State of the Blog – March 2016

Posted April 2, 2016 by Emily in wrap up / 17 Comments


I decided to change things up and try out monthly recaps instead of weekly ones, which I’m now calling ‘State of the Blog’. I’m linking this one up to two memes: Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and The Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. 🙂

Looking Back on March

These last few months had been flying by so fast, it feels like I can’t blink or I’ll miss something. This month I sadly failed to meet any of the goals I set in my last State of the Blog. That being said, I was super busy and had to take a short hiatus. On the bright side, I did visit Disney World with the rest of my graduating class and made some memories I hope I’ll never forget.


Books Hauled


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I brought this gorgeous 10th Annivery Edition at the Markus Zusak signing at my local Barnes & Noble. I still can’t get over how pretty this edition is. I like it a lot more than the original cover, if I’m being completely honest.

Books Read

  • The New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions) by Amy Spalding (ARC)
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4) by Richelle Mead

Looking Forward to April


I have the same goals as I did for March since I didn’t quite meet any of them. 🙁 I want to comment and interact more with the readers of this blog and other bloggers (and book lovers) around the internet. I want to write more quality posts and I also want to do some general housekeeping around the blog.

Posts to Look Out For

  • Is Originality Dead in YA?
  • Review – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Must Have WordPress Plugins
  • … and hopefully many others! 🙂

Last Words

So that’s about it for the State of the Blog of March. Here’s to an awesome April! (Try saying those last three words three times fast.)

How was your March?
What are you looking forwards to in April?


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17 responses to “State of the Blog – March 2016

  1. I hope you had a great time at Disney World. We are planning a family trip there in October.

    I haven’t read the Book Thief but I have see the movie and really enjoyed it. It is one of those books that I really need to read, but just haven’t gotten to it yet.

    I hope you get all of our wish list for April done!

    Laura@125Pages recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up – April 2, 2016
  2. Don’t worry too much about your March goals – they’ll be there when you get a chance!

    I’ve not read The Book Thief and not sure I’ll ever do so now after seeing the movie…

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  3. oh I’m loving this new trend of white covers. They are so cute.
    I can relate to your goals! socialize and write more! but wait… not sure about the last one. Is there such thing as “housekeeping” around the blog? is that even a word?? Sounds scary :):):)
    Thank god your blog looks perfect. I hope you don;t have to do a lot of that whatever it is ;-P

    • Housekeeping is definitely scary for me. I’ve always associated it with cleaning up the blog (especially the sidebar) and going through and editing (and maybe deleting) old posts.

      Thanks for stopping by Daniela! 🙂

  4. Very jealous you got to go to Disney World! I’ve always wanted to go there. I definitely feel you on the need for some changes. I’ve been reevaluating my own blog as well. Sometimes the same thing over and over again just gets dull!

  5. Disney is my favorite place on Earth. Just makes your worries go away the second you step in! That edition of The Book Thief is gorgeous!