Month in Review


Month in Review is a feature in which we wrap up what went on each month in terms of our blog, reading and other things in our life. Feel free to leave a link in the comments to your own monthly wrap up post so we can stop by.

on the blog…






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more personally…



Life: Well March has been interesting. We’ve been out since March 16th of work/school and we didn’t have much direction for work besides one online meeting and to check email frequently. Our elementary school does not have take home devices so we didn’t start e-learning the second we shut down. We had sent home work and expected maybe to get back to work after Spring Break. We sort of regarded this as a 3 week long break. I’ve had a lot of time and then I suddenly couldn’t go anywhere, not even to see my best friend as the Stay at Home was put in place. My dogs enjoy the company and my husband enjoys the house wifey – he’s still working as he is a police officer.

Reading: I read 31 books last month, I’m sure having more time helped me keep up with my reading. I hit a slump towards the end or I may have read more!

  1. Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly
  2. Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun by Cornelia Funke
  3. Harley Quinn, Vol. 3: Red Meat by Amanda Connor
  4. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1) by Becky Chambers
  5. These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1) by Amie Kaufman
  6. Tokyo Ghoul:re, Vol. 1 (Tokyo Ghoul:re, #1) by Sui Ishida
  7. The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson
  8. The Siren by Kiera Cass
  9. The Queen of Blood (The Queens of Renthia, #1) by Sarah Beth Durst
  10. The Odd 1s Out: How to Be Cool and Other Things I Definitely Learned from Growing Up by James Rallison
  11. I Was Here by Gayle Forman
  12. One Piece, Volume 1: Romance Dawn by Eiichiro Oda
  13. One Piece, Volume 2: Buggy the Clown by Eiichiro Oda
  14. Tiny Pretty Things (Tiny Pretty Things, #1) by Sona Charaipotra
  15. House of Furies (House of Furies, #1) by Madeleine Roux
  16. Crownbreaker (Spellslinger, #6) by Sebastien De Castell
  17. The Odd Sisters: A Tale of the Three Witches (Villains #6) by Serena Valentino
  18. Deadline (Newsflesh Trilogy, #2) by Mira Grant
  19. Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
  20. Dragon Half Omnibus, Vol. 1 by Ryusuke Mita
  21. Never Never by Brianna R. Shrum
  22. Widdershins by Alex Alexander
  23. Skyward (Skyward, #1) by Brandon Sanderson
  24. Orleans by Sherri L. Smith
  25. The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring
  26. Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay
  27. Circle of Fire (Prophecy of the Sisters, #3) by Michelle Zink
  28. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  29. Seriously Wicked (Seriously Wicked, #1) by Tina Connolly
  30. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
  31. Sandry’s Book (Circle of Magic, #1) by Tamora Pierce

Looking Forward: I’m excited about a couple things in April, I’m hosting a Pirate themed little group on Facebook which is fun for reading and other media and I’m feeling all things pirate right now. It’s also OWLs month and I’m happy about my TBR for that. I’ve been staying super social on Facebook and trying on Instagram/Twitter and even Litsy. Keeping social where I can since I can’t go out and talk. I’m starting to call family members, which has been hard because I hate calling people on the phone. I much rather text or Facebook. Work will start some structured schedules and meeting starting next Monday so that will give me something more of a structure to my day and more to work on. I’m sure I’ll still have plenty of time to read and chill but I’ll have more to focus on as well.

Life: Well I think I speak for everyone when I say that March wasn’t that great of a month. I had to cancel my first vacation in three years which just broke my heart but I understand it was necessary and I am glad that I still got that time with my husband at home. I got back into writing and reading fanfic this month and it honestly has made me feel amazing. I also am beginning to get back into the routine of doing my yoga everyday which really helps with my back pain.


Reading: I managed to read 30 books this month since I had an entire week off of work and nothing to do but hang out around my house.

  1. The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre
  2. Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines
  3. The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
  4. The Ghost Next Door by R.L. Stine 
  5. The Best Man by Richard Peck
  6. The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight by R.L. Stine
  7. Hitorijime my Hero Vol 2 by Memeco Ari
  8. Hitorijime my Hero Vol 3 by Memeco Ari 
  9. Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare
  10. The World’s Greatest First Love Vol 10 by Shungiku Nakamura 
  11. The Whitecapel Fiend by Cassandra Clare
  12. Spartan Heart by Jennifer Estep 
  13. The World’s Greatest First Love Vol 11 by Shungiku Nakamura
  14. The World’s Greatest First Love Vol 12 by Shungiku Nakamura
  15. Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero 
  16. Family Don’t End with Blood by Lynn Zubernis
  17. You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman 
  18. Crownbreaker by Sebastien De Castell 
  19. Poision Study by Maria V Snyder 
  20. One Piece Vol 1 by Eiichiro Oda
  21. One Piece Vol 2 by Eiichiro Oda
  22. One Piece Vol 3 by Eiichiro Oda
  23. Finale by Stephanie Garber 
  24. Anya and the Dragon by Sofiya Pasternack  
  25. Welcome to the Dead House by R.L. Stine
  26. Never Never by Brianna R. Shrum 
  27. The Fury by L.J. Smith 
  28. The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien 
  29. Dark Reunion by L.J. Smith 
  30. The Silver Mask by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare 

Looking Forward: I am hoping that April will be a much better month. I hope that things pick up at work (mine is an essential business) and that I can stop stressing so heavily about things I can’t change. I am loving that there are cherry blossom trees in my animal crossing game. I am also looking forward to another round of the O.W.L.S magical readathon. I love the bullet journal spread I did for it and the books I have picked out are going to be really fun to read (I hope).

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