King (Feverwake 1) by Victoria Lee // ARC

Top Ten Tuesday
Characters I’d Like to Switch Places With  / Books I Wish Had Remained Standalones / Books on My Spring TBR 2019  / Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness

Other Posts
Dancing out of February 2019 / Best of the Bunch // February 2019 / If You Enjoyed This Tv Show/Movie Than You Might Like This Book – Times 5 / Doing My O.W.L.’s for Healing Purposes // O.W.L.S. 2019 / Do I Have That Book? / 5 Things I Can’t or Won’t Do Even Though I’m a Bookworm

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january 2019 what I watched tv shows
The Passage / Season 1 / Ep 7 – 10 / Finished
I liked it. I’m not sure what to think on the ending there. I actually liked that part of the book the most so we’ll see how they’ll approach it.

The Rugrats Movie / Movie
I watched this twice with Merijn. He really likes it haha.

Scooby-Doo and the Gourmet Chef / Movie
A newer one for me to watch

Captain Marvel / Movie
I liked it. I would honestly watch more Captain Marvel movies.

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⌘ Fadwa from Word Wonders had a guest post by Romana from Romana Reads Romance about the Fantasy of Historical Romance. Prag from the Inked Book Blog also guest posted about busting some Indian myths and stereotypes.
⌘ Savanna from Booked on a Feeling posted her 2019 Anthologies TBR.
⌘ Brianna from Pages Unbound reviewed Ship of Smoke and Steel by Django Wexler. Krysta defends flawed characters.
⌘ Clo from Book Dragons talks about authenticity in engagement.
⌘ Avery from Red Rocket Panda shared their international women’s day reccommendations.
⌘ CW from The Quiet Pond summarizes how bloggers balance blogging and life.
⌘ Aly from Of Wonderland asks why do you review?
⌘ Aimal from Bookshelves and Paperbacks talks about globalizing YA Science-Fiction and Urban Fantasy.
⌘ Stephanie from Never Enough Novels started doing a tour of her own book shelves.
⌘ Kaleena from Reader Voracious discusses the new CMA Guidelines and how the affect us.

Dutch Blogs

⌘ Liesbet from Zwartraafje shared the 10 years challenge of her blog.

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⌘ TBR: As you could read in Doing My O.W.L.’s for Healing Purposes // O.W.L.S. 2019 I am going to participate in this readathon throughout April. So that is going to be my tbr. Other than that I am going to leave it open. I have some reservations still outstanding at the library and maybe some other review copies so I think this is more than enough. And honestly, after the whole concussion thing, I don’t know if I can even hit those 8 books. I read for an hour on Friday and my head hurt.

⌘ I am also participating in Anderwereld’s (Dutch online second-hand books webstore) April Photo Challenge.

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This monthly wrap up will be linked up with the monthly one by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction. This so we can blog hop to each others wrap ups easier.

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20 thoughts on “Dancing out of March 2019

  1. Oh I remember reading the Tawny Man series. I miss those books. Bummer about Fablehaven. I was thinking of reading those. Maybe not. Haha

    Yikes sorry about the concussion!

    Merge dragons looks awesome, love that game art!

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  2. Oh gosh, having toddlers is dangerous!!I hope your head will be better soon..

    I still haven’t checked out the adaptation of ‘The Passage’. It’s on the list though. I’m a bit scared cause I didn’t like most of the actors.. We’ll see – I will give them a chance to convince me 😉

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  3. I’m so sorry about how you month started. Hope you’re feeling better from the concussion. That must have been scary. I’ve seen Merge Dragons on some promotion videos in a game I play and I quite love the settings and the colours. I may give it a chance. 🙂 I haven’t decided yet if I’ll be joining OWLS 2019. I really want to, but I have been such a slow reader that I fear I’d not be able to finish my goals.

    Wishing you a happy April!
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

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  4. Sorry about the sickness! We’ve been dealing with our own this past week. My voice hasn’t sounded right for days. I’m either raspy, or croaky like a frog. We love, love, love the Nevermoor books! It’s one of our favorites. I adore Jupiter and Jack, Morrigan and Hawthorne! Fen! She’s made a few friends now, but I love Cadence the most. Hope you start feeling better!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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  5. I’m sorry your month didn’t start off well with all the sickness. And oh goodness, a concussion too!! I hope you and your son are both doing better. I hope you were able to enjoy your husband’s birthday. 🙂 Yay for loving Nevermoor. I really need to read that one!


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      1. Haha I don’t think I’ve figured out everything yet cause I’m not sure what my code is or how to connect with other players. Do you know where I can find it? My camp number is #3550, but I don’t think that’s what you mean right?


  6. Great wrap-up and thank you so much for sharing my post!! 🙂 I really appreciate it. I’m going to check out the other posts you shared as well.

    Hope you have a Happy April and happy reading 🙂

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  7. I’m so sorry about the bad luck you had this month, especially the health. Hopefully next month is better, and I hope your health is stabilized. 🖤🖤

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  8. Hopelijk wordt april een betere maand voor jou. Ik denk het trouwens wel want het ziet er naar uit dat de medische tegenslag naar hier is verhuisd. Ok, een deel ervan ontdekte ik eind maart maar gisteren ben ik naar de huisarts gegaan en toen bleek dat ik een keel -en ooronsteking heb. Nu heb ik dus niet enkel ‘s avonds koorts door uitputting maar de hele dag door en dat helpt me niet bij het lezen voor de OWL’s Readathon. Hopelijk slaagt de medicatie snel aan en beseft mijn lichaam binnenkort dat de winter al een tijdje gedaan is. Met een beetje geluk kan ik dan ook wat meer lezen want ik las tot nu toe een pak minder dan jou en mis het echt om te kunnen wegduiken in een boek.

    Je hebt The Beauty and the Beast precies evenveel sterren gegeven als ik. Eigenlijk moet ik er nog steeds een recensie van schrijven maar ik ben er nog steeds niet aan toegekomen. Het viel me wel op dat ik zonder probleem meerdere hervertellingen kan opsommen die ik leuker vond dan het origineel.

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  9. Concussions are so awful! I hope your April is going better health-wise. The True Queen sounds fun to read and is on my reading wish list.

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  10. March was super sucky for you healthwise! I hope April is better, it should be because spring brings fresh air inside. Parents should get hazard pay. Baz broke his father’s big toe once trying to pick up a heavy cinder block and then dropping it, and he gave me a black eye once. We need goalie masks and steel toed shoes. 😱

    Sebastian adored the Rugrats (I did, too, ha ha). He still wears a Reptar t-shirt. 😁

    I have to start looking at the O.W.L.’s books. I think one of mine for wandmaking was an adult book, so The Passage counts for that. 🦉

    Here’s to a much better and healthier April! 🌷

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  11. You had a rough month! I hope April is much better for you.Kids are dangerous. Mine have definitely hurt me before thankfully, we haven’t had a concussion yet but my oldest did accidentally head butt my mom’s knee and she had to be on crutches.

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

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