March Obsessions and April Excitement!

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Hello, Guys!!

Sorry for not posting much this week, it’s the last week of school (Yes!!) and I have finally gotten the chance to sit down to write this blog post. Since it’s the holidays, I am planning on getting lots of reading done and crossing off lots of books on my TBR! I can’t wait to sit down on my bed and binge read lots of these novels!

what’s going on in my life

March has been an eventful and chill month for me! (I know it’s weird) The first half of my month was quite ordinary: I was following my daily routine, completing assignments and school work and working out. However, the second half was quite hectic: tests were flying, I had a sports injury and my stress levels were soaring. Holidays just started! (Yay!!!) Hopefully, this holidays I’ll be very productive in terms of completing holiday homework, managing my blog and reading lots! The holidays will be ending mid April and after the holidays, I’ll be having school exams happening. I can’t believe this year has already gone by so quickly, which is both good and bad. I’ve been keeping a diary, and being the kind of person that never sticks to a schedule, I’m pretty happy because I have actually managed to keep a calendar filled with dates and it’s been sooo helpful!

favourites: music


I’ve been listening to a lot of new music lately that is a bit different to what is played on the radio. You can listen to my songs on the left! As you can see there is still Shawn Mendes on my favourites, and this is only a snapshot of my playlist. I still have many of his other songs on my playlist but I’m loving Strings at the moment. XO by Beyonce is a bit old but I rediscovered it again and I am loving it! If I were to recommend three songs you should listen to it would be:

  • Undress Rehearsal by Timeflies
  • Borderline (Vanic Remix) by Tove Styrke
  • Wild Things by Alessia Cara

favourite books this month

DSC_0236_Fotorhu9oiI’m so ashamed to say that I actually haven’t been reading much this month but I did read Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare, which took me longer than I intended but I did manage to finish it and I absolutely loved it! I linked the review but if you haven’t read this yet, you must because it is my favourite read of the month! I also read Emery Lord’s When We Collided which I really enjoyed! I’m part of the blog tour for this novel and I’ll have a review up soon! It was a great book and it kind of reminded me of the Museum of Intangible Things! I also just finished This Is Where The World Ends by Amy Zhang and it was a unique and fresh read that I needed. It was different to what I normally read and it had lots of John Green vibes! A review for this book will be up too! I’m reading Me Before You and I’m nearly done with it. I really liked Jojo Moyes’ discussion for the themes in this book, hopefully, I’ll love it as much as everyone else did by the end of it. Β I got lots of books this month but I want to make a video on it and so I won’t be putting a book haul in this month!

blogging life!

For my blog, I have been uploading quite a bit (except for this week hehe!) and hopefully, I can still continue to write more and more posts, especially since it’s the holidays. I think I’ll also start putting out some lifestyle posts too because I have lots of lifestyle post ideas swimming around in my head and who knows maybe it’ll become both a book and lifestyle blog by the end of the month, but I’m still working it out! I’ve been planning on starting a youtube channel for ages and I think I might film a video in the next few days and try it out! It’s just the whole filming, putting your face and voice out to the world, that freaks me out. I love talking and chatting, though and hopefully, it’ll turn out okay! For my channel, I think I’ll make it both lifestyle and book for sure. It may have a different name to my blog but who knows? I might not even follow through with the idea!

On my bookstagram over @hashtaglovebooks.alicia, I’ll be doing the #alyssaandaliciaapril2016 challenge! I’m hosting it with @alyssaisreading (I’ve linked her blog!) and I’m super excited! If you are looking for a good April challenge, you should totally join our challenge! We would both love to see your photos! Another exciting piece of news is, we’re nearlyΒ at 2K, which is unreal because I just started my account at the end of last month! I don’t know how I feel about my feed at the moment *sigh* but hopefully, it’ll get better!

 

 

april tbr:

DSC_0239_FotorThis month I am planning on reading tons of books because it’s the holidays! Here are five books I am determined to read this month: (Can we just take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the cover for Whisper To Me!)

  • Whisper To Me By Nick Lake
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E Schwan
  • November 9 by Colleen Hoover
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • 99 Days by Katie Cotugno

If you are following my book group- @thereadingrebels You would know that our April Book Of The Month is Pride and Prejudice by Jae Austen!

goals for next month and what’s to come for april:

Hopefully, April will be one amazing month. As I have mentioned before, I’m trying to get lots of books read and I also want to write lots for my blog. I really want to get my study habits down because I’m still learning new tricks every day but with major exams and assignments coming out soon I want to establish and cement some good study tips and time management skills before the tests begin. I’ve been wanting to do a lot more sport lately because sport and running are somethings that relaxes my racing mind. I tried boxing this month and I absolutely loved it. I think I might find a gym I can sign up to and try some more boxing classes or circuit training.

how about you guys? how has your month been? what are your goals for april? link your monthly wrap-up below i would love to see it!

