Hello, my friends! Here we are at the end of another month and the end of the first quarter of the year. A quarter of 2016 is already gone!
I hit the reading and blogging doldrums a bit this month; sometimes I feel like no matter how hard I try to put aside some dedicated reading and blogging time, it just gets eaten up by everything else in life. There are times when I'm weaker than others in letting this frustrate me; this was one of those times when I let frustration get the better of me. I also just felt really uninspired—in writing reviews, in coming up with ideas for discussion posts, and even in commenting. The words just refused to flow.
It's almost a new month, though, and April has lots of good stuff on the horizon, like a new season of Game of Thrones and THE RAVEN KING. There will be a Raven Cycle Week #2 here on the blog, and anybody who's also a fan of the series is welcome to join in! I'll be making a post with further details very soon.
Ally and Melissa are still in the thick of homework hell, so I'm announcing the addition of a new member to their family on their behalf:
This is Daisy! She's a puppy, and she loves stealing socks, eating shoes, and being ridiculously adorable!
Getting back to more bookish topics, my favorite read for March was:
Shimmer was a fantastic sequel—it was a nearly two year wait for this book but definitely worth it!
My favorite quote of the month comes from Julie Cross's Whatever Life Throws at You, in which my favorite sport, baseball, plays a very big part:
"Everyone forgets about '95. You know why? We didn't make it to the World Series that year. But I'll tell you what, that September was some of the most amazing, crowd-pleasing baseball I've ever seen."
This quote made me feel incredibly sentimental because the team referenced in the quote is my beloved New York Yankees, and I still remember watching them play in the 1995 playoffs. They got knocked out early on, but they got it right the next year when they won the World Series. :)