Friday, 31 March 2017

March Wrap-Up

Books I Read This Month:

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund
The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig
The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
Shadow Magic by Joshua Khan
Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell*

All links lead to Goodreads. Reviews to come for starred books! I didn't have a great reading month in March, I only read six books (and literally all of them were fantasy, so you can tell what kind of mood I was in). The Song Rising was one of my most anticipated books of the year and it was definitely worth the (loooong) wait! I also really liked Daughter of the Pirate King, and I'm glad we're getting a sequel.

Blog Posts:


I had a bit of a crappy blogging month too - March generally hasn't been good for me. I've not been well, and I've also just been feeling a bit unmotivated - I've been job-hunting for a while now with no luck, which isn't fun, and coupled with being ill, it's made for a bit of a rubbish month!

TV Shows I Watched/Started:

Supergirl season 2 (currently airing on Sky1)
The Flash season 3 (currently airing Sky1)
Legends of Tomorrow season 2 (currently airing on Sky1)
Scorpion season 3 (currently airing on ITV2)
Timeless (E4)
Emerald City (currently airing on 5STAR)
The Magicians season 2 (currently airing on 5STAR)
Shadowhunters season 2 (mid-season break, Netflix)
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 4 (currently airing E4)
Legion (FOX)
Riverdale (weekly on Netflix)
The Middle (currently airing on Comedy Central)
12 Monkeys season 1 (Netflix)
Killjoys season 1 (Netflix)
The Replacement (BBC1)
BoJack Horseman seasons 1-3 (Netflix)
Designated Survivor (weekly on Netflix)

So all my usual things with a few new shows. I really enjoyed 12 Monkeys and hope Netflix gets season 2 soon! Killjoys was decent, though way overacted at points. The Replacement had a really disappointing finale and words can't really describe BoJack Horseman... The musical episode of The Flash was pretty cool, but had a weak plot, and I have gotten really into Designated Survivor.

I did attempt to watch Iron Fist but it was so awful, and after reading all the reviews, I thought it wasn't worth even trying to finish it. I also started Big Little Lies but couldn't get into it. In good news, however, we are FINALLY getting season 4 of The 100 in the UK! It starts next week, yay!

Films I Watched:

Back to the Future parts I & II (I have lost count how many times I've seen these)
Cinderella (2014)
Doctor Strange
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them

Music I Listened to:

So. Much. Disney
The Maine, old and new (in particular, Diet Soda Society and Black Butterflies & Déjà Vu)
All the songs from the musical episode of Buffy, "Once More, with Feeling"
Hamilton
Ruelle
One Day More - Les Mis
Anime openings (the Yuri on Ice song though?!)
Songs from all the A Very Potter Musicals
At Least it Was Here - The 88 (the Community opening theme song)

Notable Events:

For my birthday last month, my brother and his fiancée got me tickets to a double feature marathon of Back to the Future parts I & II (Back to the Future being my favourite film of all time) at the Prince Charles Cinema, which was so awesome! The Prince Charles Cinema is a really relaxed cinema where you can bring your own food, sit in comfy seats and bring blankets and whatnot. The screen has a curtain like at an actual theatre and it was generally a really cool place to watch the films - especially since everyone else there obviously also also loved Back to the Future.

And that is my month in a nutshell! I really want to read more in April because I have so many books to get through. I'm also taking part in a blog tour for the second book in the Shadow Magic series by Joshua Khan if you're interested - my post will be up Saturday 8th April! More info on the blog tour banner at the bottom of the sidebar.

Also if anyone wants to hire me...I mean, I have a Law degree. And a year's experience in a really busy office. I analysed data and everything...

What are your bookish (and non-bookish) goals for next month?

5 comments:

  1. I consider 6 books a good month these days. I've been watching The Iron Fist and not minding it at all. I know absolutely nothing about the comic so I have nothing to base it on. You didn't like Big Little Lies? I wanted to check it out but don't have HBO.

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  2. Oh gosh, I hate job hunting. I did it a LOT last year, so I feel your pain. I really hope you can find something soon! Don't despair. I hope you have a nicer reading month in April and that you are free from sickness!!

    I loved Kingsman: The Secret Service. Omg, that theater sounds awesome and what a fun b-day gift. I love seeing older films on the big screen!

    -Lauren
    www.letsgetbeyondtolerance.blogspot.com

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  3. I finally watched Fantastic Beasts this month, too! And we also watched Emerald City, which I really enjoyed. Its a fun show and now we're looking forward to season 2. Good luck on the job hunting and I hope you're feeling better soon!!

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  4. Too bad you kind of feel you had a bad month reading and blogging-wise because it seems pretty okay from this point of view. Except the job hunting and sickness. Job hunting is never fun. Good luck anyways!
    I was thinking about trying Iron Fist (I like all the other Marvel Netflix shows), but you have me thinking maybe not now. I haven't actually looked up any reviews for it yet so I had no idea the reception hasn't been great.

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  5. I had to laugh at some of your labels. Seriously though, job hunting sucks and being sick on top of it is no fun. Hope you find some work soon!

    I wasn't crazy about Daughter of the Pirate King but I loved The Song Rising. The wait for it was worth it ... and now we have to go back to waiting for Book 4:(

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