Thursday, March 2, 2017

February 2017 Wrap Up

Read:

          

1. Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

2. Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

3. The Valiant by Lesley Livingston

Favorite of the Month:

I really liked all of them, but if I had to choose, I would say Dreamland Burning.

Least Favorite of the Month:

Again, if I HAD to choose, I would say The Valiant probably.

7/75

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Book Haul:

Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill
ARC

Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham
Hardcover

Now I Rise by Kiersten White
ARC

Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Hardcover

The White Russian by Vanora Bennett
Hardcover

Total: 5???

I did not spend February keeping good track of anything so I don't even know if this is everything??

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Reviewed:

Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
The Valiant by Lesley Livingston
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

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In My Corner of the Blogosphere:

Ha. I didn't do anything real exciting on the blog this month. The lack of motivation was REAL. I participated in a blog tour, which you can see if you click on the link to my Dreamland Burning review above. Here's to hoping March is better! :)

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What's New With Me?

Absolutely nothing. My life was fairly dull in February.

At the beginning of February, the BF and I took a little vacation to the Black Hills to go to a stockshow. How the BF describes it is basically as Comic Con for people with cows. We hit up a rodeo. We went to the bookstore so I could be hideously disappointed by the lack of any new books I wanted.

We stayed at his aunt's house so we didn't have to try to find a hotel room/pay an arm and a leg for a hotel room. I have a love/hate relationship with this set up. I love not having to pay for someplace to stay. I really like his aunt, she's HILARIOUS. But she makes us sleep in separate rooms, basically all of his relatives that we could have stayed with do.

Like, we live together? We sleep in the same bed every night? They're worried about it because we're not married??? Like, I guess your house, your rules, but it's dumb. Definitely not gonna do the deed in one of your children's beds because ew.

Anyway, yeah. Besides that the BF and I went to visit my dad and my sister one weekend as well. He almost couldn't come with me because... ugh. I just wanna slap someone when I think about it. The day before we were set to leave, apparently his mom was kicking at a pile of snow and ended up kicking a panel and the next day she made him take her to the hospital because she swore she broke her foot.

I mean, I've never broken my foot before, but I did break both of my arms so I think I have a little bit of authority to say that you would KNOW that you did something that serious to your body????? Like she was walking around after that. No problem. But woke up in the middle of the night and it hurt. And she walked to the vehicle and then into the hospital???????? BUT SHE THOUGHT SHE BROKE IT????? I couldn't even move my fingers when I broke my arms!

So basically I was able to leave work at noon to avoid having to drive 4 hours in the dark. The BF was still able to come with me, but he still had to do all of his chores and feed a crap ton of hay to the cows and it was SEVEN O CLOCK IN THE EVENING WHEN WE LEFT. It took SEVEN HOURS. I could have worked the rest of the day. Like, I understood why things were the way they were and that it wasn't his doing, but I really struggled to not be an asshole about it to him.

I also finally convinced the BF to start playing Pokemon Go. He was so on the fence about it for some stupid reason, but he has gone into full on Pokemon nerd mode. Like I have been playing since July and I'm level 20, almost 21. He has been playing for A WEEK AND A HALF and he's at like level 15! Way to make me look like an amateur.

So yeah, that's basically about how my February has been. Uneventful. But on the bright side, the weather was BEAUTIFUL and melted like ALL the snow. I wasn't snowed in at all in February!!! Woo!!

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Looking Ahead:

My goal for March is going to be to grind out reviews for all of my Netgalley books I have been approved for. I have been doing so pitifully at this, it's just bad. WHERE IS MY MOTIVATION?! It's gone.

I have been working on reading Wintersong for what feels like ages now. I feel like it took me forever to get into it and even now that I feel more invested in the story, it's not what I was hoping for. I am only about halfway through so far, though.

All the music talk in this book has been losing me so utterly and completely. I don't want to say I'm bored, but I almost am.

Besides Wintersong, these are the books I am going to be aiming to read:

The Dragon's Price by Bethany Wiggins
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi
Blood Rose Rebellion by  Rosalyn Eves
Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts
The Takedown by Corrie Wang

Also I'm gonna try to read:

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Now I Rise by Kiersten White

Lol, good luck to me.

How did February treat you? Was it a productive month for you or did you have a rather pitiful month like me? Got anything super exciting planned for March?

8 comments:

  1. ComicCon for people who like cows, sounds like fun? Haha. It sounds like you guys had some pretty hectic travel!

    Do you have a copy of Strange the Dreamer? Lucky you, I hope you love it!

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    1. I do have a copy of Strange the Dreamer! I won Ryan Graudin's first newsletter giveaway and that was one of the ARCs included! The travel was pretty wild! But it was fun!

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  2. Eeep, I hope you read and love A Crown of Wishes!! It was definitely my top read of the month, and I read some seriously amazing books so that's saying a lot :) Wonderful wrap-up, cadet! ;D

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. I am so excited for ACOW. If it's only a quarter of the majestic beauty that TSTQ was, it will please me. Thank you for stopping by, Captain!

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  3. That's kind of crazy his family makes you sleep in separate beds, since you already live together. People sometimes!

    I still need to read And I Darken, but I guess I need to get on it since the sequel is coming out. I'm SO excited for Strange the Dreamer. I don't have a copy, but I'll be buying it ASAP.

    -Lauren

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    1. And I Darken was alright. I'm glad I scored an ARC of the second book because I don't think I care quiiiiite enough about what happens to drop money on a copy of Now I Rise. It felt really long. I'm hoping that this sequel has more action going on.

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  4. Boooo, I'm sorry didn't totally love The Valiant! But I'm glad you liked it overall. I'm really excited to start Letters to the Lost.

    Your mother-in-law (if it's okay for me to call her that) sounds annoying! I'm very very single and honestly super happy not to have to deal with an MIL... yet. o_o

    I didn't really love Wintersong! It dragged, honestly. I've heard the same about Blood Rose Rebellion and honestly I am so not motivated to read BRR. I've been putting it off for months. D:

    I hope you enjoy all of your books for March! Have a wonderful weekend, Cyra. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I still did really enjoy The Valiant, but just if I were being forced to choose which book was my least favorite of the month, I would choose that! I read three really amazing books in February!!

      It's fine to call her my MIL. It's probably easier than anything else! Haha! And she is super annoying. I can't stand her. She's such a bigot. She tried to tell me about this call for a boycott on Starbucks because they're hiring refugees and I was like nah. I'm never gonna buy other coffee again.

      I just finished Wintersong last night and the more I thought about it, the more I kind of hated it. Which was super disappointing because it was one of the 2017 books I was most looking forward to!! I'm kinda not looking forward to reading BRR anymore, maybe I just won't. IDK, depends on how the Netgalley reading goes, I guess!

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