Hello, hello! These are certainly not the circumstances I had expected to be writing this post under at the end of the month, but such is life. We must move forward! (Or, in this case, back for a tiny second!) Here’s what I was up to in March:
A silver-lining in all of this pandemic chaos? I’ve had the tiniest chance to read more because I’m taking my law school classes online at home now.
- Longbourn by Jo Baker
- Educated by Tara Westover
- The Right Side of History by Ben Shapiro
- Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
- My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan
- The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
- Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater
It’s a tough decision because I read a lot of really great books this month that I had been looking forward to, but I think my favorite was My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan. I’ll be posting a full review soon, but for now I’ll just say that it brought back SO many memories from when I studied abroad at Oxford and was just so funny and witty and romantic and well written and excellent. It was everything I needed during this tumultuous time.
Well, life has been quite chaotic lately, albeit a strangely calm chaotic because I’ve just been in my house for weeks and haven’t seen anyone besides my family. I’m incredibly fortunate to have been able to move back home to finish out this law school semester because my school switched to all online classes. Personally I’m not a huge fan of online classes from a learning standpoint, but they’re definitely the best solution in terms of keeping people safe and healthy.
As someone who likes to plan, I hate how uncertain life is right now. What’s going to happen tomorrow? What will the numbers be? When will it all return to a sense of normalcy again? When will I be able to see my friends? Will I be able to work at my internship this summer? And, of course, the underlying worry of Will I get sick??? It’s difficult to focus on law school work in the midst of all of these questions, but I’m very grateful that I still have some sort of structure and routine in my life.
Blogging and being part of the bookstagram community has also helped immensely. Social media can get pretty frustrating during times like these, so it’s a relief to have an online space that is just dedicated to books. ❤ I’ve also switched up the theme of my bookstagram and I’m so pleased with how it’s turning out thus far!
I haven’t really had the chance to blog hop all that much this month, but it’s a goal of mine for April!
Here are some of my favorite posts from my blog this past month:
- Dear 84, CHARING CROSS ROAD by Helene Hanff: YOU MAKE MY INNER BOOKWORM SO HAPPY.
- 8 Tips for Being a Student When You’re Social-Distancing
- (many, many) books about dealing with and overcoming uncertainty
- Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Signs You’re a Book Lover…In Law School
How was your month of March? How has your life changed since all of this happened? What was the best book you read? Did you do anything really fun or exciting? Let me know in the comments section below!