February was a successful month for me, even though I only completed one book. It was a success because one of my goals this year is to NOT to fall behind on doing the write-ups for books I’ve read during the year. So far, I’ve read a total of four books in 2010 and all four write-ups are posted. Yay! Also, I managed to post one backlogged review from 2009.
In February, my primary focus was visiting the Fort Knox area and finding a place to live. I spent more time out there than I originally intended, thanks to the snowstorms in the DC area — flights into Reagan National were canceled. However, I did find a place. It has a huge finished basement! There is plenty of space for bookcases. Lots and lots of bookcases. I can’t wait to post pictures. Another bonus: there is a used bookstore within walking distance of the house. I visited it (of course) and learned something — the bookstore and the one located not far from me here in Northern VA are both part of a chain. It was so weird to walk into the place and see the bright orange book shelves
You would think, with four extra days of free time, that I would have finished the book I was reading and started something on my Sony eReader. Well, you’d be wrong. It was really difficult to concentrate on a book while busy daydreaming about how I would arrange the bookcases I have and which books should go in which bookcase.
- Templar Knight, Forbidden Bride — Countdown, Year of the Historical
- The Hellhound King — from January
The backlogged 2009 reviews posted:
What’s still pending:
- Duel of Hearts
- Time Raiders: The Seduction (Cindy Dees)(Nocturne Bite)
- Kiss of Fate
- For the Love of Pete
- Three Bags Full
- “Falling for Anthony” (Meljean Brook), Hot Spell(anthology)
Below is my status regarding the various challenges.
Challenges Completed this month:
Incomplete (Ended in February):
101 Fantasy Challenge: 0/6
Countdown 2010: 10/55
Harry Potter: 0/7
Random Reading: 1/12
Contemporary Romance: 0/10
“In Death” Challenge: 0/??
New Author: 0/20
Pub 2010: 2/10
Romance Reading: 0/5
What’s in a Name 3: 2/6
Year of the Historical: 1/12
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Total (Month): 1
Grand Total (Year): 4
Total Pages Read (Month): 271
Grand Total (Year): 1,227