March Wrap Up 2020

March definitely made itself know. As far as the months go, March was all about shaking things up. What started out as just another month, ended in a total upheaval of our way of life. Yes, we’re talking about the elephant in the room, you can’t ignore the impact Covid19 has had on everyday life and now we’re left to establish a new normal. All that’s left to say is stay safe.

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So, what have we been getting up to? Well, as far as March goals, we got it done. Yes, Muse of Nightmares has been read and conquered. Watch this space for the review, but it’s safe to say that Laini Taylor is a force to be reckoned with and Lazlo Strange is the biggest darling in fantasy. The dilemma, what to read next.Β 

This girl fell down the hole that is the Nintendo Switch Lite. Now, I am a rusty gamer with Spyro the Dragon and Crash Bandicoot being the childhood areas of expertise, but I’d been itching to get back into games and thought, why not? So far, there has been no Animal Crossing yet. Instead, we’re talking Undertale, an addictive game with old school vibes, quirky and lovable characters, and an epic concept. It’s a game where every decision has an impact on the end and it’s up to you if you choose to go down the pacifist route or full genocide. Safe to say, I’m hooked.

Things on the blog have been pretty productive. The best scenes in Lord of the Rings feature has been completed and looking back on the month, TV posts dominated the blog in March, with the last post on the Dark Side of the Ring being a last-minute, but incredibly moving watch, followed by a post I was proud to have produced in such a short amount of time. Here is what I got up to.

TV & Film

Top Ten Tuesday

Waiting on Wednesday

Favourite Posts in March

In celebration of reaching 2,500 followers, Kat @ Life and Other Disasters spotlights the books, TV shows, and films she’s often associated with.

Jenna @ Bookmark Your Thoughts shares 8 books on women empowerment.

Nyx @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books spotlights the little things that annoy her about books.

Sophie @ Me and Ink looks into the ideas surrounding a perfect female character.

Krysta @ Pages Unbound shares how she avoids shopping on amazon.

The Orangutan Librarian explains how “you read too much YA” is not an insult.

Sofi @ A Book a Thought wonders if rating systems are really important?

Lashaan @ Bookidote shares some brilliant tips on how to get others to read.

Trang @ Bookidote provides this handy guide to the Coronavirus.

April Plans

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No definitive plans, besides staying safe. With the world almost stuck in limbo, now is the perfect opportunity to catch up on little jobs that have been put on the backburn for years, or just have a dance party. There might be an uptake of posts on the blog, with a better attempt at blog-hopping, and I’m half debating changing my theme, but I’m still undecided. I’ll also be celebrating my birthday at the end of the month, so there’s that to get excited about.

Stay safe everyone.

What did you get up to in March?
What was your highlight of the month?
Any plans for April?

29 thoughts on “March Wrap Up 2020

  1. March just like many was a bit of a dud and trying to find a normal life in something abnormal. I did my best to stay positive, the beginning had started off strong as I continued to work quite often and trying to get a job; which I did but of course I got it right before we had to close because of Covid-19. Then after that I tried my best to stay productive but some days were definitely better than others; the highlight of the month for me was starting to work out again. As for April I’m hoping to continue to stay productive and not let the anxious feelings I have get the best of me.

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    1. March was such a weird month. It almost feels like an age since we had a “normal day.” I think finding some way to be productive will be the best way to wait this out. There’s plenty of jobs and projects to get done in the mean time haha. Hopefully, April will be a smooth sailing month for us all. Stay safe. ❀

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    1. I was almost tempted to just get the switch, but since I was the only one playing I couldn’t justify it, but for a family I can see it being handy in the long run and everyone can get involved. πŸ˜€

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  2. Undertale sounds so cool! I love those decision based games, where everything has an impact on later situation and endings vary. I find them super interesting and probably one of the reasons I watched so many play-throughs of games like Detroit Become Human (not that I actually own any gaming consoles or get to play anything myself … except for the occasional Sims I suppose).
    I kind of just hope that April is kinder to everyone. I’ve seen a lot of people get to the boundaries of their patience and it’s a strain on everyone. Things are different for sure and I think they’ll remain different for a while.

    Thanks so much for featuring my post, Lois! You always have my back ❀

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    1. I never thought I’d say this about a game, but it almost had me welling up. The way they’ve crafted the story is brilliant. The trippy thing is though is even when starting a new game, it remembers what you did last time and still has a knock-on effect on your current game. It’s insane.

