(Sometimes I post my wrap ups before the last day of the month, so I may watch / drink / do / read more before the 1st of the next month ๐Ÿ™‚ )
Hiya bookish people!

  • I reread all of Lore Olympus to find reaction images against my friend, and ended up with over 160 images across the 104 episodes that I read.
  • Natasha and I went to the mall after school and found a massive berry bush! I climbed in because I was wearing the longet pants (jeans, they are finally good for something) and picked nearly 30 blackberries. There were more that werenโ€™t ripe yet so we went back four days later and picked them, too. It was on a main road, so I did get quite a few weird looks for climbing into a bramble bush.
  • I. Had. So. Many. Internal. Assessments. Due. English and Psychology both had very thoroughly written essays due, and it was hard. Psychology is a new subject, so I really enjoyed doing that essay because it allowed me to absorb more information. English, though. Itโ€™s basically my strongest subject but I always dislike analysing scenes for English; I donโ€™t mind doing it in Media Studies though so I am not sure how that balances out? Speaking of Media Studies, my partner and I had to have all of our planning (like 16 pages) done this month before we could even start filming our mock-up scene from Bird Box, and it was really hard because we have to think more deeply about the different contingencies, and what meaning we are placing behind every action of the characters.
  • I don’t know how well I’m doing TBH. I’m reading more which means so much to me after slumping hard for ages, but everything else seems so hard. And I havenโ€™t really talked to my friends about it so they may read it here (or not, I don’t think they read all my posts tbh) but I just feel like I’m sinking. It may be because I’m worried about COVID or school, or family or friends or blogging or about staying fit and healthy, but it’s becoming a bit much. I kinda feel trashy because I know Iโ€™m sort of isolating myself (socially, not just physically) but I don’t know how to handle it? I’ve always sort of done it and now I’m aware it’s not the best thing for me to do, but life feels like a backpack on my shoulders that I refuse to drop to the ground.

GOAL : Sorcery of Thorns, After We Fell, Damsel, If I Fall If I Die

ACHIEVED : An Enchantment of Ravens, Emma, After We Fell, Damsel, One of Us is Next, Harrow Lake
DNF: If I Fall, If I Die. 35 pages in, no plot progression and bored to tears by the overused prose.
IN PROGRESS: American Royals, Sorcery of Thorns (I didn’t read anymore this month)

TOTAL : I read 6.16 books this month!

I am going to be taking apart in the 2020 O.W.L’s Magical Readathon! Look out for my post on Wednesday with my TBR!


I watched all the Brooklyn 99 Halloween Heist episodes, and started + finished I Am Not Okay With This and Sex Education. I started Merlin, but didn’t finish with it because I couldn’t get past episode 8

This month was a big music month for me!

๐ŸŽง lift me from the ground by San Holo, Sofie Winterson

๐ŸŽง You should be sad by Halsey

๐ŸŽง Nice to Meet Ya by Niall Horan

๐ŸŽง Tattoos Together by Lauv

๐ŸŽง TITLE by ARTIST

๐ŸŽง 3 Nights by Dominic Fike

๐ŸŽง Feel So Close by Calvin Harris

๐ŸŽง The Bones by Maren Morris, Hozier

๐ŸŽง I Want You to Want Me by Letters to Cleo

๐ŸŽง Mystery of Love by Sufjan Stevens

๐ŸŽง Flightless Birds, American Mouth by Iron & Wine

๐ŸŽง To Believe by The Cinematic Orchestra, Moses Sumney

๐ŸŽง Architecture by Maisie Peters

๐ŸŽง Swimming With Stars by Wayfarers

๐ŸŽง What a Time by Julia Michaels (ft. Niall Horan)

๐ŸŽง Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur

๐ŸŽง For My Help by Hayden Calnin

๐ŸŽง Mike & Rachel by Christopher Tyng

๐ŸŽง Even Angels Fall by Jessica Riddle

๐ŸŽง Looking Too Closey by Fink

COFFEE STATS: โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• โ˜• (31)

I have gotten this list of releases via Goodreads, if you know of anymore please tell me in the comments.

