Thursday, March 1, 2018

February Wrap-Up 2018

As February came to a close last night, I sat in bed wondering why I was glad it was over. I feel like I'm just tolerating life lately and can't wait for the day, week, month or the year to end. It's as if I think things will get better in the future. The truth is things are pretty good right now; in the moment but I'm in the habit of being grouchy. It doesn't help that February did have a lot of crappy things happen and that near the end of the month I hit a reading slump and my anxiety attacks went into high gear but all in all my life is good. I need to get out of this nasty habit of being irritated all of the time. Another thing I need to work on, right? Anyway, sorry to ramble. I managed 6 books in February. Most were read at the beginning of the month before my book hangover/reading slump hit.

Places No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff, The Women in the Window by A.J. Finn, White Tears by Hari Kunzru, The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty, The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett and How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell.

Favorite of the month and inducer of my book hangover and coinciding reading slump was The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett. Least Favorite was White Tears.

I also DNF two books this month.

Lincoln in the Bardo was one of the Tournament of Book books and it was just written in too weird of a style for me. Every Last Word just felt unedited and childish.

On to March where I hope to get out of my slump and read more and start having a better attitude. Now watch the universe really test my limits.

19 comments:

  1. That really sucks your February wasn't the best. I think we all have those months in our life where all we want is for it to end so we can start fresh in a new month. I hope that March turns out better for you and the new month can rejuvenate you, Jenny!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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  2. Sorry it's been a rough month. Here's hoping March will be better.

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  3. I'd be happier about it's being March if there weren't a huge snow storm headed our way this weekend. I'm ready for spring. :)

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  4. I'm sorry it has been a rough month. February kind of sucked all the way around. I feel you. Let's both make our Marches better. :D

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  5. Hope you have a great month for March and find some books to take you out of your slump.

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  6. Hope the slump is short- lived! I HATE those. 6 books is pretty awesome though. My reading in February was way down compared to January... not even sure why.

    I did like the woman in the window, for the most part.

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    1. I think February just irritates me because I'm ready for spring.

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  7. I always re-read old favorites when I'm feeling slump-y! I still need to read The Woman in the Window!

    Do You Dog-ear?

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  8. I am sorry to hear February was not a good month for you. And then a reading slump is the worst that can happen! (I usually turn to favorite books from my childhood in such a case).

    I read so many strange things about the Lincoln book, I think I will give it a pass, I do not think it is a book I will enjoy.

    I hope March will be a better month!!

    Kind regards,

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    1. Yeah, an old favorite just might do the trick. Lincoln was just way too weird.

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  9. Sorry February was blah for you. You got 6 books in though! That is awesome. I hope you have a better March.

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  10. I almost picked up Lincoln in the Bardo but changed my mind as I suspect it's not my cup of tea. Hope March will be a better month for you.

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  11. I'm sorry you are having a rough slump right now. I completely understand. :( I hope March and the warmer weather does wonders for you.

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