March in Review (I read books?!) + The Welcoming of April

We’re 1/4 done with 2018.

One fourth. Twenty-five percent. It’s scaring me how fast this year is going by- Easter already happened (happy late Easter, by the way), spring has sprung, and here I am with my head still in January. 😉

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For me personally, March has been the best month of this year so far. In this post I’m going to talk all about it, and about April too. Let’s get started!

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If you’ve been reading past recaps, then you might remember that 2018 hasn’t been the greatest reading year for me. But…MARCH WAS WAY BETTER!

Since I was on spring break, and I went to the library and got a lot of books I was really excited about, I ended up reading 10 books this March. *cue all the confetti*

Here’s what I read- also, I’m going to be doing a mini reviews post this month I say that as if I’ve actually written it and including nearly all of the books below in it, so you’ll get to hear my thoughts on them all!

The only two books I got at the library and haven’t read yet are Challenger Deep (which I’m currently reading) and A Court of Thorns and Roses (I haven’t started that one yet). More on my thoughts on those later. 😉

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My March Goals…How Did I Do?

  • Read 5 books ✅ I ended up reading twice that!
  • Go to the library ✅
  • Choose reading more ✅ I’d say yes…I could have watched a lot more Netflix
  • Read 3 books from my TBR ✅ Every book except one was on my TBR!!

Reading Goals for April:

  • Read 5 books (I have a lot going on this month, so I need to be realistic)
  • Read before bed more often
  • Go to the library
  • Read 1 book from my TBR

After having a successful reading month finally, I’m looking forward to April! I know I won’t exceed my goals like I did this month, but I’m feeling a lot more motivated to at least try.

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March was a good blogging month, too! February was just bland and uninspired for me, but I got back into the swing of things this month. 🙂

AND we reached 200 followers! Thank you so much everyone, it means a lot to me that so many people would want to read my blog. ❤️ Each and every follow, like, and comment makes my entire day!

I Posted…

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And guess what? I am going to be adding a new feature to my monthly recap! Every month, I’ll be shouting out a blog that I discovered that month or else I just think really deserves a shoutout. This month’s blog is…

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A Little Bit of Runion is the loveliest blog ever, run by the lovely Catharine! She posts about reading, writing, lifestyle, and more. She also just switched over to WordPress this March, so now is the perfect time to go check her blog out! 😉

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This month, I kept track of some of my favorite posts of the month. *pats self on the back* Of course, I read millions dozens of wonderful posts, and I didn’t remember to save the links for all of them. But here are a few posts around the blogosphere I specifically enjoyed!

And there were so many more I loved! If you read (or wrote) a particularly wonderful post this month, definitely link it in the comments and I’ll check it out.

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How Did I Do on My March Blogging Goals…

  • A post about writing. ✅
  • Stick to blogging schedule. ✅
  • Work on redesigning! ✅ I redesigned my blog this month!
  • Consider blog survey. ❌

Goals for April…

  • Make blog survey
  • Do mini reviews post
  • Some kind of lifestyle post
  • Stick to blogging schedule

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For me, March was a pretty good month! Nothing too notable, but lovely nonetheless. 😉 A few highlights were:

  • SPRING BREAKKKK!
  • I had dance pictures, so it was fun to get in our costumes and everything!
  • See my family for Easter.
  • Just hang out with people and strengthen friendships over the course of the month.

April is going to be a crazy month for me! School is always a little insane at this time of year, and then I also have my dance recital at the end of the month (four of them…). But I’m so excited for all it holds!

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And that concludes this lengthy wrap-up. 😉 Thank you all for reading it! I can’t wait to see everything April has going for it.

How was your month? Tell me about it! What are you currently reading, and how was your Easter? Let’s chat in the comments!

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Photo by Anthony DELANOIX on Unsplash >> Credits for the image I used in my featured image!

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38 thoughts on “March in Review (I read books?!) + The Welcoming of April

  1. Sounds like an awesome month! And oh my word girl, 10 books?!?! You’re amazing!! I actually managed FOUR. (Yes, I’m proud of myself even though that’s not very many 😂) Thanks so much for sharing my post! I hope you have a great April!

