February Wrap Up 2016

February. A month of pancakes and book comas. Once again I have no idea where the times has gone and I am convinced that we’re somehow skipping days.

As I mentioned last month my mission for this year is to find a balance between my fantasy/contemporary reading ratio. I feel like we’re making good progress on this promise as I’ve finally gotten my fantasy kick.

I only read three books this month which is pretty average for me but I will stress that A Gathering of Shadows has put me in a semi permanent book coma. I’m still coming to terms with the happenings of that book so I’m not quite ready to move on.

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Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensely: 3.5/5 Stars

Air Awakens (Air Awakens #1) by Elise Kova: 4 Stars

A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of magic #2) by V. E. Schwab: 5 Stars

  • Note: A Gathering of Shadows is my first 5 star book of the year. YAY!

My good friend, Vinita also provided a lovely Guest Review post for the book See Me by Nicholas Sparks: 4 Stars.

Features at My Midnight Musing

Top Ten Tuesday
2nd February: Historical Settings I Love
9th February: One True Pairings
16th February: Soundtrack to my Books
23rd February: Books I was Hesitant to Read

Waiting on Wednesday
3rd February: Nevernight
10th February: Risuko
17th February: The Serpent King
24th February: Crooked Kingdom

8th February: The Book Fangirl Award
15th February: The Love Tag
21st February: The Inside Out Book Tag 

Favorite Posts in February

ARC’s have been a big topic of discussion as of late. While some people have been discussing the reason they’re giving up or limiting their ARCs, Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight talks about why she isn’t giving up on ARCs.

Rashika @ The Social Potato also highlights the reasons why it’s okay to not read all of the ARC’s you receive.

Ali @ Arctic Books discusses why consent matters in YA.

Astra @ A Stranger’s Guide to Novels wonders where all the families are in YA.

Jess @ Princessica of Books launched the Project Positivity. Here bloggers are provided an opportunity to highlights the best part of blogging.

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction talks about the ways blogging can potentially lead to a job. 

Kat @ Kat Impossible discusses review interaction and the factors that influence your decision to read and comment on a review post and why these posts don’t get as much views as other posts do.

Joey @ Another Afterthought had author and fellow blogger Brett Michael Orr  guest post on his site for Valentines Week. Here he talks about how media influenced his direction of writing romance. 

To finish I’ll send you over to Jesse @ Books at Dawn’s recap on the day he met the wonderfully talented Pierce Brown.

March To Be Read List

I actually do have a goal of books I would like to read in the next month. Hopefully once I get out of my book coma I’ll be able to read Fire Falling (Air Awakens #2) by Elise Kova and possibly go on to the third book, Earth’s End.

Other than that I have no definite reading plans for March. However, there are several books that I want to read expected to come out this month so hopefully I can get my hands on them.

In non-bookish news I’ve also finally gotten back into binge watching mode and I’ve started watching Mr. Robot and plan to finally watch Outlander this month. Still I make no promises. 

How has February treated you?

17 thoughts on “February Wrap Up 2016

  1. Oh shit, a semi permanent book coma after finishing AGOS? I’m starting it tonight and now I am freaking out. DAMN.

    Luckily my fangirl side is going pretty strong at the moment 😀 I am sure it will be as amazing as I want it to be (please tell me it will) but something definitely smells like cliffhanger…

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    1. 5 days ago it was a permanent book coma haha. The book is everything I wanted and so much more but the pain is oh so very sharp and real and I just can’t deal. A support group will be needed by the end. 😉

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  2. Awe, *blushes* you mentioned me in your recap! I feel so honored!!! I got A Gathering of Shadows in the mail today and want to read it as soon as I am done with Glass Sword, which is why I stayed away from your review so far hahaha I thought I should mention that, but I shall return upon finishing the book!

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    1. Here’s to wonderful discussion posts I say. I do hope you enjoy A Gathering of Shadows. Be prepared for one hell of an emotional roller-coaster. You’ll just want to hug everyone by the end haha.

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    1. You’re welcome. A Darker Shade of Magic embodies everything I love about fantasy and the sequel has me in pieces. No second book slump here. I desperately need to tame my tbr pile. It’s getting out of control haha.

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    1. I feel like we’re just never going to recover from that emotional trauma. My heart’s still in pieces. Cure the evil cliffhanger for making me feel haha.


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