 

29 thoughts on “March Obsessions and April Excitement!

  1. Sounds like you’ve been having a busy last couple of weeks, my holidays just ended as well so I’m really excited to use up all my time reading and blogging since I’ve finished all my school work!! I’m thinking of starting up a YouTube channel too, so if you do start one I can’t wait to see your first video!! xo Bella

  2. Hi Alicia! Yay for last week of school, and for reading a lot! Lady Midnight is huge, but I hear it’s amazing so no doubt on why it’s your favorite book this month. I’ve heard fantastic things about When We Collided and, though I can’t remember what it’s about, I want to read it because of the exceptional hype. I hope you enjoy Me Before You just as much as I (and so many others) did! I’ll admit that it does start out slow but the ending makes up for it. Also, congrats on the soaring IG account; your pictures are beautiful so I can see why you’re doing so well! Good luck with exams :).

    1. Aww thank you so much for the support! It means so much to me! I highly recommend When We Collided and Lady Midnight it’s amazing! I agree, Me Before You started out slow but it ended really well! I highly enjoyed it!

  3. ALESSIA CARA! I just found out about her this month and I’ve been so addicted to her whole album. Wild Things is definitely my favourite though! I’m in the middle of Me Before You but it’s been on hold for a while… just can’t get into it that much :/

    1. The same thing happened to me with Me Before You! I just finished it and I didn’t cry, which was bizarre because I normally cry in everything! I hope you enjoy it! I know! I’ve been loving Alessia Cara!

  4. Sounds like you’ve been very busy! Good luck starting the YouTube channel! I tried to start one last year, I made one video & never really continued. I just never really got into it. I know I could probably do it if I had the heart to continue, and I was all in, but I just don’t have the time for it. I can’t wait to read Lady Midnight, I still have yet to purchase it, I’m so behind in the book world. I’m trying to become more involved in the book blogging world. Good luck with all the schoolwork! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you! I had the same thing happen to me! I made a video but I didn’t really like it and it took me quite a while! So, I decided against it! Maybe in the future, I will. Lady Midnight is amazing!

  5. It sounds like you had a busy March, but that is good that you have a routine down! A break from school is always key I feel like you can get tons of reading done then. Good luck with your reading!

  6. My month has been pretty good, it has probably been my busiest month so far, but I have been reading lots! By the way, I loooove the song “Wild Things” by Alessia Cara!

  7. Awesome to hear that you’ll be keeping very busy πŸ˜‰ you sound like a conscientious hard worker which will all pay off when you get to uni! I’ll be joining the April blogging event A-Z and thought you might be interested too, seeing how you’re having your own book challenge!

    Event details are here: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com

    And so agree that YouTube video takes ages! Even voice recordings on Soundcloud, but it’s worth it.

    Happy holidays! =)

  8. Sounds like you’ve had a fairly eventful month! I live on a ranch and all the baby calves are starting to be born so things are getting busy! I have Whisper to Me to read for April as well and I’m so excited to read it! I also have November 9 to read at some point in this lifetime. I have only read one of Colleen Hoover’s books, but I loved it so much! I hope you enjoy Six of Crows! I thought I wouldn’t like it as much as I did because I’m not a big fan of lots of POVs, but I really liked it! It’s so interesting! Great post! Hope you have a lovely holiday! πŸ™‚

  9. Sounds like great plans for April. I think i shall join the instagram April challenge. Although I fear I will get stuck under a pile of textbooks and course work. Thanks for stopping by my blog and showing some love.

  10. Alessia Cara, Wild Things is so so good! Her whole album is so good! Can’t wait to see what you think of A Darker Shade of Magic, I’m reading A Gathering of Shadows now, and I like it even more than the first! Six of Crows is also on my TBR, but I’m on the waitlist for it at the library. I hadn’t heard of Whisper to Me, but the summary on Goodreads sounds like something I would pick up and that cover is beautiful, great picture!

  11. I played all your songs and I love them! Also, when I clicked play, it automatically played on my Spotify! I followed you btw =D I love Wild Things and Undress Rehearsal!

  12. March was very bad for me in terms of books but, April my holidays start and u plan to read many many many books in the two months of April and May because my school reopens in June and this year there’s gonna be so many changes my class, subjects that I take I am so stressed out about this!!

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