July was so hot with a week with 40 degrees celcius. I was sure I was going to melt. But there were also more car troubles, lesigh. But at least as this posts I will be at Deventer Book Market~
# Read 60 Books
Read this month: 15
Blue means read for #Irontomeathon
- Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia / 4 stars // ARC
- Jade City (The Green Bone Saga 1) by Fonda Lee / 5 stars // ARC
- The Cage by A.M. Dellamonica / 4 stars // Novellette
- The Awakening (The Graveyard Queen 6) by Amanda Stevens / 3 stars
- The Bitter Twins (The Winnowing Flame 2) by Jen Williams / 5 stars
- The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon / 3,5 stars
- Spellcaster Academy: Magical Realism Episode 1 by Jennetta Penner / 3 stars // ARC // Novella
- The Poppy War (The Poppy War 1) by R.F. Kuang / 4 stars
- Warp Gate Concerto by Dorian Graves / 4 stars // ARC // Novella
- Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu / 4 stars // ARC // Graphic Novel
- Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestors 2) by Mark Lawrence / 4 stars
X The Rage of Dragons (The Burning 1) by Evan Winters / DNF // ARC
- The Ugly Woman of Castello di Putti (Hidden Sea Tales 0.2) by A.M. Dellamonica / 3,5 stars // Novellette
- Twice Magic (Wizards of Once) by Cressida Cowell / 4 stars
- Fool’s Fate (Tawny Man 3) by Robin Hobb / 5 stars
- Kingdom of Souls: The Last Witchdoctor by Rena Barron / 4 stars // ARC
Average: 4 stars
I was thinking that the last few months of the year (starting around October I think) I am not going to put my updates for this here so it will be a surprise in the reading challenge wrap up if I succeeded my own reading challenge or not. Also I desperately need to go by everyone who signed up to see if they posted some updates. I’ll try and carve out an evening for that soon.
Fire Breathing Dragon: 16/20
Prompts Completed This Month: ghosts / grimdark
Complete Alien: 8/20
Prompts Completed This Month: alien
Generic Robot: 10/12
Prompts Completed This Month: Over 800 pages / Disability
Read more about my own reading challenge here.
Level: Mt. Vancouver (36 books)
Read this Month: 5
So as you can see I completed this reading challenge. Woohoo. I am moving the level to Mt. Ararat for 48 books which I think I can reach by the end of the year for sure.
Rules: Books Owned Prior to 2019 / No Library Books / Rereads can count (but not in the last 5 years read)
⌘ Well July seemed to start okay with driving around in my new car. Too bad the speed meter malfuctioned and after I got it fixed a small pebble made a tiny crack in my front window. To say I went kind of down for the meltdown would be an understatement. I was not expecting MORE car troubles and I really need you all the cross your fingers I don’t have any more this year because the amount of money spend on cars is INSANE.
⌘ I also ended up getting my meds upped. I had weird days where it felt I didn’t take my meds when I did. And I have been restless, more easily panicked. So i upped them. Of course we had to had the heat wave then. Lesigh.
⌘ Merijn went to my parents for a week at the end of July, where we headed into August. He had loads of fun. I had a lot of good rest.
⌘ The saddest thing of July however was that we lost Grace from the book blog Rebel Mommy. She was well known in the book blogging community and she lost her battle with cancer. My heart goes out to her family.
Announcements and the Like
⌘ THORN Cover Reveal and Excerpt / US & International Giveaway
⌘ Announcing Short Stacks + Linking to Those I Did a Full Review On
⌘ The End of My Journey To Become a Healer, I Hope // N.E.W.T.S 2019
Wrap Ups and Other Memes
⌘ Dancing out of June 2019
⌘ Best of the Bunch // June 2019
⌘ Short Stacks #1 // From Discworld to Worst Dates and Pigs
⌘ David Mogo, Godhunter by Suyi Davies Okunbowa // Arc
⌘ Jade City (Green Bone Saga 1) by Fonda Lee
⌘ Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia // Arc
⌘ The Bitter Twins (Winnowing Flame 2) by Jen Williams
⌘ Little Witches by Leigh Dragoon // Arc
⌘ Warp Gate Concerto by Dorian Graves // Arc
Top Ten Tuesday
⌘ Childhood Favorites? What Are Even Memories?
⌘ Favorite Characters from Manga
⌘ Sort of Auto-Buy Authors
⌘ Favorite Books Per Release Year / 2000 Up to 2018
⌘ First Lines in Books That Caught Me
Discussions, Topics and the Like
⌘ Time to Freak Out! / Mid-Year Book Freak Out 2019
⌘ Book Shelf Tour 2019 // Playing That Numbers Games
⌘ Book Haul #44 / More and More Books
⌘ Book Shelf Tour 2019 // Part 1 / TBR Shelf
⌘ Present Tense in Books / The Up and the Down
⌘ Book Shelf Tour 2019 // Part 2 / Hardcovers, Graphic Novels and the Like, Mostly Read
⌘ Go Prepared to Deventer Book Market
⌘ Book Haul #45 – Hello Ebooks
⌘ Womens World Cup Football
Go The Netherlands. We came in 2nd~
⌘ Extant / Season 1 / Ep 4-13 / Finished
This was a super interesting sci-fi show. It slightly dragged in the middle but there is so much to love here.
⌘ The Crossing / Season 1 / Ep 1-5
A sci-fi show I discovered amongst the kpn on demand tv shows. It has a really interesting concept of time travelers coming to our time to live their lives as their time is ruined.
⌘ Love, Simon / Movie
I finally got to watch this and I really liked. I had the same feels as with the book. However I don’t like what they did with Leah AND how Simon hurt his friends. He didn’t do the things like that in the book and had more respect for them.
⌘ Peter Rabbit / Movie
I watched this with Merijn. It was still a bit too much for him but it made me laugh.
⌘ Spiderman: Far From home / Movie
When Merijn was at my parents we went to the movies. We both really liked this one.This Peter Parker is just too adorable. I liked that it was so much about him trying to find his way being spiderman and being iron man’s successor.
⌘ Into the Spiderverse / Movie
It was very different, like a comic. Yet I appreciate all the variations from the original spider man. Miles is so much love ❤
⌘ Louise from Foxes and Fairytales shared 50+ LGBTQ+ Retellings. She also shares some of her 5 star reads that has under 250 goodreads ratings.
⌘ CW from The Quiet Pond tried out some dishes from the ya anthology Hungry Hearts. And Varian is sharing YA SFF books with FF romances.
⌘ Aentee from Read at Midnight shared her review of Jade War AND free phone wallpapers.
⌘ I am participating in the Newts readathon. I hope that I will be able to get to my 10 books but to be honest I won’t have as much time. Only by luck.
⌘ I am going to try and visit a few of the blogs that signed up for my reading challenge during an evening and see if they posted some updates. If I am tagged I go look anyway, but it’s been hard going by everyone if they don’t tag me.
⌘ At the end of the month Merijn will be turning 3. Can you believe it?
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.