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.
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
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!
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?