Dancing out of May 2019

Well Wyrd and Wonder is over yet again. #sadface It is always such a wonderfull month to share some extra fantasy love with mutuals lovers. The rest of the month had its ups and downs. Bad sleep and all that. But we also had some nice warm weather.

Reading Challenge

The Numbers

# Read 60 Books
Read this month: 11
Total: 62/60

  1. The Magicians: Alice’s Story by Lilah Sturges. Art by Pius Bak / 2 stars // ARC // Graphic Novel
  2. The Iron Ghost (The Copper Cat 2) by Jen Williams / 4 stars // Reread
  3. The Silver Tide (The Copper Cat 3) by Jen Williams / 4 stars
    – If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again by Zen Cho / 4 stars // Novellette
  4. Tilly and the Book Wanderers (Pages & Co. 1) by Anna James / 4,5 stars
  5. Monstress Volume 1 by Marjorie Liu. Art by Sana Takeda / 4 stars // Graphic Novel
  6. Final Days of Magic (Witches of New Orleans 3) by J.D. Horn / 3 stars // ARC
  7. Trail of Lightning (Six Worlds 1) by Rebecca Roanhorse / 4 stars
  8. Lady Mechanika vol 5: La Belle Dame Sans Merci by Joe Benitez / 3 stars // ARC
  9. The Ninth Rain (Winnowing Flame 1) by Jen Williams / 4,5 stars
  10. Ship of Smoke and Steel (Wells of Sorcery 1) by Django Wexler / 3,5 stars
  11. Witchsign (Ashen Torment 1) by Den Patrick / 2 stars // ARC

Average Rating: 3,87

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Fire Breathing Dragon: 14/20
Prompts Completed This Month: Dragon / Witch

Complete Alien: 6/20
Prompts Completed This Month:

Generic Robot: 7/12
Prompts Completed This Month: 0

Total: 27/52

Read more about my own reading challenge here.
This month was a bit of stall on my own reading challenge. Oops.

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Read this month: 1
Read Total:  11/10

badge_tarsierAs you can see I managed to complete my goal for the first badge which was 10.  Go me.

badge_cobraMoving on to badge two which is 11-20 books. I should be able to hit that. Yeay~

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⌘ Eh I’ve been better? Mental health wasn’t too stellar at the start of the month. Lets keep it at that.

⌘ The car went back to the garage and they didn’t charge because they couldn’t find it. The motor light is out now (and came back on 2 weeks later lesigh). They said since its such an old car (nearing 20) we should ask ourselves how much money we still want to pump in it.

⌘ I have worried mom things regarding Merijn. I won’t go into it because it is an ongoing process but I’ll share at some point.

⌘ We went to two zoo’s this month. One was the Apenheul where there are free roaming Monkeys in part of the zoo. The other one was Beekse Bergen where you can take your car and go through a safari zone (there might be giraffes that lick your car, its happened to us a few times). But there is also a boat and a bus and you can go on foot as well.  Merijn enjoyed it all of course.

⌘ Thank you for 1200 followers lovelies. ❤

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The Magicians: Alice’s Story by Lilah Sturges. Art by Pius Bak // ARC
Monstress volume 1: The Awakening by Marjorie Liu
Trail of Lightning (Sixth World 1) by Rebecca Roanhorse
The Copper Cat trilogy by Jen Williams
Tilly and the Book Wanderers (Pages & Co. 1) by Anna James
The Ninth Rain (The Winnowing Flame 1) by Jen Williams
Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan // ARC
Witchsign (Ashen Torment 1) by Den Patrick // ARC

Top Ten Tuesday
Top Means of Transportation in Fantasy / Fantasy Books That Deserve Epic Adaptations Like Harry Potter and LOTR  / Some of My Favorite Fantasy Covers on My Shelf / Favorite Books in the Last Ten Years Per Year

It Is Time for #WyrdandWonder Year Two / Why I Am Taking My Slow Time Reading Discworld /How About Some #WyrdandWonder Instagram Story/Twitter Templates? / Books for Riordan Lovers That Aren’t Written by Rick Riordan Going Over to the Gritty Dark Side / Grimdark  / As Travars // Unboxing Letters & Lights January Box / Let Us Go on an Adventure to Discworld  /Great Starts to Adult Fantasy If You Are New to the Genre

Other Posts
Dancing out of April 2019 / Best of the Bunch // April 2019 / Getting My Book Signed by Thomas Olde Heuvelt / Four Years A Dance With Books – Four Years of Stats and Glowing up the BlogDiving into the Sims // Sims-a-Thon June 2019 TBR

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Eurovision 2019
The Netherlands won~

Sherlock Holmes / Movie / Rewatch

Dr. Pol / Season 8 / Completed
I love this from origin Dutch vet.

