February. The shortest month of the year. And the month filled with love? While Valentine’s day might not be a hit for everyone, it’s not just all about romance. There’s an overall sense of gratefulness come the occasion, an appreciation for friends and family too.
Though the month is only missing two or three days, those missing days can feel like they make all the difference. We don’t quite make it to day 30 before starting again. But still, the months roll on.
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Let’s see what February brought…
So I’ve decided to change up how I do my wrap ups. I’ve changed my video upload day on my booktube channel to fridays (or at least, I will after this week), so I didn’t want my blog wrap ups to be repeated 2 days after on Sundays. Instead, I’ll be leaving the video wrap up & TBR at the end of the post, and have monthly favourites too! That way you get something new to read, as well as the option to see my wrap up and TBR too 🙂 I hope that works for you guys!
February was an incredible month of reading for me. There was only one book below 4 stars, can you believe it?!
But one…there was only one rated 5 stars. Which I actually don’t mind, because I’m quite stingy with my 5 stars. But February brought a new favourite to me, so of course this section will be full of fangirling.
Rated 5/5 stars! – [Full Review]
This is definitely one of those cases where I can’t even explain why I love it so damn much. I just flail my arms while talking like this attopspeedwithoutpausingforbreathandWITHMORESCREAMING
It’s just one of those books, alright? Plus, there’s an August Flynn. I want an August Flynn.
I mean, my face while I talk about it in my wrap up says it all really…
So I’ve decided to make this a thing so I can show some love to all you online folks I kind of admire and wish I was pals with from afar 😆 Plus, spreading that positivity around. You’re all amazing, so this part will be dedicated to some of you guys every month.
So first up, I have to mention my friend Karina @Karinareads98. I’ve mentioned her a couple of times in my videos now, so I’m probably starting to sound like a fangirl of her now. But hey, if you can’t fangirl over your friends, what’s the point? 😆
I only started talking to Karina at the start of the year (I think?), but looooong before that I wanted to talk to her. But y’know, I get shy about messaging people. Anyway. I plucked up enough courage to actually keep a conversation going for once (after asking her a million times if I was being awkward/annoying/too personal/any insecurity ever), and somehow she actually seemed to like me, and so I can now class her as a friend.
Though it kind of sucks because she lives in Scotland. And I live in England. Which I know isn’t halfway across the world, but I can barely get on a train without panicking big time. So while I’ve yet to meet her, all I keep thinking is “ONE DAY”.
*cough* Plus I love Scotland so it gives me a massive reason to go back *cough*
But yeah. Karina is just one of those people I’ve always found interesting. She could tweet about a cup of tea and I’d be there favouriting (is that a word?) it. She’s so caring too, always letting me rant if I need to, or just having general chit chat because why the hell not? And for the past few weeks she’s been off gallivanting around Rome, living with a host family. Where on earth the courage comes from to go an live in another country with strangers for a while, I don’t know, but I want some of that 😆 Her ongoing commentary tweets about the whole experience have been entertaining to say the least, and somehow relatable despite me never going to Rome or speaking Italian…or being in any situation similar to that. Yay for awkward people, we rock the world (while accidentally hitting people with our belongings while flailing around in public, of course.)
COFFEEEEEEE! Specifically, the Maxwell House Lattes. This is my all time favourite coffee, which actually surprised me because you can buy it from Poundland, of all places. And you get a whole box of them. No need for Starbucks anymore, I can get my favourites for £1 😆 I also started using honey as a replacement to the sugar I add, which was probably one of the best ideas to enter this household in a while.
HAMILTON – Yes I’m late to the game, but I’m in the game now and here to stay. It took a while for me to get into it, with there being so many songs, but oh how I love them all now. Also, I have a weird love for Lafayette. I’ve no idea where it came from, it just happened.
VANILLA SPRAYS – I’ve always loved Vanilla scents, it’s always been a favourite. But I recently got two different vanilla sprays – one from Victoria’s Secrets, the other from The Body Shop – and they’ve been my everyday go to. I don’t use proper perfume often, because they can trigger my migraines, so these body sprays are great for me because you can smell them all day but they’re not too strong. And you know how in books, characters always seem to have a very specific scent to them (somehow)? I want mine to be vanilla. I’m determined 😆
So there’s my February, all wrapped up!
Have you read any of the books I read in February? What did you think?
How many books did you read this month? Which was your favourite of the month?
Did you buy any new books? How many and which ones? (feel free to link your haul!)
Did any interesting events happen this month for you? Visit anywhere nice?
What are you currently reading, going into the month of March?
Let me know in the comments!
Until next time…
Come and visit me!