You probably forgot who I am by now. I mean, I never was consistent when it came to post on here but recently, I just completely disappeared. Do I have a good reason? Well, kind of. First of all, March has been a very stressful month for me: between university, busy weekends, events every week and all, it was hard for me to keep my head straight. I was anxious 24/7, never got to rest and ended up completely losing my mind. Second of all, I finally went to the hospital to talk about what’s wrong and even though I already knew that my cyclothymia was getting out of hand once again, we discovered that I was suffering from an eating disorder and OCDs. Even though it felt good to know, it was hard at first to get used to the idea, and also to get used to the fact that I will have to spend at least a month at the hospital soon to get better. So… This is kinda why I disappeared.
Even though I wasn’t really in the mood to write again on here, I couldn’t miss a wrap-up blog post, mostly because I love keeping a track of everything that happened each month and because it makes me feel good to re-read them from time to time, to see all the good things that happened to me and that I can do it. I somehow want to work on my blog again, so we’ll see how it’ll go in April, but during March I did nothing: I didn’t track what I watched, didn’t answer to comments, didn’t read as many blog posts as I used to do, and for this I am sorry. Anyway, let’s go back to business.
WHAT I READ
March has been a weird reading month. It all started with me feeling low and reading all day. For the first week of March, I had already read 10 books, meaning 4 for the end of February and 6 for March. It was crazy. I kept reading a lot until I got tired and ended up taking an entire week to read a book. Useless to say that I do not understand my brain.
It still has been a good month because I read so many great books, Heartless, Viscious and A Conjuring of Light being on the top of my list. I was so scared to read my last Marissa Meyer’s book and the last one of the Darker Shade of Magic series, but I finally did it and I do not regret it at all. Of course, this month also came with some disappointments (The Archived and The Adulterants) but also some surprises (the Shatter Me series and Songe à la douceur). In the end, March was filled with tons of books and I won’t complain.
Here is what I read:
- Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi, 4/5 stars
- Viscious by V.E. Schwab, 5/5 stars
- The Archived by V.E. Schwab, 3.5/5 stars
- Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 5/5 stars
- The Adulterants by Joe Dunthorne, 3/5 stars
- Songe à la douceur by Clémentine Beauvais, 4.5/5 stars
- Everless by Sara Holland, 3.75/5 stars
- The Radical Element edited by Jessica Spotswood, 4/5 stars (e-ARC)
- Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi, 4.25/5 stars
- Timekeeper by Tara Sim, 4/5 stars
- Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, 4/5 stars
- A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab, 5/5 stars
- The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski, 3.75/5 stars
- Une petite voix me disait de maigrir encore by Solène Revol, 4/5 stars (read for work)
- Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young, 4/5 stars (e-ARC)
- Heartless by Marissa Meyer, 5/5 stars
- Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann, 3.5/5 stars
- Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed, 5/5 stars
WHAT I LOVED
Even though I felt anxious and sad all month, I still managed to find some things that made me happy throughout March. Now that I think of it, I feel as it it lasted forever and ever and that many things happened during those long 31 days. It wasn’t that difficult to find a least five things that made me feel better and helped me in many ways.
- Jane the Virgin
I have such a weird story with this TV show. The truth is I never wanted to start it because I thought it would be superficial and somehow stupid. Plus, my best friend didn’t like it and when I started to saw some commercials about it on TV, I really wasn’t that excited. However, for god knows the reasons, I started it a few weeks ago and I am now obsessed. It makes me feel better every time that I watch an episode, and all I want to do now is to stay at home to watch it (which is what I tweet all day every day). I fell in love with it, started to look up to Jane and it inspired me to work harder, to be proud of who I am and to get back to writing. It really is that good to me.
- Disneyland Paris
At the beggining of March, I went back to Disneyland Paris with some of my friends and we had such a great time. Even though it was snowing and freezing the entire week before, it was actually sunny all day and it was even hot (meaning hot enough for us to take off our coats). We ate at the Coco restaurant and it was actually super good, which really surprised us because it usually isn’t that good at theme parks. In the end, we had an amazing day and I left with a new Star Wars mug which I use almost every day now.
- Aladdin (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
It isn’t new that I am a huge fan of Broadway but in case you forgot all about me while I disappeared, let me say it again: I am a huge fan of Broadway. I listen to musicals most of the time and lately, I have been listening on repeat the Origianl Broadway Cast Recording of Aladdin, making my sister obsessed with me so I won’t be alone. It really made me feel good, happy most of the times and I love it so much that I am thinking of seeing it on West End in London this summer.
Oops, it’s another Broadway musical. I actually have been listening to this one for a year now but I never watched the bootleg because I didn’t want to be alone. My sister ended up listening to it in March and agreed to watch it with me, and so we did. It was everything I wanted it to be: funny, sweet and colourful. It definitely was more sad than I thought but it was even better because of it. I was so happy to finally watch it and I cried during my favourite song, which is She Used to Be Mine, and which means a lot me. Now I really want to watch the movie from which it was inspired.
- Livre Paris 2018
During March, I went to the biggest French book fair called Livre Paris and as always, it was so much fun. We took way too many pictures with my friends, begged for tons of goodies but most of all I met two of my favourite authors, V.E. Schwab and Marissa Meyer. I have been able to meet them twice and we talked a lot both time. Victoria gave me many advice for my novel (and I cried when she said “hi” to me the first time) and Marissa was a totaly sweetheart. It was a magical weekend and I already miss it. Now I’m even more excited to go to YALC in London in July.
WHAT I WANT TO DO IN APRIL
It has been a while since I last listed everything I wanted to achieve for the next month, but this time I really want to do it. I love having goals and being able to see them, to keep track of them. April seems to be the perfect month to work on myself as I have only little to do, so… Here is what I want to do this month:
- Get better,
- Work harder at school,
- Plan my vacations for this summer,
- Save more money,
- Read more than 15 books,
- Watch the bootlegs of Aladdin, Wicked and Anastasia,
- Stay at home more,
- Get back to writing.
Well, here it is. This was everything that happened in March and more (I also went to London for two days to go back to the Harry Potter studios and cut my hair). I really hope I’ll be able to work more on my blog during April but I won’t pressure myself to do so. I hope that you had a great month and that you are ready for this next one! Please tell me in the comments all about it, what you loved and how many books you read, which ones were your favourite etc.