February in Review

We’ve reached the end of February which is very scary as this means we’re nearly in March and March is when I go to Australia (or at least, at the end of the month).  I am very excited about this but also a wee bit nervous.  As the shortest of all the months, February always seems to go very quickly and this one has been no exception.  It’s been a good month for reading though – even if both my Kindle and myself do appear to have caught a suspicious Lurgy.  Let’s look on the bright side – spring is just around the corner, the mittens have come off and with storm Doris having moved on, the sun is finally back out.

Books Read This Month:

Top Tens This Month:

Mount TBR Challenge Reads: 2
Clean Out Your E-Reader Reads: 1
Classic Club Reads: 1


Bookish Acquisitions:
Well, it was Valentine’s Day this month and I was a very lucky girl – not only did I get a set of Roald Dahl postcards (I collect postcards and I love Quentin Blake illustrations), but I was also given my very own Moomintroll!

These were excellent presents.  Although I have a feeling that keeping Moomintroll in his natural white complexion may be a challenge.

In terms of book acquisitions, my wonderful Dad came from a visit this month and we went to the second-hand bookshop in Wantage, which is one of my very favourite places in Oxfordshire.  Joining the Mount TBR are:
The Wombles, Elizabeth Beresford
A Spool of Blue Thread, Anne Tyler
Frost in May, Antonia White

Blog and Bookish Highlights:

Links I Recommend:

If Harry Potter Were Written By Other Famous Authors – cover art really does make a difference!

Startling news this month as the ‘true’ face of Mr Darcy was revealed – he looks nothing like Colin Firth – nooo!

While it’s few people’s favourite Austen novel, these finalists to illustrate the Folio edition of Mansfield Park are absolutely beautiful!

Truly stunning post from Lory over at the Emerald City Book Review – she has put into words so perfectly something I have often thought.


And lastly – I am contemplating a redesign of the Girl with her Head in a Book logo as, although I do love my existing one – it’s starting cropping up everywhere – does anyone have any thoughts/suggestions?

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2 thoughts on “February in Review

  1. I love that you ticked 2 books off the Mount TBR pile and added 3 more!

    Thanks for mentioning the secondhand bookshop… another one I must check out.

    1. Do you know, that had slipped past me – good point! Hmm. Maybe I need to consider this more carefully.
      Wantage is actually really nice – it has a lovely cafe. Maybe a Saturday afternoon out some time? A certain non-bookish acquaintance of mine gets somewhat fidgety if he’s required to spend too long in a bookshop so it would be good to go with someone like-minded!

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