Thursday, 31 March 2016

Monthly Wrap Up ~ March 2016

Hi guys!

Welcome to my wrap up post for March.



So much happened in March! I started to tutor another child which means I am earning a little more money to go towards books and traveling and other fun things. 

It was also basketball season. So we played three practice matches and we lost all of them! The first one we lost 41-5, then 45-10 and then 22-6. So we were improving. 
Then we had the ESSL basketball tournament where there are international teams that play and compete. And yes, I'm about to give you our scoreboard of how everything went. Our first game was rather easy and we won it 21-0. Then we won our second game 18-2. But we lost our third game 33-4. I got elbowed in the face for that game and had a massive nosebleed so I was out for the majority of it. 


Our fourth game we lost 22-6 and I got the maximum amount of fouls that you're allowed in basketball (whoops!) and had to sit on the bench for the entirety of the game. Next one we also lost but it was 14-13! So CLOSE! The other team scored last minute which is sooo annoying but fair enough. Then we were playing for third and fourth place. My dad came to watch us play. We lost and came fourth place. 
  


BUT the good news is that I made the all star team! Which means I was one of the top five players in the whole tournament, which made me incredibly happy. 

Even though my birthday was in January, I had my joint birthday last week with a friend. It always reminds me of what epic friends I have, and I was so happy. Easter was good and full of so much chocolate that I never want to eat chocolate again. 

For the first time ever I got my hair done in colours so now it is red, brown and black. It's a big change for me! Although I do love my writing website and have been active on there since I was 12, this month I chose to leave it. I've been doing too much and spreading myself too thin so that there wasn't enough time for it. I truly think it's better this way, but I will always be grateful to the time I spent improving my writing there. This doesn't mean I won't be writing though!

Oh, and on Monday I went to see Batman v Superman. It was okay. Review to come!


12 books! Not bad, I'll say ;)




 The ones I have already reviewed are: The Rubber Fence by Diana Stevan, Gabrielle and the Swallows by Esther Dalseno, The Rearranged Life by Annika Sharma, 29 by Nancy Pennick, Thanks PG! by John Isaac Jones, Shylock is My Name by Howard Jacobson and also Liars and Losers Like Us by Ami Allen-Vath.

I also finally finished Emma by Jane Austen. Even though it has taken me this long to read, I actually really enjoyed it. I really loved the whole match making concept and how deep into the lives of the characters we got. 

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo was a bit slower than the first book, but just as intense when it came to the ending! I'm loving this series. It was so much fun buddy reading it again, and I am looking forward to when I buddy read the final book. 

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins was a read I hadn't intend to get to this month at all. I buddy read this one too, and loved it. It was so cute and just the perfect way to wrap up the series. Yes, sometimes there was eye-rolling because of how cheesy it was, but I didn't mind too much. 

The Assault by Harry Mulisch was a classic read for school. It was just meh. Not much to say there >.>

Dissension by Adrienne Monsoon was another good read! But I'm reviewing it at the beginning of April so I won't so much now. 


You know me - it's over ambitious like it always is! But I want to read a lot in April too, so here it goes. Oh, and I've started The Wrath and the Dawn and like it so far. Hopefully I'll be able to finish it next month. 









Popsugar 2016 Challenge:18/40
2016 #BustleReads Challenge: 4/20

Olivia's Question: How was March for you? What did you get up to? What was your favourite read of the month?

Olivia-Savannah x

25 comments:

  1. Busy month Olivia! (Btw, I keep getting the urge to call you Liv, but don't know whether you like it and don't want to offend you, so I'll leave that up to you...) Also, you clearly rock at basketball :)

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    1. It was a busy month, but a lot of fun as well! You can call me Liv all you want <3

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  2. It sounds like you had a busy month. I love the basketball action shot. Good luck with your reading goals next month!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I'm so thankful to whoever took it! I hope I will be able to read a lot next month and have fun :3

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  3. I've read The Feathered Bone. I'll be interested to see your take on it. I'm so sorry about the smack in the nose during your basketball game. Hope you're not still bruised. Take care!
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. I will hopefully be reviewing it next month as well as just reading it! And no bruise :)

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  4. I'm so pleased for you about the Basketball team! It sucks that you lost, but it's good you're improving and having fun! You had such a good reading month too! (Teach me your ways of reading 12 books in a month!!) I hope to read Siege and Storm in April, so hopefully I'll like it too. I can't wait to continue with the series! :)

    Denise | The Bibliolater

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    1. I honestly don't know how I did it! It's only after I put together all the books that I realised how many it really was. Hope you love Siege and Storm too <3

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  5. It sounds like you had a fantastic month. Every day has it setbacks but you did well. Congrats on the team!

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    1. It has been the best month of the year so far :D

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  6. Congratulations, Olivia! You are such a versatile person altogether! Artistic, talented, intelligent, sporty. You're awesome. :)

    I feel like every month, I'm always trying to prioritize review copies but it seem endless. I'm more than determined to polish them all off this time around. Grrr.

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    1. Aww Joy, you're too good to me. Thank you <3 *hugs*

      There are always so many review copies out there. Some days you just need to say STOP and choose a book of free will as well. Then you feel motivated to get those other review copies dusted off!

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  7. You've been balling hard! I forgot about March Madness. I can't even remember half the books I've read this month, because my mind is all over the place. I'll have to check Goodreads. I went to see BM vs. SM on Saturday with my boyfriend. I liked it enough, but I'm ready for some more Wonderwoman, Cyborg, Flash, and Aquaman. Great month in books!

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    1. You've been busy lately, though <3 That's understandable! But knowing you, you've probably read a crazy amount. Glad to know you enjoyed seeing it! I want more Wonderwoman especially! She was so cool :D

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  8. Congrats on making the all star team! And hey, there's nothing wrong with being overambitious about books.
    Saw Batman v Superman and thought it was okay too. My favorite part was Diana in her Wonder Woman costume. Can't wait for her movie and JL.

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    1. I'm always overambitious ;) Ah, we had the same thoughts! I'm so excited for more Wonderwoman :D

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  9. Love the hair! And congrats on making the all-star team - how exciting!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  10. I'm sorry for your injury, and even though your team lost a lot I'm glad to see that you had fun (apart from the elbow incident, of course) and that you made the all-star team!!! Congrats!

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    1. It was a lot of fun and I can't wait to do the tournament next year as well ^.^

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  11. Congrats on making the All Star Team! Sorry to hear about your nose getting elbowed. Ouch! Looks like overall you had a good March. :)

    ~Jess

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    1. It was a good month! Sorry for taking so long to reply -- I didn't see this until now.

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