February Wrap Up

Today is the last day in the month from hell. I’ve never been so glad for a month to be over. I started off what I knew was going to be a busy month with a little optimism. I was hoping that it wasn’t going to be as bad as it could have been. In a way – I was right. It wasn’t as bad as it could have been! It was worse….. so much worse. I’m at this awful point where IΒ feel like I’m forcing yourself to smile. Or that I’m jealous of people who can freely laugh and smile like it’s so easy……… I’m struggling – A LOT. But dwelling on how bad this month was is doing nothing for me. So I’m done complaining about it. The month is over! I’m deciding that I’m going to just try and put it all behind me and start fresh. I just hope I’m strong enough to stop letting it take me down.

With all that being said, I read 5 books this month. Yup, that’s all. 5. Last month it was 12. But I knew this was going to happen and I already know that March is going to be better. Like I said – not going to let myself get taken down! Starting fresh and going into March with a positive mindset. And one positive thing about the books I read in February? They were all pretty good! And out of the 5 books I read, 3 of them were graphic novels…… so weird! I almost never read graphic novels and then this month they were mostly all I read. I’m laughing a little about this!

The first two books I read this month I actually didn’t review. They were both graphic novels and hard to review. Saga was a reread and Wires and Nerve is a continuation in a series.

Thirteen Rising

THIRTEEN RISING by Romina RussellΒ <—– full review

This book was just so satisfying! It was the concluding novel (#4) in the Zodiac series. It feels like finishing a series is a rare thing and this was the first of many series conclusions for me this year. But I was SO obsessed with the complexities of this story and world and it was nice to put it all together and get some answers. I did expect a far more exciting ending, but it was still satisfying all the same.

Speak

SPEAK by Laurie Halse AndersonΒ <—– full review

I knew that this one was going to wreck me and it did! This graphic novel packs a punch for sure. After finishing it my mind was still running. Thinking of the characters, the situation, and how they handled things. It was especially hard because the main character is the same age as my daughter at the time of this “significant event”. It was all a little close to home. I’m really interested in the full length novel now! And I’ve also heard that this is a movie. exciting!

Horrorstor

And finally I finished Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix. Yes, this is a novel and not an Ikea catalogue (want to be creeped out? just look at the picture frames……..) I will be doing a full review on this one tomorrow! It was creepy, twisted, gross, dark, and all things I now come to know as Grady Hendrix. I’ve absolutely been won over by this author and his quirky twisted mind!

Arrow

So I guess that’s all folks. 5 books read this month and only 2 reviews posted…… can I even call myself a blogger anymore?? lol I’m joking really. I knew this month was going to suck. But onward and upward from here! I’m hoping that March will be filled with all things smiles and excitement!!!

Until next time, happy reading!

30 Comments Add yours

  1. KatieLouCreate says:

    I’m sorry February was poo 😦 I hope you can keep positive and have a fantastic March ! πŸ™‚ stay strong πŸ˜™

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    1. Thanks! It really was poo! March better be better or else I quit πŸ˜‚

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  2. Here’s hoping you have a better March!!

    I am looking forward to your review of Horrorstor! It’s looks interesting and original!

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    1. It was really good! Totally unique!

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  3. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Shanah please take some rest. Find your mojo back but rest first. We’ll still be there you know πŸ˜‰

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    1. I know πŸ™‚ but blogging is giving me some normalcy and a routine. So it’s been the only thing really helping!

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  4. Justine says:

    I hope March is spectacular! I’m sorry February stunk, but we’re glad to have you back πŸ™‚ Take whatever time you need!

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    1. I renamed February as F@$&”!/ February…. my childish name calling made me feel better πŸ˜‚

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      1. Justine says:

        Ha!! I love that so much 🀣

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  5. 5 books are still very good for such a crappy month! Great job! I hope March is better for you! πŸ™‚

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    1. I’m actually quite happy with 5. It could have been worse!

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  6. I’m sorry you had such an awful February but I’m sure that March will be so much better! I’m currently reading Wandering Star and am loving it!! This series is so much better than I thought it was going to be and I can’t wait to finish the series. I’m glad you found Thirteen Rising to be a satisfying conclusion!

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    1. Oh enjoy!!! I think that Wandering Star was one of my favourites in the series!

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      1. I plan to finish it tonight and can’t wait to see what happens next!

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  7. I didn’t post a single book review this month, and I only read one book. So you’re far and above where I’m sitting right now!

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    1. πŸ˜‚ ok so you win……
      Not that you wanted to win! πŸ˜‚

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  8. sorry about your crappy month, but still–five books can’t be all bad.

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    1. Definitely not! I’m still happy with 5 πŸ™‚

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  9. meltotheany says:

    I’m sorry you didn’t have the best February. But I’m sending you all the light and love in March! Happy reading, love. And I’m always here! πŸ’˜xx

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    1. Awe thanks. You’re too sweet 😘

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  10. rebeccamills01 says:

    Can’t wait for March! February wasn’t a great month for me, either! At least March means spring is coming…well hopefully lol πŸ™‚

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    1. March here means we get excited that spring is coming and then we get a snow storm out of nowhere that makes us all cry πŸ˜‚
      But spring is definitely closer than it was!!

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  11. Sending you lots of positivity. Hoping March will be a great month for you.

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  12. kyera says:

    I hope March is better and less stressful πŸ’œ

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  13. February was pretty cruddy for me, too. Hoping March goes better for both of us!

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    1. Awe I’m sorry February sucked for you too!! Crossing my fingers that you have a fantastic month in March!

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  14. Andie says:

    Oh my god, the cover for Horrorstor has me a little shook… Looking forward to that review!
    I really appreciate your choice to head into March with a positive mindset, and it’s definitely a great one!
    Hey, we read the same amount of books in February, yay! Here’s to an even more productive March πŸ’›
    Great post!

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