I did really well controlling the purchases this month! I did however receive some lovely gifts for my Birthday and won a competition or two!
I got a Waterstones giftcard from a friend for Christmas, and decided it was time to finally spend it. I struggle so much with picking books to buy in a bookstore, because I don’t want to pick something I won’t like! I finally went with Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell – I’ve heard really great things about this book and love indulging in a little self-development 😉
Movies and TV Shows:
I took a couple of days off work for my Birthday this month (check out my Birthday Tag and Giveaway!) and spent some of the time watching Gossip Girl and season 6 of The Vampire Diaries – I can’t wait for more episodes!
Wrappin’ It Up!
Posts I Bookmarked:
- Becky @ A Fool’s Ingenuity wonders are reviews are the only way to feature books on your blog and asks how you feel about music and reading?
- Allie @ Little Birdie Books explains why fiction is her cup of tea.
- Amanda @ Beautiful Bookish Butterflies points the finger at love triangles.
- Ceilidhann @ Bibliodaze discusses Anne Rice and the Imaginary Gangster Bullies and debates the pros and cons of review ratings.
- Nereyda @ Mostly Book Obsessed asks do book bloggers have too much power?
- Claire @ Bitches with Books wonders is it worth the struggle?
- Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense debates to spoil or not to spoil?
- Nikki @ There Were Books Involved asks what do you do when you get stuck in a book?
- Stefani @ Caught Read Handed wonders why she doesn’t like historical fiction and shares information on her new Goodreads Book Club!
- Ashley @ Nose Graze shares 24 things she’s learned by the age of 24.
- Tara @ The Librarian Who Doesn’t Say Shhh! gets critical about plot and point of view in her new feature and discusses poverty in YA.
- Stormy @ Book. Blog. Bake asks what is the best way to organise your bookshelves?
- Laura @ Boats Against The Current talks about bookish stereotypes and wonders if non-readers can become readers.
- Roger @ Publishing Perspectives asks why Gone Girl wasn’t Gone Woman.
- Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy discusses the pros and cons of book boyfriends.
- Pixie @ Great Imaginations shares a very personal post on what made her the reader she is today.
- Trish @ Between My Lines talks about wearing masks in real life.
- Cait @ Paper Fury asks what’s the point of negative reviews?
As always, I’m linking to the latest Oh, The Books! weekly recap post so you can find more amazing things to read!
In Case You Missed It:
My crazy good reading is still going well in February, but I’ve lots of reviews to write now! Check out my reviews of Between the Lives (3.5), Maybe Someday (Reread at 4.5), Dear Daughter (3.5), How (Not) to Fall in Love (4), All The Light We Cannot See (2.5), Be Safe I Love You (2.5).
This month I also shared some great bookish deals and discounts, took part in the Loony Literate Tag and the Book Blogger Love-A-Thon questionnaire, signed up to the 2015 Discussion Challenge, posted a (S)He Said post on Sex in Erotic Fiction, launched a new feature called Babes and Books and created a Birthday Tag that includes two chances to win in a giveaway hosted by me!
My ONE YEAR BLOGOVERSARY is coming up in March (wut?!) so keep an eye out for exciting giveaways for it! February started shakily and ended up ending very nicely, thanks very much. So, how was your February?