Monthly Wrapups

What I’ve been up to in March 🌷 Internship & Camp NaNo Prep

March Wrapup

Hello fellow bookworms 🌷 I cannot believe so much of the year has already passed, it’s strange how quickly time goes by sometimes! This year has proven to be a lot more busy than last year, especially with the next three months being super busy, so I don’t know how to think about that without freaking out to be honest 😅

Announcement 🌷 I will be going on a hiatus for all of April, because next month will be very busy. Classes are starting again and I have to do a part-time internship (lowkey terrified and anxious), which will be consuming a lot of my time, a lot more than in the last semesters. Furthermore, it’s Camp NaNo time and I plan to read a few books for one of my favorite Readathons (the OWL Readathon), so I need to reduce my time spent blogging, as I sadly cannot do it all 😅 I have one post per week scheduled, but I will be slower with answering comments and blog hopping in that time!

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Theme: YARC & Arcs Catchup

🔄 = Reread

💌 = Library Books

🌼 = Moody Reader Challnge

🐯 = #YARC2019

Reading wise this month has been going very well, as I managed to read xx books, the most amount per month this year yet! I think this might be related to the fact that I got two weeks of no responsibilities after finishing my internship and the two amazing Readathons I participated in for the last week of March 😍 The AdventureAthon finally returned and there was another ReadathonByZoe, so I was basically in heaven and very determined to make the most of it! I also managed to read 3 Arcs that I absolutely needed to get to AND read more books to catch up with my YARC goal of reading at least 11 books by Asian authors (so far I have now read 5 books, almost half of my goal). As far as my reading goals for March, they have been fulfilled, making me really proud to be honest.

Women’s Reading Challenge

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The lovely Margaret @ weirdzeal did the Women’s History Reading Challenge for all of March and I had a lot of fun participating in it! I mainly read books written by women, but the bingo board had a lot more prompts that were so much fun to complete and gave me an extra challenge 💕 A lot of challenges overlapped this time, so you will find the rest of the books featured on the bingo board under the Fantasy AdventureAthon and the ReadathonbyZoe 😊 (basically March was the month of the reading challenges)

1. King of Scars (Leigh Bardugo) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

2. Internment (Samira Ahmed) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🐯

3. The Speaker (Samira Ahmed) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.75 🐯

4. The Fever King (Victoria Lee) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

5. Empress of a Thousand Skies (Rhoda Belleza) ⭐️⭐️🐯 🌼

Fantasy AdventureAthon

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You can see my TBR here 💗

The FantasyAdventureAthon was in the last week of March and I had a lot of fun participating! I managed to read 5 books for the challenges, which is the most I have for a week-long Readathon to be honest 😄 I cannot wait for more Readathons to happen in the future, as I love the choose-your-own path style and the amazing map that lets you choose your team! (I was of course Team Unicorn, because Unicorns are cool 🦄)

6. Heartstopper (Alice Oseman) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

7. Aru Shah and the End of Time (Roshani Chokshi) ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 🐯

8. To Kill a Kingdom (Alexandra Christo) ⭐️⭐️.5 

9. Wintersong (S. Jae-Jones) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🐯🌼

ReadathonByZoe

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Click here for my Wrapup 💕

I LOVED participating in the ReadathonByZoe again and therefore reading for 24 Hours on Saturday, March 31st! I had such a great time and I’m glad that the Readathon wasn’t this week as I’m currently in Berlin and therefore also missing the Dewey’s Readathon. What can I say? I’m kind of obsessed with 24 Hour Readathons, they are exactly my kind of thing 😄 The Lady’s Guide also counted for the FantasyAdventueAthon, because I read it within the Readathon!

10. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Mackenzie Lee) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.75🌼

11. The Fault in Our Stars (John Green) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🔄

Other Books

12. The Time Traveler’s Guide (Madeline Reynolds) ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Average Rating ⭐ 3.9

Favorite Book 💕

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🌷 Spotlight: The Curseworker Trilogy by Holly Black 

🌷 Female characters that inspire me 🌷 Characters that have Big Hufflepuff Energy 

🌷 Fantasy AdventureAThon TBR 🌷 Arc Review: Internment by Samira Ahmed

Unique SFF Creatures that will haunt you 🌷 O.W.L. Readathon TBR 🐱 Becoming a Magizoologist 

🌷 Arc Review: The Time Traveler’s Guide to Modern Romance by M. Reynolds 

🌷 Revision Time 📝Camp NaNo Plans

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For this section of my wrapup I’m linking up with the Favorite Blog Posts of the Month Meme that has been created by Kristin @ kristinkravesbooks to showcase our favorite blogs of the month!

