February Feels So Long Despite Being The Shortest Month. Yes, No, or Maybe? For me Yes! Even though it was a better month than January.
Hello readers! I hope you all are well and had a fabulous February with many fantastic reads. My February in reading has been good than last month. I didn’t have any full 5-star read but at least as for the quantity it was better than I expected. In life, it had been a quiet month. And yet February felt longer month despite being the shortest. Maybe Slow reads with uneventful monotonous life is the reason. Am I happy with my month? No, I don’t think so but I wouldn’t even say it was bad.
- There was a show-and-tell activity at my kid’s school. She didn’t do as well as last time. Maybe, because this time we got fewer days to practice.
- I completed 10K for #WriteAPageAday challenge hosted by Blogchatter.
- Healthwise my kid had ups and down and many weekends was engaged in taking care of her, nothing too concerning but it caused some setbacks.
- We finalized the interior this month to design furniture and placement as we are not getting ready furniture and everything will be made on-site which we found it more viable option looking at the market here and also in terms of quality and value for money.
Month in reading –
Books Read – 5
Pages Read – 1932
Goodreads – 13/60
Books in February
The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone by Audrey Burges ⭐⭐⭐
The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone is interesting and touching magical realism with captivating, detailed, amazing concept of a story the magical house and touching past story. However, lots of timelines in random order slowed the pace and I didn’t like Myra as much as I expected in the beginning. If you’re fan of miniature things and magical realism you might like this more.
The Case of the Emigrant Niece: Enter Findo Gask and Erroll Rait (Major Gask Mysteries Book 1) by David Cairns of Finavon ⭐⭐⭐
The Case of the Emigrant Niece is an interesting historical mystery about Findo Gask and his friend Eroll Rait solving the case of stolen inheritance and multiple murders. What I loved most is the time period of 1860s and all the details and facts the author included during the story. But I felt detectives here weren’t clever and swift to my liking. Character descriptions are very similar to Sherlock and Watson. So it wasn’t much original or interesting read about them.
The Naani Diaries by Riva Razdan ⭐⭐⭐.5
I liked the plot, concept, and writing, absolutely loved the main theme of the feminist view on arranged Indian marriage or marriage in general, I enjoyed family dynamics but I didn’t like main character, Radhika, and didn’t warm to her for almost whole book. There were parts where I admired her but she sure tested my patience a lot. I look forward to trying more books by this author.
The Broken Darkness by Theresa Braun ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Broken Darkness is a collection of 13 paranormal/horror stories that include stories of ghosts, demons, celestial entities, vampires, serial killers, monsters, and other dimensions. Some stories were straight five stars, some were good while some I didn’t get and wanted more explanations. I sure recommend this to fans of horror paranormal stories.
The Woman With the Cure by Lynn Cullen ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Woman With the Cure is inspiring historical fiction based on race to find the cure for polio and a female doctor who dedicated her life to fight against polio and had been the backbone to the discovery of the polio vaccine. It was amazing how the author included all geniuses of the medical field and all the discoveries made in this time period. What I loved most is, while this story focused on Dorothy it also includes women from many walks of life. My only issue was with the pace. At some point, story felt dragged a little.
Other posts in February
My Good and Bad Bookish Habits (I enjoyed writing this. My personal favorite post of the month)
Best book of the Month
No 5 stars this month so there is a tie between The Broken Darkness and The Woman With The Cure
views – 4806
visits – 3800
comments – 144
Plans for March
- There will be more meetings with the interior for finalizing the design. We are planning to go for a Japandi look.
- Hopefully, we might get possession of our flat this month and so the keys. And if that happens we might have to organize house warming ceremony (that already sounds tiring).
- 15th March is the last day of my kid’s school so we might look into the activity class or something.
- My hosting plan is expiring this month. I checked other options but all hosting sites have more or less the same price so rather than going for the whole migration which will take more time (that I honestly don’t have), renewing my plan for the long term with more discount sounds more convenient.
………… It’s going to be a busy month. So I will post and blog hop and will be on social media at odd times or whenever I get free time.
I just hope I can read what I have planned.
Thank you for reading! Let’s chat..,
How was your February?
Have you read any of these books or plan to?
What are your plans for March?
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