March Whispers // Blogging Slump, Reading Slump but hey? I went to Spain!!

The word March begins with M, and you know what else does? Mess. Which is exactly what this month was.

You know after the weird catastrophe of February, I thought hey! March is gonna be MY month. Well, I was wrong.

Several things happened including me not posting FOR A WHOLE MONTH. I swear, I have excuses and reasons but we’ll come to my ramblings later on in the recap! For now, let’s jump in – I’m excited to tell you about THE THINGS I did in March!!

BOOKS

This month I read 6 books (2133 pages). This is one less book than I would have hoped to read but I still read quite a decent amount!

The Truth About Keeping Secrets by Savannah Brown ★★★★☆ // I love Savannah Brown, so I anticipating this release GREATLY. I read the e-arc and I really really enjoyed it!

Highly Illogical Behaviour by John Corey Whaley ★★★★☆ // Uhm I cried? I’m not even sure why, but i think it’s because I became VERY emotionally attached to Solomon!!

The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman ★☆☆☆☆ // My second 1 star of the year and honestly, TEA. I was expecting to love this book with my WHOLE HEART. I have followed the author for so long, and the premise sounded like everything I want in a book. But it was BORING!! Full review coming soon.

The Boy Who Steals Houses by CG Drews ★★★★★ // Honestly, THANK YOU CAIT for blessing me with my only 5 star of this month. I didn’t think it could get any better than her debut, but Hi I Met The DeLainey Family and now I’m in love with Moxie and everyone else, oops.

Ace Of Shades by Amanda Foody ★★★★.5☆ // A re-read of one of my faves of 2018! My rating did go down by 0.5 but that’s only because I’ve become more critical of a reader! I still enjoyed this SO MUCH and I love Levi Glaiyser.

King Of Fools by Amanda Foody [undecided rating] // Okay, look. I didn’t like 70% of this book. In fact, I was thoroughly annoyed with everything and everyone for so long. I couldn’t get into it + it was slow. Then after that 70% I completely FELL IN LOVE with the plot and drama and IT WAS SO TWISTY!! So how do I even rate this? I don’t know.

Overall, I had a okay reading month! Like even though it was generally good, I read little nothing near the end of the month which just didn’t feel good. My average rating was 3.8 stars.

BOOK HAUL

Thank you to Hachette, BKMRK for the free copy of The Boy Who Steals Houses. Thank you to Tiger (Stripes) Publishing for sending over My So Called Bollywood Life and Patron Saints of Nothing proofs for free.

I actually quite like my average of hauling 3 books per month? It feels good, like I’m not hoarding too much but still getting new titles on my shelf!

Netgalley:

LIFE

I went to Spain!! Honestly, it was SO much fun. I went there for four days and went to many different places and WHEW, I want to go back. It’s so beautiful, the architecture is WOW, and the weather is just perfect over there. Here are some pictures! (I took over 200 oops)

I didn’t post for a whole month! And there are real reasons for this. For week 1 of March, I was just ?? Not in the mood for posting. I had planned a post but I didn’t write it. And then week 2, I went Spain so I had no time to write a post! And then week 3, I was going to write a post but THEN GUESS WHAT? My laptop broke and I had to wait to order a new one. And then hey it’s the end of March and I’m posting this.

I feel like I’m in a reading slump. I didn’t think I’d hit one so early in the year but after Spain, where I didn’t read anything, I just felt not motivated to read. King of Fools was so long and slow and that just made everything WORSE. I’m trying to re-read Bone Gap and also finish Summer Bird Blue in time for the blog tour, but I don’t know. 😦

I didn’t do any blog hopping this month either which is why I have no favourite posts of this month section or whatever. March was really good because SPAIN but then the rest of it was just super overwhelming and bad.

GOALS

goals from last month:

goals for next month:

  • apply for work experience
  • post all reviews that you need to
  • at least one post per week
  • start revising for exams
  • do homeworks the day you get them
  • return library books
  • read seven books
  • keep up with bullet journal
  • stop procrastinating on you tube!

Two snippets from my current WIP! One I already shared on Twitter but the other is new.

from my current WIP
From my current WIP

How was your March? What was your favourite book of the month? What’s one of your most anticipated releases for April? (I’m looking forward to Finale!) How are you?

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40 thoughts on “March Whispers // Blogging Slump, Reading Slump but hey? I went to Spain!!”

  1. I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy the devouring gray so much, I’ll be looking forward to your review of it, so curious to hear your thoughts about it all! SO happy you liked Highly Illogical Behaviour though, I loved this book so much and it deserves way more hype. I’m also very excited to read Cait’s new book, I love the synopsis and loved her debut and ahh, can’t wait 🙂
    SPAIN! It sounds like you had a lovely trip and ahh these pictures make me dream of summer holidays and vacation and getting away, ahh thank you for that. I can’t wait to travel again haha 🙂
    THESE SNIPPETS AHHHH can we read more we should be able to read more, I love this already ahhhh.
    I hope that April will treat you well, sending you tons of love ❤

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    1. i hope my review will be up soon!! and i know highly illogical behaviour is criminally underrated it’s actually pretty good!! and that’s exactly what spain was – i want to capture all the feelings of wonder i had when i was there. and thanks so much, happy reading and have a great apirl ❤

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  2. some incredible photos from your trip!! and we literally have so many of the same goals lol, btw what kind of work experience are you looking at because i need some inspo :))

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  3. WELCOME BACK ❤ I love seeing your Spain pictures!! You're living your best life like the Cheetah Girls. 😉 It sounds like you had an amazing trip, and the architecture looks so beautiful. It's okay that you didn't post this month because it's important to put yourself first 🙂 You wrote so much for your WIP and I love the snippets! I'm so excited for The Boy Who Steals Houses, so I love that it's your 5-star read of this month. Sending you so much love for April ❤

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  4. I’m glad your trip to Spain was a success! It all looks so beautiful! ❤ Also, I’m glad you loved The Boy Who Steals Houses and Highly Illogical Behavior, because I’m going to read them soon! I hope I enjoy them as much as you did!

