Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February in Review

Happy Leap Month
(where did February go?)

Two months of 2012 -- gone --how did that happen?
I've been feeling a bit stressed lately, and feel like my reading has slowed.  I did get some reading done, but would have liked to accomplish more.  Here is what my month looked like:

  1. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother; Amy Chua (NF-audio) - 1/5
  2. Catch Me; Lisa Gardner - 4/5 (psychological thriller) 
  3. No Buddy Left Behind; Terri Crisp and Cindy Hurn - 5/5 (non fiction)
  4. Fairy Tale Interrupted; Rose Marie Terenzio - 1/5 (eBook) 
  5. We the Animals; Justin Torres (contemporary fiction - audio book) 
  6. A Moveable Feast; Ernest Hemingway (memoir) - 4.5/5
  7. Lone Wolf; Jodi Picoult (contemporary fiction - 5/5)
Books in Progress  
  1. Horns; Joe Hill (audio book)


  1. It's Complicated ( 4th time seeing this one)
  2. Blind Side (2nd time seeing this one)
 March Plans

March is going to be a very busy month for me, so I am thinking that I probably will not be getting a lot of reading done.  I am participating in a 3-month long read-a-thon of Bleak House by Charles Dickens (this may be a huge mistake given what the month ahead looks like.  In addition, I plan to finish the audio book, Horns - Joe Hill (a really good audio). I also want to read: The Beginner's Goodbye; Anne Tyler, Dirt; David Vann, The Professor's Assassin, Matthew Pearl, the prequel to his latest release, The Technologists.

How did your month go? Any plans for March?


  1. I can't believe February is almost behind us.

    I'm glad to see you enjoyed almost everything you read this month. Sounds like you have a busy March planned.


  2. Good luck reading Bleak House and your other books. Would you believe, I woke up thinking it was March 1 today. Hope it's a lucky leap year.

  3. I don't know where February went either! My reading is down as well due to neck/shoulder issues that are flaring up. Here's hoping for a March full of reading and healing! ;o)

  4. So glad that you are enjoying Horns! It was such a great read for me, and I am looking forward to reading Hill's other book as well. Great recap post today!

  5. As you know, I've been ill and now that I'm well I'm too busy to do the things I want to do. I'm hoping that about a week from now, everything will get back to normal and I'll have more time for reading and blogging. Many good reads ahead.

  6. I don't read as fast as you do. I work full time but read whenever I can.

    THE INVISIBLE ONES by Stef Penney

    AGENT 6 by Tom Rob Smith

    Have my husband choose for me a book from one of my to-read piles. I usually have him do this twice a month unless I am obligated to read and review an ARC, in which case that goes to the top of the pile.

  7. Diane, you had a great reading month! I didn't read as many books (but posted a lot on my blog). I can't believe March is so near! Enjoy your reading next month, even if it's hard to fit in. :)

  8. I loved Blind Side too. Happy March reading!

  9. I have been so bad about keeping track of my reading this year, so I don't have a good idea of how many I've read. I have been reading spur-of-the-moment off of my shelves so far this year (other than the Indie Lit Awards panel books) and it's been fun.

  10. I have no idea where February went! I thought the same thing about January... I hope you have a great reading month in March!

  11. Boo on feeling stressed! :/ Can't wait to see what you think of the Pearl prequel -- its a v interesting premise!

  12. WOW! My plan for March is to start on my January list!

  13. I'm also participating in the read along for Bleak House. That book is so huge! Glad I have 3 months to get through it!

  14. February was a good month for me. After making a game plan for each month and trying to stick as close to it as possible I feel like my reading has been more pleasurable for me. I've pretty much decided to quit taking any more review copies and just read what I want. I have Mar/April that have a lot of review commitments but after that very few. I hope that March isn't too stressful for you and I honestly think you had a great month of reading. I can honestly say that you have been a huge POSITIVE influence on my reading this year as I've finally embraced the audio book! I am actually getting more books read than I ever thought I could and I'm loving the time spent with the narrators!! Thank you so very much!!

  15. Other than some of those 1 star books, it looks like you had a wonderul month! Hope that March is just as great. I almost opted for the Bleak House readalong but the rules were a bit too intense for me. ;)

  16. very nice, at least you have all your reviews done. I read more books, but not 1 review done yet!! here is my wrap-up:


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