Monthly Wrap Up

March Wrap Up

I’m still processing the fact that we are in April. How did that happen? 😀

March went by so quickly. I worked longer hours, went outside with my dog more often and didn’t feel like reading a lot.

I also went to the Czech Republic to see my family and then escaped it all whilst visiting a mountain cottage with my boyfriend in Snowdonia, Wales.

This was our morning view:

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No internet, no central heating, nothing luxurious… just a simple retreat in nature that recharged me after long working weeks. I learned that I love the board game Scrabble. And that Google is overrated… 😉

My critical self wanted to immediately start apologising that I ‘only’ read four books in March and that I haven’t been writing that much or commenting on other blogs recently.

Then I reminded myself why I started this blog and why I want to write this blog.

You see, one of my core values is Creativity.

It’s this wonderfully playful need to make something that keeps me content and brings me a lot of joy.

All those creative souls out there know that creativity is a process and sometimes, doesn’t happen on a whim.

On certain days, I can stare at my blank screen screaming as words just don’t want to come out. Then there are days when I could write for hours.

March was the month of the ‘I don’t feel it’ and ‘even if I feel like it, I can’t write about it’ themes. And that’s OK. 😊

I reflected a lot, connected with a lot of people face to face, day dreamed for hours as I didn’t want to read.. I’m sure you are getting the picture… 😉

I am desperately itching to write and read again. And I am so happy you are here with me. 😊

After a lengthy intro, let’s have a look at March reads, shall we:

  • The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan, 3 stars

Slightly disturbing crime debut set in Irish Galway. I read it during St. Patrick’s day and it was a fairly fast paced and enjoyable read.

My full review can be found here.

  • Sticks and Stones by Jo Jakeman, 4 stars

Another crime read. This one was about head games, revenge and explored how we can forgive.

My review can be found here.

  • What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty, 4 stars

March was the month when I discovered Liane Moriarty. 🙂 I thoroughly enjoyed the concept of amnesia / time travel whilst reading What Alice Forgot. Thanks Norrie for introducing me to this wonderful writer! 🙂

My review can be also found here.

  • Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, 5 stars

Yep, definitely the book of March. Wholly cow, I loved this book. I am still organising my scattered thoughts but its full review will be coming up shortly.

It’s a book about friendship but is also very heavy on shame. My favourite psychological topic. Please stay tuned for this one. 🙂


So that’s March in a nutshell.

Now over to you my friends.

What was your favourite March book?

9 thoughts on “March Wrap Up”

  1. OMG, i’m getting cold just by reading “no central heating”… 😀 Nice view tho!

    I’m so glad you liked that book and that you discovered Liane Moriarty 🙂 we can fangirl about her together 😀

    And it’s fine not to read. Or to not want to read… i had phases when all i wanted to do was play video games or watch series, and i just did that and it was awesome 😀

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    1. It was cold but the fireplace was lovely when somebody.. cough cough.. started the fire. 😀

      Yay! Let’s start the fan club. 😀

      Thanks for that! Glad to hear we all have those from time to time and embracing those moments can actually be really enjoyable. 🙂

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  2. Meh, I’d actually be pretty happy reading even four books as I often don’t read at all. 😉 And that morning mountain view is simply stunning!!! I’d definitely hold off on reading if there was a view like that distracting me lol. Hope you had a good time on your vacation! 😀

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    1. Thank you, it was a lovely and much needed break.
      It’s so funny that my rational brain knows that there is no competition on how many (if even any) books I read. But that perfectionistic voice is not happy. I am aware of it now and can just about let go. But it’s hard sometimes as I am still a ‘recovering’ perfectionist ha ha.
      Thanks for your kind words, they mean a lot. ❤️

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      1. Ah yes, I still have that perfectionist syndrome too. I feel like blogging tends to exacerbate this considering everyone seems to be apologizing for reading “only 15 books” that month, but I try to laugh it off – it’s more important to be happy about my progress than anything else. I feel you! And you’re welcome! 🙂

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