Literary Life: February in Review

Happy World Book Day!

Are you doing anything fun in celebration? Stephanie has created a World Book Day tag for you to have fun with (she’ll also be dressing up, which I think is particularly cool.)

Personally, I have no plans other than to read – maybe I will even go so far as finish a book. Ooh la la.

In other news: farewell February, we didn’t really get on and you were rather wet.

Oh My God - Letters of Note

Currently Reading:

The Mitfords, Letters Between Six Sisters – edited by Charlotte Mosley

Unfinished:

Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald

Read:

Not many books read this month, I had trouble getting into anything.

  1. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  2. Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience by Shaun Usher
  3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  4. Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood
  5. Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick
  6. The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
  7. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

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Poetry Discovered:

Talking To My Father Whose Ashes Sit In A Closet And Listen by Lisa Zaran
Beast, Book, Body by Erica Jong
For The Foxes by Charles Bukowski
since feeling is first, by e.e. cummings

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In other news:

Don’t miss the Daunt Book Festival on 27th & 28th March, at Daunt’s Marylebone shop in London.

Practical Magic was my pick for February’s I Could Never Do That book club – spoiler alert, I didn’t love it. We’ll be reading Is Everybody Hanging Our Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling in March

 

How was your February?

 

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Jenny @ Reading the End
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I have no special plans for World Book Day — I finished two books yesterday and felt awesome about myself, so maybe for World Book Day I’ll write and schedule those reviews.

Bryan G. Robinson
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Seven books?!? And you’re complaining. *Sigh* ;)

I read TWO! I’m hoping that March will be somewhat better by the end.

Charlie
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Not bad at all! I didn’t know it was World Book Day today until late yesterday (shame on me?) but I’m hoping to read Anna Hope’s Wake this evening if there’s time. February was okay but I reckon March will be better!

Jamie
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I had fixed the problem with the line that you told me to rephrase. :). Thank you so much for that! I may have to do a February Review as well!!! 7 books? At least you were able to get somewhat into them! I start one book and I don’t finish. It’s mostly Science that I can’t finish. Right now my main focus and concentration is getting done with 11/22/63.

Erin Nicole
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I’m not much of a reader either so I had no plans for World Book Day. I should probably start reading books more but I am more interested in blogs. hahaha.

Rebecca @ Love at First Book
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I moved at the end of February so my Feb was all messed up! :D But I’m getting back on track right about now. . .