March Wrap-Up!

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Hello everyone!

Wow, it’s the end of March already!? And it is almost April!? What is this!!!?

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Seriously, March flew by for me. Before I know it, I’ll be seventy years old and rocking on a chair, shaking my head and mumbling, “It was like yesterday when I was just twenty-seven and typing my blog posts at the kitchen table…”

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^That’ll be me, fifty years later :”)

Am I the only one who feels this way!? It terrifies me how quickly time passes and I just want to hang on to every single minute of it! Anyway, before we sink into philosophy territory, let’s get on with it πŸ™‚

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How is it that I read 9 books in February (which has 28 days) and only 4 books in March (which has 31 days!?)

I have no clue. :’) Though to cut myself some slack: 3 of these are pretty darn long, and most of these are also audiobooks, which take longer to read. (Yes, self, you are forgiven.)

Yes!! The long awaited Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3) is FINALLY out! And it is such an AWESOME conclusion to the series. In this book, we are reunited with the old casts from Illuminae and Gemina, and introduced to some new characters as well. I love how the third book is just as packed with action and plot twists as its predecessors. I listened to the audiobook version, which is amazing! Review coming up!

Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2) is a stunning sequel for those who enjoyed the first book in the series! Check out my review here.

Though I enjoyed Everything Everything, The Sun is Also A StarΒ was a disappointment for me. I liked the characters and the chemistry between them, but the plot points strike me as too unrealistic. Check out my review here.

Rebecca is a book that I’ve been wanting to read for a long, long time… And I finally did! I loved it so, SO much. It is truly a classic for a good reason: A romance, thriller, and commentary on gender norms all rolled up into one. I am always a bit intimidated by classics, but this one was quite easy to get into. Check out my review here.

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You guys inspire me everyday ❀ Check out these amazing posts around the blogosphere!

The Orangutan Librarian talks about writing styles in her new (and brilliant) blog series, Differences in Style! In this first post here, she compares purple prose with the pared down style.

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books broaches a controversial topic: Is book blogging still relevant?Β A must-read for all bloggers, whichever side of the fence you stand!

Can and should an author review his or her own book? Inge @ The Belgian Reviewer talks about this very topic!

How many blog post drafts do you have? Sareena @ All of It ponders what your draft folder says about you.

Emmie @ Another Night of Reading tells us 3 journaling rules that we should ditch!

Are you a writer? Hailey @ All I Know is Grace sums up some super awesome writing tips that she learned from the Atlanta Writer’s Workshop!

Karis @ KarisBooks talks about why she loves libraries!

Zoie @ Whisked Away by Words shares pages from her new webcomic series! Be prepared for amazing artwork and sprinkles of humour πŸ™‚

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How was your March? Do you feel the need to “forgive” yourself for not reading, writing or doing enough?Β What are your favourite reads this month? Can you think of a series that ended very satisfyingly? (If that is a word?)

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Last but not least, be sure to join my giveaway before Sunday March 31st! The winner will be announced on April 2nd!Β Click here for more details!

25 thoughts on “March Wrap-Up!

  1. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    Great post Sophie, and I completely get what you mean when you say you can’t believe it’s already April. I feel like I start all my monthly recaps that way but I’m always in awe of how fast the year has gone. We’re already a quarter of the way through and I honestly couldn’t tell you what I’d done with my year so far.
    Also even though you didn’t get through a lot of books this month (again I know the feeling because my reading fell behind a little too) you can say it was a case of quality over quantity because you have some great books here. Days of Blood and Starlight and Obsidio are two favourites of mine for sure! πŸ™‚
    Greta post, and I hope you have a great April as well. πŸ˜€ ❀

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  2. Marie says:

    Oh I can’t wait to read your review for Obsidio – I can’t wait to read that one and see how it all ends, even if I am also terrified of everything that will probably happen in this book hahaha. πŸ™‚
    I get it about the time, I feel like it’s going by so quickly it’s craaaaaazy sometimes ahah πŸ™‚
    Thank you so much for sharing my post, Sophie! I hope you’ll have a wonderful month ❀ ❀

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    • Sophie Li says:

      Hello Marie ❀ I love Obsidio so much! I think the last book was such a good way to wrap up the series! At some points during the novel I was terrified as well πŸ™‚ I've written up my review and I will be posting it very soon!
      Thank you Marie ❀ Wishing you a wonderful April!

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  3. thebooklovingpharmacist says:

    I’ve always been a bit of obsessed with the passage of time! I try not to think too much about how fast time has gone by. Also, I need more time to read! I’ve only been able to read a book a month so far. Adulting is hard when you can’t read a lot! So I commend you on your reads this month!

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