Monthly Wraps: March 2016

Posted April 1, 2016 by Zeee in Monthly Wraps | 3 Comments

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Last month’s deets on I Heart Romance & YA

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March 24 marks our 8th Wedding Anniversary!  Yes, Pierre and I have been married for 8 years now, and we’ve known each other for 14 years!  Wowza!  Sadly, we weren’t able to spend our anniversary together because of his work.  Ehemm.  We’re juggling a long distance relationship again, but we sure make it look easy!

The good?  I was able to meet Marissa Meyer and Rick Yancey!  Oh, and did I mention that I dragged my hubby to both events?  I know he secretly enjoyed it!

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Owlcrate’s March Box is perfect!  I love the banned socks and the small book of Tiny Things To Write About!  Oh and The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner is a book that I have been waiting for!

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I did pretty great last month!  I have officially read 26 books!  OMG!  I feel so accomplished!  9 books in March, peoples!  Soooooo  excited! 2 more physical copies read in March!  No re-reads this month AND no books read for the Shelf Love Challenge because I just have SO MANY BOOKS TO READ!  I blame Cee @ The Novel Hermit and Annika @ Hiding Books for this!  EVIL PEOPLES, these two!

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As you can see Queen of Shadows claims the spot as the longest book read!  And if you take a peek at last month’s recapHeir of Fire made the longest book award!  Ahhhh, Sarah J. Maas just writes monster books… and I am so FINEEE with that!

last-months-reads

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last-months-reviews

  1. [9 Mar] Borderline by Mishell Baker One StarOne StarOne Star
  2. [11 Mar] Save Me, Kurt Cobain by Jenny Manzer One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
  3. [16 Mar] Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
  4. [23 Mar] Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins One StarOne Star
  5. [30 Mar] Ruined by Jess Michaels One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

discussions-on-blog

  1. [1 Mar] Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Read if You’re a Historical Romance Newbie
  2. [2 Mar] Guest Post: Top 5 Favorite Historical Romances by Charis Michaels + Giveaway
  3. [6 Mar] Monthly Wraps: February 2016
  4. [7 Mar] Bookish Discussions: My Horrible Reading Habits
  5. [8 Mar] Top Ten Tuesday: YA Characters that I Just Don’t Get
  6. [13 Mar] Currently Reading Ep 2
  7. [15 Mar] Top Ten Tuesday: 15 Books on My Spring TBR Pile
  8. [20 Mar] Bloggiesta Challenge: Try a New Review Style + Giveaway
  9. [20 Mar] 6 Things on My Bloggiesta To Do List
  10. [22 Mar] Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Need to Talk More About
  11. [24 Mar] 8 Reasons Why Opposites Attract – Anniversary Ed
  12. [29 Mar] Top Ten Tuesday: Love/Hate Books I Recently Read

bookish-events

  1. [1 Mar] Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Read if You’re a Historical Romance Newbie
  2. [2 Mar] Guest Post: Top 5 Favorite Historical Romances by Charis Michaels + Giveaway
  3. [6 Mar] Monthly Wraps: February 2016
  4. [7 Mar] Bookish Discussions: My Horrible Reading Habits
  5. [8 Mar] Top Ten Tuesday: YA Characters that I Just Don’t Get
  6. [9 Mar] Borderline by Mishell Baker One StarOne StarOne Star
  7. [11 Mar] Save Me, Kurt Cobain by Jenny Manzer One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
  8. [13 Mar] Currently Reading Ep 2
  9. [15 Mar] Top Ten Tuesday: 15 Books on My Spring TBR Pile
  10. [16 Mar] Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
  11. [20 Mar] Bloggiesta Challenge: Try a New Review Style + Giveaway
  12. [20 Mar] 6 Things on My Bloggiesta To Do List
  13. [22 Mar] Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Need to Talk More About
  14. [23 Mar] Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins One StarOne Star
  15. [24 Mar] 8 Reasons Why Opposites Attract – Anniversary Ed
  16. [29 Mar] Top Ten Tuesday: Love/Hate Books I Recently Read
  17. [30 Mar] Ruined by Jess Michaels One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

I went to 2 book signings in March!  I got to meet Marissa Meyer and Rick Yancey!  See evidence below!

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Me and Melissa Meyer at the Ontario Teen Book Festival

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Me and Rick Yancey at The 5th Wave book signing

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LA Times Festival of Books Yallwest

I have some sad and unfortunate news for everyone (actually for me.  I’M JUST DEVASTATED!!).  After so much excitement, I am not going to the Romantic Times Convention in Las Vegas this year, and  I am unable to attend BEA in Chicago this year.  But on the upside, I will be able to attend the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and Yallwest!!  Is anyone going?  Let me know so we can meet up!

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I am super upset because my freaking DVR didn’t record 3 episodes of The Walking Dead and to top it off, I am unable to watch it on the AMC app or website because freaking AT&T is saying I am NOT subscribed to AMC WHEN I AM! WTF AT&T!

The DVR issue has been solved BUT THE APP/WEBSITE issue hasn’t been, so I NEED TO CATCH UP WITH THE LAST 3 EPISODES!  I WILL BE CAUGHT UP! I WILL!

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This month, I will be trying (note the word trying) to join a daily #Bookstagram challenge!  WHEW!  I think this will be an epic failure, but I think that’s okay.  I didn’t promise that I will do this daily BUT I WILL TRY!  I will be out to the seaside this weekend, so I probably won’t have any time to take bookish pics for the daily challenge, but I can hope!

How did your month go?  Any good book recs you can give me?

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