Dancing out of September 2019

September was too much all over the place. Not just in the weather, going from 30 degrees to 14 degrees in a matter of a few days, but also in my state of mind. Worries were all over the place. Reading wise was mostly fine however and I had another 5 star read. Yeay me.
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sept wrap up

The Numbers

# Read 60 Books
Read this month: 11
Total: 110/60

  1. Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria / 4 stars
  2. Small Spaces (Small Spaces 1) by Katherine Arden / 3,5 stars // ARC
  3. The Bone Ships (Tide Child 1) by R.J. Barker / 3 stars // ARC
  4. Steel Crow Saga (Steel Crow Saga 1) by Paul Krueger / 4 stars // ARC
  5. The Absinthe Earl (The Faery Rehistory 1) by Sharyn Lynn Fisher / 4 stars // ARC
  6. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne / 3 stars
  7. Binti (Binti 1) by Nnedi Okorafor / 2,5 stars
  8. Shadow Frost (Shadow Frost 1) by Coco Ma / 2,5 stars // ARC
  9. The Invisible Man by Jules Verne / 3 stars // Novella
  10. Running with Lions by Julian Winters / 4 stars
  11. The Sword of Kaigen (Theonite Companion) by M.L. Wang / 5 stars

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Fire Breathing Dragon: 18/20
Prompts Completed This Month: Animal companion

Complete Alien: 10/20
Prompts Completed This Month: Proto Sci-Fi

Generic Robot: 12/12 = COMPLETE
Prompts Completed This Month: Published Before 1990

Total: 40/52

Read more about my own reading challenge here.

As you can see I managed to complete one of my sections. Go me, go me, go me~

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Level: Elemental Witch  (11-15 retellings)
Read This Month: 0
Total: 17/15

As you can see I have hit the initial goal I set for myself here. So now I am moving up to High Fae for 16-20 Retellings. I have completely fallen silent on the retellings reading front however.

I initially went pretty decent with this challenge. However in the last few months I haven’t touched a retelling and I don’t think I will be touching that many more this year. So the bingo card will be a bust for me. However I did get to my initial goal so that is great.

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⌘ Well that is a good question. Not that grand to be honest. We had to get a new bicycle for me because mine was 20+ years old so that stirred money worries. And later on in the month the newish car had to be taken to the garage again for the speed meter. Again. On October 1st it should have gotten a new display and hopefully that will fix it all.

Merijn with Mika

⌘ And even more worries about all of the choices I had to make regarding Merijn and the best route to take with getting help for him. Waiting lists. And whispers of not being able to afford some help and it really triggered my anxiety and depression. There were days where I had so much muscle ache in my arms and legs, and pain in my neck again. Not good signs so I needed to take it easy and still take care of everything. It means sometimes the housework is not as great as it could be for a stay at home mom but whatever.

⌘ At the end of August/start of September we stayed a weekend in Antwerp. We being my husband and I. Merijn went to his grandparents for the weekend which he loved. Antwerp was great. We walked a lot. Went to some museau and of course book stores. We went to the zoo and the chocolate experience. It was a lot of fun.

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Wrap Ups and Other Memes
Dancing out of August 2019
Best of the Bunch // August 2019
Short Stacks #3 // From Fairyland to Depression

Tawny Man Trilogy by Robin Hobb 
The Dark Curse (Spellcast Academy Episode 2) by Jenetta Penner / ARC
The Bone Ships (The Tide Child 1) by R.J. Barker / ARC
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Shadowfrost by Coco Ma / ARC
Steel Crow Saga (Steel Crow Saga 1) by Paul Krueger / ARC

Top Ten Tuesday
Books Out of My Comfort Zone I’d Like to Read
Things I Eat and Drink While I Read or Blog
Books on My Fall/Autumn TBR 2019

Discussions, Topics and the Like
Hogwarts Back to School Week // SFF House Recommendations
Book Haul #46 – Boekenfestijn and all that Jazz
Where Do I Draw the Line? / Reading Problematic Authors
Shelf Stats #1 / In Which I Look at the Ratio Female-Male Authors I Read and Own
A (Small) List of Trigger Warnings You Can Use
20 Female SFF Authors Who Published Before 2000
Playing That Numbers Game // Comparing 2016 to 2019

Purr as a Cat // What Cats Do Book Tag

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The Crossing / Season 1 / Ep 8-11 / COMPLETE
I finished it! I really ended up enjoying this one and I am sad that yet again a show that was a bit different got booted again. Meh.

