Monthly Wrapups

What I’ve been up to in March ๐ŸŒบ The beginning of new things

March Wrapup

Hello fellow bookworms ๐ŸŒบA lot has happened since my last wrapup as everything has been getting more intense recently. Amidst the pandemic, handing in my Bachelor Thesis and moving out of my flat, March has been the busiest month so far with a lot going on and putting stress and pressure on me.ย  Gladly, the next few months are a lot less busy and I’m grateful that I don’t have university until staring my Master’s in October, as there’s a lot of uncertainty for students returning for the upcoming semester. I’m sending all the good vibes to everyone struggling right now! I hope you’ve all stayed safe and are doing well ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’—

A funny cat gif to cheer you up (from Kiki’s Delivery Service ๐Ÿ’—)

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whatiread

๐Ÿ”„ = Reread ๐Ÿ’Œ = Library Books ๐ŸŒˆ = Here and Queerathon

๐Ÿฏ = #YARC2020 โญ = #StartOnYourShelfathonย  โŒ› = Digital Arc

Reading-Wise March started off a bit more slowly. Somehow I’d have all the motivation to read at the beginning of the week but then it fizzled out towards the weekend. Nevertheless, I ended up reading 13 Booksย many of them when I’d turned in my thesis and had lots of time to read due to social distancing. Somehow I read 4 and a half books in one week which is wild, I usually never read that much but somehow I inhaled all the books ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’ve also decided to include a mini-review for each book with a link to my full review (if it’s already up, I’m currently working on catching up on all my unwritten reviews) as I want to share them more often, given that I don’t post as many reviews now as I used to ๐ŸŒบ

OC Update

When it comes to my reading challenge, March was a bit quieter as I read 5 books that were out of my comfort zone. There was a good mix of genres included this time, I read 1 nonfiction, 1 sci-fi, and 3 historical fiction books – one of them was even an adult book, so I’m happy with my reading. I’ve already read so much more broadly this year, as evident by my genre graph (that is included in the Reading Spreadsheet my Kal @ Voracious Reader that I use this year) ๐Ÿฅฐ

OOCZ_ March

1. In Order to Liveย (William Ritter) โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ’Œ was a very haunting, emotional read. I loved learning more about North Korea and how life there is like for the people. The author had to go through so many hardships and witness terrible things, making her memoir powerful and giving a voice to those who can’t speak up ๐ŸŒบ Read my Review Here ๐ŸŒบ

2. This Cruel Design (Emily Suvada) โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’Œย was a wild ride for me and managed to sweep me up in the moment. However, once I was actually able to reflect on anything, I found it to be a book filled with too much shock value wists that took away from characters and romance. This might be a good fast-paced story, but for me, it doesn’t hold up as a sequel ๐ŸŒบ Read my Review Here ๐ŸŒบ

3. White Roseย (Emily Suvada) โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญย is a historical fiction book based on the life of Sophie Scholl – a young German resistance fighter who died for her efforts – and told entirely in verse. The format was exactly right for the story and had me engrossed. The bravery of Sophie was outstanding and the book definitely had me sobbing by the endย  ๐Ÿ’” ๐ŸŒบ RTC! ๐ŸŒบ

4. The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky (Mackenzie Lee) โญ๏ธ โญโญโญ๏ธ.5ย  ๐ŸŒˆย Squeezed in this novella at the end of this month and it was exactly the right decision as it has theย perfect amount of angst, fluff, and growthย ๐Ÿ’— Set soon after the events of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue I loved the discussion about setting plans for the future and navigating all the first’s in a relationship. ๐ŸŒบ RTC! ๐ŸŒบ

5. Bygone Badass Broads (Mackenzie Lee & Petra Eriksson) โญ๏ธ โญ๏ธ I loved the concept of showcasing forgotten women who had contributed something great, however, theย modern slang made this so cringe-worthy at times.ย I get that the author was trying to portray these women in a more laid-back way but in my opinion, it didn’t fit in with the topic at all and was jarring. Also, no one says ‘Yas kween’ in real life ๐Ÿค ๐ŸŒบ RTC! ๐ŸŒบ

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Other Books

6. Under Rose-Tainted Skies (Louise Gornall)โญโญโญโญโญ ๐Ÿ”ย is a beautiful, unflinching portrayal of agoraphobia, OCD & depression that will break your heart, but also make you see things from Norahโ€™s perspective. I’m so glad that I reread this book again, it’s amazing and so incredibly underrated! ๐ŸŒบ Read my Review Here ๐ŸŒบ

