Can you believe tomorrow is the first of March? I know I can’t. Two months of the year already gone… and ten months from now it’ll be 2018! I’m not counting down yet, I promise. That just popped into my head randomly. 😛
Anyway, hi guys! As per usual, it’s the last day of the month, so I’ve got my wrap up for you all. And of course, it’s going to end up being fairly long, so I’ll dive right in. 😉
I read a total of 9 books this month, and I’m proud of that. School got busier, and I didn’t expect to read so much. Granted, a lot of it was due to my unplanned 9-day break, but details aren’t important here. XD
All reviews are on my Goodreads!
- Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton – 4.5 stars
- Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge – 3.5 stars
- A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab – 5 stars (buddy-read with Erika and Ava!)
- The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead – 5 stars
- Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead – 5 stars
- The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead – 5 stars
- Trusting You & Other Lies by Nicole Williams – 3.5 stars (ARC, out 6/20)
- A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab – 5 stars (buddy-read with Erika!)
- Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley – 3.5 stars (ARC, out 6/6)
No, there’s definitely not a trend here. No, I don’t have any new obsessions. And no, I didn’t read any books that absolutely crushed my soul. Why would you think any of those things?
DON’T ASK ME TO PICK A FAVORITE. EVERYTHING WITH ALUCARD EMERY AND ADRIAN IVASHKOV IS MY FAVORITE.
(SOMEONE WRITE THIS, PLEASE.) ❤
Definitely not obsessed. 🙂
Anyway, this puts me at a total of 19/80 books on my Goodreads challenge, and 7 ahead of schedule! To be quite honest, I’m doing better than I expected.
This one excluded, I posted 8 things this month. Not as good as I’d hoped, but still fairly good. This is due partially to being assigned a lot of homework and partially to not managing my time well… but more on that later.
- February TBR & Anticipated Releases
- Book Recommendations for My Favorite Fictional Characters
- 8 Unique Young Adult Books to Read
- 10 Books to Read in Rough Times
- My Favorite Diverse Romances in YA
- My Monday Musings #16 – Even Though It’s Sunday
- 2016 Year in Review – Book Tag
- Why You Should Read the Shades of Magic Trilogy
Ironically, last month I said I was going to start writing lifestyle posts as well, but this month I only posted one thing that even sort of counts as lifestyle. Whenever I was trying to think of a post idea, I only thought of bookish posts. Let’s make that a goal for March: actually act on my decision to incorporate non-bookish posts into Heir of Glitter. 🙂
I talk about it in more detail in my MMM post linked above, but the first thing I want to say is this: I was accepted as a staff writer for Affinity Magazine! I submit an article for review each week, and so far I’ve had four published. It’s an amazing experience, and I’ve loved exploring writing in a more critical, journalistic way.
My articles from this month, if you’re curious:
- 4 Ways to Let Out Your Emotions When You Don’t Know What Else to Do – real life
- 10 States Can’t Make Peace With Peaceful Protest – politics
- A New Oklahoma Legislature Gives Men More Power – politics
- How Reading Can Help You Destress – real life (includes book recommendations)
Other than that, not a lot has happened. I don’t do much. I’ve gotten 4 ARCs in the past couple of weeks, and throughout the month bought 5 books. I’ll probably do a haul toward the end of March – I’m going shopping this weekend and plan to get some books. 😉
The only other thing I can think of to bring up is what I’ve already hinted at: my recent lack of time management skills. Even though I’ve been getting a good chunk of homework done at school each day, sometimes I’ll come home with a bit to do. I’ll finish that and go about my normal evening tasks, reading and also getting distracted by Twitter in my spare time. But recently, I think I’ve gotten so used to that routine that I don’t do much else. Either that, or I’m so determined to read ALL THE BOOKS that I don’t devote time to other activities. For example, I’ve been meaning to draft blog posts. I’ve been wanting to doodle in and decorate my bullet journal – I’ve got a growing list of quotes on my phone to put in it and haven’t. It’s like the opposite of a reading slump… a reading spunk, maybe? It essentially dominates all other possible ways I could spend my day. I only mind a little bit, though. 😛
Also, I mentioned it earlier on, but I had a surprise 9-day break last week. I had the weekend like usual, and Monday off due to a holiday. Then I was out sick with a stubborn upper-respiratory virus for three days, and Friday was a rain/snow/gross wet weather day. I’m fine now, but while I was home I didn’t feel good at all. It’s the first time I’ve gotten sick in a few months, though, and it wasn’t nearly as bad as it could’ve been, so it wasn’t entirely bad. Plus, I had time to read. I read 5 books in that time frame, and it was the best thing ever, basically.
And that wraps up this wrap up! * How many books did you read this month? Which one was your favorite? Did you do anything fun? I’d love to know! Tell me in the comments! 🙂
* I swear, I wait all month to make that terrible pun in these posts. Don’t judge me.
I’m off to continue my current read and the one that will take me into March, The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr. It’s an ARC (out 5/2) and the story follows Flora, a girl with anterograde amnesia. I’ve never read or heard much about it before, and so far I’m intrigued! 🙂 I hope you all have a fabulous day/night! ❤
Until next time…