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March Wrap up

Hey everyone! Another month is over and as we move into Spring, we have BookEnding Spring held by Sam @FictiocallySam and Clo @BookDragons in April! I am a host and I just can’t wait for it. If you’re interested, you could check out the Announcement post over here.

Let’s move on and get this wrap-up done before we start April!

MY LIFE:

So, I started this month off at a good note, meeting up with one of my old friends from my Boarding School! We spent an entire day together and I showed her about my city, Delhi.

Then, I had a week off for Spring Break which I spent by meeting some of my family. I stayed over at my aunt’s house for one night and played with my cousins! I also attended my cousin’s recitation and had a lot of fun with her!

We also had an Indian festival called Holi this month in which we play with colours to celebrate the victory of good over evil. I had an amazing day playing with my friends even though I ended up looking like a multi-coloured monster by the end of it.


BOOKS READ THIS MONTH: 

  • Beau & Bett: 4 stars || This was a pretty easy read and I enjoyed it a lot!
  • The Other Side: 5 stars || OH my god, this is so cute and amazing! I loved the book so much and I’m so excited to share my views with you all soon!
  • Mom’s perfect Boyfriend: 3 stars || It was interesting but well, there were so many things that could’ve been better. Anyways, it was a good read so…
  • The Centre of The universe: 1 star || Ah, I don’t really know what to say about this book except that I did not enjoy it – at all.
  • China Rich girlfriend: 4 stars ||I really enjoyed this book! It was a light, fun read and I cannot wait to read Rich People Problems!
  • The Hounds of Baskerville: 3 stars || This was an interesting and fun read but well, I di not enjoy the narrative very much.
  • Brush Strokes: 4 stars || Ah, this book was such a cute, fluffy read and one I would recommend to all!
  • Lola and The Boy Next Door: 3 stars|| Ah, this is such a cute contemporary! But it just did not feel like it used to 😦
  • 806: 2 stars || This book wasn’t too bad but it was repetitive and it just got boring anf the protagonist became pretty annoying too so, yeah.

non bookish favs

Average days per book: 3.4 days

Total pages this month: 2661 pages
Average Pages per day: 86 pages

Total pages this year: 4545 pages
Average Pages per day: 50 pages


POSTS: 

As usual, I started off this month by listing my Non-Bookish Favourites in February that you can check out here.

After that, I shared with you all my Goals for the month and also my Bullet Journal spreads.

I told you all about what my First Impression of The Other Side by Sarah Hocut where when I first started reading it anf now, it’s one of my favourite books! I can’t wait to share its review soon!

In continuation of my Book Series post last month, I listed some of the longest books I’ve read!

I started watching One Day At A Time, and oh my god, that is a lovely TV SHow. I finished Season 1 an shared my view on it, which you can see over here.

Lastly, I shared my TBR for the OWLS Magical Readathon hosted by G @BookRoast taking place in April. I am so excited about it! I hope you’ll all join too!

Reviews: 4

Well, 4 seems good enough though I certainly wished to have completed 5 this month.

 

Tags:

The Bookish Academy Awards Tag 

What’s in my Cart Today Tag 

 

Memes:
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Top 5 Fictional Friendships 

 

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7 Female Characters that Inspire Me 

7 Books with Females on the Cover

7 Female Authors I love 

Own Voices books about Diverse Women

 


Reading Challenges Status

  • Goodreads Reading Challenge: 20/50 (40%)
  • PopSugar Reading Challenge: 11/40 (27.5%)
  • Classics Reading Challenge: 4/50 (8%)

FAVOURITE POSTS FROM AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE:

 

This month, two amazing bloggers, Sophia Ismaa and Gail (who did a guest post on Lauren’s blog) shared posts about Feminism which I absolutely loved!
P.S. You can see Gail’s blog over here

Haley @TheCaffeinatedReader talked about Book Elitists and how that was unfair to others who couldn’t buy Physical books all the time due to various problems.
She also shared her story about how she came to love books and that’s just a heart touching and amazing story! You can view that over here

Clo @BookDragons shared how she turned herself from being a Night Owl to an Early Bird and I am really thankful to her for her tips! 

Nandini @UnputdownableBooks shared some of her favourite Podcasts and I just can not wait to listen to them!

Michelle @MichelleLikesThings shares a post in which she uses GIFs to show what is going on in her head when she’s rating books and that’s just so on-point and brilliant and I loved them!


That is all for this month! Hope you liked it. Share how your month was in the comments below. How many books did you read? Did you all have exams as well? How did they go?

-Jayati xx

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Hey! I am Jayati and this is my blog where I post stuff about anything and everything I like, but mainly books. I also post short stories that I write sometimes.

35 thoughts on “March Wrap up

  1. hey, the post you linked to that you credited to Lauren is mine. thanks for appreciating it but I’d also appreciate if you credited it to the actual person who wrote it.

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  2. I am digging this new theme Jayati *pokes around the blog nosily* also thank you so much for boosting Bookending Spring and my post! So glad it helped you out, it sounds like you had a really good March ❤ here's to an even better April hehe

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  3. Happy that you could enjoy some happy times with family on your spring break! Xx
    Ahh ive seen a pic from Holi, Id love to know more about that- it sure looks like lot of fun!

    I wish you an awesome April aswell xx

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      1. Um, so here we go:
        Holi is the main day which is after the day that the evil person was killed by the nice person. It is celebrated by playing with colours and having gun because everythign is good again now!
        On the day before Holi, Chhoti Holi, the good person, Praladh killed his father’s sister, Holika by sitting in a fire with her, So apparently Holika had a gift that she could not be killed by fires but there’s was some *time* expection to it. SO Praladh kept praying to Lord Vishnu and was saved while HOlia died.
        After that Lord Vishnu came in his 4th reincarnation, which was half beast and half man and killed Praladh’s evil father on his thighs becaue Praladh’s father had a gidt that he could be killed neither by man nor by beast and now on land neither on the sky and that reincarnation solved that problem.
        So, we light fires and put something into it to signify the death of Holika on Chotti Holi.
        So, yeah, its comolicted but thats the gist of it all 🙂

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  4. Reuniting with a friend sounds awesome! I hope you guys had a great time. I really should start writing posts for BookEnding Spring and good idea listing how well you’re doing with your challenges!

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  5. Your Illuminae review has me wanting to just go check it out from the library ASAP lol, also I trust your judgement and hearing that 806 is repetitive has me just being like *slides it to bottom of the list, for now,* lol. ALSO. Thank you so much for including two of my posts ❤ I love your blog and can't wait for another month of all of us posting

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    1. Haha, I hope you love Illuminae when you finally read it!
      My, my, I can’t belive someone’s really trusting my judgement this much! Thank you so much for that, it means a lot.
      And of course, you write lovely posts and deserve to be appreciated for them!
      And yay, nor can I! Here’s to another great month! *raises glass in celebration*

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  6. Holi sounds like sooooo much fun! I’ve seen pictures before and a few years ago, there was a similar edition in my country that some of my friends attended and it looked like a lot of fun! I’m glad you had a great time!
    You also got to read a lot, which is always nice! I’m currently re-reading Lola & The Boy Next Door and I’m hoping to enjoy it as much as I did the first time around. It is one of my favorite books of all times, so I don’t think this will be a problem, as I actually love how querky and unique the characters are!
    Wishing you a great April! 💛

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    1. Oh, Holi is a lot of fun, especially because my friends are super into it as well!
      Oh, I hope you enjoy it! I hadn’t read it for years and when I rerread it this time, I just couldn’t love it as much because my reading prefrences have changed a bit…
      Thank you and hope you have an amzing April as well!

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