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!
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.
- Fugitive Telemetry (Murderbot 6) by Martha Wells | 4,5 stars | ARC
- Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi | 4 stars
- The Traitor Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade 1) by Seth Dickenson | 4 stars
- The Monstrous Citadel (Chronicles of Amicea 2) by Mirah Bolender | 4 stars | ARC
- Fortress of Magi (Chronicles of Amicae 3) by Mirah Bolender | 3 stars | ARC
- The Cybernetic Tea Shop by Meredith Katz | 5 stars
- Borre Redt een Poesje by Jeroen Aalbers | 3 stars *
- Over the Woodward Wall (The Up-and-Under 1) by Deborah A. Harkness | 3 stars
- The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia | 4 stars | ARC
- The City We Became (Great Cities 1) by N.K. Jemisin | 5 stars
- Judgement Day (Seekers 2) by Josie Jaffrey | 4 stars | ARC
- Silverborne (Mercedes Thompson 5) by Patricia Briggs | 4 stars
- Frost Burned (Mercedes Thompson 7) by Patricia Briggs | 4 stars **
- 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.
⌘ 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.
Announcements and the Like
⌘ Ride the Unicorns | Wyrd and Wonder 2021
⌘ 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
Discussions, Topics and the Like
⌘ Hugo Awards 2021 Finalists | What I want to read before the winners are announced
⌘ 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.
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.