March 2018 Book and Film Haul

I thought I’d share my book and film haul for March 2018. As someone on a tight budget, it is hard to find entire series at a reasonable price. Thank goodness for online thrift shops dedicated to books. I have so much to share. Let’s go.


I don’t want to list each book in these series because we can be here all day for this long monologue. Still, I want to discuss my relationship with literature and shame. Often, reviewers will say things that feel like jabs at book fans. I remember someone saying that the Percy Jackson books were Harry Potter rip-offs. Other people called them “childish.”

My own self-worth is usually quite tied to people’s perceptions of me. For whatever reason, people assume that someone who went to graduate school for literature has to be into literary fiction. I am not. Sometimes, I feel interested in reading some classics, but not often.

After much hesitation, I decided to gather some of my favorite middle-grade books once more (and actually, this extended beyond a genre. I assure you that I will be mostly reading books that are a fun experience, are affordable, and interest me).

In short: Percy Jackson books are on their way to me, just in time for a reread. Furthermore, the Spiderwick Chronicles are also coming home to me as well.


I did also manage to purchase the Percy Jackson movies, even though people criticize those movies too. Listen, that cast is way too pretty for me to pass up a chance of ogling them. Also, I was lucky to find the Spiderwick movie for cheap too.


Starting in March, I am implementing a search for good self-help books. I grabbed a couple of writing-related works: Spunk and Bite, and also Sin and Syntax. 

In an effort to also care better for my health, I got Kimberly Snyder’s The Beauty Detox (I am in love with her attitude toward health. Way back when, I had this book, and then I passed it on to someone who needed it much more than I did at the time. But, now, I need to get my health under control). And finally, Kris Carr, my vegan hero, I got her Crazy Sexy Kitchen. 

That’s it! My March 2018 Book and Film Haul in a quick summary for you. I cannot wait to read these books and enjoy them. Also, those films will be cherished, I assure you. Thank you for sticking with me as I try to unpack this shame that I have with books and films– and just interests as a whole.


I have been having a difficult lately with life and I apologize for being scarce.
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awk. 30s. hufflepuff, muslim, vegan, novice yogi, mental health, photography, book blogger, she/her

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awk. 30s. hufflepuff, muslim, vegan, novice yogi, mental health, photography, book blogger, she/her

5 thoughts on “March 2018 Book and Film Haul”

  1. I saw the Spiderwick movie and thought it was pretty good. I haven’t read the books though. And I still need to read Percy Jackson one of these days!

    1. I, too, saw the Spiderwick movie ages ago and liked it. Greg, the books are really short. I think you might end up liking them even better than the movie!

  2. Hey, as long as you don’t have too high expectations for the movies, the pjo ones can be entertaining. Logan is still nice to look at. 😉 (And as I typed that I felt like such an old lady haha). I also ordered the Spiderwick movie! After reading the bind-up I had to see it. I hope it gets here tomorrow. <3 I can't wait to see how it holds up.

    1. The whole cast is pretty. I haven’t seen the movies in ages, but I cannot wait to be immersed in that world again. Dude, I am older than you, by the way.

  3. I think you would like Jolene’s blog, Jo’s Book Blog: Read What Makes You Happy, because that’s her take on life! 👍

    I am collecting both Children’s and Middle Grade series at the moment, so I understand perfectly. Enjoy your re-reads. 💜

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