Dancing out of April 2021

This month was a bit of an up and down kind of a month. Better than before but just not quite there yet. And I’m not just talking about the weather ha. BUT my reading did return!

reading challenge 2021

The Numbers

In April I read a total of 14 books which makes the total of 2021 40 books read.
Of the 14 books, 8 books were fantasy, 4 books were sci-fi and 2 books were contemporary/other.
Out of the 30 days of April I read 17 days which amounted to a total of 3633 pages. My best reading day was April25th with 499 pages.
The rating average of this month was 3,9.

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel
  1. Fugitive Telemetry (Murderbot 6) by Martha Wells | 4,5 stars | ARC
  2. Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi | 4 stars
  3. The Traitor Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade 1) by Seth Dickenson | 4 stars
  4. The Monstrous Citadel (Chronicles of Amicea 2) by Mirah Bolender | 4 stars | ARC
  5. Fortress of Magi (Chronicles of Amicae 3) by Mirah Bolender | 3 stars | ARC
  6. The Cybernetic Tea Shop by Meredith Katz | 5 stars
  7. Borre Redt een Poesje by Jeroen Aalbers | 3 stars *
  8. Over the Woodward Wall (The Up-and-Under 1) by Deborah A. Harkness | 3 stars
  9. The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia | 4 stars | ARC
  10. The City We Became (Great Cities 1) by N.K. Jemisin | 5 stars
  11. Judgement Day (Seekers 2) by Josie Jaffrey | 4 stars | ARC
  12. Silverborne (Mercedes Thompson 5) by Patricia Briggs | 4 stars
  13. Frost Burned (Mercedes Thompson 7) by Patricia Briggs | 4 stars **
  14. Mort (Death 1| Discworld) by Terry Pratchett | Reread | 4 stars

*This is a book I read to Merijn, multiple times since we got it. But since I needed a book read out loud bit for the Mythothon I figured I’d get to count it for my reading challenge as well, ha.
** In case you were wondering WHY book 6 is missing there, I read it earlier this year but hadn’t realized I had not read book 5. #oops


I didn’t manage to complete all the prompts but I did rad 10 out of 15 which I think is still quite stellar.  

personal 2021

⌘ The start of April was okay. Even though we left the warm, almost Summer days behind, we still had some sun and Merijn could play outside a lot.

⌘ On April 3rd I did a live demo of Paper Fuel, a Dutch artist who sells drawing courses. She did a free live demo on how to use alcoholic markers. And at the end there was a drawing we did along with her. Merijn joined me for that which was just so much fun!

⌘ Most of April was just used to keep Merijn afloat. He had a hard time with all the holidays and the changes that meant to his usual school week.

⌘ I got a call from the doctor’s office I could get a vaccination appt because of my high BMI (lol) and if I made the appt before monday the 19th I would get an early appt. Yeay of course. Except this was on a thursday, no letters had gone out yet and the line opened on that Thursday at noon. Thursday afternoon I couldn’t even get a connection to the line. In the evening I did and was on the line for over an hour and a half before giving up. On friday morning I managed to make an appt after being on the line for an hour and eleven minutes. This was a very frustrating experience.

⌘ Of course that day Merijn also choose to come home with a fever from an ear infection. The ear infection lasted a good 2 days and then was just completely gone. Which was kind of nice for a change.

⌘ We made the hard decision to get Aiko’s eye removed on May 3rd (she’s the cat that got hit by a car in Janaury). It just isn’t improving enough and I can’t imagine it isn’t bothering her. And instead of having to got to the vet every month for it I think it is better for her to take out her eye. It still sucks though.

⌘ I got my first vaccine shot on Monday 26th. I had a very sore arm and tiredness for about 2 days. And I felt a bit like shit the second day. Slept a lot! But after that I was fine.

on the blog 2021

Announcements and the Like
Ride the Unicorns | Wyrd and Wonder 2021

Wrap Ups and Other Memes
Show Your Bujo Theme | March 2021
2021 Reading Challenges and Goals | Quaterly 1

The Theft of Sunlight (Dauntless Path 2) by Intisar Khanani | ARC
The Weirn Books Volume 1 by Svetlana Chmakova | ARC
Reaper of Souls (Kingdom of Souls 2) by Rena Barron | ARC
The Unbroken (Magic of the Lost 1) by C.L. Clark | ARC
Outlaws Scarlett and Browne (Outlaws Scarlett and Browne 1) by Jonathan Stroud | ARC
Fugitive Telemetry (Murderbot 6) by Martha Wells | ARC
The Monstrous Citadel (Amicae Files 2) by Mirah Bolender | ARC
The Traitor Baru Cormorant ( Masquerade 1) by Seth Dickenson

Top Ten Tuesday
Long Term Reading Challenges
8 Bookish Crayola Crayon Colors
Covers That Make Me Happy With Their Colors
Five Animal Companions

Discussions, Topics and the Like
Hugo Awards 2021 Finalists | What I want to read before the winners are announced

whatched 2021

⌘ Criminal Minds | Season 12 | Ep 5-17 – 22
⌘ Criminal Minds | Season 13 | Ep 1-22
⌘ Criminal Minds | Season 14 | Ep 1-15
I really stumbled with season 12 there for a while. I just really hated the storyline they gave Reid.

⌘ Jumanji, the Next Level | Movie
Fine movie but a bit too much like the first adaptation.

⌘ All Creatures Great and Small | Season 1 | Ep 1 – 3
This is just cute and makes me laugh.

⌘ Ducktales | Season 3 | Ep 1
I haven’t gotten around to watching more but so far so good.

blogosphere 2021


⌘ Peyton from Word Wilderness is celebrating her 1 year blog anniversary!
⌘ Kal from Reader Voracious talks about refreshing evergreen content for book bloggers.


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.


15 thoughts on “Dancing out of April 2021

  1. The first series of the new All Creatures Great and Small is such a funny and comforting watch. My mom and I were watching it as it came out during the first UK lockdown and it was such a lovely escape. I felt really lost when it finished and I can’t wait for series 2.

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  2. Ik snap echt helemaal dat je het rottig vindt dat Aiko’s oog uiteindelijk toch niet te redden bleek. Al helemaal gezien de moeite die jullie hebben gedaan om haar zo goed mogelijk te laten herstellen na die aanrijding. Maar ik denk wel dat het de juiste beslissing was, zeker wanneer ze last van zou hebben terwijl haar zicht in dat oog helemaal verdwenen was. Wel leuk dat het lezen de voorbije maand weer beter ging.

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