๐Ÿ“š YA Releases Next Month ๐Ÿ“š

Additions to a Series

New Series

Contemporary

Fantasy

Other

๐ŸŽจ Webtoons & Comics ๐ŸŽจ

Click the icon to go to the webcomic (all are highly rec’d!)


105 x Lore Olympus   ||   4 x The Croaking   ||   5 x The Wrath & The Dawn


12 x Punderworld   ||   10 x Problem Child

๐Ÿ’ป Posts from other Bloggers ๐Ÿ’ป

๐Ÿ’ป Sabrina @ Wordy & Whimsical wrote My Library and Me
๐Ÿ’ป Margaret @ Weird Zeal wrote Women’s History Book Tag (ORIGINAL)
๐Ÿ’ป Cas @ Dreaming and Ink wrote Managing Stress : How to Cope with the Pressures of Life
๐Ÿ’ป Aditi @ One in a Million wrote Why Feminism is Stupid
๐Ÿ’ป Sophie @ Me and Ink wrote The Perfect Female Character
๐Ÿ’ป Katie @ Melting Pages wrote “Real Literature”
๐Ÿ’ป Lauren @ Lala’s Book Reviews wrote Free Books on Amazon to Read While at Home
๐Ÿ’ป Beck @ Smellfoy Can Read wrote Things to Do When Youโ€™re Bored and Out of Ideas

WHAT DID YOU READ DURING MARCH?

WHAT ARE YOU HOPING TO READ IN APRIL?

WHAT APRIL RELEASES ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO?

WHAT DID YOU WATCH / LISTEN TO THIS MONTH?

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  1. Awww, I’m sorry you’re feeling anxious right now. Sending hugs๐Ÿ’œ
    I really need to finish Lore Olympus, I’m only on like Chapter 5 XD. And oh my gosh, I have watched 10 Things I Hate About You wayyyy too many times this month. I’m so glad you got to watch and listen to some fun stuff this month!๐Ÿ’œ

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    1. Thank you! Returning hugs โค
      It's such a good Webtoon! I love it, and the reaction images from it are hilarious!
      I hope April is good to you!

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  2. I’m sorry you’re not feeling your best!! I totally get you and if you ever want to talk, I’m here ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›
    OH MY GOSH, YOUR WRAP-UPS ARE SO GOOD!!!1! I’m awestruck by how much effort you put in there- the graphics are beautiful and top-notch and I love the coffee counter haha. I love Lore Olympus but I’m probably like 5 episodes behind right now. I also love Yumi’s Cells, True Beauty, and a bunch of others if you want Webtoon recs! Congratulations on six books this month, you’ve done great. Plus, I LOVE THIS POST OMG and thank you lots for linking back to my post!!

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    1. Thank you, you’re the best Aditi โค
      Thank you! I tend to do them throughout the month because then I can add heaps of fun stuff rather than rush to do it? I try to add something once a week ๐Ÿ™‚
      Ahhhhh LO is so good!
      Ooooh, I definitely will check those ones out!
      You're welcome! It was such an awesome post โค

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      1. Hmm, that’s hard haha. I think she’s misunderstood and she probably had a traumatic past which is why she acts this way. She’s also kind of a btch but I feel bad for her :(. Obviously Perhades is better than Hadthe (I’m making up these ship names lmao) but I still pity Minthe.

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      2. Perhades is the best! I pity Minthe too, but I kinda lost all empathy towards her in the more recent episodes because she’s being super mean. We do not stan this behaviour.

