Another month of 2019 down, where is this year going so quickly? Well, as most of you know I’ve spent the entire month playing catch up still. I had some crazy stuff going on at the start of the month that made things difficult but I feel like, here at the end, I’m finally starting to make some progress. I still have things to do but at least I’ve been able to get a few things done. 🙂
I managed to finish 15 books in February–1 Thriller, 1 Mystery, 2 Romances, 2 Science Fiction, and 9 Fantasy novels. Not a bad month at all, especially for such a short one.
Favorite Reads of the Month:
- The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King by Holly Black. Aaaaaah. Ok, so everyone was right and I don’t know why I waited so long to read The Cruel Prince. These books are so addictive!
- Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis. I picked this one up because it was on sale and read it nearly right away as a mood read. What a surprise! I was expecting a light and fun book and while this does have light and fun moments there’s also murder and all kinds of crazy plotting for power going on. I really loved this book.
February’s Book Reviews:
I managed to get out 10 book reviews in February. Not bad! I still have quite a few in my drafts folder but I’m finally starting to make some progress on catching up again. Here are all of February’s reviews in case you missed them.
Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill – 4.5/5 stars
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman – 3.5/5 stars
Thornbound by Stephanie Burgis – 4.5/5 stars
The Spirit Rebellion by Rachel Aaron – 3.5/5 stars
White Stag by Kara Barbieri – 2.5/5 stars
In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard – 5/5 stars
Purls and Potions by Nancy Warren – 4/5 stars
Sisters of the Fire by Kim Wilkins – 3/5 stars
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – 3.5/5 stars
Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts – 3.5/5 stars
Like last month, I didn’t really have a ton of topical posts other than my Friday Favorite Five posts. I did start joining in a new meme, Shabby Sunday by created by Mischenko at ReadRantRock&Roll, which has been quite fun to show off some of my vintage books.
Plans for March:
So, one of my big goals for February was to catch up on ARC’s and review copies. I did manage to get a couple more checked off of my list so that’s progress, but not as much as I’d hoped. Still, I’m not actually that far behind! Right now I only have 3 outstanding indie review requests to read and review, 1 netgalley request due in a couple of weeks and 1 due in April, and then several unsolicited books I’d been sent for review which I’ll try to squeeze in when I can. I’ve still been resisting requesting stuff on netgalley so that I can catch up (even though it’s really hard sometimes lol). Catching up will continue to be a priority!
I keep saying I want to do more discussion posts but I’ve been so busy dealing with all kinds of crazy stuff that I haven’t had time to think of topics or things I’d like to talk about. So…going to make that one of my goals for March: topics for discussion posts!
Going to keep goals light this month because I have a lot going on. Late March/early April is the change over period for the r/fantasy Bingo challenge that I run so that will be time consuming. I also have a few events I’m attending and my husband and I will be celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary near the end of the month as well. 🙂
Hope you all have a great March! What are your plans for next month? Leave me a note in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!