Dancing out of February 2020

February was yet another mixed bag. Some good things, some bad things. Health was an issue as per usual. The constant weird weather with hail and warm temperatures is crazy.  I am having some anxiety and while I had time to read I just very often didn’t take it because I was way too restless to do it. Just randomly wandering around, you know?

Reading Challenge

The Numbers

In February I read a total of 10 books which makes the total of 2020 25 books read.
Of the 10 books 9 books were fantasy and 1 book was sci-fi.
Out of the 29 days of February  I read 12 days which amounted to a total of 3061 pages. My best reading day was February 17th with 852 pages and 2 books finished.
The rating average of this month was 3,95.

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel

  1. Kiss and Spell (Enchanted Inc. 7) by Shanna Swendson / 3,5 stars
  2. A Nessecary Sacrifice (Spellcaster Academy 7) by Jennetta Penner / 4 stars // ARC / Novella
  3. The Library of the Unwritten (Hell’s Library 1) by A.J. Hackworth / 5 stars
  4. Equal Rites (Discworld, Witches 1) by Terry Pratchett / Reread
  5. The Wind Reader by Dorothy Winsor / 3,5 stars // ARC
  6. The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland / 4,5 stars
  7. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (Discworld) by Terry Pratchett / 4 stars
  8. City of Stone and Silence (Wells of Sorcery 2) by Django Wexler / 4 stars // ARC
  9. The Tyrant’s Tomb (The Trials of Apollo 4) by Rick Riordan / 4 stars
  10. Criminal Enchantment (Enchanted Inc. 0.5) by Shanna Swendson / 3 stars // Novella


turtle recall white

Read: 2
Total: 3/15

March Plan: Not quite set in stone yet. I’m just going to see what appeals to me.

go big or go home 2020

Read: 1
Total: 2/15
So I didn’t end up reading The Dragon Republic but I did pick up The Rise and the Fall of D.O.D.O. which was also over 500 pages.

March Plan: Again I am just going to see how things go here. Things are a little messy so who knows how much time I am going to have.


Read: 3
Physical: 3
Ebook: 0
Total: 6

March TBR: The Serpent’s Secret / City of Ghosts / Tilly and the Lost Fairytales / De Legende van de Vuurvogel (Dutch)


March will be #MiddleGradeMarch and I will be jumping in. I’ll be doing a buddy read with Ely from Of Wonderland for City of Bones. You can read more about my reading plans here.


Reading Challenge(2)

⌘ How was I? Who even knows. February was weird looking back on it.

⌘ The volunteering I am doing for the library to engage parents more is a bit messy. It is a pilot course and we are trying it all out. The books aren’t yet all here so it is hard to really be able to plan the trainings out ahead of time. We had our first one on Friday. I requested doing it in a duo because of everything else going on.

⌘ I went to a physical therapist for my back and it is improving every week. I have homework in the form of excercises. I hope I can get a good strong back (and apparently strong stomach musccles) again.

⌘ We also finally got the help at home that we requested at the end of Summer. A behavioral educationalist (not sure if this is the correct english term, but she looks at the behaviour of in this case kids, looks at the family as a whole and helps us figure out how to deal with certain things). It is intense and confronting in ways. But I am also positive it will help. Help us to help him better manage his difficulties with sensory input.

⌘ And I got a referral to a psychologist. So there is that. Apparently everyone is worried so woo is me.

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Announcements and the Like
Announcing: Show Your Bujo Theme! Monthly Link-Up

Wrap Ups and Other Memes
Dancing out of January 2020
Best of the Bunch // January 2020
Show Your Bujo Theme | January & February // Link-Up
Magical Readathon / Winter 2019/2020

A Necessary Sacrifice (Spellcaster Academy 7) by Jenetta Penner // ARC
Wild Country (The Others 7) by Anne Bishop
The Library of the Unwritten (Hell’s Library 1) by A.J. Hackwith
The Wind Reader by Dorothy Winsor // ARC
City of Stone and Silence (The Wells of Sorcery 2) by Django Wexler // ARC
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Nicole Garland and Neal Stephenson

Top Ten Tuesday
Ten Books I Read in 2019 but Didn’t Review
26 SFF Books, Stories and Series with F/F Pairings I’ve Read
Some of My favorite Illustrated Book Covers
5 Characters (or Groups) I’d Follow on Social Media

Discussions, Topics and the Like
Diverse and/or Own Voices Books/Authors That Have Been Translated To Dutch in Recent Years
The Modern Monster / Six Degrees of SFnal Separation
How I Keep Track of All the Reading Challenges in 2020

Reading Challenge(4)
Good Omens / Season 1 / Episode 4
I ended up not being able to watch episode 5 because of being fast asleep. So I did not end up completing it. Boo. But husband has promised to buy the boxset for me this year.

Shakespeare & Hathaway / Season 1 / Random Episodes
Shakespeare & Hathaway / Season 2 / Episode 2-6
This is just a random bbc detective that I find highly amusing.


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⌘ Tanya from Mom’s Small Victories shares 25 ideas to create your own reading challenge.
⌘ Jess from Jessticulates shared covers by Chris Riddell for a top ten tuesday post.
⌘ Sofia from Bookish Wanderess shared 8 books with Afro-Latinx Characters by Afro-Latinx Authors for Black History Month.
⌘ Ellyn from Allonsthornraxx shared books with aro/ace spectrum rep coming out in 2020.
⌘ Ruby from Ruby’s Books shared her 2020 bullet journal set up.
⌘ LaLa in the Library talks about Little Free Libraries.
⌘ Of Wonderland has the 2020 Disability Release Ongoing Masterlist up again.
⌘ Alicia from A Kernel of Nonsense shared 24 Retellings by Authors of Color.

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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.

10 thoughts on “Dancing out of February 2020

  1. Our weather has been up and down here in Texas, too. In my opinion, you had an excellent reading month! I managed to read nine books and that was a lot for me. 🙂 I hope your March is positive and healthy! ❤

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  2. I’m so happy the help you were looking for before is finally falling in place, and that’s a good thing! 🙌🙌🙌

    I’m glad your library volunteering is kicking in. The first meeting of anything is always the most difficult. I’m sure everything will fall into place. 👍✨

    Hopefully the weather will even out. Ours was weird in February, too. 🌞

    Here’s to a better March! 💜💜💜

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  3. I’m planning to reread a good chunk of Discworld this year, might join your challanged, I read Sourcery this month, I liked it alright, but Rincewind is not my favorite.

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  4. The weather has been awful and erratic here as well – hope it’ll be nicer weather very soon. Sorry to hear about the anxiety and how it interferes with your reading. Hope it gets better soon and hope the behavioral therapist will help you out! Have a great March!

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  5. Bah, het wil maar niet beteren hé. Al ben ik wel super blij dat de hulp die jullie hadden aangevraagd er ook eindelijk is gekomen én dat de oefeningen bij de kinesist een positief effect lijken te hebben. Hopelijk kunnen beide zaken er voor zorgen dat zowel jij als Merijn er op vooruit gaan. Zelf ben ik nu heel erg aan het duimen dat de lente veel verschil gaat maken maar het voelt een beetje aan alsof dat hopen op beterschap overeenkomt met wachten op mijn Hogwarts-brief.

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