February Recap // A successful reading month, actual (!) update on my WRITING, first ever physical ARC and RESTORE ME RELEASE!!!

Do you ever get that wholesome feeling after finishing a Wrap Up post when you realise how successful your month has been?

Because that’s how I’m feeling right now.

I feel so at ease because not only did I manage to read amazing books this month, but I also took care of my mental health and did a lot of things I enjoy but have neglected over the last few months (eg. WRITING!!!) and it feels so GOOD.

And as you can tell by the title of this post, I have some very exciting things to share with you guys!!!! Ahhh!!!

Thanks for being awesome @ February.

Reading

GUYS. I’ve had such a fantastic reading month and it makes me so freaking happy!!! I’ve read 11 books in total and I’ve also had SO MANY 4 STAR READS!!!!!

I can already tell that February will be one of my best (if not THE BEST) reading months I’ll have in 2018. February really was a blessing and reading so many good books definitely helped a lot with my mental health!

ALSO!!! I actually wrote reviews for ALL of these books?? what?? me?? writing reviews????

*links lead to my Goodreads reviews

   

   

  

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FAVOURITE BOOK(s) OF THE MONTH

Definitely The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before!!! It’s kinda weird how the two books that have been on my TBR for the longest time (literally since 2014) were my favourites!

I’m not quite sure if I’d consider them ALL TIME FAVS but I’m definitely excited to continue both trilogies (so pls don’t let me down)

2018 GOALS PROGRESS

Can you believe February was THAT good of a month that I already managed to achieve/get closer to reaching some of my 2018 goals??? Whew, I keep surprising myself.

Some of the things I managed to do so far are:

  • read 4/10 books that have been on my Goodreads TBR the longest
  • start 3/5 new series
  • read 4/5 of the Percy Jackson series
  • GET A PHYSICAL ARC BY REQUESTING!!!!!!!!!!! (but more on that later)
  • write my Goodreads reviews,, I WROTE 8 THIS MONTH :O

Writing

I’ve ACTUALLY been doing some writing prep this month!!! …she says as she abandons her outline once again.

SFJGJDGJ ME PRETENDING TO BE DOING WRITING PREP WHEN SOMEONE ASKS ME ABOUT MY WIP

Okay listen,, I’ve done A LOT LESS prep and outlining than I had planned for February b u t I’ve actually started concerning myself with my characters???

I finally touched my dusty writing journal for the first time since NaNoWriMo ended, and I created some okay… ONE character profile. Wow, I’m an embarrassment and insulting all the writers out there who do real work dfhjggj I’M SO SORRY.

I guess since I haven’t done much else I’ll share a little about that character???? yes??

SO… his name is very likely going to be Isaac.

At least.. I think so?? IDK MAN WHY ARE NAMES SO HARD.

I actually got inspired by Will Grayson, Will Grayson because they kept talking about this Isaac dude and I LOVED HOW IT WAS PRONOUNCED and I realised it was such a pretty name?? I’m in love with it???

I’ve wanted to change the spelling and make it Izaac/Izaak?? Because it would fit my setting bc it’s set in a country inspired by Poland and that’s how they would spell it BUT IT DOESN’T LOOK AS PRETTY AS ISAAC SO I DON’T KNOW YET.

Anyway, what I know about Isaac so far is that:

  • he’s the protagonist’s brother and he’s VERY protective of her (it can get quite overbearing and annoying)
  • he’s very smart + he likes hard facts
  • he makes decisions based on PROOF aka he’s incredibly rational so it’s vvv hard for him to be spontaneous and stuff
  • he’s always over-thinking and analysing EVERYTHING
  • he can come across as quite pretentious bc he’s such a smartass (imagine Sheldon Cooper) but really he’s just misunderstood 😦
  • my smol baby
  • he learned to put up this front due to a trauma that happened in his past (i’m still figuring this out but it’s something to do with his dad/family)
  • but yeah he learns to open up throughout the course of the story
  • oh and he’s GAY but he doesn’t know it (yet) dgjdg
  • and possibly demi

Blogging

I’ve been getting A Lot of blog views via search terms in the past couple of months and usually it just says Unknown Search Terms (which I HATE bc I’m nosy and I wanna know what people search for when they’re directed to my blog!!!)

