I had spring break, and yet I read less books??? // March wrap-up (+I got cake)

I READ SO LITTLE BOOKS THIS MONTH (in comparison to last month)… and it wasn’t even cause of a slump? I just didn’t have time?

I was almost not going to do a wrap up this month because of that haha, and then realized that was stupid because reading any number of books is great, and I read some lovely books this month!!


Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills: THIS WAS SO CUTE AHH. I loved the focus of friendship alongside the sweet, slow romance ahhh it was adorable!!

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia: this book makes me enjoy dystopia again!! I am HERE for the f/f romance okay, I am utterly in LOVE with Dani, and the writing is so gorgeous I-

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir: THE POLITICAL INTRIGUE omg. I enjoy all the characters, but I don’t truly love all of them as much as I wish I did ahaha but I could NOT stop reading this book omg

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir: SHOOOK. Also so much political intrigue, again!! I LOVE IT. The scheming, the action, everything was just so fast-paced? With three narrators, there is never a dull moment!

This is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender: This was cute!! Queer POC, with a disabled (deaf) love interest! They were adorable!! Didn’t particularly love some of the characters’ actions (especially how the MC kept screwing up in the same way and was kind of a douche to the LI but was always forgiven?) but it was a good read overall! πŸ™‚

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake: I was holding off on posting this wrap up until I finished it today hahaha and I LOVED IT??!?! This is the book I NEEDED when I was younger, and honestly still needed now, this was so sweet and I connected with it in so many ways!!

  • I went to see our school’s musical production of Chicago, and it was so good??? All the singers were AMAZING, and the sets, the dancing and actors were all so impressive. And they’re literally only 17/18!! (and I’m out here being an untalented potato, but it’s fine) I had such a good time with my friends, too!
  • I had a week-long spring break during the week of the 11th! It was so nice to not have school, although I was (pleasantly) also super tired afterwards because my cousin from Boston came to visit and we went out EVERY SINGLE DAY πŸ˜‚ To malls, to sightsee, to EAT POUTINE AND BEAVERTAILS 😍
  • Poutine, in case you’ve never had it (CRY) is basically the best food ever; fries, with cheese curds and gravy and IT’S SOOOOO GOOD
  • Beavertails, are not *actually* beaver tails and are a type of thin, fried-dough like pastry typically with lots of cinnamon and sugar (but there are a variety of toppings you can choose instead!) (I have photos)
  • Y’all, if you ever come to Canada…………. πŸ‘€
  • I had so much poutine during that week, it’s not even funny πŸ˜‚ I think we tried 6 poutines, from different places? DON’T JUDGE ME.
  • We tried: KFC (the one in the photo), A&W, New York Fries, South St. Burger, Popeyes and Costco!
  • I think the winner was Costco and A&W, in terms of amount of food, the taste, and the price πŸ˜‚πŸ˜
  • We had Beavertails twice, the first time we split one Chocolate Hazelnut, and the second time when we went with my sister, we got two; Chocolate Hazelnut again and an Avalanche one which was I believe was cheesecake with caramel and chocolate chips? DELICIOUS.
  • I had a photo of the options for Beavertails but I don’t have it anymore! Some of the other ones were maple, peanut butter and chocolate, chocolate and banana, caramel apple?
  • Soooo all of that made it so I didn’t get any reading or blogging (or schoolwork) done, but I can’t say I regret it! πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ
  • I also turned 17 this month, on the 24th! (I shared some of my bookish birthday wishes if you wanted to check that out, I loved writing that post!)
  • My family and I went out for dinner on my actual birthday last Sunday, and then my friends and I are going out today to celebrate! (Since some of my friends were gone on the day of)
  • It’s basically chocolate cake with a thin cherry spread in the middle! BUT CHOCOLATE CAKE. 😍
  • I have such amazing friends ahhh they are so sweet ❀

Okay, so these were the goals from last month, and I…. um failed spectacularly.

  • Read 8-10 books! –> I read 6 πŸ˜… Which, not horrible all things considered!
  • Follow my blog schedule! –> I posted 3 times out of the 12 times I had planned, and 2 of them weren’t even the same posts I chose OOPS
  • Blog hop more often/more regularly! –> 😭 I hardly blog hopped!!
  • STOP PROCRASTINATING. –> Who did I think I was???

I’m going to try keeping these same goals, but idk how feasible that is anymore lmao. Fingers crossed!!

How did your month go? This month seemed to go so quickly in the middle (probably cause it was spring break for me lmao)??? SHOOK. This year is going by so fast all of a sudden omg.

