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February 2019 Wrap-Up

The shortest month of the year is ending. Am I the only one who thought February would never end? I am more than ready to wave it goodbye! How about you?

february wrap-up

What’s New?

Challenges. I have decided to test myself and was offered a couple of opportunities I can’t miss. Time to write and blog more!

Old demons are clawing their way back into my life but I keep them at bay by kicking them with my yoga mat, a new routine, and love from my friends.

My blogging was not as good as it could have been as my health made a mess of my schedule and I was late for two tours (I still feel awfully guilty about it!!!)

Talking about friends, February saw quite some bumps on the blogging road. I didn’t take part in anything but I feel sad our community suffered this way. I have lost bloggers I appreciated, and they will be missed.

For anyone with some knowledge of Ashtanga: I can do Sirsasana A now!!!! A milestone!

I have (seriously) decided to cut back on blog tours. Don’t laugh. I mean it! Really!!!

Something weird happened… I was nominated for Best Book Blog at the Annual Blog Bash 2019! I’m not much for awards and all, but this surprise was brilliant and kept me smiling some days when the sky was grey. Thank you to whoever nominated me!!!!

Annual Bloggers Bash Awards Nominee Best Book Blog

Books I read this month

13 books is good. I was expecting to read more but health issues have kept me napping and in a fog…

Books I reviewed

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star: Apple Of My Eye by Claire Allan @ClaireAllan @AvonbooksUK

The Way Home: The Lost Man by Jane Harper @janeharperautho @caolinndouglas @GraceEVincent @LittleBrownUK #TheLostMan #blogtour

Shush: #TheSilentPatient by @AlexMichaelides @PoppyStimpson @OrionBooks #BreakTheSilence

Lazy Saturday Review: When All Is Said by Anne Griffin @AnneGriffin_ @HodderBooks @SceptreBooks

Watch Your Back: Consent by Leo Benedictus @leobenedictus @portassoph ‏ @LouisaJoyner @FaberBooks #YouNeedToReadIt

With A Little Help From My Friends: The Happiness Project by Pippa James @PippaJamesbooks @bookouture

Once Upon A Time: Leo and the Lightning Dragons by @leolightdragons ‏@FledglingPress #Lovebooksgrouptours

Rotten to the Core? #AsSickAsOurSecrets by A.B. Whelan @AuthorABWhelan #randomthingstour

Look Up At The Sky: Call Me Star Girl by Louise Beech @LouiseWriter @orendabooks

Now and Then: #DeadMemories by Angela Marsons @WriteAngie @bookouture

Tell Me: #MyLastLie by Ella Drummond @HeraBooks @drummondella1 @BOTBSPublicity

There She Goes: Who Is She by V. Clifford @VicClifford #LoveBooksGroupTours

New Books

Book of the Month Award

This month again, I was lucky to read brilliant novels but one won my heart and made me cry…

call me star girl

Does it come as a surprise? Louise Beech will always win!

This was my February! How was yours??

 

 

30 thoughts on “February 2019 Wrap-Up

  1. I am also sad about this whole blogging drama this month. I was also thinking about stopping but after 10 days I decided to come back, but I don’t think I will focus only on books anymore. I am still hurt by some things people said, especially people who work in this industry…
    Wow, congrats on your nomination! I have to admit that I don’t keep up with blog awards, but it does sound like an achievement, so I am happy for you!!
    And 13 books! That is awesome!!
    I hope you’ll enjoy your new ones too! 🙂

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    1. I never thought about stopping as I’m too addicted, but I now find myself more careful online, and I am reassessing what I say to whom… It’s crazy that something as great as book blogging can become so toxic.
      Bloggers are now part of the industry and being treated this way by professionals is disrespectful and incomprehensible. I hope the worst is behind us.
      Thank you! 🙂 Awards are not my thing but it made me so happy that someone thought my blog was good enough for a nomination.
      I am so glad that my new routine allows more reading time, I’ve never read as much as I am these days!
      Have a wonderfully peaceful and bookish March! xx

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  2. No, your Book of the Month doesn’t surprise me :-). You read so many great books this month, how are you going to put together a top 10 (or top 20)?! Oh I see you got Cross Her Heart! I’m still not happy Bookdepository placed my order on hold for more than 6 months for that one.. after which I cancelled my order, so I still don’t have it. I hope it’s just as good as Behind Her Eyes!

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    1. 😀 You know me well!
      I am totally forgetting the idea of a Top something! I will NEVER be able to choose. That’s the problem when your reading increases, there are too many fab stories and you end up with a giant list!
      WHAT?! That’s crazy!!! I hope you can get Cross Her Heart!!! xxx

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  3. What a busy month! Thank you so much for taking part in the blog tour for My Last Lie and for your Tweets, shares, etc, they were most appreciated. x

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  4. my sweechie, I’m sorry to hear that February was a bit of a hard and long month for you, I’m sending you all the love and hugs and positive vibes for March, hoping it will be amazing ❤ ❤ I'm always here if you ever need to chat, always! ❤
    Reading-wise, it seems like you've read A LOT of books, that's amazing, yay! Here's to more great discoveries next month 🙂

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  5. I hope March will kick some February ass! ❤ Bookish wise it sound like a fantastic month though; I can't wait to read The Lost Man and The Silent Patients and I need to get a copy of Call Me Star Girl ASAP.

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      1. Go March! I’m hoping to at least get to The Silent Patient soon as so many people seem to love it… Jane Harper is coming up soon as well, but I’m reading The Dry first. xD

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    1. I think Call Me Star Girl is a good starting point as long as you keep in mind that her previous work is more emotional and less thrillery 🙂 It might be easier to start from the beginning, though, to follow her path to the new genre 🙂

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  6. I hope that March will be a much better month for you Meggy and I hope you are feeling better from your health issues.
    I still have this blogging slump feeling, despite reading great books. I suppose when it passes I can go back and review them. I guess because of this I missed any dramas that went on.
    You read so many books and have got so many new ones too!
    I’m not at all surprised you got nominated for best blog award. Totally deserved.
    Sending love for a good March.
    Amanda xx

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    1. March is proving to be challenging but I have decided to look at it with perspective 🙂
      I was locked out of my blog for three days and it was awful! But I feel my review mojo isn’t doing so well… Don’t worry, the blogging will come back when you need it 🙂 Believe me, you’re better off without the drama!
      Thank you so much, my darling and sweet friend xxx

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  7. Your Feb seems to have been fab. I didn’t hear anything about the blogging drama. Sorry to hear abut your health too, I hope March will be much better.

    Interesting how many of your March covers have that green/yellow hue 😀

    Have a wonderful month.

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