But!!! Ahh!!! This month I’ve actually got 3 (!!!) wow what a large number conclusive search terms and I thought I’d be a ~good helpful blogger~ and answer them.

Sound good?

“everything everything yoon ending meaning”

Hmmmmm. Good question.

May I be honest with you? The ending of Everything Everything SUCKS.

Spoiler alert: The protagonist’s life-threatening illness is magically cured at the end of the book and that spreads the message that you can only live a happy wholesome life when you don’t have an illness and the whole thing is quite ableist so…

Do you need to google the meaning? Or even read the book? Would I recommend?

“how to do pingbacks”

WELL, THANK YOU FOR ASKING.

It is my PLEASURE to direct you to my most popular blog post where I talk about the in’s & out’s, the what’s and where’s and how to’s of pingbacks in very much detail!!!

“nadwa said goodreads”

Who are you and how do you know Nadwa. And what do you mean she SAID Goodreads??? PLS EXPLAIN???

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LOVELY CONTENT BY MY FELLOW BLOGGERS

Fangirling

RESTORE ME COMES OUT TODAY!!!!!!!!!!

I’m literally about to DIE of a stroke or a heart attack or WHATEVER.*

*hello this is Jackie from the past who is currently writing this post,, right now Restore Me is 7 days away BUT I’M STILL FREAKING OUT

I honestly DO NOT KNOW how I’m going to cope once I have the actual book in my hands like this is pretty much what I’ve been waiting for my whole life.

I’ve always said I needed ~something~ after the end of Ignite Me and I was thinking of an epilogue or a little novella that showed us the life of Juliette and Warner in the future—them getting married, having kids, getting 3 dogs, living their BEST life.

BUT HOOOOO BOI THIS IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN I COULD HAVE EVER DREAMED IT.

Tahereh Mafi RETURNS

Literally seeing this headline on 26 April last year was the day my soul left my body and peacefully went to heaven to sip on Mojitos and hang out with the angels because all my dreams came true.

No one NO ONE NO ONE understands how much these books and characters mean to me. They got me through some of the darkest moments in my life and pulled me out of a very bad mental state so this means EVERYTHING to me.

Like to get an entire new trilogy????????? truly a gift sent from God i’m so grateful we’re so blessed what did I do to deserve this 20gayteen is coming thru in so many ways ohmygosdhjfgf i love you Tahereh Mafi.

Jackie from the future probably hasn’t stopped reading Restore Me since the clock struck midnight and she’s most likely sobbing right now. Maybe even rereading it already.

(I’ll most likely vlog this experience for myself because I’ll be very emo.. and mAyBe (A BIG MAYBE) upload it??? Idk man.)

IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN READING RESTORE ME AND FINDING OUT HOW JULIETTE’S STORY CONTINUES, I GOTCHA!

Preorder links: Goodreads (not a preorder link but ADD IT TO YOUR TBR) / Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE / Book Depository / Wordery / Barnes & Noble (signed special edition including a scene from Kenji’s POV!!! BTW WHO WANTS TO GET ME THIS EDITION DJFGDKFG I NEED IT) / Waterstones / Harper Collins / Booktopia AUS / Kobo / Thalia / iBooks / Indigo CAN / Books-A-Million / Indiebound

PS. none of these are affiliate links I JUST REALLY WANT Y’ALL TO BUY THE DAMN BOOK THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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MY FIRST EVER PHYSICAL ARC!!!!!!

AHFJSHFJDGADKJNSHJSHBGSJ I AM TRULY LIVING MY BEST LIFE. COMING OUT ON THE FIRST DAY OF 20GAYTEEN WAS THE BEST DECISION I COULD HAVE MADE BECAUSE I’VE BEEN RECEIVING ONE BLESSING AFTER THE OTHER.

And this time it’s a physical ARC of one of my MOST ANTICIPATED RELASES OF THE YEAR by one of my ALL TIME FAVOURITE AUTHORS *faints*

LOOK AT THIS BEAUTY. It’s I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman!!!

