February was a bit of a mixed bag for me in many ways. In the “real world”, very little actually happened! It was mainly just more of the same; I’ve started an exercise routine in earnest, have been working as usual, and am in general modestly busy. Nothing to complain about but nothing to get excited about either. I did manage to finish an Xbox game I’d got for my birthday, Assassin’s Creed II, so I’m doing a decent job of keeping up my other hobbies as well.
The month was also mixed in terms of reading. I managed to keep up with part of my re-reading goal. I finished Anne of Green Gables and have just sneaked in the start of The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan. I’ll count that as being mostly on track. I’m still failing pretty hard at writing reviews on time, but I think I’d best just accept that and keep trying to write a full week’s reviews each weekend. The quality of the books I read varied – I had more duds than usual, but as always some good ones as well. In total I read 18 books this month.
- To Serve a King, Donna Russo Morin
- Pictures of You, Caroline Leavitt
- The Mischief of the Mistletoe, Lauren Willig
- All That’s True, Jackie Lee Miles
- The Mistress of Abha, William Newton
- Love in the Afternoon, Lisa Kleypas
- Some Girls Are, Courtney Summers
- A Fatal Waltz, Tasha Alexander
- Dracula, My Love, Syrie James
- The Orchid Affair, Lauren Willig
- Tears of Pearl, Tasha Alexander
- Snapped, Pamela Klauffke
- When Beauty Tamed the Beast, Eloisa James
- West of Here, Jonathan Evison
- Bad Science, Ben Goldacre
- Flow, Elissa Stein and Susan Kim
- She-Wolves, Helen Castor
- A Computer Called Leo, Georgina Ferry
In March, I’m looking forward to reading two more Wheel of Time books. I think this may be the year of fantasy re-reads, however, because George R.R. Martin has just confirmed that July 12th is the release date for A Dance with Dragons, the next in A Song of Ice and Fire.
I flat out loved the first three and enjoyed the fourth, so this is a must read – but I’ve been waiting five years for it to come out. That means I’ll have to read those four books as well, before July, because no way am I having that spoiled for me. And then there’s The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss’s new book, which came out two days ago, and necessitates re-reading The Name of the Wind. Looks like I’ll be busy … but in a very good way.
How was your reading month?