Scooby Doo and the Curse of the 13th Ghost / Movie
I was excited when I saw this in the store because back in the day I loved watching the 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo. This is attached to that. But the plot was incredibly stupid to be honest. They could have come up with something else and I don’t think they thought well enough on the various chemistry between characters. I did however love that Fred went to cheerleading camp.

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⌘ Shri from Sun & Chai guest posts on Words and Wonders about Generational Acquiescence of White Fantasy.
⌘ Aly from of Wonderland announces Death Amongst Us, an anthology a story of hers is featured in!
⌘ Tania from My Lovely Secret shares 37 ya books about mental health.
⌘ On Aimal’s blog Bookshelves & Paperbacks a few bloggers and an author share their favorite books by Muslim authors.
⌘ Sammie from The Writerly Way shares a bookshelf tour!
⌘ Krysta from Pages Unbound asks what makes a fantasy original?

Wyrd and Wonder

⌘ Kathy from Pages Below the Vaulted Sky talks about what romance can do in a fantasy.
⌘ Jess from Jessticulates shares how Trail of Lightning revitalises first nations horror. (Not a review!)
⌘ Way Too Fantasy talks about why she loves fantasy.
⌘ Jess from Jessticulates asks why do we love victorian era fantasy?

Dutch Blogs

⌘ Marcia from Boekvinder visited the library of Stockholm.

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⌘ Well I will be doing the sims-a-thon as I posted about. We’ll see how far I get. I don’t expect to read a huge amount though. We are heading into Summer and that means a bit more activity with the toddler.

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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.

22 thoughts on “Dancing out of May 2019

  1. I am overdue a check-in on how my Dance with Books is going – and I better get the second half of my prompt suggestions finished! You’re making amazing progress 🙂

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    1. Slowly but surely now haha. Its not going as fast as it did at the start of the year but it will do. I’m planning on a mid-year check in 2 weeks or so


  2. Your ability to read and write so much continues to impress me! Hope June is a better month for you and Merijn. The zoos sound nice, though. ♥

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  3. I just saw the sims-a-thon circulating on Twitter. I’m terrible when it comes to readathons, but I hope you end up enjoying. I hope June ends up being a good mental health month for you and that whatever is going on with your little one, you get clarity sooner rather than later. Wishing you the best going into June!

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  4. Thanks for sharing my post, lovely. Congrats on 1,200 followers! And I feel like it’s a mom’s job to worry about mom things, but I hope you and your little are doing well, despite whatever’s going on. The Sims-A-Thon is … not what I expected. I’m hopelessly addicted to Sims, but tying it to books is a really neat take on it! Hope you enjoy the readathon. 🙂

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  5. I love that Merijn loves zoos so much! 🐒

    Hopefully more sunny weather will help everyone’s mood. I was upset that we had to close the windows again because the fresh air is my favorite thing, but then again… I don’t like extreme heat either. 🙈

    Here’s to June being not too cold, not too rainy, and not too hot! 💜✨

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  6. Hihi, zo heel subtiel en super droog tussendoor *the Netherlands won* 🙂 Ik hoop echt dat juni een beter maand mag worden (en ja, ik weet dat ik dat al enkele maanden achter elkaar zeg en er telkens mee voor zit te duimen dus al dat duimen gaat echt wel een keer effect hebben. Voor ons allebei) en dat je moederlijke zorgen binnenkort vervangen mogen worden door geruststellende woorden.

    Het is ergens wel grappig om jouw leesuitdagingen zo onder elkaar te zien staan. Je bent dit jaar een buitenaardse vuur spuwende robot draak. 🙂

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  7. We love going to zoos and end up spending hours and hours every time, even though we’ve been there many times before. I have Wildcard to read and really need to move it up on my pile. I hope June is going better for you health and sleep wise.

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