Agatha Raisin  / Season 1 / Ep 4-7
I still need to watch the final episode here but I lost interesting somehow. Episode 7 could not grab my attention. I hope episode 8 will be back to being good.

Handmaid’s Tale / Season 1 / Ep 1
On a complete whim I watched the first episode of The Handmaid’s Tale and really liked it. It really grabbed me so I am interested in seeing if it will continue to do so.

The Darkest Minds / Movie
And my hold on The Darkest Minds movie finally came in. I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. Liam could have been done better though I doubt that was the actor’s fault and more had to do with them cutting out the more group bonding moments.

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⌘ Sofia from Bookish Wanderess shares 9 Sci-Fi book recommendations.

Dutch Blogs

⌘ Liesbet from Zwartraafje shares some ways the book industry is trying to cut on money in some funny ways… She also filled in my Scooby Doo Tag.

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⌘ October will have Spooktastic Reads 2019, hosted by the lovely hosts of Wyrd and Wonder. From the 19th to the 31st. Which is great because it starts a week after my birthday and around my birthday it is always very busy haha. There is also an October tbr challenge happening, and since I am reading anyway I might as well participate, lol.

⌘ Other than that October will be busy with birthdays and appointments for Merijn so we’ll see how much I can actually get around to.

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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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19 thoughts on “Dancing out of September 2019

  1. Fantastic wrap up. I can see that I have missed a few of your posts this month. I haven’t been very present. I am struggling to read a book all the way to the end.
    I hope all goes well with your kiddo 🙂

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  2. Ik zie dat je Binti maar 2,5 sterren hebt gegeven. Ik ben benieuwd naar je uitgebreide recensie, want dit boek staat nog op mijn verlanglijstje. Verder vind ik het vervelend om te lezen dat je veel zorgen had de afgelopen maand. Ik hoop dat oktober een fijnere, stressloze maand voor jou en je familie in petto heeft. 😘

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  3. Dankjewel voor de vermelding. Ik heb me echt geamuseerd zowel bij het samenstellen van dat Crisis in Boekenland-lijstje als met het beantwoorden van de vragen uit jouw Tag. Ik vind het alleen zo jammer voor jullie dat die nieuwe auto al zo snel binnen moest bij de garage en dat je nog steeds geen zekerheid hebt over hoe jullie Merijn het beste kunnen helpen. Langs de andere kant denk ik dat een warme thuis en het gevoel van veiligheid dat daarbij komt kijken en het besef dat jullie er voor hem zijn al een heel mooi begin zijn. Zelfs wanneer je nog zo jong bent als Merijn. Dikke knuffel!

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  4. So sorry about all the worries you have. I hope October has been more consistent for you. Small Spaces was fun to read and the next book Dead Voices is also fun if you get a chance to read it. I have Running with Lions here and of course, it sits unread, but I’m happy to see a 4 star review from you. 11 books in a month is really great! Zoos are always fun and chocolate is my favorite.

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  5. Sorry September wasn’t that great for you. 😞 And here it is near the end of Octobet. I apologize. I always put off reading your posts until I have extra time to comment because I usually have more to say on your posts. I didn’t realize it had been so long. 💔

    Getting help with special children’s services is really difficult here and more times than not parents have to hunker down and study up on the problem and intervention methods, and work with the kids at home. Sometimes that’s the only solution for a good while. It’s frustrating it has to be that way. 😑

    I am thinking October was better for you. Chin up. 👍✨

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    1. Haha no worries. I am only just now getting back to commenting back myself 😉
      Yeah the person now has vacation and is going to try to get contact with the right person after her vacation again (because she was not able to in the previous 2 weeks) so meh.


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