I thought I’d take a minute to review the month of February here on Reading and Ruminations. I only read four new books, which isn’t a great number. But when you consider that I re-read three books, I managed to finish exactly the same number of books I did in January: seven. They are:
- The Masque of the Black Tulip by Lauren Willig
- Canvey Island by James Runcie
- Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
- The Deception of the Emerald Ring by Lauren Willig
- The Seduction of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig
- The Temptation of the Night Jasmine by Lauren Willig
- Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
The review for Story of a Girl will be coming on Monday.
Aside from the Lauren Willig books, which naturally have quite a lot of similarities, the books I read this month were all pretty different. But if I had to pick a favorite, it would be Ella Minnow Pea. It’s thought-provoking and alarming, but Dunn handles it in a humorous way so that it’s not too heavy on the doom and gloom.
Hm, what else happened this month? I began taking an active part in Teaser Tuesdays, and I also started participating in Booking Through Thursday again after taking several weeks off. Be sure to look for those posts on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I also did another Highlighting History post, this time on Josephine Bonaparte. In addition to the books I mentioned, author Sandra Gulland also mentions a few of the books she used as research for her trilogy on Josephine, so be sure to read the comments as well if you’re looking for further recommendations. And I spent some time on Friday considering graduate school and kind of working some things out in my head as I wrote out the post. The next several months will be interesting to say the least.
I probably will not be posting in the Sunday Salon next weekend because I am going to Disneyland. I’m very excited; I haven’t been since I was eleven, which actually kind of amazes me given that I went at least once a year every year before then (my mom worked at Disneyland when I was a kid). But I haven’t been since we moved north, and I haven’t even been to the Los Angeles area in a good 8 or 9 years (also kind of shocking for me). So next weekend I will be at the Happiest Place on Earth. I’m leaving on Thursday, so I might try to pre-set a few things to post while I’m gone. I don’t think a Sunday Salon post will be one of them, though.
Hope you all have a great week, and if you only come for Sunday Salon posts, I will see you in two weeks!