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[Monthly wrapup] March Stats Fever! All In All, I'm Pretty Happy With How March Has Turned Out

Oh, HOW I love the fact that it’s finally a Sunday that’s the last day of the month. I finally get to do a monthly wrapup that’s not 5 days later!! T. H. A. T. R. O. C. K. S. But anyway! It seems we always keep saying that, but I feel like even though March was longer than February, it still felt just as short? Or maybe it’s to do with the fact that the 31st of March is still actually the 59th of February..?

What have I accomplished in March? Well, a lot of things, it seems… While the blog traffic is slowly going down, I actually don’t mind it too much because I have finally caught up with posts and the comments! Other than that:

  • I have broken 1000 friends/followers on Goodreads, which is pretty exciting
  • I have also broken 2000 followers on Twitter, which just sort of goes up on its own now??
  • I have got on the Tor.com mailing list!!! Am I ever so excited about that…
  • And I have finally got over the initial fear to email publishers, so that’s a whole new lay of land for me
  • I have hauled THE LEAST books a month in my whole blogging career, which is great!
  • And I read 11 books, which is actually more than I hauled, for once!

Other than that, I amΒ impatiently waiting for the Dewey’s 24h #readathonΒ which will take place on the 28th of April! I am a little puzzled about the fact that their blog says “sign up on the sidebar”, but there’s no signup, but hey, who cares – I read for myself, I don’t really need a signup, when you think about it. I am so excited about the readathon because last time it was so much fun! Who will be joining?

Anyway, aside from all of this exciting stuff, there are all the books that I read, so let’s see what was good and what was meh! One thing I must add: the actual star ratings that I gave these books might be different from what they appear on this list, because a 4 stars non-fiction is not always the same as a 4 stars fantasy. This is a global comparison by enjoyment, and the star ratings that I give are for the book in the context of other books in its genre. Makes sense? πŸ™‚

~ 5-Star Miracle Books Read ~

The Zanna Function width=Β The Sunday Lunch ClubΒ Arm of the Sphinx (The Books of Babel #2)

You’ve already heard me rave enough aboutΒ The Zanna Function, but you will only hear aboutΒ The Sunday Lunch ClubΒ as of now – and it was SPECTACULAR. It was truly engrossing, it robbed me of HOURS of sleep, and I wrote a VERY excited review which comes out on April 18th! So keep your eyes peeled, and grab a review copy on NetGalley, if you still can. AndΒ Arm of the Sphinx was a buddy read with Trang @ Bookidote, which I enjoyed immensely – it was one hell of a book, with way more twists and excitement than I expected. Can’t wait for the third in the series!

~ 4-Star Steady Good Books Read ~

HappilyΒ Have Dog, Will TravelΒ The Lost Castle (The Lost Castle #1)Β Sugar Money

HappilyΒ comes out in just a couple of days and I’m excited! You will be seeing my review soon, it was a wonderful book. Meanwhile, most of you will have probably read the review forΒ Have Dog, Will Travel already – it’s truly a very touching and inspiring story about how guide dogs can transform a person’s life.Β The Lost Castle was also great, a pretty cozy and not cliche story about three women’s lives in several historical periods, all connected by a castle – review to come soon. AndΒ Sugar Money is a sad story based on real events on an attempted escape of slaves in Martinique in the 18th century. Review also coming up soon!

~ Okay Books Read ~

The Dragon QueenΒ Project Apollo: The Moon Landings, 1968-1972 (Raumfahrt-Bibliothek)Β The One Memory of Flora Banks

These were all still definitely wonderful books – just not something I know I will remember after a year or two.Β The Dragon Queen was nice as a fictionalized real story about the last Queen of Korea, but the way it was told was slightly odd – interspersed with mini-segments of present day, with the old story being like 90% of the whole book. I would have preferred 100%!Β Project Apollo was a great, informative nonfiction book with loads of photos, wonderful for the fan of space missions. And I likedΒ The One Memory of Flora Banks and what it was trying to say – but it was a tad repetitive, although I know as an amnesia book it was supposed to be. You can read my Goodreads reviews of these titles by clicking on their names.