I can’t express how thankful I am to HARPER COLLINS (what the hell they’re such a big publisher and they sent ME a book?? me?? smol tiny Jackie?? an international blogger???) for sending me this book. I am forever in your debt ❤

I mean I have received books from publishers before, but it’s never been me SPECIFICALLY asking for a book via email and getting approved.

SO THIS IS A BIG DEAL.

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YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Okay so there’s only two videos I want to briefly mention here.

#1 is InsaneReaders’ Zenith review WHICH IS THE FUNNIEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN. I LOVE CALEB PLS TAKE YOUR TIME TO WATCH ALL OF IT, YOU WON’T REGRET IT

#2 is a song from Dear Evan Hansen that was CUT from the musical!!!

IT MAKES ME SO SAD BECAUSE IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL. It’s called In The Bedroom Down The Hall and it’s sung by Pasek&Paul aka the greatest muscial geniuses ever and honestly I cried the first five times I listened to it dfjhgjg

start at 2:47 if you don’t wanna listen to the whole thing

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OTHER COOL THINGS

  • I got the new special anniversary edition Tangled DVD and it SPARKLES AND IT’S RAINBOWY AND I’M IN LOVE WITH IT
  • I won one of Becky Albertalli’s Instagram giveaways!!!!!!! ❤
  • my GR status update about I Was Born For This reached 300+ likes i’m crying is this what it feels like to be famous
  • Lani Sarem aka the woman who bought her way onto the NYT Bestseller list liked said status update dfjhgj I’M YELLING

GR status update

  • thanks Elise for bringing that to my attention ily
  • i’ve truly made it now lmao

My Life

  • I got my wisdom teeth removed!!! And it went a lot better than I expected it to. I still remember my sister’s face was swollen for two weeks and she could barely eat so I was scared of getting mine removed…
  • but I only had a little swelling and I could already eat after a day! I also had no pain AT ALL which surprised me the most because I was prescribed all this pain medication and I ended up taking none of it lmao.
  • I had exceptionally great mental health days!!! Another thing that I’m so happy about. I think reading all these books was the main thing that helped me get my mental health back on track.
  • SO DON’T EVER TELL ME BOOKS ARE BORING OR DON’T MEAN ANYTHING.
  • No more uni until April. I’M FINALLY FREEEEEEE. Except for my exam at the end of the month lol.
  • I also managed to cook an omelette for the very first time without turning it into scrambled eggs AND I learned how to do dutch braids on myself!!!!

Looking Back

READING

  • read 6 books ✔✔✔ WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT I ACTUALLY READ TWICE THAT AMOUNT, WHO’S PROUD (i am)
  • write 3 reviews ✔ wowowowOWOW guys i actually wrote one for EVERY book I read this month??? who is this new me i’m kinda liking her

WRITING

  • outline my #princestory (FORREAL NOW) ✔ i mean,, at least i did SOMETHING for my WIP but definitely no outline lmao

LIFE

  • get a job ✖✖ this will DEF happen in March tho!!!
  • finish all my study notes ✖✖ lol no but i’m working on it right now
  • practise my Norwegian skills ✖✖ i realised i wouldn’t have time to work on that this or next month and i’ll just have to catch up in April
  • PROCRASTINATE LESS AND DON’T LET THINGS PILE UP!!!!!! ✔ ✖ well i did A LOT of procrastinating but i also managed to pull myself together and avoid big piles of things i still had to do??

Goals Plans

READING

  • READ RESTORE ME BITCHEEES: Oh my GOD, I don’t think you guys understand how EXCITED I am fdhjdg I wish I could express my feelings with words.
  • Just know that I’m running around my house with the biggest grin on my face because I GET TO READ NEW SHATTER ME CONTENT AFTER 4 YEARS AND IT FEELS SURREAL
  • this post goes up on the DAY that Restore Me comes out so I’m probably in the middle of my first read or already on my reread dgfjdgj
  • I’ll probably read no other books this month JUST SAYIN’
  • read 3 ARCS: I have A TON of Netgalley ARCs to catch up on and most of them are coming out this month and it’s a STRUGGLE so I’ll try to get to at least 3 ARCs?? Or I’ll just read Restore Me over and over again JFdkgDJG

WRITING

  • create/finish character profiles for my 4 main characters: since I already got most of Isaac’s personality down, I just have to create 3 more!!! pray for me that I’ll actually do something writing-related this month
  • write a rough outline in preparation for Camp NaNo: I CAN’T work without an outline but I also don’t want to be too strict so I just want one or two pages of structure?? maybe??

