Dancing out of August 2021

August was mostly a good month despite the weird weather. Rain and not all that warm.

reading challenge 2021

The Numbers

In August I read a total of 9 books which makes the total of 2021 70 books read.
Of the 9 books 6 books were Fantasy and 3 books were sci-fi. I dnfed two others.
Out of the 31 days of August I read 9 days which amounted to a total of 2222 pages.
The rating average of this month was 4,2.

  1. Hades by Ursula Visser | 3,5 stars | Short Stories
  2. A Dragonbird in the Fern by Laura Rueckert | 4 stars | ARC
  3. A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk and Robot 1) by Becky Chambers | 4,5 stars | Novella
    X Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia | DNF | ARC
  4. Bloodwork (Seekers 0.5) by Josie Jaffrey | 4 stars | ARC | Novella
  5. Goddess in the Machine (Goddess in the Machine 1) by Lora Beth Johnson | 4 stars
  6. Devil in the Device (Goddess in the Machine 2) by Lora Beth Johnson | 3,5 stars | ARC
  7. Men at Arms (Discworld 15) by Terry Pratchett | 5 stars
  8. Heartstopper volume 4 by Alice Oseman | 5 stars
  9. Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis | 4,5 stars | ARC
    X The Antidote by Susan McCormack | DNF | ARC

Well despite having dnfed two books, arcs at that, I still had a pretty decent reading month with 2 5 star reads and 2 4,5 star reads. But what else was I to expect when I pick up Pratchett and Chambers haha.


personal 2021

⌘ I feel like August just flew right on by. I had two weeks at home with Merijn while husband went back to work. We did some fun activities. Making paper ourselves (of which I made gift tags you can find in the shop), playground dates with friends, nature playground, water festival and so on. No pictures of me because I am the picture taker not the one on the pictures haha.

⌘ The last week of his summer vacation he stayed with my parents so I had some chance to do things. I always try but I never end up being that productive. But it was good to recharge on my own for a bit.

⌘ August 23rd was the day that Merijn started school again. He is very proud of being in group/grade 2 (Kindergarten year 2).

⌘ And of course he turned 5!!!

⌘ Right now I am trying to find my groove back now he is back at school. Maybe I’ll be able to read a little more. One can hope.

on the blog 2021

Announcements and the Like
Merijn | Five Five Five
The Renewal of The Magical Readathon!

Wrap Ups and Other Memes
Dancing out of July 2021
Show Your Bujo Theme | June & July 2021

Nora and the Sacred Stones by Laura Hatch Ruper | ARC
The Witness for the Dead (The Goblin Emperor 2) by Katherine Addison | ARC
Rea and the Blood of the Nectar (The Chronicles of Astranthia 1) by Payul Doshi | ARC
A Dragonbird in the Fern by Laura Rueckert | ARC
Blood Work (Seekers 0.5) by Josie Jaffrey | ARC
Goddess in the Machine (Goddess in the Machine 1) by Lora Beth Johnson
Devil in the Device (Goddess in the Machine 2) by Lora Beth Johnson | ARC

Top Ten Tuesday
Beautiful Covers That Make Me Want to Buy the Book (But I Haven’t Yet)
15 Book Titles That Really Caught My Interest
20 Books Based or Inspired by Norse Mythology
Young Adult Books at the Younger End
Favorite Characters from My 2019-2020 Reading

Discussions, Topics and the Like
My Own Made Bookmarks | In Line with Annemieke
Goodreads Has an Young Adult Week | 2021
Book Haul | End of Summer Vacation

whatched 2021

Star Trek Picard | Season 1 | Ep 1-10 | Complete
They finally showed Picard here (we don’t have Netflix or the like) and we quite enjoyed it. Very curious where season 2 will take us.

Clarice | Season 1 | Ep 1 to 8
On a whim I started watching Clarice, set after The Silence of the Lambs. There were only 8 episodes available in our plus tv package which sucked because I actually liked it.

The Challenge | Season 34 | Ep 1-3
And on a whim I started watching the new season of The Challenge. I used to watch the earlier seasons but then stopped. But I’d like to follow this season once again. There is always so much drama between everyone haha.

blogosphere 2021


⌘ Sumedha from The Wordy Habitat shares 8 Blog Maintenance Tasks to Do Regularly.
Sci-Fi Month is back this November!

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.

17 thoughts on “Dancing out of August 2021

  1. I love your art! I’m headed to Instagram to check out your work. I enjoy catching toads and frogs even as an adult and smiled when I saw Merijn holding a tiny toad. I read Goddess in the Machine last summer and thought I’d read the sequel, but I’m okay with letting it go now.

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  2. Knap, hoe je iedere maand een mooi aantal blogposts deelt. Gek hoe snel de tijd vliegt hé. Ik zit al weer na te denken over wat voor kerstpakjes ik dit jaar zou kopen en welke kaarten ik zou gaan knutselen. Binnenkort wordt het keukeneiland weer even een Hallmark-fabriekje en dat terwijl ik het idee heb dat het jaar eigenlijk nog maar net gestart is.

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