Heartbeat Monthly (3): March 2018

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 2 April, 2018 | 1 Comment



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March haul

Bought

  • Lying Cat Funko Pop (FINALLY!!)
  • Storiarts writing gloves
  • A Novel Companion book planner from Little Inklings
  • Illuminae phone case from Society6, designed by EvieBookish
  • An Ember in the Ashes pillowcase from Illumicrate, designed by Stella Bookish Art (BST group)
  • Game of Thrones seasons 1-7

Books

Candles

  • Omnis Vir Lupis layered candle from Novelly Yours
  • Kylo Ren & Gryffindor candles from Alchemy & Ink (LOVE)
  • Jukai Forest & Okami from the Melting Library (from BST group)
  • Canterbury Road Co wax melts (from BOGO sales) – Currently Reading (which I loved so much I went back and bought more), Toothless, Book Hangover, Second Breakfast, Blue, Queen of Eagles

Boxes

Bookmarks

  • Nerdy Grl Designs – Strange the Dreamer set, Daughter of Smoke and Bone set, HP treats set, Manon, Manon w/ Dorian
  • In the Reads woodmarks – The Pointy End & Shire map
  • Let the Past Die Kylo bookmark from Alchemy & Ink

Freebies

From the Obsidio signing

March Wrap Up

Books I read

  • Obsidio by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman – ★★★★★
  • Red Rising by Pierce Brown (reread) – ★★★★★
  • LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff – ★★★★★
  • Golden Son by Pierce Brown (reread) – ★★★★★
  • Morning Star by Pierce Brown (reread) – ★★★★★
  • Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi – ★★★½

Pages read: 2,838
Average rating: 4.75
Favorite book read in March: LIFEL1K3
Least favorite book read in March: Restore Me

Holy CRAP, I had a whopping FIVE 5-star reads in one month! That has NEVER happened! I’m so stingy with my ratings that it’s rare for me to have more than 1 or 2 a month, let alone 5!

Books I reviewed

Wow, I was so bad this month review wise :(

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What I’ve been up to this month

It has been SO busy!!! Dog grooming has been insanely busy lately for some reason – usually we don’t start getting busy until after Spring Break when it starts getting warm. I’ve had so many 5 pm days, which is downright AWFUL when you’re grooming. 9 hours of grooming feels like 13 hours at a regular job (I would know, I used to pull 13 hour shifts when I worked in the kennel). So when I get home I have zero energy to do anything. Plus I only have maybe 4-5 hours to do anything before I have to go to bed and start all over.

I’ve felt really overwhelmed this month for some reason. Between work being busy and having to do 3984923 things at home, my anxiety flared, which tends to inhibit my ability to do much of anything. Which caused me to fall farther behind and feel even more overwhelmed! You know how I was bragging a couple months ago about doing a phenomenal job at keeping up with all my hobbies? Well, yeah. I jinxed myself apparently because as you can see I’ve SUCKED at blogging. I’m still doing good at reading, but I haven’t done much else. I’ve been slipping on bookstagram really bad because like I said, I’ve been getting home late and haven’t had energy (or good natural light) to take photos. Sigh.

The candle shop is doing great, though! I’ve had a crazy amount of sales this week between sales and discontinuing items. I also have some exciting changes in the works!

March Bookstagram Highlights




Apparently I was obsessed with flat lays this month!

April TBR

  • Iron Gold by Pierce Brown (buddy read)
  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (#allsoulsreadathon)
  • ISAN by Mary Ting (for review)
  • Toil & Trouble anthology (for review)
  • Contagion by Erin Bowman (for review/buddy read)
  • It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

 

What’s in your mailbox, loverlies? Link me up!

Jessi (Geo)

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