March 2017 Wrap-Up

Since I don’t really do TBRs anymore but hauls or collection notices instead, I feel there is much less pressure on me and I like it! I read quite a bit this month and it made me so happy to be more inspired and motivated about books again. So, check it out:

  • The Wicked + The Divine: Vol. 1 (5 stars)
    Set my eyes on this and loved it right away!
  • The Wicked + The Divine: Vol. 2 (5 stars)
    Remained in love with the art!
  • The Wicked + The Divine: Vol. 3 (2 stars)
    Massive disappointment. It felt like such a filler or like a novella to the real story. I didn’t mind the different artwork for most of the issues, except for one. It was terrible, I didn’t even want to look at it.
  • The Wicked + The Divine: Vol. 4 (4 stars)
    Everything was good again.
  • We Are Okay by Nina LaCour (5 stars)
  • Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde (5 stars)
  • Vote Loki (2 stars)
    The artwork wasn’t my thing and as you may have noticed by now, that makes out a huge part of my enjoyment for a book.
  • Ms. Marvel: Vol. 4 (3 stars)
    The apocalyptic stuff was cool, but I didn’t much care for her team up with Parker.
  • Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner (4.5 stars)
    Read this with Cátia and Cristina.
  • A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab (5 stars)
    Review for this might come soon, I read this with Marie and Fadwa.

The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act  The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 2: Fandemonium  The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 3: Commercial Suicide  The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 4: Rising Action  We Are Okay  Queens of Geek  Vote Loki  Ms. Marvel, Vol. 4: Last Days  Goodbye Days  A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3)

Click on the titles to get redirected to the reviews and on the covers to get to the respective Goodreads pages! I am not reviewing all my books anymore, so if I haven’t posted a review on the blog, you can find a couple sentences below the title to hear my thoughts!

Big news, folks! This has been in the stages of planning for a while now, but since things have gotten more concrete now, I thought it was time to share them now. Some of you already now this, but I will be going to Canada for a couple of months starting May 16. For now I am thinking I will stay the entire 6 months you can get with a regular tourist visa, but it still kind of depends on what the immigration officer tells me when I arrive (keep your fingers crossed for me!!!). I am starting out with two weeks in Toronto, will visit a friend in Montreal and then go to Vancouver by train, stopping at every place I fancy. I’ve been longing for an adventure like this for such a long time now, but it never stops feeling weird when people tell me I am “brave” for making that life choice. I don’t feel brave at all, I feel like this is the only logical thing I could do at my current age with the direction I was going in. Anyway, if you know cool places pretty much anywhere in Canada (which includes everything from bookstores, clubs, bars, pubs, restaurants, parks, bakeries, sights and whatever else you can think of) please let me know!

Also, last month I talked about starting a camera acting class. It’s been such an enlightening experience so far. My anxiety is really getting to me each week, making me feel nauseous like heck, but I get through it and I learn something new every time. Our acting coach is amazing and kind, always putting the feedback in a constructive way. Watching myself is still uncomfortable but to my utmost surprise, I don’t mind the camera that much while we are shooting our scenes. I am not saying that I am a good actress (although I was told that I am improving and I think I had a grin on my face for the rest of the week), that’s for other people to decide, but it’s fun and that’s really all I wanted from this experience.

Last but not least, I “only” wrote one new chapter for Arcadia, but I refuse to see that as a failure, because at least I wrote something. Also, it’s a really long chapter with a flashback? So, yay? Either way, let me know what you think about it! As always, you can read the whole thing here.

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