March Wrap Up & April TBR (2020)

MONTHLY wrap up

I think it goes without saying that March feels like a tipping point for our world, where things are quickly deteriorating and felt scary. It’s like one day I was working fine, and the next day everyone is not…

Wherever you guys are, I hope you all are safe and taking care of both your physical and mental health!

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  1. THE DEEP by Alma Katsu {eARC} // ✰✰✰
  2. CAPTIVATE by Carrie Jones // ✰
  3. THE UNSPOKEN NAME by A.K Larkwood 🌈 {eARC} // ✰
  4. RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuinston 🌈 // ✰✰✰
  5. LITTLE WHITE LIES by Jennifer Lynn Barnes // ✰✰✰✰.5
  6. THE WRONGFUL DEATH by Kenneth B. Andersen {eARC} // ✰✰✰✰

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Honestly? I don’t really know what I will be reading next month. I have some free time but I don’t have all my new, unread books (I left them all in my dorm). I think it’s the universe way of telling me to do the old series reread I keep telling myself about… So here are my /probable/ TBR for April

  1. I’m in the mood for YA mystery so I’m probably going to read WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart or DANGEROUS GIRLS by Abigail Haas
  2. THE ANGEL OF EVIL by Kenneth B. Andersen {eARC}
  3. HEIR TO THE UNDERWORLD by J.B. Dennis {eARC}
  4. EVERNIGHT series (1-5) by Claudia Gray

I really want to read The Infernal Devices, however I left my copy of Clockwork Angel at my dorm 😭 I miss this world too much though so I’ll probably jump directly to Clockwork Prince.

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March… was not a great month in many ways.

Of course we have to talk about COVID-19, which seem to suddenly exploded and getting worse in the world. Work from home, many shops, business, schools and universities are closed, including mine. My university was closed and my lab where I work on my thesis is also closed, so I’ve been spending my time home. Suddenly I have all this time to read, watch some shows on netflix, and also learning some skills I always want to learn (Spanish and stock markets are some of them).

Unfortunately, staying at home also have its negative side. With how fast the news are developing, the influx of updates also really affecting my mental health. Not bragging, but maybe because I’m reading coverage from both news for laymen and scientific community. The first weekend I was home, I couldn’t sleep at all until the morning, everything felt so uncertain and scary 😖 I decided to uninstall instagram and twitter from my phone and only open them from web, which helped a lot.

I’m doing so much better now, but the experience really taught me that keeping up can always be a not-so-good idea.

Oh also about the internet. I spend too many hours scrolling on social media, which made me angry because so many of my friends are complaining how bored they are at home.

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I know that not everyone cope well with staying inside, but complaining about them as if their social calendar is the most important? All they had to do was staying in the safety and comfort of their home, they don’t have to go out, overwork themselves and exposing themselves to the deadly virus like many healthcare workers. They don’t have to worry about their salaries being cut, or their business income being cut off and how to pay for their employees because well, they are not working. It’s really infuriating 🙃🙃🙃 And it’s really personal for me because the place I’m doing my thesis now is designated as one of the testing centers and therefore, my thesis is suspended for the time being and some people I know personally are on the front line of this event.

Enough of my rant, I hope this will pass soon and April will be a better month for all of us!

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tasya


19 thoughts on “March Wrap Up & April TBR (2020)

  1. Thank you so much for mentioning my post!

    Also, completely agree with you about how keeping up with everything can sometimes make things feel worse. Between all the scary news coming in 24/7 and being frustrated with how people are not taking this whole thing seriously on social media, I’ve definitely felt the need to unplug lately.

    Hope your month of April is a bit brighter! ❤

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  2. I hope you have a great reading month in April!
    I DNF’ed the unspoken name this month.. So I also wasn’t a fan haha!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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  3. This quarantine is really affecting my mental health too… I need to force myself to stop reading so much news to avoid freaking out rip, and I hATE being back home when I should be at college 😦 glad you’re having more time though for reading and learning Spanish 🙂

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  4. I totally agree about keeping up with the news. It can be so overwhelming. I had an unfortunate incident where my only pair of sneakers were destroyed so I needed new ones and I had a panic attack before we left the house today because of the news playing.

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  5. Hey, Tasya! I’m so sorry that March was a difficult month for your mental health, but I totally agree that this is a scary time for the world! I hope you are able to stay safe and healthy (both mentally and physically) in the upcoming month!!💛💛

    Also, thank you so much for linking to my post! 💛

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  6. I hope you are safe and healthy Tasya! March sure was …a month. It is really hard to avoid news updates all the time, and I can definitely relate to that affecting mental health. I’m sorry to hear it is hitting you hard – especially with the impact on your thesis.
    Oh dear – I have The Unspoken Name ready to read so seeing that one star rating is a bit concerning! Glad to see you at least enjoyed a couple books though.
    Dangerous Girls is one of my favourite YA mysteries, so I hope you get to that 🙂
    Thank you for including my post, too! ❤

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  7. Having someone that you know on the front line are definitely scary. Both of my parents’s works are unrelated with medicine and such, and yet I’m still scared for them since they can’t do the work from home thingy. Here’s hoping that April will be a better month! Anyway, I read Dangerous Girls a long time ago and I love the plot twist in it. Hope you enjoy your books 🙂

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  8. I hope you’re doing okay with everything going and I’m sorry to hear that everything has been put on hold for you 😞 I was fortunate enough to turn in my thesis right when things got worse in my country and it was one of the most stressful things ever. I really hope you and your friends are going to stay safe 💗 Also, thank you so much for mentioning my post! 🌸

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