Let me know what books you read and loved this month?! Is there anything special you did? What’s your favourite kind of cake? Let’s talk!

(Also, I found out I reached 100 followers!! THANK YOU SO MUCH AHHH!! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—)

31 thoughts on “I had spring break, and yet I read less books??? // March wrap-up (+I got cake)

  1. You read six books and that’s not a lot for you? πŸ˜‚ I am such a slow reader AHAHAHAA. All the food pics in this post 😍😍 and I relate so much to β€œwho do I think I am” when you mentioned your goal to stop procrastinating.

    Overall, March was okay for me. My summer break actually started in March because it’s summer here. I only got like, a few days of actual free time to relax and sleep because I pre wrote so many blog posts for a two month study tour I’m going to :-((. And my reading month was just okay, but i rated Sadie five stars! I hope April is better for you πŸ’•πŸ’•

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    • πŸ˜… I typically just get more reading done, 6 books is not bad though! Omg I ate so unhealthy this month πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ hahah right?? We’re kidding ourselves lmao.

      Ooh that’s so awesome! I’m so jealous haha. It’s supposed to be spring, but it’s still snowing here πŸ˜‚ Plus summer break!! But oh nooo I’m so sorry to hear you didn’t get much time to relax and sleep. πŸ˜­πŸ’ž Prewriting so many blog posts all at once takes so much time and effort, I admire you so much! I hope your study tour goes well. ❀️ Ooh Sadie was SO INCREDIBLE oh my gosh. Thank you! πŸ’— I hope you have a lovely April as well!

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  2. I’m so glad you liked We Set the Dark on Fire! I haven’t read a lot of dystopians in the last few years because the market was over-saturated with them for a long time, but lately I’m finding some that are really good and also feel new and original (…and are diverse, finally). We Set the Dark on Fire sounds like it’s that kind of dystopian and I hope to get to it soon.

    …and that cake looks so beautiful, wow. now I’m hungry.

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    • YES it’s so good!! πŸ’ž Ahh yes omg there were way too many of them at one point haha. Yes, finally we have more diverse ones out there! πŸ’ͺ I do hope you enjoy it once you get around to it ahh, you’ll have to let me know what you think!

      Omg it was so good. (MY MISSION IS COMPLETE πŸ˜‚)

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  3. So glad you’re enjoying the ember series!! I read the first book and can’t wait to read the rest of the series. Happy belated birthday !! Don’t feel bad for not accomplishing you’re goal hah. Were all human and congrats on 100 that’s amazing!!

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  4. You read so many good books this month! Foolish Hearts and an Ember in the Ashes series are fantastic, and so many people have said amazing things about We Set the Dark On Fire to the point where I MUST pick it up asap!! Your month in terms of life looks so fun omg, I’m lowkey jealous ngl, haha! I’m glad you enjoyed and treated yourself this month ❀ Also best of luck with all your goals, and happiest of reading 😊

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  5. I can’t wait to get to the rest of the AEITA series! I read the first one because I won an ARC of it but need to catch up 😦

    Also. Beavertails and poutine are like, the most Canadian foods, and I love them. I haven’t had a Beavertail for so long because the closest stores are in the tourist town about an hour away from us. I’m craving them now. Those pictures look so delicious.

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    • Ahh I can’t wait for you to read the rest of the series!! πŸ˜πŸ’ž You’ll have to let me know what you think ahh.

      Omg I KNOW RIGHT πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I was so Canadian this month haha. I know what you mean! This month was my first time getting Beavertails in like years, since they’re not that close to us. 😩 IT WAS INDEED DELICIOUS πŸ˜›β€οΈ I hope you get one someday soon!!

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  6. I am glad you liked the ember in the Ashes books– I have read the first two and have enjoyed them!! I want to get to the third. They are definitely fast-paced!!
    All the food looks delicious in this post!!
    Yes books make the best birthday gifts!! πŸ˜‚
    Yep I always procrastinate too!! It is basically my hobby πŸ˜‚ and time is going so fast!!!
    Well done on reaching 100 followers– that is amazing!! πŸ’•
    I hope you have a great April!! πŸ’› My March was alright thank you– I didn’t really do anything special though πŸ˜‚!!

