Currently (March 2021): Book of the Month, Alice in April, and More!

Posted March 3, 2021 by shooting in Personal / 28 Comments

I’m linking up with Anne today for her Currently feature! Come join us!

Currently: March 2021

Choosing: my Book of the Month books. I skipped the last couple months because nothing really stood out to me. Of course, for March, I got three books, so I just made up for all the ones I missed! LOL (I’m an affiliate with, which are the links I’m using to show you the books; I get a small % of any sale and you support independent bookstores).

From the five March choices I chose two: The Final Revival of Opal and Nev and The Lost Apothecary. I then added on The Bad Muslim Discount. The two “add-ons” were only about $10 each, so it’s a great deal if you’re still thinking about signing up. Feel free to use my Book of the Month affiliate link, which will give me a free book. Use the code BOOKBUD to get your first book for only $9.99.

Imagining: the days when it’s warm enough to be outside for long periods of time. A couple days last week were warmish and I sat on my front porch to read. It was so lovely. I am definitely looking forward to more Spring-ish days – especially the ones where I don’t need a blanket to keep somewhat warm. I tend to do a lot of reading on my porch when the weather is right, and I miss just being able to get out more.

Making: some new features for the blog! I like to mix things up here and there. I had my first Behind the Bookstagram segment with the awesome ladies from The Alchemy Bookshop. Be sure to check out their post for some book photo tips and tricks. Please let me know if you’d like to take part! You don’t have to have a full post of photos/stories. Anything works! Feel free to shoot me an email: laurenbecker1215 at


I’m also making plans for some fun Alice in Wonderland themed giveaways next month. I had a poll on Twitter to see if people would want Alice in April or (Jane) Austen in April and Alice won, so look out for those posts!

Recommending: the new comedy B Positive. It’s about a younger man (Drew) who is in renal failure (aka his kidneys aren’t working) and he has to go on dialysis. He runs into someone he knew in high school (Gina) and she gets tested and guess what?? She’s a match, so she’s going to be his donor. She has to get sober and basically start living healthier though. It’s a story about them getting to know each other more, growing and living, and it’s pretty dang funny. I love the actors in this one, especially the two leads Thomas Middleditch and Annaleigh Ashford.

Wearing: pretty much living in joggers or pajama pants. As I write this, I’m wearing yoga pants because I have my first tap class since I got Covid. First it was illness, then it was snow closings, and then last week I just didn’t feel up to it so I’m going to see how it goes. I’m sure I won’t be dancing a ton because I’m still having breathing/chest issues, but it’ll be nice to get out and move a bit.

Before You Go- 

I have a few giveaways going on – two on the blog and one on Instagram – if you would be interested in entering. You can find them on the right hand sidebar but here are direct links too:

Instagram Giveaway: a copy of the book To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and LitJoy crate stationary kit made for the book – U.S. only, ends March 5

Item of Choice from Uncommon Goods ($20) – U.S. only, ends March 15

$10 USD via PayPal – International, ends March 16



28 responses to “Currently (March 2021): Book of the Month, Alice in April, and More!

  1. You are the second or third blogger who has written about reading outside and I am now starting to get excited about that too. Maybe by April that will happen here for us. Maybe… But it’s seriously one of my favourite things to do.

  2. I wish they deliver in Canada. I would definitely like to take advantage of the Book of the Month offerings.

    I like your picks! I hope you’ll enjoy them.

  3. B Positive looks like a good one! Thanks 🙂 I always need a recommendation in that department. And I’m with you–I love porch time! Here’s to more of it!

  4. I hope all your new books are hits for you. I am only familiar with one (though I have not read it), and I am also looking forward to it getting a bit warmer. I am so desperate for fresh air, I cracked the window when it was 50 out.

  5. I’m considering those 3 books from BOTM too! They all sound great. Kind of wishing I *hadn’t* gotten one in February because my pick turned out to be disappointing, and I have already bought so many books lately… but a girl can’t help but want more, right? 🙂 I’m totally with you on reading outside being so nice, and being able to be outside comfortably for longer periods. In Cincinnati it arrives sooner than Michigan, and I do miss that about living there.

    Oh, and you take tap classes?! So great! I have taken several as an adult (never as a kid), but it has been years and I would love to get back into it so much. Such a fun way to move. And challenge your brain with choreography 🙂

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  6. I’ve never heard of B Positive before, but it sounds really cute! I’ve been all about joggers and leggings lately because everything just exhausts me lately with virtual schooling and the pandemic dragging on. It’s hard to motivate yourself to get dressed when no one sees you! Haha!

  7. Yay for tap class! I hope you have fun! I really want to read Bad Muslim Discount, I’ve heard good things! Thanks for the movie rec too!

  8. RO

    Very cool about learning to tap, and being comfy is the best way to enjoy it for sure. Totally adore Alice in Wonderland, and I’ve been enjoying B Positive too. I like how they’re able to show the humor in such a great way. I’m not a warm weather person, so I’m not likely to read outside(lol), but I’ve got a lot to catch up on with my books, and there are a couple new books waiting at the library for me.(lol) Glad you’re feeling much better. Hugs, RO

  9. I’m always tempted to sign up for Book Of The Month. I get close to doing it and then suddenly remember all the unread books I have sitting around. I’m looking forward to warm weather too. I want all the ice on the sidewalks to melt so running isn’t a near-death experience for me.

  10. Joanne

    I took tap classes all through high school and I loved it. B Positive sounds like a show I’d enjoy; thanks for the recommendation.

  11. I started the lockdown in yoga pants and have upgraded to leggings but that’s pretty much all I’ve warn in a year lol

    It’s raining again but we had 4 glorious days of sunshine and it totally flipped my mood. I can’t wait for full spring but at least it’s inching closer.

    Karen @ For What It’s Worth

  12. Jen

    Alice in April sounds fun! I hope your tap class was fun. Good for you for returning even if you don’t feel 100 percent!

  13. I actually just bought MORE jogger pants, because I’ve been wearing them so much. I got some inexpensive ones off of Amazon and I got some Zella ones from Nordstrom. It is so nice to be cozy and comfy! I need to get outside more to read or work on blog stuff on my laptop while the weather is nice and not too hot!


  14. I’ve watched B Positive a few times, it comes on after something else I watch, maybe Young Sheldon? I actually ended up skipping my Book of the Month this time. Didn’t see any that I wanted. Of course I’ve only read one of my books so far and I’ve been subscribing almost a year now, so that’s not saying anything great. lol.

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  15. Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass are 2 of my favorite children’s books. Can’t wait to see what you are giving away. I need to spend a good couple of days (months?) learning more about Instagram…reels, videos, stories…and discovering Bookstagram. Have a tab open to check out Behind the Booskstagram.

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