Wrap-up & Favorites || February

February is over, and I had a pretty good month. I’m slowly getting back into reading, and I think I’ve found my love for it again. I’ve had exams in February, and a small winter break to get me ready for school once again. I’ve read some great books, and I don’t think there has been any that I disliked. Because I’m still trying to get back from a reading slump, I’m consciously choosing books that I’m pretty certain that I’ll like. Hopefully I’m going to venture out of my comfort zone a little bit in the coming months. We’ll see.

What I've Read
I read 6 books in the month of February. Two of them were graphic novels, and the rest were novels. I got myself caught up with a series (if you don’t count short stories), and I’ve started some new ones. Overall I’ve enjoyed the books that I’ve read, and I feel like I’ve been able to take my time with them, and not just rush through them (I’ve been known to do that). I have reviews coming up of some of these books, most of them actually, so I wont talk more about them here. 

Books Acquired
Because I passed my English exam, I decided that it was okay to treat myself to some books. Real, actual, physical books. I didn’t spend that much money on books in February, even though I did get a good amount of books anyway.

Physical books:
Cam Girl by Leah Raeder
Black Iris by Leah Raeder
Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler

All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
Underneath Everything by Marcy Beller Paul
Something Like Hearts by Jay Bell
Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne
Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

What I've Watched
February was the month of Prison Break. I started re-watching it at the beginning of February as a way to escape from my exams, and I continued even after the exam was over. I’ve watched most of the series before, except for season 4, which is what I’m watching now, so I’m excited to finally get to finish the series properly. I also went to the cinema with my brother in February. We had a gift certificate, and decided to use that to watch Deadpool. I really loved that movie, and I’m definitely interested in watching it again when it comes out on DVD. Lastly I re-watched Clue about 4 times in February. It’s one of my all time favorite movies, and when times got though, it's my 'comfort movie'.

Things I've Listened to
In February I really jumped on the Hamilton bandwagon. The music from that show is absolutely fantastic, and it’s something new, which I really like. I have my favorites that I listen to more than others, but as a whole, it’s pretty darn amazing. I’ve also really gotten into Kendrick Lamar lately. I’ve had a song or two of his on one of my playlist before, but I’ve never really taken the time to really listen to him. I’m slowly getting through more and more of his songs, and it's brilliant. Lastly, I’ve had one song on repeat for the past days, and that is Halsey’s cover of Love Yourself. I love her voice, and what it brings to the song, and I think I like it a little better than the original.

Favorite Moments
February was made up of a lot of great moments (as well as some pretty shit ones, but this is a positive post, so we aren't talking about those). In the beginning of the month I had my written English exam, and honestly, it was absolute hell. Six hours of constant writing, well, it was more like six hours of constant panicking. A week after my written, I had the oral part of the exam, and I passed, with a pretty decent grade even. It was such a relief to finish English, and it means that I'm technically an English teacher now.

In the middle of the all the exam prep, i decided that I needed a change, and I cleaned my room. It doesn’t sound like that much, but for me it was a pretty big deal. I decided that I needed to get rid of a lot of crap, and damn did it feel liberating. With cleaning my room came cleaning out my book shelve, and in that process I got rid of a lot of books Well technically, they’re still just sitting on my floor, but I’m not going to keep them much longer.

This last moment is incredibly silly, but at the same time, it has made me ridiculously happy. That is the fact the Shane McMahon, Shane-O-Mac, has returned to WWE, and he is going to wrestle The Undertaker at Wrestlemania. I know, it’s silly, but I’m counting it as a favorite moment, because it made me smile so big. 

How was your February? Did you read any great books?

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