I’m three days late for this wrap-up, but happy March, friends!
Thankfully, February went by way quicker than January, maybe because days got longer, a little warmer and my overall mood had been a little better, too. I’m not a winter person and I’m just happy spring is right around the corner… hopefully.
Not much worth telling has happened this past February. I took a couple needed days off work and went away a little bit, which was both well-needed and refreshing, too, but as always way too short. Otherwise, it’s been the usual working-blogging-reading-routine and not much else to tell.
I’m excited for March to be here, as I have an exciting weekend away coming with my sister and hopefully, exciting books and blogging things, too.
I feel like 2019 is a good, well strike that, kind of awesome reading year so far. I keep on flying through books and finding new gems and this makes me so, SO happy. Let’s take a look at what I’ve read!
📖 Books I read
Am I still screaming about reading this? YES. It unfortunately didn’t end up being a 5-stars read, but still a solid 4 with great characters, a great concept and endearing read overall.
All of these reviews are pending… aerm. Can you tell I’m so procrastinating on reviews? Someone help.
- Goodreads Challenge: 13/60 books : on track! (and kind of on 🔥 🔥 ???)
- Year of The Asian Reading Challenge: 2/10 books: on track!
I’m still very determined to finish my current WIP soon and… I think I just might this March, hopefully. I don’t have much more to go through, but wrapping things up in stories aren’t my forte at all, so… well it takes me even more time than usual to get through just 200 words. Let’s hope I can do this.
I just might overcome my fear of sharing my work and seek out some beta readers once I’m done. Opened to people shouting at me, in case you’d be interested… it’s a YA contemporary/mystery with childhood friends, boarding schools, academic pressure, hopefully squad goals, muffins and heartbreak. You know, the usual and if you’re curious, you can scroll down my writing category on the blog!
Also, you know what, why not. Here’s a small snippet I hope is not too bad.
“Her hair cascaded around her shoulder in a mess, on her wrist she always had that infinity symbol, that anchor. Their names. His home.”
I’m kind of proud, for once, that I managed to take time to write a little more this month, yay!! Fingers crossed this continues this March.
- Words written: 5118.
It’s been a pretty good blogging year so far, just as well and… I’ve been excited about some projects, too that I’m keeping on the down low for now.
I’ve been a little burned out, at times, but keeping things slow and having my sister remind me that it’s okay to take my time for some things, too, really helped. I wrote about book blogging positivity this month, actually, because I kind of needed it, too! By the way, friends, I always love writing about blogging topics, so if there is anything you’d like me to talk about, feel free to let me know!
📖 Book reviews
💻 Book blogging
📚 Book discussions
📝 Book Tags & Awards
💬 Author Features
I’m still going on with my author features for the next month and I’m very excited to have so many great authors planned out for you, I hope you’ll love the posts as much as I do! Other than that, still on the usual schedule, maybe some upcoming changes and, hopefully, some more I-should-really-relax mood from my part, too. (Or maybe not. Ha.Ha. Someone help me relax).
Once again, I have A LOT of blog posts to share this month and I hope you’ll love them all as much as I did!
📚 Books & Reading
- Malka @ Paper Procrastinators wrote a blog post about reading popular books and why it’s okay not to.
- Margaret @ Weird Zeal announced her Women’s History Month Reading Challenge !
- Rita @ Bookish Rita wrote an amazing discussion : I like big books and I cannot lie ☕️ // an ode to thick novels
- Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads did it again with The Ultimate YA Romance Reading Recommendation List: 80+ Romances to Fall In Love With This Valentine’s Day! . She also shared other recommendations: 18 Underrated Books by Black Authors for Black History Month!
- Nimika @ Word Haven gives us some amazing Hate to Love Trope Recommendations // come for the angst and leave w tears – wordhaven
- Shealea @ Shut Up Shealea shared 21 Sapphic romances that’ll make your heart soft on Valentine’s Day
- Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction addiction shared her Bookworm Confession: Swag Isn’t My Thing. Let’s Discuss. (Plus a Giveaway)
- Malka & Chana are back at it with another interesting debate: Should You Read the Synopsis?
- Mattie @ Living Mattie Books asks us: What Are Your Reading Preferences? (ft. Polls)
- Swetlana @ The Caffeinated Bookworm Life shared 8 Things Readers Feel Guilty About
💻 Book Blogging
- My amazing friend Taasia celebrated her one hear blogiversary, check out her amazing post and congratulate her: IT’S MY ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY!! // Chatting about Blogging, Looking back on the Past Year, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Memes, Shoutouts + Thank YOU
- The Ever-Amazing Kat @ Novels & Waffles talked about designs and branding all month long, here are some of the amazing posts she shared!!
- By Any Other Name // 5 Steps That Will Help You Choose An Awesome Blog Name (ft. A Free Worksheet!)
- How in the World I Make My Graphics // A Step-By-Step Tutorial – Novels and Waffles
- My Branding Journey + Four Questions To Ask Yourself While Rebranding // ft. A Free Downloadable Checklist – Novels and Waffles
- I Font It That Way // How to Choose the Right Font for Your Blog – Novels and Waffles
- Fadwa @ Word Woonders shared her Bookstagramming process + Helpful tips and tricks
- Abby @ When Words Fly shared 5 PRICELESS SKILLS i’ve learned thru blogging // why blogging is worth the effort in the long run !!
- Elizabeth @ Redgal Musings shared some writing tips: Writing Fierce Females / Some Dos and Don’ts about Creating Strong Female Characters | RedGal Musings
- Lais @ Bookish Skies talked about outlining characters vs. outlining plots
Is there a blog post you are particularily proud of this month? Feel free to send it along with your comment!
How was February for you? Did you have a nice month overall? Are you also waiting for spring… or for winter, for those of you in the Southern Hemisphere?
What were your latest favorite books this month? Tell me everything in comments!