      Join me on the switch-lite dark side. You won’t regret it. πŸ˜‰

      I’m hoping April will see everyone adapting to this “new normal” and follow the guidelines and make this as smooth sailing as possible. It’ll take a lot of patience and I can definitely understand the stress of it all, but we’ve just got to keep positive and stay safe.

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  3. Haha I have seen lots with the Nintendo switch, prodomiently animal crossing (which has been taking me back to my ds days as I loved animal crossing then πŸ˜‚) I hadn’t heard of Undertale but it sounds really cool!!!
    I’m glad you enjoyed Muse of Nightmares, I really NEED to read that series.
    Life has been strange this past month and everything is stuck in limbo. But I hope you continue to stay safe and are well 😊
    Thank you so much for sharing my post, it means the world πŸ’› Have a great April!!

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    1. Undertale has one of the best story concepts I’ve ever encountered. It actually hit me in the feels and I love how your choices in the game come to define the outcome. It makes it feel a lot more personal.

      Muse of Nightmares was so good. I wasn’t expecting it to follow the path it did, but it was so well executed.

      I’m just going to treat this as a “new normal.” We’re definitely in this state of limbo, but I’m using it as a chance to catch up on little jobs.

      Have a lovely April. Stay safe. ❀

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  4. Hope you’re doing well, Lois, and that you and your loved ones stay safe! Wishing you a good month in April!

    I’m not up to much – just staying home, and making a dent in my TBR hopefully. I’ve recruited a friend of mine to buddy-watch things with me, and we’re steadily making our way through her favorite anime and my favorite shows. It’s been fun. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you. I hope all is well with you and that everyone’s safe.

      I was hoping I’d have been more productive on the reading end, but I find that little jobs have kept me occupied. Buddy-watching is such a good idea. What are you guys watching?

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  5. I appreciate the shoutout, Lois! Love that you got your hands on a Switch Lite! I’m debating on it too, especially for Pokemon, since a lot of my friends have always fallen prey to it and can’t stop talking about it. πŸ˜› Spyro was such a classic that was part of my childhood too, back on the Playstation 1! Hope you make the most of it though. πŸ˜‰ Also wishing you an early Happy Birthday! Stay safe and awesome as always! πŸ˜‰

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    1. Join me on this switch bandwagon. You won’t regret it. πŸ˜‰ I actually completely forgot about Pokemon. I need to get back into that one!! Spyro will always be a timeless classic. I adore that game. Thank you for the early birthday wishes. Stay safe. ❀

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  6. wow, i am shocked to hear you have a nintendo switch but is not playing animal crossing. that’s pretty much everything i’ve seen on social media these days! i am not a videogame girl, so i tend to just stick with my regular gardenscapes, hahah.
    i hope you have an amazing birthday, despise everything that’s going on. hopefully, everything will be more or less sorted out by then and you’ll be able to have a proper celebration?
    i know that the past few weeks have been incredibly unpredictable and definitely not the most productive one. i’ve been ignoring pretty much all my online classes and my sleeping schedule couldn’t be more messed up. YAY!
    wishing you a lovely april! πŸ’ž

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    1. haha I know, the inner rebel in me refuses, but I might be tempted into it.

      Thank you so much. I’m just hoping the weather holds out so I can get the BBQ out again haha.

      It’s so hard to be motivated, especially if you find yourself working from home.

      I hope you’re having a wonderful April. πŸ˜€

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  7. Thank you so much for the shout out, darlin’! I want a switch to play Animal Crossing ha-ha! Maybe one day … I can’t buy that when I just spent a bunch on Sims 4 lmao! I hope you are doing well with all the craziness … it’s definitely been surreal … not gonna lie. Happy early birthday! I celebrated mine end of March ISOLATION STYLE — a.k.a worked from home, ate French Toast, watched movies, went to bed lol! Here’s to HOPEFULLY a better April!

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    1. Anytime. The inner rebel is refusing to get Animal Crossing, but I’m still always tempted. Just glad that the weather has been glorious so I’ve been in the garden most days. Thank you. Happy belated birthday, your isolation celebration sounds perfect tbh. Hope April is being kind to you so far. πŸ˜€

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