Goodbye February, Hello March 2018

Hello my fellow bookworms, I hope you are all well? My oh my, we have had a very cold February here in the UK. As much as I love a cosy night in as the weather rages outside, I am now rather tired of it and could really do with a little warmth and sunshine! This month, from within my blankets, I have read:

Fiction: 2          Non-Fiction: 3

At the beginning of the month, I finished historical crime fiction A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King, the second nostalgic and thrilling Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mystery for me. After that I threw myself into the epic, fantasy adventure The Dragon’s Blade: The Reborn King by Michael R. Miller, which turns out is the first book in a planned trilogy. My full thoughts on this are still to be posted, so keep your eyes peeled for that in March.

Alongside these fictions, I also read three more non-fictions. First, I finished reading the brand new cookbook The Hairy Dieters (5) Go Veggie by Si King & Dave Myers, which is a great collection of vegetarian recipes. Next, for my church’s book club, I read the candid The Case for Grace by Lee Strobel, a compelling collection of inspiring stories of transformation. Finally, right at the end of the month, I squeezed in another interesting history, Seven Kings of England, by one of my favourite new authors of last year: Geoffrey Trease. Again my full thoughts on this are still to be posted, so also look out for that in March.

Pick of the Month: The Hairy Dieters (5) Go Veggie

Altogether that is five books finished – two fictions and three non-fictions which is identical to last month! Carrying on into March, I have historical fiction Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen by Alison Weir, the American classic This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ronald Reagan: A Very Brief History by Mark Black.

In March, I look forward to celebrating my dad’s birthday and Mother’s Day, as well as more quality reading time and a bit warmer weather please!

What did you do and read in February? What are your plans for March?

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16 thoughts on “Goodbye February, Hello March 2018

  1. So you finished the second Russell mystery at last, after all those years! Are you heading for the third one now, or sometime soon? My February was a really awesome reading month, one of those which makes me think that the next one will be partly spent in recovery from all those pages and, so, perhaps not as satisfying…we’ll see… Happy March!

    1. Yes BIP, I finally got round to reading the second Russell and Holmes mystery and I should be reading the third one sometime soon as I already have it lined up. I am so pleased you had such a great time reading in February and I hope there will be no lag in March for you. 😀

  2. Yes, heartily sick of this weather now. Enjoyed an extra day off yesterday though.
    I have really enjoyed the Mary Russell books , it is ages since I read one and I know I have two on my tbr bookcase.

    1. Ali, my school was closed yesterday too. I would usually be pleased about that but we were meant to be dressing up for World Book Day then, which makes me a little sad as I had a very cool costume lined up… if I do say so myself 😛 As for the Mary Russell books, maybe this year will be the year you will get round to those two on your bookcase.

  3. I hope the snow hasn’t been too bad where you are. We’ve had a lot of it here, so I’m ready for some warmer weather now! I’ll look forward to your thoughts on Seven Kings of England.

    1. Helen, we had a lot more snow yesterday, so much so they closed my school but no more today, so far! Hopefully should have my thoughts on Seven Kings of England posted in about a week and bit. I didn’t quite love it as much as Seven Stages but it was still very good. 🙂

  4. Thanks for your reading update Jessica. I wish you warmer weather and happy reading in March! I am looking forward to the release of A Wrinkle in Time, the movie, because I love that book and have read it several times.

    1. Thank you Judy 🙂 Although there is even more snow now! Hopefully meant to warm up next week. I have seen the trailer for A Wrinkle in Time and it does look very good – I hope you will enjoy it.

  5. Hope you’re keeping warm! I’ve been watching all my friends’ posts from the UK and the snow/cold. We’re finally getting a nor’easter here but it’s mostly rain.

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