7. Renegades (Marissa Meyer) โญโญโญโญโญ ๐Ÿ”ย  It was exactly the right decision to reread Renegades as I still adore this book so much! I’m normally not one for superhero stories but this one was so good and definitely convinces with its characters that I love!! ๐ŸŒบ Read my Review Here ๐ŸŒบ

8. Archenemies (Marissa Meyer) โญโญโญโญโญ ๐Ÿ”ย  In preparation for reading the series finale Supernova I also reread Archenemies that I also love, making me have high hopes for the last book. Archenemies is a fantastic sequel that tugs at all the right heartstrings. ๐ŸŒบ Read my Review Here ๐ŸŒบ

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9. Radio Silence (Alice Oseman) โญโญโญโญโญ ๐Ÿ”ย  I got this sudden urge to reread one of my favorite contemporaries, so I did! A perfect comfort read in these stressful times, Radio Silence provides podcast love, amazing friendships, and a good escape. ๐ŸŒบ Read my Review Here ๐ŸŒบ

10. I Was Born for This (Alice Oseman) โญโญโญโญโญ ๐Ÿ” Unexpectedly I also reread I was Born for This because I love it so much as well! The fandom love and anxiety representation are fantastic and I still love the deep discussions about fandom and finding your own purpose in life! ๐ŸŒบ Read my Review Here ๐ŸŒบ

11. Bring Me Their Hearts (Sara Wolf) โญโญโญโญ ๐Ÿ’Œย  I was all here for all the banter and humor, I need more fantasy books that have a lighter, more humorous tone and character voice, as this is what spoke to me during this time. The main character was perfectly snarky, there was an amazing female mentorship and a broody, swoony prince!๐ŸŒบ RTC! ๐ŸŒบ

12. Before I Fall (Lauren Oliver) โญ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’Œ I can’t say that I had high hopes for this book, but I didn’t expect to hate it so much. It was trying to be a self-growth/redemption story but completely missed its mark, as I didn’t believe the supposed change. Plus there was so much problematic content that was never called out. ๐ŸŒบ RTC! ๐ŸŒบ

13. The Last Magician (Lisa Maxwell) โญ๏ธ I had high hopes because there are time travel and an interesting magic system, but the longer I read the more I hated this book. The pacing is so slow and the plot feels both dragged and predictable. The romance made me so uncomfortable and there were no healthy character dynamics to be found anywhere.๐ŸŒบ RTC! ๐ŸŒบ

Average Rating โญ 4.0

Favorite Book ๐Ÿ’•

whatiposted

๐ŸŒบย Female Character Love ๐Ÿ’— #1: Dynamics, Character Growth & Unlikable Heroines ๐ŸŒบย Womenโ€™s History Book Tag ๐ŸŒป celebrating books by female authors

๐ŸŒบย Arc Review: The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee โšก A book about and for survivors ๐ŸŒบย OWL 2020 Readathon TBR โœจ Time to become a Wandmaker

๐ŸŒบย Review: Jackaby ๐Ÿ’— Mystery, the Paranormal and an eccentric Detective ๐ŸŒบย 20 Books to read in 2020 โญ feat. some small reading goals

faveposts

For this section of my wrapup Iโ€™m linking up with theย Favorite Blog Posts of the Monthย Meme thatย has been created byย Kristin @ย kristinkravesbooksย to showcase our favorite blogs of the month!

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life stuff

Lots of Changes.ย March was the month I had to turn in my Bachelor Thesis and do lots of Adulting, so it was set to be intense. With the pandemic however things got bad right before one of my busiest weeks and it brought a lot of stress and uncertainty to me. I’m grateful that me and my family are safe so far though!

