March Wrap Up

I know this is cliche but I can’t believe March is over already, like where did it go. In this wrap up I’m going to reflect over what I read, watched and listened to in March. I’m not sure about this format, I thought I’d try it for this wrap up, let me know what you think. Do you care about what I’m watching and listening to?

What I read.

Lumberjanes :To the Max, volume 2 & volume 3, by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters & Brook Allen.

I love these comics, they are just so adorable and fun. And sometimes I just need to read something fun. These books also have really awesome female friendships and representation of all types of women, which is so important and I utterly loved. This series also gives me mad Gravity Falls vibes, which I am personally here for. Sadly my library doesn’t have anymore volumes, I’m gonna have to change that.

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan.

Did I re-read this one so I could continue with the series and catch up? Yes.

Have I done that yet? No.

I did really enjoy it though. I listened to it on audio, so for about a week I was listening to it on my walk to class and smiling like an idiot trying not to laugh. I forgot that this book was so funny. Many people I passed probally thought I was a bit crazy.

Oh well.

I do plan on picking up the others soon, hopefully.

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

It took me forever to finish this book, though it was not the books fault. I just happened to move house and then move down to university in the middle of reading it, so it took a while to get through.

Though I found it a little convoluted at times it was a fun fantasy with a heist and a cool cast of characters. There is so much angst though and I need the sequel asap, cause the way it ended was not okay.

Saga: vol. 6, 7 & 8 by Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples

I just can’t even. Saga would have to be one of my favourite graphic novel series. Often times I find that after this many volumes a series can stale, but not Saga, somehow each volume feels fresh and creative. Also I love the art in this series, I think the colour pallette is awesome and definently contributes to the fresh feel of the volumes. But also the stories got me like.

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Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti

I had to read this for one of my classes and wow this poem is a lot. After studying the context for it and the possible meanings for it I’m just gonna say it’s definitely more then it it appears to be on the surface. And if you have read it/ plan on reading I recommend looking into the context because it adds to the reading experience.

The Diary of Frida Kahlo by Frida Kahlo

This was a peculiar experience, I’ve never read someone elses diary before. It felt both extremely personal but also extremely impersonal because you got a snapshot into Frida’s innermost thoughts and feelings but at the same time they were fragmentary. In a way that would have made perfect sense to hear, but not so much to the reader who only gets this outer look in.

Also I wonder about the morality of publishing someones diary, while it was definitely interesting I wonder about the moral implications of it.

Fables Vol. 6: Homelands by Bill Willingham

I think I’m going to give this series a break for a little while. I didn’t really enjoy the last volume of this series and volume 6 was also average for me. Which is a real shame because I really enjoyed volumes 1-4. I just found that I didn’t care for any of the characters anymore and the “twist” in this volume was predictable and over-explained. Also the whole first section of the volume is devoted to Jack, I skimmed most of this because it was so boring, I actually thought about dnfing because I was so bored. I’m just really disappointed with this series.

Stay Out of the Basement by R.L Stine

I remember loving the Goosebumps books in primary school, my library had shelves and shelves of them. So I decided to pick up this one on audio for a bit of nostalgia. Even though I’d never read this one when I was younger I loved it just the same, there’s just something about these books, they have a sort of timeless quality and I think I might have to pick a couple more cause they are a lot of fun.

The Boy Who Steals Houses by C.G. Drews

I was lucky to receive an ARC of this and there’s a full review on the blog here.

I really enjoyed it.It was cute and fun and I feel the need to give all the characters a hug.

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I also did a review of this book which you can read here.

I love book. After finishing it I just sat on my bed in actual shock that it had been as good as it was. I’m always really hesitant about reading hyped books, because while I love the atmosphere of hype, often the books don’t live up to the hype and I end up disappointed. However this was not the case with this one. It was great.

The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan.

It was really atmospheric and I loved the writing. Also the characters were complex and the world building was super interesting. For the most part I thought the pacing was good, except the ending felt rushed, this book was slowly paced throughout and the suddenness of the ending was jarring. I would have preferred the book t be longer so the ending wasn’t as rushed. However I still did enjoy it overall.


What I watched.

So I re-watched The Lizzie Bennett Diaries. I don’t even know what number re-watch it was. However this series is as good as ever and still gives me all the feels.

I’m also making my way through the 5th season of You’re the Worst and I’m getting worried, cause we keep getting these strange flash forwards that are worrying for the present narrative.

I also watched the first episode of Dirk Gently: The Holistic Detective Agency at the behest of a friend. And I have to say, even though I was apprehensive, it was really good. Its very weird, but I like weird, so… I’m here for it.


What I listened to.

Music (Albums):

  • Lung (Deluxe Version)-Florence and the Machine

  • American Candy- The Maine

  • Pop Psychology- Neon Trees

  • Picture Show (Deluxe Edition)- Neon Trees

  • Save Rock and Roll- Fall Out Boy

  • My Head is an Animal- Of Monsters and Men

  • After Laughter- Paramore

  • The Lumineers-The Lumineers

Podcasts:

  • The Anthropocene Reviewed.

  • Welcome to Night Vale

  • The History Chicks

  • That’s Ancient History


Let’s Chat.

How was your March? What was your favourite thing that you read, watched or listened to? Let me know, if you want to.