Morning all and welcome to my first February update, another month that has started with rain – when will we get some better weather? For a short month, February is apparently the one that feels like the longest. I think it’s because we are now all desperate for spring to arrive. Fingers crossed it does soon. On other notes, it was another busy week for me with projects to do (but I’m not complaining) but also not as stressful because I didn’t feel as panic-y … I even said no to a job when the timeframes were too tight (it felt good). It did mean I didn’t get as much blog hopping and commenting done as I would like but I did spend some time this weekend catching up and am hopefully about there now.
Bye-bye January, hello February and – hopefully – warmer weather and longer days. I long to see the sun after five in the evening! For the first time in a while, I feel like saying a month didn’t fly by. It was nice. With school starting late after the holidays and a bit of a leisurely start to the month as a result, it hasn’t felt rushed for once. Reading wise, it was pretty good too, with some great books (clicking on the links will take you to the reviews)…
So this is it, the final countdown to Christmas is one day away – time to dig out the advent calendars and start shopping earnest! I am officially getting excited (it helps that it has snowed here today, and I love snow). I’m not sure what the season will do to my reading and blogging but I imagine for a lot of us it will start to slow down as we focus on other things. November, though was a good reading month (bar a mini-slump half way through). Here’s what I liked, loved and just weren’t for me this month…
So it’s bye, bye, October and hello November, with the dark nights now fully here and the cold weather making itself known, it’s the perfect time of year to snuggle down with a good book – well, at least it is in my part of the world! Thankfully, I’ve had some good books this month and have the promise of more to come (yay!). Here’s what I liked, loved and just weren’t for me this month…
A few days later than in the real world, I am virtually saying goodbye to September and the books I read and reviews I wrote. It’s been an odd month and I have to say I’m glad it’s over – especially as my horoscopes are promising great things to come.
So it’s here – September – the time of year in my neck of the woods where the weather turns (or not, the last couple of years we’ve had indian summers), the nights draw in, and the sweaters come out of hiding. I quite like it to be honest. It makes the world a little snugglier (if that’s a word) and I’m sure I get more reading done as I’m not taking time off to enjoy the sun (well, when there is sun!).
Saying that, I didn’t do too bad in August with some great reads. In fact, there wasn’t one duff book amongst them. Here’s what I read, and how I felt about it…
Hi All – and welcome to the end of June. I’m hoping you had a good month. Mine has been a bit up and down in that I’ve been feeling more than a bit grumpy – I think I’ve been waiting for my holidays and then leaving work so I can start my new adventures. That I started off with a few so-so books didn’t help I have to say – though it has ended with a bit of a bang with two brilliant books, making me just a little bit happier.
Forgotten by Nicole Trope, and a frantic search for a stolen baby which left me on the edge of my seat and staying up late into the night to finish. Can’t recommend this one enough and it’s my book of the month!
Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica, another corker from one of my favourite authors who has crafted a twisty, turny, thriller that left me guessing until the end.
Again, there were not books I really disliked this month, so overall a good month which has ended with quite a bang with my favourite read of the month. Here’s hoping July is as good!
How has your month in reading been? Good, I hope.
This month, I’m linking with Kathryn at Book Date and Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction with their monthly round-up posts (clicking on the images will take you to the posts to check out what others have been reading).