Sunday, 1 April 2018

The Month That Was... March 2018

+ International Giveaway!

My blog turned seven in March but I didn't get round to a blogoversary post. It's that point in my blogging life that I just take it or leave it about posting stuff. To be honest I didn't have much to add from previous years' posts, just plodding along. If you're struggling with your blogging life, just remember we all go through ups and downs, and just do what you want to do. Even if that means blogging erratically.

March has been an odd month here with snow and ice which is pretty unusual where I live. It's probably thrown me off my reading a bit and I've not read a huge amount of late. With spring finally here, I've tried to do some gardening and catch up on other stuff.


Challenges


POPSUGAR
10. A book about death or grief: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee
33. A childhood classic you’ve never read: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Read Harder
A children’s classic published before 1980: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Beat the Backlist: 14/30
Goodreads: 26/100

Reviews:




What I Have Watched

I was happy to see Annihilation had gone straight to Netflix (I'm not a fan of the cinema experience). I am pretty fuzzy on the plot of the book, but can remember the general uneasy atmosphere and the beauty, which they have captured so well. There were things that I totally don't remember from the book and the ending was a bit bizarre. It was probably a bit more obvious in explaining things, but I can't believe I didn't get the whole self destruction thing considering the name of the book! It's great to see a female cast too.

I got to the end of Mad Men, what a weird finale, but I am happy about some things. I really felt for Peggy and Joan when it seemed like all their progress for women in the workplace had been reversed. If you happen to be watching this on UK Netflix, be aware the last half a season isn't available yet (but can be watched on NOW TV).

Blogged about...

British Bookish Subscription Boxes
Top Ten Spring TBR
From Rabbit Holes to Rifts: On portal fantasy, and why it matters (to me)
February Book Haul

Now enter the giveaway...


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2 comments:

  1. I definitely get ups and downs with my blog and love how supportive the community is always saying do what you can when you can. I loved the book Annihilation, would've loved to see it in the cinema. I waited all the way through to see my favourite scene from the book but it didn't feature! The book was better but I did enjoy the film. I am a Jeff VanderMeer fan since reading that book when it first cane out, love his creepy weird worlds.
    Congratulations on blogging for seven years!☺

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  2. Where I’m at the weather is going up and down every week. The pollution is getting worse daily- that’s my biggest gripe. Makes it hard to breath and my eyes are so dry! Anyway I would pick either Obsidio or Monstress!

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