February 2012 Reading Wrap-Up
Books Read: 10
Pages Read: 2599
Hours Listened To: 0
- Feminism is for Everybody – hooks, bell
- Well with my Soul – Allen, Gregory
- Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers – Beam, Cris
- Whose Bible Is It? A History of the Scriptures Through the Ages – Pelikan, Jaroslav
- Huntress – Lo, Malinda
- Swimming to Chicago – Barnes, David-Matthew
- Places Far from Ellesmere – van Herk, Aritha
- The Abandoned Baobab – Bugul, Ken
- In Our Control: The Complete Guide to Contraceptive Choices for Women – Eldridge, Laura
- Songs for the New Depression – Kergan, Edwards-Stout
Bloggers (and other online friends) visited: Amanda, Cass, KG, Alix - ALSO I realized that last month I forgot to list two blogging friends whom I love dearly. The issue is that I forget that I know them originally through blogging! They are my friends and neighbours Rhiannon and Trish.
Places visited through reading: Canada, Senegal, USA
Places visited irl: Aruba, Boston, Las Vegas, Ohio
Book Purchases: This month I made a number of book purchases. I had to buy two of the books for the Indie Lit Award shortlist reading (Swimming to Chicago and Huntress – both were $9.99 on Kindle) and I additionally used gift cards to purchase six of the Year of Feminist Classics books I was missing, costing a total of $5.25 over the cost of my gift cards. I drooled a lot in Las Vegas over a signed and inscribed first edition copy of Wicked by Gregory Maguire, but managed to stay away. The price helped ;) Other than that, still going strong with my buying ban (the YoFC and Indie Lit purchases are the allowable exceptions).
Thoughts and ramblings: Another crazy busy month where my reading and blogging suffered, though I’m starting to think that perhaps this is just my new reading and blogging habits. Instead of 20 odd books a month and posting daily, perhaps these days I can’t hope for more than 10 reads in a good month, and posting a couple of times a week at max. I guess the rest of the year will tell! Trying the whole having a life and dating clearly takes away from reading time too.
In terms of the books that I’ve been reading, the stats are still staying around where I want them to, which is pretty cool given that I’m mostly trying to just read off my shelves! Still reading a good amount of non-fiction, GLBTQ literature, authors of color, and international works, and loving them (for the most part). I’ve read some truly fantastic books this year (In Our Control, for example), but there have also been instances of seriously wanting to rip pages out of a book and burn it. I managed to avoid going to that extreme, but let’s just say that when reviews come, there will be some less than stellar ones.
On the blog I posted a few reviews (mostly of books I read in January), and really mostly just neglected it. I do apologize and I thank you all for sticking around despite my lack of posting! While I realize that there is nothing wrong with posting less frequently, it is just a change I haven’t yet adjusted to given that I used to have so much to say! This month I did also have an article posted on Nigerians Talk about my experiences reading Nigerian literature – I was nervous to write for such an established outlet but am really glad I took the chance, as I had a lot of fun!
March should be just as busy, but I’m looking forward to vacation and seeing Carina again. I also will get two full weeks at home (unless things change), so will hopefully get a bit more caught up on reviews and scheduled posts, as well as on emails and just catching up in general.
I hope that everyone else also had a great February, and that we all get a bit more time to relax and breathe in March.