Tuesday, March 3, 2015

February Wrap-Up

Bye February! Don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out!

I am so done with winter and ready for spring. It feels like it snowed in NJ just about every weekend, which meant my first grader had a delay or a day off just about every Monday. I'm tired of cold feet, bundling up kids, and salting steps. Sunshine and sandals, please come soon!

On the reading front, February was pretty good. I'm hard pressed to mention any book I didn't like (well, maybe The Sun Also Rises, which you can read about here). I had a blast participating in Comics February and raced through three really great graphic novels. I read some mysteries, featuring two of my favorite female sleuths and wondered where all of the elderly protagonists are in literature (especially because they are so great to read about!).


Mr. Kiss and Tell (Veronica Mars, #2)  Some Luck  Castle Waiting, Vol. 1 (Castle Waiting Omnibus Collection, #1)

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce, #7)    Relish: My Life in the Kitchen

Books reviewed in February: 9
Pages read: 3,232
Fiction/non-fiction: 7/2
Male authors/female authors/multiple authors: 2/4/3
My books/library books/books for review: 1/4/4
Most-read February review: Lost and Found & Etta and Otto and Russell and James 
Favorite February read: This is a hard question this month. Take your pick!


What was the best book you read in February?

16 comments:

  1. It's always great when you have a tough time picking a favorite! Loved several of these...and I need to get caught up with Flavia!

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    1. Flavia is such fun and I find her a perfect read during the cold winter months. Maybe it's something about a drafty English manor house...

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  2. Winter. BLERG. I'm over it too. It's just so stinking loooong. Sigh. ;)

    I love that you have so many favorites. I thought Lost & Found was brilliant.

    Here's to a wonderful (and warmer!) March.

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    1. Lost and Found was so wonderful. I can't wait to see what Davis writes next!

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  3. I'm so over winter. We're expecting another 8 to 12 inches of snow here tonight and tomorrow, barely over the last one.

    More time to read, but man, it's cold!

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    1. Reading time is always nice but a little warmth would be appreciated too!

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  4. Castle Waiting has been on my wanna-read list for YEARS! My old library had it, but the new one does not. I guess I need to bite the bullet and interlibrary loan it.

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    1. It's so good! I think you will like it. :)

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  5. I feel ya, Winter needs to high-tail it out of here. Spring seems a far way off where I live if yesterday's ice storm was any indication. Half the city was without power. Some still don't even have power back. Ugh.

    Fellow Marshmallows unite! I'm eager to read the Veronica Mars novel but there are so many other books that take precedence. The first one was pretty decent and I must know what happens next to our favorite female detective.

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    1. Hooray for the Marshmallows! It might actually be fun to wait until a few Veronica books come out and do a wonderful marathon. :)

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  6. Great books here. I've been wanting to check out Chimney Sweepers. It looks so interesting!

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    1. Have you read any Flavia books before? They're really great!

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  7. It sounds like winter and snow has been battering a lot of the US this year... I hope spring is on its way to you soon!

    But yay, lots of good books read!

    February was a rubbish reading month for me, I'm picking up on that now though - I've missed reading! Happy Reading this month!
    :-)
    Life’s Open Pages

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    1. I hope March is better to you and gives you more reading time!

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  8. I was excited to read about 'Some Luck!' Love that Jane Smiley. And I find it encouraging that she raised three children AND managed to write novels.

    Andria
    (Military Spouse Book Review)

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    1. That is definitely encouraging! It was my first time reading Jane Smiley but I doubt it will be the last.

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