~ Totally Meh Books Read ~

The Glitch

The Glitch wasn’t even aΒ totally meh book, it wasΒ JUST a meh book! So I feel like I had an exceptionally great reading month. This is still a 3 stars read, but it was incredibly dry and corporate, and I wasn’t sure where it was even going – and it proceeded to not go anywhere till the very end. Still, not one of my worst reads in general.

~ The Stats! ~

Onto the stats!Β It seems if I keep going like this, and factoring in Dewey’s next month, I should be done with my Goodreads yearly goal before May. WILD, HUH?? I don’t even know how that happened. I just quit it with the big goals and started reading MOAR and MOAR. Miracles, I tell you!Β #BeatTheBacklist seems to be going alright too, but the problem is that I have only scheduled a lot of those reviews, so I have not yet uploaded them or logged them on the team giveaway for points! I am sorry, Bards! I think I will be mostly on track during April cause a lot of those are scheduled for that time.

march stats fever 2018

~ On The Blog In March ~

This has been yet another great month forΒ #NewBloggers, thanks toΒ Nicole @ FYFA,Β Pam @ Reverie Society, Jen @ Starcrossed Bookblog, Ivyclad Ideas andΒ Sophie @ Beware of the Reader.Β Thanks for those awesome guest posts, everyone! Out of all these posts, probably the most popular one wasΒ Badass Book Smugglers, because of the unusual topic and history content. If you haven’t checked it out yet, go read about how brave intellectuals risked their lives to teach their country’s children to read!

Β linkupsΒ Β the sea beast takes a lover

no sad songsΒ Β Β bookstagram props

all systems redΒ  Β the feed

book smugglersΒ  Β have dog, will travel

zanna functionΒ  Β goodreads tutorial

arm of the sphinxΒ  Β intro to bookstagram

~ Books Hauled ~

Can you believe I only hauled this many!! In fact, one was a giveaway win even… Out of these, I am most excited forΒ Artificial Condition, which is a sequel ofΒ Murderbot #1, which I loved and loved and loved with all my heart, then the fullΒ Lantern collection – I have read the first part last year and loved it to bits as well, and of course,Β Vicious, my first V.E. Schwab book (that I’ve already started yesterday!) By the way, this month is GOLD for giveaways, which is so rare for an international reader – I have won two! Only one has arrived so far –Β Tribal Affairs – and I’ll be updating you about the next one in April. Excited!

Annihilation (Southern Reach #1) SSarah & Katy and the Book of Blank Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries #2) Lantern: The Complete Collection
Tribal Affairs The Million Vicious (The Villains #1) The Machine Stops

~ Next Week ~

Next week we will have a review ofΒ Happily that I just talked to you about and you should totall grab, also a review ofΒ Sugar Money. Both of these books are being released next week. And forΒ #NewBloggers 101, we will haveΒ A Quick Guide to Bloglovin’,Β courtesy ofΒ Aimee @ Aimee, Always whom we both know and love! I am excited, are you?

Β happily chauncey rogersΒ Β sugar money
quick guide to bloglovin

~ #New Bloggers 101 Content On Other Blogs! ~

This month I’m also sharing some posts on other people’s blogs that I’ve found that could be extra helpful for thoseΒ #NewBloggers out there. If you’ve got someΒ #NewBloggers content next month, throw me a link and I’ll be sure to include it!

Carrie @ Cat on the Bookshelf shares a wonderful guide to Twitter hashtags for #bookbloggers

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books shares a post on how to grow your blog

As usual, I’m linking up withΒ Caffeinated Reviewer and the Sunday post, also with Stacking the Shelves at Tynga’s ReviewsΒ andΒ Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

And that’s it for my March! What about you? Share your links with me in the comments, I’ll be happy to look at your posts.

