Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2020

Okay, this was truly the longest, most wild month ever. SO MUCH HAPPENED!! in the world, in the country, in my life?? Let’s discuss:

TIFFANY’S LIFE 🌺

In my last monthly wrap-up, I wrote that February was fairly calm. Whelp…the storm really hit us, didn’t it? March was a hectic ~mess~. 😱 I spent the longest time debating whether I should fly home to Los Angeles or stay at school for Spring Break, and eventually, I decided to cancel my flight and stay in St. Louis. Then, my school decided to switch to online learning, and I had 3 days to pack up and move home.

I baked way. too. much. during Spring Break. 🍰🍦 I made tiramisu and baked strawberry cheesecake. I attended an author signing and met Cassandra Clare!! I revamped my Instagram and hit 1,000 followers which was my yearly goal!! Last week, I started Zoom University with a full courseload with 11 classes (brb #crying #dying)

BOOKS I READ πŸ“š

My university extended Spring Break by a week so I had a lot more time to read. This month, I read 13 books which puts me at 45 out of 100 for my Goodreads Reading Challenge. WHOOO!! πŸ₯³

I reread two of my favorite series, The Infernal Devices trilogy and the Vampire Academy series. πŸ’— I felt so so nostalgic for all of these characters that I adore, especially since I grew up reading these books. All in all, March was a fantastic month of reading!

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38 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2020

  1. I think we can all agree that March was a wild and most longest month there was. A lot of things happened and most of it wasn’t good-but seriously, CONGRATS on seeing Cassandra Clare though. I’d love to see her one day because I love her work, but I doubt she’d be coming to CO anytime soon especially in Denver.

    I could still remember My Summer of Love and Fortune. That was a horrible book and still cringe whenever I see the title and remember the most terrible/hilarious time I had whilst reading it. I’m so glad you loved Chain of Gold. I still haven’t picked up my copy yet. Probably go reread The Infernal Devices and jump into Chain of Gold while doing online schooling.

    I have 7 classes, and honestly last week killed me. 3 days, 7 classes and a little bit of cursing. I think I may have taken in-person school a hard time, because I’m not a huge fan of online schooling. I’m hoping this week and the weeks followed would be easier, but I doubt it.

    Hope you’re being safe and cautious out there, Tiffany!

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    1. Ahh I hope you’ll be able to see her one day. Maybe she’ll come by somewhere closer, and I think she changes up her tour locations sometimes.

      And LOLOL that was such an INTERESTING book. I’m glad that you also read it so we could share our similar thoughts!!I can’t wait fro you to read Chain of Gold too!! Rereading TID was a really good idea because I could appreciate references so much more too.

      OOF 7 classes is serioulsy a lot. Hopefully, things will start to get better, and I hope that you’re also safe and healthy too. Sending love!! πŸ’–

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    1. Thank you!! I’m definitely feeling really proud about it πŸ’– I hope your classes are going well too!!

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  2. omg tiffany, thank you so much for sharing my post πŸ˜€
    march really was the wildest month! my sister studies abroad and had the same dilemma as you about whether she should fly home or stay at school, and classes ended up being suspended for her. i hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy πŸ’“
    it’s so cool that you got to meet one of your favorite authors in person. that’s still an unchecked item on my bucket list and i really hope i’ll be able to attend an author signing in the future. and congrats on hitting 1000 on instagram!
    i hope you have a happy april! (and all the best with zoom university <3)

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    1. aww of course!! i really loved your post, chloe ❀️

      oof i hope you and your sister are safe too!! studying abroad is really so tough right now. so many of my friends also had to come back from other countries πŸ˜”

      i hope you’re able to meet one of your favorite authors in the future!! it’s definitely a really exciting experience.

      happy reading, and hope you have a great april!! ✨

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  3. March was well…. March, it was hectic and scary. But I hope you are well and safe!! Picking up and moving in 3 days sounds very stressful!! And you still read so many books which is amazing!! I’m glad you loved your reread of The Infernal Devices as I would like to read that at some point !! (and you got to meet Cassandra Care, that is so cool!!) Ah.. Six of Crows, I’m always tempted to reread it but I said I would wait until the (kind of) third one came out but there is no date in sight so I should just reread it!!
    Tiramisu is my actual favourite and I really want it after seeing your picture!! It looks delicious!!
    Also huge congrats again on reaching 1000 followers on Instagram!! ❀
    I hope you have a great April Tiffany!!