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      3. Agreed! Ooh I haven’t read the past 5-10 ones so I def need to do so! Also I just wrote a Persephone retelling ish for StayHomeWriMo if you want to check that out! (shameless plug)

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  3. Aw okay firstly thanks so much for featuring my post Iโ€™m so honoured โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’“ and that sucks about your internal assessments, english can be a really nasty subject when it wants to be even if I love it too; my friend takes psych and it does seem really writing based. Hope youโ€™re feeling better soon, things are really stressful at the moment but remember to take a step back and breathe โค๏ธ B99 is the best and the weekly episodes have been such a great reprieve for me. I absolutely love Halseyโ€™s You should be sad and Nice To Meet Ya/What A Time are also such bops. Letโ€™s hope lockdown is over soon and try to make the most of April…

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    1. Thank you for writing such an awesome post!
      Thank you! I’m sure things will get better soon ๐Ÿ˜Š
      I’m glad that you like those songs, too! I’m really enjoying them!
      I wish you all the best for April โคโคโค

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  4. I’m sorry to hear you’ve been feeling anxious – what a time to be alive, right? Honestly, I can’t believe it. We’re in full shut down here and I’m feeling pretty overwhelmed too. I think the best thing we can do [besides social distancing of course] is to keep positive and practice self care. Mental health is just as important as physical health! If you even want to talk or rave about our favorite books I’m always about. โค Keep that chin up! x

    Also, side note: Flightless Bird is 100% my wedding song. AND I'll be reenacting that prom kiss. Just saying hahaha ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. This is definitely a trying time for everyone, it’s rather surreal.
      I agree. My boredom lead me to make an awesome face / body / leg scrub which smells super nice, and doesn’t trigger my eczema!
      Thank you, you’re the best! I may have to take you up on that one day soon ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Ahahah yes! All the Twilight feels!!

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      1. Coconut oil ( be careful not too much otherwise it gets super liquidy, it doesn’t affect it, it’s just a bit harder to stop from dripping from your hands – I recommend melting it first so it’s easier to see how much you need) or chia seed oil, ground coffee (either from coffee pods which I recommend the most because there are so many smells and flavors (use a knife to carefully pierce the foil at the base) or from plunger coffee), and sugar (white or raw depending on how grainy you want it) and just a little bit of salt.
        .
        Pretty much use only enough oil to make it sorta damp / sludgy and about five or six pods / six or seven tablespoons of coffee, and maybe three tablespoons of sugar, and one tablespoon of salt.
        .
        I use it before I shave and leave it on for three to five minutes before rinsing ๐Ÿ™‚ I can write it into a proper recipe if it’s easier!

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      2. Oh my gosh – thank you so much for this! I’m going to 100% try this out while I’m social distancing. My skin is such a pain – I can’t even tell you how hard it is to find scrubs and soaps for my eczema prone skin. Eczema sucks. You should see my poor hands (RIP) from washing them so much lately. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ The struggle is real! I’ll let you know how it goes! Sending you a BIG hug x โค

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      3. No problem! If you’re hands are super raw atm (which mine are too, I’ve put icepacks on them everynight ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ) maybe add a bit more oil because then it will help moisturise your hands too. Coconut oil will (I found this at least) help the most at first and then chia seed oil when your hands are a bit better since it’s thicker.
        Sending you an even BIGGER one! โค

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      4. Chia seed oil, you say? I’ve never tried that one! And ice packs are genious! I’ve been using a repair therapy oil (for damaged, dry and scared skin) I got from my chemist every night and I feel like it’s stopped a full on flare up but my hands are still super raw and itchy. I’m thinking natural and home made is the way to go. Definitely trying those ice packs tonight though! You are a life saver and my hands are in your debt!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚ #eczemasisters โค

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      5. Yes, but since it’s thicker I tend to use it when my hands and skin aren’t too bad because it is a lot thicker than coconut oil ๐Ÿ™‚
        I’ve tried so many things and try to avoid adding steroid creams to my hands where possible because my skin gets scarry ( it probably makes me look a bit badass with scars all over my hand XD)
        #eczemasisters!

