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:
- [1 Feb] Tony and Susan by Austin Wright ★★★★½
- [5 Feb] The Girl with All the Gifts by ★★★★
- [8 Feb] His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet ★★★★★
- [10 Feb] The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler ★★★★½
- [15 Feb] David Copperfield by Charles Dickens ★★★★★
- [19 Feb] Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman ★★★★★
- [22 Feb] The Lunar Cats by Lynne Truss ★★★★
- [26 Feb] The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan ★★½
Top Tens This Month:
- [7 Feb] Top Ten Reasons To Be A Harry Potter Fan
- [14 Feb] Top Ten Incidences Of Unrequited Love in Literature
- [21 Feb] Top Ten Seriously Over-Hyped Books
- [28 Feb] Top Ten Books I Read In A Day or Less
Clean Out Your E-Reader Reads: 1
Classic Club Reads: 1
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:
- Reminiscing over Why I love Harry Potter – a surprisingly emotional trip down memory lane!
- Finally discovering the wonder of the Marquis of Carabas in Neverwhere
- Getting so many considered comments on my Discussion post on the word ‘Girl’
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!
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?