March went by so fast! It didn’t, but also, it feels like it should still be March instead of April. Gosh – it’s April already. We’re really flying through this year aren’t we? Anyway, this month was both productive and unproductive. You’ll see why in this post 🙂
A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena // 4.5 Stars. Heartbreaking tale of a girl’s life before her death.
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee // 4.5 Stars. A book following multiple generations of Korean immigrants in Japan.
American Panda by Gloria Chao // 4.5 Stars. A girl at MIT trying to decide between her parents’ wishes for her and her personal dreams.
These three books actually share a lot in common. Firstly, I rated them all 4.5 stars haha! Secondly, they all have Asian women protagonists (though i think zarin was part pakistani?), and thirdly, they all have a lot of culture and family is a big focus!
I started Windwitch and Remember For Me (finally oh my god!), then Aversion and Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories are the only other two books I’d like to read in April. The three books above for review are all eCopies, so they take me a lot longer to read. Hopefully I can get myself a Kindle sometime soon.
Most Popular Post:
The most popular post of this month was Why I Love Reading Negative Reviews! This actually isn’t too surprising considering the past popular posts I’ve had on my wrap-ups. Unpopular and/or controversial opinions seem to be very popular here on my blog.
As y’all can tell by the sad amount of posts in the section above, I only posted a few times this month. I wasn’t very consistent, but that was due to me being extremely busy again. Two posts weren’t even close to being book-related, but I wrote them because I wanted to talk about something I love a lot and I was in a bit of a slump with blogging (book-wise).
I still got such a wonderful amount of traffic on the blog even though I was barely posting anything which honestly has me shocked. I always thank y’all, but here I am again. Thank you for your continuous support!!
In March I did a lot of things. I moved houses again after a bit of a disagreement with the landlord over a few things, which we cleared up. I finished my German course and decided to get myself a tutor for Algebra (which I haven’t quite found yet as of now – nobody is available apparently??) But I’ll find one soon and then I’ll hopefully finish Algebra in April or early May! After that, 12th Grade here I come!
Also, by the title of this post you’ll know that I went to a Demi Lovato concert! It was literally on the last day of March, but it still counts! It was a fun experience – our first concert in roughly 10 years – and I vlogged it so that should be up on my YouTube channel within the next few days hopefully. Here are a few pictures my sister and I got of Demi and her guest Kehlani:
What I Watched:
I honestly don’t think I watched much this month?? I started a few dramas on Netflix but haven’t finished any of them yet – My Only Love Song (which is alright but kinda eh), To Be Continued (super short and should finish soon!), and Age of Youth 2 (literally only like an episode and a half in but love it!).
Oh! I also watched the movie Boyhood with my mom one afternoon when we finished our other two shows and didn’t know what else to watch haha. It was pretty good, but it also felt really long. Super, overly long. Anyone else seen it and think the same?
I’m pretty sure that’s all I really watched in March… not much at all besides random stuff on YouTube. Oh! Speaking of which, BTS released their YouTube Red documentary Burn the Stage that follows them as they went on their World Tour last year. I watched the first episode since it was free but haven’t seen any more since I don’t have YouTube Red 😦
What I Listened To:
Hahaha – all of you K-Pop haters probably hate this section every wrap-up. Well I don’t care because two of my favorite groups had comebacks in March so LOTS OF FANGIRLING!
To be completely honest, I didn’t like GOT7‘s newest album ‘Eyes On You’ the first listen. It took me two to three listens for me to like some of the songs, which is very unfortunate, but now I really like their album’s title track ‘Look’. I do love the dance to the song, though! Even though the music video reminds me of DNA (don’t shoot me! it’s not a bad thing!)
This comeback though – ohmygod!! Monsta x has come back full-throttle, holding nothing back. I can’t even count how many times I’ve listened to their title track ‘Jealousy’ from their newest album!! Their other songs are just as good in Monsta x style. They pump me up, deliver wonderful vocals, dance-worthy beats, and great raps from the rap line. Also, can we talk about the ‘Jealousy’ dance? Their choreography is always amazing, but it’s even better than I could’ve ever imagined.
i love the part with the shoulder shimmy-thing
**also note how march was the month i finally memorized all of seventeen‘s names, figured out my seventeen bias (and bias-wrecker) and my got7 bias
What’s Happening in April:
- Lots of mind-numbing Algebra *yay*
- Vixx comeback! And probably more I’m not yet aware of
- More reading and blogging (hopefully!)
- Finishing 11th Grade (hopefully!)
How was your March? Did you do anything interesting? Read any good books? Listen to any good music? Let me know!