Well, hello there, nerds!
It’s been a hot minute since I wrote something on here thanks to a festering sore of a blogging slump. In fact, I think I wrote just one article in March. Believe me, I have multiple drafts open but I just wasn’t able to edit and publish any of them. Sigh.
Also, my 5th Blogiversary was in March but I just wasn’t able to bring myself to whip up a post for it. I’ve always done anniversary posts in the past but I unfortunately had to forego it this year.
March may have been for Big Sad, but I’ve decided April is for comebacks. I’m going to speak my motivation to blog into existence.
Me to me:
Let’s get started with the recap, shall we?
I usually read maybe 7 books per month but I reread quite a lot of childhood favorites in March which meant I read a grand total of 14 books! Here’s what I thought about each of these books:
- Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi reminded me of why I love time travel stories — it’s always the emotional aspect.
- GIRLS by Jean Woodall is 40 pages of powerful illustrations of women of all shapes and sizes and it has all my heart.
- Starfish by Lisa Fipps, a novel in verse about a fat kid who learns to stand up for herself, also has all my heart.
- Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers was a favourite read in March that I highly recommend to every twenty-something.
- Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert was a fitting conclusion to the Brown Sisters trilogy and yes, Talia is still my favoritest (I said what I said) author.
- The Marriage Clock by Zara Raheem had a lot of promise but ended up being quite lacklustre.
- The Rules of Arrangement by Anisha Bhatia was toxic, fatphobic, and dashed all my expectations.
- The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan was a part of my Percy Jackson readalong with friends who had already read the books as kids. I love Ariadne’s story and it was nice to see some of the myth in this book.
- The Last Olympian was my final March read and probably my favourite of the whole series. I also immediately started reading The Lost Hero after.
- Avalon High by Meg Cabot was one of my favourite books growing up. I reread it with fellow Cabot fan, Ahana and we loved it just as much in 2021!
- Two Points to Murder, False Moves, and Buried Secrets were all a part of my reread of Nancy Drew Case Files, my favourite spin-off series from when I was a kid. I’m pretty sure I read most of the 124 titles in this series but I only own these three. Hoopla does have most of the series though, so I just might reread more Nancy Drew books if I lose my already tenuous grasp on emotional stability this month.
There’s nothing quite like rereading books you loved as a kid when Big Sad hits, no? Look, I even made a Suez Canal meme about it.
The Bold Type was recently added on Netflix India and I. Am. Obsessed.
Set in NYC in the offices of Scarlet magazine, The Bold Type revolves around three millennial women, their careers, and them being, well, bold. While the show tackles a variety of topics such as sexual assault, white privilege, immigration, sexuality, and more, it unfortunately also misses the mark a couple of times.
Overall, The Bold Type is good television. As someone who found all her closest friends at work, I can’t help but resonate with the three leads of the show. It’s also making me deeply miss working out of a proper office because, not gonna lie, much like Kat, Sutton, and Jane’s fashion closet, I too have had certain, erm, conference rooms and and other spots for bitching and moaning in both the companies I’ve worked for in my career.
10/10 will recommend.
Also, if you’ve watched the show, I need to know who among these three is your favourite character. Let me know in the comments!
- Charvi wrote a really fun post where she recommends books based on your tea preferences.
- Sumedha listed 10 ways to format book reviews.
- Kal wrote yet another helpful post about how book reviews are evergreen content.
- Dany reviewed Starfish by Lisa Fipps.
- Soph reviewed a couple of books but this pingback is to poke her into revealing all those unpublished drafts she’s hoarding.
In all, it’s been quite the eventful month for me despite being in a writing slump. I’m hoping I keep up my reading streak in April as well and don’t lose steam.
- What did you read in March?
- Did you watch any new TV show that you’d like to recommend to us?
- What are you looking forward to in April?
Talk to you in the comments!