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life stuff

I finished my first internship! I talked about it a bit in my February Wrapup, as I did it in the last two weeks of February and now the first two weeks of March. I’m pleased to say that I really had a good time at the job, it was so important and insightful! Once I started, I really got into the routine and as everyone was very nice in the office, it was a nice, even though exhausting time! I was so nervous about this internship as it was my first one in years, so I’m glad that it went so well and that I managed to learn a lot more about refugees and the asylum laws here in Germany – a very important experience!

I got confirmation for my second one. I took one day off from my first internship to have a talk with the organisation that I could do an internship at. The good news: I got the place and will be doing a part-time internship there for 3 months during the next semester. The bad news: I’m absolutely terrified and anxious about having to spent 3 months working there, especially as I also have to juggle classes and everything else. I was lucky enough never to have that much on my plate before, which also makes this a lot harder, as my schedule the last semesters has been very different. This will be a big change for me and also means that I won’t be able to see my family as often, which is very hard for me as I’m very, very close to them 😥 The work schedule is also very flexible and highly differs from week to week, which is not ideal for me, as I’m the least spontaneous person alive. The work itself sounds interesting though, it’s about helping people in a crisis and offering an alternative to treatment at a psychiatric hospital.

TV Show-wise March was evil. They dared to cancel One Day at a Time, which is the best show ever and tackles so many important issues! It was such a fantastic show that offered a lot of representation and I’m very angry they would take that away. I still hold out hope that someone will save the show, as it’s so important. But sadly at least Netflix has the tendency to pretend to be all in favor of their diverse shows, then not promote them at all and in the end blame the cancellation on the ‘bad numbers’.

It was announced that Supernatural would be  ending with the next season. This wasn’t as dramatic, as the show does have 15 seasons and definitely has been given a lot of runtime. However, it is also my favorite show of all time and means a lot to me, meaning that the news still kind of hit me. I guess we can all agree that Supernatural kind of was the show that you didn’t know would actually end as it has been around for so long. Personally, I was very emotion about the show ending, even though I know it’s for the best and that they needed to draw the line sometime. However, the show has been with me for such a long time (I think 7 years?, longer than any other show) and been there for me during a lot of hard times. It has given me so many incredible experiences like going to Cons, meeting the actors and finding friends in the fandom, that I#m very grateful for. I guess what I’m saying is that I’m bot glad they’re going to end this now on a good note, but also sad because it is my favorite show ending.

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looking ahead

This month’s theme: OWL Readathon 

Like I mentioned before, next month will be very busy, which is why I haven’t chosen a lot of challenges to complete for the OWL Readathon, which will be my main focusing reading wise for the month! My wizarding career contains 4 challenges that I need to complete and I can definitely do that, even with classes and my new internship happening next month. I will also be doing Camp NaNo, so that means that I have to invest 1 hour per day to revising my novel, which will be my top priority for the month even more so tan reading! Technically it’s also my birthday, but I will be starting my internship on that exact day, so I won’t get to do anything 😥 Any good vibes are highly appreciated, as I could really use them! I’m already so anxious about the next month and basically all the time until July, as my part-time internship will be taking up a lot of time and I’m honestly very scared of all the social interactions.

Apart from the OWL reading challenges here are 3 additional books I also really need to get to! As Kismet would have it, is a short story available for free on Riveted that I of course have to check out! It’s a kind of sequel to When Dimple Met Rishi. The other two books are May Arcs that I should technically read in April, so I can get my Review up in May, but we’ll see how well that goes 😅 Again, but Better will be a buddy read with my friend Swetlana, so I should at least get to that one 💕

 

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What were you up to in March? What was your favorite book this month? Are you joining the OWL Readathon? 🌷

33 thoughts on “What I’ve been up to in March 🌷 Internship & Camp NaNo Prep

  1. Oh my goodness, your March sounded insane — but in the best way possible! 😆 So many books & so many posts & even a 24-hour read-a-thon — I’m so impressed 😯 Congrats on getting your second internship, and I hope it goes well along with balancing uni work. Hopefully taking a hiatus will give you some more time to relax during the month of April.

