March 2, 2018

February 2018 Wrap-Up

Man am I glad to see the backside of February! What a rough month! But let's let bygones be bygones and focus on a better month ahead. Except for this wrap-up.

I shall start by reviewing my TBR for February:

The English Boys by Julia Thomas - Done! That was the book club book, so I'm super glad I finished it. We had a great time with Julie discussing the book and our hostess baked a pink wedding cake with a giant knife in it, reminiscent of the first scene in the book when a bride gets murdered on her wedding day.

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven - Nope. I just couldn't I read a couple of chapters and it was pretty awful. I didn't like the narrator/main character. He was a douche canoe. So I gave it up and felt very good about it.

That was it for the TBR, so let's look at what else I read:

The New Instruction Librarian

The New Instruction Librarian by Candice Benges-Small and Rebecca K. Miller - I actually read this for a book report for school, but I got a lot out of it and it was entertaining so I'm counting it. Plus I read the whole thing which is unusual for a school book. Mostly I just read the assigned pieces.

Dot Journaling

Dot Journaling: A Practical Guide by Rachel Wilkerson Miller - I read this in 2 sittings. The pictures are gorgeous. It's all about bullet journaling. I have a bullet journal, but I don't use it for planning. I prefer my pre-printed planner for that. I just don't like to spend that much time drawing. I prefer putting in stickers. I actually have 2 bullet journals. One is for my book journal and one is for my trackers and things. I track the weather every day and my mood and weather or not I have done certain things that I need to do every day, like take my medicine and drink enough water. I also keep a gratitude journal in there. It makes me focus on the positives of even the worst day.

The Grownup

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn - I got this book as a free gift from Book of the Month last year sometime. I read it now because it is really short and I could read it in one sitting, which meets one of the Read Harder Challenge goals. It was pretty good. It is about a woman who is pretty much a con artist. Until she gets conned. But at the end, I'm still not really sure what really happened.

Big Mushy Happy Lump

Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen - I liked this one better than the first one in the series. The Sarah character finally showed some gumption and got a backbone. In the first one, she was ruled by her emotions and anxiety. I read this one because it meets the Read Harder challenge goal to read a comic written and illustrated by the same person.

And that's it. I started a few more books I hope to finish those in March.

What did you read in February?