Summer is officially here and wow does that show in the temperatures.We’ve had a few heat waves this month. The rest of the month was filled with waiting on things and apparently getting a new car?
# Read 60 Books
Read this month: 14
- Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick / 3 stars // Perfect the Layout
- Not Your Backup (Sidekick Squad 3) by C.B. Lee / 3,5 stars // Make a Friend // ARC
- Dragonslayer (The Dragonslayer 1) by Duncan M. Hamilton / 3 stars // Create a Sim // ARC
- The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion (Danielle Cain 1) by Margaret Killjoy / 4,5 stars // Become a Ghost // Novella
– Monkey King, Faerie Queen by Zen Cho / 3 stars // Short Story
- Legendary (Caraval 2) by Stephanie Garber / 4 stars // Interior Design
– The Color of Paradox by A.M. Dellamonica / 3 stars // Novellette
X Lost Gods (Lost Gods 1) by Micah Yongo / DNF
- The Tea Dragon Festival (Tea Dragons 2) by Katie O’Neill / 5 stars // Landscaping // Graphic Novel
- Passing Strange by Ellen Klages / 3,5 stars // Fall in Love // Novella
- A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson / 3 stars // Eat a Cookie // Novella
- Finale (Caraval 3) by Stephanie Garber / 4 stars // Reach the Top of Your Carreer
- David Mogo, Godhunter by Suyi Davies Okungbowa / 3 stars // ARC // Buy a House
- His Majesty’s Dragons (Temeraire 1) by Naomi Novik / 5 stars // Get a Promotion
- Moonlocket (Cogheart Adventures 2) by Peter Bunzl / 2,5 stars // ARC
- Die Duftapotheke (Die Duftapotheke 1) by Anna Ruhe / 4 stars // Have a Baby
- The Murders of Molly Southbourne (Molly Southbourne 1) by Tade Thompson / 3 stars
Average – 3,5
Fire Breathing Dragon: 14/20
Prompts Completed This Month: 0
Complete Alien: 7/20
Prompts Completed This Month: Superpowers
Generic Robot: 8/12
Prompts Completed This Month: Set in Africa
Read more about my own reading challenge here.
Level: Elemental Witch (11-15 retellings)
Read This Month: x
I’ll show and update with the bingo card every 3 months here.
⌘ The heat waves were fun. Not. We went way up to 37/38 which rarely happens and with the humidity here it is so dangerous for a lot of people. There is nothing one can do with this heat, seriously. Yesterday (Saturday) was another one with a good 30 degrees. Merijn also has hard days with this heat.
⌘ On some of the better (less warm) days we went to a few zoos. One on Fathers Day. They were great fun!
⌘ Moodwise I am slightly up and down. I just worry about things. Normal things for a mom I’d say but with depression it kind of gets bigger. I have a harder time focusing on things. I’m still working on the bookshelf tours even though I took the pictures way back in April. That is not really like me. I still haven’t worked more on replacing the photos. I just can’t get myself to more forward there. It will happen someday but I don’t want to push myself too far either. It sucks but it will come when it comes I guess.
⌘ Outside the heat Merijn is mostly fine. Very Toddler I Say No to Everything and Let Me Scream in Your Ear. So yeah, fine, lol.
⌘ Last Thursday as I cycled out of our street a part of a tree had fallen on a car and a house. So close to us. There is a park across our street (we are a side street of where it happened) and there are many large trees but not all seem to be doing well. They already had cut another one a few months ago because it wasn’t healthy anymore. It is scary to think about because it happened 7.45 in the morning and we go through that street often.
⌘ As this posts we’ll be with my parents in zeeland and I will have picked up my new car. New what you say? Remember that my car was acting up? Well it didn’t die but it wasn’t going to be getting any better with the ripe old age of 18,5. My parents found a lovely second-hand car that is only 3,5 years old. I’ll share a pic next month’s wrap up.
⌘ The Final Days of Magic (Witches of New Orleans 3) by J.D. Horn // ARC
⌘ Not Your Backup (Sidekick Squad 3) by C.B. Lee // ARC
⌘ The Outside by Ada Hoffmann // ARC
⌘ A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews
⌘ Dragonslayer (Dragonslayer 1) by Duncan M. Hamilton // ARC
⌘ Lady Mechanika volume 5 by Joe Benitez en M.M. Chen // ARC
⌘ Die Duftapotheke (Die Duftapotheke 1) by Anna Ruhe
Dancing out of May 2019 / Best of the Bunch // May 2019 / Book Haul #43 – Just May for a Change / Points I Live by for How to Review Books / Winter is Coming… / #IronTomeAThon Sign-Up / If You Liked That Popular Book You Might Like This Book – Times 5 / What I Read and What I Plan to Read for Dancing with Fantasy and Sci-Fi Reading Challenge the Rest of the Year / Book Shelf Tour 2019 // FAQ /
⌘ Crazy Rich Asians / Movie
I wasn’t sure about watching this but I surprisingly really liked it. I laughed so hard and loved so many characters.
⌘ Womens World Cup Football
Go The Netherlands~
⌘ Men in Black 3 / Movie
⌘ Extant / Season 1 / Ep 1-3
I started this on a whim and by the end of ep 3 I was completely into it. Halle Berry is great so far ❤ Need to make some time in July to watch the rest.
⌘ Finding Nemo / Movie / Rewatch
First time for Merijn. Nemo getting taken was very exciting lol.
⌘ On Word Wonders Nadia from Our Worlds of Words discusses why f/f romances are so hard to find.
⌘ On Bookshelves & Paperbacks two bloggers share how to be a good ally to Muslims. Especially the performative solidarity is important to read about!
⌘ Anniek from Anniek’s Library recommends 10 LGBTQ+ Sci-fi books. And shares 10 LGBTQ+ books by authors of colour.
⌘ Ely from Of Wonderland journeys to Nevermoor.
⌘ CW from The Quiet Pond has 63 prompts to help you write that book review.
⌘ July is Irontomeathon month. All the adult fantasy all day~ Next to that I am continuing along with the Bitter Twins readalong and starting the 22nd is a readalong for The Sword of Kaigen on insta.
⌘ As for what is happening the rest of the month. Merijn’s pre-school summer vacation starts July 15th and is to August 25th. There will be way less grandpa days for him too because they will go on vacation for a few weeks. He will get his yearly check up with the 3 year old eye test (looking at the pictures I think its a load of bull but whatever). We’ll also be meeting up with a friend of mine later in the month.
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.