February 2017 Wrap Up

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I started out the month in a major slump.  I was supposed to be finishing up books that I had previously started or reading books that I already had at home.

I managed to do that with two books.

I also read some books that were gifted to me.

That wasn’t helpful for getting through the stacks of books that I have here.

I was even starting audiobooks and not managing to finish them.  Eventually I gave in and went back to the library.  The books above were the first two weeks of February.  Here are the last two.

I read 15 books in February.

  • 11 were fiction and 4 were nonfiction
  • 3 were audiobooks
  • Set in Florida, Texas(2), California (2), Kentucky (2), NY (2), Maryland, Quebec, and Hell

There were 17 authors

  • 10 were female and 7 were male
  • 5 were POC

Reading All Around the World challenge from Howling Frog Books

  • Read a nonfiction book about the country – or
  • Read fiction written by a native of the country or someone living for a long time in the country.

I added Canada this month by reading A Great Reckoning that is set in Quebec.


I leveled up on the Read Diverse Books challenged.  I went from the 5 posts badge to the 10 posts one.  The next level is 20.


In March I’ll be going to a conference that gives me lots of time for reading at night.  I think I have way over-requested at the library in anticipation of this.

In April I’ll be hosting a readalong of Small Gods for Discworldathon.  If you are interested in a satire about the role of religion in politics and life, grab a copy of the book.