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    1. OMG Please please please read The Infernal Devices!! Those are probably my favorite Cassie Clare characters ❀️

      I’ll probably post the tiramisu recipe at some point!! I want to remake it again tho just to test it out.

      I hope you’re having a fantastic April too, Sophie and Happy Reading πŸ₯°

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  4. I’m so sorry March was so hectic for you. I felt really bad for all the students, especially ones getting kicked off of residence. I hope you’re doing okay at home though! That’s amazing that you got to meet Cassandra Clare! I loved her original trilogy (before it was a 6 book series). I’ve also heard she’s an incredibly nice person.

    Ummmm … why aren’t you sending me your baked goods?!?! THEY SOUND SO GOOD!

    I hope you are doing okay with school (online) and everything else! Stay safe, darlin’! ❀

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    1. Adjusting to online classes is still a work in progress, but things are slowly getting more normal!! I hope you’re doing well working from fun too. πŸ’–

      She’s super nice! I felt so bad because the lines were like 2 hours long but she was still striking up conversation with everyone she met. and AHHH I wish I could send you my baked goods!!

      Hope you’re staying safe too, and I’m sending ALL my love!! πŸ’–

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  5. Congrats on 1000!! March has seriously been a rollercoaster and Zoom University is such a struggle. I just got My Summer of Love and Misfortune on NetGalley and I’m a bit nervous to get started haha – I just need to find motivation to read.

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    1. Thank you so much!! and OOOOO honestly please read it so I can hear all your thoughts πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ‘€ I hope you’re having a fantastic, April!!

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  6. Ahh congrats on hitting 1000 followers on Instagram! Also, 11 classes 😱 That’s so many but I know you’ll do great !! I’ve been doing a lot of baking lately, too, but I’m loving it! It looks like you had a really successful reading month, and I hope you have a great April πŸ™‚

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    1. Ahh thank you!! It’s been really fun exploring Instagram more now πŸ₯° and OOOO I’d love to see more of your baking creations!! I have honestly been eating so much bread and carbs lately LOL I hope you’re having a fantastic April Jessica!! Happy Reading~!

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  7. March was the longest year of my life, lmao. I am jealous of all your baking, I was out of baking powder and baking soda when all this happened so I am just le sad. But! I’ve been using my crockpot quite a bit for stews and stuff, which has been nice.

    Congrats on 1,000 and I love your IG theme so much! Well done there, and with all the reading you accomplished! I wish you the best of luck with Zoom University and thanks for linking to my anniversary post! xoxo

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    1. This month has been a ROLLERCOASTER. And OH NO those are pretty important baking ingredients, but I think you’ll be able to find several recipes without them too!

      and OOO stews sound actually so amazing. Los Angeles has been super rainy the past week. Missed you lots, Kal and I hope you have a fantastic April!!

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      1. I WAS VICTORIOUS YESTERDAY! I went to Trader Joe’s and was able to get everything I needed except toilet paper and baking powder… which isn’t as necessary for things! I got the last box of banana bread mix and I may bake scones.

        It’s been raining a lot in San Diego, too! We have a flash flood warning because the SD river overflows and drainage here sucks. Stews are perfect for this weather! I missed you too, darling xoxo

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  8. Oh my lord, Tiffany, how are you managing 11 courses??? Is that even possible? I have 5 and zero motivation πŸ™ˆ
    All the best and stay safe ❀️

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    1. *whispers* i’m not managing it JK i am but it’s definitely taken me a lot of time to learn how to pace it out!! 1 of them is an independent study and i decided to take 2 pass fail just to keep my mental health stable πŸ™ˆ

      i hope you’re also having a fantastic april, charvi!!

