Hello again honeybees! Long time no see, but I’ve been super touch and go on here for a year or so now and that joke is getting a bit old.
But this month was a super long month and I spent the majority of it writing, as well as getting back into really loving reading! The end of the month I struggled a bit through the first Lord of the Rings book (they’re so long and for what???) and didn’t end up reaching my reading goal of two books, but I got super close.
One For All by Lillie Lainoff
Read this book. If a gender bent Musketeers book with a disabled main character sounds at all interesting to you then please pick it up. It’s the best thing I’ve read all year. The writing was beautiful and I love positive female relationships so the whole “I finally found a group of sisters” thing just made me want to bawl my eyes out. Paris was such an enchanting setting to get lost in, especially under the pressure and conditions of the plot. Highly highly recommend and I’d definitely reread this as via audio.
I Didn’t Do The Thing Today: Letting Go of Productivity Guilt to Embrace the Hidden Value in Daily Life by Madeleine Dore
This was a good read, nothing super groundbreaking. Someone mentioned in a Goodreads review that the author quoted a lot from other sources, and I will admit that it did get a bit irritating at times. I listened to the audiobook and it kind of felt like reading a school paper at some points because everything felt regurgitated. Again, it was pretty basic info and if you’re an avid reader of self help, productivity, and lifestyle books, you won’t find a lot of new ideas. It was an entertaining listen and I recommend it if you’re looking for something in the aforementioned genres to read casually.
I don’t talk about my writing too much because I literally have no idea what I’m doing but I’m currently working on a New Adult sapphic romance set in college and involving disability in academia. This project is years in the making but I only got serious about it during NaNoWriMo of last year.
As of the end of March, I was editing the beginning chapters of the first draft because 30k words in I decided to change the POV (brb screaming). I will be participating in Camp NaNoWriMo and will post at least one update in April. If that interests you let me know! I’m going to post it anyway, but it’d be nice to know that at least one person is going to actually read it…
And that’s that for the month! I posted a reel on instagram that hit 10k views so that was fun. I’ve been super sick with new symptoms so I didn’t get as much done as I wanted to. I’m looking forward for April though, and I’ll have my month plans up soon!
How was your reading month? Did you do anything fun in March? Did you accomplish any goals?