One of my goals this year is to learn something new every single month. In January I learned how to stay on top of things. February on the other hand…
No matter how hard I tried to plan ahead, every single weekend in February we had something going on – some things were rather pleasant though. 🙂
I really hope that this was the busiest month of the year and that things will start slowing down from here onward, but I don’t really believe that. As we are getting closer to my deadlines and exams, life is getting busier and busier.
The only highlight of February, besides long working days and everyday vet visits (my cat needed a surgery right in the beginning of the month and her recovery has been very slow, but she is finally feeling better and I don’t need to see my vet every day anymore… only every other day 😀 ) was our trip to Spain!
We live nearby, it’s only an hour drive to the border, so I decided to organize a little weekend getaway and enjoy the early spring (summer?!) sunshine. ❤
We stayed at the hotel near Seville, and on our first day drove to Malaga. It’s actually incredible how different Spain is from Portugal. Only a few hours away by car and we literally ended up in a tropical town. I have no idea why we don’t have that many palm trees here, but apparently they thrive in the south of Spain!
And during our 2nd day in Spain, we went to Alcazar in Seville (where the Dorn bits of Game of Thrones were filmed!!! 😀 ) The garden on the top right and the inside courtyard on the bottom left are from Alcazar and both appear in episodes of the Game of Thrones.
The weather was amazing, the views beautiful and we also tasted some amazing local food! It was such a great little getaway and honestly, two days was more than enough to see the sights, rest our heads and prepare for the next working week.
MONTHLY GOALS CHECK-IN
|X|| 1 – Start the Witcher book series.|
Nope, didn’t happen. As much as I liked the TV show, committing myself to a 10(?) book series is very scary and I’ve been pushing it towards the end of the months. I honestly don’t think that I will start it next month, and probably should just wait until after the exams.
|X|| 2 – Read more ARCs. |
I read some ARCs (only 2) so I can’t say that I completely failed this goal. Hopefully, in March I’ll be able to read a lot more.
|X|| 3 – Participate in the Cosmerealong – starting with «Elantris». |
That haven’t happened yet! I’m still planning to participate in this read-a-thon and have a couple of weeks to catch up. «Elantris» is definitely going to be on my March TBR.
|✔|| 4 – Join Kayla’s (Booksandlala) Book Club – February pick – “The Other People” by C. J. Tudor. |
Yes! The only goal I was successful at! «The Other People» was the second book I read in February and really loved it. In my opinion, it’s C.J.Tudor’s best novel so far. 👍
|X|| 5 – Stay on top of blog posts and my to-do list. |
For the first three weeks I was doing alright, but this last week of February I wasn’t able to prepare the posts ahead of time.
MONTHLY READING STATS
Look at that! I actually stuck with my initial TBR! Sadly, I didn’t have time to read all 10 books as planned, but I read 5 and currently finishing the 6th one – «The Diviners» by Libba Bray, which I’m lovng so much. So overall, February was still a pretty good reading month, especially because I loved most of the books I read.
«The Keeper of the Lost Cities» and «The Diviners» were both a very pleasant surprise, and I’m planning to continue reading these series in March and April.
Unfortunately, «Wicked Saints» didn’t live up to my expectations. It wasn’t horrible, but it also wasn’t as incredible as people said it was.
I’ll be adding to my March TBR all of the unread books from below:
FEBRUARY BOOK REVIEWS