I’m Evelina and I try to blog about books that matter, with a bit of fun there too! Disability and equality will be topics you see a lot, but there’s also a lot of scifi, fantasy and… GIFs. I’m also the proud founder of #ARCsAnonymous.

128 thoughts on “[Monthly wrapup] March Stats Fever! All In All, I'm Pretty Happy With How March Has Turned Out

  1. Sounds like a great bookish month. Well done for emailing publishers too, now you can request specific books. Good luck. I like the sound of the blog posts that you linked too, I’m going to have a look at Carrie and Marie’s posts now. Thank you and hope your April will be a great blogging bookish month too.
    Amanda.

    1. Thanks πŸ™‚ I think I actually only read this many because I listen on really really fast text to speech while I do the dishes and shower. A book takes about 2-3 hours that way πŸ˜€
      Vicious was great, although it’s also one of those books where I just don’t know how to review it πŸ˜€ it’s just sort of a feeling and it produces no smart words πŸ˜€

    1. Haha, thanks πŸ™‚ yes, I guess Tor.com isn’t a publisher of your genres so much πŸ™‚ I don’t think you read a lot of scifi, if I remember right? (pardon me if I’m misremembering!) It’s mostly scifi and some fantasy too, so I’m not surprised you haven’t heard of them – I would probably say the same to some romance publishers. But they do publish good books! So if you’re ever hunting outside your favorite genres, this is definitely recommended πŸ™‚

  2. Awesome month you had!!! I’ve been wanting to get on the TOR mailing list for ever! lucky you and congratulations!

    Here’s to another month of happy reading and great accomplishments *holds up Rockstar Drink as a toast* πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚ Tor is awesome!! Have you asked them yet? Cause you should try, they are friendly πŸ™‚ if anything, at least they’ll put you on the ebook mailing list, I think.

    1. Thank you! Yeah, hopefully πŸ™‚ Vicious was nice, but… odd. But I’m sure you’ll like it, cause your blog is big on the superhero stuff! I would be super interested to hear your opinion on the book, especially because you’ve read other (real xD) superhero stuff, and I haven’t – so you’ll probably have some interesting thoughts that will come from comparisons πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ yeah, I can’t believe I almost didn’t haul! Miracles, miracles. Oh yeah, I mean, I already emailed someone but I’m still pretty terrified and I’m not sure when I’ll be emailing again πŸ˜€ I hope you work up your courage sometime soon πŸ™‚

  3. You had an awesome month! Congratulations on 2000 Twitter followers and 1000 GRs connections. Wow! I am such a black sheep when it comes to Flora Banks. Though it was jarring at first, once I got used to being in Flora’s head, I thought the approach was brilliant. And then there was all that stuff with her brother and what not that just gave me feels.
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    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ the blog growth has slowed down a little bit now, but I am still very happy with the numbers πŸ™‚ black sheep, huh? I thought I was the black sheep πŸ˜€ cause everyone else seems to like it. But, TBH, the reason I probably didn’t give it that many stars is because I tend to enjoy YA much less than adult books. It’s the tone, a lot of the time I just don’t enjoy it. But the concept of it all and the story behind it was truly original, meaningful and touching πŸ™‚ and yes, the brother part of the story.. Wow, that broke my heart! But also was really, really touching. Her brother was so cool! Such a great person. So unfair the way it all happened! I hate it when characters like that need to suffer.

    1. Thank you, Laura πŸ™‚ yes, the 59th of February xD luckily, pretty much the very next week we had our first thunderstorm – which always means that spring will come right after that (I don’t know how it works like that, but it does xD nature = magic!)