    Have fun doing Camp NaNo revisions & I can’t wait to hear from you after April! ❤️

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    1. It was definitely intense but had a lot of great moments as well! 😄 Ahh thank you! I had a lot of fun reading last month 💕 Thank you so much for the kind words Zoie, I really hope I have some quiet moments in the upcoming months! 😊

      Thank you!! 💗

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  2. Wow, March really was the month of readathons! I’m glad you were able to read so much, and some amazing books as well! (King of Scars! Heartstopper! Lady’s Guide! 💕)
    Your internship sounds so cool and that’s wonderful that you were able to learn so much! Good luck with your new one in April, as well as with Camp NaNo! I’ll miss you this month 😭 but I hope you’re able to accomplish everything you want to! 😄

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    1. I really read some amazing books in March, it was a good month for reading! 💕
      Thank you so much for the kind words, Margaret!! I’ll miss you too 😭 I hope you have a great April & good luck with everything! 💗

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  3. Ahh you managed to read so much, Caro, this is so great! I’m so happy you liked The Speaker, I can’t wait to continue on with this fantastic series ❤
    Best of luck for your second internship, I'm certain you will find the right rhythm and I hope you'll enjoy it and will learn a lot there, too! ❤ Wishing you all the best of luck for NaNo, all of the writing and revising, you can do this! It seems like April will be very busy, but I hope it will be amazin, too ❤ Sending you all the love! xx

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    1. It was really a great month for reading! The Speaker was so fantastic, I hope that you like the rest of the Series as well 💕
      Thank you! I’m super nervous but I hope that it will be alright in the end, as I have 3 months ahead of me 😅 Thank you!! Good luck to you with your reading and writing! I hope you have a great April! 💗💖

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  4. I totally get why you would go on hiatus for all of April, so I just hope that everything turns out well, that the job will be interesting and a good experience, that you will be able to balance it all with your classes and that you won’t miss your fam too much. I am sure you can do it! It’s all just a matter of time and three months will go by in the blink of an eye anyway, believe me! I’ve been in Berlin for 7 months now and I still feel like I arrived only a couple weeks ago max.
    Sending you all the love and strength for April ❤

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    1. I really hope everything turns out to be okay, as it will be an intense month with this new experience and balancing everything! Thank you so much! 💗 I really hope that time will flow and I’ll have a good time at the internship!
      Thank you! Sending all the good vibes to you as well 💖💗

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  5. I’m also devastated they cancelled One Day at a Time! Check out On My Block though, if you haven’t already. Good luck with your internship!

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  6. Thank you for linking my post!
    I’m so glad you liked The Fever King and King of Scars (which I haven’t read yet, but I will eventually get to it this year, if everything goes according to plan).
    And good luck with Camp NaNo!

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  7. I honestly always wonder and admire how much reading you manage to get done with uni, your internship and having other interests outside of reading & blogging! And from the looks of it you had a fantastic reading month too! And you got two bingos for March! That’s awesome! ❤

    I'm so happy to hear that you had a great time at your past internship and I want to wish you all the best for your upcoming one! I really hope you'll have a great experience and that the work schedule won't mess with you too much – that would suck! But if you should need to vent or anything – Sandra and I are right here. 🙂 ❤

    Still can't believe they had the audacity to cancel ODAAT and now Netflix is apparently being a dick about CBS All Access getting the show because it's a streaming service too (but much smaller than Netflix….) and I SWEAR if they cancel my newfound love On My Block too I'll riot. I need my babies to get another season! Both of them!

    I honestly can't even remember what I did in March??? I feel like the only significant thing that happened and stands out is the fact that I got accepted for the Erzieher Ausbildung and me finding On My Block. xD I should do wrap-ups in your style more often I think – maybe come summer when I actually am up to more.. xD

    But I got 9 books read (SO close to 10 but I just couldn't get myself to finish that tenth one) so that's awesome! I have to say, my highlights were Godsgrave and Lady's Guide. TWO SERIES I WAS READY TO GIVE UP ON. And now they're faves. xD

    I'm not joining any readathons atm (or, as far as I know – it might still change) but I'm super looking forward to our buddy read! I can't wait to see what kind of book Christine wrote as I've been following her journey for SO long now!

