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Lengthy post ahead because of: (1) my month's recap of stressful events, (2) being thankful to all you for keeping up with me and YAY for new readers, and (3) usual books read, reviewed, hauled, and to-read.
If you're reading this, I'm sure you know that March was harsh and toxic for me. I told you guys that I'll be gone because I'll be working on my undergraduate thesis. You guys wished me luck and that meant so much to me. A week later, I gave an update that it's been a great mess and me and my friends are struggling with sleep. I barely slept for the next two weeks after that. You guys told me to take care of myself that I should sleep and hoped that I take control over my stress.
A couple of weeks ago, I told you guys that I'm back to reading and blogging. But come on now! Let's be real! That week, we hustled more and finalized our messed up research paper. HOWEVER THOUGH, the Saturday after that post, we defended our research. I was crazy nervous since I'm an introvert who'd rather read than socialize. Fortunately though, it went well for me in terms of presentation and defending our research. We had few revisions (which is done now, thank the stars!) and I'm so proud of our team despite all the mishaps and annoyance and misunderstandings. It was tough but we did well.
Finally, I'd like to thank each and everyone of you guys who religiously commented on some of my update posts. I was busy and barely reading but I kept you updated with my reading and life. So many thanks to Carole @ Carole's Random Life for supporting our project. I'll follow through with my promise and follow you in any way I haven't and comment on your posts :) I was also very happy to see an increase on followers despite my break (maybe i should take breaks more often?). Welcome to my new readers! If you're reading this, just leave a comment and I'll make sure to drop by your blog asap! I'll be bloghopping this week since I'm quite free now. YAY FOR THAT!! I'll go through everyone that left a comment since this March :)
ALSO, I just finished Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans and you guys MUST watch it (only if you like GREAT anime, of course). It's VERY difficult to really pour my thoughts on this one but here're some without revealing spoilers or hints (UGH! #difficult). If you've never seen any of the Gundam anime, there's nothing to worry about because this is set in an entirely different universe (meaning, this has nothing to do with them). QUICK THOUGHTS HERE: (1) mecha (cuz duh! GUNDAM); (2) this series is big on drama (ohgosh, i cried A LOT. MASSIVELY! especially throughout the second half. your fault, Mari Okada & Nagai Tatsuyuki! these two means this series is made for drama. you gotta believe me in that.); (3) involves slavery, child labor, dystopian world; (4) really complex characters I ended up loving so much; (5) deaths (cuz drama?; cuz why not?; cuz Okada and Tatsuyuki wants to break viewers?); (6) great combination of well-written plot, memorable characters, comedy and drama and battle with great animation and framing; and (i almost forgot) (7) painful romance (does this sound spoiler-ish? i still love you people though and would love it if you watch this). -- i watched this on Daisuki.net so now go there and feel the pain.
Now let's get into this roundup!
I started several books this month and only finished two. I started The Seven Dials Mystery in February and only had a few pages left when March came (so #shame on me). Rose Petal Graves was a quick read and I had to finish it for a blog tour. With the stressful month, I think I fell into another reading slump (which is already the 2nd one this year. 2017 has a disappointing reading year for me so far but I'll be graduating from uni soon so more reading time!).
Last February I reviewed a great amount of books and not left for March #bigmistake. I was only able to review these two books which I both enjoyed which is great. The Nightingale is automatically on my fave 2017 reads and Rose Petals Graves was unexpectedly good. I can't wait for the sequel!
I got King's Cage in late February which I mentioned on my roundup post for February. SO GLAD I GOT IT!! OMG! I'm also reading it right now. I will most likely read Scythe next or maybe continue my #bookclub read (which I held off because #stressedout) -- will talk about this book club on another post #excited. I was also so glad I got the Sphere edition of The Cuckoo's Calling because now, at least, its size matches my copy of The Silkworm and Career of Evil (i only have a massmarket paperback before, i'll probably give it off soon).
I also downloaded several eGalleys from NetGalley and Kindle Freebies this past month. It was bad, I tell you. My tbr just increased so much this March. UGH.
Nothing here is definite, that's for sure. Since Waking Gods is coming out this month, I thought I should get back to Sleeping Giants. Bombay Blood was an author-review-request book and it's a medical thriller. The Saturday Evening Girls Club is a historical fiction that involves the struggle of immigrant women. Scythe and A Crown of Wishes are YA books I'm soooo excited to read.
HOW ABOUT YOU GUYS,
How was your March? Anything you want to share? New hobby, projects, travel, books, school life?
How was your month in reading? Anything you added to your faves? Anything you recommend to me?