      Nope, I actually haven’t done a post about emailing publishers because I still don’t really have very good experience in that xD but maybe I should find someone to consult me or write a guest post πŸ˜€

  4. You had an excellent month Evelina! Congratulations again on your milestones and getting added to Tor’s list!! Honestly, I should feel much more chill about it because you’re more than deserving of all those achievements after all the work you put into your blog πŸ™‚
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    1. And I’ve finally reached one of my favorite commenters πŸ˜€ (so many comments cause I wasn’t replying for a long time xDD)

      Thank you! Haha, I feel like my achievements should be so much better though πŸ˜€ but I guess it will always feel like this. Oh, but this month is going to be just as exciting, after all, we’re doing a buddy read, and I’ll let you in on a secret. One publisher just promised to send me a book, and I didn’t even request this time, they found me! EXCIIIITEEEE

      πŸ˜€

  5. Yay! You had an amazing month it seems, even if numbers might be going down just a little. Easier to manage though, haha. I’m still, behind. Congrats on getting onto the Tor mailing list! I still, have a fear of emailing publishers honestly, so huge congrats and kudos to you! πŸ™‚
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    1. Yeah, the numbers are a little down, but I’ve still got all the people who matter talking to me, so that’s what is important here πŸ™‚ and yes, easier to manage! Although I still had 277 comments to reply when I logged in yesterday, OMG xD (but it’s more because I’ve been neglecting them… LOL)

      I can totally understand the fear of emailing publishers, I’ve already emailed some and I’m still completely petrified xD TBH, if a friend hadn’t basically sent me an email to copy, given me all the addresses and pushed me to do it, I never would have done it at all xD

  6. Ugh i still have to get to Vicious some day. I tried it once a few years ago and couldn’t get into it at all.
    I haven’t done Dewey’s in a while. Doing a one day readathon with a toddler is a no go haha.
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    1. Yeah, I can understand what you mean – I liked Vicious, but it was a lot harder to get into than most books. And it just felt different. It’s a pretty odd book, to be honest!
      Oh yeah, I can imagine you’d only be able to do Dewey’s if you took Merijn to some magical fairy godmother for a day, ahahah πŸ˜€

  7. Looks like you had a great month! Congrats πŸ™‚ I’m planning to also take part in Dewy’s readathon and I’m taking part in a month long readathon too. (I need to play catch up on my reading badly) Hope you have a good week
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    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ I’m so glad you’re joining Dewey’s! We’re going to have SO much fun!! Did you plan a TBR for it already? Think of how much we can read for the Bards πŸ˜€ (you really motivate me somehow xD)

  8. Great post!
    I’m looking forward to the 101 of Bloglovin. I haven’t been very active over there and have basically no knowledge about the dynamics over there.

    Nice haul, too. I hear VE Schwab is very good.
    Congratulations on the milestones! Well done πŸ™‚
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  9. What a thoroughly successful month! I love the look of Arm of the Sphinx, which seems a huge amount of fun. Your blogging and book reviewing really seems to be taking off – congratulations on making the Tor mailing list, given what a great number of quality books they produce:)). I hope that April is every bit as good for you – in the meantime, have a lovely weekend, Evelina:)

  10. My wrap-ups are always several days late. I haven’t even started writing my March wrap-up yet, so you’re doing better than I am. Congrats on all the followers! I’m hopefully going to be doing Dewey’s, but my mom and my dog are both getting surgery this month, so I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to read. I hope you have a great April!
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    1. I would always rather post a late update than leave those poor several days of the month stranded, haha πŸ˜€

      Thanks! I really hope you can get to do Dewey’s, but at the same time I hope you mom’s and dog’s surgeries are going to go well! That’s a lot of stuff for one month. Hang in there!

  11. March was such a great month for you. Congrats on reaching 1000 followers on Goodreads and 2000 followers on Twitter. Also, congrats on getting on Tor’s mailing list. I’m so happy for you! You deserve all the love from the bookish community since you’re one of the most supportive bloggers I’ve ever met.

    I’m hoping to read Vicious soon. As I’m writing my dissertation on Victoria Schwab’s Monsters of Verity, I’m trying to read all of her books.

