Monday, February 28, 2011

Month in Review: February 2011

February was a busy month here, with my birthday and my daughter's birthday, as well as a trip to Myrtle Beach for a long weekend. Overall, it was a pretty fun month, and I'm happy to say we're ending the month with flowering trees and 75 degrees outside. Yay! Here's how my reading went this month.

Books Read in February: 5
I read a total of five books in February. Four were fiction and one was nonfiction:
Murder on the Down Low by Pamela Samuels Young
Room by Emma Donoghue
The Shepherd by Ethan Cross
Final Vector by Allan Leverone
Elephant Talk by Ann Downer

Reviews Written: 3
This month, I wrote three full book reviews (you can click on the links above to read them) and eight mini reviews of children's books. Oddly enough, this is exactly the same number of reviews I wrote in January as well.


Author Interview: 1
I also conducted one author interview in February, with thriller author Ethan Cross. I had conducted one author interview in January too, but had forgotten to mention it in my monthly review.

E-Book Reading Challenge
This month, I read 3 e-books on my Nook. That brings me to a total of 6 for the year. I need to read a total of 12 e-books in 2011 for this challenge, so I'm already halfway there!

I Want More Book Challenge
None ~ I have to get going on this!

Where Am I Reading Challenge
This month, I read books that took place in three different states and one country. Unfortunately, I cannot figure out which State the book Room takes place in, so I can't include it in this challenge. Here's where the books I read in February took place:
California
Texas
New Hampshire
Africa

That brings me to 7 out of 50 states covered, plus 3 additional countries. Here's my updated map:

View My Book Retreat in a larger map

2 comments:

  1. Ah, yes, it is time for a February summary, isn't it? Good thing Feb is the shortest month - I'm ready for winter to be over!

    I loved Room and also reviewed it this month (last week, in fact). I had the same problem with it with Where Are You Reading? I think the author intentionally left that vague so that it could have taken place anywhere, even right in your own town.

    Looks like you had a good month!

    Sue

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  2. Happy March reading!

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2011/02/february-monthly-news.html

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