  • I was done early with my Thesis but all the restrictions went into effect the week I was ready to print it. Gladly the printing service I had selected was great. I was panicked as they’d closed down and only took large orders with an appointment of course, but they were quick to message me back (even on the weekend) and made it possible to print my thesis right on Monday when I wanted.
  • I also handed in my thesis. The problem was that the exam office that takes care of these things was shut down as there had been a confirmed case in the building. I couldn’t hand it in personally, which made sense, but there was no good information on how else to hand it in. While my Uni sent off a few messages on the weekend the exam office was completely silent until after I had already handed in my thesis via post. I understand it’s a difficult time but it was also stressful for me not to know if I had done everything right, especially as I needed confirmation that I had turned it in on time. Gladly, I finally got the OK a few days later. So time to celebrate I guess!! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰
  • I had to leave behind my library. This would have happened with or without anything going on, but it did shut down as a safety measure. Gladly, there are still a few ebooks I had wanted to read, so I’ll do that over the following months. Nevertheless, I miss my library a lot ๐Ÿ˜ญ
  • I moved out of my flat. I was truly scared that I or someone family/friends that would help me with the moving would get sick and I’d have to scramble to hire a moving company on short notice. Good news: everything worked out and I safely moved all my stuff back home. Until I start my Master’s Degree in October I’ll be back home which is a bit weird as it means less freedom (and back in my little village with no good library) and more people around me again. However, I have a good relationship with my family and I’m happy to be with my support system right now, so I’m enjoying my time back home until I set off to a new city and adventure after this much-needed break.
Extra points to those who know who this character is๐Ÿ˜‰

Things that made me happy ๐Ÿ˜Š As always I want to share some positive things that happened (this might become a regular section in my wrapups as it’s nice to talk about things I’m grateful for) especially now when a lot of things are stressful and intense ๐ŸŒธ

  • Watching Shows with Sandra ๐Ÿ’– I’m so bad at watching shows even when I finally have the time so buddy watching is amazing!! {We watched: Anne with an E (all seasons), The Cat Returns, and Spirited Away} I also watched A Monster Calls, Wonder Woman and Pirates of the Caribbean 5 (back when I could still check out movies from my local library).
  • Preparing for the OWL Readathon in April โœจ The Magical Readathon is one of my all-time favorite Readathons as it’s so creative and leaves a lot of room for cool reading prompts and picking out fun careers to follow! I loved setting up my TBR (though I think it might change a bit as Scribd offered a 30 day free trial for everyone, with no credit card info required!) and choosing my career, it definitely made me excited to read all the books next month ๐Ÿ’—
  • Playing lots of Nintendo and Downloading Animal Crossing Pocket Camp! ๐ŸŒธPlaying video games is what always relaxes me and I’ve been playing a lot more now to unwind and lose myself in another world. I’ve been replaying the old Zelda Games which always makes for a lot of nostalgia. I also downloaded AC Pocket Camp on my phone and I’m obsessed! It’s honestly so soothing and a nice alternative as I don’t have a switch to play the latest game! (I did play the old Animal Crossing on my Nintendo back in the day though and might get it again someday ๐Ÿฅฐ)

looking ahead

April will definitely be a quieter month ๐ŸŒธ To be honest, I’m really happy about that was March was packed with work and worry, so April will be more steady and hopefully get me into a new routine living at home in my ‘gap months’ before starting university again. I also plan to read a lot, as the OWL Magical Readathon is here and I have a longer TBR for that especially now thatย  I have more time to read all the things. I’m excited to be reading from my physical TBR and using Scribd’s free trial to check out some e-books and audiobooks to read ๐Ÿฅฐ I’ll allow for some mood reading despite the TBR and hopefully, also watch some shows that I have been hoping to watch for a long time now.

April also means that Camp NaNo is coming again! ๐Ÿ“ I’ve been quiet on my blog about writing since the last update in November (I think?) because I took a hiatus from writing due to my thesis. I had to focus on my academic writing and after a bad bout of stress and insomnia, I knew I had to put creative writing on pause and come back to it when I had the energy and motivation to tackle it head-on. I plan on revising at least 50K of my novel (this amounts to the last 50% of my developmental edits) as Camp sadly doesn’t let you track alternative measurements (like time or pages) until next year๐Ÿ˜ข That was unfortunate, as for revision words don’t work that well and pages would have worked so much better, However, I’m happy to get back to writing and hopefully find the motivation to keep going. (I new writing update will come halfway through April!)

#OWLsReadathon2020 TBR

OWL TBR 2020
Check out my tentative OWLs2020 TBR ๐Ÿ’—โœจ

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What were you up to in March? What was your favorite book this month? I hope you’re staying safe ๐ŸŒบ

28 thoughts on “What I’ve been up to in March ๐ŸŒบ The beginning of new things

  1. I’m so sorry that this month was so stressful for you – I can’t even imagine having to deal with the stress of finishing a thesis on top of everything going on in the world! I’m glad it worked out, though, and that you’re safe! โค I'm also very impressed by how much you were still able to read! I really need to check out White Rose ๐Ÿ˜€ Rereading Alice Oseman books is always a good idea ๐Ÿ˜‰ I should do that…
    I hope your April is more relaxing and full of good books! Good luck with the OWLs!