    Happy readings! πŸ˜‰
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    1. Thank πŸ™‚ yes, March really was a good month πŸ™‚ awww.. Thank you so much, you saying that means so much πŸ™‚ you are the sweetest!

      Vicious was great, but.. in an odd way. It’s one of the odder books I’ve read, and I can’t even tell you why πŸ˜€ I did enjoy it though! But it’s my first book of Schwab’s, so now I am curious about the others πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Daniela πŸ™‚ yes, The Sunday Lunch Club was amazing! I want to go back to that reading experience πŸ˜€ yep, it’s very relatable and a good book to break from the world of fantasy, scifi and whatnot πŸ˜€

  12. I always enjoy reading your stats! You got me excited about The Sunday Lunch Club, I look forward to your review and I’m adding it to my tbr! Have a wonderful week!

  13. Such a good reading month! I am always so impressed by people who can read as many as eleven books in a month. I don’t dedicate that much time to it (because Netflix), but I like to think that I might one day. You read so widely too, which I appreciate. I like to do that too. My reviews of YA books tend to do the best because that’s what most people want to read about, but I love to branch out, even when my blog suffers for it.

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ I think I mostly only read so many because of the text to speech! I listen while I clean, do the dishes and shower, and I listen on the fastest setting, so a book can take me about 2-3 hours, so it’s super fast πŸ˜€ and also – I don’t watch Netflix or pretty much any other shows, so that should explain it πŸ™‚

      Ah, I know, YA seems to be the most popular stuff, but I just don’t want to read based on what the crowd dictates, cause I don’t really enjoy a lot of YA, so I just read whatever I want πŸ˜€ your blog is all about you, after all. So you’ve got to read what you’ve got to read πŸ˜€

      1. You’re so right! I still like YA, but it’s not all I’m interested in reading any more. It’s been really nice actually, finding bloggers like yourself who don’t just write about YA. For a little while there I was worried I didn’t have a place in the community any more.

  14. Wow, a 1000 on Goodreads? That’s pretty awesome. And glad to hear that The Sunday Lunch Club was good. It does look cute. πŸ™‚

    Yay for Artificial Condition and Annihilation, which I just read. That one is definitely different!

    Have a nice week. πŸ™‚
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  15. Sounds like a great month overall and Tor. com rocks. I have 2 of their books up on my TBR in April. Seems like you’ve read some good books. I think I only had one 5-star read this month and it was an older book. I need to do my recap soon but that’s all I can remember giving 5. Hope you have a wonderful April as well.
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  16. seems like you had a great reading month and i absolutely loved the bookstagram post. I won three giveaways in march which was just crazy cause im also an international. I guess march was our month. Happy new month.

  17. Wow, you had such a great reading month that’s amazing – and congratulations on all the Goodreads friends, twitter followers and emails to publishers, you’re so famous haha πŸ˜‰
    I have heard mixed things about Flora Banks, though I usually enjoy books dealing with amnesia, I’m not really sure I’ll lose my time with that one now…
    Thank you so much for sharing my post! Hope you’ll have a wonderful April πŸ™‚ x
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    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ haha, I’m not famous yet xD but maybe on the way, haha πŸ˜€ (kidding!)
      Yep, Flora Banks was definitely a different read, but if anything, the reasons why I gave it only 3 stars was because a) it was repetitive, although that’s understandable b) I generally don’t enjoy the tone of most YA (so it’s really not the book’s fault!) So, as a YA reader, I’m sure you’ll find it very original and enjoyable – and purely for the subject matter, I would totally recommend it to you πŸ™‚

  18. “Or maybe it’s to do with the fact that the 31st of March is still actually the 59th of February..?” OH NOW THIS CONCEPT WILL FOREVER BE STUCK IN MY HEAD!!! T_T

