March Wrap-Up & Book Haul


March found me a bit scatter brained in all things life & reading but I took this as a sign of adjusting to my new place & neighborhood. I did a little neighborhood exploring (for those who don’t know, I recently moved) & arranging in our new place. I finally unpacked the last bit of boxes but i’ll be honest, the sole motivator for that was the end of the month bday party I was having at home for my daughter. If I were pregnant (I’m not lol), I’d call March my nesting period & I was just waiting for the moment it would feel like home. Whelp, I’m fully comfortable now & moved on to the next stages of paint swatches *silent prayer to the universe*  which i’m personally intimidated by. Anyways, in the month of March I read 4 quality books, this seems to be a pattern lately (can’t break out of 4) but i’m hoping April will be a little different since I have Graphic Novels to read as well *fingers crossed*…

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The Roanoke Girls by my Engel ★★★★ (4 Stars)

You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner ★★★★★ (5 Stars)

Hunted by Meagan Spooner ★★★★★ (4.5 Stars)

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence (First Book of the Ancestor) ★★★★★ (5 Stars)

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This is a 1st on LairofBooks haha! other than my Owlcrate & Book of the Month (view here) I actually did NOT buy any physical books *gasps* I know, shocking right? yeah well I think it was my subconscious telling me to chill cuz May 2nd is right around the corner & on that date my pockets will weep. Now, I can’t really say that I didn’t buy ANY books though…my Amazon Kindle deals addiction is very much strong & alive *no worries* I didn’t realize just how many e-book deals I jumped on but this wrap-up is a real eye opener LOL!…

Yea…so…a bit much but ummm at least they’re only taking up digital space? smh, i’ll do better in April though. I’ve already passed up some tempting deals & i’m quite proud of myself. Oh & The Chaos Of Longing was FREE so yea 😉

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March sadly did not see me watching one of my most anticipated movies Beauty & the Beast. I hope to remedy that this coming weekend but don’t want to jinx it so i’ll leave it at that. I Did manage to watch 1 movie & 1 Netflix show…

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I’m a HUGE X-men fan & even named my soon to be 3 year old son Logan after my fave X-men (close tie with Storm but didn’t think naming the kid that would help much). Every month, well at least once a month the hubby & I have ourselves a a date night & this was our pick. No regrets here! this is easily one of Hugh Jackman’s greatest films, his performance was on POINT! Dafnee Keen the little girl who plays X-23 is a perfect fit for the role & i’m very interested in seeing what is done with her story arc. Also very pleased to see a Latinx child actress on the screen for a change *whoop whoop*

This movie is Rated R for a change & I for one think this improved the cinematic quality overall. The fight scenes were def more intense & gory, just as an FYI there are no sex scenes in Logan. The story line was A+ & held my interest from start to finish. I was very emotional by the end & have plenty of questions but primarily…WHAT’S NEXT?!?! I’ve heard rumors of Fox producing a Marvel series with the children in this movie, not sure how I feel about that. I’d probably check it out but I’d much rather prefer a continuation on the big screen. Overall I rated Logan 5 stars 😉

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So…thoughts…I have plenty but they aren’t very nice smh. I have watched all of the Netflix Marvel series (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage) and really enjoyed them (Daredevil ssn2 was a bit meh for me). Iron Fist however was hard to watch & no I am not talking about the well known reasons that are being talked about on social media. I caught on to the discussion on twitter regarding Marvel’s decision to cast a white actor to fulfill the role of a “master of distinctly Asian traditions of fighting” (Link to NYT article) a bit late. What I do know is that the actor (didn’t bother looking up his name), is either a terrible actor or his character was written poorly. It felt awkward by episode 7, watching this character come off as dumb (i’m trying to be nice). He continued to come off as lost & naive from start to finish no matter how many times he was stabbed in the back. What sucks the most is that the supporting actors were actually good & I enjoyed their parts the most including the villains. To be honest, given how much of this show featured Asian traditions of fighting & how awkward Danny Rand (fictional name) came off explaining & “teaching” these traditions…I am also of the opinion that a opportunity was missed to feature a asian actor. Overall I rated Iron Fist a meh 3 & that’s simply for the supporting performances.

The Defenders Trailer with Easter Eggs

For those like myself who didn’t see much in the short trailer released by Marvel yesterday 😉

I’m only 6 days late with this wrap-up/haul, record breaking! for the most part I am still seeing these posts on my timeline & will be making my rounds btwn today & tomorrow. If you’ve done yours please drop that link & I’ll swing by your corner of the interwebs for a chat. Have any of my bookish peeps read or watched any of the books/movies/shows I mentioned? if so, I’d love to hear your thoughts 🙂

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Author: LairOfBooks

"Between The Pages Of A Book Is A Lovely Place To Be"-Anonymous

43 thoughts on “March Wrap-Up & Book Haul”

  1. AHH!!! I loved this defenders video explained! It makes so much more sense and now I’m SOO excited! Jessica Jones was my favorite of the shows with season 1 of DD coming in close second. I’m so behind and still have to watch Luke Cage and Iron Fist before August! I also know so many people who said Logan was absolutely amazing so I need to see that ASAP!!

