Wow I can’t believe February is over? Two months down in the new year and I feel like this year keeps flying! I was so excited to participate in Book Clubs and Love-A-Thon this month! However, my reviews did fall to the way side, but I’m hoping March will be my review month! I’ve got lots of review posts planned so stay tuned 🙂
With that said, I wanted to share a quick recap of my month 🙂
Yes Please! by Amy Poehler
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker (illus. by Marla Frazee)
Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Cocaine Blues (A Phryne Fisher Mystery #1) by Kerry Greenwood
I also started Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay but have not finished it yet…so hopefully in March!
February 2016 TBR – my planned book reads for the month
Waiting on Wednesday (1): BlackHearts by Nicole Castronman
Illuminae Book Review – 5/5 stars
YouTube: PopCrunchBoom Books Goes Live! – oh hey, I started a YouTube channel…
Truthwitch Read-Along Week 1 – discussion questions answered from reading chpts. 1-9
Waiting on Wednesday (2): Holding Court by K. C. Held
Waiting on Wednesday (3): A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann
2016 Love-A-Thon Begins! – a quick survey to get to know me better 🙂
Project Life & Books: A Love-A-Thon Mix & Match – the first challenge post of #LoveAThon; see my new obsession!
Love-A-Thon Bingo: Mini Challenge #2 – see how well I did with this challenge 😉
Book Spine Poetry: #LoveAThon Mini Challenge #3 – my favorite challenge!!
Truthwitch Read-Along Weeks 2 & 3 – discussion questions answered from chpts. 10-29
Waiting on Wednesday (4): If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
This time around I made a video for my recent hauls! The vid also includes my January haul 😉 I bought soooo many books these past two months that I thought a video would be best to show them all off! Let me know if you’d like to see more of these types of videos or just the standard photo and list 😉 Also let me know what books you’ve picked up this past month!!
This month I was able to attend two book club meetings! I met up with some awesome book lovers in my city to discuss Tiger Lily (for my YA book club) and The Charm School by Susan Wiggs (for my Romance book club). I enjoyed every minute of both meet ups and cannot wait to do it again next month! It is so much fun being able to discuss the book you read with a bunch of other people who’ve read it too, ugh I’m just in book lover heaven after discovering the magic of book clubs! 🙂
Additionally, while not technically a bookish event, I visited another nearby library for a class assignment. This time around I was able to explore Newton Free Library. This library has a wonderful ESL & Literacy program and I was fortunate enough to interview the program director for my class project. I’m so thankful to her and the Newton Free Library for allowing us to visit and talk with her and learn more about creating an awesome ESL & Literacy program!
Look they even have a massive foreign language section for children!!
In other bookish news, ApollyCon 2016 took place this past weekend! How fun!! I so wish I could have gone, but being busy in grad school kept me from flying down to Savannah for all the bookish fun! I so wanted to meet all the wonderful authors and explore that beautiful city, but I’ll just have to live vicariously through all you attendees! So make sure you let me know if you were there and what your favorite things were and if you have any photos/blog posts to share 🙂
Overall, I’m still dealing with the cold weather (and strangely warm days) of Boston while also trying to survive grad school and get all my assignments done! (*Yikes*) I’ve been reading more, but blogging less and I really need to fix this stat! I celebrated my 25th birthday by buying books, having lunch with a great friend and going to class haha. Also this month, I hosted my first giveaway in over a year (I believe) on my Instagram account. The winner will be announced today 🙂 While I didn’t blog reviews as much as I wanted to, I’m still happy with my blogging and reading for the month. I obviously didn’t accomplish my ambitious TBR, but I fell in love with some books and have begun enjoying reading again which I think I somehow lost last year. So all in all I had a pretty great February and I’m happy!
Let me know how your February has gone! If you have any wrap-up posts, please leave them below! I love seeing what everyone else has done each month! Also SHOUT-OUT to all my lovely new friends/bloggers/booklovers that I met through #LoveAThon! I’m going to do my best to catch up with all of you sometime this week 🙂
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