    On the bright side, you’ve achieved so much this month and I’m so happy for you!!! All of those followers are totally well-deserved, and being on a blogger mailing list is one of the best feelings ever. β™₯
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    1. Hahaha I know right, it’s just so accurate in cold climates πŸ˜€ maybe not so much where you live, but it’s so totally true here xD

      Aww, thank you, such a nice thing to say πŸ™‚ thank you, Aimee, and thank you for joining me and guest posting too! It was great πŸ™‚

  19. OMG I felt like March was the month that would never end. Maybe it’s because I live in an area that refuses to shake the cold weather. Congratulations on those Goodreads and Twitter milestones!!! Looks like your March was filled with good books, which is probably why the month went by so quickly! πŸ™‚ Here’s to warmer weather and more awesome books in April!
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    1. Really? You’re the first one who’s said that πŸ˜€ I also live in an area that had snow throughout all of March though. It was like a second February xD

      And thank you! πŸ™‚

  20. Wow you had a busy March, I have so many posts to read and catch up on! That’s so awesome though I’m glad you had so many 4 and 5 star reads!

    I also picked up Annihilation, Vicious, and the Lantern collection in the past and am curious to see what you think of them, especially Annihilation since it seems very hit or miss with my favorite bloggers.

    Hopefully you have a wonderful April as well! <3 And congrats on all the giveaway wins!
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    1. It seems that I have πŸ™‚ ooh, cool, looks like we have a lot of reads in common! I already finished Vicious, and I liked it, but I also thought it was pretty odd πŸ˜€ but in a good way! I wonder what you’ll think. And I’ve got to start reading the Lantern collection πŸ™‚
      I hope you have a great month too!

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ you haven’t approached publishers! Why not? πŸ™‚ You are in the US and you have a long history, I’m sure you’d be accepted with open arms πŸ™‚

  21. An amazing month!! Congratulations on getting on the Tor mailing list! I’m so proud of you <3 <3

  22. Congrats on the great month and on finally getting over that fear to email publishers – I don’t really track my stats, I deal too much with numbers at work so for my hobby I just ignore them.

    My March ended quite abruptly with a cold and fever, but hopefully I will publish my wrap up tomorrow.

    Have a great April too!

  23. Seems like you really had a great month. I am so happy for you πŸ™‚
    Congrats on getting so many followers. You are well deserved. People are really recognising and loving you πŸ™‚
    I am amazed with all those ARCs that you actually read in a month. I can’t read so many of those in a single month. After reading one book in Kindle, I crave for reading a physical book πŸ˜€

    I am also happy that you are over your fear of mailing to publishers. Btw, what’s Tor.com exactly?

    I hope April is amazing for you too πŸ™‚
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    1. Thank you πŸ™‚
      Hm, actually, I now PREFER to read on the Kindle o_o and I seem to read faster on it. Force of habit, I guess! I am surprised about that as well xD

      Tor.com is a scifi/fantasy publisher, and they are absolutely great πŸ™‚ I really like their books!

      I hope April is (and has been so far xD) good to you too! πŸ™‚ sorry for my SNAIL-slow replies to comments xD xD

    1. Thank youuuuu πŸ™‚ I know right!! Things are SO exciting once you hit the 1000 mark on Twitter – basically, everything from that point just feels awesome somehow πŸ˜€ so congrats on hitting 1600! I hope you get over 2k soon too, or rather, I’m sure you will πŸ™‚
      I already finished Vicious, and while I like it, I have NO clue how I’ll write a review πŸ˜€ it’s just… one of those books that leaves you with an empty head πŸ˜€ it’s also so unique – I don’t think I’ve ever read anything like that? But I did enjoy it for sure πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚ that’s really great to hear. Well, what are communities for if not being welcoming to those in them? πŸ™‚ I still think my blog growth is ridiculously slow, but then again, I also don’t review YA books, so maybe that makes sense xD

