February Wrap-up


I haven’t done one of these things in ages. So I’m going to try to take that up again. I won’t list all the books I’ve read in February, because I read a helluva lot of comics for Comics February! Here are my two posts so far- Comics February Week One (and a half) and Comics February part 2. And because it was Comics February, I posted two more comics-related posts:

Weekend Cooking: Comics for food nerds

Comics for young readers

Also, last month, Scribd announced that it will be limiting the number of ebooks its subscribers can read, from unlimited to 3 a month! THREE! I sometimes can read three in a day if it is comics!! So ever since the sad news, I have been devouring comics and ebooks on Scribd, as much as I can. I had paid for a yearly membership (about $48), yes they do offer it, but they just don’t shout out about it, and that lasts until August, so I will see how this whole just three books thing works.

I also took part in my first ever Book Bloggers Awareness Week! This was a series of five posts throughout one week, including an interview with a fellow blogger. It was pretty fun and I got to know lots of new-to-me bloggers.

Reading challenges-wise, I’ve done ok for the Back to the Classics Challenge, having read five books although i’ve only written about three. I haven’t done so well with #readmyowndamnbooks partly because I’ve been reading comics! And Diversity on the Shelf, well once again my problem is with writing posts about the books I read!


February was a better month health-wise. January just seemed to have thrown one bout of sickness at me after another. And you know how it is with us stay-home parents, we don’t get sick days! So I’ve started making sure I get out there every morning and walk for at least half an hour. Those of you who run several Ks a day are probably smirking at that, but eh, I really hate to run, so I just try to walk fast and hope that works. And I also try to hit that glorious 10k steps a day.

In the kitchen, I have been trying out new recipes! I made a one-pot pasta dish the other day, which I’m talking about on Weekend Cooking this weekend. I made slow-cooker pork ragu for the first time and Chinese-style sausage buns using the tangzhong method (a cooked flour or roux).

So in March, I’m keeping my goals similar.

  • Walk every day. Or at least every weekday.
  • Try out more new recipes
  • Read more of my own damn books, especially since I just bought some more from Book Outlet.
  • Also, post about the books I read, even if it’s just a paragraph!

How was your February? What are your plans for March?

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11 thoughts on “February Wrap-up

  1. That’s too bad about Scribd! Although, I read slowly enough that I may still check it out. 🙂

    I’m also trying to hit 10k steps. I work from home, so it’s hard because I’m not walking to meetings, to my car, etc. What I do keeps me at the desk, and then the weather has been icky as well, so getting the steps in has been tough. Here’s to nice spring weather!

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  2. You tease me with your Weekend Cooking blogs. I love them. 🙂

    I added some nice books to my TBR after I read posts for Comics February. They all sounded lovely. I hope you had a good time.

    Scribd is being bad. And, it sound worse because I was just figuring out ways to become a member.

    And, I am glad you are walking everyday. Do not worry about the runners. I will vote for you. 😉 I belong to the walkers’s group too. I hope you will listen to more awesome audiobooks while walking.

    I look forward to reading your posts on books. Even if it is going to be one paragraph, I am sure it will be lovely.

    Have a great March. 🙂

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  3. I am Scribd and I totally missed they had a yearly membership. Gr. That would be better than monthly because it depends on the exchange every month.

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    1. Yes they are VERY SNEAKY about it. I only saw a link to it on a Goodreads discussion somewhere. Then had to first cancel my subscription and then re-sign up for it using that link. In case you are still interested it is https://www.scribd.com/archive/plans but you have to be signed out of your account to actually see the plans.

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  4. Excellent goals for March! My goals this month have to be all about writing — I have been slacking off woefully in February. So I’m going to try and get lots of words written in March, and I’m also going to try and do some reading in Spanish. I have a Spanish Harry Potter book! So even if I can only go extreeeeemely slowly and I have to look up every other word, it should still be enjoyable.

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