February Wrap-Up // fun February means less reading

Welcome (back) to the blog! It is hard to believe February flew by so fast. I know it is the shortest month, but still. My friends and I decided this month would be “fun February” so we did our best to do fun things whenever possible. And it was very fun! However, since I was slammed with school and using all my free time to socialize, I did not read as much as I normally do this month.

This is a bit disappointing because I had a pretty ambitious TBR, mostly of books by Black authors, that I wanted to get through. So I definitely did not meet my reading goals, but I will still be looking forward to reading those books! The upside is I did read some really good books this month, and in general I enjoyed them more than the books I read in January. Standouts of this month include Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, Bungleton Green and the Mystic Commandos, and The Personal Librarian. Bungleton Green was a comic strip compilation I read for class and it was honestly super interesting, I encourage everyone to go check it out! It was an antiracist, sci-fi action/adventure comic from the 1940s. Keep reading to hear about everything else I was reading and thinking about this month!

Books Read

  • Drunk on Love by Jasmine Guillory – 3/5 stars ★★★
  • Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin – 5/5 stars ★★★★★
  • Bungleton Green and the Mystic Commandos by Jay Jackson – 4/5 stars ★★★★
  • The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb – 3.5/5 stars ★★★
  • The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray – 4/5 stars ★★★★
  • Wild Women and the Blues by Denny S. Bryce – 4/5 stars ★★★★

On the Blog

I only got around to posting once this month, a book review of The Killing Code by Ellie Marney.

Posts I Loved Reading

Reads Rainbow’s list of Bi and Pan Book Releases January-June 2023
Krysta’s important post on Censorship
Writers and journalists send letter to the New York Times protesting anti-trans bias
HarperCollins Union reaches tentative deal

This Month’s Listening

Emma (2020) Original Soundtrack
Dating Games podcast from Land of the Giants

What’s up with me

This month has flown by so quickly! My February alternated wildly between working incredibly hard and having lots of social time. I celebrated my 22nd birthday, which included a murder mystery party. My friends have roped me into watching The Bachelor with them, so that has become part of my weekly routine. The weather was absolutely crazy, we had a false Spring, followed by our first real snow all winter. Unfortunately it was not enough snow to cancel classes, but a girl can dream.

Because I was so busy doing school and being social, I definitely did not read as much this month. However, I am just about to finish two different books, and I am feeling motivated to do more reading. I will also have my Spring break in March, so hopefully that will bring me some free time to read.

As a final announcement for this post, be on the lookout for an updated blog look coming soon! I commissioned one of my friends to make a logo for the blog, and it turned out beautifully! I will hopefully be incorporating it very soon. Until next time, have a lovely day!

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