LIFE

  • BAKE AGAIN: after reading To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, I was SO INSPIRED to bake again. Lara Jean and her family are AWESOME and I wanna try all the recipes they mentioned!!! EXCITE
  • ACE MY EXAM: I’m writing my exam at the end of March and it’s about US history (mostly from the Native American/Indigenous perspective) which is cool BUT IT’S SO MUCH TO LEARN AND MY BRAIN IS EXPLODING
  • there’s one more point but I’m not even gonna say it because I’ll just jinx it so… yeah

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Ahhhh, this is such a long Recap. Do you guys even want to know how many words it is???

2,700.

Sorry not sorry, I’ve had a fabulous month so why shouldn’t I share that awesomeness with you guys??? MARCH HERE I COME.

Also, have you submitted questions for my 1-year blog anniversary Q&A yet??? If not, YOU SHOULD.

(hi this is jackie from the present speaking, i won’t have a post up on Friday because I procrastinated it and i will literally spend the next week in hibernation reading Restore Me over and over again so see you next Tuesday!)


How many books did you read in February? Have you received and/or read any ARCs that were exceptionally good? Do you struggle as much as me when it comes to outlining/plotting your WIP? HAVE YOU STARTED READING RESTORE ME YET? What are your goals for March—any books you plan to read, Camp NaNo preparation, life stuff??? Let’s chat in the comments! (and don’t forget to submit questions pleaseeeee <3)

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57 thoughts on “February Recap // A successful reading month, actual (!) update on my WRITING, first ever physical ARC and RESTORE ME RELEASE!!!

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! It’s so, so exciting to get a physical ARC and I know especially so since you’re international… I was so excited to see you get a book that is so important to you ❤ And YAY to doing some work on your character… something is way better than nothing and sometimes its slow going… but we persevere… You can do it Jackie!! And its so exciting all the books you read… and its so funny they were backlist books you loved so much! ❤

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  2. THIS IS SUCH A GOOD, DETAILED WRAP UP I LOVE IT. I don’t even know where to start.

    Okay

    1: I’m glad you liked ATEOTU. Shaun David Hutchinson is one of my favourite authors his books are so good. Read We are the Ants it’s my favourite of his aaah such a good book

    2: I really need to read Batman because I love Marie Lu so much. I’m glad you liked it. I’ve heard mixed things which is sad because I love Marie Lu so much.

    3: IM RIGHT HERE FANGIRLING ABOUT I WAS BORN FOR THIS ARC AAAH I CANNOT WAIT TO GET MINE. ALSO, I AGREE CALEB’S REVIEW WAS HILARIOUS

    also lani sarem liking your comment omfg im actually dying jdfhhgjk AMAZING

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH ahhh I always feel like they’re too long but I HAVE SO MUCH TO SAY

      omg I’ve been wanting to read We Are The Ants for SO LONG, i’ll check if there’s an audiobook because they help me to read faster!!

      same Marie Lu is one of my all time favs and I really liked Batman but I feel like it didn’t live up to other books I’ve read by her! AND AHHHH I THINK I’LL START READING IWBFT TOMORROW BC I’M SO EXCITED and Caleb gives me LIFE.

      pls I didn’t even realise she liked it until Elise told me sjfhdgj I even had to google who she was bc her name didn’t ring a bell

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  3. I’m so happy that you had an amazing month Jackie! ❤ Congrats on having so many good days and getting physical ARC, that sounds very exciting especially as an international blogger myself 😀 I'm also so happy that you enjoyed PJO so much, the 5th book is the best book in the Percy Jackson series (HOO included) in my opinion, I'm so excited for you to read it! I hope you'll have an even more better March! ❤

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  4. Congratulations on having such an amazing month and getting your first ever physical arc!! So exciting 😀 HAHAHA it only took you a month to read 4/5 of the PJ series and I still have the last book to read and I’ve been working on it for years #help. I hope your exam goes well ❤

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  5. Congratulations on getting your first physical ARC! Glad you’re enjoying the PJO series, are you planning on continuing with the Heroes of Olympus series? I’m seriously considering rereading the PJO series on audiobook, I used to devour Rick Riordan’s works.

