Lately With Lila March 2022 | Finally Enjoying Reading + My Orilium: Spring Equinox TBR

Hey, friends! How’s everyone doing? I hope you all are well, and if not, I hope brighter days head your way soon!

It’s been a minute, hasn’t it? March was a surprisingly busy month for me, at least in the “life” sphere. And now here we are, at the end of another month, with 2022 somehow rushing onward. Someone mentioned to me that it’s been two years since the pandemic began and I just…what?! Like, can you believe it?! So strange…*shakes head*

Anyhoo, I made more progress on all of the media I’m consuming, so let’s check that out…

what i posted

what i’m reading

πŸ‘ I’m currently reading and LOVING The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake! After a long and absolutely brutal reading slump, this the first time in literal months that I’ve felt excited about what I’m reading. I’m still listening to the audiobook rather slowly, but this time it’s because I want to take my time and savor the story.

what i plan on reading

orilium spring equinox tbr

Find info here.

So, this is actually my TBR for the next few months, since I’m extending the timeline of the Orilium: Spring Equinox readathon. This is because I deal with chronic fatigue and because, as I mentioned above, I’ve been in a real rough reading slump for nearly a year. Instead of beginning April 1st and ending on April 30th, I will keep the starting date the same and finish when the August readathon begins.

PromptSpecificationsBook Choice
Character Prompt: UrbanSet in a town or cityBook of Night by Holly Black
Character Prompt: DarkmeadowDark academiaThe Atlas Six by Olivie Blake
Conduit Prompt: SwordBlade on the coverThe Blood Trials by N.E. Davenport
Legacy Prompt: Monocle of VigilanceMystery or thrillerThe Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Calling Prompt: AlchemyPotion of Infatuation: Featuring romanceWild and Wicked Things by Francesca May
Calling Prompt: InscriptionStrength Glyph: Intimidating readCity of Dusk by Tara Sim
Calling Prompt: ArtificerySchematic Literacy: Earth settingPortrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li
Calling Prompt: Spells & IncantationAnti Gravity Spell: Short stories/essaysThe River of Silver by S.A. Chakraborty
Calling Prompt: Art of IllusionMirror Image: A book with a trope you likeIn A Garden Burning Gold by Rory Power
Calling Prompt: ConjurationConjuring of Light: Source of light on the coverFevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse

what i acquired from publishers

what i watched

the sex lives of college girls

I don’t know what it is about dramedies produced by Mindy Kaling, but I just find them so endearing! And The Sex Lives of College Girls is no different! Each of the girls is unique and distinct, but all are still incredibly relatable in their own ways. Gotta say though, three episodes in and I think my favorite of the gang is Bela.

what i listened to

high notes

  • “Badi Dal” by Elyanna // I’ve made my love for Elyanna no secret, so are we really surprised a song off her latest album is on the list this month?
  • “Burning Up (Fire)” by BTS // This track has me warming up to BTS (pun intended!)
  • “Something New” by Zendaya and Chris Brown // I love Zendaya, but hate Chris Brown as a person, but I can’t help but enjoy this song, which has an almost old-style R&B groove.
  • “Baby” by Cannons // I recently discovered Cannons when one of my favorite YouTubers mentioned going to their concert and I fell in love with their music!

what i bookmarked

hidden gems of the internet

what life was like in march 2022

March was full of spring cleaning and that was mostly it. I did also have a cookout with friends and family, and that was nice and fun. I also started tutoring a friend in calculus, in part so that I can do one of my periodic brush-ups on calculus and math “basics.” So it was good to get started on that. The weather here has been swinging between 40℉ and 70℉ on a daily basis and that’s made it pretty tough to make plans to get out and do stuff with friends, but hopefully that’ll change in April.

what i hope for in april 2022

There are a lot of fun events happening around D.C. this upcoming month, but whether or not I’ll make it to any depends on a lot of different factors. There are cherry blossom season festivities, a F.R.I.E.N.D.S set replica exhibit, seasonal art exhibits, and some fun lectures all taking place at least partially in April, plus a belly dance class I’m considering enrolling in. The only thing that’s set in stone, though, is that there’s plenty of spring cleaning left to do, lol! Regardless of what ends up happening, I’m sure I’ll manage to sneak some fun in somewhere!

spill the bean, friends!

  • How was your March?
  • What are you reading?
  • Anything on the horizon that you’re looking forward to?

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Lila is a 27-year-old college student studying physics and a lover of literature. When she's not busy reading or saving the world through science, Lila can be found singing jazz and blues and obsessing over hedgehogs (a.k.a. the cutest animals in the multiverse!)

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