2013: February wrap-up

February, though only 28 days short, has been dragging, with all that snow coming in the Chicagoland. I am ready for you Spring, where are you? Thank God there are books to spend those cold nights.

I’m not sure why all I read amounts to only 7 books, with a total of 1906 pages, that is, 60 pages/day.
And I listened to 1 audiobook, a long one of 6:34 hours, which gives a 14mn/day. This is because I started a much longer audiobook, The Painted Girls, not quite yet finished.

This is not counting the books I have translated from the English to the French: 2, with a total of of 171 pages and about 60,000 words.

Here are the books I read:

2 non-fiction:

Writing the Icon of the Heart, by Maggie Ross
Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History, by Helene Stapinski

3 historical fiction:

The Sign of the Weeping Virgin, by Alana White
A Tainted Dawn, by B.N. Peacock
Flesh And Grass, by Libby Cone – ebook

1 fiction

Paris Adieu, by Rozsa Gaston – ebook

2 mysteries:

The Amazing Mrs Pollifax, by Dorothy Gilman – audiobook
Leaving Everything Most Loved, by Jacqueline Winspear – ebook

My favorites this month:

Five-finger Discount  Sign of the Weeping Virgin


Reading Challenges recap

Around the World in 12 books:  1/12
Audiobook: 2/12
Books on France: 5/12
Cozy Mysteries: 2/10
Ebook challenge: 6/10
European reading challenge: 5/5
Historical fiction: 7/15
New authors challenge: 12/25
TBR challenge: 1/12
What’s in a Name: 2/6
Where Are You Reading?: 2/50
Japanese literature: 0/? (starts in June)


Blog recap

  1. I reviewed 2 books for Virtual Book Tours; and hosted 2 giveaways. One is still open!
  2. 22 readers signed up for my Books on France Challenge, and 18 reviews have already been posted. Don’t forget to post your reviews!

Most popular recent book review

The Dervish

Plans for March

  1. Review of Leaving Everything Most Loved: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear, around March 12
  2. Review of House of Rocamora for Virtual Book Tours, on March 28
  3. I’m starting to read an old French classic I read a long time ago; this time in English: Iron King, by Maurice Druon. After that, I may read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, for my US state challenge (Georgia). And I’m excited to begin very soon the audiobook on the Life of Benjamin Franklin, by Water Isaacson

How was YOUR month of February?
And what are your reading plans for March?