Monthly Wrap Up

March 2022: The Month of Bridgerton, Obviously

2022 Wrap up - March
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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?

What I Read
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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

Blog Features
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Top Ten Tuesday


Romance Books To Read If You Love The Forced Proximity Trope
Twelve Spring 2022 Releases On My TBR
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Classic Lindsey – The Books That Are So Me, They’re Widely (Not Really) Considered Classic Lindsey

Can’t Wait Wednesday

The American Roommate Experiment by Elena Armas {Can’t Wait Wednesday}
The Other Half of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost {Can’t Wait Wednesday}

Quote It Wednesday

What I Listened To
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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

Just like the rest of the Mamamoo girls, Solar is ALWAYS amazing.

Kim Junsu / Xia – Hana

Did you know Kim Junsu is the reason I’m into kpop? It all started with his epic song Flower and this month he had a comeback so naturally I’m all about that!

What I Watched
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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.

Life Update
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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 🙂

How was your March? What did you read? What did you listen to and what did you watch? What are you looking forward to in April?

Lindsey xoxo
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10 Comments

  1. I’m sorry you got COVID. That sucks. I love “Maniac” by Stray Kids. It’s an awesome song. I really like “Venom” too, but I can’t watch the music video because I despise spiders, lol. I hope April is a better month for you!

    1. Thanks! It indeed sucked to escape it for 2 years and then get it after all – but luckily our symptoms were mild.
      OMG, Venom is also one of my favorite songs from the new album! Hope you’ll have a great April too!

  2. Sorry you got covid. Hope you’re doing well now. I haven’t watched the new season of Bridgerton or The Hating Game yet. I need to change that. I hope April is a better month.

    1. Thanks! Luckily we only had mild symptoms and felt better after a few days already.
      Hope you’ll enjoy Bridgerton and The Hating Game when you get to watch them, I really enjoyed both of them!

  3. Ah sorry you got covid. But it looks like it was just in time for you to safely travel to Paris! I hope you are having fun right this minute 😀

    1. Thanks! Yes, we were all better and out of quarantaine just a few days before Paris, so that was some luck at least 🙂 And Paris was so nice!

  4. OMG, I’m so sorry you got COVID! But glad you’re feeling better! Are you at RARE??

    1. Thanks! We were definitely lucky with mild symptoms and we already felt better after 4-5 days.
      I wanted to go to RARE at first, but in the end we decided to just do a Paris visit – but I still hope to go to RARE some day!

  5. Lauren Becker says:

    yay for a weekend in Paris.
    sorry you both got Covid but I’m glad symptoms were mild.

    Lauren @ http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

    1. Thanks! Paris was great and yes, luckily our Covid symptoms were very mild, thankful for those 3 vaccine shots we had!

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