Monthly Wrap-up: March 2018 // HAHAHAHA I’M STILL ALIVE…

So somewhere along the month of March I just disappeared (again), but hey I have… absolutely no excuse except for the fact of school, and I have zero motivation. March proved yet, to be another flop because I had so many high expectations for myself for blogging, but obviously, it didn’t work out 😦 ! BUT I SWEAR ON MY TBR THAT I WILL SUCEED THIS APRIL, NO MATTER WHAT!

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  • I joined track, and am planning to join more sport teams!! – So rip my poor calves because track is killing me. And it’s just week 1, but it was an amazing opportunity to make even more friends, and I get to stalk the cute boys playing basketball (lol jk). But I’m even more excited to join the volleyball team after spring break, my own gym teacher said I show promise!! Agh, I feel so hyped up just thinking about it!!
  • I’m on break – and I have absolutely zero plans. Except for reading, and try to find my motivation to blog, oh and studying (midterms for the second term are right after the break, and my pimples are raging)
  • I started binge-watching new shows!! – So you know all that time I planned to work on this blog??? I actually wasted it by watching a whole bunch of new shows! Like 90210, That Man Oh Soo, Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (re-watch), Go Back Couple, and of course Supernatural, and Modern Family.

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  • I’m struggling to find motivation – I don’t know these days it’s so hard to start writing a discussion post, or any post in genearl. That’s sorta one of the reasons why this wrap-up is kinda late. I didn’t really want to push myself soo hard that I end up detesting blogging, which I don’t want to happen. And watching my stats plummel wasn’t really helping, but I understand that the reason behind that is my fault. I’m still going to continue, but it won’t exactly be as frequent.
  • I’m getting better at making aesthetics, and gif edits for my favorite edits – Usually after finishing a book I create an aesthetic (something that is visually pleasing to the eye) for the book, and then I post it at my tumblr. I have been getting more notes, and I’m really happy to show these out in the world.
  • AUTHORS RETWEET/LIKE SOME OF MY TWEETS – So this started happening around last month, but I posted an aesthetic of Starfish, and the author liked, and retweeted my post. So did other authors like April G. Tucholke (author of Wink Poppy Midnight) , and S.K Ali (author of Saints, and Misfits) lie, and retweet the aesthetics I made! AND I WAS BURSTING WITH HAPPINESS ASDFGHJKL.

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The books I read were meh this month, and lets just give me a pat on the back for being able to read 7, okay.

  • The Art of Feeling Laura Tims – Okay, talk about the most underrated book EVERRR! Like this book was so good, the writing style was super, the plot, the romance, EVERYTHING WAS JUST FANTASTIC!! Eliot is the perfect cinammon roll, and ugh my heart | 5 stars!!  
  • The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia – This took me forever to read because I was reading in ebook format, and ugh I hate ebook guys. Like they  are prety handy to use, but holding the actual physical book is wayyy better. Anyways, this was… okay?? Like it was intresting, but Marco really got on my nerves. | 3 stars 
  • The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Rueter Hapgood –  This was such a good, aesthetic-y, and well-written novel! Maybe one of the best I’ve read so far, but the main character was pretty damn annoying, and selfish. Also, it was super confusing, at times?? | 3.5 stars -> 4  
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black – THE CRUEL PRINCE WAS GREAT I LOVE IT, I WAS SOBBING BY THE END OF THAT BOOK, JUDE IS AWESOME, I STAN. | 4.5 STAARS!! 
  • Wink Poppy Midnight – This book was slightly crazy, but it’s dark fantasy reminded me a bit of Cruel Prince, but not as good. But the plotline was pretty intresting, and Leaf sounds hot. | 4 Stars 
  • The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord – Ooooooh this was cute, but was it great?? Not really, I could relate with the MC a bit, but the plot wasn’t that great. Or original. | 4 stars 
  • The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee – UGH NO THIS WAS NOT FOR ME AT ALL. There was incest, so much girl  hate, and unintresting plot line |1 star 

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  • Love, Hate, and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed – I have high expectations for this book, as it does touch upon a subject that is really important to me, and includes some diversity. I am currently liking it, but so far it’s pretty confusing???
  • Saints and Misfits by S.K Ali – Another highly anticipated book, and I readsome of it online through my library, and I’m not sure if I really like it?? Like the writing style is really rocky.
  • Off the Page by Jodi Picoult, and Samantha van Leer – Randomly picked this up, and it seems really cute. Also Jodi Picoult is a pretty popular author so I couldn’t resist.
  • The Rest of Just Live Here by Patrick Ness – Patrick Ness is a really good author, and this book sounds sooo intriguing, and it also got good reviews online! I am excited for this book.
  • Immaculate by Katelyn Detweiler – This was just picked up randomly, and the blurb sounds really weird, but interesting enough. It also got pretty good reviews, so it better be worth it because this book is like 300+ pages long.

U P C O M I N G

  • a whole bunch of mini reviews
  • endings – which type of endings are best for which type of books?
  • family relationships in books
  • blogging under a pseudonym – good or bad??

