Monthly Wrap-up//March

Total Books Read: 3

Total Pages: 1,343

Average Rating of the Month: 3.5

Title: The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

Total Pages: 416

Rating: 3/5

This was just an okay read for me. Nothing really note-worthy about it.


Title: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Pages: 607

Rating: 4/5

And that concludes this decade’s re-read of this series. Such a bittersweet ending!


Bottle with a stopper with bright flowers around it

Title: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Pages: 320

Rating: 3.5/5

Thoughts: This month was filled with “just okay books” minus Deathly Hallows. I think this book wanted to be so much more than what it actually was. I did enjoy it, but I gave into the hype since August.

Note: I will be updating up older posts to bring them up to accessibility standards (adding alternate text to images, ensuring that the colours and fonts are readable), fixing broken links/images and overall editing.

Books Read But Not Completed This Month

📚 A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashely Shuttleworth – I’ve been slowly plugging along with this novel. I forgot just how much world-building and characters there are in Fantasy novels! I’m so intrigued by what I’ve read so far!

Goal Progress

See my post about my goals here.

✔️Drink More Water – I ended up consuming more coffee than water or tea this month. Though I did manage to get out for two hikes this month. One hike was with my ex-boyfriend, which was so lovely! We remain in contact with each other and are both the outdoorsy/adventure type so a hike was perfect. Last week I went for a 3-hour morning hike with my dad, and it was just wonderful to leave the city for a few hours.

✔️Yoga/Stretch Everyday – I stopped doing this after waking up in the mornings and my body is NOT liking this. I’m thinking of setting my alarm earlier in order to get stretching done right away.

✔️Apply for Two Jobs a Week – My mental health took a hit about half-way through this month where even just looking at postings sent me into a spiral of self-doubt. I did make some notes on how to improve my resume and started writing my cover letters from scratch again, so there’s that. I also reached out to my teachers from the Publishing program to get some insight on the industry.

✔️Read 100 Books – Yeah… Let’s just skip this considering I’m not 10 books behind schedule… Thanks Goodreads…

✔️Set a Consistent Schedule – Yeah… March was a mess. I wanted to start out strong, but I missed a few deadlines I set for myself. I’m on track for April content though. You can’t win them all!

✔️Bookstagram – I missed four days of posting because I just couldn’t function those days. I’ll just re-use the content sometime in April. April will be better for Book content, and I took a morning to take all my April pictures! I cut that time down, some days it will take me a half-day just to take all the pictures because they need to be perfect.

How did March treat you?

3 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-up//March

  1. I know how you’re feeling. Job searching has been taking a toll on my mental health too, even though I am doing everything that’s on my hand to find one. I think the worst we can do is blaming ourselves, because we haven’t exactly entered the market in the best conditions. The effort is there. The amount of books you read doesn’t matter as much as how much you’re enjoying reading, or blogging, or taking pictures. Take care, love ♥

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    1. This past year has just been exhausting. I have to keep reminding myself that I’m doing the best that I can, and that something will happen I just have to keep applying. I think that the stress and anxiety of job searching has seeped into other aspects of my life that brought me joy previously. I’m glad that I’m not the only one with these kind of struggles.

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