Monthly Wrap Up: March 2018

march

me in march

March was a really busy month, but at the same time it feels like not much happened? I think it’s because it’s such a long month and it always drags. Firstly, my friends and I took part in a virtual murder mystery in our town centre. It was a tonne of fun, and we ended up solving the mystery in really good time. The murderer was actually my main (and only) suspect throughout the entire thing, so we could have solved it earlier, really. I’d definitely like to do something like that again, especially as we now know how to get our time down even more.

I’m still vlogging, although not quite as regularly as before because Quill and I went to Ireland! It was meant to be a three day trip, but it ended up being cut short because of the snow so we lost an entire day and we didn’t get to see the St. Patrick’s Day parade. I’m quite annoyed because it was Quill’s birthday present, but I’ll be in contact with the airline to sort something out. Otherwise, it was a fantastic trip! We did the majority of Dublin in a day (minus the museums) and the highlight was definitely the Kilmainham Gaol, which we toured in a couple of hours.

On the second day we went on a coach trip to Northern Ireland, and we got to spend some time at the Giant’s Causeway. I loved it there, and I’d definitely like to go back and spend longer, and also see some more of the countryside.

We only went to see two movies this month which were Pacific Rim Uprising and Tomb Raider. I enjoyed Pacific Rim well enough, although I was mainly watching for John Boyega and DUSTIN CLARE AKA GANNICUS FROM SPARTACUS <3. Tomb Raider was a lot better than I was expecting. It was slow to start, but an enjoyable action movie overall, and I loved the cinematography and how it looked like a video game at some points. I’d definitely be up for a sequel.

 

Books Read

read march 2018

1. One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake ★★★☆☆
2. American Panda by Gloria Chao ★★★☆☆
3. Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine ★★★★☆
4. SPQR by Mary Beard ★★★★☆
5. Dead Zone by Robison Wells ★★★☆☆
6. A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena ★★★★★
7. Killman Creek by Rachel Caine ★★★★☆
8. Missing At 17 by Christine Conradt ★★☆☆☆
9. Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff ★★★★☆
10. Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron ★★★☆☆
11. Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas ★★☆☆☆
12. Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston  ★★☆☆☆

book of the month

a girl like that

reading stats

My reading stats look a little better than last month because a) I managed to read a massive 12 books, and b) I took out the 0 ratings for the DNFs (Blackwelder 2164 and The Fandom, in case you were wondering) and so my average rating looks a lot better. Despite having a mediocre average rating of 3.3, I enjoyed most of the books that I read in March. In total, I read 4423 pages, which is 1000 more than I read in February. I’m pleased with myself.

I bought two books, Children of Blood and Bone and The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, but because of my amazing bartering skills (aka charity shops and sales) I only spent £5 in total. Go me!

reading stats march 2018

looking forward

I haven’t got a lot planned for April and to be honest I am SO HAPPY WITH THAT. Work will be… well, work, and a friend’s birthday is coming up, but other than that I’m planning on chilling out and reading a lot. And I want to get back into the swing of vlogging, since Easter and travelling threw me off so much.

What about you? Do you have any plans for April?

3 comments on “Monthly Wrap Up: March 2018

  1. Maraia April 5, 2018 3:46 pm

    I’m glad the virtual murder mystery was fun. I want to do one!

    Ireland sounds great! It’s good to know that it can be done in a day. How disappointing about its being cut short, though. Good luck with the airline!

    I’m currently waiting for A Girl Like That from the library! I read American Panda last month as well, but I gave 4.5 stars.

    Here’s my wrap-up: buecher-monster.de/2018/04/05/roundup-march-2018/ March was a great month for us!

  2. Becky @ A Fool's Ingenuity April 8, 2018 10:28 am

    I know what you mean, sometimes a month can feel busy but when you try and tell people why you sound like you’re complaining about nothing. The murder mystery thing sounds like it would have been a laugh, I hope you and your friends do get to do it again (and get a better time next time). Sorry your Ireland trip got cut short too but you still seemed to have had a great time, hopefully, you can go again and get to the rest of what you wanted to do (any excuse for a holiday me).

    You’ve read so much last month! I’ve actually just bought those Rachel Caine books, hopefully, I’ll enjoy them. And I still need to read Obsidio but I’m nervous about it.

    Hope you have a good month.

  3. Sana April 12, 2018 8:15 pm

    Oh, a virtual murder mystery sounds so much fun!

    I’m glad you liked Pacific Rim: Uprising. I loved it except for one little thing. I really want to watch Tomb Raider! I’m glad you approve of it.

    You read so much in March! I read like, two books and half a dozen comics so not bad but definitely way less than I usually do. I decided to overwork myself haha.

    I’m planning to read a lot in April and so far i have but from multiple books so it doesn’t feel like a whole lot of progress haha.

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