February Wrap Up 2020

February has been a mixed bag. There were bright moments with birthday celebrations and reunions with old friends, and sad times with funerals and a lot of questions. On top of all that, we have been bombarded by one storm after the other in the  UK as the rainfall has lead to floods in my surrounding area, luckily I live on a hill, and our already bad country lanes being in worse condition than ever. Mother nature has definitely made herself known this month.

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With the incessant rain and gusts, most of my free time has been spent indoors catching up with my TV shows, films, and reading. I’m making slow progress on my current read, but I am loving every minute.

Some blogging highlights in February have been my review for Beartown, which is basically like a love letter to this beautiful book, my lord of the rings discussion post, and list of tips to recover from a book hangover. Here is what I’ve been getting up to on the blog in February.

Reviews
3341312810th: Beartown by Fredrik Backman – 5 Stars

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t’s a story about humanity and the fight to protect the spirit of the community. It’s about finding your voice and the devastating power of silence. It’s ugly, it’s beautiful, it’s raw, and it’s real.

 

TV & Film
2nd: TV TalkSci-Fi Family Adventure, a Test of Brotherhood, and Scandi-Noir Thriller.
15th: Midnight MoviesAward Winning Blockbusters, the Underdog’s Struggle, and Detective Pikachu
29th: DiscussionThe Best Scenes from the Fellowship of the Ring

Top Ten Tuesday
4th: Book Predictions – 5 Star Reads
18th: Tips to Recover from a Book Hangover
25th: Characters I’d Follow on Social Media

Waiting on Wednesday
12th: The Other Side of the Sky
19th: The Truth Project
26th: Ruthless Gods

Favourite Posts in February

The Orangutang Librarian reminds us that it’s okay to take a break.

Sophie @ Me and Ink wonders if she’s obsessed with romance.

Briana @ Pages Unbound asks if bloggers influence book sales.

Nyx @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books tell us why books matter to her.

Nate @ High Contrast highlights how the Oscars got it Right this year.

Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperback recommends books written by Desi authors.

Kelly @ Another Book In the Wall provides some tips on how to blog when you’ve not read anything new.

March Plans

Finish Muse of Nightmares. I’m really enjoying the book so far. I’m always in awe by Laini Taylor’s writing so it’s just a matter of finding more time to read.

Hopefully, with the weather brightening up I can get outside again. Walking has been part of my routine since I was a kid and the stormy weather has kept me indoors for far too long. Typically, the weather in March is cold but dry, and there’s a freshness in the air that I always love.

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I’d like to finish catching up on my shows as well. My mum and I are currently catching up with Vikings Season 6, which is very dramatic and I’m slowly making my way through season 3 of Mr Robot. I want to catch up with both those shows so I can start something new.

On the blog, I’d possibly like to write more discussion posts. I’ve loved writing my post on the best scenes in the lord of the rings, it’s reminded me why I love the films so much, and I’d like to create more discussion posts.

What was the highlight of your February?
Any plans for March?

 

13 thoughts on “February Wrap Up 2020

  1. The weather has been bad in the UK, I have been fortunate with where I live that the only inconvenience has been one road that I use being flooded but my heart goes out to all those affected!!
    I’m so glad you enjoyed Beartown, I want to read this book and I’m so happy to hear you found it just a beautiful book. Hopefully I will get to it soon!!
    Thank you so much for sharing my post, it means a lot and I’m glad you enjoyed it!! ❤
    Ah.. Vikings!! I think I've only got up to season 5 part 1 but I like this show.
    I hope you have a great March!!

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    1. It has truly been horrendous. Hopefully, we’ve seen the worst of it now.
      Beartown is a beautiful book, one that I would highly recommend. It’s an emotional rollercoater though.
      Season 5 wasn’t my favourite, but season 6 has been mostly impressive. I just love the dynamic between Ragnar’s sons.

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  2. Ah, the weather sure can kill a lot of our plans huh? Rain alone makes me want to sleep all day, or at least read all day! I do hope it’ll brighten up quickly and that you’ll get to do everything you want to do! I also hope you get the chance to finish up Mr. Robot and Vikings! The latter has been on my radar for a while but I could never tell if it’s worth checking out hahah Hope March has plenty of great surprises for you! 😀

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    1. At night, I find the rain so soothing, but when I’ve spent the last month hauled up cause it’s so horrid out, I go slightly mad haha. Vikings is definitely worth watching. It has some dud moments, but the characters are very compelling. Mr Robot just makes me trust no one haha.

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  3. I REALLY want to read Beartown this year — I feel like the only blogger who hasn’t read it ha-ha! Great month though with your posts and everything!

    I’m sorry to hear about the funerals and bad weather. I swear, February has been rough all around. I hope you and your family are doing well; my thoughts are with you all.

    Weather wise, HOPEFULLY spring is just around the corner — I’m in desperate need of green scenery and blue skies.

    Here’s to a wonderful March darlin. Sending lots of love! ❤

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    1. That is exactly how I felt. I had the book on my tbr for years before finally deciding to read it. It’s bloody emotional but so incredible.

      February had as many highs as there were lows. It’s a weird month, but one that can be put behind us.

      It actually feels like spring right now and I am loving every minute. Here’s hoping it stays haha.

      All the best for March. ❤

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      1. I might wait a bit — until summer — emotional books are easier to read when it’s beautiful outside to distract me ha-ha!

        Yup … I feel this. I hope you’re having a lovely March, though! It’s raining here today, but I’ll take that over ice pellets and snow ha-ha!

        Happy March!

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  4. I had my birthday last month which was fun! The weather has been so awful in the UK though – I desperately need some sun and warmth! I’m sorry there were some tough moments for you in February and hopefully March will be better. 🙂

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    1. Happy belated birthday to you. I hope you had a lovely day! I am so done with rain and gusts, but it actually feels like spring right now. Here’s hoping it stays haha. Have a lovely March. 😀

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  5. Ah the weather has been terrible here in France the entire month, as well, here’s to hoping March will be better and bring on some SPRING and sunshine as well ❤ Wishing you all the best for this month ❤

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  6. I feel bad for not realising just how bad the weather had gotten for you! Stay strong and I hope you get to go outside some more soon! I have isolated myself from the outside world for other reasons haha but I have definitely noticed it taking a toll on my mood. I miss the sun and … even people?

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