February was yet another mixed bag. Some good things, some bad things. Health was an issue as per usual. The constant weird weather with hail and warm temperatures is crazy. I am having some anxiety and while I had time to read I just very often didn’t take it because I was way too restless to do it. Just randomly wandering around, you know?
In February I read a total of 10 books which makes the total of 2020 25 books read.
Of the 10 books 9 books were fantasy and 1 book was sci-fi.
Out of the 29 days of February I read 12 days which amounted to a total of 3061 pages. My best reading day was February 17th with 852 pages and 2 books finished.
The rating average of this month was 3,95.
- Kiss and Spell (Enchanted Inc. 7) by Shanna Swendson / 3,5 stars
- A Nessecary Sacrifice (Spellcaster Academy 7) by Jennetta Penner / 4 stars // ARC / Novella
- The Library of the Unwritten (Hell’s Library 1) by A.J. Hackworth / 5 stars
- Equal Rites (Discworld, Witches 1) by Terry Pratchett / Reread
- The Wind Reader by Dorothy Winsor / 3,5 stars // ARC
- The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland / 4,5 stars
- The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (Discworld) by Terry Pratchett / 4 stars
- City of Stone and Silence (Wells of Sorcery 2) by Django Wexler / 4 stars // ARC
- The Tyrant’s Tomb (The Trials of Apollo 4) by Rick Riordan / 4 stars
- Criminal Enchantment (Enchanted Inc. 0.5) by Shanna Swendson / 3 stars // Novella
March Plan: Not quite set in stone yet. I’m just going to see what appeals to me.
So I didn’t end up reading The Dragon Republic but I did pick up The Rise and the Fall of D.O.D.O. which was also over 500 pages.
March Plan: Again I am just going to see how things go here. Things are a little messy so who knows how much time I am going to have.
March TBR: The Serpent’s Secret / City of Ghosts / Tilly and the Lost Fairytales / De Legende van de Vuurvogel (Dutch)
March will be #MiddleGradeMarch and I will be jumping in. I’ll be doing a buddy read with Ely from Of Wonderland for City of Bones. You can read more about my reading plans here.
⌘ How was I? Who even knows. February was weird looking back on it.
⌘ The volunteering I am doing for the library to engage parents more is a bit messy. It is a pilot course and we are trying it all out. The books aren’t yet all here so it is hard to really be able to plan the trainings out ahead of time. We had our first one on Friday. I requested doing it in a duo because of everything else going on.
⌘ I went to a physical therapist for my back and it is improving every week. I have homework in the form of excercises. I hope I can get a good strong back (and apparently strong stomach musccles) again.
⌘ We also finally got the help at home that we requested at the end of Summer. A behavioral educationalist (not sure if this is the correct english term, but she looks at the behaviour of in this case kids, looks at the family as a whole and helps us figure out how to deal with certain things). It is intense and confronting in ways. But I am also positive it will help. Help us to help him better manage his difficulties with sensory input.
⌘ And I got a referral to a psychologist. So there is that. Apparently everyone is worried so woo is me.
Announcements and the Like
⌘ Announcing: Show Your Bujo Theme! Monthly Link-Up
⌘ A Necessary Sacrifice (Spellcaster Academy 7) by Jenetta Penner // ARC
⌘ Wild Country (The Others 7) by Anne Bishop
⌘ The Library of the Unwritten (Hell’s Library 1) by A.J. Hackwith
⌘ The Wind Reader by Dorothy Winsor // ARC
⌘ City of Stone and Silence (The Wells of Sorcery 2) by Django Wexler // ARC
⌘ The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Nicole Garland and Neal Stephenson
Top Ten Tuesday
⌘ Ten Books I Read in 2019 but Didn’t Review
⌘ 26 SFF Books, Stories and Series with F/F Pairings I’ve Read
⌘ Some of My favorite Illustrated Book Covers
⌘5 Characters (or Groups) I’d Follow on Social Media
Discussions, Topics and the Like
⌘ Diverse and/or Own Voices Books/Authors That Have Been Translated To Dutch in Recent Years
⌘ The Modern Monster / Six Degrees of SFnal Separation
⌘ How I Keep Track of All the Reading Challenges in 2020
⌘ Good Omens / Season 1 / Episode 4
I ended up not being able to watch episode 5 because of being fast asleep. So I did not end up completing it. Boo. But husband has promised to buy the boxset for me this year.
⌘ Shakespeare & Hathaway / Season 1 / Random Episodes
⌘ Shakespeare & Hathaway / Season 2 / Episode 2-6
This is just a random bbc detective that I find highly amusing.
⌘ Tanya from Mom’s Small Victories shares 25 ideas to create your own reading challenge.
⌘ Jess from Jessticulates shared covers by Chris Riddell for a top ten tuesday post.
⌘ Sofia from Bookish Wanderess shared 8 books with Afro-Latinx Characters by Afro-Latinx Authors for Black History Month.
⌘ Ellyn from Allonsthornraxx shared books with aro/ace spectrum rep coming out in 2020.
⌘ Ruby from Ruby’s Books shared her 2020 bullet journal set up.
⌘ LaLa in the Library talks about Little Free Libraries.
⌘ Of Wonderland has the 2020 Disability Release Ongoing Masterlist up again.
⌘ Alicia from A Kernel of Nonsense shared 24 Retellings by Authors of Color.
This monthly wrap up will be linked up with the monthly one by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction. This so we can blog hop to each others wrap ups easier.