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      1. I have only read the Heroes of Olympus after PJO, I just love the universe so much. But I’ve heard good things about the Kane Chronicles series as well.

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  6. QUESTION IS, when are you reading the rest of the mara dyer series, I want you to tell me EVERYTHING once you read it and share and fangirl with me and AHHHHHHHHHH. I’m so happy you loved the first book, I feel like this is such an… well, it’s not really that popular around the blogosphere so I’m glad you’re reading it haha 🙂
    YAY for working on your writing and your characters, that Isaac sounds so cool and great and I can’t wait for you to write the story with him in it so I can read it.
    I WAS BORN FOR THIS OH MY GOD I AM CRYING. I’m so, so, so happy for you! I love Alice Oseman’s books so much and can’t wait to read htat one, I hope you will love it! 😀
    I hope you’re having a great march, Jackie! ❤ ❤

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    1. Hmmmm, VERY good question actually! The first book was up as a free read for a while so I read it there but I don’t really know where to get the rest of the series! I might buy the ebooks or try the audiobooks! I’ll tell you all about my Mara Dyer feels though, don’t you worry ❤ and it's weird that it isn't more popular because I REALLY enjoyed it!!!

      YAYYYY thank you so much for your kind words ahh I still get so insecure and nervous when sharing ANYTHING abuot my writing so this means a lot ❤

      OMG I KNOW RIGHT I'M STILL CRYING BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH AND I HOPE YOU'LL GET TO READ IT SOON AND LOVE IT.

      Thanks Marie, I hope your March will be just as awesome ❤

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      1. OH I hope you’ll be able to get the rest of the series soon!! To be honest I’m a bit nervous, because there were lots of conflicted reviews about the last book in the series, even if I, personally, loved it. I CAN’T wait anyway to see what you think of it all, whenever you can get to it!! ❤ ❤

        You're so welcome, I really think you are doing AMAZING with your writing and I am SO proud of you ❤ ❤ ❤

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      2. Oh yeah! I remember seeing a lot of mixed reviews and people claiming that the series is going downhill. I have to admit, it made me apprehensive at first but I just love Mara Dyer too much and I’m excited to see where her story goes! And I’m usually not as critical as everyone else on Goodreads seems to be so I’m sure I’ll like it! 💖

        Awwww you’re the BEST Marie ❤️

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  7. OMG!! Congrats on your ARC! And all the awesome books you read! And your writing! And for non-hurting wisdom teeth removal! And on EVERYTHING! Seriously, I’m so jealous of your February haha, mine was such a mess and went by way too quickly -sobs- Are you outlining because of camp NaNoWriMo? I wanted to join in April but…hahahaNO. Not going to happen. Sigh, maybe July!

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    1. Thank you SO much ahhh you’re too sweet ❤ Yes, I really want to go into Camp NaNo with an outline because last NaNo went terribly and I want to be more prepared this time! Aww that sucks but it's really cool that they're doing another Camp NaNo so soon after the first one! Good luck 🙂

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  8. I’m glad you had such an amazing February and managed to spend time on your mental health.
    Congratulations on reading 11 books. The ending of Everything Everything does suck it was really disappointing because I had been enjoying the book up until then.
    Congratulations on receiving your first physical ARC I hope its amazing and meets all your expectations 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  9. Great wrap-up Jackie! February brought you lots of goodies! But I think the release of Restore Me in March is the the best gift you’re gonna get so I hope you ADORE it! Congrats on getting your first physical ARC too, it truly is an accomplishment and I think lots more publishers should know about smol tiny fabulous Jackie! I hope you have a great March!

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  10. First off, CONGRATULATIONS ON THAT AMAZING READING MONTH!!! You really went all out and i am so happy to hear that reading so many fantastic books helped in having more good mental health days!

