March Wrap-Up

March was a slower reading month if we compare it to how much I managed to read the first two months of the year, but it was by no means a bad one. I still fit quite a bit of reading despite the amount of uni work I had to do—I feel I complain about university monthly but seriously, do I really need a masters degree?

What I Read

Intensa by Sole Otero

So I went to renew my library card—it was a long time coming—and I immediately went to check their ebook selection since that’s what I was most interested in. I saw this and the cover immediately caught my attention, so I gave this graphic novel a try despite it being science fiction. I had a good time with it.

One For All by Lillie Lainoff

One of my most anticipated books of the year, so I was delighted when I got an audiobook copy through NetGalley. I, unfortunately, didn’t love it as much as I was hoping I would. It was enjoyable, and some aspects of it I adored, but I had very high expectations and they weren’t 100% met.

Full review HERE.

A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood

Despite this being a very short book and despite me really enjoying it, it took me over 10 days to finish it. It was a very interesting read, with possibly one of the most fascinating narrative voices I’ve heard. After finishing it, I couldn’t stop thinking about it for a few days. I can’t wait to watch the film and see how the two compare.

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

After months and months and months of this sitting on my bedside table, I finally finished it! I struggled with some parts of it—when do I not when reading Shakespeare?—but overall I really enjoyed it.

I tried to watch Romeo + Juliet (1996) after finishing it but I wasn’t enjoying it so I ended up not finishing it. I hope my friend doesn’t read this bit…

Hawkeye: Kate Bishop by Marieke Nijkamp

After the Marvel Pride special announcement that featured a Young Avengers alternative cover, I decided to catch up on this comic. I had already read issue #1 last year when I was writing my Young Avengers post, but I hadn’t kept up. This was a fun time, and I loved to see part of the team reunite.

Please Miss: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Penis by Grace E. Lavery

I was really looking forward to this one and, unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy it at all. I simply didn’t like the writing style, so that made it very hard to get into this. Some parts I did enjoy, but they were few and far between.

Full review HERE.

A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

I’d been wanting to read more E.M. Forster novels ever since I became obsessed with Maurice, so when I saw this one available in my library I immediately picked it up. This was an interesting and enjoyable read, but I didn’t love it half as much as I did Maurice. Regardless, I’m still looking forward to reading more by this author.

What I Wrote

This was the month of the scheduled posts. Somehow, I managed to schedule a lot of this post by the end of February, which was perfect since I actually had no time in March to write posts—or be present in the blogsphere. Here is a bit of what I managed to publish:

Blog Posts I Loved

As I’ve said before, I’ve been pretty busy, so I really haven’t kept up with blog-hopping at all. I started the month being on top of it, but by the end of it I barely checked any new posts. So feel free to direct me to what I might have missed in the comments! Here are some posts I did manage to get to and enjoy:

How was your reading month? Did you manage to read any new favourites?

14 thoughts on “March Wrap-Up

  1. Lololol, I think the questioning-whether-you-really-need-a-master’s-degree thing is very normal 😂 And now that I actually have one, I still can’t give you an answer, so… Who knows whether all the work is really worth it? 😄

    You read a really interesting mix of books this month, though! Apart from Romeo and Juliet, I’d never even heard of them before seeing them on your blog, so it looks like I have some reading to catch up on 😂😊

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    1. Yeah… Some days are fine but others I’m just overwhelmed by the amount of work I have to do, so I’m really just trying to go one step at a time because otherwise it won’t go well 😅

      Ooooh, that’s cool, I love finding new books like this, so I hope you do too hahaha

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  2. Someone sharing three of my posts at once isn’t something I ever thought would happen, so I just want to say that you’ve made this a very good day for me, and also a bit emotional. Thank you!!! 🤗

    I don’t think I’ve seen anyone dislike Romeo + Juliet so much that they couldn’t finish it. That’s definitely an opinion 😅 I’ve only read excerpts from the play itself in school but I do plan on getting around to the whole thing at some point.

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    1. I’m glad! They were just really great posts, so of course I had to share them!

      It wasn’t bad by any means but I guess I just wasn’t vibing with it. I might have to try another time and see if I can finish it. The play is actually really enjoyable, so I totally recommend it!

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  3. Uni definitely sounds like a whole other challenge. Wishing you all the luck with it ❤️❤️
    Sorry to hear One For All was slightly disappointing. It is such a shame when the ones you are anticipating the most let you down. Glad it still had it moments. I loved seeing what you had read this month as most of the books I was unfamiliar with so it is always fascinating to learn about them.
    Thank you so much for sharing our post 💜 it means a lot and I am sooo happy it made you laugh 🥰
    I hope you have a great April Maria 💞

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    1. Thank you 💕 One For All wasn’t bad at all, but it wasn’t exactly what I was expecting. I’m sure plenty of people will love it though! I’m glad I could somehow introduce you to some new books! And of course, I loved the post so it had to be on the list!

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  4. One for all is one of my anticipated releases as well, I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy it as much as you hoped to! I’m not interested in reading romeo and Juliet but I’m thinking of watching the movie with Leonardo decaprio lol.
    Hope you have a fabulous month ahead!!!

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  5. i’ve never watched the 1996 version of romeo + juliet, even though it is a classic, but i do enjoy the 2013 version of romeo and juliet. it’s pretty much just the play but in movie version, however, the actors are so good! douglas booth is a fantastic romeo and they have so much chemistry! i didn’t expect to cry at the end but i totally did hahah

    thank you so much for the shoutout! hope you have a great april!

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  6. So sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy One for All as much as you hoped! 😔 I’m still waiting for my library hold to come in, but will probably lower my expectations, as I was also super hyped 😅 I hope you’re having a good month! 🌷

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