    As I'm leaving this comment the evening before you leave for Berlin I want to wish you a great time and buy ALL the books you haven't been able to buy yet! ❤

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    1. Ahh thank you so much for the kind words Swetlana 😭💗💕💖

      I’m really grateful that I had such a good experience during my first internship as well, it was very interesting and turned out to be filled with many nice people! Thank you, I know I can always turn to you two ❤

      I’M STILL SALTY about them cancelling OdaaT, it was such an important show and now it’s gone 😭 I hate how Netflix can be so petty and keep renewing shows that are not … that great, it makes me worry for what little shows I have left. Fingers crossed that they don’t cancel On the Block! (I really need to watch it soon 😄)

      Ohh but that’s great!! Good luck with your Ausbildung 💖 I definitely like writing these wrapups as it helps reflect on the month and later on the year!

      Thank you!! It did turn out that we’re doing some Readathons and it was great that we buddy read Again, but better … even if it was not better 😂

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  8. I’m sending lots of good luck vibes your way for the month of April! It was a great decision to take a hiatus, because you have a lot going on! But you can totally do this, Caro! 😊

    Good luck with everything you have next, especially your WIP and Internship! And also, if you’re still in Berlin, I hope you have an amazing time!

    And thanks for sharing my post! 💕

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    1. Thank you so much Xandra! 😊 I definitely need that hiatus, because there is a lot going on, but it’s nice to have some posts scheduled for now! 😄

      Thank you!! 💗 Best of luck with your writing, reading and life in general in April, I hope that you’re having a great time!
      Always happy to share your posts! 😊

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  9. It definitely sounds like based on everything you have going on in April taking a mini blogging hiatus is a good idea! I really hope you enjoy your internship, and good luck with Camp NaNo and the OWL readathon too. I’m actually thinking of taking part in the OWL readathon too. My career only has four prompts and I should be able to get through them easily. 🙂
    I’m really glad you enjoyed King of Scars and Heartstopper (I read the latter for the Women’s History Month Reading Challenge as well).
    I hope you have a good April, it sounds like you’ll be busy so best of luck with everything! 🙂 ❤️

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    1. It definitely was the best choice for me, as I didn’t want to have pressure to keep up with everything! Thank you!! I hope you take place in the OWL Readathon as well that would be great 💕 I also choose a career with a low amount of prompts to fullfill! 😄

      I was happy to have read so many great books in March! Thank you, I hope that you have a fantastic April and get everything done that you want to 💗

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  10. I’m so happy that you enjoyed your internship and got your second one, but April sounds like it’s going to be an intense month for you, so take care! 🙂 Supernatural ending is… bittersweet. On one side, they should’ve done it earlier as the plot has become really far from what’s the show is about. But on the other side, I agree it felt like a big loss since it’s been around for so long! :(((

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    1. Thank you! 💗 I’m glad that my first internship went so well but now it’s going to be a couple of intense, busy months 😅
      I feel you! I love the show and wanted it to end now before they do many more seasons, but I was still shocked when it actually ended, as it has always been around 😱

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  11. I’m participating in the O.W.Ls this month too, but I’ve yet to figure out my TBR! I’m so excited though, these readathons are so creative and cool! Thank you for sharing my posts! And good luck with your internship! I’m sending you all the positive energy and good vibes ❤️

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  12. oooh I didn’t know Supernatural was ending…. But its great your internship went so well and now you have another one!! I hope you get to read something during April 😉 Thank you so much for sharing my prompts post. And I hope you are able to go with the flow since your schedule is so crazy right now!! ❤️

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  13. Aaaah I agree!! Netflix shouldn’t have canceled One Day at a Time, and I am ETERNALLY SALTY that they did that. Also, congrats on your internships!! I’m so proud ❤ I'm so happy that you really liked Internment, because I've seen a lot of disappointed or mediocre reviews and I. WAS SCARED. By the way, thank you so much for sharing my post!!! ❤

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    1. I’M SO SAD 😭 I really want them to save it, but so far we’ve heard nothing, so I don’t have high hopes anymore 😥 Thank you!! 💕 Internment was really great for me, it is such an important read! I read it almost in one sitting! Always happy to do so 😊

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