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I almost didn't make it here today! It's been an insanely busy week that's going to continue into today. Life This week has been a combination of busy at work and busy at home. The kids did not have school on Monday, which is also typically my busiest day at work. So when Monday ended, I felt as if I sucked at both life and work. The rest of the week was better - at least I was able to keep work and life separate.  This weekend just happens to be one of those when I have so much to do - thanks to the many tasks and chores deferred from previous days/weekends. We were getting quotes for some home improvement projects, had to start prepping rooms for my parents' arrival next month (mainly because I still haven't moved my daughter's online school materials out of the room from the Fall school year), and do lots of seasonal shopping. If it weren't going to be constantly raining this entire weekend, I would be prepping my garden beds as well, but now that needs t

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! :-/