    I read the Lara Jean trilogy last summer and I thought they stayed at a consistently good pace and I actually ended up enjoying the last book the most because I found myself relating to Lara so much more in what she went through during her senior year! I still need to read a Shaun David Hutchinson book or any of Rick’s earliest books (though I kind of don’t think I will after not enjoying the first Apollo book too much even though I LOVED the first two Magnus Chase books!) but who knows when that’s going to happen! xD

    God that ‘Unbekannte Suchanfragen’ thing might just be one of the most annoying things to pop up! Like, I WANT TO KNOW WHAT PEOPLE WERE TRYING TO FIND OUT WHEN THEY LANDED ON MY BLOG AND IF THEY WERE SUCCESSFUL. The only actual search term I remember getting was something bullet journal related which made me really happy because I had just started those posts on the blog around then!

    I am SO EXCITED that you were able to get the newest Alice Oseman book!!! I know you love her books a lot so to have this in your hands early must be freaking awesome! I can’t wait to see what you think of it (whenever you are able to pull yourself away from Restore Me long enough to read something else :P)! I actually tried my hand at a giveaway she was hosting for this book because I got curious after seeing your reaction to receiving this book! And I finally started reading her Heartstopper comic a little while ago and I can’t wait to finish it!

    THAT ZENITH VIDEO. I had started watching it before but never really finished it because I didn’t click with him but then last night I finally watched it and it was SO GOOD. I love it when people actually take the time to be like ‘I DIDN’T LIKE THIS BOOK AT ALL AND HERE ARE ALL THE REASONS WHY’ instead of just being like ‘nope. i hated this.’.

    That Tangled DVD looks so pretty! I saw it at the Netto near me and got THIS close to getting it but then I realized that I just really don’t watch Disney movies over and over again so I didn’t want to spend the money on it. xD But its so SHINY.

    We’ve talked about the whole wisdom teeth thing so much by now, so I’ll just say that I’m really happy to hear that you had such a positive experience with it!

    Best of luck with your goals for March!

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    1. Oh my GOSH this comment is long XD (but I’m not complaining because I LOVE IT)

      Thank you so so so much! I always knew books had a positive impact on my mental health but it has never been this good!

      I’m actually SOOO excited to continue the Lara Jean trilogy because the first one was such a delightful surprise! I meant to continue Rick Riordan’s books but I honestly don’t know where to start? I feel like there’s a thousand books set in the same world and I don’t know if they’re connected and there’s an order to read them in or if it just doesn’t matter XD

      LOL SAMEEE I GET THEM ALL THE TIME AND I’M SO ANNOYED. oh yay that must have felt so rewarding!!! I’ve been meaning to make a bullet journal post but my spreads are too ugly to share XD

      oh my gosh that Alice Oseman ARC means so much to me!!!!! I was going to read it before Restore Me because I knew I’d have a book hangover but I didn’t get to it and now I’m sat here post-Restore Me and no book feels worthy enough… not even Queen Alice Oseman’s *cries*

      I LOVE CALEB SO MUCH OH MY GOD WHEN I FIRST WATCHED THAT REVIEW I WAS DYING OF LAUGHTER AND THEN I BINGED ALL HIS VIDEOS BC HE’S SO FUN. i lowkey wanna be his friend hahaha we have such a similar sense of humor!

      I’ve been buying a few DVDs recently of some of my all time favourite movies! I found that whenever someone would ask me what my fav movie was I’d BLANK and I’d forget all the iconic movies so I thought buying the DVDs will help me remember which ones I love the most XD

      Thank you and the same goes back to you! ❤

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      1. All I know about the Riordan books is that some of the characters pop up here and there throughout the other books (Percy for example was in Apollo and Anabeth is in Magnus Chase) so they are connected in a way I guess.

        UMMM, excuse me. There is no such thing as too ugly to share!

        And you’re STILL in that situation right now (at least, as of last night) so I’m curious to see when you’ll finally be able to break out of that hangover!

        Hahahaha, SAME. I can never remember which movies I really enjoyed! xD I saw more of those shiny Disney DVDs at Müller the other day and I was like ‘Oh! That’s the one Jackie bought!’. Did you see the other ones too? Because they are SO PRETTY.