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  2. lovely post! i wish you the best of luck with your upcoming goals, and i’m really glad 2018 has been great for you so far.

    also, i’m glad you enjoyed readin my post dwelling in the past :))

    mckenna

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  3. I REALLY love your new blog look! I can’t stop looking at the beautiful fonts and flowers!
    This month was a pretty stressful, but I found out a lot of things that I needed to know (faith things, family things, and a few blogging things).
    Agh, I need to get better at reading more often!! I haven’t read at all this month! Any book suggestions?

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    • AWE THANK YOU! That made my day. 😊Here’s to hoping your April is a lot less stressful than last month was! At least you ending up learning new things, though.

      I also hope you reach your reading goals! I’m planning on doing a post pretty soon where I talk about a lot of good books I read recently, but for now I recommend pretty much every book I put an image of in the ‘reading’ section of this post.

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  4. Oh I’m so glad you had such a lovely month, Olivia, yay! And so many amazing books, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on these in your mini reviews 🙂
    Congratulations on the followers as well, so exciting, I’m so happy for you 😀 x
    Wishing you a wonderful April! ❤ ❤

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  5. I KNOW, 25% is a lot. Happy late Easter!! I’m so glad March has been the best month so far! I’m excited for your mini-reviews: especially to hear your thoughts on the John Green books, The Hate You Give, The Sun is Also a Star, and They Both Die at the End. Haha, basically the ones I’ve read, except for The Fault in Our Stars and Adam Silvera. AHH, that’s my name! I sincerely appreciate you describing it as scientific. I am currently reading Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand!

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    • YES, IT IS. It is too much.😂Too much of the year is gone! Happy late Easter to you as well.

      YAY, I’m excited too! I’ll be sure to talk about all the ones you mentioned. I loved all of them (mostly)!

      Haha, I quite enjoyed your scientific bookish experiment post, I hope someone else will click on it from this post and also enjoy it. XD

      Ooh, I haven’t heard of that before. Is it good?

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      • I loved The Hate You Give, and I liked The Sun is Also a Star, but I didn’t really like Paper Towns. Two friends have told me that Turtles is pretty weird and one of them said The Fault in Our Stars made her cry during class. Haha, thank you!! Yes, it is super sweet and also funny so far.

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        • I also loved THUG! I thought The Sun is Also a Star was okay, it was good and all but a little too fluffy…😂I read TFIOS and Turtles right after one another, I think that TFIOS was better! Okay, I’m going to stop spoiling my reviews post now. XD

          Oh, good- I’ll have to look it up!

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  6. ahhh what how has it already been 1/4 of the year??? It’s going so fast… I loved The Sun is Also A Star…also I’m so excited for you to read A Court of Thorns and Roses!!(haha I love that series :)) ) Congratulations of 200 followers!!
    aww thanks for including my post, that means a lot ❤
    Lucky, I haven't had spring break yet and I'm so ready…
    good luck in April!!
    xx
    Em

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  7. Don’t tell me we’re already a quarter of the way through the year! I was literally just commenting this afternoon that it feels like it was just Christmas…It sounds like you had an awesome month though! Fingers crossed April is just as amazing!!

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  8. oooooo I can’t wait to see what u thought of the sun is also a star, it’s in my backpack rn so excited!!!!!! I heard about it but for some reason I’ve completely forgotten what it’s about, so I’m going in with no clue about the plot which is terribly thrilling?????? I need to leave the house more. but NO bc reading.

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    • Ahhh, you’re in for a treat! 😉 I did like Everything, Everything better, but if you’re looking for a fluffy contemporary romance then it’s definitely the book for you.

      OMG I SO RELATE. Every weekend for me is like…hmm, be social or read? *chooses reading* 😂

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  9. Hey, sounds like you had a fantastic month. Glad to see you got your inspo back. I saved the links to some of those favorite posts so I can chew on them later. I’m looking to grow off of Pinterest soon.

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  10. I hope you get all your goals! I love your design 😀 and omgggg i can’t believe we’re already 1/4 done with 2018!! Its going by so fast.
    I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE HATE U GIVE!! AND THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END. they literally ripped my heart out.
    Your post section looked really interesting!! I’ll go check some of them out. 🙂

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