Sunday, 12 March 2017

February Wrap Up 2017

Happy Sunday!

Is it just me who can never seem to get her monthly wrap up posted on time? Nonetheless, here goes...


One of the first things I managed to achieve in February was finishing my 30 Days Abs Challenge! I have been working on that for a while, using a 30 day challenge app on my phone. I'm at no six pack yet, but my abs feel a lot more toned and strong, which is good. Core is nearly everything when it comes to yoga!

I also spent a lot of time baking. It was my turn to bake something for my English class, and then there was a bake sale for charity that I baked for. My mum also had a friend recovering from illness so I baked her a banana cake too. That summed up to one apple crumble and three banana cakes... and some late night baking :D


I got really ill with the flu. So ill, that I couldn't even read. I think I took a whole week off of school, which is far longer than I have ever taken for being sick. It was all shades of horrible. I am so glad that is behind me. 
I also handed in my last internal assessment for the IB. IB is the course I am doing at school, and there are multiple assignments and essays you have to hand in. Economics was my last one, which means i am completely done with all coursework! The only thing I have to go now is my mock exams in March and then my final exams *gulp* in May...

I went birthday shopping with my family, and went out to dinner. It was a very nice night. I managed to FINALLY get some proper basketball shoes. For the length of time I have been playing, you would think I owned some. But now I have a nice sleek black pair :D I also bought a cross necklace. I had one when I was younger, but it broke and the jewels fell out. It's nice to be wearing a cross around again. 

There was carnival celebrated here in the Netherlands. I didn't really celebrate it. There was the carnival holiday, which was a week long. But mock exams started the week after that, so I was basically studying throughout the holiday. As you can see below, a hardcore study session with my little sister was in process. 



When it comes to watching shows, I got back into it. I have a love hate relationship with watching series. I either watch ALL THE SERIES or none. I finished Season 3 of Sherlock, Season 1 of Baby Daddy and started Season 4 of Supernatural. Go me :D

To stay updated with what's happening in my month, make sure to follow me on snapchat!





I know what you're thinking. Five books is one under my usual count of six books. (Okay, maybe you weren't thinking that at all.) But until May is over and done with, I will probably be reading a whole lot less than I usually do. Mostly because I have so much to study for my final exams, that reading time is going to be quite limited. I consider this a very good month in comparison to how March is going at the moment >.> 

I have posted my reviews for He Will Be My Ruin, Dream Mire and Bluff. 

The Ugly was a very interesting book... but I will leave it at that because I have a book review for that one upcoming. 

The Marvels was a nice read, and the illustrations were gorgeous! It was a blind date book actually, so I didn't realise how much of a middle grade read it was going to be until I was done with the book. Which made it quite cheesy and not really what I would've chosen to read myself? But yeah, it was still fun I guess.




Yes, I did just say I won't have much time for reading. And yet my TBR is five books long. Nope, I don't understand what I was thinking either. Alas, here are the books (three of which are carried over because I didn't get to them before.)

Dangerous Pilgrims by Lawrence Swaim 
The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson 
Article Three by Anna Jakobsson Lund 
The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis 
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen


My goal has been to post almost every two days in 2017. I managed it in January and I'm pretty proud to say I managed it in February as well. This is why I love prescheduling. 



  Popsugar Challenge: 16/52

That's it! 

Olivia's Question: How was your February? What was your favourite read of the month?

Olivia-Savannah x 

28 comments:

  1. Congrats on finishing your ab challenge! I’ve been running several times a week to improve my fitness. It’s been going well so far, even though I hate exercise. Good luck with your exams! I’m glad I never have to take exams again. :)

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Thank you! I am glad running has been working out for you as well. It's all about finding that one form of exercise you don't mind too much, and later can maybe even start to love. Haha I can't wait to reach that point as well!

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  2. Best of luck with your exams!! I hope they don't take over the next few months too much :-/

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    1. I think they might :/ But I will survive :D

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  3. I finished reading Mischling. It was a shattering experience, as most Holocaust books are. Great reading month, Olivia!

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    1. Yes, they can truly amaze and horrify you into being speechless... history has a lot of its darker moments...

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  4. Congrats on finishing your ab challenge. I followed on Instagram. All the best!

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  5. Added on Snapchat too :)

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  6. Yay for completing your ab challenge! I admire people who work out on a regular basis to improve their overall health 😁😁 And I love Baby Daddy! It's such a funny show!

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    1. Yay, another Baby Daddy fan! Some people have no idea what I am on about when I talk about it :P

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  7. I think there is still lot of work to do for your study. However I think you would have done alot till yet.
    Buy dissertations online

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    1. Plenty of work to do but I'll keep at it!

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  8. God job on staying so active Olivia!

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  9. Wow! You had a really busy month. Great job on the ab challenge and reading so many books while being busy. I am sorry you were ill for part of the month.

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    1. Busy but it was still a lot of fun! Being ill wasn't the best part though :(

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  10. That was one busy month Olivia! I need to learn how to bake, that sounds delicious! Ooo, I was in IB in high school and it's not fun. Quite the opposite :D . Good luck in all your finals! Don't stress too much and remember, it's okay to not read the hundreds of books you manage to read every single month. Seriously, how do you do it??

    Sense and Sensibility is my second favorite Jane Austen novel! (Pride and Prejudice being the first of course). I hope you like it. Jane Austen is one of the only classical authors I love.

    My February was good! It went by really fast for me. My favorite read was probably the Magnus Bane Chronicles and City of Saints & Thieves.

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    1. I actually can't bake anything besides those two things ;.; They're really the easiest thing for learners. And yes, IB is not the most fun haha. I am trying my best! I really haven't been reading much at all... I think it's a reading break until I'm done with IB.

      I AM reading Sense and Sensibility at the moment though. 100 pages in and it's quite good! Liking it so far.

      Ooh, the Bane Chronicles <3 I haven't read them yet but Bane is a brilliant character. I'm happy you enjoyed them!

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  11. The flu has been going around here too and it has been nasty. Glad you are feeling better and that you got so much accomplished this month with everything you had going on.

    I have been wanting to read The Marvels. I enjoy MG books and loved Hugo Cabret by the same author. The pictures really added to the book.

    Have a great rest of March! :)
    ~Jess

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    1. It kind of took a bit of a swing at everyone here as well, although to different degrees of intensity. It was good to get some things done. I really recommend The Marvels to you, in that case! :)

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  12. I admire how good you are with your time and getting so much done!
    You really kick ass! ��

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    1. I can be good with my time, but also terrible with it sometimes! Thanks Dinh x

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  13. The cover of the book made me click! I would be interested in reading this just to see gambling from a young perspective!

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    1. Ooh, then Bluff sounds like it is definitely one for you ;)

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  14. Sorry to hear you've been ill. Illness sucks. *hugs* Hope you enjoy the Horse and his Boy - I love that book *heart breaks beautifully with reminiscences*

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    1. I've actually already finished it and it was definitely a good read :D

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