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:
- Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
- Redwall by Brian Jacques
- Active Liberty by Stephen Breyer
- 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:
- Top Ten Tuesday: Things online bookworms do that are weird
- Dear THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss: I FINALLY READ YOU!!!
- Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Cheer You Up on Valentine’s Day
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!