- Last Chance Dance: A Review
- The Hunger Between Us: A Review
- This Vicious Grace: A Review
- Gabby Gets It Together: A Graphic Novel Review
- Nothing More to Tell: A Review
- Mindy Makes Some Space: A Graphic Novel Review
- Violet Made of Thorns: A Review
- Spice Road: A Review
- We Are the Scribes: A Review
- The Stolen Heir by Holly Black (audio)
- Spice Road by Maiya Ibrahim (audio)
- Lovely War by Julie Berry (audio)
- The Hitherto Secret Experiments of Marie Curie edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt and Henry Herz
- Witch Hat Atelier, Vol. 1 by Kamome Shirahama, translated by Stephen Kohler
- Castles in Their Bones by Laura Sebastian (audio)
- Witch Hat Atelier, Vol. 2 by Kamome Shirahama, translated by Stephen Kohler
- Amari and the Great Game by BB Alston (audio)
- Lost in the Moment and Found by Seanan McGuire (audio)
- Three Kisses, One Midnight by Roshani Chokshi, Evelyn Skye, Sandhya Menon (audio)
- Stardust in Their Veins by Laura Sebastian (audio)
- Mister Impossible by Maggie Stiefvater
Final breakdown: 11 read, 8 audio, 5 books given away
How My Month Went:
Guys. 2023 needs to back off. March started with my mom falling and hurting herself. She’s moving a lot better and improving every day, but it was scary as hell and quite awful on top of every other health scare we’ve had already this year.
The amount of mail mishaps this month has been astonishing. A broken bench, a too large microwave, a too small microwave. The list goes on. My mom also seems to be under some kind of cloud when it comes to electronics. Truly a comedy of errors in terms of tech mishaps.
As you might have guessed, this has been a very taxing month that has left me tired and cranky. I got some rejections that were sad, I was told I was taking up too much space, and it continues to be really hard to continue to take the pandemic seriously while moving through a world that is insistent on ignoring the problem until it goes away (which isn’t how epidemiology works but whatever).
I have kept my 2023 goals of giving myself grace and letting go of that which no longer serves me in mind. But it’s hard. Especially when it starts to feel like no one else is willing to meet you where you are. But I’ll keep trying.
You can also see my recap from last month.