Aaand another month gone! I never really know how to start these posts, to be honest. Every month it’s “oh my, how fast it’s gone” and, I mean, it’s true, but it’s also getting kinda boring, isn’t it? And actually, I don’t think this month has gone particularly fast. It’s gone at a pretty average speed for me. It’s been fun, though! I’ve start writing my thesis this week, instead of doing research and reading and all that stuff. It’s been nice to finally get some of my ideas onto paper (or, well, word processor). I’ve still got a long way to go, but it’s a start!
Also, at the end of next month, I’ll be moving into a new apartment! I went to view it yesterday, and accepted it as soon as I got home. It’s not very big, but perfect for me and I’m really excited about it! I can’t wait to start with all the painting and decorating stuff. Good times, good times!
Anyway, that’s pretty much what’s new with me, so let’s get to the recap!
Read this Month
I read Ash and Cinder for my MA dissertation about fairy tale retellings – Cinder is of course a favourite, and Ash was pretty good too, but didn’t blow me away. During Easter weekend, Beth from The Quiet People hosted a low key rereadathon, which I decided to join since I love rereading but hardly ever do it. I reread The Fault in Our Stars, which crushed me all over again, and I’m currently still rereading We Were Liars (which is really interesting to reread, knowing what’s going to happen and all!), but I’m planning on finishing that today.
Bought this Month
About two weeks ago I went to something called the Boekenfestijn (literal translation: Book Fest) with a friend of mine in her home town. This book fest was a huge hall with tables upon tables full of (unread) books, most of them very cheap. You could get a little trolley at the beginning, and sort out which books you wanted to buy and which you maybe shouldn’t buy after all at the end. I had a huge pile of books at the end, but since I’m only a poor student (and I had to carry all of my books with me on the journey back home) there was no way I could take them all. So, in the end, I “only” bought the books you can see in the picture, most of them classics I thought I should have on my shelves.
I’m most pleased with the Sherlock Holmes – the Complete Stories one, which was only 7 euros! The only book I bought purely based on the cover was The Dream Killer of Paris by Fabrice Bourland, which I immediately started reading on the train journey. Haven’t finished it yet, but it’s intriguing!
Reviewed this Month
Only two reviews this month, since I missed another week due to… well, being busy I think? I don’t remember. I do hope to post some more reviews in April!
- I reviewed Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith, which is the third book in the Cormoran Strike series and the best one so far, in my opinion.
- The other review is also of a book that’s part of a series, namely The Subtle Knife, which is the second book in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy.
Baked this Month
- I baked these delicious Crispy Cinnamon Biscuits – very easy and very yummy.
- For a friend’s birthday, I made Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting – they were a hit!
Other Posts this Month
- My love for the TV series Gilmore Girls is undying, so I was very excited to do the Gilmore Girls Book Tag this month.
- I’ve been thinking about reading speeds quite a bit lately, so I wrote a post about it and asked you How Fast Do You Read? It got some really lovely and insightful comments!
- On Tuesday, I told you about my ten latest 5-star reads, featuring some of my now all time favourite books.
And that was it for this month! If you want to stay up to date with what’s going on with me, you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram. I’d love to have a chat with you on there! Or down here in the comments, of course. I hope you all had a great month!
2 thoughts on “Monthly Recap – March 2016”
Ooh, Ive just discovered your blog and its lovely! And sounds like you had a good month. I haven’t read Cinder – although I’ve heard fabulous things about it. It’s on my tbr list – however that list never seems to get any smaller! I have read Ash though – and I agree, while it was an interesting read it wasn’t heart stopping. So far my favourite fairytale retelling is Sarah J Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses 🙂
Thanks you so much, Sarah! Ha, know that feel about the TBR… Although I do really recommend The Lunar Chronicles – they’re so much fun! I haven’t read ACOTAR yet, but I do love Throne of Glass! I want to read Queen of Shadows, the fourth book, soon and I also bought The Assassin’s Blade recently. 🙂 Thank you for your lovely comment!