April is here and I’m SO excited for spring! The weather seems to be warming up (please let it continue) and on my train journey yesterday I saw approximately 4372 lambs. It was joyful.
I had a much better reading month in March than February, mostly thanks to all the commuting I was doing while in London. I was there for two weeks doing work experience with a small publishing company, which was brilliant. More on that in a post to follow!
I managed to read six books and a short story this month, which I was really pleased with since I had a busy fortnight in London.
The books I planned to read were:
And the books I actually read were:
So I didn’t read everything I’d planned, but I’ve mostly forgiven myself since I read more than expected. Sadly, I started Days of Blood and Starlight but had to return it to the library before I could finish it (noooo), so I’m hoping to grab myself a copy or loan it out again in the next few weeks. I also still haven’t got to ACOL (what’s wrong with me?!), but definitely will during April.
Tokyo Ghoul vol 1
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
The Star-Touched Queen
International Women’s Day: Inspiring Authors and Characters
To celebrate International Women’s Day at the beginning of March, I wrote about some women authors and characters that inspire me.
Book Reviewing Slumps (and the eternal fight to catch up on reviews)
I’ve been struggling to motivate myself to write reviews recently, so I thought I’d discuss my slump.
The Friday 56: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
I started doing a new weekly meme this month! The Friday 56 is a quote-based meme, where each week you turn to page 56 (or 56% in your e-reader) of a book you’ve recently been reading and choose a quote. It’s a really fun way to get more people interested in books they might not normally pick up!
World Theatre Day 2017: Books from across the globe that have been adapted into plays
I love going to the theatre (though I don’t get to very often) so I thought I’d participate in World Theatre Day by writing about books you might not have known were adapted for the stage!
General Life Updates
- I’ve been in London for two weeks doing work experience with a small publisher and it was great! I fell *a little bit (*a lot) in love with the city and if I ever had any doubts about wanting to live there they’ve been completely blown away now!
- While in London, I went to see Alwyn Hamilton, Samantha Shannon and Lee Weatherly at their Waterstones book event and it was everything. I got to talk to Alwyn in person and she was so friendly/lovely/funny/wonderful. And she knew who I was from twitter. *dead*
- I started reading a Korean manhwa called Noblesse (a weekly serialised web comic) and I’m addicted. It’s over 450 chapters long and in eight days I’ve read 230 chapters. No regrets. (You should go check it out here!)
- My parents are moving house in about a week and a half and since I’m currently living at home I’ll be moving with them!
That’s all for this month! Let me know what you guys read and anything exciting you got up to!
12 thoughts on “March Wrap Up (Aka: the month I commuted across London and actually had time to read)”
I’m glad March was so good to you! I really want to try The Star-Touched Queen as the cover looks stunning and I seriously need to get back into fantasy. Good luck with moving house and congrats on the work experience! 😀
Thank you! I didn’t actually realise how many books I had read until I sat down to write this post! I enjoyed The Star-Touched Queen, but sadly not as much as I thought I would. I had a few issues with the pacing and plot, but the writing was lovely. Aww thanks again my lovely!
I’m so glad you enjoyed Daughter of Smoke and Bone, it’s one of my favorite trilogies! ❤
It was incredible! I didn’t expect to give it five stars when I started it, but by the time I closed the book I HAD TO! 😀 Can’t wait to continue with the sequel (as soon as I can grab the book!)
It looks like you had a great March! I really want to read both Daughter of Smoke and Bone and The Star-Touched Queen. I’ve owned TSTQ for almost a year now so I really have no excuse except that I’m a slacker, haha.
Thanks Kourtni! Haha, that happens to me all the time – I’ll sometimes own a book for aaages before I get round to reading it. But I hope you get to Daughter of Smoke and Bone soon, as it’s absolutely brilliant. I rated it 5 stars and I can’t wait to continue on with the series!
That’s great to hear! I know for a fact that my library has it, so I’m definitely going to try and take it out soon. 🙂
So I’m NOT the only one who didn’t get round to read ACOL, despite all the excitement? 😆 I’m hoping to read it in April too, though we’ll see
Hehe definitely not! I just don’t know what’s wrong with me – it’s my most anticipated read of the year, but every time I go to start a new book I pick a different one! I don’t want the series to be over, so I’m probably projecting those feelings onto my book choices. 100% picking it up in April though! I hope we both love it once we get round to it! 🙂
It sounds like you had a great month Kate. Your trip to London sounds amazing in all aspects and that is a huge number of lambs lol. I have been planning to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone soon. I am more intrigued now especially since you mentioned that you enjoyed.
Have a wonderful April.
Thanks Diana! Ahaha yes, believe me, there were A LOT of lambs. They were so cute though. ❤ I really hope you enjoy DOSAB, it's a truly excellent read! I hope your April is bookish and lovely too!
Look like you had a fun-filled March. I’m so happy you loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone. It’s such a magical book and Days of Blood and Starlight is my favourite in the series so hopefully you can get your hands on a copy haha. Your trip to London sounded eventful and a lot of fun. I hope April is just as kind to you. 😀