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    1. Thank you, Margaret! ๐Ÿ’• It was really stressful, but now I’m relieved that my thesis is finally handed in and I’ve been able to complete my move. Reading-wise the month has actually been good ๐Ÿ˜Š I highly recommend White Rose, it’s such a unique book! And reread Alice Oseman books is truly the greatest comfort ๐Ÿฅฐ
      Thank you so much! Good luck to you as well ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. I am glad you are safe and healthy, able to stay with your family for now. I am with mine as well and I think it’s for the better, even if I originally had very different plans for this month.
    Also, I am super happy that everything worked out with your thesis! I don’t even want to imagine the stressful times you went through right before handing it in and then the uncertainty if everything was okay with the delivery. My anxiety would have gone through the roof!
    As April is aproaching, I really hope you get that more quiet month. You’d deserve some downtime for sure. I already mentioned it on Twitter, but I was thinking about maybe doing some more writing for the witchyWIP or Arcadia … but I a mess … soo, I don’t know. But if you want to add me as a writing buddy just in case, it’s Kat_Impossible ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hope you continue to stay safe โค

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    1. I’m happy to hear that you’re also safe even though your plans got turned upside down now ๐Ÿ’• The day I handed it in was definitely one of the most intense ones that I ever had, but I’m glad that it’s over now and I have successfully handed in my thesis and moved out of my flat.

      Thank you, Kat! ๐Ÿฅฐ I hope you have a good April as well! I’m also happy to see that you have since joined Camo NaNo with your witchyWIP, Good luck with writing! ๐Ÿ˜Š I hope you’re also staying safe ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’›

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      1. I can imagine that it was super stressful, but you did it! You handed in the thesis and I am proud of you โค

        Thanks so much, I literally haven't written anything new yet, because I am super stuck on a plot point, but I am still happy to dive into writing a little more again.

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  3. I really should reread Under Rose-Tainted Skies too someday, when it comes to mental illness representation it’s still one of the best YA contemporaries I know. I’m glad to hear it held up!
    I hope April will be a calmer month, and thank you for linking my post!

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    1. I hope you get around to reading Under Rose-Tainted Skies, it’s always amazing to reread and I love it a little bit more every time I get around to reading it ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿฅฐ
      I hope so too! Stay safe and Happy Reading in April ๐Ÿ’•

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  4. Congratulations on completing your thesis and getting it handed in!! It must be a nice feeling to have it all completed, if a bit stressful beforehand. I’m glad it went well in the end. I’m glad you are looking forward to a relaxing April to make up for this hectic March. I’m sending you well wishes and I hope you have a nice time with your family. And of course, best of luck with your magical readathon and camp NaNo !! I haven’t done much writing this past month but I want to change that soon!!
    You’ve read lots of books this month and it is always nice to be able to reread some of your favourites, I loved Radio Silence and I Was Born For This !! But I still need to read Renegades and White Rose sounds interesting!!
    I’m sorry you didn’t love The Last Magician, I ended up quite enjoying it– I liked the plot with all the different POVs but I do agree that there were no healthy relationships and they were all complex, grey characters. And one plot twist I could have guessed from the beginning I have to say so the very end reveal wasn’t much!! ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Thank you so much for sharing my post!! Again I hope you have a wonderful April and stay safe ๐Ÿ’•!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sophie ๐Ÿ’— It was a stressful time, but I’m glad that quieter times are ahead now. I’m loving Camp NaNo as well as the Magical Readathon, both definitely help to distract me ๐ŸŒธ I hope you get around to writing more as well!

      Rereading Radio Silence and I Was Born for This was such a great idea, as it reminded me of how much I love them! I hope you get around to reading Renegades and White Rose, both books are so good ๐Ÿฅฐ

      I’m happy to hear that you at least enjoyed The Last Magician! I really wanted to like it too as I love magic and especially time travel, but I guess it wasn’t meant to be ๐Ÿ˜…
      Thank you! I hope you stay safe as well ๐Ÿ’›

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      1. Yay I’m glad we all need a little bit of distraction and an escape!! Thank you!! โค

        It is a great feeling to reread favourites!! Thank you, I'm very excited!!