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  9. I hope you’re staying safe, Tiffany 🌸 I managed to hand in my Bachelor Thesis right when things got worse, so I have the next semester off until I start my Master’s which is a relief! I really need to reread the Vampire Academy books and finally read the spinoff now that I have all the time πŸ₯° I also want to bake some more 🍰

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    1. Ahhh that’s so amazing, Caro!! Congratulations on finishing your thesis!! That’s incredible πŸ₯° OMG please please read the Bloodlines series!! It’s definitely one of my all-time favorites~!

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  10. March was the longest month of existence and i truly am grateful that she’s over. ugh send 2020 back, we dont want it anymore. listen, baking heals the soul so we absolutely approve of baking too much!! tiramisu and strawberry cheesecake 😍😍 you are a baking queeeenn

    ma’am you SLAYED IT AT THE READING GAME!!! look at you go!! and so many highly rated books too!! i’m so happy for you πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί rereading your favourites is always the way to go, we love to see it!!

    oh to be a featured post in your favourite bloggers wrap up πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί thank you so much tiffany!! it seriously made my day to see that you loved my discussion πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

    i hope you’re having an amazing april bby ❀️

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    1. This month was NO BUENO!! I miss going outside and eating food and being with friends…but for the greater good must stay indoors 😭

      SIS OFC YOU ARE ONE OF MY FAVORITE BLOGGERS!! I love reading your posts so much, and I hope you’re also doing well and surviving 2020!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  11. March was absolutely the longest month ever! I got plenty of reading done, though. I finally finished A Curse so Dark and Lonely, which was amazing. That strawberry cheesecake sounds amazing 😍

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      1. I haven’t read the sequel yet but I totally recommend the first one! Thanks, you as well 🧑

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  12. I find it so funny when people say Zoom University, because it’s definitely what it feels like. Woah, 11 classes? What are you studying? I have three classes and my internship (that counted for two classes and that I just recently finished) and only one of my teachers was actually giving class via Zoom. Now it’s mandatory for all teachers to give class, and not just randomly assign homework to submit. I’m curious to see how this will turn out!
    Your recipes always turn out so well and everything looks delicious! 😍 Since I’m home I’ve been wanting to try and start baking buuuut I’m either busy or my mother’s in the kitchen (and I’d prefer to be alone, tbh). I’m still waiting for the perfect opportunity (and probably burn the house hahaha).
    I just recently read Anna K and really, really enjoyed it! I’m just sad I couldn’t get it in time for the book club (and I keep getting behind, sadly…). I just ordered Chain of Gold too, so I’m also excited to get to that!
    And thank you so, so much for featuring my post! ❀ I hope you have a great April πŸ˜€

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    1. LOLOL that’s definitely what it’s like πŸ™ˆ I’m studying finance & accounting but I’m in a dual program to also get a Master’s so I have to take more classes than normal 😭Good luck with all your classes!!

      And ahhh I totally understand you!! I normally bake a lot in my college apartment, but I haven’t really been back at home with my family. πŸ™ˆ

      and don’t worry!! I’d love for you to join anytime. You can always comment on things later (no such thing as too late). I’m just really happy that you gave the book a try and are excited about it πŸ₯°

      and ahhh!! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Chain of Gold, and I hope you have a fantastic April too πŸ’–

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      1. I wish numbers and I had a better relationship. I wanna take a Master’s in International Business BUT in the small chance that I get in, I’ll have to take some courses on finance, etc and I’m scared because I never had anything similar. )):
        Are you taking more courses per semester so that you can finish earlier tho? Or is it totally unrelated?

        I’m now reading Queen of Air and Darkness! One step closer to Chain of Gold eheh

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  13. I am amazed by how much you managed to read ah this is so so so amazing. I can’t wait to get a copy of anna k. and am so thrilled you liked more than maybe, I really fell in love with that one ❀
    congratulations again on the instagram followers, your account is one of my favorites ever ❀
    thank you so, so much for sharing my post, you're too sweet ❀ I hope april has been kind to you ❀

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    1. *whispers* it’s because i’m procrastinating, marie…

      and ahhh i can’t wait for you to read anna k!! it’s very gossip girly and dramatic and also like love-y and aghh the ending will break your heart (and i am ready to hear all your emotions!!)

      i’m so excited to see you more on instagram too 😍 i hope april has been treating you well!!

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