Recap of February + Welcoming March & SPRING!!

Another month has gone by. We’re now 1/6 done with 2018.

Does that blow anyone else’s mind?! Because though I’m glad it is I can’t believe that February is over, and it’s March. Cue exciting screeching about March. Today I’ll be discussing my February in terms of books, blog, and real life. Let’s go. 😉 *

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*dun dun dun ALEXANDER dun dun dun – Hamilton fans? Non-Stop, anyone?

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I think 2018 is just going to be a bad reading month for me?? I thought I could turn it around in February, but February came and went and I only read four books.

bad Olivia…

They were good books, though! I read:

  • Because I’ll Never Meet You, by Leah Thomas // I enjoyed this one, it was written through letters between the two main characters, which I thought was super interesting. I bought it at random without knowing anything about it.
  • Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury // Not my favorite, but I did enjoy how it was about books (though the books were getting burned??). It was an intriguing dystopian!
  • I Am the Messenger, by Markus Zusak // I was expecting big things from this, and it delivered! It wasn’t anything like The Book Thief, but I still enjoyed it.
  • The Key of F, by Jennifer Haskin // Wonderful fantasy ARC I read this month, lots of plot twists and amazing strong female characters.

How I Did on My Reading Goals for February:

  • Read 5 books ❌ as you can see, I obviously didn’t achieve this one….
  • Finish the one I’m currently reading (Because You’ll Never Meet Me) ✅
  • Go to the library ❌ ahaha, that’s funny. my books are still very overdue
  • CHOOSE READING MORE!! (over Netflix, social media, etc.) ❌ i’m so bad at this one, help!!

Reading Goals for March:

  • Read 5 books (okay I’ll be on Spring Break for a week so this should be feasible)
  • Go to the library!! Or else I might get kicked out forever because my books are so overdue!!
  • CHOOSE READING MORE. I will keep putting this goal until I achieve it.
  • Read 3 books from my TBR.

blog

I guess February was a solid-ish month for blogging. I stuck to my schedule and everything, but it was one of the most unmotivated months, blogging wise, I’ve had in a long time.

Posts I Did in February:

Also, I was tagged for a few tags/awards this month! I truly do want to get around to all of them, and hopefully I will. It probably will be a while before I can, though, so I wanted to give a quick shoutout to Bayance, Malanie, and Anna for kindly nominating me. Thank you! 🙂

How I Did on My Blogging Goals for February:

  • An updated bookshelf tour.  ✅ I actually did this! *cheers*
  • Some kind of book-list post. ❌ what did I mean by this?
  • Stay on blogging schedule. ✅
  • Consider making a blog survey. ❌ Honestly, I didn’t even think about it.

Blogging Goals for March:

  • A post about writing.
  • Stick to blogging schedule.
  • Work on redesigning. (Over my spring break, I’m hoping to look into revamping the look of Purely Olivia. I’m ready for a little change!)
  • Consider blog survey.

Once I wrote it out, February does look like it was fairly successful blogging-wise. I just felt really unmotivated this month, like it was more of a chore. The fog is already lifting though, so I hope the prospect of a new month will altogether erase it!

life

Even though reading and blogging didn’t go amazingly this month, real life actually went pretty well. So February scored in that aspect. 😉

Memorable February Moments:

  • I’ve been able to get together with friends frequently, which is so great. I try to get together with people a lot, but with school and dance and homework, it doesn’t always happen. It did this month, though. 🙂
  • At my dance studio, we got our recital costumes! Our photo week is coming up in mid-March, so that’s always exciting.
  • I’ve been doing some devotionals on the YouVersion bible app and absolutely loving it. It’s really been helping me incorporate God into my everyday life. A few that I’ve enjoyed are:

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And that concludes my February recap! I’m looking forward to March, and I hope it’s a month of motivation and productivity for all of us.❤️

How was your February? Are you looking forward to March? Tell me about in the comments!

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26 thoughts on “Recap of February + Welcoming March & SPRING!!

  1. good luck on your goals! I should read more books too…
    (just curious, what font is that for your headings? and where did you get the swashes? sorry, I’m always on the lookout for more resources. ;D)

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  2. Cheers to a new month of (hopefully) warmer weather and (hopefully) reading more! I’ve not been good a keeping up with reading, either. I just kinda….forget, I guess. *shrugs* have a great day, Olivia!

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  3. It looks like you had a great February, Olivia! 😀 I’m so excited for March. Oooh, could you possibly do a review of I Am the Messenger?? I’ve been really interested in reading that one. 😀
    Great post!

    -Clara ❤

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    • I did! 😉 I can’t wait for March either- I hope yours goes amazingly.
      I loved I Am the Messenger! I might include it in a post of mini reviews…I would do a full review, but it has a lot of bad language that I wouldn’t necessarily recommend to everyone, you know? I usually only review pretty clean books. But hopefully I can include it in a mini review post.
      Thank you for reading, Clara❤️

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  4. I’ve read Farenheit 451! Because it’s a classic, I tried annotating, and it made it SO MUCH BETTER. One cool thing I noticed was how he uses scents through out. It seemed like he paired the good guys with nature and the bad guys with smoke.
    Yes, I’m excited for March! (Well, I’m now excited that it is March.) My spring break is next week, which is GLORIOUS.

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    • That’s so cool! I didn’t notice the stuff about the scents…I’ll have to look for that if I ever reread it. 🙂
      Me TOO!! I hope your March lives up to all your expectations! Ahh, my spring break is the week after next, I can’t wait…

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  5. How is this year already 1/6th done? Also, HAMILTON reference! 💕
    This month was short, obviously, so it’s probably totally ok you didn’t read as much? I mean, you didn’t have as many days? But spring break is coming, YEAH! So hope you can get lots more reading done!

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    • I know, right? Also, AHHH YOU NOTICED! I was so excited about that Hamilton reference. 😂
      That’s such a good point! I didn’t think of it that way. Yay for spring break and more reading time- I hope you get a lot done as well!

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  6. Omg don’t tell me how far the year is gone already😂I’m not ready for that hahah (although I always feel peeved at February for being so short?! EVERY YEAR. I’m never ready for it.😂) I’m glad you had a good blogging month and some great lifey things went down there. 😀 I didn’t read a stack ton in February either so I’m with you haha. I’m hoping to make a huge dint in my TBR in March and also do some major editing so fingers cross I do and don’t get distracted! Hope you have a lovely March too. 🙂

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    • Agh, I relate so much. Wasn’t 2018 just starting? HOW is it already March?!😂
      I can already feel that March is going to be a better month for reading! I want to make a dent in my TBR too because it’s getting a tad bit unmanageable, haha. Thank you, and I hope you have a wonderful March as well! Good luck with your reading and editing!💞

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  7. Oh four books is already great in a month, Olivia! 🙂 I’m glad you read Because You’ll Never Meet Me, I feel like no one has read that book and I thought it was quite different from anything I’ve read before and really good, too 🙂
    I hope you will have a lovely March!! x

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