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      2. Ohhhh alright, that’s pretty cool! I’m really into Greek mythology right now so I’m excited to read the others and hope they won’t disappoint!

        Yessss I am 😦 I honestly don’t think I’ll be breaking out of this hangover anytime soon. My physical Restore Me copy is coming NEXT Thursday and I definitely plan to read it then, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to pick up a book before then 😦 If you have ANY recs of books that are fun and light and happy with no angst or heavy topics, and preferably short too, LET. ME. KNOW. Because I’m really struggling right now and I don’t know what the hell to do 😀

        OH MY GOSH YESSSSS. I’m honestly in love with every single one of them and I wish I could own all these new editions???? The green Princess and the Frog one??? The yellow Beauty and the Beast??? Arielle???? GIMME ALL OF THEM ❤

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  11. Awesome Recap Post! You had a great bookish month! You’ve read so many amazing books! I’m looking forward to read Batman and Restore Me(can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it). I haven’t read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer but I think I really need to give it a shot. And Congratulations on getting your first ARC and hope you get even more in the future! Those search terms are pretty funny! LOL!
    Anyway, I hope you have a wonderful March and Happy Reading! 😉

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    1. Thank you so much Raven! I read Restore Me twice on its release day because it was just SO GOOD. I’d definitely recommend it! It’s very different from what I expected but that somehow made it even better! ❤

      Thank you sooo much! I hope your March will be a lovely reading month for you too!

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  12. I will send you questions ASAP

    DJZLCKSKDKKSGH I’M SCREAMING YOU WERE EXACTLY RIGHT you read Restore Me at midnight and then sobbed and then reread you psychic. but did you film a vlog did you film a vlog did you film a vlog. also I’m screaming about the Lani Sarem thing CONGRATS your ARC screaming was enjoyed by a binch

    HELL YEAH for good mental health!!! February was my worst month lmao but hey different experiences!! and also I’M SO EXCITED FOR YOUR WIP DKDLSFJ (I like Izaak as an alternative spelling) (also I like Izaak the character, seems like a smol I would stan)

    also oh my god I get annoyed at the Unknown Search Terms thing like I think you have to upgrade (pay) to find out a little more about what the search terms are??? or something with SEO. and omg I remember that pingbacks post from so long ago :’)

    I’M SO HAPPY YOU’RE LIKING PJO and also you get to read comics for class for uni?? LUCKY. I get boring books that are usually historical fiction 🙄

    you better love I Was Born For This!!!! and you better have a good March!!!!!! 💘💓💕💖💗💝💞💟

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    1. okay i will unfriend you if you don’t

      AND I KNOW WOW I CAN SEE INTO THE FUTURE. i did film a few clips of me freaking out at the beginning and in the middle but not as much as i would have liked bc i didn’t wanna wake my family and also i was ugly crying and no one needs to see that sfjdhgj

      THANK YOU and i had to google who lani sarem was lmao i don’t wanna be associated with her can she unlike my comment pls

      omg i know i feel kinda bad cos i’ve had such a good MH month and then i read your recap and it was so bad 😦 i’m always here for you i love you babe ❤

      AND I THINK I LIKE IZAAK TOO I NEED TO FIGURE OUT HIS CHARACTER SO I CAN LET IT REST MAN

      god i would never pay for anything to do with my blog so no thank you i'm happy with the two KNOWN search terms i get in a month lmao

      yeah i took a comics class this term!!! we read lots of DIVERSE marvel comics and i loved it so much it's the cool prof that i told you guys about yknow

      GOD I WANNA READ IWBFT NOW BUT I STILL HAVE A BOOK HANGOVER FROM RESTORE ME HELP MEEEEE

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      1. I SENT YOU QUESTIONS GO CHECK YOU’LL KNOW WHICH ONES ARE MINE

        dhskckskska I wanna see you ugly crying I bet it isn’t ugly at all

        NO DON’T FEEL BAD you had a great month and you should feel very good about that and fkslgjsklfks love you too bby 💜

        I want your professor to teach me

        NO JACKIE READ IWBFT (you might get into a bigger book hangover but,,,,)

