Weekly Update: Week 13 2021

This has been a week. Visiting my parents and plans to visit my sisters next week. When I am at my parents I am always spoiled with the best food – such as Greenlandic food. It’s not something I often get so I savour it when I get the opportunity. They have plans to move out closer to my sister and nieces, so we’ve been sorting out their stuff and hopefully, that will make it easier to move once they get to it. Me helping out my parents also means that I haven’t read as much as I’d like – but I’ve also had a difficult time deciding on what to read. I know I have an April TBR, but I also have so much to choose from. It gets overwhelming at times.

To those of you who celebrate: Happy Easter! To those who don’t, enjoy this bunny!

What have I read this week?
As mentioned before my reading has been limited. I’ve finally gotten my hands on The Gilded Ones as an audiobook on eStories and the narrator -Shayna Small – does a beautiful job. I am thoroughly enjoying both the story and the narration. I might also accidentally have gotten into Netgalley…I know I already have a lot of books to read, but curiosity got the best of me. I fell over a cover – I know we aren’t supposed to judge a book by its cover but I just couldn’t say no. The book is Tomorrow by Damien Dibben and it’s a story about a 217-year old dog and his search for his lost master. There’s no way I can say no to that!

I mean…just look at that dog with them pretty blue eyes! How can you say no to that?!

This week’s comfort listens have been Tolkien’s The Hobbit narrated by Rob Inglis and Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (the Danish translation) narrated by Annette Grunnet.

The podcast that has gotten me through the week
I’ve found a new podcast to obsess over and help me to get to sleep. After lasts week’s MonsterTalk podcast, I wanted to get into something with dinosaurs – thanks to the episode concerning Plesiosaurs – I know Plesiosaurs apparently aren’t a dinosaur, which is why I need to know about what and what isn’t a dinosaur! With this in mind, I found the edu-tainment podcast Dinosource.

The bare-bones dinosaur edu-tainment podcast! Join your hosts David and Michaela in their journey of dinosaur discovery, starting with the very basics and moving on to the latest dino digs. 

I am enjoying their vibe so far – even though I’m still only at episode one. I now know about the Mesozoic Era – Meso meaning “middle life” – because this era is between the Paleozoic era and the Cenozoic era. The Mesozoic era consists of three periods – the Triassic period, the Jurassic period, and the Cretaceous period. This is when I usually fall asleep, but I really do think the info is interesting. Hopefully, I get to learn more in the future since I love their way of presenting these pieces of information. It’s entertaining, and as you can see some info stuck to my brain!

Best parts of the YouTube
I love Ronja Röverdotter – a wonderful Astrid Lindgren story, and a stable in Scandinavian children’s literature. The movie/mini-series from the ’80s was an important part of my childhood and is still one of my comfort watches when I need something sweet.

Here we have both the original from the movie and a reimagining from Trondhjems Studentersangforening.

Staying in the melodic part of YouTube the Danish National Symphony Orchestra has an amazing playlist with a fantasy theme.

What else have I been up to?
Since I am still waiting for my new pen graphics tablet, I got a hold of a sketchbook and decided to practice head and faces. Enter Quickposes – a wonderful site where you can practice random poses either timed or at your own pace. A wonderful tool to work with ones abilities x)

This week’s book blogger recommendations
Since March is now over, there are a few March wrap-ups in this week’s update. Kal has some amazing charts and statistics, Stephen has a new job, Kerri has an amazing taste in books, and Elspells might have something to help you empower your kids – to those of you who have any. I will do better in the future to save more of the blog posts I’ve enjoyed. There are many more out there written by amazing people, and I do not want to miss any.

Such a pretty boi ❤

Happy reading and take care 🙂


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