March was a hectic month to say the least. But with all the stress that came in March, I did often use books as a means to escape and distract. Perhaps too much. At times I was juggling four and five books at a time! So, here are all the books I finished in March and my non-spoiler thoughts on them.
Previously I mentioned how it was like living in Europe (specifically Spain) during the Coronavirus 2019 outbreak. The Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a pandemic that is the talk all around the world. It’d be a challenge to turn on the TV or open up social media without hearing about it. The state of this situation literally changes everyday. But as I’m writing this, I am at home as with the majority of the country for at least two weeks. The Coronavirus quarantine situation is different in every country.
Countries around the world are taking similar precautions, or already have. In Italy, where the outbreak first peaked in Europe, had a quarantine even stricter than that of Spain’s. Whether you’re in a quarantine, lockdown or just suggested to stay home, I thought I’d share what I am doing with this downtime. If you’re interested in how to keep busy during this time, keep on reading.
This is such a weird time for the world, isn’t it? According to WHO, the Coronavirus is now considered a pandemic. Thus, what many people thought was just a problem in Asia and Europe, now affects the entire world in some way. If you’ve read some of my previous blog posts, you would know that I’m currently living in Europe. It’s been a strange situation trying to navigate living in Europe during this time. As of when I’m writing this post, Spain is one of the countries seeing the most rapid growth of cases of the coronavirus in Europe behind Italy and France.
In this post, I’m going to talk about what it’s been like for me living in Europe during the COVID-19 outbreak.
I traveled to Italy for the holidays and on this day I left Milan to go to Rome. Check out this vlog to see a tour of my Rome Airbnb and getting my first taste of Roman pizza. Rome is one of my favorite cities I’ve visited so far.
As I’ve been living in Europe for the past several months, I’ve been able to travel. Thus far, I’ve visited a few cities in Spain as well as Italy, France, the Czech Republic and Poland. And I’m hoping to visit a few more countries before heading back to the States for the summer. If all goes well, I’ll be back in Europe next year with the chance to visit more countries. Thus, I’ve put together my list of cities I am hoping to visit in Europe within the next year to year and a half.
Interested? Keep reading.
February is the shortest month of the year and I had several days where I didn’t read a word. So I expected numbers wise for it not to be a successful month. However, as it turned out, I read more than I did in January. I didn’t love many of the books I read in February, but that’s all part of the reading process. So if you’re curious to know which books I read in February and what I thought of them, keep reading.
If you’ve come across my past writing updates or followed along when I participated in Camp Nanowrimo, you may be aware of Project Sunflower. Of course that is just a filler name for my manuscript. I began it in July 2019 and finished it in August 2019. However, I didn’t get through my first read through and light edit until recently. Thus, for a while there wasn’t much to update you all on. But now that I’m finally making progress, I wanted to share what stage I’m currently at with Project Sunflower. So keep reading if you’re interested in my manuscript update.