G O A L S

last months 

  • read all the books on this month’s tbr ✔ – I only had two books on my TBR, but I managed to read those, and read 5 more
  • KEEP ON DRINKING WATER ❌- nope nope nope nope.
  • do really good on the last of my exams (the pressure is on people) ✔ – YASSSSS YA GURL PASSED
  • post consistently (at least on discussion, and book review a week❌- NOPE I AM A FAILURE LOL

this month 

  • read at least 7 books this April
  • Write reviews for at least 3 of said books
  • Drink more water (plsss)
  • Post more often

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So that was it for my slightly boring March. How was your month? How many books did you read? What do you have coming up? What were some of your favorite reads?? Any recommendations?? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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20 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-up: March 2018 // HAHAHAHA I’M STILL ALIVE…

  1. OMG CONGRATS ON THE AUTHORS. I remember when I tweeted to an author or two that I really admired and they both responded and then we had a whole conversion on twitter and I acutely cried because like AHHHH. Last month I tried to read a lot but I felt like I could’ve read more. I think I read at least 15 books but eh. I just got off break but hey HAVE FUN ON YOURS. I am drinking more water too and oml you will have to pee so much just a little weird fyi. I have a couple weird discussion posts coming up this month and then some stuff I am working on with a company or two. Anyways, I loved reading your post and hope you have a wonderful week.
    P.S. I totally get you on the posting and stats thing. I was dealing with that for awhile, but I am trying to pull myself out of that.

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    • Omigod a full on conversation with an author on twitter, I’m turning green with envy. Aww, thank you so much, I hope you do well with your work with those companies!! And you are so right about the water thing, like I have to pee literally every two minutes, I’m just waiting for my acne to clear up. That’s like the main reason lol.

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      • I bet you are doing fine. Honestly water is a god send but the peeing sucks. Thank you by the way 🙂

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    • Hi, I’m currently writing this from my grave because fACE YOURSELF JUST MURDERED ME, OT7 IN BLACK HAIR MY HEART WAS BEATING SO FAST WHEN I SAW THE PICTURES *chokes* I mean I knew I needed some water after I saw Min Yoongi in black hair ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) (

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      • OMG OT7 IN BLACK HAIR KILLED ME ALSO EUPHORIA AND ALL THOSE CONFUSING THEORIES ARE MESSING WITH MY BRAIN ASDQFDGVEJHRY. And Yoongi, Namjoon and Taehyung look sooooo good in black hair.

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  2. Being on break and having no plans is one of the best things i can imagine! ❤ 🙂
    Have fun!
    The motivation to write will come eventually. Just get some relax, chill, read, do whatever you like doing!

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  3. I’m sorry to hear that you are struggling a bit with your blog lately, I hope that your motivation will come back soon, take it easy and don’t be afraid to take breaks, we’ll all be there whenever you want to post again 🙂 x
    I’m glad you enjoyed the square root of summer, I really liked that one as well, even if I agree… it was a bit confusing at times haha.
    I hope you will have an amazing April 🙂 x

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    • Thank you so much Mare! You don’t know how this warmed up my heart, I’m so glad people like you exist!!

      Square Root of Summer had some great writing style, like I could envision the apple tree, and beaches, and everything. But I’m not good at math to begin with, so this book literally left me in a pool of confusion.

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  4. Ooooh running as a sport will probably make me want to chop my feet off. xD I also got this partial-sprain on both my ankles when I joined cheerleading (which have both healed, of course), and running has been weird ever since??? Kinda like my ankle’s threatening to hurt with one misstep. T_T

    Getting love back from authors is THE BESSSSST. Especially when they reply–ahhhh. ❤

    I'm super curious to see what you think of Immaculate. I added it to my TBR before it came out, but never got around to actually buying/reading it. Reviews have been iffy, though, so we shall see. Good luck with that one. xD

    AND THANK YOU FOR SHARING MY POST YOU ARE LOVELY!

    – Aimee @ Aimee, Always

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  5. Dang, girl. Congrats on the authors! That’s AMAZING! I love these kinds of posts because I love to see how other people’s month went, and it sounds like your March wasn’t half bad! Oh, and drinking water is hella hard – I’m still working on that goal. I’m on the track team as well, so it’s really something I should be more diligent about it. Oh well. xD

    I loved this post and can’t wait for your next one! 🙂

    P.S. – If you’re looking for a show to binge, watch The Office. The show is pure gold.

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    • ooooh I was literally just about to start watching The Office right now, not even joking. Thank you so much for the recommendation! I heard that drinking water flushes out a lot of waste from your face, and clears out your acne, but no one told me yOU WOULD HAVE TO PEE SO MUCH!! I have to go to the bathroom every 5 minutes, and it’s so annoying, but whatever. Awww, thank you so much Liv you’re so sweet. 😀

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  6. You’re so welcome! And YES, water makes you pee so much. It’s especially painful when you’re at school and have to be excused every 10 minutes to use the bathroom. It’s supposed to get easier, though, when you continue to drink a lot. You body supposedly learns what do do with all of the water your taking in. 😂 I wish you the best of luck though!

    I’m also so glad you’re watching The Office. It won’t disappoint I can tell you that. :))

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