Monthly Rewind ~ March 2016

Posted April 5, 2016 by Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog in Features, Monthly Rewind / 38 Comments

Monthly Rewind is exactly what it sounds like. A post to summarize the past month: Books read, my quick takes on them, top posts of the month, what I have been watching and what’s coming up. I will be linking up to Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s Monthly Wrap Up Round Up.

Break from Books


  • I took some time off the blog. It was good to get a break and focus on some stuff at home.
  • It was my daughter’s birthday this month so we had a bunch of celebrations and lots of cake 🙂
  • March means March Madness and that is big in our house. We have been watching and following our brackets (which was busted pretty early btw!) and even got to go to a sweet sixteen game.
  • Easter was during March this year. The kids had a blast and I finally got to drink wine again after giving it up for lent.
  • I have been watching a lot of TV lately too. Some new – Togetherness and The Family – some old – Grey’s, The Goodwife, Girls.
Blogging News

This month was my first blogoversary! In celebration I took like a week and a half off 🙂 It was well needed and I came back feeling refreshed and ready to blog. Thanks to everyone who made the first year of blogging an awesome one and successful for me.

Top 3 Reviews


Half Bad // Burying Water //Seven Ways We Lie

Top 3 Non-Reviews

My TBR List March 2016 ~Series Starters
Top Ten Books I Love But Haven’t Talked About Enough
Ten Books To Read For Every Mood



The one that was my favorite: Seven Ways We Lie
The one with the prettiest cover: A Study in Charlotte
The one that fed my fascination with Scientology: Beyond Belief
The one that made me say WOMP WOMP: Never Never part 3
The one that I wanted more from: The Passenger

Challenge Update

Rock My TBR Challenge:
Burying Water by K.A. Tucker
Never Never Part 3 by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher

PopSugar Challenge:

9. A book under 150 pages: Never Never Part 3
10. A New York Times bestseller: All the Light We Cannot See
27. A murder mystery: A Study in Charlotte

What’s Ahead

April. Hmm. I am not sure really what’s ahead. I know we have some family events coming up. Other than that I am just looking forward to nicer weather and being outside with the kids. Book wise I am still in ARC hell . I am pushing through them though some are inevitably going to be “late”.

How was your March? What was your favorite book from the month?

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog


38 responses to “Monthly Rewind ~ March 2016

  1. March sounds like it was one heck of a busy month for you and the family! 🙂 I’m glad the celebrations went well. I need to catch up on The Good Wife. I’ve just been watching Elementary and a bunch of old Modern Family episodes.
    I hope your April is great and good luck catching up with the ARCs!
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  2. Happy Blogoversary! I’m glad you had such a successful first year. I’ve had a great time visiting your blog and getting to know you and your reading tastes a little. Here’s to many more happy years of book blogging!

    I’m interested to hear your thoughts on the Scientology book. I’m fascinated by books like these, although I always take them with a grain of salt. Being part of a strict, oft-misunderstood religion myself makes me skeptical of tell-all books, but I still love them! I hope THE PASSENGER wasn’t too disappointing. I’m looking forward to reading it soon.
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  3. What a month! 🙂 I’ve read so many posts lately from bloggers who say they are dealing with burnout but say they can’t (or won’t) take a break – so I love that you did just that. At the end of the day, this is a hobby (for most of us, anyway) and when it’s tiresome or overwhelming or just too much why not step away for a bit and just do real life for a while? All about balance. 🙂 We don’t normally get super into March Madness but my husband is from NC so as UNC progressed it definitely got more exciting! And then to see them lose to Villanova Monday night… sigh. Oh well, it was fun to see them make it to the championship game was pretty awesome. Hooray for your blogoversary! Mine was in March, too, and things were so busy that I let it pass right by with barely a thought. Oh, and my favorite book from March was probably my rereads from the Addicted series. I’m loving it. 🙂
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    • Exactly it is a hobby and want to love it and not feel like it is a job!! We wanted to watch the championship game so bad but it is on so late we both passed out!! We watched the highlights though. Yeah I couldn’t get anything together in time to do a big thing for the blogoversary. oh well!! Ugh still need to get to that series!!!

  4. *sighs* why do we put ourselves in ARC hell? Yeah, a rhetorical question for sure, but still… I have so much trouble staying away from NetGalley, I love being able to read books before they’re released, and sometimes just end up feeling very stressed!
    I hope April will be good, both when it comes to the weather, get-togethers and the books you’ll read.
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  5. I just had to take a forced break from blogging and it didn’t up being awesome. My Internet went down last Monday and didn’t come back up until this past Saturday. I couldn’t post or read other blogs or respond to comments or ANYTHING! I get a limited data plan on my phone so I couldn’t do nearly as much as I wanted to on that. It ended up being great though. I got so much reading done! Sometimes a break can be a good thing. 🙂
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  6. Alecia

    Sounds like you had an awesome month – both personally and bookish wise so that’s good to hear. I love the selection of books you read, some are on my TBR and others I only just now discovered so I’ll be checking them out for sure!

  7. Debbie

    Sounds like you had a lovely month of March and congrats on making it to the first year mark of blogging! I love, love the book choices for this month and am eager to read Never, Never!

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