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February Wrap Up

Happy March! While in some instances, February flew by, it also feels like it’s been February forever, so I’m excited for the new month! I didn’t read too much this month, but I got out of my reading slump, so I’m happy! Anyway, let’s just jump into my wrap-up!


Reading Stats

Books Read: Four

Pages Read: 1,038

Longest Book: Jane Eyre (620 pages)

Shortest Book: The Last Unkillable Thing (100 pages ish)

Required Reading: Nothing


On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Contemporary

I read and loved Vuong’s other work, Night Sky With Exit Wounds, and so I think I overhyped how much I would like this one, which made me a bit disappointed. I did give it 4/5 stars, but I feel like it was missing something that would have boosted it to a 5/5. Overall though, it was a beautifully written narrative.


Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Classics

I adored this!! I spent quite a while reading it, but I’m glad I did because I was able to thoroughly enjoy every bit of it. I loved Jane’s character and her determination. I have nothing but good things to say about this one, it completely encapsulated me. 5/5 stars.


The Last Unkillable Thing by Emily Pittinos

Poetry

I wrote a full review for this one, which will be up later this week, but for the most part I didn’t love this one. I didn’t enjoy the writing style and felt that it didn’t have the flow that poetry should. I gave it 2.75/5 stars as there was only one poem I actually liked.


Sometimes I Fall Asleep Thinking About You by Catarine Hancock

Poetry

This one I really did not like. I felt that all the “poems” were cliche. They lacked substance and were all telling and no showing, which takes away from what poetry is. I felt that this was more like a narrative with random line breaks than poems. Also, I was unaware of who the author was or their past work prior to reading this, but after reading a review (linked here) on her first work, I will not be picking up any more work by the author due to their problematic nature. 1/5 stars.


Movies/TV

This month I watched The Dig, which is focused on the archaeological extraction of ancient mounds in England on the cusp of World War II. The filmography and costumes were incredible, it was such a scenic and beautiful film.

I finished Designated Survivor, which was spectacular, but I truly wish there was more episodes because there’s so much left that can be done with the story from where they ended it.

I started watching Lupin, which is a French action series about a man who is working to steal a treasured necklace from the Louvre. This is such a fun and intriguing show, I can’t wait to see how it ends.


And that is my February wrap up! How was your February? I would love to hear about it!

4 Comments

  • reindeershermaine

    I love the little stats u provided at the beginning of the post. Also needed to address how I admire you so much for reading a 620-paged classic. That is insane! I tried to read Little Women last year, and I got to page 18 (…on the 2nd month of reading, or was it the 4th?) and I don’t even remember how many pages those were, definitely not 620 pages though. I have a question, from my screen it says “Visit Imagine Reader for the full post”, how did you do that?

    • Imagine Reader

      Thank you so much!! I really appreciate that, and don’t feel bad about taking longer to read a book, especially a classic, there are so many that I’ve taken months to read too. And per your question, I’m honestly not sure. It may be part of my website theme, which is called “Savona Theme” by Optima Themes. I’ll continue to look through my setting though and if I find something I’ll let you know!

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