        Aww.. yeah, sometimes books aren't for us!! Hopefully you will find loads of books you love soon to make up for it!!

        Thank you !! โค

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  5. I hope youโ€™re doing okay Caro! Your March sounds so hectic – I canโ€™t imagine moving in these times and dealing with all that stress right before handing in your thesis โค
    Itโ€™s always sad when a book relies too heavily on shock value. Especially when it is a sequel. Still, three stars isnโ€™t bad!
    You got so much rereading done this month! I need to put more of an effort into rereading my favourite books, because I always say I want to, but never do :โ€™)
    Wow, thank you so much for including so many posts from Wordy And Whimsical! That really makes me feel warm and happy โค
    I have been playing a bit of Animal Crossing this month too. I was so jealous of everyone playing the new one on the switch, so I got out my old ds and have been playing Wild World, haha. It is super relaxing!

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    1. I’m doing fine! I hope you’re staying safe ๐Ÿฅฐ I’m glad that everything is finally turned in and moved, that has been a big relief ๐Ÿ˜Š

      I did enjoy reading This Cruel Design, but I don’t think I’ll read the last book, this has already been too much for me ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜… I love rereading and I’m glad that I finally got around to it, it’s so calming and a perfect comfort ๐Ÿ’•

      Omg I loved Wild World! I played it when I first had my old DS, but sadly I sold my game, so now I’d have to buy it again! I’m playing a lot of Pocket Camp for the phone though ๐Ÿ’—

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  6. Congrats on handing in your thesis!! that’s *amazing*, and i’m honestly in awe of how much you were able to blog and read despite being occupied with your thesis ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿค
    i’m so sad that The Last Magician and This Cruel Design didn’t really work for you, because i’ve been looking forward to reading those two! I’ve honestly been reading more and more negative reviews of TLM, even though i see a lot of people pitching it as underrated. and i’m super sad because my love for This Mortal Coil has kinda waned over time, and I really don’t want it to lessen anymore when i read This Cruel Design :”)
    Best of luck with the Magical Readathon!! and i hope you’re doing well, Caro ๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐Ÿค (thank you so much for featuring my posts ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ)

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    1. Ahh, thank you so much, Caitlin!! ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’— Reading definitely helped me to destress after working on my thesis, as I mostly did it in the evening ๐Ÿ˜Š
      I hope that you still enjoy The Last Magician as well as This Cruel Design!

      The former had so much potential and time travel + so many people said it was underrated, but it didn’t work for me at all ๐Ÿ˜… This Cruel Design was wild and definitely different from the first book, but maybe you’ll like that. I’m sorry to hear that your love for the first book has faded a bit!

      Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ’• I hope you’re doing well and staying safe as well! ๐ŸŒท

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  7. Congrats on passing your thesis, Caro ๐Ÿ˜„!! That sounded like it was a stressful and climatic end, but Iโ€™m glad it all worked out ๐Ÿ˜ฎ. Itโ€™s nice that you can be back with your family during these times, although that sucks that you wonโ€™t have the same access to things ๐Ÿ˜•.
    Thatโ€™s awesome that you were able to watch The Cat Returns and Spirited Away! I love them so much ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ’•. Have you watched Whisper of the Heart? Itโ€™s one of my favorite Ghibli movies ๐Ÿ˜„. Also, Zelda!! I lost my D.S. after a move, otherwise Iโ€™d totally be playing some Zelda the past month ๐Ÿ˜….
    Good luck, with Camp Nano and the OWLs! Stay safe and well ๐Ÿ™‚.

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    1. Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜Š The end was definitely more stressful than I had hoped, but now it’s finally done. I’m quite happy to be with my family now during this time, as it’s better than being alone in my flat.

      I love Ghibli movies so much!! They always cheer me up ๐Ÿฅฐ I haven’t watched Whisper of the Heart but I have all movies on my watchlist, so I’ll definitely get to it! Oh Zelda is always a great distraction as well ๐Ÿ’• I’m sorry that you lost your DS though ๐Ÿ˜ž
      Thank you! Stay Safe as well ๐ŸŒท

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  8. Hello Caro!
    Wow it sounds like a whirlwind of a month but as usual you’ve pulled through! It sounded like a tremendous feat to complete your thesis (and get it printed) but I’m so glad that it worked out. It’s definitely a tough time but it sounds like you were able to make the most of it.
    Glad so see so many five-star reads on your list this past month. I also really loved the Renegades series- I binge-read all three books right after one another haha ๐Ÿ™‚
    I signed up for Camp Nano too and I will also be revising this year! Agreed that it’s really hard to track revision progress in their new system. I’m still trying to figure out what I’m going to do haha :’)
    Stay safe and well! Sending you positive wishes for April!

