March Round-Up

Whoo, another month gone!

March wiped me out…very very busy month!

See my January and February round-ups here.


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Books read

Total: 45

Picture books: 15

Graphic novels: 2

Middle Grade: 13

Young adult: 9

Adult: 2

Non-fiction: 2

Poetry: 1


Sources of books

Library: 34

Bought/Owned: 8

Won: 2

ARC: 3  (e-ARCs from Netgalley)


March Posts

Book Reviews: Crimson Ash, To Kill a Kingdom, Rebel Voices, The First Dance, Stardust

Multilingual flashcards: Bear, Hedgehog, Spring, Snowdrop, Daffodil, Crocus, Tulip, Hyacinth, Dew

Language Learning: Introduction to Korean with Hanyang University

Other posts: World Book Day, Introducing Mina Scarletti series, 5 Skincare Tips I wish I had Known sooner, How to annoy a bookworm in 5 easy steps, Book Rainbow: Yellow Books Part 1


I also took part in:

Waiting on Wednesday: Tangled Lands, The Astonishing Colour of After, Words in Deep Blue, When the Mountains Roared

Six for Sunday: Book Characters you would like to be stuck in a lift with, Animal Companions in Children’s Books, Book Characters you would like to be friends with, Book Characters to Avoid


March Achievements and Highlights

Posted every single day this month! This is the second month in which I have managed this (the first being September) and I only managed September because I had August off to schedule lots of posts. I feel like I’m starting to get better as as blogger, at least in terms of organisation!

I took part in my very first blog tour for Crimson Ash and connected with Sapere Books to read and review some of their historical fiction, the Mina Scarletti series (reviews coming soon!)

Ran a giveaway for 5 copies of the first book in the Mina Scarletti series.

Invited to be part of the Cover Reveal for Katie Khan’s new book, The Light Between Us. I loved her first book, Hold Back the Stars, so am really excited to read this second book!

The Light Between Us Twitter cover reveal image March 2018

Read ‘Who let the Gods Out?‘ by Maz Evans to ~150 children on World Book Day, all of whom sniggered and enjoyed themselves hugely.

Completed all my parents evenings in one piece, included one conducted in Chinese!

Dd my second author interview with Haley Sulich, the author of Crimson Ash.

Attended an event in Waterstones Piccadilly where I got to meet Holly Black and Jen Campbell – a brilliant evening! I was really inspired by both these authors talking about the dark side of fairy tales.

Celebrated World Book Day ( a week late due to the weather – snow!) and dressed up as The Mad Hatter. Pretty proud of my homemade costume although still a little unsure if I should be worried over how easy it was to make it from my existing wardrobe…

FINALLY restarted my bullet journal after taking a bit of a break during January and February, due to not taking it with me over Christmas holidays and a busy time at work.

Won 4 books in giveaways – Brightstorm, Girls who rocked the world, Prisoner of Ice and Snow and Suffragettes and the Fight for the Vote. Feel incredibly lucky!

Finished off my month by taking a trip into London where I went to the British Museum for Living with Gods, a fascinating exhibition about various beliefs in supernatural around the world (ends April 8th!), took a wander around several secondhand bookshops (Judd Books, Skoob Books, Oxfam Books), visited the London Mithraeum (A Roman temple underground near Bank Station!) and stocked up on Harry Potter merchandise from Primark. I had a brilliant day and it was a lovely way to start off my Easter holidays.

Blog gained over 370 followers and over 1.7k views, which has made me very happy.

March Favourites

Favourite tea: Still drinking lots of the Super Green Tea Tropical flavour and also loving Green tea with Gingerbread which is great for these chilly spring days.

Watching: Being Human (UK version). I watched the first few episodes of this years ago, when I picked up the DVD of the first series when living in China. I loved it so not entirely sure why I never watched the rest of it, but it has appeared on Netflix so am re-watching Series 1 and planning to continue. Character-driven story make this a favourite!


What did you think of my monthly round-up for March?

How did your month go?

Would you like to see more posts like this?


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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Ooh what did you think of the Girl Who Walked on Air? That’s my favourite of Emma Carroll’s, and an all time MG favourite.
    Amy xx

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    1. I really enjoyed it! It is also one of my favourites of her books, alongside Letters from the Lighthouse and Sky Chasers. Didn’t enjoy Strange Star that much though. I do have a soft spot for books with a circus or carnival setting!

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      1. They were all 5 stars for me (she’s one of my absolute favourite writers, I love her and my fangirling when she followed me on Twitter was decidedly tragic) though I think that’s probably my least favourite too 💜

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