    Unfortunately, I’m also in a bit of a reading slump, but it’s mostly because I have to deal with all my school work 😂

    Oh, and good luck on your WIP! It sounds great so far!

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  5. fhdkjfhka you got to read the boy who steals houses omg im so jealous but im so glad you loved it. i can’t wait to read it and sob. i want to read ace of shades SO BADLY, all your raving of it just makes me more excited, did you say plot twists?? i am Sold

    spain looks gorgeous!!! the beauty! the aesthetics!! 😭😭 um excuse me but your wip sounds amazing?? who allowed this and why dont i have it?? 🧐 youtube is 100% the reason why i am so unmotivated to get things done. i much rather just laze around than actually move. so tiring

    i hope your april is amazing and you accomplish all your goals!! ❤

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    1. DUDE the boy who steals houses is SO good like woah i liked a contemporary?? damnnn. well i think it’s like king of fools that has the most plot twists but ace of shades is still my faveee. but IDK. WILL YOU LIKE IT. WHO KNOWS.

      and the only reason you don’t have my wip is because i haven’t written it oops. and yes let’s be master procastinators together.

      thank you sooo much!!! have a wonderful April because you’re wonderful so like?? everything works out. ❤

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  6. I am glad you had a nice time in Spain— I love the pictures and the blue sky!!
    And highly illogical behaviour has a beautiful cover– I am definitely drawn to it!! I might look into it– I am glad you enjoyed it!!
    And I am glad you loved the boy who steals houses– I can’t wait to read it!!

    Doing your homework the day you get it is something I continually promised myself at school haha — best of luck with that!! 😊
    I absolutely loved your writing snippets– they are so good!! You are very talented!! I want to read more now 😂
    I hope you have a wonderful April!! 💕 My anticipated releases are the boy who steals houses and descendant of the crane!!

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    1. I hope you enjoy The Boy Who STeals Houses when you read it!! and homeworks are just one of my biggest life struggles – no matter what i do i’m always behind on them!! and ahhh thanks so much – compliments of my writing mean so much to me!! and eek descendant of the crane has been getting nothing but raving reviews and i’m so excited for it! Happy reading ❤

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  7. ILSA!! It’s a shame March was an iffy month for you but I hope April will be better with all the sunshine and everything! I AM SO EXCITED FOR THE BOY WHO STEALS HOUSES!! It sounds so amazing? And omg Spain looks so awesome! I absolutely love the pictures you took!

    Don’t stress about not posting though you were productive in other ways. also!! your!! wip!! is so fabulous!!

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  8. spain looks like such a beautiful country omg! ur pics were so cute. i really hope u had an amazing time. my most anticipated book of april is deffff girls on the verge by sharon biggs waller. im in a slump myself but hopefully april will get me out of it! (maybe not because i’ll have finals lmao)

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  9. I’m glad you had a great time in Spain! From the pictures, it really looks like a gorgeous country!
    I hope you get out of your reading slump soon. I have been blessed enough that I haven’t reached one yet this year, but it’s just one of those things that is bound to happen at one point. I will probably catch up on some TV shows and podcasts in the mean time, to help me feel productive nonetheless.
    The snippets also sound amazing! I love this already!
    Wishing you a great April! 💞

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    1. It is such a gorgeous country, so vibrant and pretty!! i’m listening to an audiobook right now and that’s deffo helping with the slump!! i’m so happy you liked the snippets and i hope you have a great april filled with lots of great books!

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  10. not even going to lie, this entire title is a complete MOOD for me. also, SHOULD I READ BONE GAP? I own the hardcover and it looks really interesting huhhhhhhhhh. those pics from Spain are so aesthetic and I really want more snippets of your WIP please please please.

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    1. LMAO JU. also i need to read your post about spoofing book titles because every wrap up says it’s so good and i’m like BLOG HOP? IDK HER. also yes you should definitely read bone gap. it’s good. it’s strange. AND LOL HAHA YOU’LL BE LUCKY IF YOU GET MORE SNIPPETS because i’ve forgotten how to write!!

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  11. ahh i’m so stoked to get my hands on a copy of the boy who steals houses!! the quotes i’ve read!! the gushing reviews!! it’s almost enough to make me break my book buying ban – i’ve already got three books in my basket but i haven’t pressed order yet because of The Ban. just two more months, oh no. ALSO SPAIN. that’s one of my top places i want to travel too — and the pictures make it seem even more soft and warm! PS: definitely in a slump right now, too and trying to push through. i’m basically fighting my reading slump with both fists. it’s not yet decided whos gonna win. hope you have a great rest of April! ❤

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    1. Ahh stay strong!! Your ban will be over soon and you can buy more books aha 😂 Spain was awesome – I hope you get to travel there one day!! Thanks so much for the comment – hope the end of April is great for you!!

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