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Pandemic-fatigue | Weekly Snapshot

It got busy this week! Lots going on at home, work, and otherwise as well.  Life My daughter's school decided to close on Friday, along with several other schools in the area, with some being closed from Thursday. Not enough staff. The school had been on a mask mandate since the beginning of the pandemic, dropping it only for one week when the pandemic had appeared to have stabilized last year. And yet, they dropped the mandate completely at the beginning of this year, when cases were exponentially rising, only to bring it back again starting next week. I've gone from being very annoyed to angry to feeling fatigue in these first two weeks already. I won't lie - we all mask around here and try to avoid going where we don't have a need to be in, and still, we are not taking anything close to the extreme precaution we all took at the beginning of the pandemic. I cannot and don't want to keep my kids home - I have at least that much faith in the schools' precautions

Month in Review - February 2010


 

February has probably been one of my worst months, reading-wise. I've never come below 6 books yet, and though I did manage 6 books this time, it was a just-managed scenario. Looking back, I'm not really sure why I didn't get much reading done. I am just glad I will graduate soon (I really can't wait to be done!) Here's my list from February:
  1. Rainwater by Sandra Brown (4 cocktails)
  2. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (3 cocktails)
  3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (5 cocktails)
  4. The 13th Hour by Richard Doetsch (4 cocktails)
  5. Open Season by Linda Howard (2 cocktails)
  6. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (Reread - 5 cocktails)
Short Reviews
  1. Blue Heaven by C.J. Box (4 cocktails)
  2. Creepers by David Morrell (4 cocktails)
Challenge Progress

Challenges completed: 0/12
  1. 100+ Reading Challenge: 15/100
  2. Awesome Author Challenge: 1/10
  3. Support your Local Library Challenge: 9/50
  4. Flashback Reading Challenge: 1/9
  5. Audio Book Challenge: 1/12
  6. 451 Challenge: 1/7
  7. Women Unbound Challenge: 2/5
  8. A to Z Challenge: 19/52
  9. Original TBR Challenge: 2/12
  10. What's in a name? 3 Challenge: 1/6
  11. Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge: 2/10
  12. POC Challenge: 2/10

February Stats
Number of books: 6
Number of pages read: 2307
Number of Audio Books: 0
Hours listened to (completed audio books only): 0

Re-reads: 1
New-to-me authors: 4
Male authors: 2
Female authors: 4

Book cleared from my physical shelf: 2
Books added to my physical shelf: 7

Number of books added anew to my TBR this month: 80

Ratings

Comments

You had a terrific month,and so happy you got to experience The Help!
Amelia said…
Whoa, that was an awesome month!!
And I just love your ratings chart - I've never seen that before!
Anonymous said…
I don't always think it's how many books you read but the quality of them that counts! In terms of quality your month looks pretty good!
Morgan said…
Looks like your coming along good on your challenges.

February has been a really bad month for me too, I've just been really stressed and I have so much homework (that darn math teacher of mine). Hopefully your march reading, and mine, will be better!
Don't kick yourself over how many books you read! It's the fun of the experience. I still need to read The Help!
Kristen said…
I think February kicked everybody's butts for some reason.
Athira said…
Diane, The Help was the highlight of my Feb reading too!

Amelia, thanks! :)

Julie, ditto on that! I'm changing my beliefs. :)

Morgan, I guess a lot of us had a bad February!

Helen, would love to know how you find The Help!

Kristen, I agree. Wonder if it has something to do with just being 28 days! :-/