Yoooo! Another month has passed which means another monthly recap post. To be honest, I was a little hesitating whether to post a recap for this month because there’s really nothing much to share anyway. My reading diary is so underwhelming and I haven’t been able to post a lot on the blog too. Haha. But oh well… In the end I decided to still post my recap as you can see.
I mentioned last month that I want to do more art YouTube videos, more specifically watercolor. But guess what?! I broke my camera. Lol. I’m still trying to figure out whether to use my phone for the mean time, but it’s also so hard to stay productive with the freaking inferno climate in the Philippines. While most of the world is enjoying spring season, summer is just starting here in the Philippines. In May, it’ll be worst…
It’s also so embarrassing how I only managed to finished one book in March. Haha! To be fair, March was extremely hectic for me. My dad had an operation and I spent almost one week going back and forth to the hospital, while also working. Life happens. Great news is my dad is all okay now.
Anyway, here’s a
life summary of my March:
- Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith
New on my shelf
- Spin The Dawn by Elizabeth Lim (ARC)
New on my e-Reader
- Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
- Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen (ARC)
- The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston (ARC)
- The Promised Neverland by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu
- July Found by Chance by Muryu (webtoon) – this webtoon is probably one of my current most favorites right now. It has a really interesting plot and really good art. It’s about a supporting character on a webtoon who became aware that she’s only a webtoon character and not a real person. She then started to interfere with the story.
- Wanting To Touch You by Xi Yu (webtoon) – this is a very wholesome and light webtoon in a high school setting. Xing Zi has a case wherein she hiccups when she’s in a near proximity of males. This is why she started avoiding them which gave the impression that she hates men. However, one day she bumped into a transfer student Lu Yi Tian but she didn’t hiccup. She started getting close to him.
- Everyone’s Getting Married by Izumi Miyazono – contrary on the other two recommendations, this one is on the mature side. The story discusses a much more mature situations about adulthood. The two main protagonists’ showed how to compromise given their different beliefs about wanting to get married and not wanting to. Even though Asuka is a successful career-woman, she wanted to settle down later and give up her career to be a housewife, while Ryu on the other side can’t find himself wanting to settle down even though he loves Asuka. The last translated volume was just released last March 5th! Can’t wait to read it. This also has a Japanese live-action which I’ve already binged watch last year.
On the blog
- INTL Blog Tour Sign-up for Stay A Little Longer by Dawn Lanuza is still open! While I posted this on April 1st, I thought I’d include here instead to get it more exposure.
Movies/TV series I’ve watched
- Us – this is so good!
- Romance Is A Bonus Book (TV Series) – I recommend this K-drama to book lovers! This K-drama had me in a state of emotional mess. It has a very simple plot, no unnecessary plot-twist that led to a dragging development. It is very heartwarming and pure. I binge watched this on Netflix on a whim. Probably the best K-drama I’ve watched in a while. Last time I gushed over a K-drama is when I watched Reply 1988. This is totally going to my “All-time Fave K-drama list”. Click the title name to read my full review and rating.
On my life as an artist
Okay! The reason why I called this post as #MagicalMarch is because I joined an art challenge on Instagram with this theme. I was rocking the first week of the challenge but I started to fall behind because of some personal matters. Haha. But since I still enjoyed the challenge, I think I’d use it as my recap title.
Nah, truth is I can’t think of any other witty title.
You can check my art account for more of my arts.
Tuning in Podcast
- Off The Pill: The concept of Off The Pill Podcast is basically Ryan Higa taking a break from his ADHD medication, and lets his mind run jumping from topic to topic in the span of an hour.
I think that’s about it. I’ll work better this April.
How’s your March? Share your monthly wrap-up on the comment section below.
Erika is a freelance content writer and illustrator from the Philippines. Aside from her love of arts and reading, she loves taking photos, coffee, cats, and fairies. She’s into fantasy, historical fiction, and contemporary, and anything young adult genres.