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      2. I’VE SEEN HAHAHA do you like mangoes… pretty sure that question came from juls :’)

        I didn’t film myself ugly cry so I’m good. I have a few short videos that i can put together and send in the gc if you want dhsjdjs

        I CAN’T READ BOOKS RIGHT NOW I HONESTLY CAN’T bc i’m in a full on slump/hangover bye 😭

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  13. I’m so happy that you had a successful, happy month and were blessed with so many 4 star reads! ♥ And it’s cool that you finally have a bit of free time until April *high fives*
    Yeah for planning a bit for your WIP!! I haven’t touched mine since November 😅 I do like this Isaac character, he sounds very interesting and like that character that I always end up liking ♥ Are you going to participate in CampNaNo in April? 🙂
    Not going to lie, I’m here for all your Restore Me excitement it’s getting me hyped 😀
    I’M SO EXCITED that you got a physical Arc, this is amazing 😍😍😍
    (I totally watched the Zenith video btw, it was hilarious 😂)

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    1. Thank you sooo much Caro!!! YESSS HIGH FIVE RIGHT BACK AT YOU ❤

      aww that means a lot coming from you, thank you! I still need to figure out A LOT about Isaac but I'm really happy with the progress I'm making! Yes I plan to do Camp NaNo but I actually want to do some outlining beforehand so I'm not so LOST once it starts XD what about you?

      YASSSSS RESTORE ME!!!!!!!! ❤

      thank you so much! and ahhhh that Zenith video is my fav thing ever

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      1. PARTYYY 😀 💕

        I’m glad that things are moving along! Yes I’m so happy to hear that you are participating! ♥ I’ll definitely take part in CampNaNo April as well, because I can never do the July camp 😀 I’m going to do it a bit differently though and track minutes instead of words, as I don’t have an outline (or the time to work out a full one) for another WIP 😀

        💕💕💕

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      2. Yeah same I think I can only do one of the Camps and April seems reasonable since it’s only the start of uni and I won’t have to worry about any exam prep yet! Ooooh that is actually so smart! I shall do that too because I don’t think I’ll manage to outline my whole WIP by the end of March 😂

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      3. Yep, that’s exactly what I think too, July is just not a very good month for writing commitments 😂 Yeah!! Join me in this new experience 😀 ♥ I don’t think I can outline anything until April, so I haven’t even tried 😅

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  14. Hello Jackie!
    Sounds like you’ve had a very productive week! That’s awesome that you read and reviewed so many books, and it’s great to hear that you enjoyed most of them 🙂 I finished the To All the Boys series recently and absolutely loved it! Hope that you will enjoy the rest of this series 🙂
    Good job on your WIP so far! Outlining isn’t for everyone- it seems to me that some people swear by it while others don’t do much of it at all. I spend a lot of time researching and outlining but a lot of the time my novel derails from my original plan haha :’)
    Wishing you a happy March 🙂

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    1. I really did! Thank you so much 🙂 Oh that makes me so excited to hear because I really love Lara Jean as a character and I can’t wait to see where her story goes!

      Ahhh thanks, Sophie! I think I might be a mix of both? I definitely can’t have a super detailed outline because that just takes away all the fun of actually writing your story but I definitely need a vague idea of what’s supposed to happen!

      Thank you very much, you too! ❤

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      1. I think I am a mix of both as well 🙂 When I try to stick 100% to the outline, the story becomes boring to write! I like having some leeway to make stuff up as I go along 🙂

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  15. Well that’s amazing that your month was so successful!! And you read so many books! I’m glad you liked To all the boys- it really is so cute!! I’m psyched for restore me too!!! I think it’s brilliant that you worked on your character profile 😀 And MASSIVE well done on getting a physical ARC- that’s *fantastic*!! Brilliant wrap up!

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  16. OH MY GOD IS THAT THE CREEPIEST SEARCH TERM OR WHAT. I laughed so hard i teared up lol. But the tears are probably due to the fact that I might have a weird stalker ehemm but who cares? *shrugs* CONGRATS ON YOUR PHYSICAL ARC THIS IS SO EXCITING!!

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