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      6. It’ll be like a blanket to coat my ugly-ass hands haha. You have no idea how excited I am to have found a fellow sufferer. I’ve tried all the steroid creams, all the moisturizers and all the oils and never found a product that works. Now we can be badasses eczema sisters together! (Eczema better watch out is all I’m saying!!!) โค

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  5. Ahh… I loved reading this wrap-up!! I’m sorry you aren’t feeling too good lately, it is definitely strange times and it sounds like you have a lot on your mind so if you ever want to chat I’m here for you. โค
    I had a look which genre my star sign was and it was Steampunk which I don't think I've actually read but maybe that will change very soon.
    Ah… Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Sex Education are such fun shows!! I've never watched Merlin but I've been kind of interested.
    Ohh.. it is great to see all the new release coming out!!
    I need to read/watch (is it both??) Lore Olympus but I'm glad you love it!!
    Thank you so much for linking to my post!!
    I hope you have an amazing April and I'm sending you best wishes! โค

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    1. Thank you โค
      I’m glad you enjoyed reading my post!
      Yay for B99! Have you read many Steampunk genre novels? The only ones I can think of off the top of my head is The Mortal Engines series.
      Merlin just didn’t work out for me unfortunately, but I absolutely loved Sex Education! There’s a “wash your hands, you detty pig” meme in my schools bathrooms before we all had to leave for distancing.
      LO is amazing! It’s a swipey comic so I think it counts as reading ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you for writing the post, and I hope you have an amazing April, too!

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      1. You’re welcome!!! โค
        WE LOVE B99!!
        No I haven't read any steampunk but it sounds like I should!! Oh yay I have heard of that one and stronger than a bronze dragon is one as well I think!!
        Hhah I love that that meme is there so much and I absolutely adored the way Eric said that!! ICONIC!!
        Oh right, cool!! I wasn't sure for a second aha!! I will definitely read it soon!!
        Thank you โค !!

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  6. hey emma! first of all- it sucks that you’re feeling so low right now, but just know that feeling that way is totally valid :)) i honestly can’t tell you how many times i’ve been in that *exact* same position (w/out the virus tho) so i understand. however, for me, sometimes a huge wave of realization washes over me and i’m like, “yo, i really need to stop doing this to myself.” i totally encourage you to take some time to delve more into that tho, and if you ever want to talk abt. it, i’m always here ๐Ÿ˜Š hope everything gets better soon!!

    second of all- can i just say how utterly amazing this post is?? i’m in love with your graphics- it’s all so organized and aesthetically pleasing!! sex education is so ๐Ÿ‘ good ๐Ÿ‘ the characters are so easy to fall in love with and it’s never *not* made me laugh. i rly need to check some of the others out! “mystery of love” is sooo good and surfjan steven’s voice is just like a warm blanket (idk ๐Ÿ˜‚) i listened to some of the other songs like “lift me from the ground” (which honestly gives me alan walker vibes!) and iron & wine’s music. i listened to a wholeee bunch of twenty-one pilots who have become my jam, they’re just soso inspiring.

    sending warm wishes and hugs em!! <3<3<3
    p.s. just curious- have you ever taken the myer-briggs test?

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    1. Thank you!! I am really trying to do some self reflection ATM, and everyone’s wonderful comments are so lovely to read during this time.
      Thank you for the offer, the same to you! I’m pretty much always online ๐Ÿ™‚
      I love Sex Education so much! (out of context that sounds so strange ๐Ÿ˜‚) and I’m glad you enjoyed the music! Twenty One Pilots is so good! I haven’t listened to some of their more recent stuff but I definitely need to!
      Receiving all your hugs!!
      P.S, i have but I can’t remember for the life of me what I got! I might redo it ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  7. I really wanna get on lore olympics! I havenโ€™t heard anyone else talk about it before & I was just wondering where you access it? Because Iโ€™ve never webtooned before & idk where I should go ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. Hii!
      You can access it online or in the Webtoon app which is on the App Store and Play Stores!
      If you want to just look at it before downloading stuff, the icons I put in my post link to the web page for the Webtoons ๐Ÿ™‚ (eg. Click the LO image circle thingy and it will take you to the LO chapter list )
      I probably sound like an advertisement ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  8. Iโ€™m sorry you havenโ€™t been feeling well, Emma ๐Ÿ™. Itโ€™s tough having all the everyday anxieties and then this whole, very surreal situation on top. Itโ€™s all just bleh. I hope youโ€™re able to reach out to people once you want to and feel ready ๐Ÿ’›. That story of your friend and the bush made me laugh ๐Ÿ˜‚. In the meantime though… your blog looks so awesome ๐Ÿ˜ฎ!! I especially love the icons you made for the webtoons. Also, I LOVE that you watched all the B99 heist episodes ๐Ÿ˜‚. Theyโ€™re probably the best part of the show. Oh! If you like B99 and their heist running gag, you might like the show Community (if you havenโ€™t already seen it ๐Ÿ˜…). Itโ€™s a comedy, and they have a paintball episode that repeats every season (along with other gags), and itโ€™s the beeeeest ๐ŸŽถ.
    Youโ€™re awesome, Emma. Stay safe and well ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ™‚.

