February Recap

March 3, 2016 Challenges, Monthly Recap 18

Feb-Wrap-Up

My Goings On in February:

  • I turned 42 this month. Yep, that’s right – I’m old. 🙂 But it was also my blogoversary, and my blog only turned three, so let’s just average those out, shall we?
  • I did a proofread of Faerytale: The Beloved by Genevra Thorne, which is being published by Booktrope.
  • I’m still working my way through season 4 of Once Upon a Time (my official elliptical viewing pleasure). I really love this show!! I also started watching Fuller House with my kids. It’s incredibly cheesy (just like the original show was), but they like the goofy humor, and I get to reminisce a bit. I’m a bit surprised by how many sexual innuendos they pack into the script, but I guess that’s just the world today – I have to admit it makes me kind of sad. Oh, and my husband and I have been bingeing on Chuck for the past few months – it’s also cheesy, but in a much more tongue-in-cheek, hilarious way!
  • My daughter’s taking a break from gymnastics for at least a month (maybe permanently?), so I’m officially not doing hospitality for the March state meet. I’m not gonna lie – I’m thrilled!
  • I used my birthday money to buy some really cute artwork from Tabitha (who did my blog design). I actually got even more than this, but I haven’t decided which things I’m going to give to my Secret Sister yet, so I’m not showing them all. Most of them are prints, but the mushroom one is an original, and Tabitha even threw in the little collector’s card size original fox girl and the Belle print as a happy birthday to me (I thought that was really sweet.) I still need to get frames for most of them, but I had one frame that was perfect!

Artwork

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Most Popular Posts:

My Birthday & Blogoversary Giveaway! – Thanks for all the love and well-wishes! There’s still one more week to enter the giveaway!

The February Discussion Challenge Link-Up and Giveaway – As usual, the number of discussion posts went down a bit in February (we start out with a BANG in January), but there were still 90 February discussions posted!! Make sure you check them out – especially those last minute entries that you may have missed!

Can Book Blogging Lead to a Job – Let’s Discuss

Other Features & Discussions:

Some Books Just Aren’t All That Memorable – Let’s Discuss

Books that Intimidate Us – Let’s Discuss!

February Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up – Still time to link up your February recap posts! Watch for the giveaway, which will be posted on Bingeing on Books on March 10th!

  My 2016 Reading Progress:

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February 2016 Reviews

Here are the reviews I posted this month:

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  • Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan | Review | Rating: 4.5/5
  • Call Me, Maybe by Ellie Cahill | Review | Rating: 4.5/5
  • To the Stars by Molly McAdams | Review | Rating: 3/5
  • Stardust Destiny by Nazarea Andrews | Review | Rating: 3/5
  • Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers | Review | Rating: 4/5
  • Abe Lincoln and the Selfie that Saved the Union by David Potter | Review | Rating: 3.5/5
  • After the Woods by Kim Savage | Review | Rating: 5/5
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  • Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner | Review | Rating: 4.5/5
  • The Distance Between Us by Kasie West | Review | Rating: 3.5/5
  • The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller | Review | Rating: 4/5
  • Underground by Janelle Stalder | Review | Rating: 4/5
  • Air Awakens by Elise Kova | Review | Rating: 4/5

My Favorite February Read:

After the Woods wins out this month because of the engrossing mystery, but Their Fractured Light is a close second – the Starbound Trilogy as a whole is an all-time favorite!

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Reading Challenges:

2016-Discussion-Challenge

Status: 8/49 Discussions posted

Can Book Blogging Lead to a Job – Let’s Discuss
Some Books Just Aren’t All That Memorable – Let’s Discuss
Books that Intimidate Us – Let’s Discuss!

HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – Feed Your Fiction Addiction & It Starts at Midnight

Unique Format Challenge

Status: 1/5 Books Read

None this month!

 
HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – Shooting Stars Mag

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Status: 2/12 Books Read

Hmmm … I don’t think any of the books I read this month really apply to this challenge. I read three fantasies with characters of sort of nebulous ethnicities, but I don’t know that I would  specifically put any of them into the diverse books category. Unless I’m misremembering? Correct me if I’m wrong!

 HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – Chasing Faerytales & Read Sleep Repeat

ShelfLove-Challenge-2016

Status: 4/21-30 Books Read
Once again, I only included physical books that I actually had on my shelf before January (and read in 2016, since I actually read Their Fractured Light in December).

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller

HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – Chapter Break, Second Run Reviews & Bookworm Brandee

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Status: 1/12 Series Finished

Um, I failed at this challenge in February! I meant to finish The Others series by Anne Bishop, but I only finished the first book! I’m still working on it and plan to finish it toward the beginning of the month, though!

HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – Love at First Page

 

Wrap-Up Round-Up!

Don’t forget to link your February wrap-up posts up to the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up! And watch for the giveaway, which will be posted on Bingeing on Books on March 10th!

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18 Responses to “February Recap”

  1. Tonyalee

    I’m actually really bad about linking my discussions LOL I need to get better at that. And Happy Belated Birthday!!!! <3

  2. GayAnna Weddle

    Oh my gosh, the artwork from Tabitha is adorable! I love it all!! Can’t wait to see it in person.

  3. Rebekah @ Wordsmithing and Worldbuilding

    Happy Belated Birthday! (Mine was on the 8th, so just 3 days earlier than yours :P) I’ll have to go check out that post. I am SO BEHIND, oh my word – I feel like I’m playing endless catch up. But it’s a lot more fun to catch up on reading blogs than, well, most things 🙂 It sounds like you had a pretty busy month yourself.
    That artwork is precious 🙂 Thanks for the intro to an artist I haven’t seen before

  4. Paij Slater

    Happy belated birthday! Don’t say your old because I turn 42 this year and I’m not old ;)! Hehehe! Life sounds busy so how you get so much Reading makes me jealous!

  5. Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

    I know I told you last week but HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN! Looks like you had an awesome time, lots of books and gorgeous artwork. Oh and you are NOT OLD ;D I’m glad you’re having fun with OUaT – I only started that show like last year but I’m all caught up and eagerly awaiting the show to come back from it’s hiatus! Happy weekend my friend ♥

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  6. Jen @ Books That Hook

    I hope you had a great birthday. I will be 42 this year myself. I feel soooo old, mainly because my body is falling apart already.

    I love Once Upon a Time too. I haven’t seen season four. I’m behind on lots of shows.

    Cute artwork!

  7. Karen Blue

    Happy Belated Birthday! I am not far behind you. In fact, I will be celebrating the BIG 40 this year. Ugh! I am so happy for you not to be hosting that meet again this year. I know it was rough for you last year. Nice haul of review this month! I so need to read Air Awakens. I bought it and just haven’t had any spare reading time. I am overloaded with my TBR!
    I hope you enjoy all your (new found) free time!

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