February Wrap-up

I can’t believe it’s the end of the month already!  I’m so sorry I haven’t been posting regularly.  It’s been insane on my end lately. I feel like I’m running on empty and completely lost as to what day it is – trying to get ahead at work, but just meeting deadlines.  I’ll blame it all on the fact that I’m teaching 3 new courses – oh well I love my job 🙂

What I Read…

A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks 4/5★
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia 5/5★
Your Name Vol. 2 by Makoto Shinkai 5/5★
Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp 5/5★
The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gains 3/5★ (Audiobook)
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo 3.5/5★
Love, Life and the List by Kasie West 5/5★


Average Rating: 3.6★
Total Books Read: 7
Total DNFs: 1
Format: 72% Physical; 14% Ebook; 14% Audio
Borrowed vs Owned: 71% Borrowed; 29% Owned
Total # of Pages read: 1845 pg (+208 pages from Audiobook)
Shortest Book: Your Name Vol. 2
Longest Book: Eliza and Her Monsters
Favourite Book: Eliza and Her Monsters
% of TBR Completed: 44% of Original TBR



The TBR BustAThon hosted by @tbrbustathon

I actually didn’t end up focusing too much on this one this month.  It was held between February 4-10th and I didn’t get too much reading done during that time.  But I did manage to met 4/7 challenges – with only 2 books.

A book that has been on your TBR pile for 2+ years – A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
A Banned Book – not met
A 400+ page book – not met
YA Contemporary – Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
A Book with Pink and Red on the cover –  A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks (well my cover’s pink/red)
A Popular book you haven’t read yet –  Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
A Book Released between Nov 2017 & Jan 2018 – not met

Reading Challenge


Shot Through the Heart Challenge hosted by TBR and Beyond

Love is in the Air Challenge

One True Pairing – Not met
Hate turns to Love – not met
Royalty Romance – not met
First Kiss – Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Be My Valentine (Light & Sweet read) – Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West

Kill Cupid

Heartbroken (sad story) – A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
Galentine (female friendship goals) – not met
No Romance! – The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gains
All the Single Ladies (an independent women) –  not met
Book with Betrayal! – If I was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

What I Bought…

I’ve been organizing my office/library over the past few months and I’m finally starting to see the end.  As I’ve been organizing, I’ve been determined not to buy any more books… well my determination is very weak.  Here’s what I’ve bought last month.

Thrift Store Buys…


I’m super excited for a few of these – some I’ve already read and just wanted my own copy of and some are working on my series collections.

Facebook Finds…


I was lucky enough to find the beauties on Facebook being sold at an amazing price.  The previous owner took amazing care of them – it doesn’t even look like they’ve been read!

Subscription Box…

Of course my month isn’t ever complete without my OwlCrate box!  Absolutely love this one! Can’t wait to read The Hazel Wood! Plus I’m already using the tapestry in my office/library 😀

What I’ve Been Watching…


The Client List
Shark Tank
Dragon’s Den
Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses
The Arrangement (hate this one!)


Kids Baking Challenge
Top Chef
Worst Cooks in America


ProJared Plays!
Little Book Owl
Sassenach the Book Wizard
Hailey in Bookland

What I’ve Listened to…

All of the Halestorm I can find – really started enjoying them again!

What I’ve been Playing…

I haven’t had the time this month to play any games really.  I’ve been focusing on getting my page count higher and working on my course work.

What I’ve Posted…

Well this list will be short – wow I can’t believe how much I let this blog go!  I need to start working on my reviews of all the books I’ve read this month – or at least a couple of them.

Review: The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary by NoNieqa Ramos (ARC)

Well I guess that’s all for now.  I promise to post more often this month.  I’m hoping to get further ahead in my courses so that I’m not as stressed and falling behind.

See you on the next post!

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