Best Bookish Bits

Best Bookish Bits: March 2020

The world currently feels like a real-life dystopian novel, but I am still here reading, writing, and sleeping. A lot of sleeping, to be honest. It has been an emotionally draining month, to say the least.

Anywho, onto the bookish goodness!

As always, let’s start with my reads for the month:

  • PicsArt_06-11-06.55.08.jpgBest Friend Bady Daddy by B.B. Hamel
  • Once a Hero by Barbara Ankrum
  • Heartstopper: Volume 3 by Alice Oseman
  • Pumpkin Heads by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

Only 5 books this month and I did not manage to finish North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (it is rather slow), but March has been a crazy month and focusing on books has been a struggle. Still, after reading so much in previous months, I feel like I have let the metaphorical reading ball drop.

As a way to encourage a little more reading for April, I have decided to join the O.W.L.s magical readathon hosted by Book Roast. For those who have not heard of it before, you can watch Book Roast’s video explaining it all here. So not to pressure myself too much, my chosen career will be a Seer. Let’s see how I go with that!

There is not much more bookishness to add this month – no new books and no new merch – and I am slightly saddened that it is so, but there are more important things happening in the world at the moment.

As your friendly neighbourhood bibliophile, I just want to acknowledge that times are changing and life looks very different for most of us at the moment. It can be difficult to stay positive during this time, especially if you are isolated away from your loved ones. There is no perfect way to handle what the world is facing right now, but I want to remind you all that each and every one of you is strong enough to survive this.
Talk to your friends and family via phone calls and video chats. If you are able to go outside, get some fresh air. Meditate. Journal. Escape into a book. Do what you need to do, just be sure that you are looking after your wellbeing.
If any of you are struggling, please reach out to me or someone you trust. We are all in this together and I am here for anyone who may need me.

That is all for now, but I would love to know what your Best Bookish Bit of March was. You can let me know in the comments or send me a message on any of my socials!

Until next time bibliophiles!

Amy x

 

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