Saturday, March 2, 2019

Month in Review: February 2019


February was actually a fairly busy month around here!  We got our taxes done, which may not sound exciting, but it's one of the few times I can see my sister during tax season.  She's a CPA, so she is super-busy right now, but she graciously takes time to help us prepare our return.

For Valentine's Day, Tom and I did a paint and sip class - it was a "date night" class, so it had two canvases making up one picture.  I'm not sure how I got him to agree to it!  He did a great job, though, and I think he even had some fun!

We celebrated my mom's birthday with a dinner out at a new-to-us restaurant.  It was a fun night, capped off by a delicious ice cream cake made by my sister!

For the first time in my adult life, I had actually had President's Day off from work, so Tom and I used the day to look for new furniture.  There were some pretty great sales going on, and we were able to get some nice stuff at a price I actually wanted to pay.  I can't wait for it to be delivered!  This is what constitutes "exciting" when you're a homeowner!

The Books


Pancakes in Paris (review to come) // The Royal Runaway (review to come) // A Royal Match // The Gown (review to come)


The Titan's Curse (audio) // The Uncertain Season // The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes // The Secret Wife

Thank you to my stepmom Linda for the recommendation of The Secret Wife!


I Owe You One // The Perfect Storm (review to come) // 40 Love // The Dead Queens Club (review to come)
The Posts and Reviews

The Posts I Loved

Erica at Erica Robyn Reads gives her thoughts on labeling children's books

Tasya at the Literary Huntress discusses the problematic trope of enemies-to-lovers 

Clo at Bookwyrming Thoughts talks about three love cliches she wishes would disappear 

Rita at View From the Books writes about what love looks like to her (have a tissue handy!)

How was your February?  Did you do anything fun to celebrate any of the holidays?

24 comments:

  1. Great month! That is a crazy amount of books!

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    1. I was reading so much during my lunch break, plus audiobooks in the car!

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  2. Wow, you read a lot! Congrats on the new furniture and on getting your taxes done. Adult life is exciting, isn’t it? Have a great March!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  3. Dear Husband and I did a painting date once. The two paintings we brought home are now hanging his-and-hers style over the bed. Happy reading!

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    1. That is where I'm hoping ours will go! Thanks, Priscilla!

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  4. Looks like a great month of reading, and a fun month of activities. Here's to a great month of March!

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  5. Your Valentine's Day sounds nice! I love those classes! One of these days I'm going to read Rebel of the Sands. I've heard so many good things!

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    1. It was a very fun class, and I'm so glad he said yes!

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  6. <3! Thanks for sharing my link!! And phew, I'm glad you had success in getting your taxes done! Alex and I filed together for the first time... We needed a lot of help with my two jobs and such. Isn't is such a great feeling to have them completed though?! :)

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    1. Oh, it's so nice! Ours was relatively simple this year, so that helped!

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  7. Definitely a great month - both for reading and life stuff! Hope March turns out just as well :)

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  8. Ahh you've read a lot this past month, this is amazing! I hope you enjoyed Dead Queens Club, I've heard a lot of good things about this book :)
    YAY for the new furniture, too! Some things in adulting are quite exciting, thankfully, haha :)
    I hope you'll have a wonderful March :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Marie! I can't believe how many books I read in such a short month!

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  9. Your sister's a star. She did your taxes and made an ice cream cake? That is a woman of many talents. I have yet to read any of Kinsella's Wickham books, but I keep thinking about checking them out, because I adore Kinsella so much. You and the hubs are too cute. What a fun and sweet way to spend Valentine's.

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    1. She is very impressive!

      The Wickham books have a really different feel, they are kind of dark with a lot of unlikable characters!

      Aww, thank you!

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  10. I was having trouble getting my comments to post yesterday. I don’t know why. Hopefully this one will work? I loved seeing all your reads, Angela, and you’ve read so many I’ve had languishing here unread for a while that I would love to get to. Enjoy your new furniture. That’s always super exciting!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer!

      Haha, it is exciting! We've had the same furniture for 11 years, it's time for something new!

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  11. WOW you read a lot!! Seriously, that is a ton of books. Haha.

    I can totally understand why getting new furniture would be fun! I'm glad there was a sale on. Hope they arrive soon!

    Happy March!

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    1. Thanks, Amy! Haha, yeah it was a lot of books! Being able to read during my lunch break has added about an extra book per week!

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  12. Those paint and sip classes are so much fun. I'm terrible at it, but I've loved the few I've gone to.

    Wow, you got a lot of reading done this month. Very impressive!

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    1. Yes, I've done quite a few, too! I'm surprised at how well mine turn out sometimes!

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