February Wrap Up 2018

Apparently, it’s officially springtime now. Well, it still feels a whole lot like winter right now. So, looking back on February, I can safely say it was eventful. Why? Well, the main reason being, as most of you know, I started my new job. It’s been a bit of an information overload to start with, but still really enjoyable and I feel like I’m slowly finding my feet there.

In terms of reading and blogging, it’s been a mixed bag. I’ve still made the effort to continuously post on the blog, but my blog-hopping is not so good. I tend to stick to blog-hopping and replying once a week, which is not so great. It’s the most time-consuming part of blogging, and I love it, but I just don’t have the energy or the time to commit to it more than once a week right now. Hopefully, that will not be the case soon.

My reading hasn’t been much better. I’m still in this horrendous slump. I see books that sound great, but when I get to reading them I lose interest really quick. However, I am so happy to say that I did end up reading two books. First, Brooklynaire. I love that we FINALLY got Becca and Nates book. It was fun, sweet, sensual, and everything you could have wanted from their book. I also read the light novel for Your Name. I’ve spoken about my love for the film so I thought I’d give the book a shot as well. It doesn’t deviate from the film, but it does delve into the mindset and emotions Mitsuha and Taki experience.

I must say the highlight of the month for me was the Winter Olympics. I was hooked from the start and could not stop watching it. I keep saying this, but I always say I feel like I get an adrenaline kick after just watching the sports. I didn’t know what to do with myself once they finished.

Enough talking, here is February’s monthly recap.

Brooklynaire (Brooklyn Bruisers, #4) by Sarina Bowen: 4/5 Stars

Your Name (light novel) by Makoto Shinkai: 3.5/5 Stars

Reviews
10th February: The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon
12th February: Brooklynaire (Brooklyn Bruisers, #4) by Sarina Bowen

Top Ten Tuesday
6th February: Books that have been on my TBR Longest
13th February: Recommended Romance Books
20th February: Books I’m No Longer Interested Reading
27th February: Books I Could Re-Read Forever

Waiting on Wednesday
7th February: August and Everything After
14th February: Out of Left Field
21st February: Lifel1k3
28th February: Smoke in the Sun

Miscellaneous
1st February: Winter Olympics – Top Five Events
14th February: Valentines Day Launch Giveaway: audiOMG
19th February: What I’ve Been Watching #2

Favourite Posts in February

The Orangutan Librarian provides some cures for hype.

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books tells us why and how you should support book bloggers.

Lisa @ Remarkably Lisa talks about her odd reading problem.

Regina @ The Bibliotheque Blog treats us to this incredibly insightful post on weight and unrealistic body standards.

Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts tells us why he loves attending book events/conferences.

Nick @ Nick and Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist shares her top 5 Youtubers we should all subscribe to. While Nereyda talks about the blog/life balance, which is such a relatable post.

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction AddictionΒ shares some great reasons to get to know bookish friends

March Goals

March has already been a pretty eventful month. We’ve been hit by some pretty heavy snow this past week and it was insane. I don’t remember the last time I saw so much snow. Now, I love the snow. I’m like a child whenever it starts snowing, but I do realise how much of a pain it can be, especially for traveling, and we also had a huge power cut. It’s also been so cold here, so I hope everyone that has been hit by the snow is keeping warm.

I have some goals, but most of them are related to my travel plans, which is now feeling a lot like a reality now, so basically I just want to book everything that needs to be booked so I can just focus on saving up.

I’ve actually decided to re-read Walk the Edge and I love how easy it is for me to slip back into the world of the Reign of Terror. My hopes are that this book might just break my slump, but that is never a guarantee. If anything, I might just end up re-reading books for the month.

I hope you’ve all had a lovely February and that March has been kind to you.

To close here is a very snowy pic of my part of the world.

What was the highlight of the month for you?
What are your goals for March?

 

9 thoughts on “February Wrap Up 2018

  1. The weather has been crazy with us as well. I don’t think we’ve had such an intense cold streak for a long time. Anyway, all the yeses for the travel plans. Booking everything as early as possible is mostly a good plan. You will have so much fuuun!

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  2. I’m glad to hear you are slowly finding your pace and everything with work, I hope this keeps on going well for you ❀
    I'm glad you read Your Name, I really loved that story, it was so beautiful and the movie was just… well, it was brilliant and I loved it sooooooooo much. ❀
    Travel plans, that's so, so exciting! I hope you will be able to book everything soon, it's when you start doing this that it feels real πŸ™‚
    I hope you will have an amazing month! xx

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    1. Thank you. It’s a good work environment and I’m learning a lot as well which is definitely a plus.
      I don’t think I’ll ever get enough of Your Name. I’m even contemplating getting the manga now as well haha.
      It’s already starting to feel real so I’m basically trying to book one or two things per week just so I don’t get too overwhelmed by everything haha.
      Hope March has been kind to you so far.

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      1. Oh that’s great if you’re learning a lot, too πŸ™‚ x
        I get it, but… it’s pretty amazing, seeing this big project of yours coming alive soon, little by little, booking after booking haha πŸ™‚ x

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