Hi everybody, and welcome to my March wrap up!
Happy April everyone! As I mentioned in my last wrap up, February was a bit wobbly, but it seems that March was as well. I did not read that much, because of many reasons and one of them is that I did watch some more TV than usual. But like I said at the beginning of the year, I’m not putting any pressure on myself when it comes to reading this year, so it is what it is. That said, I did enjoy what I read, as well as what I watched and listened to, so let’s just dive into this wrap up, shall we?
House of Sky and Breath (Crescent City #2) by Sarah J. Maas
While I had some issues with this sequel and didn’t love it as much as the first book, I still give this a solid 4-star rating. If you’re a fan of Sarah J. Maas, I still highly recommend it for the amazing characters and found family vibes and unputdownable plot. I’m eager for book three and until then you’ll probably find me looking up all the Ruhn, Ithan, Tharion and Aidas fanart.
Rating: 4 stars | Read my full review here
Under One Roof (The STEMinist Novellas #1) by Ali Hazelwood
After loving Ali Hazelwood’s The Love Hypothesis, I simply HAD to dive into her new audio novellas! The first one, Under One Roof was AMAZING. I loved this couple so much and I only wish we had more time with them, maybe like a longer epilogue?
Rating: 4,5 stars
Stuck With You (The STEMinist Novellas #2) by Ali Hazelwood
The second Ali Hazelwood novella was also a very nice listen. This one featured the ‘stuck in an elevator’ trope and while I enjoyed it, I also loved it less than the first one because the characters have so little time together (24 hours and then stuck in an elevator) before they fall in love, and that never works very well for me. Still super excited for the third novella though!
Rating: 3,5 stars
The Duke and I (Bridgerton #1) by Julia Quinn
I prepared for the release of the second season of Bridgerton on Netflix this month by reading book 1 (and 2) of the Bridgerton books. I was a bit doubtful about reading book 1 but I decided to do it anyway and I did really enjoy it, however I prefer the show over the book here. Maybe it’s because I watched it first, but Daphne and Simon just seem to have had more chemistry on the show than in the book, and I loved the secondary characters and subplots that had less time in the book or were just non-existent there.
Rating: 3 stars
The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgerton #2) by Julia Quinn
Of course, I also need to read book 2 and I have to sat I loved this one a lot more than book 1. Kate and Anthony were amazing together, I loved their enemies-to-lovers arc and their chemistry was undeniable. The Pall Mall scene was amazing, the bee scene had me hooked to the pages and I loved the sisterly dynamic between Kate and Edwina.
Rating: 4 stars
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Can’t Wait Wednesday
Quote It Wednesday
Though for the past few months, my playlists have been a little low on k-pop, IT’S BACK NOW!
MY FAVORITE: Stray Kids – Maniac
I love these boys and their catchy, energetic genre of power jams so much.
G-IDLE – Tomboy
Another power jam, this time with some girl power in there!
Solar – Honey
Kim Junsu / Xia – Hana
The Book of Boba Fett
My husband and I finally watched The Book of Boba Fett and it was such a short season so it was over way too quickly. We both enjoyed this show, and of course especially the bits with The Mandalorian and Grogu. Also, hi, I’m a Ming-Na Wen fangirl!
Bridgerton Season 2
Another show that was over way too quickly! I binged this in one weekend and I have no regrets. I still adore this show, though I must admit that I kind of preferred the second book over the second season. Mostly because I preferred the sisterly dynamic between Kate and Edwina in the book, and I felt like the show did the character of Edwina dirty in general. But I did love the Kate and Anthony chemistry, the Pall Mall scene and everything with Eloise and Penelope.
The Hating Game
I FINALLY SAW THE MOVIE ADAPTATION OF MY FAVE ROM-COM! And I actually enjoyed it! I thought it was a great adapatation, and though there were some changes I still felt like they kept all the important things and the overall vibe of the book and it was very nice.
March was meh. After two years of avoiding it, I got COVID this month, as did my husband. Luckily our symptoms were mild (like a bad cold) and I even got to continue working from home. A week of quarantaine and a few more days of being extra careful with masks etc and we’re all good again. Other than that though, I’ve been so tired all day, every day (non-COVID related) and that hasn’t improved with the time change. But let’s focus on the positive things:
Things that made me happy this month:
- Longer and sunnier days! Spring is here!
- I saw my friends for a whole day full of quality time and movie watching and it was bliss.
- All the Bridgerton goodness.
THINGS I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:
- A WEEKEND IN PARIS WITH MY HUSBAND! Actually I’ll be there this weekend 🙂
- The release of the Heartstopper TV adaptation on Netflix!
- Two of my fave kpop bands are having a comeback: Big Bang and Dreamcatcher
- A few very anticipated bookish releases too 🙂