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    1. haha! doesn’t it though?!?! I kept saying BUT THERE HAS TO BE MORE! Luke Cage & Jessica Jones were a tie for me for different reasons. I’m very excited for August now & Punisher! Logan was AMAZING! bring the tissue though 😉

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    1. That’s awesome Ashley! I love books about books so this was a no brained for me when I saw the Kindle deal lol. Didn’t know that it has diverse characters so thank you for that Info, now I’m really looking forward to it 😃 & thank you, it’s finally feeling like my home. Wishing you a wonderful April 😃💕

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  2. Looking at your haul I’m a little sad that I missed so many great Kindle deals (though maybe that’s a good thing considering I’m trying not to buy books right now 😂). Anyway! Looks like you had a spectacular reading month in March, Lilly! Also, so glad to hear that Logan was good. I love X-Men and want to see the movie so bad but still haven’t had the chance. Hopefully soon! I hope you’re having a great April so far! 😊♥

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    1. Thanks Melissa! 😃💕there were so many deals in March smh I went a bit overboard. I’m just glad I had enough self control not to click purchase on my BookOutlet cart 😂 Logan was EPIC! I hope you get to see it soon & enjoy it as much as I did 😆💕 wishing you an Amazing April 💜

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    1. Red Sister is EPIC & now it has me buying the Broken Empire trilogy smh lol. I’ve heard good things about A Discovery of Witches, will def review when I get around to it 😉💕thank you for stopping by 😃

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  3. I’ve read The Joy Luck Club and it was absolutely amazing. It was interesting and so informative, and definitely a classic. I’ve also read Attachments though I didn’t like it at all; hopefully you’ll enjoy it much more than me. 🙂

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    1. Omg yes! I’ve heard so many great things about The Joy Luck Club, one of the ones I’m most excited to have snagged lol. I’ve heard mixed reviews for Attachments, it’s either you hate it or love it 🙈we shall see 😃💕

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  4. I’ve been eyeing Hunted and You’re Welcome, Universe. Glad to see you enjoyed them. OMG, I was so addicted to Amazon deals. I used to get 15+ in just a month. Thankfully, I slowed down and stopped with that LOL. But sometimes it’s just so hard to pass up those $1.99-2.99 deals on awesome books!

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    1. Those two are in my faves list for 2017, hope you enjoy them as much as I did when you get around to them Ashley 😃💕 I’m seriously going to have to unsubscribe from Amazon deals emails at this point cuz I have 0 self control with them 😂 happy reading April 😃💕

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  5. Great Haul! I’m very excited to read Red Sister! I haven’t watched Iron Fist yet and I’m hearing everyone pretty much disappointed with this show which made me lose interest in it. I’m a huge fan of X-Men movies and also Huge Jackman. Logan is definitely an amazing movie! I’m looking forward to watch B&B and It’s one of my highly anticipated movies.
    Hope you great reading month in april! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Raven! I hope you enjoy Red Sister when you get around to it, I actually just ordered my physical copy & cannot wait to have it in my hands! *eeeeeK* lol Iron Fist was a big disappointment to myself & my husband but we watched til teh very end since it ties in to the rest. Logan was amazing, crossing my fingers for B&B this weekend. Have a wonderful reading month in April 🙂 <3!

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    1. Thanks Krysti lol, it was unexpected that there’d be so many deals in March. I didn’t expect that ending either 😩😩😩 I’m such a die hard X-Men fan & have some questions after Logan, interested in where they go next with the franchise 🤔

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      1. I don’t even watch a ton of movies anymore, but I do watch the X-Men movies, and this is one of the best IMO. I can’t wait to see where they take it next either. I do love the girl (can’t remember her name right now), so I can’t wait to see more of her.

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  6. Great reading month and haul, Lilly ♥ I’m glad you enjoyed The Roanoke Girls, I’m hoping to get to that one soon!! I hope you enjoy The Chaos of Longing when you get to it 😀 I’m a bit behind on the Marvel Netflix shows, I’ve only watched Jessica Jones and S1 of Daredevil, but I really want to watch Luke Cage and I’m definitely interested in seeing how The Defenders turns out! At the moment though I’m just DYING for season 2 of Jessica Jones, haha.

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    1. Thank you Lauren! The Roanoke Girls was very dark but the authors writing style I enjoyed. I’ve heard really great things about The Chaos of Longing so I’m psyched for that one. LOVE Jessica Jones (also in need of ssn 2! lol) & Luke Cage, the latter requiring just a bit of patience with pacing lol. Luke may start off slow but it falls into a good pace as you go along & the story is phenomenal if you see it through to the end 😉

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  7. Happy to hear you are unpacked and starting to feel settled into your new place 🙂

    You got so many wonderful ebooks this month!! I am particularly interested to see what you think of The Fifth Season, Anansi Boys (like that cover much better lol), and Ink and Bone, as those are all on my TBR. I read The Girl From Everywhere and really enjoyed it! The second book just came out in February and I really need to continue on with the series.

    I hope you have a wonderful reading month in April Lilly 🙂

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    1. Baha! @ Anansi Boys, this cover is more conservative 😂 I’m really looking forward to Fifth Season 🙌🏼 top of my list for diverse fantasy 😉 I’ve heard such mixed reviews over The Girl From a Everywhere but decided to give it a shot anyways🤷🏻‍♀️ lol. Happy reading in April Amanda 😃💕

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