Dancing out of March 2021

What is it with the 4 star ratings of this month. I mean it is good, but also a bit mediocre and all. Like nothing really stands out. I wonder if that is my blandness at the moment. Huh.

reading challenge 2021

The Numbers

In February I read a total of 8 books which makes the total of 2021 25 books read.
Of the 8 books 5 books were fantasy, 2 books were contemporary and 1 books was sci-fi .
Out of the 31 days of March I read 9 days which amounted to a total of 3028 pages.
The rating average of this month was 4 stars.

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel

  1. The Dating Plan by Sara Desai | 4 stars | ARC
  2. Corpses and Cognac (Deadly Drinks 2) by Dorian Graves | 4 stars | ARC
    X The Hatmakers by Tamzin Merchant | DNF | ARC
  3. Take a Hint, Dani Brown (Brown Sisters 2) by Talia Hibbert | 4 stars
  4. Nanny Ogg’s CookBook (Discworld Companion) by Terry Pratchett | 4 stars
  5. The Theft of Sunlight (Dauntless Path 2) by Intisar Khanani | 4 stars | ARC
  6. The Weirn Books Volume 1 by Svetlana Chmakova | 4 stars | ARC | Graphic Novel
  7. The Unbroken (Magic of the Lost 1) by C.L. Clark | 4 stars | ARC
  8. The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne (Scarlet and Browne 1) by Jonathan Stroud | 4 stars | ARC


personal 2021

⌘ I had typed a whole thing here but as I was editing another part of this post everything dissapeared. Very funny WP. I know it is April 1st as I’m working on this but deleting is not cool. I was already drawing a blank the first time I was typing things here and even more so the second time around. Lol.

⌘ I think I’m doing better as a whole. I am a little less tired and I find it easier to start doing things again. I think you will have noticed that I am a bit more back on here and that I went through my comment folder. I couldn’t reply to all of the older ones but I’ll try to be better again this time around. So far so good.

⌘ I updated my etsy shop but haven’t made any new sales on it. It is a bit disheartening to be honest but I’ll continue to make things. I do want to focus a bit more on bookish and cat things for the shop now. So more bookish fanarts and the like and just my fun cat things. I think that might draw more new people in to buying something. I hope.

⌘ I also have a 100 follower giveaway going on until the end of April 5th on my shops instagram so you can still enter!

⌘ I joined an Easter Book swap so I spend some time on that in March. I created some things along with the book and managed to paint the package in Easter theme. I’ll show the unboxing next Sunday!

on the blog 2021

Announcements and the Like
Reading Bunnies for All Systems Read | Sci Fi Month Readathon
Going to Sea with Nimue | #Mythothon Sign-up
Book Spotlight | These Violent Nights

Wrap Ups and Other Memes
Dancing out of February 2021
Show Your Bujo Theme | February 2021

Beginnings and Wrecked (Shadow Sentinels 0.5/1) by Karen Tomlinson | ARC
Corpses and Cognac (Deadly Drinks 2) by Dorian Graves | ARC
Lava Red Feather Blue by Molly Ringle | ARC
The Dating Plan by Sara Desai | ARC
Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell | ARC
The Conductors (Murder and Magic 1) by Nicole Glover | ARC

Top Ten Tuesday
My Ten Most Recent Reads
TBR Books I’ve Had On My Physical Shelf Forever
Books on My Spring 2021 TBR
Book Series I Walked Away From
Five Books I Think Should Have Higher Average Ratings on Goodreads

Discussions, Topics and the Like
Book Haul 61 | The One Where MG Rules the World (in My Physical Books at least)
Playing That Numbers Game | 2021


whatched 2021

what I watched march 2021

⌘ Criminal Minds | Season 9 | Ep 3-24
⌘ Criminal Minds | Season 10 | Ep 1-23
⌘ Criminal Minds | Season 11 | Ep 1-22
⌘ Criminal Minds | Season 12 | Ep 1-4
Slowly getting to the end.

⌘ Midsomer Murders |  Season 21 | Ep 1-6
Yeay new season!

blogosphere 2021


⌘ Ely asked me and some other book community members how we feel about our tbr’s. You can read that here. She also shared how she feels about her own tbr here.
⌘ Wyrd and Wonder is back this May. Find the sign-up en detail post here.
⌘ Bec from Bec & Books talks about the difference between goodreads and the storygraph.
⌘ Louise from Foxes & Fairytales is hosting Mythothon for the fourth time this April!
⌘ Kal from Reader Voracious made a list of 25 books by Asian Authors to read.

Linked up 2021

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.

14 thoughts on “Dancing out of March 2021

  1. 4 star books are weird, aren’t they? Obviously we liked them enough to rate them highly… just not *too* highly. The line between 4 and 5 stars has always felt the weirdest to me. 3 stars are easy: they’re books that I liked. But where is the line between “liked a lot” and “loved”? Sometimes it’s hard to find.

    So that’s a long-winded way of saying “I know what you mean.” LOL

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    1. So true. For me that is the first feeling after reading is done, well for the most part. Because sometimes that doesn’t work either. Rating is so confusing haha.


  2. Thank you so much for the feature! I absolutely feel you on WordPress being less than helpful at times – deleting things is just rough. I hope that April is treating you really well. Happy reading!

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  3. 4 star ratings are weird, because they’re good, but not THAT good. And we all want to read books that are just THAT good. Glad to hear you’re feeling a bit better! Hope you’ll have a great April.

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    1. Yes and I like the 4 star books too but I also kind of miss the up and down thing you know. If everything gives you the same thing, that gets boring, you know?


  4. Het is echt een fijn gevoel wanneer er zo’n uitblinker tussen je gelezen boeken zit hé. Een boek dat enorm veel indruk heeft gemaakt voelt telkens een beetje aan als verwennerij maar wanneer ik meerdere 3 sterren boeken na elkaar lees lijk ik als lezer gevoelsmatig ook een beetje in een ‘bwa’-gevoel te belanden. Zo fijn om te lezen dat je stilletjes aan weer wat meer energie krijgt. Hopelijk blijft het zo evolueren en ga je je geleidelijk aan steeds wat beter voelen. Ik kijk al uit naar wat je voor mij gaat maken en ga dat nadien uiteraard via mijn blog delen.

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  5. Thanks so much for linking to my post, Annemieke! I can’t help but giggle a little at your comment about 4 stars being mediocre. It’s so interesting how we all rate differently, because to me a 3-star is a middle of the road, okay read and 4-stars means I enjoyed it a lot but it wasn’t quite favorite status. This is a big reason that reviews matter hahaha

    Looks like you had a good reading month and I hope April has been kind to you!

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    1. You are welcome.

      Haha normally 4 stars is I enjoyed it a lot but when you only read 4 stars it just feels so average haha. Like no real standouts above or below.


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