        1. SAAAAME. I like *some* YA books, but it’s got to be a really awesome one. When I was a teen, they were not really around, and I’m guessing it’s the same with you? Maybe that’s the reason. I can’t relate to them at all, plus, my teens were a… time I would rather not dwell on, so I just don’t want to read to it. I never had that teens most people have in YA books, but even if it’s YA fantasy – I just can’t relate to the feelings. Or else, they bring me back when I don’t want to go. Plus I hate the tone a lot of the time, it’s just too pushy, too… I don’t know. Teens actually talk like that now I feel πŸ˜€ but nobody in my circles does. So it’s just weird πŸ˜€ plus.. tropes! Serious trope allergies xD that would be my reasons πŸ™‚ I wonder about yours?
          There are good YA books though. Just gotta not follow the hype and pick well. Speaking of hype, despite being YA and very hyped, Illuminae is great πŸ™‚ there are other examples too.

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ oh gosh, I haven’t been to your blog in forever, I am so happy I get to visit back now xD xD (way too busy :D)

      Also, I didn’t think of the 59th of Feb myself either xD mom saw it somewhere online, I think… It stuck πŸ˜€

  24. Your blog is growing so fast, but you’ve totally earned it because you work so hard with all the groups and also running blog discussions! I love reading your posts and congratulations on those twitter and Goodreads milestones. There were a few okay reads in there but that’s quite a few 5 and 4 star reads as well ^.^
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  25. Looks like March treated you very well! I think the blog stats are decreasing for everyone from what I’ve been seeing around the blogosphere. Someone (Marie @Drizzle & Hurricane Books maybe?) wrote a post last month asking if book blogging is becoming obsolete…

    I’m happy to see you enjoyed The Lost Castle! I really enjoy Kristy Cambron’s uplifting historical fiction. I met her last year and she is super sweet in person.

    1. Thanks πŸ™‚ yes! I think that’s true – it must be the season. Part of it is probably that people are busy with school right now, so visits drop for everyone. Or maybe everyone’s just tired from the long winter xD but I don’t believe blogging would become obsolete. At least, not yet πŸ™‚
      Yes, The Lost castle was great. Have you read anything else by her that you really liked? That’s so cool you got to meet her too!

  26. I’m happy that the Sunday/last day of the month thing appeased your OCD. Ha ha.

    This year has been overall RIDICULOUSLY SHORT. I feel like applying for a refund.

    Congrats on breaking through all the milestones! That’s awesome. AND mostly congrats on hauling less than you read!!!!!!!! Way to beat those numbers!

    Deweys… I’ve threatened to join in a couple of times… But I think this year I’m still skipping as I don’t think the end of April is going to be a quiet time for me, so even though I know you don’t HAVE to read for 24hrs I’d still love to give it a good shot whilst having a chilled enough day that I can read for a lot of the time. I’ll have to check a bit closer to the time!

    Hope you have a great April!
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    1. Haha πŸ˜€ thanks! Oh, that’s too bda Dewey’s not at the best time for you… Maybe you can join in the fall? Luckily, Dewey’s a twice a year occurence πŸ™‚ yeah, reading for 24h is definitely not something I can do, I think I did 18 hours last time xD but I was really glad of my progress πŸ™‚ and it felt very awesome!

  27. Congratulations on all of your number accomplishments and for reading more books than you hauled! I’m hoping that I’ll read more than I haul someday…..but I’m keeping my expectations low because I doubt it will ever happen lol!
    Ohhhh I hope you end up loving Vicious! I still have yet to read a book by that author, acks, and my blogging buddy definitely harasses me about that! Fingers crossed you love!
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    1. Thanks Jen! πŸ™‚ I hope you do πŸ™‚ the key is to just.. turn away xD when you try to haul, you just… think of the clouds, the trees, the sky.. πŸ˜€ haha πŸ˜€

      Yes, Vicious was pretty cool, but it was also such an odd book! I’ve never read anything like it πŸ™‚ in a good way, of course. This was also my first book by Schwab πŸ™‚

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