Hey, friends! How is everyone doing today? How is your April so far? Mine has been one huge blur, thanks for asking.
The other day, I was writing a blog post for the near-future, and in it, I was talking about how I don’t really like doing wrap ups. But now we’re here, and there’s no going back, now!
February and March were very busy and boring for me, and I read less than a handful of books across those two months. But anywho, let’s get on with the wrap up!
💫 BOOKS I READ IN FEBRUARY + MARCH 💫
Well, I didn’t get to read as much as I had hoped. Other than the classic novels I read for school, I only read 3 books.
So far, school has been a little bit more stressful than I was expecting. I haven’t been able to read many YA books, but here are the ones I’ve read recently:
I received Skyward as a present for Christmas, but I wasn’t able to read it until February! 😂 I had my Spring Break a few weeks ago, so I managed to get some good reading in!
Even though it was a little bit long (like 500 pages??), I still really enjoyed Skyward. I’m not usually a Science Fiction reader, but this series is an exception to that. And I’m honestly glad that I didn’t read this book as soon as it was released, as I had originally wanted to, because then I would have to wait a whole year for the next one!
Stalking Jack the Ripper was… not one of my favorites?
It was okay. A little bloody (okay, maybe a lot bloody), but it was still a fun audiobook. I’m pretty sure that the only reason I didn’t love it was specifically the “Jack the Ripper” aspect, which is why I’ll read the next book soon. 🙂
I read Beware the Night as part of a Blog Tour with Xpresso Books, and it was good! This is also going to be a series, and I’m not sure when the next book will be released, but I you will probably find me reading the next one when it does 🙂
💫 SOME COOL POSTS FROM THE BLOG 💫
I posted a discussion about plot twists! What exactly is a plot twist, and what kinds of twists are the best?
I launched a new feature series on my blog called “Stories from a Childhood Book Nerd”! This first post is all about the books I absolutely did not want to read at one point in my life, and my reasonings behind all that.
In this post, I spilled out a bit of my heart and soul by showing you all some of my writing!
I really love this current Fantasy WIP, and I was overwhelmed with the amount of positive comments about it! Thanks for supporting my smol children, everyone! 😊
In my latest discussion post, I talked about the danger of spoilers! I also shared some of my own opinions about spoilers, and what can ruin a book for me, What counts as a spoiler to you, and how do you feel about spoilers?
💫 EXCITING HAPPENINGS 💫
I had the wonderful opportunity to interview C.G. Drews! I was super excited to share this interview, and I hope it gave a little bit of insight on her writing process!
And also, have you seen the cover for The Boy Who Steals Houses?? Not that I’m biased or anything, but navy blue is my favorite color, and my blog is navy and yellow, so…
Anyways, I will be reading this book as soon as I get my life together!
My little blog just turned 6 months old a few weeks ago! 😊 The past 6 months have gone by so fast, I can’t believe it’s already been so long!
Thanks for all of the support, friends! Whether you’ve been here since my first month, or you just started following me, thank you so much for supporting my content! 😀
💫 GREAT POSTS FROM OTHER BLOGS 💫
I’m sorry I haven’t been around much! 🙈 I was not able to blog hop in the way that I normally do, or save a lot of my favorite posts from you all.
If one of your posts is not listed here, just know that I still love you! 💕 Even if I just ‘liked’ one of your posts, I’m still reading it and enjoying it, but maybe I just didn’t have time to comment or save your post.
✨ Writerly Beginnings I: Re-Reading Some of My Earliest (and Cringiest?) Stories from Alex at Scribbles & Stories
I quite literally shed a tear or two while reading Alex’s post about her earliest stories. I connected so much with her writing style, and our writing-journey stories are pretty similar. I laughed and I got a little emotional just by reading some of the things she wrote, so that’s always a great sign!
✨ Women’s History Month Reading Challenge ANNOUNCEMENT | #WHMReadingChallenge from Margaret at Weird Zeal
Margaret created a wonderful Women’s History Month reading challenge! I participated a little bit, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to read any of the books I was hoping to. 😅 The challenge was very detailed, and so many great posts came out of it! (And yay for women in the book industry! 💕 )
✨ #UNSOLVEDATHON: A BUZZFEED UNSOLVED READATHON — ANNOUNCEMENT AND SIGN UP! from Laura at The Book Corps
Um, I’m absolutely obsessed with Buzzfeed Unsolved and Laura just read my mind by creating this Readathon for April. I promised myself I would do this readathon, but… unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll have the time! 😦 But I still want to share this post with you all, because it’s one of the ~spookiest~ Readthons I’ve ever seen. (Unless you’re a Shaniac. In that case, I’m sure you’ll just give your head a little shake at the spookiness.)
Also, you should join it and avenge me! Complete the Readathon in my honor!
Or your own honor! Whichever works!
✨ Things That Book Bloggers Shouldn’t Feel Bad For (aka why I’m a bookish hypocrite) from Ju at Paper Blots
This was an awesome post because… I think a lot of us bloggers feel down about ourselves from time to time. I sometimes feel bad that I don’t have time to read many of the popular or “hyped” books, much less review them! And I also get worried when I forget to comment on a post someone tagged me in. (I’m sorry if I’ve ever done that to you, btw! I didn’t mean to!)
Anyway, this was a wonderful post about book blogger insecurities, and it really hit home for me.
✨ My Mom Guessed YA Book Plots Based Off Their Covers from Arin at Tomes of Our Lives
Arin brilliantly asked her Mom to guess what some books were about just based off of their covers, and… honestly, my parents would have done the same! 😂 My family has no idea what certain books are about, so this post was hilarious to me.
✨ Harry Potter: Books to Movie from Sophie at Me and Ink
Sophie had some really cool Harry Potter posts going on in February! I loved it so much! I’m particularly passionate about the differences between the books and the movies, so I loved this post! 😊
💫 UPCOMING BLOG EVENTS/NEWS 💫
Well… I think you won’t be seeing me very much this month, haha!
I’m currently in college, and this is my last month of school for this year, so… I think I might be pretty sparse this month. February and April were very busy because my studies were more important, but I think things may get even more rough from here.
I’m probably going to post about once a week, or something like that. But I have no idea what’s going to happen. I mean, I have a few posts planned, but we’ll see how that goes.
In better news… I will get to see The Lightning Thief: The Musical in about a month from now! I’m super excited for this musical adaptation of Percy Jackson, and I will review it for you all shortly after I see it! (Also, if you’re a fan of Percy Jackson and you haven’t heard the soundtrack for this musical – what are you doing here?? Go listen to it! I promise it’s 97% more accurate than the movies, haha!)
This has nothing to do with books, but also go listen to the band AJR because I love them, okay, that is all.
💫 GOALS? WE SHALL SEE. 💫
Should I even make goals for myself? Will this even work? Only time will tell.
- Post at least 6 posts, lol
- Write a little bit of my WIP? Will that even be possible?
- Read one book. Just one book, Xandra. You can do this.
Whelp, thanks for reading this Wrap Up! My life is a bit messy right now, but I will try my best. 😊 Blogging is a bit of a stress reliever for me, so I would be a little sad to abandon it entirely for the next month. Even if I’m not reading, I still like talking about reading with you all!
P.S. Did you notice anything different about this post’s header?? I’m trying to change up my headers a bit, I hope you like it better than before. 😅
How was your March? Did you do anything exciting? What were your favorite books?
Chat with me about it!
Happy reading, everyone.