Tuesday, March 1, 2011

February Reading Wrap-Up

So glad March is finally here!  February might be the shortest month calendar-wise, but it is always the longest one emotionally for me.  This year was no exception. Between The Husband and I coming down with the flu, and him moving 5 hours away to start his new job, and The Husband getting into a car accident two days before starting said job (not to mention all the snow and dreary winter weather), I'm more than ready to welcome March, which in these parts is coming in like a lamb. 

(It was February that went out like a lion yesterday, with heavy rains and thunderstorms.) 

Anyway, February was an okay reading month.  I finished four books and two audiobooks.  Lives Like Loaded Guns is a near-Chunkster at 405 pages, so that took up considerable time.  Of all the books I read in February, Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine was my favorite.  You can see the links to my reviews under each title. 

Molly Fox's Birthday, by Deirdre Madden

Tinkers, by Paul Harding
All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost, by Lan Samantha Chang

Mockingbird, by Kathryn Erskine
American Salvage, Stories by Bonnie Jo Campbell

Books Abandoned/DNF (Did Not Finish):
The Last Days of Ptolemy Gray, by Walter Mosley
When She Was Electric, by Andrea MacPherson

Reading Challenge Update
Fearless Poetry Challenge - COMPLETED

Audiobook Challenge - COMPLETED 3/3

2nds Challenge - 2/6

50 States/Where Are You Reading?
5/50 (CA, MA, MI, NY, VA)
Dublin, Ireland

Chunkster Challenge 0/4

E-book Challenge - 1/6

Essay Reading Challenge - 0/10

Foodies Challenge - 1/12

GLBT Challenge - 0/5

Memorable Memoir - 1/5

New Authors - 8/15

Nordic Challenge - 0/3

Reading Madly - 0/5

Southern Literature - 0/4

What's in a Name? 2/5
Life Stage - The Unnamed
Travel or Movement - Let the Great World Spin

I have a bunch of reading plans for March, although I suspect they might be in vain as my pace might slow down a bit.  Between work, being a (temporary) single parent during the week, and getting the house ready for sale, reading might become even more of a luxury.  However, I do want to focus on getting through my library books and beginning to tackle some of my TBR pile. Even though I am not participating in the TBR Dare, I might have to put myself on a TBR diet this spring. 

How about you ... is March coming in like a lion or a lamb for you, reading or otherwise? 

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Teresa said...

March looks like it is going to be pretty busy for me. Hoping that you will continue to post Audio Book Reviews even though you've completed the challenge. Have a great day!

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

February is always a long month for me. I think it's the weather. I'm also glad it's over, even if March is going to be quite busy!

Trisha said...

Isn't it funny how so many of us don't like February? It's always a rough month for me too. Wishing for Spring, getting busy at work, and so on.