February 2014: Recap & Wrap-Up!

HOW IS FEBRUARY OVER? No, seriously. I feel like this month FLEW by. Maybe it’s because we’ve just been seriously busy… Shane and I started FINALLY staining the bookcase (hey, home improvement projects are hard. Don’t judge that it took us this long!) and we’ve been coming along with the wedding planning too! We booked our chapel and are very happy with it! It’s 130 years old, looks incredibly rustic but at the same time has some awesome stained glass. We’re not really religious so it’s totally us with just the right amount of a sort of spiritual touch. I’m actually really excited for it!

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Reading-wise, February actually went pretty well! I felt constantly overwhelmed until I had a heart-to-heart with Estelle and lowered my reading goal by just five books and instantly felt relieved. I don’t need to pressure myself so much because this is FUN, right!? RIGHT! Now let’s get to the recap for the month that practically passed me by!

FunStats

  • Number of Books Read In February: 10! Not too shabby!
  • Popular Search Terms:  “lunar chronicles quiz” and “what lunar chronicles character are you” (leads you back to my Lunar Chronicles quiz!) || “book addicts guide” and “the book addict’s guide” (Fair enough!)|| “if i stay online free” (tsk tsk! No piracy here!!!! But I DO giveaway books from time to time…)
  • More Amusing Search Terms: “readlide.area.barely.in” (What!?!? I legitimately Googled this and I got NOTHIN) || “tom mison” (still love it)|| “snape hodge mortal instruments” (so you see it too?) || “is it me or does the girl on the cover of vampire academy look like angelina jolie” (It’s not just you!)
  • Most Referrals (non-social media): The Librarian Who Doesn’t Say Shhh, Gayle Forman’s Tumblr (EEEE! She reblogged my post from Top Ten Tuesday where I made a minimalist poster for Where She Went!), The Broke and the Bookish
  • Where My Blog Most Often Leads You (non-internal/social media): The Perpetual Page Turnerhe Librarian Who Doesn’t Say Shhh, Tripping Over Books

Popularposts

  • I surveyed you lovely book bloggers about social media use and I turned your results into an infographic (and gave away some books!)
  • I shared my top ten books to make you swoon and made some fun minimalist-style posters for them!
  • You guys were still loving my CRESS review from January!
  • I LOVED the spine poetry I came up with for the Book Blogger Love-A-Thon!

PopularReviews

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WHAT’S IN STORE FOR MARCH?

  • My birthday! Oh you know there will be a giveaway so keep your eyes peeled on March 11th!
  • Reviews. So many reviews. I was so behind on writing my reviews BUT am hoping to catch up really, really, really soon!
  • I actually have almost nothing planned and… it kind of feels awesome! I had so many things up in the air in February and blogging-wise, things are calming back down. More reviews, more books!

That wraps up February and MAN, did this month fly by! I was so happy to be a part of the Book Blogger Love-A-Thon hosted by Alexa and Katelyn! I also had a great time with blog tours and some amazing author interviews too! Looking forward to everything in March!

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16 thoughts on “February 2014: Recap & Wrap-Up!

  1. Alexa S.

    Seriously, I feel like I just blinked and February was over! It was a COLD month for me, but otherwise, it turned out okay. Your bookshelves looked awesome in your Instagram photo AND that chapel looks beautiful — as your wedding will be! 🙂

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  2. Kristen H.

    Yay for Wedding Planning! You had a great month. I love recap posts, really puts a month in perspective! There’s some fun stuff going on in March, like Bloggiesta and I’m doing a couple of March challenges. Hope you have a great March and happy almost birthday!

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  3. Kelly

    That chapel is so pretty!! I remember this big weight being lifted when we finally locked down on our location!

    The Love-a-Thon was easily the best blogging thing I’ve ever participated in – and your book spine poetry was AMAZING!

    10 books in one month is awesome!

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  4. Nicole

    I feel like February flew by too. I was also busy and as a result and a little behind on everything – reviews, commenting, responding hah. But it happens. Although March is crazy busy too (I celebrate my birthday as well – yay March babies!) so I’m hoping for some productive days!

    I LOVE the chapel – it is GORGEOUS. And 10 is an awesome number of books for the month. Don’t stress your out with meeting a goal. Reading is supposed to be fun, WHO CARES ABOUT A READING CHALLENGE 🙂 You are juggling so much so be proud of yourself!!

    Now I have to go stalk all these awesome posts I missed.

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  5. Mel@thedailyprophecy

    What a pretty location 😀 Interesting to see what type of searches lead to your blog ‘is it me or does the girl’ is definitely not her! I actually mention it in my post today, haha. I’ve always thought the girl looked like Angelina Jolie. Happy reading this month!

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  6. Stormy

    That chapel is gorgeous. I sort of want to lay down in the middle of the aisle and stare at the ceiling(I have no idea why this is the first thing that came to mind, but hey. . . it’s pretty!)
    Hah, your search terms made me laugh. Sometimes looking at the terms that led people to my blog can be the highlight of my day/week because they’re so often just COMPLETELY random and never fail to amuse me.

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  7. Amber @ Books of Amber

    The chapel sounds lovely! Will you be sharing photos?

    Ten books is fantastic! I managed to read eleven in February, which was a huge improvement on previous months where I didn’t get to double figures.

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