Hi everybody, and welcome to my February wrap up!
As I mention below, February has been a bit wobbly to me and that’s why I haven’t read all that much (but what I did read was great!) and also why I’m super behind on commenting and posting. I’m trying to catch up, which is why I’m not doing a Top Ten Tuesday or Quote It Wednesday post this week – so I can focus on catching up with all of you and with my own blogging schedule.
In the meantime, here’s what I’ve been up to in February!
Heartsong (Green Creek #3) by T.J. Klune
Heartsong continues the well-beloved Green Creek story from the POV of Robbie Fontaine. Robbie joined the pack in Wolfsong and he’s always been this loveable goof, but also a little bit of an enigma – we were never quite 100% sure if we could trust him. And let me tell you, this story will bring even more confusion. Bear with it, because the confusion is intentional and quite honestly GENIUS STORYWRITING. This book packs gut punch after gut punch when everything starts sliding into place, and your emotions will go on a roller-coaster ride. Once again, this is a beautiful story of forgiveness, acceptance and belonging and the romance was sweet and heartwrenching. Also, this installment has ace rep and it was so thoughtfully written!
Rating: 5 stars | Read my Green Creek series review here
Brothersong (Green Creek #4) by T.J. Klune
The final installment in this awesome and underrated little series is Brothersong. It is told from the POV of eldest Bennett brother Carter and is the culmination of the overarching storyline of the entire series. Though I have to be honest and say this was probably my least favorite in the entire series, it was still a solid and great read. I think it was for me just an issue of not connecting with Carter as much as I did with Ox, Gordo or Robbie. But beside that little thing, the story once more delivered on every single aspect I love so much about this series: the romance, the found family, the humor and the emotions. I know now already that this will be a series I’ll re-read on a regular basis. It’ll be a comfort read for me and I will also probably not be shutting up about it any time soon!
Rating: 4 stars | Read my Green Creek series review here
Forever Wild (Wild # 2.5) by K.A. Tucker
Honestly, I’m not usually one for novellas and the book I really wanted to listen to was Running Wild, the new full-length novel in the Wild series. But that wasn’t available in audiobook yet, and this novella about Calla and Jonah was free, so I thought why not and just dove into this one. And I was so happy I did, because I loved the return to Alaska and reuniting with Calla and Jonah. This novella brought back all favorite characters and made me want to just re-read everything all over again. I’ll need to be a bit more patient before I can read Marie’s story (at least until the audiobook is available), but I’m very glad I got to enjoy this little interlude in the meantime.
Rating: 4 stars
Top Ten Tuesday
Books I Loved with Character Names In the Titles
12 Romance Books Releasing In 2022 To Put On Your Radar
The 4-Star Curse: Why Do I Hardly Ever Review 4-Star Reads? (& 11 Recent 4-Star Reads That Deserve The Love)
Dynamic Duos: Eight Duologies On My TBR
Can’t Wait Wednesday
Quote It Wednesday
I think my February has been pretty diverse in terms of music, EVEN IF half of it was Ed Sheeran *no regrets*.
MY FAVORITE: As It Is – I Miss 2003
My rock/emo/pop punk music tastes have been experiencing a major revival this year so far, and this song perfectly captures the nostalgia for the EMO-highlight that was 2003. Plus, I love all the lyrical nods to all the classics 🙂
Ed Sheeran ft Taylor Swift – The Joker And The Queen
I already loved this song when it was just Ed Sheeran, but now the collab with Taylor Swift is just a whole other level.
Ed Sheeran ft Bring Me The Horizon – Bad Habits
Jung Kook – Stay Alive (Produced by Suga)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer season 7
I started my Buffy The Vampire Slayer rewatch in March 2021 and I’m ending it in February/March 2022 (only 2 more episodes to go) so it took me a year to do this rewatch but can I just say BEST IDEA EVER. What do I even do now? Do I just start all over? Though I’ve never really LOVED season 7 in itself, I do LOVE this show so much.
February has been a bit wobbly. As you can see, I didn’t read nor watch a whole lot. Part of that is because my health wasn’t 100% (nothing serious, mostly just some headaches and stomachaches) and I spent a lot of evenings just sleeping it off (also the cause for the delays in commenting and such, so sorry about that, I’ll try to catch up quickly!)
I also started work at the office again and honestly, it’s so tiring to get used to again after months of working from home. The time spent commuting feels like forever now and the evenings feel so short. I’m not gonna complain, I realize I’m lucky to be able to do that, but I do want to say that the adjustment is kicking my ass a little bit.
And of course, the situation worldwide is tough and occupying my mind quite a bit.
But let’s try and focus on the positive things:
Things that made me happy this month:
- My husband and I had our 13-year dating anniversary! We celebrated with sushi because we both love it enormously 🙂
- I’m doing a buddy-read with the BFF of House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas. I’m a little over halfway and loving it so far.
- My husband and I decided to get a Nintendo Switch. I may have been distracted by it quite a bit so far, mostly with the original (remastered) Spyro trilogy and this fun game called Hollow Knight. I also just caved and got Pokémon Shining Pearl. I have no regrets, but my TBR is looking at my a little angrily…
- The days are getting noticeably longer! We have daylight now until about 18h30 and I am living for it! As much as I like to joke about being a vampire who can’t stand the sun, I am always immensely relieved when the days finally get longer again as the long winter days really work on my mood.
THINGS I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:
- The start of spring!
- The release of The War of Two Queens by JLA on March 15th!
- Stray Kids comeback!