March Wrap-up

Another month, another week…another blog design?

I’ve only been blogging for a couple of months but I’ve changed it so many times I’ve lost count. Woops. Sorry about that. Wait. You know what? I’m not sorry. At least not this time because I’m SO PROUD of my blog design right now and I did it ALL BY MYSELF which makes it even more special. Do you guys like it? Or did you prefer the old one?

Anyway… onto today’s business.

The Wrap Up.

Looking back, March was an excellent month for me. I read every book on my TBR, I wrote more blog posts than ever before, got more views, gained more followers AND I finished my tenth and final draft of my WIP. I’d say that’s a pretty good month. Here’s an overview of what happened in March…

Books I read

  • A Quiet Kind of Thunder : A cute romance paired with a good representation of mental illness (anxiety, selective mutism) and disability (the deaf community)
  • We Are Okay : This book deals with a lot of heavy subjects (grief, loneliness, etc.) and the writing is good but, ultimately, it’s not really my cup of tea
  • Unconventional : Another cute romance, this time with a great setting and a diverse cast
  • The Sky is Everywhere : I expected a lot from this and even though I liked Nelson’s writing, there was too much insta-love for me to really love this book
  • History is All You Left Me : I’ve raved enough about this book on my blog. It’s an all-time favourite.

Other Blog Posts

Memes 

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’m Dying to Meet / Wish I’d Met

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Couldn’t Put Down

Top Ten Tuesday: My Spring TBR

Waiting on Wednesday: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Infinity Talks

Mental Health in YA Fiction

Diversity in Popular Media: Why is Whitewashing Still a Thing?

Other

International Women’s Day: My Fictional Female Role Models

My Plans for the Blog

Burn, Rewrite, Reread Tag

Camp NaNoWriMo

Camp NaNoWriMo: Yay or Nay?

Monthly Favourites

Movies

This is by fa1487573786_garth-davis-lion-has-been-traveling-across-globe-earning-recognitions-accolades-galore-filmr my favourite movie I’ve seen in March. It’s actually one my favourite movie I’ve ever seen. It’s that good. Which is funny because even though it was nominated for a couple of Oscars, I didn’t expect too much from it.

Boy, was I wrong. It completely blew my away.

Lion tells the story of a young Indian boy who gets lost and is eventually adopted by an Australian family. Twenty-five years later, he’s trying to find out who he is, where he comes from, and if his mother and brother might still be alive. I won’t spoil it for you, but let’s just you’re going to need some tissues. Oh, and did I mention it’s based on a true story? Yeah that just makes it 100x worse, doesn’t it?

The little boy, played by Sunny Pawar, was a revelation and Dev Patel was a joy to watch. Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara were great too.

Logan

I don’t want to spoil anything so I’ll just say that this was the perfect ending to Wolverine’s story. The movie took a risk by defying the superhero formula but was definitely rewarded for it.

YouTube

March is the month I completely fell in love with Will Darbyshire’s videos. Who, you say? Will Darbyshire. He’s 24, he’s British, he’s Arden Rose’s current boyfriend (if you know who that is), and his videos are so aesthetically pleasing it makes you want to cry. I’m not kidding.

Also, he’s completely in love and it shows in every single one of his videos. It’s so beautiful ❤

Music

Tom Rosenthal: I’ve discovered him through Will Darbyshire’s video’s and I’ve listened to his songs on repeat ever since. Fine One Day and It’s Okay are two of my absolute favourites.

How was your month? Did you get much reading done? What were some of your favourite books and movies? Let me know in the comments.

See you soon,

Lauren

8 thoughts on “March Wrap-up

  1. Ohh I really like this new design! 🙂 I’m sorry you didn’t completely fall in love with Jandy Nelson’s book, it was one of my favorite but I understand where you come from with the insta-love. A Quiet Kind of Thunder sounds SO good though, I’ll have to read it soon 🙂

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