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This Spring-like week | Weekly Snapshot

After weeks of near-zero (Fahrenheit) temperatures and so much snow (more than we have ever received in years), we are now in the 50s and it's looking that way for all of next week, woo hoo! Life We seem to have settled into a routine around here. Work has calmed down a bit as well, so you'd think that all this means I should be reading more or dabble in things that sound fun. Sadly no. While I still much relish being able to work from home and having kids safe in school, it would be nice to be able to socialize more with no worry of the virus. Yesterday, we all went for a long walk out in the beautiful weather. On our way, we passed by the park we spent so much time in last year but didn't venture inside because there were so many people in there. I look forward to the day we don't need to do that. Spring break is coming soon and we are seriously considering safe vacation options. We don't have any grand ideas at the moment but we'll be thinking about it more.

Mostly Nonfiction February


After a shaky reading start in February, I found my groove back sometime during the middle of the month. I guess what helped was the many graphic nonfiction books I found at the library. Honestly, there's nothing that can pull you back into reading than a riveting story told in pictures. Overall, my February reading was pretty good. Most of the titles I read this month are nonfiction. I don't think I've ever read more nonfiction than fiction over a month ever before.

Books of the month

Anne FrankThe Weird Sisters

Other Reads

13, rue ThereseYummyFist Stick Knife GunStitchesBehemothThe Dressmaker of Khair KhanaEaarth

Reviews posted
  1. Someone Else's Garden by Dipika Rai
  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney
  3. Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón
  4. Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri and Randy DuBurke
  5. Stitches by David Small
  6. Fist Stick Knife Gun by Geoffrey Canada and Jamar Nicholas
  7. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
Leif Reads
  1. New Feature Announcement
  2. 350.org 101
  3. What's Changed is Changed
  4. Imagine
Traveling with my books this year
Lately, I seem to enjoy reading books set outside the US. I hope the trend continues - it feels wonderful learning more about other countries.


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Comments

You ended up having a great month in books! I love to read books set in other countries, too. Since I won't make it to many of them in real life, I have to do it vicariously.
hcmurdoch said…
The Anne Frank graphic novel is on its way to my library; I am so looking forward to reading it! Looks like a good month, here's to a fabulous March
ashbrux said…
Maybe I've rubbed off on you a bit? :) I love your traveling with books idea.
Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said…
Glad you enjoyed The Weird Sisters. I loved that book!
Athira / Aths said…
I'm so glad for books. I want to travel more, but since I probably won't, I'm glad there are books like these to get lost in. I feel like I know a lot about such countries too.
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks Helen! I hope you like the Anne Frank graphic biography!
Athira / Aths said…
Oh yeah, you certainly have!! :o)
Athira / Aths said…
I loved all the Bard references in it! It was really well-written!
J H Ravey said…
This past month, though I didn't read much at all, was full of nonfiction as well. I read The Devil in the White City, Manhunt, and The Bolter and enjoyed every single one of them, which tells me I need to be on the lookout for more.

Behemoth is on my nighstand to begin this evening!
Athira / Aths said…
Sometimes I accidentally discover that I've read more memoirs or historical F/NF or graphic books in a month and then I wonder why I never checked them out that much earlier! I'm really surprised to see less fiction on my reading list last month.
Misha said…
I wasn't aware of the Anne Frank Graphic novel. I have to find it! You've had a great month in reading. I am planning to read The Weird Sisters soon.
Athira / Aths said…
I wasn't aware of the Anne Frank graphic biography either. I came across it by accident - I'm so glad I picked it. It was awesome!
Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said…
Cool month! I'm on a non fiction kick too :)