Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Sunday Post #2: February in Review

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  It's a chance for book bloggers to share what's going on with them this week, any new book-related news, etc.  This week, I'm combining this with my monthly wrap-up for February.


That's right.  I'm in a Starbucks, drinking coffee, reading my Kindle, and blogging.  ALL BY MYSELF.  (I mean, mostly by myself.  There's a real pompous windbag here (you can see his jeans over the corner of my laptop, hi annoying dude!) who's been going off about Obama and socialism for the last 45 minutes, but whatever, you know what I mean.  ALL BY MYSELF!  And I'm going to the mall after this!  ALL BY MYSELF!!  My awesome husband kicked me out this morning and offered to have a "boys day" with Small Fry and Tater Tot so that I could have some much-needed alone time, and my God, IT IS GLORIOUS.

(As I'm typing this, Pompous Windbag just left, so the day is getting EVEN BETTER.  I WILL ILLUSTRATE THIS BY USING MORE CAPS LOCK.)

Well, as you can see, I don't get out much these days.  :)  But life is good here in Well-Read Redhead land.  We had a bit of a hiccup early in February, when Tater Tot got a cold and then suddenly ran a huge fever and was rewarded with 48 hours in the hospital (ugh), but otherwise, I feel like I'm getting the hang of this whole mother-of-two thing.  I also started running again, which has been great (ALMOST fitting into my pre-pregnancy jeans) and I'm really looking forward to the weather breaking so that I can ditch the treadmill and enjoy the great outdoors.  Bring on SPRING!

In book-related stuff: I read/reviewed 4 books:
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Queen of the Night by J.A. Jance
The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
Blaze by Richard Bachman

I also did a Small-Fry Saturday with Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, participated in the Literary Blog Hop, and talked about my love for short-and-sweet novels.

Coming up in March...I only have 1 book tour scheduled.  Otherwise, I have a couple ARCs that I can't wait to get to (seriously, didn't I say I was going to read fewer of them this year?  I have a problem), and I'm planning to start Gone With The Wind as my next TBR Book Baggie pick.  I'm also trying to make my way through some of the books I bought for the Rochester Teen Book Festival, coming up soon in May!  I am taking a long (LONG) road trip for my friend Liz's bridal shower next weekend, so I'm looking forward to getting lots of audiobook reading done then as well.

How was your February, reader friends?


  1. I hate when THOSE KIND OF FOLKS ruin my quiet, reading time at the local coffee shop so I can relate. Usually I put on my headphones and crank up the music...which...well, defeats the point of quietly reading, but it's better than hearing THAT GUY.

    1. Haha, good point!! At first he was annoying, then he was enraging me, then finally it became funny because seriously dude? Seriously?

  2. Yay for a day to yourself! Enjoy it, and don't let the pompous windbags on the world ruin it for you!

  3. Huzzah for a well-deserved day off!

  4. I'm glad you had a good 'alone day' apart from the annoying bloke! I do like the sound of The Good Luck Right Now! I had a brilliant reading month in February with lots of great book and only a couple of 'so-so' ones!

    1. Don't you love months like that?? I like when I can say I had a month with no "bad" reads.

  5. Coffee, Kindle and Blogging - that sounds perfect to me. I do remember well the feeling when I the children were smaller and just to snatch an hour or so was heaven. Will go and read your review of Goldfinch now because this is waiting on my TBR pile.Have a great week and Happy Reading!
    My Sunday post is here

    1. I hope you are able to get to the Goldfinch is worth the time!!

  6. Woohoo! What a nice gift from the hubby. We actually got to go out on a date last weekend when David went to a sleepover and baby girl hung out with Grandpa and Grandma. I had almost forgotten what those things were like....
    I hope the rest of your day was fabulous!

    1. Haha yes, date nights become AMAZING EVENTS once you have kids...and to think we used to take them for granted!!

  7. I don't think I've ever actually sat at a Starbucks and just read, but it sounds wonderful and cozy! I can't wait for the Rochester Teen Book Festival either. I need to pick up some of the books by authors who will be there too so I can read them before I get them signed :)

    1. I'm hoping I can get through the pile I bought before the event...we shall see...I feel like a poser getting a book signed by an author who I've never even read. Haha.

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