Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2021

Yes, I know it’s the middle of April, but if there’s one thing I’m consistent with in my inconsistent blogging schedule, it’s my monthly wrap-up posts. 🙈 Welcome back to Read by Tiffany (Version 3.0)!

TIFFANY’S LIFE 🌺

If you have an eagle eye, you probably noticed my blog looks ~slightly~ different, and it’s because I migrated my self-hosted blog back to WordPress.com. This was more so an April project than a March project, but since it happened recently, I thought I’d just mention it. Most bloggers I know tend to switch from WordPress.com (either the Free or Paid version) to a self-hosted blog, which I did back in 2019, but I decided I didn’t want to deal with the backend maintenance and ended up switching back.

I might? write a blog post explaining why I made this decision and the pros/cons of self-hosting since that tends to be most bloggers’ end goal, but overall, I’m happy with my decision. I…as they say…”let out a breath I didn’t know I was holding.” Otherwise, March was a fairly relaxed month, and the two major highlights were celebrating Breana’s birthday and buying an iPad!

BOOKS I READ 📚

Overall, March was a pretty top tier reading month! Jade City which was Subtle Asian Book Club’s March book of the month has become an instant favorite, and now, I can’t wait for the final book in The Green Bone Saga to be released. I also finished the manga series, Waiting For Spring, which is one of my favorites, and the webtoons, Doctor Elise, Flirting With the Villain’s Father, and Insow’s Law.

I also listened to Chain of Iron on audiobook and…THAT ENDING. I am in distress(!!) I was in a live show discussion with Emma from Emmmabooks, Hannah from A Clockwork Reader, Trinh from Trinhsformerz, and Sandy from Sandy Reads a Lot. Hannah predicted that **spoiler** Matthew would die in the final book, and honestly, I can see it happening…BUT MY HEART CAN’T TAKE IT.

POSTS & UPDATES ✏️

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Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2021

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Subtle Asian Book Club
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INSTAGRAM 📸

One of my pet peeves with WordPress is that there isn’t a prettier way to embed or link Instagram photos, and even though I post several photos throughout a month, I don’t want to embed every single one…because let’s face it…it looks clunky. Still, your girl is a ~bookstagrammer~ and I wanted to spotlight some of my favorite photos from March.

I’ve also started making reels more regularly, but unfortunately, WordPress doesn’t let me embed reels so here are links to my most recent ones: (This is also a struggle because I’m not even sure how to explain my clownery in a tagline 🤡)

AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE ✨

FAVORITE MEMES 🎉

How was March for you?

Did you have any favorite reads?

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28 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2021

    1. Thank you so much, Saniya! I hope you love Jade City because it’s such an engaging read. You’re welcome to discuss it with the book club too. I’m so sad that Waiting For Spring is over! I read the manga for so many years, and it’s so bittersweet to be done. ❤

      I hope you're having a lovely April~!

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  1. omg tiffany… you uploaded your march recap after me?!?!?! am i a blogging god?!?!?! ALSO YOU JUST REREAD JADE CITY IN MARCH??? me & lily were talking about The Asian Squad all reading the second book together lmaoooo… (but probably after march)

    also i have a copy of fireborne and i need to read that!!! so i’m glad you rated it four stars :’)

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  2. tiffany!! i love this wrap-up so much!! ahh i got an eARC of you’ve reached sam, and i am ready to CRY reading it!! i can’t wait till XOXO is out, because it sounds so good and fluffy. your reels are pure ✨ clownery ✨ and i LOVE them so much hahaha!! can we also just talk about how RELATABLE the dishwasher meme is?? my cousins who live in the UK always use a dishwasher, and all my family in asia just doesn’t, because WE are the dishwasher skdjffhsk ~

    love this post 💓

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  3. OMG TIFFANY THESE MEMES 😂😂
    The zoom one is perfect but I AM THE DISHWASHER?! So perfect ✨
    Good for you on shifting back! I’ve honestly never tried self hosting even though my mom says oh it’s okay you can spend money, it just makes me anxious to spend on my blog. Plus I’ve always worried about this extra backend stuff and I don’t want to take the extra load so free WP it is ✌🏼
    And thank you so much for including my post 😘

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    1. HAHA These memes were gold so I just had to share them! Free WP is honestly the move. I really don’t think you should feel pressured to upgrade. Premium is a lot more expensive than self-hosting, but for me, I Just didn’t want to deal with maintenance.

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  4. Lovely wrap-up Tiffany💕I am utterly jealous of your pen pal letter with TRUE BEAUTY POLCO! The k-drama was such a fun journey. Although the characters were a bit cliche, it was good for just binge watching.
    I hope April is treating you well (;

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  5. I love reading these monthly wrap-ups! I just discovered your blog last December when you posted the St. Vladimirs readalong video (about that; the readalong has been AMAZING and I love reading these books for the first time!). I’m also really curious about Jade City now since I have heard great things about that books and I trust your opinion!! Also, a mood being inconsistent. I’m currently deciding if I want to make a Bookstagram and I can’t wait to be inconsistent as hell lol.

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    1. ahhh i’m so so happy that you’ve been enjoying the st. vladimir’s readalong!! is this your first time reading the series or is it a reread? the books have been so good. it’s been hard to stop myself from marathoning both series ❤

      jade city is FANTASTIC. it's also a super dense read so you're welcome to chat with my book club about it if you ever pick it up! and bookstagram…can be a pain at times bc the algorithm is overwhelming but as a whole it's such a great way to be connected in the community. also some of the meme reels are truly top tier!

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      1. It’s the first time I’m reading VA, at least from book 3 on. Never read Bloodlines before so that’s going to be a whole journey as well! 🥵

        Oooh yes I’ll definitely check your book club out as well! That sounds really good! 💙 Bookstagram looks very intimidating but I just want to start and get involved because it just seems like a lovely community once you get the hang of what your style and aesthetic is. I’ll let you know how it goes! Hopefully I’ll be on Bookstagram by the end of April 👀

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  6. I’m happy you’re glad with your choice to switch back to the .com and hope you’ll feel a little more serene about your blogging now. I’d be so interested to hear your thoughts on the topic! I hope the month has been kind to you, sending you lots of love ❤

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