FEBRUARY 2023 WRAP-UP
February has been quite full, but I managed to do a good deal of reading – from a bunch of graphic novels, picture books, and manga to a very scholarly Orthodox book!
I knew my audio time was going to be way lower than my 2H/day January average, as my painting project is over (you can see pictures of the outdoor signs I posted at the end of this post – one sign faces East, the other one faces West), but it shows very low because I am not quite done with my current 20 hours audiobook!
I also passed the 1,000 mark as for number of reviews posted here. I know I missed some, but most of them are linked on my very helpful Authors List.
Tip for newer book bloggers: start that type of page as soon as possible, you will enjoy having it down the line.
📚 Here is what I read in February:
13 in print
= with 2,151 pages, a daily average of 76 pages/day.
2 in audio
= 11H50, a daily average of 25 minutes/day
5 in nonfiction:
- Blanc, by Sylvain Tesson – French audio
- What do you do with an idea?, by Kobi Yamada – picture book
- What do you do with a problem?, by Kobi Yamada – picture book
- Rouvrir le roman, by Sophie Divry – read with French student F.
- The Image of the Virgin Mary in the Akathistos Hymn, by Leena Mari Peltomaa
4 in literary fiction:
- Master of the Uncanny, by Kido Okamoto
- Cat + Gamer #1, by Watru Nadatani – manga
- Cat + Gamer #2, by Watru Nadatani – manga
- The Hunting Gun, by Yasushi Inoue – short story.
These 4 titles (and the next 2) count for The Japanese Literature Challenge 16
3 in science-fiction:
- Astra Lost in Space #1, by Kenta Shinohara – manga
- Astra Lost in Space #2, by Kenta Shinohara – manga
- Mooncop, by Tom Gauld – graphic novel
2 in mystery:
- 120, rue de la gare (Nestor Burma #1), by Léo Malet – read with French student E.
- Arsène Lupin contre Herlock Sholmès (Arsène Lupin #2), by Maurice Leblanc – read with French student E.
1 in children’s lit:
- The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame – audio
MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH
READING CHALLENGES & RECAP
Classics Club: 39/150 (from September 2022-until September 2027)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 8 books
Total of books read in 2022 = 27/120 (23%, 8 books ahead)
Number of books added to my TBR this past month = 43
OTHER BOOK REVIEWED THIS PAST MONTH
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The Top 7 books to read in February 2023
BOOK BLOG THAT BROUGHT ME MOST TRAFFIC THIS PAST MONTH
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Karen at Booker Talk
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Come back tomorrow to see
my exciting reading plans for March!
How was YOUR month of February?
Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction
is hosting a Month In Review meme
where you can link your monthly recap posts
Congrats on finishing your signs😁 I think my ultimate book blogger plug in automatically creates a “reviews” page, but honestly I never pay attention to it. Maybe I’ll check it out now!
Nice. I don’t host my blog, so I have to do it manually. I actually often check titles on my page
I loved Wind in the Willows as a kid and just as much the second time when I read it to my kids. I’m glad you enjoyed it too.
Yes, it’s really so wonderful, plus the narrator was fabulous
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Great reading month with 15 books. I managed 13 and am very pleased. Like you I managed a variety of books, even mixing the media. I read paper books, e-books and audio books. New to me, but I manage very well to listen to Agatha Christie novels, so that is what I am doing.
Yes, I love mixing print, ebooks, and audio.
Indded, Agatha Christie’s novels work very well in audio. I had an awesome experience listening to all of Hercule Poirot – thanks to the fabulous narrator, none other than Hugh Fraser.
My experience is actually that as a general rule, mysteries is a perfect genre for audiobooks – though the narrator’s talent (or absence of!) is key.
One of my books had Hugh Fraser as narrator, he is really great. I just download from an app I am subscribing to, so have to take what comes.
I have sometimes listened to books just because they were narrated by an awsome narrator I enjoyed!
You got lots of reading done even without your normal audio amount! I read Before the Coffee Gets Cold last year. I haven’t read any of the sequels, but plan to at some point. Thanks for the tip about adding an authors list. That is really something I need to do. Happy March!
I have not dared try the sequels either! Let me kow if they are worth it when you get to them. Happy reading!
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The Wind in the Willows is so lovely! I also really enjoyed Before the Coffee Gets Cold, it’s quite a unique story.
Yes, different genres, but both so good!
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