Monthly Rewind ~ March 2017

Posted March 31, 2017 by Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog in Monthly Rewind / 43 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

  • The big point of the month was my little girl’s 5th birthday. We had a family party as well as a school friends party where they did their hair and dressed up and such that she had a blast at.
  • My husband and I have been making our way through The Wire – we have 3 more seasons left.
  • I started knitting!! I bought a book, a bunch of stuff, pinned a lot of pins and watched a lot of Youtube videos. I finally started on a project and am trying to make a scarf.
  • The weather was pretty gross all month – cold, windy ad rainy – so that was crappy.
  • My adorable pup got a haircut and looks super handsome
Top 3 Reviews


The Roanoke Girls // Seven Days of You // When We Collided

Top 3 Non-Reviews

Rebel Mommy Book Blog Turns 2! // My Spring ’17 TBR // Ten Books I Have Read in a Day or Two

What I Read

I am glad I got in 10 books because I really started reading slower plus had a lot going on. Hopefully I can pick it up next month.

The one that was my favorite: Both Harry Potter books
The one that was my second favorite: Close Enough to Touch
The one that made me know I like the movie better: Nick & Norah
The one with an open marriage: The Arrangement
The one that was way meta: Literally

Challenge Update

You can see my progress on the side bar and the books for each challenge here. Although I think the counters are off when I put more than one review in my posts. I will have to check into that. On the Shelf Love budget I failed. FAILED. Oops.

Tentative April TBR

I have a sh*t ton of books for April and May. I apparently went ARC nuts. I will try to get through as many as possible.

What’s Ahead

April will hopefully bring better weather.I so want to get outside more. Easter is this month and that will be fun with the kids and family. That means spring break and a week home with the kids. Again hopefully we will get outside a lot. Other than that nothing much besides getting to the last HP book and movies and keep on knitting.

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

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

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43 responses to “Monthly Rewind ~ March 2017

  1. I am in awe that that’s your first knitting project! It took me forEVER to be brave enough to attempt something like that! Kudos to you — it looks fabulous!

    I totally feel your pain about going ARC-crazy! I’m bad about requesting them and then procrastinating actually reading them (I don’t really like e-books — why do I do that to myself?!) and I had a ton to read in January and February. I’m so glad to be almost done with all the ARCs I requested and I’m going to take a nice, long break from NetGalley!
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    • I literally just picked something under easy on Ravelry to start lol. It is coming out ok but I have definitely made mistakes. I have promised myself no new requests for a while. I hate that I have so many books I own that I never have time for. NG is just so easy to use and gets me every time!!

  2. D’aww your dog looks so dapper with his haircut! And happy birthday to you little girl! Also, you look like an expert knitter! I’ve tried knitting and crocheting multiple times but it never goes anywhere.

    I apparently lost my mind with spring ARCs are well. FAR too many books to review in April!

    Here’s hoping to better weather?
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  3. Happy birthday to your daughter! Your dog is adorable, and it’s great that you’re learning to knit. I’m terrible at crafts and artistic things, so knitting would probably be a disaster for me. I’m glad you’re enjoying Harry Potter. The seventh book is one of my favorites.
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  4. You have a puppy?? How did I not know this? He is adorable and omg look that face! I demand weekly puppy pics in your weekly recaps, Grace!
    Your knitting sounds like it’s going really well! And that looks great. I can’t wait to see what else you do! 🙂
    I have been reading way slower than usual too. I’m not sure what’s going on because it’s not a lack of time. I think I mostly prefer to just watch TV instead.
    I hope you have a great month ahead and happy reading!
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  5. It sounds like you had a fun month! Knitting is so fun, isn’t it? I love being able to see visible progress on what I’m making, and having a tangible product when I’m done. Also, omg, your puppy is just adorable! Oh man, I totally feel your pain about having ARC-overload for April and May! Here’s hoping we both get through as many as possible!
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    • I am loving knitting!! I can only do it when my kids aren’t home or are napping because they interrupt me all the time and it gets me all lost. I can’t wait to have a finished project. Why are all the books in April and May??? Hope we make it through them!

  6. That’s awesome you are knitting! Good luck. Yay for only having one more HP book. The 6th book is my second favorite – after the third – so I’m happy to hear you enjoyed it. Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter – it sounds like she had a lot of fun. And omg, your dog is adorable!! 🙂

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    -Lauren
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  7. Aww cute dog! And congrats on your daughters bday! Glad it was a good month. The weather was pretty crappy here too for March- hoping it picks up soon. Seven Days of You does look like a fun contemporary.

    Your April reads look pretty good. I want to read The Upside of Unrequited.
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  8. Sam
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    March was a good reading month. I knocked out 28 books this month (I may finish Literally tonight). My favorite, by far, was When Dimple Met Rishi. I just cannot express my love for this book. And, wow! You just learned how to knit and the piece up there is gorgeous. My Oma taught me to knit when I was 6, and I loved it, but my carpal tunnel keep me from it now. *tears*
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  9. Ten books is NOTHING to sneeze at! My goal each month is to finish four and start a fifth because I can’t even get through five books. Your dog is so super cute with his fancy haircut. So spiffy. Your scarf is looking good! I think I would be all thumbs and knots with knitting. Hoping for April showers for all of us. Because more reading!

  10. Happy birthday to your daughter! 10 books in a month is awesome. I hope the weather turns around…but they’re calling for snow again this week and I’m already upset about that.
    I am anxious to see what you think of The Perfect Stranger. I loved that one. I want to read Slightly South soon, too!
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  11. danielle hammelef
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    I’m interested in what you thought of Literally. I’ve read mixed and mostly blah reviews. Knitting is a hobby I’ve never tried before. I love cross stitch (it also keeps me from mindless snacking while watching TV cause you can’t eat and keep your project neat).

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