The days of the week always feel like they drag by so slowly, but when you take a step back and look at the bigger picture time moves amazingly fast. I can’t believe February has come and gone. Let’s not even talk about how I went from being 16 to 30 nearly overnight.
As of the day I’m writing this (the 25th), I’ve read nine books total this month. I just started A Discovery of Witches, but I probably won’t finish by Friday. Because I’m not actually reading that much right now. Taking a break, if you will. That was one of my resolutions: to read less. So I’m taking that to heart in this last week of February and only reading a few pages before bedtime if at all. In lieu of reading, I’ve been hanging out with friends and doing birthday activities. And watching True Detective.
As far as my other resolutions are concerned. I’ve ignored most of them this month except for one. I’ve bought myself a new pair of flats that I love from DSW and three new tops. One top came in my stitch fix box, the other two were impulse purchases from Nordstrom Rack this weekend. I love all of my new finds.
On tap for March, I have a TBR of eight books. Included are my book club’s selection, Burial Rites by Hannah Kent, and the classics club spin selection, Neuromancer by William Gibson. I’ll also be reading my first James Baldwin novel, If Beale Street Could Talk. My movie project, The Watch List, which I recently blogged about kicks off, and I’m excited to dive into four movies I’ve never seen before. There will be more True Detective and The Walking Dead. I’m also hoping to watch the last seasons of Game of Thrones and Mad Men so I’m ready for their 2014 premieres.
Best Book of February Award: St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell
How was your February? Any favorite books, movies, or television recommendations? What are you most looking forward to in March?
6 thoughts on “February 2014 Wrap Up”
Neuromancer! I had forgotten about that book. I read it at university years ago.
I love James Baldwin – my favorite is Another Country.
I’m excited for Neuromancer and James Baldwin. YAY!!
I’m really looking forward to the new season of Game of Thrones too, although I wish it was a new book more!
And 9 books is cutting back? I’m envious of your reading speed!
A new book would be best. I haven’t read books 4 and 5 though. I need to get on that!! Many of the books I read were only 200 or so pages. But I think my reading speed has progressed rapidly these past few years. I honestly have no idea how I’m read this much. Of course, I haven’t finished a single book in almost two weeks…so….
I read Neuromancer in grad school for a postmodern course and I feel like I should re-read it again. Looking forward to hearing what you think!
So many people are saying that they read it in college! I wish I had. I don’t think I’d even heard of William Gibson until a couple of years ago.