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    1. Thank you, I am taking a hit of time during this time to do a bit of self reflection โค
      It was so fun to do that, we kept falling in and the berries were so good and better than what you can buy!
      Ahhhh you are so sweet!
      I haven’t seen Community but I will definitely look into it now!
      All the best to you, too โค

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  9. I LOVE Ten Things I hate about You!! What did you think of it? It’s a hilarious film and I think I’ve rewatched it at least four times;) The rest of the movies you saw were also pretty great like P.S. I Still Love You and a Cinderella Story.
    How did you like After We Fell? I read and saw After but, I have not yet continued the series.

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    1. Ahhh! I should’ve read this before I gave movie recs, I just recommended 10 Things XD I loved it so much!
      Thank you, I really enjoyed them.
      I mean, it was an After book so a bit Wattpad-Trashy, but I guess it progressed the plot a bit. It was super long though, and if she cut out maybe five fights between Tessa and Hardin it would’ve been easier to read.

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      1. Ten Things is amazing and super sweet! Just thinking about this movie makes me think of all the beautiful moments like when Kat reads her poem and when Patrick sings to Kat๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•Ahhhh, Iโ€™m gushing right now!

        Lol, your not wrong about the Wattpad stories being trashy at sometimes! Did you see the movie After?

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      2. I haven’t seen the movie yet, I had plans to watch it with a friend but then we went into isolation and we can’t anymore :/
        I know! It’s so amazing and beautiful, and the whole movie is just wonderful!

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  10. Omg! I was just wondering which blogger it was who had been talking about Lore Olympus because I started it and itโ€™s going well ๐Ÿ™‚
    Sorry to hear you are struggling – if you ever want someone to chat to, feel free to message me on Twitter/Goodreads or something! My username is usually โ€œ@forebodinqโ€. Donโ€™t suffer alone!
    I love Brooklyn Nine-Nine – the Halloween Heist episodes are so funny and enjoyable ๐Ÿ™‚ I actually watched the one from season two today!
    Thank you for featuring my post too! โค โค
    You did such an amazing job with this wrap up – it looks gorgeous!

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    1. Yay! I’m glad you’re enjoying it ๐Ÿ™‚
      โค โค
      B99 forever! That's awesome!
      Thank you for writing it!
      Thank you so much – you're the best! โœจโœจ

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  11. Firstly I so, so hope that you’re okay!! I’ll send you a message on Instagram later as I haven’t heard from you in a while. But please try you’re best not to end up isolated. It’s incredibly hard to undo once you end up distanced from everyone.

    I’ve never seen Moana :L I haven’t seen so many of the more recent Disney films actually although I have watched both Frozen movies. And I know I’ve mentioned this before but I LOVED Birds Of Prey. I actually watched it twice (as I pay monthly for cinema rather than per film since it costs about the same as two movies so is definitely worth it) as I loved it so much and my sister hadn’t seen it. Also don’t feel bad about the Sonic thing, maybe those others secretly wanted a reason not to go? And if not it’s nice that they stuck with you rather than leaving you on your own anyway.

    OMG your zodiac thing may have been accurate but mine is contemporary??? I know I always say I want to read more of it but it’s not exactly currently accurate :L

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    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ Got your message and loved talking to you again โค

      Yeah, I hope so. It kinda sucked, though.

      Ah, I'm sorry about that!

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      1. Yes I loved talking to you too (: If you ever want or need to talk and I’m not on my blog you can always find me on Instagram, it’s on my phone so I get the alerts frequently.

        I’m sorry to hear that โค

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