February 2016 in Review

Posted February 28, 2016 in Celiac, Life, Reading / 6 Comments

February 2016 in Review

Things that Happened in February

  • First of all, this is going to be a LONG post.
  • Lent started which means that Easter is on the way!
  • I wrote TWO discussion posts. I am thoroughly impressed with myself.
  • There has been nasty stuff floating around the school I work at. I have, thankfully, not caught anything terrible yet. I, however, have been feeling a little under-the-weather.
  • Speaking of weather, we have been having the weirdest winter ever! I live in Montana. We should have snow in February. Instead, all of the snow and ice has melted and we have been enjoying temperatures in the 50s and 60s! This isn’t exactly as good as it sounds since the ranchers really need the moisture from the snow in order to for the year to work out. It has been… odd.
  • I finally convinced my sister to sign up with Pottermore and be sorted. (She is a Hufflepuff, in case you were curious.)
  • I attended a Brew Fest with my family. It was… interesting. I cannot drink beer due to celiac and an alcohol allergy. It was thanks to that alcohol allergy that I started to go into anaphylaxis at the event. I was all, “I can’t breathe.” My dad was, “You’re fine.” I was all, “No! I really can’t breathe!” Then my dad and a family friend got me out of the crowd enough that I could recover.
  • I had an amazing Religious Ed class with my students. They were extremely interested in why there are Popes, how Popes are elected, and the Popemobile (which they didn’t believe was a real thing until I showed them pictures).
  • I’m slowly learning to let God take over since things have been… interesting lately.
  • On the note about God, I am in the process of applying for acceptance into a Masters in Theology program. (Yes, this is a different program than my other Masters work and the previous credits will mean zero. *sigh*)
  • My favorite book of the month (non-reread) was Raelia which left me completely broken and (almost) sobbing on the floor. AMAZING!
  • My favorite reread of the month was Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I love this entire series, obviously, and could definitely use a time-turner.

My Favorite Tweets of February

This is a new section in my monthly wrap-ups where I will feature my favorite tweets of the month. Please let me know what you think of this in the comments.

Books I Read in February

Lions in the GardenMiriamLost Lake HouseWinter's Child
The SirenRaeliaThe Orphan QueenHarry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsSadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanThe Reluctant DuchessOnce Upon A DreamThe Young Elites

List of Books

Books I Reviewed in February

Red QueenTheir Fractured LightThese Vicious MasksNot If I See You First
MiriamPrincess in the SpotlightThe Battle of the Labyrinth
Winter's ChildHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneLord of the WorldLions in the Garden

List of Books

Other February Posts

Things I’m Looking Forward to in March

  •  Easter!
  • My sister is coming home to visit next weekend and then again for Easter. I can’t wait to spend some time with her again.
  • I’m hoping March is quieter than February has been. I definitely don’t need any more added stress at the moment.
  • I also probably won’t be leaving town this month. This might have to change since I may go a bit stir-crazy otherwise.

Challenge Progress Update

Goodreads ChallengeHard-Core Rereading ChallengeWhat's In A Name? ChallengeRoyal ChallengeRetelling ChallengeBacklist Books Challenge
  • Lions in the Garden by Chelsea Luna
  • Miriam by Mesu Andrews
  • Lost Lake House by Elisabeth Grace Foley
  • Winter’s Child by Cameron Dokey
  • The Siren by Kiera Cass
  • Raelia by Lynette Noni
  • The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J K Rowling
  • Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J K Rowling
  • The Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna M White
  • Once Upon A Dream by Liz Braswell
  • The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  • Winter’s Child by Cameron Dokey
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J K Rowling
  • Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J K Rowling
  • none this month
  • Lions in the Garden by Chelsea Luna
  • Miriam by Mesu Andrews
  • Winter’s Child by Cameron Dokey
  • The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
  • Once Upon A Dream by Liz Braswell
  • The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  • Lost Lake House by Elisabeth Grace Foley (The Twelve Dancing Princesses)
  • Winter’s Child by Cameron Dokey (The Snow Queen)
  • Once Upon A Dream by Liz Braswell (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Winter’s Child by Cameron Dokey (2009)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J K Rowling (1998)
  • Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr (1977)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J K Rowling (1999)

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6 responses to “February 2016 in Review

  1. I failed miserably this Lent. I have retried so many times, but am thankful God is forgiving. Giving up swearing is harder than it looks if it’s part of your vocabulary.
    You had a great month for books. I loved The Young Elites. Actually just got my copy of The Rose Society on Friday. 🙂 Happy march!

    • The great thing about God is that He lets us start over and try again. I have messed up a bit as well. 🙂
      I hope you have a great week, Freda!

  2. Okay, I just put the first book in the Medoran Chronicles on my to-read list. I’m re-reading Harry Potter alongside my nine year old, and it is so much fun! We’re partway through Chamber of Secrets, so we have a lot ahead of us yet.

    • I LOVE the Medoran Chronicles! I hope you do as well.
      I haven’t reread Harry Potter since high school so I decided it was finally time to reread the whole series. It has been so much fun and brings back a lot of memories. I hope your nine year old is enjoying it!
      Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great week!

    • Exactly. As if I wanted to be limited in what I can eat and get terribly sick if I eat something I’m not supposed to. The worst part was that one my co-workers said it. Seriously? You’ve known me for a couple of years. Am I really likely to be a picky eater?
      Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!