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    1. March definitely was intense and had a lot of stressful moments, but I’m relieved that I could hand in my thesis and move out of my flat, now I can relax a bit, as I have some time before starting my Master studies ๐Ÿ˜Š Renegades is such an amazing series! I have yet to read the third book as I don’t want it to be over ๐Ÿ˜ž

      Good luck with Camp NaNo! I hope you found a way to track your writing ๐Ÿฅฐ Would you want to become NaNo Buddies?
      I hope you stay safe as well! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒท

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      1. Yes I know what you mean. I’m so sad when I get to the end of a series that I love! Hope that you will like Supernova ๐Ÿ™‚
        For Camp Nano I ended up tracking my progress by scenes rather than words. I’ve decided to game the system a bit by counting 1000 words per scene haha. I’d be glad to be buddies! My username is portabelloxoxo. I think I’ve added you before but not on the new website ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. I’m so happy to hear you are safe and with your family and that your thesis and the stress of that can slowly be put behind you, too โค โค
    I'm so sorry that This Cruel Design was so disappointing! I've been looking forward to reading this book, but I'll lower my expectations a little bit, thank you for that โค
    Thank you so, so much for sharing my post, so happy you liked it! โค
    I hope April will be kind to you and best of luck for your writing! โค

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    1. Thank you so much, Marie! I hope you’re also doing well and that you and your loved ones are safe ๐Ÿ’— I hope you end up liking This Cruel Design more than me! It had some potential after all ๐Ÿ˜„

      Thank you! I hope you have a good April as well ๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŒท

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  10. You really had a busy month in March! 13 books read?? That’s amazing Caro!! Also a huge congratulations on finishing your thesis ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ it is no small thing and you must be so relieved that it is done. What will you be studying for your masters? I’m also obsessed with the pocket camp at the moment, and it would be really cool to be friends in there if you want to! Thanks so much for featuring my posts, I truly appreciate it ๐Ÿฅฐ Stay safe and healthy โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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    1. Thank you so much!! ๐Ÿ’› At least reading-wise the month was a success and I’m really relieved that my thesis is finally turned in. I’m going to be studying Psychology for my Master’s but some application deadlines are a bit delayed. I start in fall though, so hopefully, things will have calmed down a bit by then.

      Pocket Camp is honestly amazing and I’d love to be friends! What’s your code? ๐Ÿฅฐ Thank you! I hope you’re staying safe as well ๐Ÿ’•

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  11. I’m happy you’re only starting your Masters in October – I’m doing “online courses” right now, which basically means I do twice as much as before.. very annoying. The semester ends mid-May, and there’s so much uncertainty regarding exams and whatnot.

    I liked Bygone Badass Broads, and knew what to expect going in because of Mackenzie Lee’s twitter threads on the same topics. One thing I did mind, though, was that this little info + no depth works well for twitter… but it doesn’t work as well for a book. I wish there was more info on the women, this way, they all started to blend together, and the only reason I gave the book 4 stars was because I loved the illustrations.

    Oh no, I’m going to reread Before I Fall for my favorite books of the decade post, and I reckon it won’t be a favorite after that. I read it in 2012 when I was fifteen, and I ate that shit up at the time. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’m glad to see that you love Renegades, Archenemies and Alice Oseman’s novels, because all of these are on my tbr. Hope your April is going well!

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    1. I’m sorry to hear that the online classes are hard and that there is a lot of uncertainty about exams ๐Ÿ˜ž I wish you all the best and hope that things get easier and that you know more about what the future will bring soon ๐Ÿ’›

      I didn’t know about Mackenzie Lee’s Twitter Threads, but I agree that this was probably a good format to talk about these women and probably why the book didn’t really work for me ๐Ÿ˜… The illustrations were truly amazing though!

      I hope the reread still holds up, but I totally get it. I have some books that I read ages ago and I have no idea what I would think of them now ๐Ÿ˜‚ I hope you enjoy the books once you read them! I hope you’re staying safe ๐ŸŒธ

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