Monthly Reads · Weekly Wrap-ups

Monthly Review

So March has been quite the month, it seemed like it lasted forever. But I got lots of books read, more than I have since November. A lot has changed from the beginning of the month, when I could go out bowling with my friends, to now. We have a shelter in place order enacted in my state so I’ll be home, reading and working on crafts and the blog.

Books

Finished this month

The Science of Breakable Things

Science of Breakable Things Wednesday

Dealing with depression as a family can be tough, but a little hope can be a powerful thing.

The Science of Breakable Things

Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl

Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl by [Lubner, Susan]

What happens when luck isn’t what you think it is?

Amazon: Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl

Lalani of the Distant Sea

A girl sails beyond her island to find a magical world.

Amazon: Lalani and the Distant Sea

Seafire

Female pirate being AWESOME.

Amazon: Seafire

EndGames

Political intrigue, gender, robots, whoo!

Amazon: Endgames

Steel Tide (Seafire)

More awesome female pirate plus some defectors from an evil army, ready to fight for their freedom.

Amazon: Steel Tide

Annie’s Life in Lists

Told entirely in lists as a girl adjusts to life in a new town.

Amazon: Annie’s Life in Lists

Seven books! I’m way ahead on my goal for the year, plus all of them were fun reads, plus I got three YARC picks in there. One doesn’t count because I started it in 2019 but I’m still glad I finished it.

One of the best things to happen this month was,

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Nook’s Cranny store in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Now I just got this picture off Polygon but they are way further along in the game than I am. I’m still working on building my store. But I also got Nintendo Online for three months so I can visit other islands so I’m looking forward to chilling out with friends.

I’m also still playing Pokemon some to catch Pokemon in the wild areas, I’ve made a few good catches so that makes me happy as well.

Finally, I figured out one of the flight mechanics in Breath of the Wild, so I’m also trying to play that occasionally since I want to start working on the boss fights.

Posts

I’ve got all of April covered Post wise so I’m going to start on blog posts for May and maybe add a few extra posts to April. I’m glad I’m a month ahead it gives me more time for reading and promoting the blog. I was also super happy to have a very popular for this blog post this month and a spotlight on Twitter by Katie Zhao! Eee!

Mental Health

So if you’ve been reading along with me, back during the first part of the month before the virus really hit, I was worried since I couldn’t take part in my favorite volunteer activity, well it looks like there isn’t even going to be a volunteer activity to go to, so there is the universe for providing you with perspective.

Overall though my mental health is pretty good. I’m getting a little cabin fever, but honestly watching horror movies and reading thrillers is helping, you would think it would be the opposite in a situation like this but what can I say, my brain is weird.

Twitter and IG are still helping a lot with socialization, I feel like I’m more in touch with people through these platforms that I actually have been in person in a while. So there is that.

I know a lot of you are in the same position. But I know I’m lucky I’m healthy and my family is healthy and we don’t have to go out except to get essentials. I hope all of my readers are safe and able to do the same.

Photo by eberhard grossgasteiger from Pexels

 

 

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