Monthly Recap – February 2016

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It’s March! That means it’s almost Spring time and I couldn’t be happier about that. I’m done with the cold and the leafless trees and flowerless gardens. Gimme that sun! February was pretty dreary, but it was a good month nonetheless. I made quite some progress with my MA dissertation, which is basically all I’m working on these days. I had some trouble keeping up with the blog because of that, but I intend to do better in March!

Read this Month

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Up to last weekend, this month was quite a slow one regarding the amount of books I read, but then I finished three books in four days, so that helped things along. I read The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter and The Selection by Kiera Cass as part of the research for my dissertation, and because of all that reading I didn’t feel like reading much outside of my studies. But then I started reading The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman, which I loved and I was right back in the swing of things.

Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler is a classic (that I didn’t know about up to a few months ago – whoops), and I read it for reading group. It’s very intense and depressing, but very good, in my opinion!

I’d been reading You Deserve a Drink by Mamrie Hart on and off again over the past few weeks, and finally finished it on Monday. It’s absolutely hilarious, but I’m not sure how much you will enjoy it if you don’t also know Mamrie from YouTube, to be honest.

Bought this Month

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I’d been wanting to go nuts on The Book Depository for ages now, in particular in order to buy Winter. A few weeks ago, when I was ill, I decided I deserved to buy some new books, which is when I (finally) ordered Winter, Fairest, The Assassin’s Blade and Isla and the Happily Ever After. A few days later I also ordered The Selection and Ash, but those serve as primary reading for my dissertation, so I didn’t have to feel guilty about them! Not that I really need to feel guilty about the others, but you know what I mean.

Reviewed this Month

Like I said, I’ve not been posting a lot this month, so there were only two reviews. The first one was for The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, which had been on my TBR for ages. It didn’t disappoint! The other review was for Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas, and I absolutely adored that one. That series has quickly become one of my favourites.

Baked this Month

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Only one bake this month, but a very good one! I made a banana bread with hazelnuts, and it was delicious.

Other Posts this Month

  • I had tons of fun with the Top Ten Tuesday prompt “ten songs I wish were books“, and the list features some of my favourite songs.
  • Since I’ve been so busy and didn’t post much, I felt the urge to write a low key, rambly blogpost about what I’ve been up to, which I’ll probably do more of in the future.

And that was it for this month! If you want to stay up to date with what’s going on with me, you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram. I’d love to have a chat with you on there! Or down here in the comments, of course. I hope you all had a great month!

 

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