wrap ups

February 2019 Wrap Up

February simultaneously went by super quickly and super slow. I honestly don’t remember much of anything that happened this month, so I’m just going to go on ahead and jump into the things I read and watched this month.

Non-bookish things from February: 

School and other IRL things: 

This month was a lot for me emotionally and mentally. I started out the month in what has been identified by my therapist as a depressive episode and then suddenly was pulled out of it into a state where I was happier than I’ve been in years. It was a very sudden and jarring change and now that what I’ve nicknamed my “happiness high” has worn off I’m back to feeling kind of weird and its messy.

I also started my second semester of college this month and it is, like, a lot. I started out the semester at eighteen credits but two days ago I dropped a class and went down to fourteen credits, which is the minimum for my college and technically frowned upon but oh well. I also took this new semester as a chance to go back and see my therapist and even though I did not want to go, it went really well and I’ve already scheduled an appointment.

So basically, to summarize? February was messy and I’m still sorting through the mess but it could be worse and I’m working through the situation.


Like I said last month, I don’t watch a lot of TV or movies so this section is always going to be a little lackluster.


The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)

I watched this movie three times this month as I was trying to resist the urge to reread the book before the physical copy got here. I love this movie, it will never be as great at the book, but its still so so good. It made me cry a couple of times, but that is just to be expected.



Last month, Dodie released her new EP and I freaked out. I have still been freaking out this month, and all I have done is listen to “She” on repeat all month so its going on here again because it deserves to.

Finally, to the books

Pleasure reads from this month: 

I read 7 books this month for fun. That’s a lot lower than the 22 books I read in January, but this month was very rough so that is just how it is.


In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang

  • ☆☆☆☆
  • Read from 2/1-2/1
  • Format: paperback; from library
  • This was a super cute, super interesting little graphic novel! I wish I was more into gaming so that I could have understood it more.


A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

  • ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Read from 1/29-2/4
  • Format; ebook and hardback, both owned
  • Wow I can’t wait to reread this and cry a lot!!

A Gathering of Shadows Final

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

  • ☆☆☆☆
  • Read from 1/28-2/6
  • Format: audiobook, from libary
  • I honestly don’t remember much about this book other than I thinking it was basically filler the whole time.


A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

  • ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Read from 2/6-2/15
  • Format: audiobook, from library
  • All I remember about this one is freaking out because baby Kell was shown for like .5 seconds (and by baby Kell I mean like, 12 year old Kell) and sadness.


Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep by Liz Kessler

  • ☆☆☆☆
  • Read from 2/16-2/17
  • Format: ebook, from library.
  • This one was oddly intense for a middle grade but I was here for it.


I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

  • ☆☆☆
  • Reread from 2/15-2/24
  • Format: audiobook from library, following along with owned ebook
  • I forgot how much I, um, hate number four. I just want to learn more about number six please and thanks.


Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist by Liz Kessler

  • ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Read from 2/24-2/28
  • Format: ebook from library, using audiobook from Scribd as an aid towards the end.
  • This one was all types of intense and I really really enjoyed it.

Onto the boringish things I had to suffer through for school

I’m going to note, I don’t rate these nor do I keep track of how long I was reading them, so this section is also going to be very lackluster. Though, there will be a brief two month reprieve in the summer. God, I can’t wait for summer.


The Iliad by Homer, as translated by Robert Fagles

  • Oh, Robert Fagles. I really like your translations, but at the same time, I also hate them. This one was pretty good though, I tend to have more grievances with his translation of the Aeneid.


Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz by Rudolph Hoss 

  • This book was A Lot. But also, very interesting. But also, I have to write an essay analyzing this and I don’t want to.


Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland by Christopher R. Browning 

  • This book’s graphic descriptions have literally caused me to have nightmares so that’s, um, not fun and I don’t like it.


Okay, that’s it folks. Now is the time for me to try and sum up the very small amounts of reading I did this month. I read 10 books this month, though three of them were not by choice.

  • Pages read: 4,158
  • Average rating: 4.28
  • Format breakdown:
    • 3 audiobooks
    • 7 physical

How was your February, did it also seem to drag on for all eternity? How many books did you read, any you would recommend? Did you watch any cool movies or TV shows that you think I should check out so that I don’t watch Cameron Post for the sixth time tonight?

7 thoughts on “February 2019 Wrap Up

  1. I’ve heard wonderful things about A Curse So Dark and Lonely — can’t wait to read that one! And I *just* started reading the Windsnap series this week. I accidentally agreed to read/review an ARC of Emily Windsnap and the Pirate Prince and didn’t discover it was book #8 in the series until three weeks before publication date. So… I’ve been trying to gather up books #1 to #7 from our two little local libraries, from Overdrive, and then ILL whatever I cannot get. I’m nervous about not getting them all in time. How do you like Scribd? I can’t believe I know practically nothing about it, but sounds like I need to do some looking around since we have such limited access to good stuff in our remote, small town location. Thanks for all the shares (and thank you for adding Goodreads links — makes my life just a tad easier LOL)! (I’m hunting you down on Twitter, too.)

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    1. I really loved A Curse so Dark and Lonely, but I almost instantly fall in love with all of Brigid Kemmerer’s books so I’m a little biased lol. I also got the ARC of Pirate Prince, that’s why I am attempting to fly through them quickly as well. I like Scribd, I don’t use it that often, but I use it often enough to keep my subscription if that makes any sense lol.


  2. WAIT. You read AGOS and ACOL in February?? Okay that felt like it happened a million years ago. I’m not sure how the shortest month of the year managed to last for an eternity but okay then. Anyway, I’m very proud of you for everything you did this month both life-wise and reading-wise❤️ I only read 7 books in February so we’re out here in this weird slump together, but it’s definitely fine lol

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    1. Doesn’t it feel like I read those forever ago? I’m glad I’m not the only one that was confused. Hopefully we will both manage to actually get out of these weird slumps in March, I’ll keep my fingers crossed lol.

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  3. I started my blog in February! And I think I read 5(?) books in the month. None of them were five stars, but that’s okay ! And I cannot wait for summer!!

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    1. That’s super exciting, I started mine in December but I feel like I’ve been doing this forever for some reason lol. I can’t wait for summer! I need more time to read lol.


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