Thursday, February 28, 2013

February Reading Wrap Up


How was your month for books? 

 I really enjoyed much of what I read this month (12) books, and I actually managed to read several of the books I said I was going to read as well.  Here is the January 31st list I posted with my plans for Feb.


February Reads and Reviews
  1. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne; Brian Moore - 5/5 (my shelves)
  2. The Racketeer; John Grisham - 3.5/5 (library audio)
  3. Walter's Muse; Jean Davies Okimoto - 2.5/5 (my shelves)
  4. Are You Sleeping Little One? - 4/5 (NetGalley)
  5. Reading Makes You Feel Good; Todd Parr - 5/5 (Library)
  6. Dear Life: Stories; Alice Munro - 4/5 (library-audio) 
  7. Care of Wooden Floors; Will Wiles - 4.5/5 (eBook)
  8. We Sinners; Hanna Plyvaiinen - 4/5 (ARC) 
  9. The Shining; Stephen King - 4/5 (audio)
  10. Weight Loss for People Who Feel Too Much; Colette Baron-Reid - 4/5 (eGalley)
  11. Taffy Salt Water's Yummy Summer Day, Michael Paraskevas - 4.5/5 (eGalley) (Random House Kids)
  12. Ten White Geese; Gerbrand Bakker - 3.5/5 (eGalley) 
 Favorite Book for February


March Plans

32 comments:

  1. Wow - that is quite a list! I think it might take me a while just to check them all out.

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  2. I love lists and checking off what I read and accomplished in a month. I just posted mine today too. I see you had a wonderful reading month. We tend to read different books so I like to check out your reads.Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Wow! You've been reading up a storm! I hope March is also a marvelous reading month for you, Diane.

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  4. You had an excellent reading month, Diane! And you posted about all of them too, which is fabulous. I had a good reading month, but haven't posted about some yet. I hope March goes as well for you. YOu had some 5/5 books there - I can't comment on any, I haven't read any but The Shining, which is one of my favourite horror books, so I'm thrilled to see you enjoyed the audio book of it. I am going to check out your review now :-)

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    1. For me, sometimes feeling I have to review everything, takes the fun out of reading sadly.

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  5. I had missed your review of Walter's Muse while I was ill, so I went back, read the review, and commented. Sorry you didn't love it like I did.

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    1. I was hoping I would like it better as well. Glad u enjoyed it.

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  6. You've had some really good months Diane. I really need to do my updates. Maybe this weekend. Good luck with your March reading!

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  7. Getting through your to-do list quite well. Hope you're enjoying them.

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  8. I still need to write my February wrap up. I am a little nervous as I rocked January but February felt busy and little reading time.

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  9. You had a good February, I think! It looks like you got a lot of books read. I am behind in my reviews, and am hoping to catch up on them tomorrow.

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    1. I hate the pressure of having to review all I read (self imposed of course).

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  10. I've slacked off reading this past month and need a good kick to get going again ;) Enjoyed reading about yours though. Have a great weekend Diane :)

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  11. that was a busy month! here is my February wrap-up: http://wordsandpeace.com/2013/03/01/2013-february-wrap-up/

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  12. Great month of reading! My reading slowed way down due to life circumstances. Hopefully, it will pick up a bit in March.

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  13. Wow, I wish I was so organized. That is an impressive bunch of reviews; I really don't know how you do it.

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  14. I loved The Uninvited - I hope you do, too. It's a bit odd, but I like apocalyptic stories. Have a good month!

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    1. Ohhhh I didn't know The Uninvited was apocalyptic....?? Not sure if that will be for me:(

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  15. You have some good looking books on the list...both the ones you finished in February and the ones you plan for March.

    I hope to receive The Storyteller today!

    I just read and enjoyed your review of The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne....sounds like one I should read.

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  16. I did actually manage quite a lot of reading this month, despite being in the throes of completing the illustrations for my own book - the final in a trilogy - and getting it out there on amazon (Violet Jelly Trilogy).

    I enjoyed each but one, which left me so cold that i abandoned it. I am reading two at the moment - one quite mystic and the other autobiographical. It's good to have time to read in between writing.

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    1. Best of luck with the trilogy - how great for you.

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  17. February was a good reading month for you. Maybe all that snow helped?

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    1. The snow really helped -- I enjoyed being snow bound or at least using that for an excuse:0

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    2. I may use that as an excuse tomorrow. We're expecting 8 to 10 inches throughout the day. Canceling my appointments and staying in to read is very appealing!

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  18. I'm always amazed by how productive people are... you're one good example. Twelve books in a month is really something. Looking through your lists, just wondering how does reading Stephen King compared to watching his movie adaptations. What do you think of The Shining? How do you compare it with the film if you've seen it?

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    1. Thanks so much for the sweet comment. I think review writing sometimes takes the fun out of reading for me:)

      As far as The Shining (book vs Movie). I think the movie was much more atmospheric. The remoteness of the hotel, the snow, crazy-eyed Jack Nicholson. I couldn't help but flash back to the movie (which I saw 4-5 times) though different sections of the book.

      I liked the audio book, but the movie is still better IMO.

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  19. You had an amazing month. I'm trying really hard not to want to read Storytell but I will wait until I read your review. I so want Picoult to surprise me this time...I want to love it!! Have a great March!

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  20. You continue to amaze me with the quantity of books you read each month. I need at add some of these books to my list now that I'm reading/listening more.

    Enjoy March, let's hope for some warmer weather. Spring is almost here!

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  21. You had a great month!

    By your OMG next to American Psycho, I'm guessing you are far enough along to realize just how messed up Mr. Bateman really is. And yes, it gets progressively worse. Enjoy! :)

    I hope the rest of your March reads are much more pleasant and just as good for you!

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