FEBRUARY 2020 | Wrap-Up

February has come and gone, taking with it many ups and downs and a few great books. Even though there was an additional day in February this year (happy belated leap day!) this month still whizzed by. Here’s what I was up to in February:

Unfortunately, I had very little time to read in February. Between endless law school homework, meetings, appointments, and trying to get some sleep, it felt like I barely had time to make breakfast in the morning! Still, I did manage to read a few books:

  1. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
  2. Redwall by Brian Jacques
  3. Active Liberty by Stephen Breyer
  4. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

My favorite book of the month was absolutely 84, Charing Cross Road. This book had been recommended to me countless times before I finally picked it up. After devouring it in one sitting, all I could think was: Why on earth didn’t I pick this up sooner?? I’m so excited to write my review for this one, so stay tuned!!

Honestly, this past month was just a busy blur of law school work and job applications and interviews and meetings and friends and family and (not enough) sleep. There were many times over the course of February when I seriously wondered how I would be able to fit everything into my schedule every day, but somehow it all got done. In the middle of the month I had a week off for “spring” break (albeit still a very snowy one), which was a much-needed breath of fresh air. Although I had a lot of work to do during it and couldn’t take the entire week to relax, it was still really nice to spend some time with my family–and our dogs, of course! I miss them so much when I’m at school. After a week of dog cuddles, baking cupcakes, and doing homework in my pajamas, I felt a bit more ready to face the second half of this grueling semester.

This month I also played around a little with my bookstagram theme, and I think I’ve finally settled on a variation that I really like. It’s a mix of old and new, and I think it gives me just enough flexibility to be creative and spontaneous while also having plenty of structure. Exactly the balance I look for in a theme!

 I’ve really been trying my best to keep up with blogging during the semester, but sometimes it’s difficult when I have so much homework to do on a daily basis. Nevertheless, I’m pleasantly surprised by how often I managed to post in February. I’m still working on finding a way to squeeze in more blog hopping, but it’s a work in progress!

Here are some posts from other bloggers that I’ve loved this month: 

Here are some of my favorite posts from my blog this past month:

How was your month of February? What was the best book you read? Did you do anything really fun or exciting? Let me know in the comments section below!



18 responses to “FEBRUARY 2020 | Wrap-Up”

  1. When I read 84 Charing cross road, I loved it so much, I read everything she wrote. Wonderful book.

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    1. Yes, such a fantastic book!!


      1. There was only one of hers, that I didn’t really get into. You really needed to be from, or know all about, New York, to know what she was talking about, or were she was. The film, 24 Charing Cross Road is fantastic.

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        1. I can’t wait to watch it!


  2. I hope you have more time for reading in March!


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  3. I’ve never read Charing Cross Road and you’re making my wonder why I haven’t. Thanks for the recommendation! One of my favorites this month was Elizabeth Acevedo’s With the Fire on High. She is becoming one of my favorite authors and audiobook readers.

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    1. Oooh I’ve never heard of that one, but I’ll definitely check it out!


  4. Good luck with the rest of the semester! Happy March!

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    1. Thank you!! Happy March to you as well!


  5. I’ve enjoyed Gladwell’s books in the past but Talking with Strangers didn’t grab me much apart from the very first chapter about the altercation between the woman driver and the cop. That was so shocking….The rest of the book felt rather repetitive though

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    1. I completely agree! Not my favorite Gladwell book.


  6. I hope that your March is a little more restful! I love what you’ve done with your bookstagram. I also was a little pressed for time to read this month, but I would have to say that my favorite book of the month was Miracle Creek by Angie Kim.

    claire @ clairefy

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    1. Thank you so much, Claire! I hope you have a lovely March as well!


  7. you’re honestly a wizard for keeping up with blogging even though you’re in law school! my workload isn’t as huge, but i still don’t post or blog hop as much as you do 😅 teach me your ways!!
    this wrap-up was a great one as always, and I’m absolutely in love with your blogging voice. Your instagram theme is so beautiful too! And I hope that March treats you well because you deserve it!

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    1. Hahaha thank you!! Lots of scheduling posts in advance and late night/early morning typing 😅 ahhh thank you so much!!! 💕 I really appreciate it!!!

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  8. Ah it’s amazing that you managed to read a little bit and blog even more despite being so busy and handling school and everything else, Holly,I admire you SO much. ❤ ❤ I hope that March will be kind to you! ❤

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    1. Ahhh thank you SO much Marie!! ❤ I hope you have a lovely March as well!

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