Happy March, everyone! Continuing with the trend of long months, this month felt like forever—so much has happened. 🍀 I ate tons of good food, studied for more exams, went on Spring Break, and read a bunch of amazing books!
TIFFANY’S LIFE 🌺
March was filled with Midterm exams, but luckily, I also had Spring Break! I flew back home to Los Angeles to spend time with family and friends. ✈ The weather is absolutely perfect because I managed to fly back the one week where it wasn’t raining. ☀
I currently only have 5 more weeks left of the academic term before I’m officially on Summer break! I’m pretty excited for a break because having constant exams has been pretty stressful. This month will also be filled with more projects and quizzes, and I know I have to start preparing early because the first week of May will be final exams! 😱
BOOKS I READ 📚
I finished 9 books this month so I’m currently at 23 books out of 50 for my Goodreads Challenge. I read so many contemporaries this month, and they all!! sparked!! so much!! joy!! 😍 If you’re looking for any contemporary recommendations, I would definitely suggest picking up Small Town Hearts or Starry Eyes or Geekerella or Listen to Your Heart.
I started using a Scribd account (well…I’m technically still on the free trial), and it’s been pretty great having more access to audiobooks beyond the ones available at my library. I honestly thought that there would be more options though, and it’s a little frustrating with the limitations they set. But I’m happy to have more access to audiobooks than I previously did. 🙆
Blog Posts & Updates ✏
I’m pretty excited with all the posts that I wrote this month, and I’m even more happy because I got to cross off one of my resolutions this year which was to participate in a blog tour!! ☕ I’m really proud of the rainbow mood board I made for the Small Town Hearts blog tour, and I definitely want to make more mood boards in the future.
I was super lucky to receive Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan in a Twitter giveaway, and I also received some exciting book mail from Scholastic. 💌 I also filmed a mini, ironically bad unboxing video that I shared on Twitter. I can finally see the appeal in filming these! 😂
- read 5 books (including 2 ARCs) ✅ I read 9 books this month with The Princess and the Fangirl and Small Town Hearts being the two ARCs!
- drink 3 bottles of water every day ✅I downloaded an app called “Plant Nanny” to keep track of my water, and I also recently invested in a cup with a straw which has been super motivating to use.
- complete 1 buddy read ✅WHOOO!! I buddy read The Princess and the Fangirl with Charvi from Not Just Fiction. We both loved the book and had a fantastic time reading!
- write 1 discussion post ❌Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to write a discussion post, especially because it takes a lot of time to finish. I have a few ideas lined up, but I think I’ll hold off on writing them until I have more free time.
- do something spontaneous ✅After one of my club meetings this week, my friends and I decided to spontaneously go get tacos and ice cream!!
This Month’s Goals:
- read 6 books (including 2 ARCs)
- write a discussion post
- get my netgalley ratio above 50%
- walk to school once a week
- do something adventurous
Favorite Posts In The Blogosphere 💞
- Laura from Green Tea & Paperbacks created a couple of playlists for Small Town Hearts, one of my favorite reads this month. I also love Laura’s taste a music so you know these songs will be bops!
- Kat from Novels & Waffles explained about how a DNFed books isn’t necessarily a bad book.
- Kay from Hammock of Books wrote a very relatable post about her struggles and insecurities with online friends.
- Kal from Reader Voracious put together an educational piece on the new CMA guidelines and what it means for book bloggers about disclosing ARCs.
- Jules from Paper Blots listed some things that book bloggers shouldn’t feel bad for
- Taasia from Librae Paints Pages recommended a 12 feminist books that we should all definitely read in honor of International Women’s History Month!
- Fadwa from Word Wonders wrote the most relatable post about book blogger pressures and gave some great suggestions on how we can overcome them.