On the Blog
Everything was pretty quiet on the blog front in March, because I took a long hiatus! I did, however, move to WordPress, in case you hadn’t noticed. It was quite the experience, and wasn’t as smooth sailing as everyone had suggested it would be. I might write up a post about that at some point, if anyone is interested in reading about my Blogger to WordPress experience. Amongst all of that agro, I shared my thoughts on a few books. Unremembered by Jessica Brody was an interesting read, as was Panic by Lauren Oliver, even if it did fall a little flat. Alienated is great if you want a cute romance and light plot, but the same can’t be said for one of the most highly anticipated science fiction novels of the year: Salvage by Alexandra Duncan. It was awful. I bought Broken Symmetry on impulse and… kind of enjoyed it? Tatum was disappointed by both The Swan Thieves and Sea of Shadows, although she’s likely to be continuing with the latter’s series because KELLEY ARMSTRONG.
Me in March
A fuck load of stuff happened last month! It was such a crazy and chaotic month, filled with awesome times and experiences. Which unfortunately meant that I fell very behind on my blog commenting, but I’m trying to get back into that in April. In March, I a) travelled to America to meet one of my best friends and had the most wonderful time (a post on that will be up… eventually), b) attended the Divergent premiere in Leicester Square, c) spent a lot of money moving to WordPress, d) enjoyed the warm weather, and e) saw my baby sister turn 6 years old. All in all, it was a fantastic month. 2014 is excellent so far, wouldn’t you say?
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to meet my goal of double figures in March, but that was to be expected considering all the craziness that ensued. I did read a good few books though, so I’m proud of myself. I’m still ignoring my TBR list and just going with the flow, and it’s working out wonderfully. I’m having so much fun with my reading again! I have been reborn. Here’s what I read in March:
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- Vicious by Victoria Schwab
- Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
- Broken Symmetry by Dan Rix
- The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
- Easy by Tammara Webber
- On the Fence by Kasie West
I enjoyed most of them, and my Book of the Month was so difficult to pick out. It was a tough choice between The Book Thief and Vicious, but in the end…
The Book Thief won! Of course. Judith recommended it to me for Epic Recs, and oh my god, it was heartbreaking. We watched the movie together with Tatum and just about died. I don’t know how people manage to reread this one. I would probably want to throw myself off the nearest building if I had to read it one more time. But anyway, it was freakin’ amazing and the narration was incredible, and the ending destroyed me. Due to that, I just had to share my pain, and I will be giving away a copy to one lucky (or unlucky?) winner! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me which book last made you cry. The giveaway is international, and I’ll pick a winner once I’ve shipped off the previous two Book of the Months. I know, I’m behind.
Looking Forward To…
In April I’m very much looking forward to our next book club feature, because Vicious was a hit. For me and Lauren, at least. Tatum’s being stubborn and refusing to acknowledge the awesome. I also have a New Feature coming up (yes, it deserves capital letters), which is actually the start of many others that I plan to slowly introduce over the next couple of months. Also, there’s Dewey’s Readathon happening on the 26th, which takes place over just 24 hours. I have realised that I read a lot more during 24 hour readathons compared to the week-long ones. The pressure gets me going! I can’t wait for this event. And, finally, I also plan on formatting more of my old posts now that Judith is almost done with the design stuff. (Hasn’t she done an amazing job? I love the new design, and I owe her tonnes of books in return for the awesome.) So the Review Index should slowly be updating as the month goes on.
What about you? How did your month go? Were you hella busy like I was, or did you have a relaxing time? Let me know in the comments! Tell me what your book of the month was. I would love to know.