I say this nearly every month, but this time I really want to emphasize this so excuse the screaming – HOW IS IT MARCH ALREADY? I had no concept of time in February! It was like *blink* its Feb 13 then *blink* hey its the last week! And then suddenly on March 1 I’m like – what happened to February, man?! I was a bit out of it even while reading – I started several books this month that I didn’t finish. I think for a bit of time I may have gone into a slump, and took to marathoning Veronica Mars, One Day at a Time and Umbrella Academy. Well, anyway I shook myself off, took up some manga to get back into the zone.
2019 Reading Challenge
This was a month of starting many books but not finishing all of them, so I ended up with 22 finished books – 12 of them being manga, and the rest being full-length novels. None got 5 stars from me this month, but there were still some that I loved:
Try it out maybe?
And now, onto the yearly challenges:
Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge
Progress: 19/100 books
Contemporary Romance reading challenge
Progress: 6/21+ books (Grand Slam)
AtoZ reading challenge
Progress: 16/26 books
E I K P Q T V X Y Z
Cloak and Dagger challenge
Progress: 8/35 books
Both books are murder mysteries.
New Release challenge
Progress: 33/200 books
Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading challenge
Progress: 38/100 galleys
17 books! Making it mostly galleys read this month…
2019 Debut author challenge
Progress: 5/24 debuts
Progress: 5/50 audiobooks
I didn’t finish either of the two audiobooks I started in February *sobs*
Monthly Keyword Challenge
Progress: 1/12 keywords
February’s keywords: Love Heart
Dystopia Reading Challenge
Progress: 4/16 books
The Gilded King is a post-apocalyptic vampire novel, The Stone’s Heart is a fantasy set in a futuristic space colony, and We Set the Dark on Fire is a dystopia set with modern themes.
Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
Progress: 8/25 books (Ancient History)
The Tale of Genji manga is an adaptation of the 11th century literary novel, set in Heian era of Japan;
Demon Slayer is set in the Taisho era of Japan;
The Beauty of the Wolf is set in Elizabeth I’s reign.
Retellings Reading Challenge
Progress: 4/25 retellings (Fairest of them All)
Space Time Reading Challenge
Progress: 2/20 books
Series to Finish Challenge
Progress: 4/24 series (1/12 new + 3/12 old)
The Magicians by Lev Grossman (old) –
Finally finished the series. I must say – I love the show better.
Year of the Asian Reading Challenge
Progress: 5/51 books
Besides these year-long challenges, I also had one reading challenge.
Fantastic February (Feb 1-28)
I had aimed to read at least 10 books with fantasy elements in February, and I ended up reading 14!
TTT: Upcoming Releases I’m on the Fence About
TTT: Beautiful Ships I Recently Shipped
TTT: Books I loved with fewer than 2000 ratings on GoodReads
TTT: Places mentioned in books that I’d Like to Visit
Diversity Spotlight Thursday #35: Queer fantasy
Diversity Spotlight Thursday #36: Queer Sci-Fi
Diversity Spotlight Thursday #37: Gay romance
Diversity Spotlight Thursday #38: Jewish MC
Book Blogger Hop: Feb 1-7
Book Blogger Hop: Feb 8-14
Book Blogger Hop: Feb 15-21
Book Blogger Hop: Feb 22-28
Stacking the Shelves #47
Stacking the Shelves #48
Stacking the Shelves #49
Stacking the Shelves #50
Podcasts for Readers #10: Kalila Stormfire’s Economical Magick Services
Shouting from the Shelftops #4
Shouting from the Shelftop #5
- I have taken part in two big bangs this month (in case you don’t know, its when writers and/or artists get together in pairs to write fic/make fanart for a particular fandom and then release it all together) – one for a Wolfstar (Harry Potter fandom) reverse bang and the other for The Raven Cycle. I have made 3 pieces of artwork for the former, each being assigned to a different writer to write a 10k fic based on the artwork as inspiration. The writers have already told me what they plan to do with their topics, and I can’t wait until the first week of May when we can share all of that with the world! As for The Raven Cycle, the claims just went live on the first of March, so let’s see what fic I get to make fanart from! Those will be released on April 24 (St. Mark’s eve)
- Besides that, I have also being (again) getting into my artwork. You can find the newer pieces on my Instagram (check the sidebar)!
- I am also opening commissions this month – yep, you can commission me to do artwork for you! I’ll post the details in a couple of days, as I still have to work out some details, but suffice to say it will be within this week!
Did you enjoy your February?
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