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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Sara's February/March 2018 Wrap Up

Hello Friends,

I will probably say this every month, but I am amazed at how quickly the months are flying by! Before we know it, summer will be here. We've been hit with a wicked cold snap here in the Peg, and I am SO over it. I hate the cold. I am ready to stop wearing my winter coat and a scarf, I am ready for short pants and my Birks. Oh well, maybe in another month, I will sitting here telling you how amazing the weather has been (fingers crossed).

I missed February's wrap up as things got away from me at the end of the month.  My sister had a beautiful baby girl named Milah on the 20th of February, and I am OBSESSED with her. She's a lovely little thing. Around the same time I was having a few minor health concerns (nothing crazy and I am fine), so a wrap up kind wasn't a huge priority. 

SO, what happened in February/March: 

Oh, well, for Lent (Which went from Feb 14-Mar 31), I gave up watching TV. I did this last year for Lent, however I allowed myself to watch TV on the weekends, which didn't exactly give me the discipline I was looking for.  This year, I could watch it socially- as in if I was invited by someone to watch. This meant, I didn't watch a huge amount of TV during the week (well any really). It was kind of fun, however, really difficult at times (particularly after a hard day at work). Lent is now over, and I would like to continue restricting my TV watching, I maybe keeping it only to weekends. We'll see.

However, even with all that extra time, I still don't feel like I got a lot of reading done these last two months.  But let's get to it.

The Books:

Total Books
8/Feb & 7/Mar

4/Feb & 4/Mar

4/Feb & 3/Mar

Physical Books

Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga (3 1/2 Stars)
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (4 Stars)
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (5 Stars)
Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick Illustrated by Sophie Blackall (5 Stars) 

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel (1 1/2 Stars)
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur (1 Star)
The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner (4 Stars)
Dearest Ivie by JR Ward (4 Stars) 


How did I not read this book before now? Completely worth the hype- 100% worth the hype. 


Audio Books

Falling into Bed with a Duke by Lorraine Heath (3 1/2 Stars)
Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan (4 Stars)
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari (4 1/2 Stars)
The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz

Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones (4 Stars)
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Reread)
I've Got This Round by Mamrie Hart (4 Stars)

**So my audio book count for this month is a lie- I really should add on four more books. I listen to books 4-8 of the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones (one of which I counted above). This was completely by accident. I wanted to listen to Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet because it's my favourite in the series and I wanted to relive it, and I kind of fell down a hole after that.**


This one is SUPER surprising! A friend and I went down to Fargo (the second closest American city, about four hours away), specifically to listen to this book. And we did it.  This books is hilarious! And so insightful. I loved that it was narrated by Ansari himself. 

2018 Goal check in: To see a full list of my 2018 goals, go here

Both February and March were great. I was successful with all of them. I read two 2018 releases each month (barely), I've read at least one adult novel per month, as for non-fiction, I am at 3 for the year (I made up for January's miss by consuming two in February). I have also knocked off  TWO books from my list of seven: The Hate U Give and The Queen of Attolia.  I think sometime in April I'll do a quarterly check in or something, and share my thoughts on some of the books. I am still failing on my audio book/physical book goal. Audio books are still a thing for me. My goals is to work on that for April. 

Anywho, that was a long winded wrap up. If you're still here- Thank you! 

Until next time, 

~Happy Reading Everyone.

1 comment:

  1. Sameeee. I'm over the cold, too. I need to get steppin outside and clock some fitbit steps. Lol. You most def had the better reading months than I did. Sigh. So done with this reading slump too.


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