February wasn’t a great month here at Medieval Bookworm. My reading slowed way down, and my blogging slowed down even more, neither of which spelled great things for you, faithful readers. The various distractions in my life are probably set to continue for the next month, too; but I’m hoping to squeeze out more time for reading and blogging somewhere in there, because I miss it a lot.
Overall, it was a good month for me, though; in particular there was a long weekend trip to London, in which I geeked out:
I visited the Royal Manuscripts exhibition at the British Library while I was there, and it was about as amazing as I’d expected. No pictures allowed inside, but the accompanying book above is gorgeous and full of photos of them. No trip to London is complete without visiting Forbidden Planet, and Ezio, from one of my most recent favourite game series, Assassin’s Creed, elected to come home to York with me. We also visited Fifteen London in advance for my husband’s birthday, which is actually today.
I’ve spent the time since we returned being ill, though still going to work; I’m improving now, though, and hopefully will continue to do so.
On to what I actually read this month!
- The Turning of Anne Merrick, Christine Blevins
- Where She Went, Gayle Forman
- A History of the World in 100 Objects, Dr Neil MacGregor
- Leviathan Wakes, James S.A. Corey
- And Then He Kissed Her, Laura Lee Guhrke
- The Glovemaker, Stacia M. Brown
- Dead Beat, Jim Butcher
There may only be a few books on that list, but I can safely say I enjoyed each and every one. I also read a bunch of short stories as I started digitally subscribing to Asimov’s, to satisfy the science fiction craving, though I reviewed just one. I find them actually easier to read on my iPhone, as I can absorb a short story while waiting somewhere very easily. And I’ve simply adored almost all of the stories, novellas, and novelettes, so I’ve been very happy with my subscription.
Ahead for March; as I said, time is short this month, but I’ve finished two books so far and I believe I am about to embark upon a third. I have a number of books I’m really excited about reading, and I have a lot of review copies for this month. So whatever I end up doing, I’m sure the books I read will be fantastic.
How was your February?