March 2016 in Review

Posted March 31, 2016 in Faith, Life, Reading / 10 Comments

March 2016 in Review

Things that Happened in March

  • EASTER! The Easter Vigil is one of my favorite Masses of ever! Seriously, it is gorgeous even if it does get a bit long at times.
  • My little sister was able to come home for two days for Easter. It was great to see her.
  • I finally finished my application for graduate school. Now the nail-biting begins…
  • Things have been absolutely crazy at school. It has been so hectic that one of my co-teachers made the comment she has spent more time in the principal’s office in the last two weeks than she did her entire career as a student. Things definitely need to slow down soon.
  • I haven’t been feeling great this month. This is probably due to the stress of work and the students sharing their fun diseases with everyone they come in contact with.
  • My favorite book of the month was The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi. It was utterly amazing and beautiful. I shared some of my favorite quotes from it with my sister and now she wants an Amar. 🙂
  • My favorite reread of the month was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J K Rowling. In fact, this was the only reread this month.

My Favorite Tweets of March

Books I Read in March

The Hidden TwinThe Cresswell PlotHarry Potter and the Goblet of FireThe Catholic Catalogue
THe Star-Touched QueenDelilahJuliet ImmortalThe Crown and the Arrow
The Name of God is MercyThe Bane ChroniclesNo One Dies in the Garden of SynRisuko


List of Books

Books I Reviewed in March

Wolf by WolfThe SirenA Tyranny of PetticoatsOne Ordinary Sunday
Sadako and the Thousand Paper CranesLost Lake HouseThe Hidden Twin
Anne of Green GablesRaeliaWild OrchidThe Reluctant Duchess

List of Books

Other March Posts

 Things I’m Looking Forward to in April

  • I suppose I should say “My Birthday” here but I don’t really want to. I rarely look forward to my birthday. For one thing, no one ever believes me on my birthday when I tell them it is my birthday. For another, I hate all the jokes that get played. I’m okay with jokes sometimes, but not on my birthday.
  • This isn’t necessarily something I’m looking forward to, but religious education classes end the second week of April.

Challenge Progress Update

Goodreads ChallengeHard-Core Rereading ChallengeRoyal ChallengeRetelling ChallengeBacklist Books Challenge
  • The Hidden Twin by Adi Rule
  • The Cresswell Plot by Eliza Wass
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J K Rowling
  • The Catholic Catalogue by Melissa Musick and Anna Keating
  • The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
  • Delilah by Angela Hunt
  • Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
  • The Crown and the Arrow by Renee Ahdieh (short story)
  • The Name of God is Mercy by Pope Francis
  • The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
  • No One Dies in the Garden of Syn by Michael Seidelman
  • Risuko by David Kudler
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J K Rowling

**completed in March**

  • The Hidden Twin by Adi Rule
  • The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
  • The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (Indian Mythology & Persephone)
  • Delilah by Angela Hunt (Biblical Retelling)
  • Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay (Romeo & Juliet)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J K Rowling (2000)
  • Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay (2011)
  • The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare (2014)

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10 responses to “March 2016 in Review

  1. Sorry I’m a day late, but I came by to wish you a happy birthday! Sorry that birthdays aren’t your favorite. I don’t get it, though – why wouldn’t people believe it’s your birthday? And why would people play tricks on you? Your friends and family confuse me! I hope it was much better than you expected!! 🙂

    • Thank you! My parents and my sister are pretty good about knowing what is acceptable on my birthday. It is everyone else who doesn’t. I ended up going to the city yesterday for book shopping and my birthday dinner at a restaurant I can actually eat at.
      I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

  2. That’s great you had a nice Easter and that your sister could visit! 🙂 I had a fairly lowkey Easter, but I got to read a lot so that was nice. haha Hope you have a nice April and good luck on your grad school application- I hope you get in!

    -Lauren

    • It is always nice to be able to spend time reading. 🙂
      My April has been a bit hectic and it is only the 6th! On a high point, I should hear from the grad school by the end of next week.
      Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great rest of the week!

  3. Alecia

    Sounds like you had an up and down month for March with the Easter celebrations and then feeling unwell which is no good 🙁 I hope you’ve made it into your grad school and have had a great birthday (if it’s already passed!). I love your reads for March and I can’t wait to get my hands on The Star Touched Queen!

    • I did get into grad school! I am a bit excited (and by a bit I mean a lot).
      My birthday was the beginning of April. It was an okay day…
      I hope you love The Star-Touched Queen when you read it. If you are interested, you can read my review here and I will be posting an excerpt on May 2nd.
      Thanks for visiting and I hope you have an absolutely wonderful last week of April!

      • Alecia

        Wow congrats on getting in and I’d too be a bit excited 😉 Well a late happy birthday! Can you believe April is nearly over? Where has 4 months gone?!? It’s crazy.
        Thanks for linking the review! Makes me even more excited to read and I also hope you have a great rest of the month!