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  7. AHHH WILL YOU SCREAM WITH ME ABOUT WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE AHHHH. Sorry I just loved this book so, so so much, it was so good and that ending was, well I screamed and I need to know what happens next. I adore these characters SO much aaaaaaaahhh. ❀
    This birthday cake looks amazing ahh, it's making me so, so hungry. I'm so happy you had a lovely birthday ❀ I hope that you will have a wonderful April! ❀ ❀

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    • I WILL, I’M SO GLAD YOU LOVED IT AHH!!! 😍😍 The ending had me so shook omg and also the leading characters?!!! YES I adore them so much and their relationship was so good omg.
      Thank you so much! ❀️ I can confirm that it was DELICIOUS. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ I hope you have a lovely April as well, thank you! πŸ’žπŸ’ž


  8. Happy birthday once again!! It sounds like you had a great month, despite less reading πŸ™‚ I’ve only had poutine once, during my trip to Toronto last year, but your raving about it makes me want to eat it again…. And that cake looks so delicious!! 😭😍
    I still haven’t read A Reaper at the Gates but I really need to! And I’m so glad to hear that you liked We Set the Dark on Fire!! So many amazing books!!!

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    • Thank you so much love! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’žπŸ’ž Omg YAY at least you had it once haha. YES it’s so good 😍😍 It really was!!
      Ahh I really hope you enjoy them both once you get around to them! πŸ’ž


  9. Is it bad to admit that I’ve… never had beavertails OR poutine? (I’m a failure at canadianing, I know πŸ˜‚) I don’t think beavertails are so much of a thing on the west coast? But they sound delicious 😭 (Poutine does not. I’m sorry but it is a DISGUSTING combination of foods.)

    Ahhhh Foolish Hearts is so fun, isn’t it??? I read it last year and I loved it so much it was so cute and fun! And I’m so glad to hear you liked We Set the Dark on Fire!! I NEED to read it!

    And Ivy Aberdeen just makes me so emotional 😭 I wish so badly that I’d had that book when I was younger, but I’m so so so glad that it exists now for other kids who might need it. (And like me. I needed it.)

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    • ,,,,,,,,IRIS HOW COULDβ€”
      I AM HORRIFIED. (Yes, yes you are πŸ˜‚πŸ˜©) I’m not sure if beavertails are popular there either haha but THEY’RE AMAZING. (,,,,,, DID YOU JUST,,,,,,, IT IS DELICIOUS STOP you need to try it first πŸ‘€πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚)

      It is!! I loved it!! Oh my gosh yes We Set the Dark on Fire is AMAZING, I loved the ship and writing so much 😍

      I know!! Yes!! I absolutely needed it then and I still needed it now and I’m so happy it exists 😭❀️❀️

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      • Okay but you can’t BLAME me on the beavertails front because they definitely aren’t sold locally. But no poutine sounds disgusting. In part because I don’t like gravy. Or fries. But also because it is a DISGUSTING combination.

        Ahhhh I NEED to read We Set the Dark of Fire!!

        And ugh it just makes me so emotional and happy and 😭

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        • FINE you’ll just have to come here to Ontario πŸ˜ŒπŸ˜‚
          You don’t like fries?!!!!!!!!!!????!!!! IRIS. There must be at least ONE KIND of fry that you like πŸ‘€πŸ˜‚ sjsjsh IT IS NOT.

          Yessss!! To both πŸ’žπŸ’ž

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          • Okay but now I just really want to try a beavertail..! WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO ME???
            Not at all, nope. I also don’t like mashed potatoes, potato chips, or any other form of potatoes. But also even if I did poutine would be disgusting.

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  10. Six books is still pretty impressive! I also read six books last month and I was super proud of myself, hahah. I can not wait to read A Reaper at the Gates, but it hasn’t been translated to Portuguese yet. Because I’ve read the first two books in Portuguese, I think it would be weird to shift to English halfway through the series, but if it takes much longer, I’ll probably have to do that. This series is amazing and it’s been hard staying away from spoilers for this long, hahah.
    Spring break sounded amazing! All of the foods looked very delicious, especially the beavertails. I love all things chocolate, so I’m sure I’d love this one as well.
    This April I’ll also have an entire week off of school and I’m looking forward to it A LOT. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get a lot of reading and writing done that week.
    Wishing you a great April! β˜€οΈ

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    • Thank you! πŸ’• Yes, for sure. πŸ™‚ That’s great! Ooh, it’s so cool you read the first two in Portuguese! I hope Reaper gets translated soon ahhh. Haha right?! It’s so good!
      It was lots of fun! Oh YES you would love beavertails! They’re so good. 😊
      Ahh that’s so awesome, I’m so happy for you! I hope you enjoy it and do things you love, you deserve it ❀️
      Thank you so much!

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